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Scott Frost Talks Run Game, Offensive Line and More as Huskers Prepare for Georgia Southern

September 05, 2022

Coach Scott Frost met with the media on Monday following Nebraska’s 38-17 win over North Dakota. The Huskers were back to practice on Monday in preparation to face Georgia Southern.

One area that needs improvement for Nebraska is the offensive line, which Frost said he didn’t want to single out when looking at the offense. For him, he feels the improvement needs to be made to “the run game in general.” With that said, he felt the Huskers’ running backs played really well against North Dakota.

Frost said that the “vision of the running backs was really good” against North Dakota. He added that “they saw cracks and hit some seams” that were hard to see.

When speaking specifically about Nebraska’s offensive line, Frost did point out the two sacks the Huskers gave up in the first half against North Dakota. He added that those two were too many.

“It’s been a process to get everybody together on the same page,” Frost said about the offense. He said the Huskers will continue to work on it and expects 1s-versus-1s in practice this upcoming week, which also offers the defense more of a look against a No. 1 offense.

More news and notes:

>> Frost didn’t have much to say on the tackling front, but said it’s something the team is constantly working on.

“One thing we can’t get is too many live reps and practice,” he said, adding that “we probably get as many if not more than most but there is no substitute” for live reps.

“You see a lot of early season stuff that teams have to fix and we’re no different than anybody else,” Frost said. “There’s things that we need to fix.”

>> When asked about the tight ends, Frost pointed toward Chancellor Brewington. He called him a “special kid” who has been asked to fill a number of roles at Nebraska.

“He does anything we ask him,” Frost said.

With that said, there was not an update on the return of Travis Vokolek. Frost offered that the Huskers “look forward to have Travis back very soon.”

>> Frost said offensive coordinator Mark Whipple did a “great job in the second half” calling the game. He also thought communication improved.

>> Where has Rahmir Johnson been this season? After rushing for 495 yards in 2021, Johnson hasn’t done much in 2022.

“He’s one of the guys I feel the worst for,” Frost said, adding that he’d like to get him more involved and believes that he will make an impact this season.

>> Marques Buford and Myles Farmer have played a lot of football through two games (Buford has played every snap, while Farmer has played all but two). While Frost said they need to give them a break, he’s liked the overall play from his safeties.

>> Running back Anthony Grant was named the co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. He had 189 yards and two touchdowns against North Dakota.

It’s not surprising that the -OR- designation was also removed from his name on the depth chart.

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