Nebraska football players have quickly learned most of Scott Frost’s new offense. Through seven spring practices, the Huskers have installed a majority of their new playbook, offensive coordinator Troy Walters told reporters Saturday.
But knowing the ins and outs of Frost’s high-octane system? That’s understandably going to take some more time.
“I’m not going to put a time frame on how long it’s going to take. We’ve got some great student-athletes and they want to learn,” Walters said. “They do everything they can to learn what we’re throwing at them but it’s going to take some time. At UCF, it took us until probably Year 2 for the guys to really understand what we wanted and how we wanted it done but it could be faster here. I’m not going to put a timetable on it. We’re just going to feed the guys with information and the plays and coaching them up, and then this summer will be really big for them to go out there on their own and really practice what we put in. If they do that, they’ll get better and we’ll have what we need for the season.”
Frost’s UCF offense in 2017 — his second year with the program — was the best unit in the country. The Knights scored 48.2 points and racked up 530.9 total yards per game. Nebraska fans are hoping that kind of offensive firepower translates in Lincoln, where the Huskers will host their annual spring game April 21.
Walters said Nebraska’s offense is getting where it needs to be, one rep at a time.
“It’s all about reps. That’s why we practice fast. That’s why a lot of the times we split up in two groups so that everyone is getting reps,” Walters said. “We think that you learn better by playing and by getting extra reps. A of details and a lot of the little things are going to come from extra reps and watching film and making sure we’re champions in the film room and making sure we’re learning from our mistakes. If we’re doing that and getting better each practice, then we’ll be where we want to be come fall.”