DP & Stephens: Barry Thompson, Fairfax Football Academy

We catch up with the Coach for our weekly discussion.

  • It’s football season for Barry and he had a quarterback GO OFF!
  • With the unconventional season, is Barry’s internal clock messed up?
  • Recruiting dead period has been extended, how much tougher does that make things?

We find out what the Coach is cookin’ up!

Scott Frost says Luke McCaffrey is a QB, but didn’t say definitively that he wouldn’t get a look at wide receiver

-Whoa, overload of content! Welcome to Spring Football. We’re back for 1.5 months. Several players talked, as did the assistant coaches and Scott Frost. We met Matt Lubick and welcomed back Mike Dawson. Fun times.

-Frost mentioned that they want McCaffrey at QB, but haven’t necessarily turned down the idea of him at WR down the line (if he doesn’t win the starting QB job)….which means there is going to officially be a QB competition, if there were any concerns about that

-More from Monday’s media session…

Early Break: The Lincoln Journal Star has lots of questions for Husker football as we hit the offseason

  • Among the many questions that Sip and his colleagues are curious about are the status of Maurice Washington; how does Nebraska use its 2 open scholarships that remain in the 2019 class; how much attrition do we expect this summer; how good will the 2020 recruiting cycle be; can the defense continue its upward trend; and more. We’ll focus on a few of these throughout the week

Early Break: Nebraska football was a trendy pick this winter to be a preseason Top 25 team come the Fall

  • do you feel like that’s the case after Spring Football?
  • It always seemed strange to have Nebraska listed that high following a 4-8 season, but that’s what a Heisman-hyped QB does, as well as a strong finish after a tough 0-6 start to the season
  • When you think of this squad, based on what we’ve seen in limited doses and also what we’ve heard…do you REALLY think they should be a preseason Top 25 team, or is there a lot of proving to do?
  • Adrian Martinez talked with BTN about the team’s level of urgency for this season

Early Break: Do you get worried about Husker football having slow start for the offense

  • Running back coach Ryan Held said Monday that the first half of practice was not good for the offense, and then they got rolling.
    • Offense wasn’t great in Saturday’s scrimmage
    • Mario Verduzco said QB’s got “Abducted by Aliens”
  • How much of Spring leaks into the fall

Early Break: Darrion Daniels compares Adrien Martinez to Patrick Mahomes… and here… we…. GO!

  • It was a packed day for Husker football, heard from various defenders, assistant coaches, and Scott Frost
  • Darrion Daniels, delivered the quote of the day when asked who he played against in the Big 12 that he’d compare Martinez to, and he said Patrick Mahomes
  • More takeaways from Monday practice

Early Break: Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/ Huskers Illustrated): Part 2

  • Husker Football
  • Spring football
    • Who looks impressive so far
  • Shut up Sipple