Nebraska was back to work Monday following the 38-31 loss to Indiana. The Huskers are now preparing for a road trip to face Purdue.
Coach Scott Frost met with the media Monday morning to kick off the week.. He discussed the concerns on comments from Indiana, his coaching staff and more during his time at the podium.
Here’s a quick recap of what was discussed.
>> Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass told the Indy Star he felt disrespected by Nebraska, but he’s not the only one to share a feeling of disrespect from Nebraska. Frost said on Monday that he and his staff have been “scratching our heads” about the situation.
“I have no idea where it came from,” Frost said. “If there’s something we did, I’d certainly like to know.”
With that said, Frost also noted that it’s not an issue he’s thinking about as the Huskers will continue to treat every opponent with respect.
>> Third quarter remains an issue and Frost hasn’t quite figured out why.
“We’re scratching our heads a little on that one too,” Frost said.
Nebraska has outscored opponents by one in the first and second quarters, 26 in the fourth quarter but is minus-46 in the third quarter.
>> There was a different kind of team meeting Monday morning. Frost said the team made some of the same mistakes against Indiana the team made last year during the start.
"There comes a time and a place where you have to rip some tails,” Frost said. “That's what we did."
With that said, it was still important to Frost to make it clear that it wasn’t personal. He still wants the coaches to “love on our players and help them improve.” Said the captains understood.
>> The plan remains to redshirt quarterback Luke McCaffrey.
>> Frost was adamant on Saturday that the Huskers can’t just be OK, but that’s where his team is right now. He provided more context on that on Monday.
"I was around here a long time where greatness was expected, the standard,” he said. “I think there's a lot of people old and young on our team that get that. The more we can build on that, the better we'll be."
>> Scott Frost said that if his players are doing what they're being asked to do, then it ultimately falls back on the coaching staff. With that said, he has faith in his staff.
“I don't question my coaches,” he said. “They know what they're doing. … These are the right guys to do it."
>> Speaking of coaches, there has been some criticism around the program specifically geared toward defensive coordinator Erik Chinander. While Frost admitted that little details need to improve, he said Chinander is one of the smartest coaches and that he’s seen more effort (specifically “hats to the ball”) with Chinander leading the way.
“Every kid in our program adores Coach Chinander,” Frost said.
>> Frost was asked about maybe needing to swap a linebacker out for a defensive back in coverage. He said that could be something they look at going forward, but mentioned Deontai Williams.
"Losing Deontai at the beginning of the year hurt us,” he said.