LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) While there was plenty of talk about the Nebraska football team's offseason improvement at Thursday's press conference, new Huskers head coach Scott Frost wants his team to walk the walk when fall camp starts Friday morning.
"Offseason momentum is for newspapers and fans on websites," Frost said. "It's time to prove it. I hope our guys are ready for that."
One Husker who has made great gains in the weight room is Tanner Farmer. The offseason lineman has squatted 765 pounds this summer. The senior wasn't shy about stating his goals for the team in Frost's first season.
"I don't want to win the Big Ten Championship, I want to win thee championship," said Farmer. "That's my goal. You say 'is that a realistic goal?' A lot of people say winning the national championship isn't a realistic goal. Well, I'm not about realistic. I want it all. Go big or go home."
Nebraska is coming off a 4-8 record in 2017, its worst season since 1961. But the new Big Red boss believes this year's Huskers can be much better.
"I think they're going to have more confidence going into this year because of the way the look, the way they feel, the way they can move, how much stronger they are," said Frost.
"I think they're a tighter knit group now. So the offseason's gone well but it doesn't really matter until the rubber hits the road and we get tested. It's time to see how much ground we've made and it's time to make that improvement come to life on the practice field. It's time to prove it."