No looking back from new Huskers Special Teams Coordinator

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 7:06 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - There’s been a debate for years about the risk of using the most talented and valuable players on special teams. The risk naturally is losing a player to an injury while they are in a position that is not their main responsibility.

Here’s Bill Busch’s response to a question asking him if he’s concerned about the possibility of injuries. “No we’re just here to play football, I’ll figure it out, there’s always different ways to look at stuff... The last thing we will have on our team, there’s nobody that’s too cool to do what has to get done, that’s not how it works, that’s not how Coach Frost wants it.”

Busch has brought changes to the unit, competitive drills are a priority. He wants it all to happen at the same speed as a game rep and adds the effort has been outstanding.

“Just got done with practice number seven,” Busch said. “Been very pleased with our effort. Effort has been tremendous on special teams in all phases. We’re trying to tell them ‘woah then go’ which means there are sometimes when we need to slow down rather than speed up and we are spending more time on that. There are no issues with getting a very interested and invested group out there in every drill that were doing. In general, were kicking, punting and snapping the ball well. No decision have been made as far as positions, but very pleased with how we got started in those phases. A lot of positives going for us right now, a lot of kids busting their tail at every position.”

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