Scott Frost says Huskers not worried about schedule: 'They just want an opportunity to play'
An opportunity to play.
That’s what Nebraska head coach Scott Frost wanted for his players this year. Being one of the most vocal coaches in the B1G, Frost’s push for the conference to reinstate the season helped give the program at least one victory this year.
When the revised schedule was released by the league, it was noticeable that Nebraska was handed the most difficult one in the conference. The Huskers open the year on the road against Ohio State before playing Wisconsin at home. Two weeks later, they’ll host Penn State.
In Nebraska’s first four games, it’ll play three ranked teams. But Frost says that his players don’t really care what the schedule looks like, they’re just pleased that there’s going to be a season.
“I don’t think players care,” Frost said per Brian Christopherson of 247Sports. “They just want an opportunity to play.”
Frost added that Nebraska would be willing to play on a Thursday or Sunday in Uzbekistan if that was the requirement.
Nebraska will play five teams that were ranked in the initial Associated Press preseason poll — Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa and Minnesota. Currently, three of those teams (Buckeyes, Nittany Lions and Badgers) are still ranked.
It’s not going to be an easy road, but at least the Huskers get the opportunity to play. That’s all the team wanted.