Depth along the offensive line is improving as the Husker football team heads down the stretch in spring drills. Lack of depth was an issue in 2015 as Nebraska finished the season with a record of 6-7.
“The biggest issue is in the assignment errors”, said offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. “That first group is further along and the young guys make a lot of mistakes but physically we are better and we don’t have as big of a gap.”
Linebacker is one of the deepest position groups on the team and that means linebacker coach Trent Bray will have some difficult decisions to make. Bray says two of the players who have shown the most improvement are junior Marcus Newby and sophomore Dedrick Young.
“They have leaned out and they have changed their body and are moving much better right now”, said Bray. “Marcus has been as consistent as he has ever been right now and that is what you like to see.”
The Huskers return to the practice field on Saturday.
Sean Callahan contributed to this story