As always, this is a real time summary where I’m typing as I’m listening. Quotes are likely not exact as I don’t go back and re-listen to the audio.
This wasn’t the start of Coach Frost’s press conference, but I’m putting it here anyway.
Frost w/ a clean shot at Riley's #Huskers program, using a house-building metaphor: "we had some rot and termites... you can't build a house on a foundation that is not solid."— John Shrader (@johnshrader) October 1, 2018
You may have noticed that the depth chart released this morning included some shakeups.
On Eric Lee starting over Lamar Jackson:
Scott Frost on sticking with Eric Lee over Lamar Jackson: I told the guys I’m going to the ride with the guys that do it the guys that I can trust. But says they’re not going to give up on anyone. #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) October 1, 2018
Nose tackle Mick Stoltenburg will not back in the near future:
Frost says "we'll have to see" on Mick Stoltenberg returning. Says the senior captain D-lineman won't be back in the near future.— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) October 1, 2018
ILB Will Honas will undergo season-ending surgery, Frost said. He had ligament damage to his knee. Nebraska can redshirt him this year.
Nebraska is also losing one of its middle linebackers, a pretty good one too, for the season.
Will is going to have surgery - it’s season-ending. It’s heartbreaking.
Honas is eligible for a redshirt year under the new rules that allow him to play in up to four games.
A tidbit about past practices (I think he was referring to those all the back to spring ball, but I don’t know that for sure.) He was referring specifically to turnovers.
We made all the skill players carry the ball in practice. We, as coaches tried to get it out. One day we got 17 balls...details carry over into game...sometimes you gotta get hit in the face to understand it...
I can see a change now. I saw some guys practicing hard, that I’ve never seen practicing with that energy...
On Devine Ozigbo rising to the top of the depth chart:
"Devine (Ozigbo) played all week because he practiced the best last week." -Scott Frost. He implied that both Greg Bell and Maurice Washington had their best practices today. #Huskers— KRNU Sports (@KRNUSports) October 1, 2018
On the offensive line:
Whoever is playing center will have their hands full. They [Wisconsin] got a nose guard that’s a full grown man
Frost says he hopes Cole Conrad can go on Saturday, so figure that Tanner Farmer on the top line at center is primarily injury-driven. #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) October 1, 2018
They’re a well-coached team, they don’t beat themselves, which is the polar opposite of what we’ve been.
It’s going to be a challenge for the defense to get us the ball back
"If you can keep this team from controlling the clock and grinding out long drives you have a chance." -Scott Frost on Wisconsin. #Huskers— KRNU Sports (@KRNUSports) October 1, 2018
Frost on Saturday's match-up with Wisconsin: "This is a tough-guy game" #Huskers— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) October 1, 2018
On whether he is seeing the message get through to the team:
There were guys practicing better today than I’ve ever seen them. A couple of them were receivers. Afterward I asked them “What took you so long?”
Coach wouldn’t name individuals when asked which receivers.
Frost said he saw a couple of players practice today harder than he’s ever seen them practice. “I think some guys are finally starting to get it.” #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) October 1, 2018
On Kade Warner and his new spot atop the depth chart:
Kade Warner is a good teammate, plays as hard as he can and does what he is supposed to do, Frost said, a reason for his emergence at receiver. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) October 1, 2018
On offensive struggles on third down...
I finally saw a team today in practice that did things with enough energy, attention to detail, to make it work in games
Frost says he and his staff needs to do a better job of scheming plays on offensive third downs. It's been a major struggle for Nebraska through four games.— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) October 1, 2018
On getting things fixed:
I had four captains come into my office on their day off to find out what needed to be fixed...
Is this a turning point? Let’s hope so!