It’s game week for Nebraska.
Coach Scott Frost kicked off the week on Monday with his weekly press conference. He spent just over 20 minutes at the podium, discussing everything from the depth chart, Blackshirts and the weather.
Let’s take a quick look at what Frost said during his time at the podium.
>> Maurice Washington is listed at the co-starting running back on the depth chart, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll play against South Alabama on Saturday.
“We’re still trying to determine what’s going on with Maurice,” Frost said.
Several people will sit down and make a decision over the week, and Frost reiterated that the university and team take the situation very seriously.
>> Frost also said the Huskers look better than they did one year ago.
“We’re better at almost every position,” Frost said.
With that said, Frost was clear the team still has to prove that on game day.
>> Nebraska named its four captains on Saturday: quarterback Adrian Martinez, offensive lineman Matt Farniok, linebacker Mohamed Barry and defensive lineman Darrion Daniels.
“I was really excited,” Frost said.
He also said it meant a lot to see the look on those four players’ faces when the announcement was made at the Boneyard Bash.
>> Nebraska handed out 15 Blackshirts on Monday, which was made possible thanks to a group of former players.
>> Cam Jurgens sits at the top of the depth chart at the center position, something that Frost didn’t think was possible. The Huskers weren’t expecting him to be back until a couple of weeks into the season, in fact.
“Cam has done a really good job with his rehab,” Frost said.
The Huskers will still keep an eye on Jurgens though, and may limit his snaps early on.
>> Frost is a big fan of freshman Wan’Dale Robinson. He said he’s picked up the offense quickly during the offseason and that he “just understands football.”
“We'll be a better team with him on the field,” Frost said.
>> After the home opener was rained out last year, Frost is ready for a new season and hopefully no rain.
"Hopefully we get to play more than one play,” he said.
He also joked he hasn’t yet looked at the forecast but with an 11 a.m. CT kick off, the Huskers will have plenty of time just in case lightning strikes twice.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.