Huskers Ready to Open Fall Camp, Prepare for New Season

July 29, 2021, 4:04 p.m. ·

Huskers coach Scott Frost at a press briefing.
Husker football coach Scott Frost at a pre-season briefing at Memorial Stadium. (Photo from live stream)

Huskers fall football camp gets underway Friday as Nebraska gets ready for a new season that kicks-off on the road against Illinois in about a month. The pandemic disrupted last season and the Huskers finished with a 3-5 record. Coach Scott Frost wouldn’t confirm how many players have been vaccinated, but said he’s concerned that not enough have.

“I’m not comfortable yet with how many I perceive are vaccinated,” he said. “We’re going to do our best to educate the guys on it and give them more opportunities to get there. I think vaccination is the best way for us to have an uninterrupted season so we’re going to do our best to educate the guys and try to improve that.”

This will be Frost’s fourth season at Nebraska and the team has a 12-20 record over that period. Senior center Cam Jergens said the Huskers want to be better and that’s the team’s goal.

“If you turn the ball over five times a game, you’re not winning,” Jergens said. “Only thing that matters is winning or losing, so getting back to winning football. I’m not going to put a number on it, but I think Husker fans will know if it’s a good product on the field or not and that’s what we want to put out there.”

The Huskers first home game is set for September 4th at home against Fordham. After a season with no fans in the stands last year, fans will be allowed at full-capacity at Memorial Stadium.