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Nebraska Football Monday Press Conference: Too Scheme-y? and Disliking Colorado

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The head coach blames himself for making players think too much and Husker players let on to having a little extra motivation on Saturday,

NCAA Football: South Alabama at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The live stream was malfunctioning, so I couldn’t listen to the press conference. Here’s a tweetcap of the parts I missed.

The theme of the presser (at least from the players)?

Adrian Martinez

On Friday(?) Frost did say he wasn’t happy with two of the practices last week, so let’s hope this is true.

As Nate mentioned in his “morning after” article, the leadership of Adrian Martinez is certainly not an issue. He seems very motivated for the offense to redeem themselves this weekend.

He also was very careful to dance around the injury he suffered versus Colorado last season and not make it seem like a motivation.

Cameron Taylor-Britt

Sophomore defensive back Cam Taylor has added his stepfather’s name to his jersey.

Colorado does have some talent there and a solid quarterback as well. The secondary will need to be solid again this weekend.

JoJo Domann

JoJo is a Colorado native. I think most Husker fans are happy he is here in Lincoln too.

Folsom Field holds a little over 53,600. Any guesses as to how many of them will be wearing red on Saturday?

Scott Frost

That is a new word. I thought the Huskers perhaps deployed too basic a plan and were simply trying to evaluate personnel and hope that superior athletes won the day. This quote seems to point in a different direction?

We’ve been hearing all through fall camp on how much better practices were than in 2018. I think this tells us that we have a long way to go yet.

Talk of 10 wins probably needs to be put back on the shelf (along with the Kool-Aid) for now. I was guessing an 8-4 record for Nebraska, but I’m considerably more concerned about reaching that mark now than I was a week ago. I don’t think the sky is falling or anything like that, but some of the issues on display (cough...offensive line...cough) are going to take some time to iron out.

The hard-hitting safety exited the game on Saturday in the 3rd (?) quarter and didn’t return.

Early in the game, I was concerned about some of the holes in the middle of the Blackshirts that South Alabama was able to run through. They did seem to clean that up as the game went on.

You often hear coaching staffs say things like “we’ve got to put our guys in better position”, but Frost says “we’ve got to call better plays”. You also hear coaches say “we’ve got some things to fix” but Frost says “we have to practice better”. The differences are subtle, but they are different than typical coach speak. For what that’s worth.

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