Week 1 of Nebraska’s spring football is in the books. Friday’s practice was especially notable too because it was the first of spring where the Huskers were in pads. It’s getting serious, folks.
Not only do we get a look at the first practice in pads, but we also get a look at quarterback Andrew Bunch, inside linebacker Mohamed Barry and defensive lineman Ben Stille. Read into it however you want that the two Nebraska tweets with photos of quarterbacks from the week included only Adrian Martinez and Bunch.
New defensive line coach Tony Tuioti said “aloha” to the week with a tweet of his group. It also appears that Tuioti is fitting in nicely. Obviously that’s based entirely on a photo from a tweet, but it seems to be true (especially when you consider what the players have said about their new coach).
“Coach T has been good,” Stille said on Tuesday. “Just had our first meeting with him, late last Thursday, so I haven’t been around him a ton but just an awesome, awesome energy guy bringing in new techniques and stuff. It’s just good to have a fresh mind with different ideas. Not really huge things, but just tweaks.”
Defensive back Lamar Jackson acted as reporter and interviewed wide receiver JD Spielman to conclude the first week. Jackson starts by asking Spielman about how he feels after the first week, which Spielman responds to by saying he’s a little sore.
As for who is causing problems for the wide receivers? Spielman specifically notes the work of the defensive backs (Jackson included), saying the wideouts have to get better.
“I’ll be on the wideouts in the room every day that we’ve got to keep working,” Spielman said. “The DBs are giving it to us but it’s only making us better.”
The video concludes with Jackson reiterating what Spielman said that the defensive backs are getting the better of the wide receivers, but Spielman doesn’t let that fly.
“Not every day though,” Spielman said as he grabbed the mic.