Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost met with the media following practice on Wednesday as Nebraska prepares for its annual red/white spring game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The head coach shared some disappointing news as he confirmed that Nebraska’s top rated player in the 2021 recruiting class will miss the spring game and at least part of the upcoming fall season due to a knee injury. Freshman tight end Thomas Fidone injured the knee during a non-contact drill during practice last week and was to undergo surgery on Thursday. Frost spoke highly of how Fidone had progressed during spring camp.
Frost said the first half of Saturday’s spring game will be about getting “practice-style” repetitions for veteran players with younger players going against one another with live tackling in the second half. Frost said that the format is a result of a physically demanding spring.
Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander will both be in the press box and will call plays for their respective units. Both defensive groups will be on one sideline while both offensive squads will set up on the other.
Saturday’s game is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m.