It’s the final week of the regular season for Nebraska. It’s also a short week as the Huskers prepare to face Iowa on Friday at Memorial Stadium.
Coach Scott Frost kicked off the week on Monday with his weekly press conference. He discussed everything from the matchup with Iowa to Senior Day and plenty more.
Let’s take a quick look at what Frost said during his time at the podium.
>> Nebraska’s Senior Day is Friday and Frost hopes the seniors can enjoy the day.
“Senior Day was special for me,” he said. “I think it’s special for all of the guys the last time they can be out there.”
With that said, the Huskers can also get bowl eligible with a win over Iowa on Friday. However, Frost said he approaches every game the same and wants his team to do the same.
"I don't want our team to put any more emphasis on one game than another,” Frost said.
And Frost did say he likes the enthusiasm he’s seen from the team recently and hopes to carry that into the matchup with Iowa.
>> Speaking of enthusiasm, Frost saw more of it from the defense against Maryland.
“Well, we held a team to seven on the road so that’s a start,” Frost said.
>> Iowa is on a four-game winning streak against Nebraska, which is something Frost said he can’t get too hung up on in-season.
“Those are things I think about in the offseason,” Frost said. “Honestly, I can’t get caught up in all that as the program’s leader.”
Frost went on to say that he has to focus on what he can do now against Iowa and he’s here to fix it. However, he knows it won’t be easy against the Hawkeyes.
"You know what you're going to get with Iowa,” he said. “They make you earn it."
>> Nebraska will face Minnesota for Black Friday for two years after this year, but then it’ll switch back to Iowa after that. Frost said he’s looking forward to renewing that matchup with the Hawkeyes and keeping it as the final game of the season in the future.
“If it hasn’t caught on, it will,” Frost said about the game.
>> Seniors didn’t speak on Monday, but Frost said not to read too much into it. With the short week, he wanted the team to focus as much as possible and thus limited the number of players available to speak.
>> Luke McCaffrey played both quarterback and receiver against Maryland. Frost was pleased with what he saw from the freshman.
"He can run, he can throw, he can catch,” Frost said. “He loves it.”
For those wanting to see McCaffrey as a wide receiver permanenty, Frost was clear he will stay at quarterback.
>> Rahmir Johnson has played in four games this season. He is now emergency-only as Nebraska hopes to maintain a redshirt season for him.
>> Frost was pleased with the performance by kicker Matt Waldoch against Maryland. While he’s “on loan” from the club soccer team, Frost hopes to keep Waldoch on the football team going forward and the two have already talked about it.
>> A quick injury update: Kanawai Noa is done for the season and will not be available against Iowa. He had to have his meniscus repaired.
Frost wouldn’t provide an update on Wan’Dale Robinson.