Frost hopes Huskers play with no fear on Saturday

Nebraska football coach Scott Frost met with members of the media over video conference following practice on Thursday. The team makes the trip to Columbus tomorrow for the season opener Saturday against No. 5 Ohio State.
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From: Nebraska Athletics

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraska football coach Scott Frost met with members of the media over video conference following practice on Thursday. The team makes the trip to Columbus tomorrow for the season opener Saturday against No. 5 Ohio State.

As the team prepares to make its first road trip of the season, Frost believes travel operations will run relatively similar to previous seasons.

“We test twice tomorrow, once in the morning before we get on the plane and once when get to Ohio,” Frost said. “So that’s certainly a wrinkle we didn’t have before. But I don’t think the travel will feel much different.”

The one major difference Frost noted will be the game day atmosphere.

“Game day is going to feel different, I would imagine, with empty stadiums,” Frost said. “These giant, cavernous stadiums with no people in them is going to feel a little different.”

Frost spoke on the team’s desire to succeed and no fear of failure when it comes to this weekend’s opponent.

“I am anxious to see their response when inevitably Ohio State makes a play or two on us. I want to see a bunch of guys who don’t like that but aren’t afraid of the next play and go out and continue to try and make great plays,” Frost said.

After the unusually long offseason, Frost spoke on the Huskers’ excitement toward finally playing a game.

“The guys are excited about the challenge. We could complain a lot about a lot of things, but our guys are just excited to be playing. They know the test in front of them,” Frost said.

The Huskers face off against the Buckeyes on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT with television coverage by FOX and radio coverage on the Husker Sports Network.

Other notes from Frost’s press conference on Thursday:

  • Frost announced that LSU transfer Connor Culp will be Nebraska’s starting kicker on Saturday while Michigan State transfer William Przystup will be the starting punter.
  • As far as JUCO wide receiver transfer Omar Manning’s status, Frost said he wasn’t sure if Manning would be available on Saturday but hopes he’ll be ready to play soon.
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