Special teams play at Nebraska was a train wreck in 2021. From the punting and coverage unit to the kicking game, the Huskers left a number of points – and bad field position – on the field in key situations.

Heading into 2022, Scott Frost has done a lot to try and correct the issue. Included in those solutions, Bill Busch has been elevated to full-time special teams coordinator.

On Monday, Busch made a radio appearance to discuss the early work of the unit. Busch also indicated the only thing on the radar for Nebraska when evaluating kicker targets was “Accuracy.”

According to Busch, it is paramount that drives that hit the opponent’s 28-yard line end in points. Last season, the Huskers missed 8 field goal attempts.

Busch also said Brian Buschini – the FCS All-American punter who transferred in from Montana – is the clear No. 1 on the depth chart. Kicker Timmy Bleekrode who transferred in from Furman is the main kicking option but is also working out behind Buschini as a punter.

Fellow transfer Trey Palmer out of LSU is the lead option for returns after he handled those duties during his time with the Tigers. Anthony Grant – the transfer RB out of the JUCO ranks – will also be an option for kick returns.