Saturday's offensive showing by the Nebraska football team will either be a harbinger of things to come, or the best thing to happen to this team.
That's the way Nebraska coach Scott Frost looks at it.
On Monday, Frost went a little deeper into the Huskers' offensive struggles during a 35-21 win against South Alabama. NU rushed for 98 yards on 44 attempts and threw for 178 yards, and the unit was out of rhythm.
"We got to do a better job as a coaching staff," Frost said of doing a better job preparing the team.
The offense was not near it's standard in a pair of practices last week, Frost added.
"We've got to practice better," he said. "The good thing is I think we got their ear on that.
"I don't know if we were too relaxed."
Frost said NU sophomore QB Adrian Martinez didn't have a good week of practice, but the sophomore quarterback was operating faster and cleaner Monday.
South Alabama was packing the box and Frost said as a play-caller he didn't do enough to take advantage of it. He added that Maurice Washington's ability to bounce outside and sprint past defenders helped matters for the home team.
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Some other notes from Monday's news conference:
* Junior safety Deontai William's status for Saturday's game is unknown. He suffered a second-quarter injury against South Alabama.
* Nebraska prepares for an old rival in Colorado. Martinez was not interested in talking about last year's injury against the Buffs in Lincoln.
Sophomore Cam Taylor-Britt was asked about it. "It's a target on their head," he said.
* The Colorado altitude will have no effect on the Huskers, Frost said. "I don't remember at all when I played," he said.
* Frost revealed very little about the status of sophomore kicker Barret Pickering, who missed Saturday's game because of an undisclosed injury.