Ed Littler in Jacksonville

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Updated: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:40:26 CST

When you think of the 2013 Nebraska football season ...one of the first words that might come to mind ...attrition.

A new Husker falling seemingly every week.

But no group was hit harder than the offensive line.

And Bo Pelini ...credits his assistant coaches

For helping navigate around the injury bug

News 5's Sports Driector Ed Littler has more from Jacksonville

WELL GOOD EVENING AGAIN FROM JACKSONVILLE WHERE

THE BALLGAME BETWEEN GEORGIA AND NEBRSKA IS JUST A

COUPLE OF DAYS AWAY NOW, NEW YEARS DAY AT THE

TAXSLAYER..COM GATOR BOWL AND YOU KNOW COACH BO

PELINI IS TALKING AOBUT HIS ASSISTANT COACHES

SPECIFICALLY HIS LINE COACHES, THEY HAVE HAD

CHALLANGES THIS YEAR WITH THE INJURIES TO THE O LINE

AND THE YOUTH OF THE DEFENSIVE LINE.. HE SAID HIS

COACHES HAVE PERFORMED VERY ADMIRABLY THIS YEAR.

IT'S HARD, YOU HAVE GOT TO FIND THE BALANCE

ESPECAILLY WITH HOW YOUR THEY ARE, THEY;RE GOING

THRU A LOT OF THINGS NOT ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD BUT

OFF THE FIELD BUT YOU HAVE TO BE DEMANDING BUT YOU

HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY ARE IN THEIR

DEVELOPMENT.

BO KNOWS HE;'LL BE FACING ANOTHER SEC TEAM AGAIN IN

THE GEORGIA BULLDOGS AND HE IS VERY FAMILIAR WITH

THE SEC HAVING COACHED DOWN THERE AT LSU. SO HE

KNOWS THE SEC BUT BELIVES HIS TEAM CAN MATCH THEIR

TALENT.

I'VE ALWAYS SAID THAT SEC FOOTBALL THEY'RE LINE ARE

GREAT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FOOTBALL EVERYBODY

WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THEIR SPEED BUT THEY HAVE

ATHLETICISM UP FRONT.

TOMORROW WE'LL HEAR MORE FROM COACH PELINI AND

FROM GEORGIA COACH MARK RICHT AS WELL AS HEARING

FROM THE HUSKER PEP RALLY GOING INTO WEDNESDAY'S

GAME WITH GEORGIA.

FROM JACKSONVILLE, ED LITTLER NEWS 5 SPORTS.