The Nebraska football program is on edge this week following their disappointing home loss to Indiana last weekend. With a must-win game against Purdue coming up this weekend, Huskers head coach Scott Frost is making his players go the extra mile to prepare.
According to Steven M. Sipple of the Lincoln Journal Star, the team had a "rough go" of practice today. Sipple noted that it took place in 25-degree weather.
After practice, assistant coach Mario Verduzco reportedly said that the team is preparing for games in any inclement situation.
"If the day ends up like that on Saturday, we're ready. No pissing and moaning. Let's play football."
Frost, of course, took issue with some of his players warming up in "hoodies" in the cold weather at Minnesota. We doubt there were too many hoodies worn at practice today.
The Huskers have lost three of their last four games, with two of those losses coming at Memorial Stadium.
At 4-4, they need two more wins to avoid missing out on bowl season for the third year in a row. The Huskers have not missed three bowl games in a row since the early-1960s.
But getting those final two wins won't be a cake-walk.
They host No. 18 Wisconsin and No. 19 Iowa at home, and play Purdue and Maryland on the road.
As a result, Saturday's game at Purdue is for all intents and purposes a must-win.