It was a full practice with pads. As it typical with most spring practices, especially when installing new schemes, the defense appeared to have the upper hand. The coaches that addressed the media today were Troy Walters (OC and wide receivers), Greg Austin (offensive line), Mario Verduzco (quarterbacks), Ryan Held (running backs) and Sean Beckton (tight ends).
A few other nuggets (I made sure to get the linemen first):
- Sophomore offensive lineman Brenden Jaimes worked at left tackle (As a true freshman in 2017, he earned some starts at right tackle)
- Hunter Miller, Will Farniok, Tanner Farmer and Jerald Foster are taking snaps at center with Michael Decker and Cole Conrad out
- Jack Stoll was named by coach Beckton when asked which tight ends were standing out, Austin Allen also mentioned but he needs to get the playbook down better to be a starter
- Justin McGriff is working at wideout (His huskers.com bio lists the 6’6” freshman as “athlete”)
From Coach Walters:
“We didn’t come out and... we didn’t attack today. The defense came out, they attacked. We started too slow. And I tell the guys all the time, you know if we start that way in a game, we’re down 14-0. In this league, the schedule we play, when we step on that field we’ve got to attack and be ready to go.”
"At UCF we had Tre'Quan Smith, and he was our guy. Our featured player. And Stanley will be that guy." - #Huskers OC Troy Walters.— Husker Extra (@huskerextra) March 29, 2018
Stanley Morgan is a dude: https://t.co/yIblJyYSGi via @HuskerExtraCB pic.twitter.com/KbBzY06kae
The senior got a shoutout from the OC, even as most of us are waiting to see JD Spielman unleashed in the Frost offense.
Here’s video of Coach Walter’s comments to the media.
.@GregAustin2717 said freshman @WillFarniok74 is amongst those taking snaps at center, and is "holding is own."— Tommy Rezac (@Tommy_KLIN) March 29, 2018
But Will's biggest coach might be big brother @MattFarniok1 #Huskers pic.twitter.com/JbYQxTfgND
Freshman Will Farniok has an extra coach in older brother, sophomore Matt Farniok.
Video from running backs coach Ryan Held.
Mario Verduzco on freshman Adrian Martinez: "You’d never know that he hadn’t played for a while. ... You really wouldn’t. You would think that he just played his senior year and away we go. He’s been fine in the meetings, he’s been fine at practice." #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) March 29, 2018
Nebraska has a fairly young QB room. It is good to hear quotes like this, but it’s spring ball. We won’t really know what this group is like until the fall.
Good stuff today from Lamar Jackson. Visit the link to see how the defense is looking and get a glimpse into Frost's high tempo practices. #Huskers— Megan McGill (@MeganMcGill_owh) March 27, 2018
Full Video-> https://t.co/N13si17NUo pic.twitter.com/J8AEQsnz7r
Even though the defense “won” the day, you only get one token tweet from a defensive player.
The next practice is Saturday, March 31st.