For years now, Logan O’Brien and his classmates have talked about this season, their senior year, being their best shot at a state title.
For his career, Travis Vokolek has 17 catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Not much to go on, but then again Vokolek didn’t have much to work with in the Rutgers offense. He’s hoping to change that at Nebraska.
Husker head coach Scott Frost met with the media one final time Thursday after practice to tie up some odds and ends before his team departs for Columbus on Friday.
His coaches want him to become an every-down kind of player. An outside linebacker who can drop into coverage with the proper technique, set the edge with the right angle, and then get after the passer. Early returns on Caleb Tannor’s progress? “Caleb is closing the gap,” Erik Chinander says.
During an appearance on Sports Nightly Tuesday night, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos confirmed reports the track and field team at Nebraska has paused team activities amid a rash of positive COVID-19 tests. Positive tests have cropped up elsewhere in the athletic department as well.
From the kickoff specialist to the guys returning punts, Nebraska’s going to have a number of new faces in new places on special teams this season. That doesn’t mean the unit can be a work in progress. Nebraska knows that phase of the game has to be much better than it has been.
Ohio State erases gaps and space when you think you have daylight. It is unyielding in the run game. But Nebraska is a team that sounds like it’s all in on the ground game. Will Saturday be strength-on-strength when NU has the ball? How about a look at the Huskers’ rushing outfit?
Throughout a longer-than-normal offseason in which he didn’t know if he was going to actually be the starter or not, Martinez earning the vote of enough of his teammates to name him a captain for a second straight year might make it that much sweeter.
With football on the docket next week, staff writer Derek Peterson uses his final preseason column to offer five predictions for the season ahead.
Kearney Catholic started hot and rolled to a 49-7 win over Holdrege in what the Stars hope will be their last road game. In the process, they set up a district title clash with Cozad next week that will have a top-four playoff seed at stake.