Huskers Hope to Lean on Reed in Passing Game
The Nebraska football team continued two-a-day sessions of fall camp with a two-hour practice inside the Hawks Championship Center on Monday morning. Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck said the team is practicing hard as it starts another week of fall camp and prepare for a second practice Monday afternoon.
“Guys are playing hard,” Beck said. “I’m really pleased with the effort offensively. We’re obviously still making mistakes; a young football team is going to do that. We’ll keep coaching them hard and keep demanding perfection from them. I think they understand that. They’re working hard and I like what I see so far from them as a group.”
The Huskers will look to Kyler Reed as playmaker on the Husker offense in his junior year. At 6-3 and 230-pounds, Reed has great speed, which adds an explosive element to NU’s tight end corps.
“Kyler has been doing very well,” Beck said. “He has picked up a lot from where he left off (in the spring). He is working hard on continuing to improve his blocking and certainly is a weapon in the passing game. I’ve been really pleased with what Kyler is doing so far.”
Beck spoke about where the offense is now and where he is looking for it to go in the coming weeks of fall camp.
“I’m pleased, we’re still a young football team,” Beck said. “We have a lot of young players. You’re playing with a lot of guys who are still learning the game of football and learning our offense. It’s a combination of two things or some of those things for those guys. Again, I think the effort, the will and the want-to is there. The toughness has been there, I’ve been really pleased with that. We have to improve our consistency. We’re inconsistent at times and we have to keep being disciplined.”
The Huskers will await the announcement this evening from incoming freshman Bubba Starling, who will decide between signing with the Kansas City Royals or playing at Nebraska.
“To be honest, it is between him and his family,” Beck said. “We’re supporting whatever he does. He is such a great young man and comes from a great family. Whatever he does, we’re behind him all the way.”
Nebraska returns to the practice field this afternoon for its second two-a-day workout of camp.