As always - don’t take my typed sections as exact quotes. I type in real time and don’t go back to listen and get them down word for word.
Some B1G news broke shortly before the press conference
Players were up first:
Mo Barry was asked about the uniforms that the #Huskers will wear this upcoming Saturday. "I like the cleats..."— KRNU Sports (@KRNUSports) November 5, 2018
Devine Ozigbo has a chance to be Nebraska's first 1,000 yard rusher since Ameer Abdullah in 2014.— Omaha Sports Insider (@OSIsports) November 5, 2018
He said he wants to do it for the team and the fans. pic.twitter.com/GPalTbmcSl
Scott Frost thinks that there are about 12 college football programs that have a brand that is recognizable. Says Nebraska is one of them and his opinion is that they should just stick to that tradition. The #Huskers are wearing alternate uniforms on Saturday.— KRNU Sports (@KRNUSports) November 5, 2018
Scott Frost, weighing in on the alternate-uniform talk, says he’ll pass on going with 100-year-old sideline attire, suggesting that would require him to wear a tie. “No thanks.” pic.twitter.com/aPRXbUmt4W— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) November 5, 2018
(The alternate uniforms have helmets that are supposed to look like leather.)
On the alternate uniforms
“In general, I think there’s a dozen brands in college football that you recognize and those brands are better off, its just my opinion, just sticking to tradition...there’s power in what we wear every Saturday and I don’t see us wearing something different every weekend.”
On Greg Austin (offensive line coach) and the job he has done:
The o-line has been in lockstep, both young tackles are getting better every week, Boe is doing some good things and Tanner and Jerald are getting better. Greg’s a good coach.
On the team’s overall performance:
I think the offense and defense played well enough to win Saturday, I don’t think you could say that about our special teams performance....There were some really encouraging things about how our defense played...turnovers were good...I think they played their best game of the season.
In case you were tired of hearing about “culture”
The best thing I’ve heard is one of my young guys came to me this week and told me that one of the older guys told him he was jealous that he’d get to be around here a few more years.
On getting players to 1000 yards
Our number one goal is to win games....but I’d love to see Devine get 1000, I’d love to see Stanley get there and JD. If we go out and play like we can, they can all do it.
"If I was a young kid, I'd look at all of the young guys we have and especially our freshman quarterback." -Scott Frost on how the offense can help with recruiting. #Huskers— KRNU Sports (@KRNUSports) November 5, 2018
On his young tight ends
They’ve made a big jump from spring to fall and from the beginning of fall ‘til now. You’re starting to see them show up in the passing game.
On JoJo Domann
I told JoJo today that the best thing he did Saturday was, he just made plays....we’ve been waiting for more guys to step up and do that. It was awesome to get him back.
On the creativity in play calling
There are times when we come up with things and after the game I laugh and think ‘why did I think that would work?’ We like to be creative, but we usually balance each other out...any and all ideas are welcome.
On the nice things Urban Meyer said about the Huskers after the game
We’ve had some great moral victories this year and those don’t count for anything.
Frost: "I suppose that's great to hear, but it's not that great of a consolation." On Urban Meyer's comment that the #Huskers are a 2-win team no one wants to play right now.— Andrew Ward (@AndrewWardKLKN) November 5, 2018
Frost: Overall I think offense and defense played well enough to win versus OSU. Not sure if you can say that about special teams.#Huskers— Brandon Cavanaugh (@eightlaces) November 5, 2018
Even thought the Blackshirts surrendered 34 points, #Huskers coach Scott Frost said it was the best game of the year the defense has played, overall. Creating 3 turnovers is one reason.— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) November 5, 2018
On the health of the running backs
Maurice is going to be fine. The main thing with him is that he needs another year in the weight room. He got a little nicked up Saturday and we couldn’t use him as much as we wanted, but both guys are good to go and practicing today.
Frost say Breon Dixon will get on the field in the last four games. Will be able to use redshirt— Nick Handley (@NickESPN590) November 5, 2018
Frost says he wants Ozigbo to get 1,000 yards rushing, and Morgan and Spielman 1,000 yards receiving each.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) November 5, 2018
Frost: The best thing to do as a leader when you're struggling is be consistent, keep encouraging. Favorite thing after this season - regardless of how it finishes - most teams if they had the start we did would've shut it down. This team keeps having fun, relationships develop.— Brandon Cavanaugh (@eightlaces) November 5, 2018