Scott Frost took the podium earlier today to discuss a wild and woolly game in Champaign. He covered everything from injuries (no he didn’t - he refuses to talk about those) to his breakout freshman receiver and what the team and coaches think about College GameDay coming to town.
Asked about the breakout performance of Wan’Dale Robinson
Scott Frost has taken the podium for his weekly press conference: "We could tell we had a special one in Wan'Dale right now."— Andrew Ward (@AndrewWardKLKN) September 23, 2019
The #Huskers newest offensive weapon named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week today.
Wandale Robinson went up to Frost during the game saying he wanted the ball. Frost said that didn’t change the play calling at all, and he called the game the way it needed to be called.— Jake Bartecki (@bartecki_jake) September 23, 2019
Did point out Robinson got more touches than they had expected. #Huskers
Wandale Robinson got 27 touches on Saturday. Frost indicated that he may not get that many consistently, but that they will find ways to keep feeding him the ball.
On all of the injuries and Huskers that had to leave the game on Saturday (good news!). Specifically Frost was asked about Maurice Washington and (per his usual protocols) did not comment directly on Mo.
Frost indicates that Maurice Washington did practice today when talking about the running back situation.— Andrew Ward (@AndrewWardKLKN) September 23, 2019
"Everyone was good to go today." #Huskers
On Ohio State and their first-year head coach
Frost said there's no question in his mind Ohio State is a better team right now than it was a year ago.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) September 23, 2019
On Adrian Martinez and his progress so far this season
Nebraska coach Scott Frost says Adrian Martinez getting better at making imperfect plays work.— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 23, 2019
On the incomplete pass that was reviewed and called a fumble
Frost on Martinez’s last fumble: “you don’t see a fumble go 20 yards downfield very often.”— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 23, 2019
Coach Frost also indicated that he was disappointed in special teams play overall. Even being down to their third-string kicker, he was disappointed in other aspects of ST play (I have to assume that kick coverage is near the top of the list).
When asked about preparing for some of the outstanding players that Ohio State has, he called QB Justin Fields “a special player”. Also...
Frost said the #Huskers aren't spending a ton of time focusing on DE Chase Young. "We'll know where he is on the field at all times, but they have some other good defensive players."— KRNU Sports (@KRNUSports) September 23, 2019
When asked about College Gameday and the national spotlight for the Huskers, he answered exactly as he should...that it is great to get the spotlight and some national attention...he expects players to learn how to operate and flourish in that type of environment.
Frost on what a week like this is for coaches: "It's fun. More media around. They'll probably mic me up at practice, but I don't raise my voice much anymore." #Huskers— KRNU Sports (@KRNUSports) September 23, 2019
Scott Frost explains that JoJo Domann missed part of fall camp and wasn't with his team, the main reason he didn't already have what Frost admits was/is a well-deserved Blackshirt.— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) September 23, 2019
Coach Frost sending a message to Husker fans
Frost says Nebraska fans are the best in the country anyway, but they need to be at their best this weekend. Speculates that they could set some sort of record for "GameDay" turnout.— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) September 23, 2019
Cam Taylor-Britt hosted Wan'Dale on his recruiting visit last year. When Wan'Dale originally committed to Kentucky, Cam texted him: "What are you doing?" About Saturday's performance, Taylor-Britt said it was just time to "let the dog off the leash" with Robinson.— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) September 23, 2019
Martinez said they put an emphasis on ball security in practice this week. #Huskers— Jake Bartecki (@bartecki_jake) September 23, 2019
"J.D.'s got my back. He went up and made some huge catches, and came back. He's a true warrior." Martinez on J.D. Spielman's performance on Saturday night.— KRNU Sports (@KRNUSports) September 23, 2019
Spielman briefly left the game due to injury. #Huskers
“This is what you play for. Big game, big stage.” JoJo Domann on Saturday night’s matchup with Ohio State. #Huskers— Jake Bartecki (@bartecki_jake) September 23, 2019
(oh yea, and gameday will be here)
Nebraska LB JoJo Domann received a Blackshirt today. Says he saw it in his locker and thought 'Niiiicceee' #Huskers— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) September 23, 2019
Damian Jackson was listed on the participation report from the Illinois game, which brings our count to 16 #Huskers walk-ons who've played in at least one game this season.— World-Herald Big Red (@OWHbigred) September 23, 2019
Here's all of them https://t.co/20NpFyau7R pic.twitter.com/7AS5JvDeCZ
Mo Barry said playing in a loud enviornment serves multiple purposes. It revs him up, but also gives him tunnel vision to help him lock in and focus.— Jake Bartecki (@bartecki_jake) September 23, 2019
That is the mentality of an athlete, if i’ve ever heard one. #Huskers
Nebraska defensive co-captain Mo Barry on Ohio State QB and fellow Georgian Justin Fields: “He’s a Georgia boy, so I know he has passion.” Barry said he believes Fields is playing with a chip on his shoulder after transferring from Georgia. “I know he’s out to prove something.” pic.twitter.com/Wg3tr6u7AQ— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 23, 2019
Jack Stoll said the #Huskers didn’t wear shells like a normal Monday. Helmets only. Said Illinois was the most physical game of the year so far and, obviously, another one this weekend.— Parker Gabriel (@HuskerExtraPG) September 23, 2019
Safety Eli Sullivan says he saw the same look in the eyes of Wan’Dale Robinson and Adrian Martinez late in Saturday’s game.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) September 23, 2019
“It’s just so much fun to see them play when they have that look. It makes you just want to sit and watch.”
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