The Nebraska football team practiced for approximately two hours on Thursday inside the Hawks Championship Center.
Head Coach Scott Frost addressed the media following practice and talked about the week of practice leading up to Nebraska’s first road game Saturday at Michigan.
“It was a good week,” Frost said. “Still a lot of things we’re working on, a lot of things we have to fix, but the guys are excited to play.”
Frost said the Husker offense will have a challenge going up against an aggressive Michigan defense, led by coordinator Don Brown.
“He’s got good players to work with and they have good scheme,” Frost said. “They take away just about everything easy that should be there and make you earn it. They’re going to play hard. I’m sure we’re playing a young quarterback or a backup quarterback. They’ll be coming over the walls on blitzes so we’ll have to be ready for all that.”
On the quarterback front, Frost gave an update on the status of true freshman Adrian Martinez, who missed the Troy game last week due to injury.
“He’s further along,” Frost said. “Again, it isn’t just, ‘is he ready to go’, it’s ‘is he ready to go mentally and physically to the point where he can protect himself in the game and make sure he stays healthy’. He’s really close. We’ve got to make a final decision.”
Nebraska will finish preparations with a helmets-only walk-through on Friday. The Huskers face off against Michigan on Saturday, September 22 at 11 a.m. CT with FS1 providing television coverage.