SEEN: Senior linebacker Josh Banderas working on his long-snapping technique with kicker Drew Brown during the portion of practice devoted to the kickoff and punt teams.
SEEN: Coach Mike Riley offering tidbits to Nebraska's punt returners, who were lined up deep in their own territory and handling punts inside the 15-yard line.
HEARD: “I love this team. I think the focus has been good. I think leadership is good. They rev it up well. I feel really good. I like this team a lot. I like the personality. All those parts look good,” Riley said on the team's mental makeup.
HEARD "This is where the men play!" Riley said talking up his No. 1 kickoff coverage unit.
SEEN: Just one offensive player — fullback Graham Nabity — on kickoff coverage. The rest were defenders, including true freshman JoJo Domann.
SEEN: In a morning practice where NU players weren't wearing helmets, some kick and punt returners wore hats to shield the sun as they caught punts.
SEEN: Lots of different guys — including true freshmen J.D. Spielman and Tre Bryant — working on returning kickoffs for the Huskers.
SEEN: Lengthy walk-through sessions, including one in which defenders worked on blitz packages.