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Scott Frost Talks Thanksgiving Plans, Running On Iowa and More

November 27, 2019
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Husker head coach Scott Frost met with the media one final time Wednesday afternoon to address Friday’s upcoming game against Iowa (1:30 p.m. CT; BTN). Here’s what he had to say.

>> There was no update to the status of freshman wideout Wan’Dale Robinson. After being asked directly about Robinson on Monday, Frost was asked about injuries in general Wednesday and again didn’t offer much. The wideout is presumed to be questionable after missing both the Wisconsin and Maryland games the last two weeks. 

“We've got some guys banged up, but that's football this time of year," Frost said. "We also have some guys that have a chance to play who haven't played lately. We'll just see how it falls."

>> Frost said the team will have a “Fast Friday” practice on Thursday, a walk-through, and then they’ll go through the usual day-before-the-game routine Thursday night. “They’ve handled the short week well,” Frost said. 

As for a Thanksgiving dinner as a team, HyVee catered for the Huskers Tuesday night.  

>> When asked about the running game, Frost said he thinks the team has gotten better with some of the base run schemes throughout the year, the holes have gotten bigger in recent weeks and the offensive line has been better. 

“We’ve got our work cut out for us against Iowa,” Frost said. “They’re going to make us earn it. We can’t have a good play every now and again, we have to be consistent.”

>> Asked again about weather and how inclement conditions might effect what they do Friday, Frost said, “That’s football this time of year.”

>> The senior class this year isn’t a big one, but it has some big names—inside linebacker Mohamed Barry, corner Lamar Jackson, defensive tackle Darrion Daniels, running back Wyatt Mazour, to name a few—and Frost said the entire team is trying to send the group out right. 

“Honestly, the whole team’s having fun,” Frost said. “The whole team’s anxious to play and excited to play. A lot of those guys want to send the seniors out the best way possible.”

Asked if there was something special about Senior Day coming against a rival, Frost stuck with his standard comments on the topic: rivalries are for the fans and they have to approach the game the same as any other week.

 
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