Huskers talk culture ahead of final stretch of season

Tough love and pride were the buzz words of the day as the Nebraska football team addressed the media on Monday. 
Huskers Remain Confident Despite 0 2 Start

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Tough love and pride were the buzz words of the day as the Nebraska football team addressed the media on Monday.

The Huskers enter the week with just a 1-4 record with three games remaining on the schedule.

“We’re just playing for our pride,” said senior safety Deontai Williams. “There’s no need to hang your head now.”

Scott Frost and several other players echoed that statement. However, the Big Red need to fix some of the disciplinary issues they’ve been having most of the season.

Frost said that if the Huskers hadn’t turned the ball over, had a bad penalty or a bad snap, they’d be scoring on 90 percent of their drives. But it’s more difficult than just yelling at the players to correct those kind of mistakes.

Junior captain and quarterback Adrian Martinez gave an interesting perspective on “coaching hard.”

“With my generation, guys tend to not to like to be yelled at, especially in group settings,” Martinez said. “Some of that old school tough love, there’s a place for that.”

Said Frost on the subject, “Our program is going to be about love first and then the toughness is added into that.”

Frost also said he was concerned about the growing COVID-19 cases across the country, especially in the Big Ten. Minnesota, the Huskers’ Dec. 12 opponent, canceled its game against Northwestern on Saturday due to an outbreak within it’s program.

“The health and safety of everyone is a bigger deal than football,” Frost said. “We’re going to keep our fingers crossed that we can play these last three games.”

Nebraska is slated to play at Purdue this Saturday with an 11:00 a.m. kickoff.

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