From my understanding, he received a call from someone from Miami (his other choice) who said the position coach at Nebraska was leaving. Left and called Nebraska and found out it was untrue and returned to pick Nebraska.
Barret Pickering is their kicker, but he had an undisclosed injury happen the week of the first game. He has been out since and nobody has really mentioned when he will be coming back.
Their punter (Armstrong) handled kicking duties, but the last time he kicked FGs was in HS. It hasn't been pretty.
They have a walk-on, true freshman kicker and they let him try one kick. I think it was blocked.
They have a walk-on transfer from Air Force who is there to play Safety, but was also a kicker at some point. He handled the kicks last night. It's to the point where Nebraska went for it on 4th and 11 inside the 20 early in the game because they were positive they couldn't get a FG out of the possession.
Nebraska lost 5 games by 5 points or less. They redefined ways you could lose a game in the first 6 weeks.
I think a lot of the hype is coming from Frost's offense and what Milton did at UCF his 2nd year in the offense.
1st year: 57.7% 1,983 yards,10 TD 7 INT 113.0 RTG
2nd year: 67.1% 4,037 yards 37 TD 9 INT 179.3 RTG
1st year: 64.6% 2,617 yards, 17 TD 8 INT 139.5 RTG
Nebraska is going to score points as long as Martinez stays healthy. The defense should be improved which isn't saying much. Mo Barry is one of the better LBs in the country. The huskers had a lot of players leaving after the Frost hire which led to a lot of younger players playing. If they can field an average defense they will be a tough out.
Fitz would have a lot of explaining to do after his interview during their bowl game trophy presentation.
He said he's not leaving. Ever. Wildcat for life.
Nebraska got Bryce Benhart (OT), who is listed at 6'8" or 6'9" depending on which site you look at. https://247sports.com/Player/Bryce-Benhart-46040349/
I was surprised at how many quality RBs they were able to get. They got the #2 and #6 all-purpose backs in Wandale Robinson and Ronald Thompkins. Got the #1 JUCO RB (former Georgia Tech RB) Dedrick Mills, and Rahmir Johnson out of Bergen Catholic.
Frost has at least a decent shot at landing Polamalu's nephew as well. Pola-Gates out of Arizona.
Speaking of Saban,
I saw this story and found it funny. Saban made an in-home visit to Ty Robinson (DE out of Arizona) the other day. Scott Frost had another in-home scheduled with him the week after that and shut down recruiting on the last day and had all 11 coaches on the recruiting trail show up for the in-home visit.
Nebraska was a member for nearly a century. Back then, agricultural research was the most important thing. Now it holds the least importance for the AAU. What also killed them is not being able to use research at their medical center at their Omaha campus since it wasn't located in Lincoln.
I'm pretty sure Nebraska's own president didn't convince the AAU to drop agricultural research as valid contributions. He would have been fired that day.