Nebraska is back to practice after a big loss to Ohio State on Saturday. The Husker players spoke at the podium Monday morning about moving forward and putting the attention on Northwestern.
Coach Scott Frost followed at the podium for his weekly press conference, discussing everything quarterback Adrian Martinez to turnovers and more.
Let’s take a quick look at what Frost said during his time at the podium.
>> Nebraska needs to correct its turnover issue, and Frost acknowledged that he needs the players to be as aware of the football as possible in every game. With that said, he doesn’t think it’s an issue that can’t be fixed.
“I don’t think turnovers are contagious,” Frost said.
>> Talked about the craziness of the Northwestern-Nebraska series, even acknowledging key moments like the Hail Mary victory. He said the Wildcats are a well-coached team.
“Those types of teams end up in a lot of close games,” he said.
>> The Huskers were back at practice on Monday, and Frost said it was great.
“Everything they want to accomplish is still in front of them,” Frost said.
With that said, he told his players “to put that one behind us fast.” And with two weeks until a bye week, he wants his players practicing like it’s the first game, last game, most important game.
“This game is the most important,” Frost said. “When we finish this game, the next one is the most important”
>> Frost wants to see Darien Chase and Jaron Woodyard more involved.
>> The offensive line opened up some holes against Ohio State but struggled with pass protection.
“It’s a matter of going back to work and continuing to improve,” Frost said.
>> Frost doesn’t believe quarterback Adrian Martinez needs to be defended. He said the team needs to get to a place where he’s dealing with the things he expects. Frost said he doesn’t want Martinez worrying about where the snap is, where his receivers are, etc. That’ll come with more reps with the team.
“He’s doing well. He played tough Saturday,” Frost said. “He got us some yards when there wasn’t anything there.”
>> On Ohio State: “They’re No. 1 on my ballot as it sits right now.”
>> When asked about the California bill passed today, Frost said it's a slippery slope. While he sees the pros for the players, he also doesn’t want it to destroy the competitive balance on college athletics.
>> Nebraska needs to keep Maurice Washington healthy. If the Huskers can do that, Frost feels good about the direction the team is heading.
“Maurice is a factor when he’s on the field,” Frost said. “We’ve got to try to keep him on the field.
>> Nebraska and the Husker Sports Network announced on Monday that a Spanish-language radio broadcast will be introduced beginning this Saturday against Northwestern.
“I think it’s great,” Frost said. “Every Nebraska fan can enjoy the game.”
>> Is the head coaching job at Nebraska harder than Frost expected it to be? He doesn’t think so.
"I don't think anybody in our building doubts where it's going and it's going to make it even sweeter when you get there,” he said.
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.