Clemson University

Carl Pelini: Nebraska as well prepared as can be

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Nebraska finished the majority of its preparation for the Gator Bowl against Clemson with a two-hour practice in helmets and shorts at the University of North Florida on Tuesday.

The Cornhuskers will go through a walk-through on Wednesday morning and make a stop at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in the early afternoon.

"We have prepared as well and as thoroughly as we can, and now hopefully we can come out and pick up where we left off at the end of the regular season," defensive coordinator Carl Pelini said.

Pelini said the Clemson offense will present significant challenges. Pelini said running backs James Davis and C.J. Spiller each have big-play potential and quarterback Cullen Harper operates the Tiger offense with efficiency.

"He may not have some of the numbers as the quarterbacks in the Big 12, but he is very smart, has a strong arm and makes the most of his opportunities," Pelini said. "They will be a great challenge for us. They are a good football program and a win would be a momentum builder for the future. It is important for us to play our best game."

The Husker players, staff and families continued the entertainment portion of the trip on Tuesday afternoon with a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.