Scott Frost updates Nebraska’s health ahead of spring game; key recruit visits Huskers
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A health update
Nebraska coach Scott Frost shared Tuesday that a virus is going around his team, and numbers may be “dangerously low” for the spring game if players don’t get healthy by Saturday.
Frost also confirmed that redshirt freshman walk-on Bradley Bunner was taken to the hospital after a collision in practice on Tuesday. Bunner was later released after “precautionary evaluation and tests.”
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Nebraska hosted a visit from one of its top 2019 recruiting targets on Tuesday when 4-star linebacker Nick Henrich made the trip to Lincoln. Henrich is one of two Omaha (Neb.) Burke prospects on the Huskers’ radar, and his visit is one of the most important so far for Nebraska.
Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles has received a one-year contract extension, it was announced Tuesday. Miles’ contract extension keeps him as the Huskers coach through the 2020-21 season.
Back to the top
Can Frost get Nebraska back to being of of college football’s elite programs? He’s going to everything he can to make it happen, and he doesn’t think Nebraska’s former leadership did much to help the Huskers be great.
Vote of confidence
Speaking of the college football elite, former Cornhuskers fullback Jeff Makovicka believes Frost “knows what works.” So much so, he believes Frost will bring Nebraska back to college football greatness.
Building a brotherhood
When it comes to Nebraska’s defensive line, the players don’t just eat together, hang out together and live together. They also conduct interviews together, showcasing their bond as brothers.
Isaac Townsend, a 3-star defensive end from Arvada, Colo., was able to make an unofficial visit to Nebraska recently. What did he take away from that visit? He likes the way the Huskers practice.
Danny Woodhead may have never played for Nebraska, but the Chadron State and NFL alum still checked in with the Huskers Tuesday. In doing so, Woodhead also created a solid hashtag for any former players that are now retired.
Thanks @BarrettRuud and @coach_frost for having me out! Also great meeting @CoachWalters1, @CoachChinander and many others! Can tell they are building something special in Lincoln! #huskers #washedupretiredguy
— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) April 17, 2018
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