It was defensive coordinator Eric Chinander’s turn to talk today. He talked a fair amount about what to expect from this week’s starting defense in terms of who will be on the field.
They will not be handing out Blackshirts prior to the Akron game.
Chinander says they will not hand out Blackshirts prior to Akron. He says they don’t deserve them yet until the coaches see what they can do in Memorial Stadium. #huskers #gbr #blackshirts #omaha— Megan McGill (@MeganMcGill_owh) August 28, 2018
Chinander mentioned a couple reasons for not handing them out. He talked about the “OR’s” on the depth chart, for example, the inside linebacker positions both list Dedrick Young -OR- Collin Miller and Mohamed Berry -OR- Will Honas as starters. Those positions still need to be worked out.
He also said that the last time the defense was on the field (during a game) that they didn’t look like Blackshirts and they had some proving to do before they’d get their jerseys.
Chinander on freshman CBs Braxton Clark and Cam Taylor: “Are they mature enough? Are they ready enough? Probably not, but baptism by fire ain’t a bad deal either.” #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 28, 2018
Both Braxton Clark and Cam Taylor are true freshman cornerbacks listed as second team on the two-deep released earlier this week.
Today is drop/add date at Nebraska, so they can’t add anybody. Frost says quarters system schools have a distinct advantage in transfer game because school still hasn’t started at those places. #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) August 28, 2018
Frost “I hope CFB doesn’t become transfer mania. It’s hard to manage as a coach.” #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 28, 2018
I can understand his dilemma, but at the same time that’s why Scott Frost gets paid the big bucks. Note that Frost was talking on the Big Ten Conference call this week.
Scott Frost says, “there was no changing,” Tristan Gebbia’s mind when he came in to tell the coaches he was leaving on Monday. #Huskers— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) August 28, 2018
Frost on Gebbia’s transfer request in more detail:
Scott Frost said he did not try to talk QB Tristan Gebbia out of his decision on Monday to transfer from Nebraska. "There was no changing his mind when he came in," Frost said. Here's more context from Frost's comments on the... https://t.co/nQp9n1KVu1 pic.twitter.com/JZkWoqgwxz— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 28, 2018
Apparently getting Noah Vedral eligible is now back on the table:
During the Big Ten Teleconference Frost also said, "We're working on it ... and I don't know where it lands," regarding trying to get a waiver for Vedral to be eligible right away.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) August 28, 2018