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Scott Frost discussed his sophomore quarterback, who is #1 on his ballot and getting better

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Scott Frost opened his press conference offering condolences to Christian Gaylord’s family after Christian’s father died in a car accident a little over a week ago. Gaylord is a senior offensive lineman who tore his ACL in fall camp.

The usual note that a team only plays as well as they practice

A wideout looks to figure into the rotation more

On Ohio State

Frost indicated that he thought the offensive line did a decent job in opening holes for the run game but that pass protection was an issue and that it affected Adrian Martinez.

Frost defended his sophomore quarterback when asked about his performance on Saturday. I can’t say that I disagree with the coach that all of these things had to affect Martinez, but at some point I think Husker nation expects their guy (whether that is Frost or Martinez or both) to raise all boats and get these mistakes fixed. We’ve heard a lot about leadership in the offseason, it is time to start to see it. And yes, I know that it is much easier said than done. I know I’d struggle in that situation - as would a lot of people. That is why some leaders go on to be great and build something that is transformational and others become perpetual tinkerers. I don’t think Frost will be content to be a tinkerer. He seems to understand the importance of culture; his ability to build that will be key in this rebuild.

On the new facilities:

Frost again defended his quarterback

This is fine to say, but I 100% doubt that this job isn’t any harder than Frost thought. There is always something in complex and high-profile positions like this that take a person by surprise. At least he is keeping that part internal.

On how he sees the rebuilding of the program and whether it is on schedule:

I don’t have a schedule. My schedule is to get better.

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