The Nebraska football team practiced in full pads Thursday ahead of Saturday's spring game. Offensive coordinator Troy Walters spoke to the media following the Huskers' morning practice.
"We've got two quarterbacks on each squad, so they'll go 50-50," Walters said. "They will all get a lot of action and a lot of work and we'll evaluate them afterward. You've got Adrian [Martinez] and Tristan [Gebbia] on the Red team and then [Andrew] Bunch and Noah [Vedral] on the White squad."
Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander spoke about the Huskers' progress along the defensive line.
"We're kind of getting to the finer points a little bit, some of the detail work within each call and they're starting to pick it up," Chinander said. "It's getting a little better especially with the linebackers controlling what's going on a little bit more, having a little more ownership and not being afraid to be loud and make a call."
There was a lot of talk among the coaches about the atmosphere of Saturday's spring game for the team.
"I think you're going to learn who can operate in that environment," Chinander said. "This is a beautiful game. You can talk all the stuff you want in pregame and practice but when the lights turn on we're all going to find out. I want to find out who are the real guys? I don't believe in gamers, but sometimes guys amp it up a little more when the lights turn on, and I want to find out who those guys are."
“This is a game. It’s Big Ten Network, let’s go. We’re not gonna sit back and concede anything. We’re trying to win the game.”#Huskers Ryan Held is ready to put on a show for Saturday’s Spring Game. pic.twitter.com/aJ7UTX9X3c— Omaha Sports Insider (@OSIsports) April 19, 2018
"The history, tradition of this stadium, all the great players and coaches that have played in that stadium; it is going to be a thrill. I don't know the night before if I am going to be able to get much sleep... it's going to be phenomenal, so I'm excited. The players have worked their tails off so I told them that this is the reward for all your hard work that you all put in. Go out there in front of 90,000 and have fun and show them how far we've come."
🏈Hear what Nebraska’s Mario Verduzco has to say about the starting quarterback position for the spring game. pic.twitter.com/DSiJKiUfuk— Omaha Sports Insider (@OSIsports) April 19, 2018
Nebraska's head coach Scott Frost released the roster for the Huskers' spring game following Thursday mornings practice. To view the full roster click here.
The spring game is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday April 21st at Memorial Stadium.