Nebraska running backs coach Ryan Held met with the media following Monday’s spring practice. Held said that one of the best things this spring is that they don’t have to wait for any running backs to arrive this summer. They are all here now and ready to compete. Nebraska’s running back group has been hampered by injuries and off the field issues for the last two seasons. The Huskers top two running backs from last season, Dedrick Mills and Wan’Dale Robinson, are both gone leaving Nebraska with a group that certainly has talent but for the most part is unproven. Held said that he does not have a depth chart for this spring. It is about competing and getting better.
One of the newcomers to the group is Markese Stepp, a transfer from USC. Held said that he has liked what he has seen from Stepp but he is going through a learning curve with grasping Nebraska’s run scheme.
Held said that they won’t use inexperience as an excuse. Held said, “There is no excuse. We’ve got to grow up and we’ve got to make it happen.”