The rosters for Saturday’s Red-White Spring Game have been announced, and like Coach Bo Pelini’s first two seasons, the teams appear to be fairly evenly divided.

The White team will be quarterbacked by sophomore Cody Green and senior Latravis Washington. The offense will have plenty of firepower with I-backs Roy Helu Jr. and Dontrayevous Robinson, along with receiving targets Niles Paul, Mike McNeill and Dreu Young. Up front, center Mike Caputo and tackle D.J. Jones are the leaders of the White offensive line.

Defensively, the White squad boasts a number of players with significant starting experience, led by junior defensive tackle Jared Crick and senior end Pierre Allen. Sean Fisher heads the linebacking corps, while the secondary features Alfonzo Dennard, DeJon Gomes and Rickey Thenarse.

Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson leads the White coaching staff, along with Barney Cotton, John Papuchis, Marvin Sanders and offfensive graduate assistant Curt Baldus.

Redshirt freshman Taylor Martinez and sophomore Kody Spano will quarterback the Red unit, while redshirt freshman Ron Kellogg III is expected to see action on both teams. Keith Williams and Marcel Jones lead the Red offensive line, with I-back Rex Burkhead and receivers Brandon Kinnie and Curenski Gilleylen among the top offensive weapons.

Defensively, sophomores Baker Steinkuhler and Cameron Meredith lead the Red front four, with Will Compton the most experienced linebacker on the Red squad. Veterans Eric Hagg, Prince Amukamara and Anthony West will patrol the Red secondary, while all-conference place-kicker/punter Alex Henery heads up the Red special teams.

Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini heads up the Red coaching staff, along with Tim Beck, Ron Brown, Mike Ekeler, Ted Gilmore and defensive graduate assistant Ross Watson.

Kickoff for Saturday’s spring game is set for 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. ? Tickets are still available at huskers.com

(Info courtesy of Huskers.Com)


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Husker fans will probably be surprised on Saturday when they notice that linebacker Phillip Dilliard is back out there with the first team. Dillard was told by the coaches on Tuesday that he was being moved to the WILL linbacker from the MIKE linebacker position.

Dillard hasn’t seen the playing field in a game since Oct 25th of last year when he went down with an ankle injury against Baylor. There was quite a bit of talk later in the season and during the offseason in Lincoln as to why Dillard wasn’t getting any playing time.

I’ve heard that one reason he is moving to MIKE is because Will Compton has had a hard time getting the defensive calls from the sideline and then relayed to the rest of the defense in time for the d to get into position quickly. Hopefully Dillard can help out that and be productive because we sure can use his ability on Saturday against Virginia Tech and Tyrod Taylor.


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Nebraska Football TicketsTickets to the 2009 Nebraska Football Spring Game will go on sale Feb 4th beginning at 8 a.m. CST the University announced on Monday. There are some changes to the event this year as almost the entire stadium will be reserved seating and tickets will cost $10.

Nebraska will once again conduct the Drug Free Pledge at halftime of this year’s game. Youth (eighth grade or younger) who take part in the Drug Free Pledge will be admitted for free to the game, but need to secure a ticket in advance of the contest. Parents or sponsors of the youth taking part in the Drug Free Pledge will need to buy a reserved ticket, but will be seated with the youth in a designated section.

NU faculty will be able to buy tickets for $5 each but they will have to show their university id at the gate when they are entering. Students can get into the game for free and will be seated in section 11, however they will still need to have a ticket in hand for admittance. The Athletic Ticket Office will e-mail students with more details on obtaining spring game tickets.

Kickoff will be at 1 p.m on April 18th


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