In his aim to win the starting quarterback job at Nebraska, redshirt freshman Luke McCaffrey lost an entire spring camp, which gives two-year incumbent starter Adrian Martinez even more of a leg up in the competition.
But NU coach Scott Frost is confident McCaffrey will come along quickly.
"He's one of the hardest-working kids on our team," Frost said. "He spends all his time on football. He's going to be ready. All the reports I'm getting is he's whipping it around pretty good and it's a lot better than anybody has seen him throw."
At running back and receiver, Nebraska will have plenty of young guys and newcomers. Position coaches Ryan Held and Matt Lubick will both have to “earn his money," Frost said.
Nebraska coach Scott Frost freely admits he's not a doctor. So the Husker football program has followed every protocol that has been laid out for it in getting student-athletes back to campus during the coronavirus pandemic.
In announcing a further easing of coronavirus restrictions beginning June 22, Gov. Pete Ricketts said he’s looking ahead to the next, fourth phase of the state’s reopening, which would include allowing 100% occupancy at stadiums and other outdoor venues and 75% occupancy at indoor events.
We're kicking off our annual Husker Camp Countdown, looking at the 50 players poised to have the biggest impact this season. And this could be the year those talented young Huskers step into bigger roles.
With every new report of college football players testing positive for COVID-19, plus concern expressed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, it's fair to question how — or if — the season can be played.
"He's one of the hardest-working kids on our team," Scott Frost said. "He spends all his time on football. He's going to be ready. All the reports I'm getting is he's whipping it around pretty good and it's a lot better than anybody has seen him throw."