The sold out Nebraska spring game is a little more than a week away, and the format of the scrimmage will be known soon.
Head coach Scott Frost said Tuesday that he and his staff are deciding on a format this week.
“We kind of had to wait and see where we were as a team on both sides of the ball and where we were health wise so we get the teams split up,” Frost said. “There’s 90,000 people coming and I want to put on the best show for them that we can and show people the progress.”
The annual Red-White Scrimmage kicks off at 11 a.m. central time, and will be nationally televised on the Big Ten Network. It sold out in roughly 26 hours, but the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office recently allocated roughly 1,000 returned tickets to fans through a random lottery.
The lottery ended on Tuesday afternoon, and fans will be notified via email by Thursday on whether or not they got their tickets.
Traditionally, the spring game has always marked the end of spring football practices, but Frost confirmed Tuesday that the team will hold its 15th and final spring practice early in the week following the scrimmage.
“The end of our time is up after that first couple of days of the week following the spring game, so we’ll have one more practice then,” Frost said. “It’ll probably be part practice and part kind of teaching the guys how we want them to run the captains’ practices and 7-on-7s in the summer.”
Most times during a coaching change, any roster attrition usually comes at the conclusion of spring practices. Frost isn’t aware of any player intending to transfer at the moment, but he’ll learn more about where his group stands in the days to follow.
“After spring, I’m going to sit down with every player individually and kind of tell them where I think they are and get their ideas about what’s going on and where they are,” Frost said. “So, I’ll have those individual meetings after spring. Hopefully, nobody leaves the program, but there’s only so many guys that can play, so sometimes those things work themselves out.”
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