LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - For all the fanfare, new Nebraska football
coach Bo Pelini promises nothing more than a routine scrimmage at
tomorrow's spring game.
Pelini calls it just another day of evaluation and another day
for his players to get better. He says the atmosphere will be
electric. But he says he'll stay basic with the offense and defense
so he doesn't tip his hand to opposing scouts who might be in the
The Nos. 1 and 2 units have been evenly divided among the Red
and White squads, meaning the scrimmage should be more competitive
than spring games of the recent past.
Former coach Bill Callahan kept his first-string offenses and
defenses together, resulting in blowouts.
Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson worked under Callahan and was
one of two assistants retained by Pelini. Watson says it's
important to let the players engage in actual competition in a