‘We had a bad day today’: Huskers continue to face offensive challenges

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – With two weeks into fall camp, the Husker offense continues to face some challenges.

Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple said Wednesday’s practice was a bit of a setback.  Proving once again that the strength of the team this season looks to come from the defense.

“We had a bad day today,” Whipple said.  “I think the guys are tired.  They feel sorry for themselves.  The defense did a nice job today, a couple of turnovers but I didn’t like the way we responded.”

These daily battles have pushed quarterbacks like Casey Thompson and Chubba Purdy, who Whipple says are both taking first-team reps.

He said if he had to rank the two QBs right now, he’d put Thompson at No. 1, Purdy at No. 2 and Logan Smothers at No. 3.

And despite the QBs developments during fall camp, Whipple says they need to take control and be more vocal.

“Quite honestly, we need more people to speak up on offense, we got, you know me and Travis Vokalek and Turner Corcoran, but we need more guys to speak up,” Thompson said.

In addition, Thompson said that the defense has done a great job at speaking up and having a lot of leaders.

“I would say just, I tell everybody today just pick each other up and stay positive, keep encouraging each other,” Thompson said.

Purdy told the media that despite having some guys work hard on offense they need to step up when times get tough.

“A lot of guys, you know we’re working hard but like coach was telling us today, we need to have that edge to us and we need to dig deep and when times get tough we need to finish,” Purdy said.

In just 16 days, the Huskers will take the field in Dublin, Ireland.

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