Frost discusses Huskers offseason and fall camp
Scott Frost met with the media for about 20 minutes today to discuss the format for fall camp and to discuss the Huskers spring/summer offseason.
Here’s a breakdown of the notes we gleaned from Frost today.
Fall Camp Notes
Practices have shifted into the mornings and the fall roster has expanded from 105 to 110 members under new NCAA guidelines for the 2018 season. Injuries will likely not be reported unless they are season-ending.
Coach Frost is still working on how to select the team captains. At UCF he had a leadership council and rotated captions based on the council’s feedback but nothing has been decided for how to handle that at Nebraska yet.
109 of the 110 fall camp roster spots have been determined.
Who is on the Fall Camp Roster
- Maurice Washington is expected in Lincoln today and will be on the 110-man roster
- Despite rumors, Mikale Wilbon is a part of the 110-man roster
- Tre Neal (UCF S transfer) is part of the fall roster
- CB Will Jackson is part of the fall roster
- No official update on WR recruit Dominick Watt but Frost was optimistic he will be cleared soon
General Offseason Notes
Frost commented, “we’ve had about as good of an offseason as we could have had”. He’s very happy with the roster additions over the summer and the gains in the weight room. The staff is looking for from players to play with 100% intensity every practice. He commented this spring that practices were very good to average in terms of intensity.
“Offseason momentum is for newspapers and fans on websites,” said Frost. It’s time (for us) to prove it.”
Frost doesn’t believe fall camp will be more intense than spring ball, they just expect more buy-in and for every player to be intense every practice.
Offensive Line Comments
Frost said that the offensive line had a really good offseason and the talent, attitude, and leadership is there for them to be successful.
As many fans know, depth at offensive tackle may still be an issue for the Huskers and Frost is looking for some younger guys to step up.
Regarding the quarterbacks, “Everyone is on GO right now,” Frost said referring to how all the pieces in Monopoly start together on the “GO” square in the board game.
Frost joked they could determine which QB takes the first snap of fall camp by rolling a dice.
Interestingly, Noah Vedral’s NCAA waiver application to play this fall is still being reviewed by the NCAA. Read into that what you may.
Running back Tre Bryant is feeling good and is expected to be involved with all other running backs during fall camp. The medical staff will continue to keep an eye on Bryant and his knees and they will do their best to be “smart” with Bryant as he comes back from injury.
As mentioned at the start of this update, 2018 running back recruit Maurice Washington is expected to be on campus today and will participate in fall camp as a full participant.
Frost stated there would be “several” walk-ons who will get a shot during fall camp but didn’t have a number for how many that would be.
With 85 scholarships allowed under NCAA guidelines, fans should expect about 25 walk-ons to get serious reps
View the entire Scott Frost press conference here:
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