Husker coaches and players on offense met the press after Monday’s practice, their fourth of the spring. Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco, running backs coach Ryan Held, quarterback Adrian Martinez, wideout Levi Falck, tight end Travis Vokolek, and linemen Bryce Benhart and Turner Corcoran all spoke with the media after the workout. They all talked about a renewed emphasis on ball security.
Coach Verduzco said the message to the offense is, “take care of the damn football.” Martinez said he likes where he’s at from an interception standpoint, but said he still needs to work on ball security, admitting his fumbles have hurt the team in the past. Coach Held said players have to “pay rent” after practice for fumbles, doing pushups and other various strenuous activities.
Verduzco said freshmen QBs are showing they understand the offense well – including the early enrollee Heinrich Haarberg. The QBs coach also said he feels good about sophomore walk-on Matt Masker. Several players said the offense is really trying to emphasize the vertical passing game this spring, creating more explosives through the air. We also learned Nebraska begins every practice with special teams drills.
You can find links to Monday’s interviews at HUSKERMAX.com. The Red-White Spring game is set for Saturday, May 1st.
One Husker related note: Former Husker receiver Kade Warner announced his transfer destination will be Kansas State.
UNK redshirt freshman Joseph Reimers has been named the 2021 Super Region VI “Rookie of the Year” by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). Reimers was one of nine Lopers to earn All-American honors this year, placing fourth at 197 pounds. He finished his first year with a 16-4 mark which included six falls, four tech falls and a major. Off the mat he carries a 3.56 cumulative grade point average as a Physician Assistant major. Upper Iowa’s Zach Ryg, who bested Reimers in the NCAA third place match, was named the National Rookie of the Year.
High School Results & Schedules:
– Kearney 10, Lincoln Northeast 5
– Kearney vs. Norfolk – 3:00 @ Ryder Park in GI (ON KGFW)
– Kearney vs. Grand Island – 5:30 @ Ryder Park in GI (ON KGFW)
– Kearney vs. Lincoln High – 10:00 @ Sherman Field in Lincoln (ON KGFW)
– Kearney vs. Lincoln Northstar – 1:00 @ Den Hartog Field in Lincoln (ON KGFW)
– Kearney Catholic Girls/Boys @ Seward Tourney
– Kearney Catholic Boys 5, Seward 0
– Kearney Catholic Boys 8, Holdrege 1
– Kearney Catholic Girls 2, Omaha Concordia 1
– Kearney Catholic Girls 4, Holdrege 1
– Kearney High Girls/Boys vs. Lexington – 6:00/7:30 @ KHS (BOOSTER CLUB NITE)
– Kearney Catholic Girls/Boys vs. Aurora – 4:30/6:15
– Kearney High Girls @ Fremont – 4:30 @ Christensen Field
– Kearney High Boys vs. Fremont – 7:00 @ KHS
– Kearney High Girls @ Lincoln Southwest – 1:00 @ Seacrest Field
– Kearney High Boys vs. Lincoln Southwest – 1:00 @ KHS
– Kearney High @ North Platte – 4:00 @ Cody Park
– Kearney Catholic vs Lexington (DUAL) – 4:00
– Kearney Catholic @ Hershey (DUAL) – 4:00
– Kearney High @ Omaha Invite – 8:00 Koch Tennis Center
– Kearney Catholic @ Ralston Invite – 9:00
– Kearney Catholic 186, GICC 167
– Kearney Catholic @ Wood River Invite – 10:00 @ Centura Hills
– Kearney High Invite – 9:30 @ Meadowlark Hills GC
– Kearney Catholic @ Arcadia/Loup City Invite – 9:00
Track & Field
– Kearney High Invite – 12:30 Field Events/1:45 Running Events @ KHS
– Kearney Catholic @ Broken Bow Invite – 1:30