Scott Frost Press Conference | | Nebraska vs. Illinois | August 23, 2021

Scott Frost Press Conference | | Nebraska vs. Illinois | August 23, 2021

questions guys coach no dev chart today i mean is that kind of the plan i guess holding some stuff back here for this opener yeah we’re just getting ready for that first game um no depth sorry does it feel any different from the first three years well okay last year was different but previous two years before that oh i love my team right now we’re having fun we’re preparing hard we’re getting ready for that first game we’re excited how’d the uh those back up qv’s how did it sort itself out through fall camp do you feel like you have a number two right now or yeah we got multiple guys that are ready to play and they’re all prepping hard for this first game that was neat we gave out 12 black shirts and i know those guys are excited to get on the field on saturday with the captains um that were picked damien daniels they got really himself up to that point the last couple years what have you seen from him just his growth not only on the field but off the field to be recognized by his peers like that i can’t wait to watch him play this weekend the team voted on the captains and we got four and he was one of them and he’ll do a great job leading us saturday you came here you really wanted to remake the culture in terms of player leadership a lot of players today say that that’s happened when you look at this group of player leaders what do you like about it and what do you feel like has changed i like how they’re preparing for the game this saturday um starting with today i like how they prepared in camp um i like how they’re leading the team to get us ready are there fires that used to reach your desk that don’t now because of the guys that you haven’t placed i don’t know i’m focused on a saturday what is it about the way that they’re preparing that you like oh they’re they’re playing hard we’re getting good leadership um i think the focus is there uh the guys are excited when you look at uh illinois i i know it’s difficult with being staffed or maybe prepare for them but can you go back and look at some of their personnel from last year there’s some guys who jump out for how much do you kind of balance back their personnel with also not knowing exactly what a new staff’s gonna do yeah there’s some challenges to playing a team that has a new staff we didn’t play very well against them last year made some mistakes we need to play better uh this this year um i think the guys are locked in on that how much do you think the illinois coaching staff will draw from the stuff that velema did at wisconsin arkansas as opposed to making things fit to what they have there i have no idea all we can do is guess so we’re just doing the best we can to prepare for the game it’s got to feel like you’re in a good place clarity wise in terms of the color protocols you’ve been asked to abide by now going forward with the campuses yeah like i said i think we’re in a really good spot i think there’ll probably be an announcement from someone other than me here real soon about that um to me that’s private for the kids and and i don’t want them thinking about that or what i’m thinking about saturday i think i’ve given you any indication of how testing or will there be testing yeah there’ll be a once a week testing for anyone who’s not fully vaccinated and i don’t think that’ll be a distraction from from what we’re trying to get done who will you announce i don’t know i think you’ll hear something from i think you’ll hear something from nebraska i think you’ll hear something do you want to tell us if i wanted to tell you i would preparation wise is this team where you’d like to be being in game week yeah you’re never 100 satisfied we can always get better but i’ve been excited about the preparation um all the preparation in in the world doesn’t matter if you don’t go play well so um i think our guys are laser focused right now and i like where they are coach 90 degree day probably out there at noon kickoff how important will depth be just on a hot day an opener like this for you guys we’ll see we’re doing whatever we can to get them in the right environments to be ready to play um that’s what you can expect around here as a is a warm game early on in this league so i think i think we’ll have them ready to try to perform well coach held done this this fall camp of getting those running backs ready to play in game shape yeah coach health is an important part of our team and he’s he’s doing a good job getting those guys up to speed and i think we’ll have several guys ready to go for us how do you feel about the progress that your defense has made and being able to create turnovers you know what you see in practice and where were you at in that phase i feel good about it look forward to watching them play on saturday you
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Scott Frost Press Conference | | Nebraska vs. Illinois | August 23, 2021

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