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Husker Football: Scott Frost Monday Press Conference

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Your Monday news dump includes the best practice (again), defensive technique, and an injury update

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We have a lot in your Monday news dump from One Memorial. As always, the quotes are typed out in real time. I don’t go back and re-listen to be sure I got them exact.

Bethune Cookman kickoff and TV information was announced. On October 27, kickoff between the Huskers and BCU will be at 11:00 am and televised on BTN.

Scott Frost Monday Press Conference

I was so impressed with how they came back today. It wasn’t just our best Monday, It was our best overall practice of the year. The one concern I have is I don’t want the guys to get used to losing and be OK with it. I know the vast majority of our team isn’t.

We preach to play with a desire to excel and no fear of failure...If you expect to win, count on winning, you’re gonna find a way to win.

On the Big Ten

You need to be at your best week in and week out when you play a nine game schedule in this league...I’ve been impressed with the depth in this league

It just hasn’t happened, but it will...

On Flynn Nagel

We had him doubled a lot...I don’t think it was what we were in on defense, we just have to play it better...pressing when you’re not supposed to press...having the wrong leverage...

On what the defense needs

We need guys to be better pass rushers, we need to be crisper on blitzes, some little things technique-wise...some guys played 80+ snaps and were a little tired...we’re not breaking on enough balls in zone coverage...but you have to be in the right place with the right technique...

On preserving a redshirt for Noah Vedral

We’re not going to burn a year with him if we can help it...we’re not...

On the false start in overtime

We can’t make mistakes like that

On depth

There are a couple of positions we’re getting pretty thin...inside linebacker...outside we’re pretty healthy. If someone has four games to play, we’re going to get them in.

On defensive breakdowns

200 hundred of their yards were...I’m spitballing here...on like eight plays...we weren’t lined up right...

On CJ Smith

On Lamar Jackson

I think Lamar is one of the guys that has made signficiant improvement, he’s doing things the right way now, he’s been a great teammate, he has the talent to be a really good player