The Nebraska football team completed its 10th practice of the 2015 spring football season on Wednesday afternoon. The Huskers practiced for just over two hours outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields in full pads.
Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf spoke with media members following the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice. Langsdorf talked about the recent Husker quarterback play, mentioning that the quarterbacks are finally starting to settle into the new offense.
“I thought right before spring break and really the last couple of days I felt like we have made some progress,” Langsdorf said. “We have been able to repeat some concepts and I think the quarterbacks are getting more comfortable. I just think there is a comfort level for the players that is starting to come around.”
Langsdorf said that the first two or three practices can be especially tough on the quarterbacks, as they are all trying to learn a completely new system, in which the offense huddles up compared to running a no-huddle style of offense.
“I think day one, they are trying to figure out where to stand in the huddle and call the play, remember the snap count and who the reads are, there are a lot of stuff for them, now they are not having to think as much and they are more comfortable,” he said. “They are calling plays out, they are more comfortable with what the formation looks like and then what the starting point of the play is.”
He added, “I think all of that stuff for all of them has greatly improved since day one. I think they are playing faster because of it.”
Checking down to the backfield receiver is something Langsdorf really stressed the quarterbacks need to continue to work on.
“We have to get on the No. 2 and No. 3 receivers a little bit better, we have a good idea about No. 1, but getting to the second and third guy—especially the check down out of the backfield. Those kinds of throws are what we are kind of missing a bit.”
Nebraska returns to the practice field on Friday for its 11th workout of the spring. Check back at Huskers.com for updates.