Lincoln- The Nebraska
football team continued its 2013 spring practice season Monday afternoon, as
the Huskers practiced in the Hawks Championship Center and the outside practice
field for just over two hours in short and helmets.
After their second practice of the spring, offensive
coordinator Tim Beck spoke with the media about how the offense has performed
so far in spring practice.
“It has been good. I
like the veteran group right now, our older guys have good retention.” Beck
said, “We went back to our building blocks, really just going back to the
basics. We are not trying to out scheme anybody right now. We are just trying
to line up and run stuff.”
Beck also talked about the ongoing battle with limiting
offensive turnovers, and noted that he hopes going back to the basics will be
the cure to the problem.
“Yeah we are trying to go back to the basics with that
stuff,” Beck said, “I know offensively we lost 14 fumbles, we have to be better than that. I
don’t want any. We will just keep working on those things and keep talking to
them about just being secure with the football.”
After losing both starting tight ends from last year’s team, (Ben Cotton, Kyler Reed) the Huskers hope
to find a replacement to fill the big shoes Cotton and Reed left behind.
“We lost some senior leadership and it shows right now.”
Beck said, “Those guys are swimming right now, Sam (Cotton) and Trey Foster are
two guys that have some talent and have shown some really good things. I like
what Jake Long is doing. He’s the veteran of the group and we have high
expectations for them all, and we are going to coach them high. We have high
expectations, they’ll catch up-- I’m not worried about them.”
Beck also noted that the veteran groups of wide
receivers, Kenny Bell, Quincy Enunwa and Jamal Turner in particular look really
sharp right now and he is really pleased with how they have been practicing.
The Huskers will be back on the practice field on
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week for their first full week of spring
ball. Continue to check back to Huskers.com throughout the spring for all your
spring football updates.