Injuries plaging several key Nebraska players during spring practice | Football

Nebraska passed the halfway point of spring workouts Thursday and continues to practice without multiple players who will figure prominently into next season. Tight end has been particularly hard, NU coach Scott Frost said. Along with Travis Vokolek, Chris Hickman and Chancellor Brewington, touted second-year freshman Thomas Fidone has missed time with injury as well. … Read more

Zavier Betts’ future unclear with Nebraska football | Football

One of Nebraska’s most dynamic playmakers is no longer part of the program. Huskers coach Scott Frost said Thursday that third-year receiver and Bellevue West graduate Zavier Betts is not practicing and his future with NU is unclear. He declined to get into specifics, repeatedly saying the speedy 6-foot-2, 200-ponder is “not a member of … Read more

‘You’re going to make six figures as a player here’: NIL looms large for Nebraska’s fortunes | Football

Casey Thompson showed the email to his teammates a few weeks ago. This was a new one. The message asked if the Husker quarterback would consider monetizing his name, image and likeness by creating some exclusive online videos. He could lead workouts, for example, or do instructional videos or QB training. The catch, for Thompson … Read more

Steven M. Sipple: One of Thompson’s reasons for choosing Huskers tends to stand out | Column

Things I know, and things I think I know: “Why” is an incredibly important word in the newspaper business. In that regard, it seems sensible to share why the former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson chose Nebraska as his transfer spot. Husker fans might even extract a level of optimism from his answer. “First and foremost, … Read more

Nebraska football quarterbacks give first statements on new offense | Sports

For the first time this spring, the Nebraska football team’s new quarterbacks opened up about their early experiences in spring practice. Nebraska lost four-year starter Adrian Martinez to the transfer portal, and the football team’s starting quarterback position remains unfilled, with returning sophomore Logan Smothers, Texas transfer junior Casey Thompson and Florida State transfer freshman … Read more

Casey Thompson and Nebraska quarterbacks take center stage on Wednesday | Football

Nebraska’s quarterback competition took center stage after practice Wednesday. One by one, the most prominent members of football’s most prominent position fielded questions from media members after the Huskers completed the first third of their 15 spring workouts. Casey Thompson — in his first general interview since joining NU from the transfer portal in January … Read more

Nebraska already seeing benefits of new coaches on first day of spring practice | Football

On the first day of Nebraska’s new offense, head coach Scott Frost saw that some of his new assistant coaches still needed to know where to go during the opening spring practice. He’s loved sitting in a room with Mark Whipple, Bryan Applewhite, Mickey Joseph and Donovan Raiola and listening to their ideas, but it’s … Read more

Steven M. Sipple: Husker spring football season “one of the most important ever,” Alberts says | Column

Things I know, and things I think I know: Trev Alberts isn’t a big win-the-offseason guy. He knows it doesn’t count for much. “We’ve done a lot of winning in the offseason around here,” he says. Many Nebraska football fans have grown tired of offseason hyperbole preceding autumn frustration. The phenomenon became acutely noticeable to … Read more

New coaches, new quarterbacks: Nebraska has no time to waste in spring camp | Football

LINCOLN — In the three-and-a-half-months since the Husker brass decided Scott Frost would keep his job for at least one more year, Nebraska football has lost two games, switched out five coaches, said goodbye to a four-year Starting quarterback and several defensive stars, signed one of the nation’s highest-rated group of transfers and tried to … Read more

Nebraska spring football preview: Seven position battles beyond quarterback | Football

LINCOLN — Even as all reporters’ ears and fans’ eyes turn toward the quarterback position at Nebraska, there are, in fact, seven position battles more interesting and competitive than the premier spot, where Texas transfer Casey Thompson is projected to be the guy who takes the 2022 season’s first snap in Ireland. Elsewhere? Jobs are … Read more