Back-to-back losses isn’t exactly how Nebraska envisioned starting the 2018 season. Considering the non-conference schedule and the arrival of Scott Frost, there was some hope that the Huskers might be undefeated heading into this Saturday’s game against Michigan.
After a rain delay and two-straight losses to Colorado and Troy, there’s been a little bit of reality that has set in.
But offensive lineman Tanner Farmer offered a reason behind Nebraska’s early struggles this year. And he had to call out a few teammates — although they were nameless — to make his point.
According to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, Farmer said that there are some players the aren’t truly buying into the new regime. He also said that’s the difference between winning and losing.
“Guys may think they understand but they don’t really,” Farmer said.
Nebraska OG Tanner Farmer says team may have a few players not truly buying in, and that can be the difference between winning and losing. Up to player leaders to lead the way.
“Guys may think they understand but they don’t really.” #huskers
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 17, 2018
Nebraska’s offense struggled mightily last week against Troy and the Huskers dug themselves a 17-point hole that they could never climb out of. It ended up costing them a second straight win.
Turnovers, careless penalties and other silly mistakes have been costly for Nebraska, as well. Even Frost has said that some of those little things that have been addressed haven’t been fully understood.
Nebraska hopes to change its fortunes this weekend, heading to Ann Arbor to open B1G play.