Nebraska running back Gabe Ervin is excited to be playing for the new offensive staff this season in Lincoln.

The Cornhusker offense struggled mightily in 2021, so head coach Scott Frost made a change. Frost brought in veteran offensive coordinator Mark Whipple, who was most recently on staff at Pittsburgh, the 2021 ACC champion.

On Thursday, Ervin said Whipple is focusing on creating matchups that will present opportunities to score touchdowns. The “night and day” difference in staff has given Ervin confidence and excitement for the 2022 campaign.

“Now, with Coach Whipple, he really doing good with getting us in schemes and 1-on-1 matchups, putting us in good position to score touchdowns.,” Ervin told reporters. “That’s all we need to do – put more points on the board, run the ball down hill. This offensive staff is different – night and day. We’re really trying to win. Our main focus is to go 1-0 every game.”

Ervin was a freshman in 2021, appearing in 4 games (2 starts) before suffering a season-ending injury on Oct. 3 against Oklahoma. In his shortened freshman season, Ervin rushed 37 times for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns.