Building a roster with improved talent and depth has been a focal point for Scott Frost since arriving in Lincoln before the 2018 season. The Nebraska head coach believes his program is getting closer to having that.

Wednesday evening, Frost was on his radio show on Husker Sports Network and discussed the amount of talent on Nebraska’s roster, as well as how practices have looked as the team prepares for a Week 1 battle with No. 6 Ohio State in Columbus.

“We’re definitely a few steps ahead of where we’ve been from a talent perspective, depth perspective,” Frost said, per Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald.

Nebraska failed to make a bowl game in Frost’s first two seasons, but did improve by one win from 2018 to 2019. The Huskers finished with a 4-8 mark in Frost’s first season, and ended 5-7 last fall.

Even in a shortened season, Frost and the Huskers are hoping to get on the positive side of the .500 mark.

But 2020 is going to be a difficult year to do that. Not only are there only nine games on the slate, but the Huskers will play three ranked opponents — Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State — in the first four weeks of the season. Because of that brutal four-game stretch, the team has been hitting a lot during practices.

“We’re going to keep hitting,” Frost said. Because of the schedule, he says the Huskers don’t have time to “take it slow.”

Nebraska will travel to Ohio State on Oct. 24 for the season opener. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET.