Matt Rhule says Huskers are ‘very coachable’ ahead of spring game

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule said he was so excited for spring ball to begin that he couldn’t sleep the night before.

On Monday, Rhule spoke about the first day of spring practice, what he expects from the Huskers this season and the quarterback room.

But before the Huskers hit the field, Rhule needed to set some team standards, which include being on time for practice and dressing appropriately.

Rhule said if players can be on time and work hard at practice, the Huskers will be off to a good start.

WATCH: Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule talks day one of spring practice

Monday was the first time that Rhule could watch the players do “football things.”

“It’s the first time I’ve seen, like, these quarterbacks throw a ball,” he said.

And Rhule can’t be everywhere at once.

Practice is chaotic, and Rhule said he has to go back and watch tape to properly assess the team.

“I don’t know if we’re good or not, but we’re very coachable,” he said.

Rhule just wants a team that goes out onto the field every Saturday and executes the game plan.

“We want to be a team that, you know, doesn’t beat itself,” he said. “I want to be a team that goes out and executes.”

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With quarterbacks starting to throw, Rhule said he was impressed by what he saw.

The quarterback room includes Casey Thompson, Logan Smothers and a few new additions, like Georgia Tech transfer Jeff Sims.

Rhule said Thompson and Smothers, both of whom are coming off injuries, have not started throwing yet.

“It’s as talented a quarterback room as I’ve ever been a part of, you know, so it was good to see those guys out there,” he said.

Nebraska has just over a month to prepare for the spring game on April 22.

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