Nebraska Football: Cameron Jurgens showing improvement for 2020

BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 7: The Nebraska Cornhuskers offense lines up against the Colorado Buffaloes behind offensive lineman Cameron Jurgens #51 in the third quarter of a game at Folsom Field on September 7, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - SEPTEMBER 7: The Nebraska Cornhuskers offense lines up against the Colorado Buffaloes behind offensive lineman Cameron Jurgens #51 in the third quarter of a game at Folsom Field on September 7, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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The Nebraska Football center is showing improvement for 2020.

If you watched any bit of Nebraska football last season, you would know that snapping was a huge issue. Yes, center Cameron Jurgens was in his first year. Nevertheless, poor snapping killed drives, and often times derailed any momentum that Nebraska football had over the course of a game.

Now, it sounds like things are getting a little bit better in the snapping department. Now in his second year at the position, Jurgens  is seeing things better, and it sounds like he is more confident in his snaps.

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To be honest with you, I didn’t realize how important having a good snapper was until last year. I thought it was something that was very routine and it didn’t require a ton of practice. However, it was made extremely clear to me that snapping was a huge component of the game.

Thankfully for Jurgens, the snapping issues appear to be a thing of the past. Thursday via Zoom, he spoke to reporters and told them in essence that he can see the game better now. This would certainly be awesome if he could be, a consistently reliable snapper. I know he is a good lineman, and he has the size and strength to become one of the best. Now, it’s all about snapping.

I love that it sounds like he is getting his head right. Honestly, I thought it may have been a mental issue for him at times. Once he messed up the first couple of snaps, I could see him second-guessing himself. It happens all the time when kickers miss a couple of field goals. They begin to second-guess themselves on each kick.

Offensive line coach Greg Austin has noticed improvement from Jurgens as well. According to the coach, Jurgens is much farther along now that he was a year ago.

"“Man, he’s done a really good job of getting that command presence,” Nebraska offensive line coach Greg Austin said Thursday. “His command presence a year ago is 180 degrees from where it is now.”"

I’ll be interested to see exactly how well he does over this next season. I trust that he will be better, and I really think he has worked hard at trying to improve his skills.

Nebraska football needs him to be better, as the offense will be heavily relied upon this season. I can’t wait to see the improvements he made, and it sounds like he and the coaches are both satisfied with his progress.