Nebraska is hitting the road one last time for the regular season this weekend. Coach Scott Frost met with the media Monday afternoon to get the week started. He discussed Maryland, quarterback Adrian Martinez and plenty more during his nearly 17 minutes at the podium.
Let’s take a quick look at what Frost said.
>> Frost went to Maryland with Central Florida in 2016 and 2017. The Terrapins deafeated the Knights, 30-24, in 2016. One year later, Frost and UCF defeated Maryland 38-10.
Frost said he likes Maryland and that “it’s a beautiful area. We had a good experience up there.”
He went on to compare Nebraska to Maryland, saying they’re in similar places in their development.
“I think they’re a team that’s in a growth curve, similar to us,” Frost said. “You see them doing some good things, very athletic.”
>> Frost liked pieces of quarterback Adrian Martinez’s play against Wisconsin, including the running game.
“Yeah, I thought Adrian looked more like the Adrian we expected Saturday,” Frost said.
He had a few things from watching film that still need to get fixed, but it’s closer to where the team wants it to be.
>> Dedrick Mills had a big day against Wisconsin, and Frost said that the running back “is continuing to get better and I think he’ll continue to get better.”
Frost credited the offensive line for its work, as well as the wide receivers for blocking.
Mills was also sore on Monday, and Frost said the Huskers played him as much as they thought they could against the Badgers.
>> Some younger players like Ty Robinson stood out on Saturday, as well as Garrett Nelson who “gets better and better.”
“There’s bright spots there with some of the ways our young guys are playing,” Frost said.
>> Is Nebraska looking at walk-on Matt Waldoch on kickoff?
“We’re looking at everybody,” Frost said.
>> Carlos Davis was “beat up all week with an ankle” and limited in practice, but it still took Frost “by surprise” when Davis said he wasn't full-go before the game.
>> Nebraska has good leaders, like Martinez, Matt Farniok and Austin Allen, but the team needs more.
"We have some good leaders, but not enough," Frost said. "We have a few pieces against that that doesn't help."
>> When asked about his extension, Frost put it in context of the Big Ten conference.
“One of the other things we really appreciated about this school and the Big Ten in general is the length of coaching tenures in this league,” he said.
When it comes to performance on the field, Frost said sleep is a big predictor of what will happen. He said players should be getting between eight and nine hours of sleep per night, but that “we can't tuck them into bed at night.”
>> When it comes to winning, Frost said the Huskers need to get one.
"In some ways, winning's a habit and losing's a habit,” Frost sad “And I think there's a few too many guys on our team that are conditioned to not win. And we need to flip that and make sure that winning's a habit, but in order to do that you got to get one."
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.