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Nebraska’s Offense Likely ‘Too Scheme-y’ in Prep for South Alabama

September 04, 2019

“Too scheme-y” is the name of the game for the Nebraska offense following its performance against South Alabama. Coach Scott Frost said so on Monday. 

“I think we got a little too scheme-y with what we were expecting from [South Alabama],” Frost said.

Offensive coordinator Troy Walters echoed that statement on Wednesday when reflecting on the issues the Huskers faced on Saturday.

"You have a whole offseason, you start preparing for them a little earlier than normal, so we probably had too much," Walters said.

That resulted in Nebraska struggling with the details against the Jaguars as well. 

"And in this offense, if you've got 10 guys doing the right things and one guy not on his detail, then the play's not going to work," Walters said. "So because of the detail, we couldn't get in any rhythm and it didn't feel like we could get anything sustained."

More news and notes: 

>> Walters coached at Colorado from 2013-15, and he’s looking forward to the return to Boulder.

“When I coached there, you couldn’t wear anything red,” he said. “Great rivalry. I told our guys to embrace it all."

>> Running backs coach Ryan Held was asked how close freshman Ronald Thompkins is to being in the mix. While Thompkins is practicing with no green jersey, he has not participated in every live period. Held wants him to be in position by week 4 or 5 where if something happens or if we need another guy, he’s ready to go.

>> Kicker Barret Pickering was still not in uniform on Wednesday. Wide receiver Kade Warner, however, was back in pads. Warner also missed the season opener.

>> Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco took the blame for Saturday on himself, calling the outing “piss poor.” He also said he won’t make any excuses for what happened, and that he needs to do a better job coaching and getting quarterback Adrian Martinez ready to go.

>> Offensive line coach Greg Austin said he got hit in the head by an orange thrown from the crowd when Nebraska played at Colorado in 2005, the "Restore the Order" game.

Blur Parties is Husker fans’ home away from home this weekend in Colorado. Events kick off Friday night with a sneak peek at the forthcoming Nebraska football documentary “Day By Day.” Saturday’s pregame tailgate and watch party in the heart of Boulder includes multiple TVs, a live DJ, on-site radio broadcasts, tailgating games, food, drink and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit blurparties.com

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