For the Children of the Corn, the Nebraska spring game 2013 is a symbol of things to come. It is a chance to get a sneak peek at what their beloved Cornhuskers might look like once summer turns to autumn.
It is a chance for many fans who have neither the money nor the opportunity to see a regular-season game to experience Memorial Stadium in person.
And it is a chance for the junkies among us to get a closer look at players down the depth chart to get an idea of what Nebraska's talent level from top to bottom really looks like.
So here's all the details (well, the ones we know, anyway) you need to know as the spring game approaches.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Practice Schedule: Spring practice begins on March 2, 2013.
TV Info: According to the Twitter feed of the Lincoln Journal Star’s Steven M. Sipple, the spring game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.
Most of the skill position starters are likely set, with players like Taylor Martinez, Ameer Abdullah, Kenny Bell, Jamal Turner and Quincy Enunwa all returning.
The battle for second-string quarterback will likely culminate in the spring game, with veteran Ron Kellogg III trying to use his experience and knowledge of the system to hold off redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong.
Nebraska will also be working on deciding a starting center, with Cole Pensick the leader in the clubhouse but other players in the mix. Tight end will be another position looking for answers, with Jake Long the only player having any on-field experience.
Defense should be a lot more interesting to watch at the spring game, simply because almost every position is up for grabs. Jason Ankrah is the only returning starter from 2012 who seems locked in for a position, and even he may move from defensive end to defensive tackle.
Nebraska fans should get a chance to see a number of players who redshirted last year, including Vincent Valentine on the line, Michael Rose and Jared Afalava at linebacker, and Jonathan Rose in the secondary. Keep your rosters handy, as you will likely see a whole bunch of players in a whole bunch of different positions throughout the game.
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