CHICAGO, Ill. (WOWT) -- We're about six weeks away from the start of the Huskers' 2019 football campaign. Close enough. Let's call it football season and get on with it.
Nebraska Football Head Coach Scott Frost answers questions Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Big 10 Media Days in Chicago. (Ross Jernstrom / WOWT)
Underscoring the unofficial start of the season, Big Ten Media Days is underway in Chicago.
Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost was among the coaches that took the podium Thursday. Originally scheduled for noon, Frost was delayed about 15 minutes after bad weather forced the Huskers' charter flight to divert to Peoria.
Frost was at the podium for just a few minutes. [FULL TRANSCRIPT]
"Got a group I’m proud of here today, I think," Frost said Thursday. "Three young guys that represent our state, our university very well.
"We’ve done a lot of work. Really excited about the season, and can't wait to get started."
Frost answered questions on a variety of topics, from recruiting to who he brought along with him to Chicago, and why:
Frost on the team's progress
"Year-twos get easier than year-ones... Nebraska was a team that for a long time was the blue bloods winning a lot of football game... That didn’t happen overnight; it won’t happen overnight this time."
Frost on the quarterback's progress
"I wouldn’t trade our guy for anybody in the country at that position. He’s exactly what we’re looking for at that position... I played the position — not as well as he does. I think the biggest jump comes from your first year to your second year of playing."
Frost on recruiting
"I don’t know if we’ve identified any particular places. I don’t care if they’re in Jamaica or Kazakhstan; we’re going to go where the good players are."
Frost on winning the Big 10 West
We coached a lot of really good kids in Orlando we have a lot of good kids in Lincoln... I’m never going to make any comparisons. I love the progress this team has made... I don’t know about any results. I don’t think our kids feel any pressure."
Frost on areas of biggest improvement
"It’s fun to go down in the weight room and watch what’s going on down there... To look now and see what our guys are doing in the weight room, to see they look completely different... We made a lot of strides and I think that will show up on the field."
Frost on Adrienne Martinez in Chicago
"It was a pretty easy choice. No. 1: He deserves it... Usually, we would bring seniors, but we’re not going to have very many seniors on offense this year... He deserves to be in the spotlight, he can handle it, and he’s here."
In addition to Martinez, who is a sophomore, Frost also brought senior linebacker Mohamed Barry and senior defensive lineman Khalil Davis with him to Big 10 Media Days.
Frost on who's standing out on the Offensive Line
"Center. Left guard... We’re waiting to see who will emerge... That can shake out in fall camp, too... We still have a few holes, but most teams do... We’re like anybody else: We need to stay healthy and have some guys stand up."