Spring break is over and the first spring for Frost and his staff begins today in earnest. Practices are mostly closed, but will happen Tuesday and Thursday mornings from like 6am to 10am, which are mythical hours of alertness, so presumably there will be some reports here and there, but it’s understandable that the staff wants to limit distractions for the players. It’s worth noting that our local media people seem a little bit miffed about this retraction of #content, as it has been quite some time since Nebraska ran closed practices.
Practice over. Nothing earth shattering. Tempo is notable. Blog soon.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) March 27, 2018
Good to know us amateur couch bloggers didn’t miss anything.
Any who, Scott Frost led off the post-practice chat:
Day Two was good but not as good as Day One, Scott Frost says of spring practice. Tuesday was a little sloppy coming off spring break. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) March 27, 2018
Scott Frost said Day 2 of spring practice wasn’t as good as the first. Said they hold themselves to a high standard and want to reach that every time out.— Matt Reynoldson (@Matt_Reynoldson) March 27, 2018
Probably to be expected. I’d be willing to believe this is the earliest any of those players have been up since their last practice before spring break. This isn’t to say they sat around doing nothing, just that they’re human and no human willingly gets up at 6am, unless you’re getting in line for a new Aldi.
Frost says JD Spielman is a perfect fit for this offense, said he went to visit Spielman his junior season when Frost was at Oregon. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) March 27, 2018
Who else is excited to see Spielman running around in Frost’s offense? I guess it would be more impressive to ask who isn’t.
Frost said he’s impressed with the quarterback room. “We’ve got some guys who are learning fast and making big plays,” he said. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) March 27, 2018
Frost said they’re not thinking much about whether they would add a transfer QB or anything like that until after spring. Attention all on the current group.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) March 27, 2018
Scott Frost is literally kryptonite to off-season content machines. Between Frost squashing transfer conversations (that he can’t really comment on under NCAA rules anyways) and Moos saying he’s not looking for a new basketball coach (but won’t commit to extending his current one), there is just a dearth of drama to write about.
Greg Bell had a “really good day” at running back on Tuesday, Frost said. Also noted Devine Ozigbo has slimmed down. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) March 27, 2018
We’ve mentioned this before but if the optimism plays out this fall, this staff will somehow manage to completely over-haul our running back position in less than 12 months. That’s insanity.
Frost confirmed Chris Walker is working on the D-line. Coaches think the Lincoln East grad can be good on either side of the ball, but Walker's preference is defense.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) March 27, 2018
One less offensive lineman, one more defensive lineman. Expect to see some more position changes as we go through spring camp.
One of Lamar Jackson’s biggest personal goals? Become a sure tackler, he said. It’s an area he knows he needs to improve on.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) March 27, 2018
Stanley Morgan says he never once gave serious thought to leaving early for the NFL. Too much to improve upon as a player, he said. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) March 27, 2018
SOMEONE wants that 1000-yard season.
How tough was that first workout of winter conditioning for the #Huskers? Stanley Morgan joked that he couldn’t walk for a week. “It was crazy.”— Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen) March 27, 2018
When asked if he’s slimmed up a bit, Morgan noted he has put on 6 pounds of muscle this offseason.— Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen) March 27, 2018
Duval’s program has been well-accepted by all accounts, the rhabdo incident notwithstanding.
It’s good to know our players are full of hope and optimism, though existing out of the realm of reality is a problem.
Anywho, that’s all I could find at this time. I’m sure we’ll see some more tidbits, but other than having a rusty practice, no news is good news in my opinion. It means no one is missing a leg or anything.
Check back later this week for the next round of news as Nebraska goes through their first spring under the former UCF Knights staff.
Here’s 247’s take: