Nebraska football was undoubtedly set back by the pandemic.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the entire world was turned upside down.
Sports, and college football were certainly affected by this. Instead of going through a normal routine over the course of the off-season, everything had to be done in a different way. While there were some positives to this, there also were some challenges.
Nebraska football faced several challenges of their own on the field. the pandemic certainly put a little bit of a halt on any momentum the program may have had from last year. Especially in terms of landing prospects, this pandemic was unfriendly to Nebraska. Nevertheless, they managed to still recruit at a high level and land key prospects for multiple classes.
However, the program itself seemed to be able to make do with what was a tricky situation. From resume visits to filling out recruiting classes, everything had to be done in an unorthodox way. If anything, Nebraska did a nice job of adapting to the circumstances. That is certainly a positive notch in the belt of the coaching staff and players. Now, they look to return to a sense of normalcy with practices beginning again.
I take a look at three ways the pandemic hurt the Nebraska football program and what the outcomes may be moving forward.