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Frost offers high praise for freshman Maurice Washington, wants to see more from quarterbacks

Posted at 9:52 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 22:52:04-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) After one week of fall camp for Nebraska, the quarterback battle rages on in Lincoln. And as practice progresses, Scott Frost wants to see his signal callers take more command of the offense.

"I'd like to see them be farther ahead right now than what they are," Frost said following Friday's workout. "I think at the end of spring they were doing a really good job and it seemed like they got it. We didn't quite pick up there where we left off from spring. Everything has just got to operate faster for them and that'll come when they're familiar enough with the offense that it clicks in their mind faster."

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At the running back spot, a name that has drawn a lot of attention this first week has been Maurice Washington. The head Husker added on to the praise for the true freshman. 

"We're glad to have Mo," said Frost. "He had a long road to get here but he's had probably a dozen big plays, spectacular plays already in this camp so he's definitely opening some eyes and I think he's got a bright future here."

Another theme so far in camp for the Big Red has been toughness. And in Frost's eyes, that has to change from a season ago. 

"I got the impression that watching from afar that last year when things got tough, the team kind of shut it down and quit," said Frost. "And they'd tell me the same thing. I don't want guys that will quit. I want guys that when things get hard that they're going to push through and be even better in those situations."

The Huskers return to practice Saturday morning.