Frost, Huskers focusing on an improved ground game
One of the biggest areas in desperate need of improvement at Nebraska is the run game.
In 2017, there were only ten teams nationwide who ran the ball for fewer yards per game than the Huskers 107.5.
"Our offense is going to be committed to the run first," head coach Scott Frost said. "To varying degrees, we've thrown it and run it, but we can't go as an offense, and no one can go as an offense, without establishing the run."
How much had to do with Tre Bryant going down to injury is anyone's guess. He averaged 149.5 yards per game but only played in the first two games.
Regardless, the time to make a transition back to a successful ground game starts now.
"I've been part of this offense for a long time and we've had big time players and players that people recognize because of the style of our offense," Frost said. "So there's great opportunities here for running backs today and in the future. We'll let those guys battle it out and determine who the best guy is and see if we can fix the 1,000 yard problem."
Ameer Abdullah is the last I–Back to rush for at least 1,000 yards at Nebraska when he collected 1,611 back in 2014.
Bryant is back for his junior season and so is sophomore Jaylin Bradley, plus highly recruited junior college transfer Greg Bell, who has two years of eligibility remaining.
The Huskers return to spring practice March 27.