Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team started its third week of spring practice by practicing for two hours on Monday on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields. Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck spoke to the media after practice.
“(Practice) went good,” Beck said. “Anytime you come off a scrimmage Saturday and you come out Monday, intensity is sometimes a little bit down. It took us a little while to get things going on both sides I think. But I was pleased offensively. I thought our guys responded and were working and improving on the things we were asking them to.”
Beck added that the hot temperatures this spring have been out of the ordinary for the team.
“Typically we don’t condition for something like this,” Beck said. “We don’t usually get 88-90 degrees in March and April, but our guys have responded really well. We give them appropriate water and everything. They’ve been really working hard and battling through. You don’t hear guys complaining and it’s a great mindset.”
He also said that he’s been impressed with quarterback Taylor Martinez so far this spring.
“He looks like a different guy in the passing game,” Beck said. “He’s had good confidence, poise, presence in the pocket and footwork. Every now and then he resorts back to some things but I’ve been really pleased with what he’s been putting on film.”
With it being the second year for of the offensive staff being together, Beck said practice has been much smoother this spring.
“Those guys are very hard-working and loyal,” Beck said. “We don’t have to spend a lot of time going over everything; they are getting a better understanding of everything. They’re identifying the mistakes faster because they’ve gone through it and they know what I expect. It’s been a lot better. A night and day difference.”
The Huskers have fewer than two weeks of practice remaining before their annual Red-White spring game on April 14. Tickets are still available for the spring game and can be purchased on Huskers.com.