Husker Football – Spring Update

LINCOLN – The Nebraska football team held its third and final scrimmage of spring camp prior to the spring game on Wednesday.   Assistant coaches visited with the media following Wednesday’s practice.  It appeared as though the defense had the better day.  Offensive line coach Greg Austin and tight ends coach Sean Beckton were both a bit critical of the approach from the offense during Wednesday’s scrimmage.  Beckton told media members, “For the most part, the defense pretty much gave it to us today.”  Austin said it was the whole offense that struggled.  “Pick a position, guys weren’t dialed into the details of what they were doing, and certainly our defense played with more energy…”

Nebraska’s defense has a lot of returning experience while the offense is looking for newcomers and inexperienced players to fill in vacant spots especially at running back and multiple wide receiver positions.  The offense has had some good days during spring camp where it met or even exceeded expectations but Wednesday did not appear to be one of those days.  Austin said that he hopes the scrimmage will serve as a “wakeup call” for the offense.

In other notes made available to the media – Big Ten kicker of the year Connor Culp sat out Saturday’s open practice but did participate on Wednesday.  Scholarship punter Daniel Cerni, an Australian native, had almost no understanding of American football when he arrived in the United States last summer but appears to have settled in and is showing off a strong leg in practice.