LINCOLN — Wednesday's practice in Nebraska's spring camp was one for defensive purists. The Huskers' top two units — especially the defensive line — looked strong against the top two units of the Huskers' offense. Although NU quarterbacks Tommy Armstrong and Johnny Stanton completed a few big passes on broken plays, they were repeatedly hounded by the defense and a rare number of false start penalties.
Defensive coordinator John Papuchis spent much of the last half of practice clapping and fist-pumping. So did defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski. So did their players after several good series.