Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck spoke with the media about how the offense has performed so far after two workouts to start spring practice as the team was inside and outdoors on Monday. Beck likes the veterans, but knows this team lost some solid leadership.
“It has been good. I like the veteran group right now, our older guys have good retention.” Beck said, “We went back to our building blocks, really just going back to the basics. We are not trying to out scheme anybody right now. We are just trying to line up and run stuff.”
After losing both starting tight ends from last year’s team, (Ben Cotton, Kyler Reed) the Huskers hope to find a replacement to fill the big shoes Cotton and Reed left behind.
“We lost some senior leadership and it shows right now.” Beck said, “Those guys are swimming right now, Sam (Cotton) and Trey Foster are two guys that have some talent and have shown some really good things. I like what Jake Long is doing. He’s the veteran of the group and we have high expectations for them all, and we are going to coach them high. We have high expectations, they’ll catch up– I’m not worried about them.”
Beck was impressed with wide receivers, Kenny Bell, Quincy Enunwa and Jamal Turner and how they looked sharp. He is really pleased with how they have been practicing. The Huskers will be back on the practice field on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week for their first full week of spring ball.