Matt Rhule names LT starter between Turner Corcoran, Teddy Prochazka entering Week 5
Matt Rhule and Nebraska rebounded to .500 with a win over Louisiana Tech in Week 4. That’s a great spot to be in, but the Huskers will need improved play across the board to take on Michigan and the remaining B1G schedule.
One position Rhule was asked about at his Monday press conference was the left tackle. Turner Corcoran has been starting there despite some struggles while Teddy Prochazka has been working his way back from an injury.
Rhule clearly tabbed Corcoran as the team’s starter but noted Prochazka does have a role at this point. He did confirm Prochazka is healthy but the team is still trying to get “his feet wet.”
“Turner’s the starter, Teddy has a role. Keep bringing him along, you know every week we say whoever gives us the best chance to win. But right now, they’re kind of in the roles that they’re in and we’ll see how this week goes,” Rhule said. “Teddy’s healthy, it’s just a matter of for a while getting him back, getting his feet wet. But each week we’re just going to play whoever gives us the best chance to win that week.”
With Prochazka confirmed as healthy, it will be interesting to see if he is able to take over for Corcoran down the road. Corcoran has struggled heavily in passing downs this season, posting a 0.0 pass-block grade per PFF in Week 4 and a 3.9 grade during the loss to Colorado.
Remarkably, it is not the first time Corcoran has posted a 0.0 for his pass blocking. He also had a pair of 0.0 grades last season and is now up to 5 total instances for his career at left tackle.