Huskers moving past installation phase of spring practice

Nebraska freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez awaits the snap during a practice session inside the Hawks Championship Center. (KHGI)

Nebraska completed their second full week of practice under Scott Frost. Yesterday was the first time the Huskers scrimmaged in full pads. The defense at this point according to defensive coordinator Erik Chinander is ahead of schedule which was evident in the scrimmage according to reports.

Not to say there aren't high expectations for the new up–tempo offense. The install is nearly complete after just 7 practice sessions. Husker coaches are now turning their focus to cleaning up the little things. They're hoping to lay the foundation for a powerful offensive attack by increasing their level of physicality in the trenches.

"Anytime you think temp, you think tempo or spread offense you think soft, but we're going to be physical," said offensive coordinator Troy Walters. "It all starts with those guys up front. Those guys understand that if we can play fast, that's to our advantage. If we can get lined up and the defense isn't set then we can come off the ball and control the line of scrimmage. They're doing a great job. We're throwing a lot at them. Defense is throwing a lot at us and so the combination of both sometimes doesn't look as good as it needs to be. The guys are learning and they're all in."

Nebraska is off Monday and will return to the practice field on Tuesday.

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