Today’s practice was open to the media at 8:35 am and lasted roughly 20 minutes. It concluded at 10:35 am with offensive coordinator Troy Walters and other staff. Overall it was a good practice with the program getting a better idea of how this team is shaping up to start the upcoming season.
Below are some of the tweet from the practice:
First off, did you read the article from OWH on the “Intense New Warm Up” that Scott Frost implemented to the team this winter? Well, if you have a subscription you have an idea of what it might be. For those who are interested in what the warm up is then here you go. It looks about as exhausting as they make it out to be.
The running back stable seems to be pretty loaded going into this fall and here they are warming up.
A taste of the running backs. pic.twitter.com/GrbwCJJzPM— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) August 15, 2018
After practice offensive coordinator Troy Walters and other offensive coaches was available for the media. Here he gives us a better idea of the quarterback situation at this point in the fall practice.
“It was a good competition.” Troy Walters said this weekend’s #Huskers scrimmage went well, with offense getting the best of the defense at times, and the defense getting the best of the offense at others.— Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen) August 15, 2018
Seems like a lot of media showed up to take part of the festivities. Even everyone’s old favorite crazy uncle showed up in a yellow polo.
Held and Verduzco. Two coaches who love to hold court. pic.twitter.com/ehQpPVUalH— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) August 15, 2018
In regards to quarterback battle, it seems to be heating up and but it’s clearly a Martinez and Gebbia show behind center.
Mario Verduzco says Martinez and Gebbia will alternate days as the No. 1 guy going forward. #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) August 15, 2018
Verduzco: “I think what will happen as we move forward is Gebs and Adrian probably will take a hold of more of the ones and the twos and will switch off every other day, but we’ll still make sure Andrew gets in there.” #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) August 15, 2018
Tight ends, remember them?
Walters says the tight ends played the best of any group during the recent scrimmage. #Huskers— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) August 15, 2018
Back to the running backs. I am sure the trio of Bell, Washington, and Ozigbo doesn’t surprise anyone. Well, maybe the order.
Devine Ozigbo clearly having strong camp. Held was asked who he considers top breakaway threats. His answer: Bell, Washington and Ozigbo. Ozigbo’s work in offseason paying off this month.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) August 15, 2018
Tre Bryant's a little banged up or was today. Remember, his ceiling is such that, hey, be smart with the guy. Give it time. He has 3 years left to play - not 3 months.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 15, 2018
For those of you who are only interested in how the offensive line is doing then this might be a little bit if a wake up call. More work needs to be done in the trenches before the start of the season.
Austin added that his offensive linemen do know the scheme and what they're supposed to be doing, but, "It's the how and the mentality. Those are the things we're working on constantly."— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) August 15, 2018
And if you scanned this entire article for one tweet with the takeaways from the day then...
Post-practice wrapped. Takeaways:— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) August 15, 2018
> Still no QB named. OC Troy Walters says that happens next week.
> Tight ends had the best day among offensive units at Sunday scrimmage, coaches say. Deep group.
> At RB, Washington, Bell and Ozigbo with breakaway ability, Ryan Held says.