Nebraska Football appears to be headed in the right direction.
There is no doubt that ever since head coach Scott Frost has taken over that there has been a culture change to Nebraska football. After a rebuilding year last year, the program seems to be excited to embark on a new 2019 season. According to the head coach, the results have been noticeable and that is certainly a good thing.
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Scott Frost is definitely excited about a couple things. For one, his freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez put on a show in 2018. Now a sophomore, Martinez should continue to grow. Tuesday, Frost put him in the same breath as national champion Trevor Lawrence. In the college football world, that is great company.
"“It’s hard to make any arguments against (Lawrence), but I felt like we had one of the top if not the top freshman quarterback in the country,” Frost said."
If that is not a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is. By all accounts, Martinez is ready to take on the challenge. However, there is no doubt that there is a lot of pressure being put on the quarterback. Especially in a conference where prestige and talent are abound, Martinez will have a lot to focus on in 2019. I don’t foresee a sophomore slump in his future, but do not quote me on that.
Another thing Frost has noticed is the work ethic of his team. Between their dedication to workouts and their energy, Frost has taken notice. He told the media on Tuesday that his team is farther along than where they were a year ago. If you are a Nebraska football fan, that is music to your ears. There is no doubt that Frost has begun to put his stamp on the program.
"“Just being in year two, guys are more familiar with your scheme, they’ve had two years of strength and conditioning, two years of our culture. I just know we’re in a better place, miles ahead of where we were a year ago.”"
I’m very excited about this upcoming season. I feel like I have been writing about hype and talent surrounding this team for forever now. There may be some growing pains with this team. However, I think they are headed in the right direction. I would be hesitant to use the spring game as a measuring stick because it is more of a dog and pony show. However, it will be good to see all of the players out on the field as offensive and defensive units. They have talent on both sides of the football, and it will be on full display soon enough.
Scott Frost has injected new life into this program. It seems that the coach himself is seeing that pay dividends. Now, we just have to hope that translates to the football field. I think it well and if the results do translate, Scott Frost will lead Nebraska football into a lengthy era of success.