Nebraska football fans can enjoy this year’s Nebraska football games with these reviews. In addition to the regular game coverage, we offer a look at players like Devin Drew, Cam Jurgens, and Russ Hochstein. We also give our opinion on the game’s officiating. We hope you enjoy this article.
Cam Jurgens is a high-energy blocker with a tough, aggressive mindset. His explosiveness and athleticism make him an elite option in the middle of the line. He uses a good footwork technique and gets to the second level quickly. He also has an aggressive help mentality and is a violent tackler. Despite his athleticism and physical style, Jurgens lacks elite play strength, so he can be thrown off-balance by stronger defenders.
As an athlete, Jurgens uses his quickness, agility, and lateral agility to keep the quarterback clean in pass protection. He also uses his explosiveness to take advantage of edge defenders and seal running lanes. While Jurgens lacks the strength to drive defenders off the ball, he has enough strength to steer defenders into his blockers’ face and seal running lanes. His versatility allows him to play on the move while occupying linebackers.
Jurgens has a low center body mass, making him more of an athletic center than a traditional center. He is also incredibly quick on his feet and has excellent short-area agility. His lack of size and strength makes him vulnerable to overpowering linemen, but his impressive athleticism and play strength help him to play well in the NFL.
Although Jurgens played center for the Huskers at Nebraska, he had a successful high school career as a two-way center. He also thrives in a run-heavy offense. His overaggression is a concern, but he should be able to get it under control under Jeff Stoutland.
Nebraska football fans can look forward to the addition of Devin Drew to their team this season. He has the potential to be an impactful addition to the defense. He can fill in defensive line gaps and play the correct assignments, which are both key components in the Big Ten. He could also help the Cornhuskers with their rushing defense. The Big Ten boasts a number of strong rushing attacks.
The Huskers’ defense wasn’t terrible last season, but it wasn’t great either. They finished 47th in total defense, giving up 366 yards per game. Drew is a 6’2 280-pound defensive tackle who plays best when attacking up the field and creating havoc in the backfield. He can also take on blocks and chase down the ball. He has also shown some good athleticism, showing off his quickness and nimbleness.
Devin Drew’s college career has been impressive, with several highlights. He played two seasons for Texas Tech before committing to Nebraska. Drew made a total of 97 tackles in two seasons, including 14.5 sacks and two first-team all-americans. He also recorded five forced fumbles, recovered two fumbles, and had six pass breakups. This is an impressive feat considering the fact that he’s a junior.
Despite being a freshman, Devin Drew played in every game in his first year at Nebraska. Upon signing his letter of intent, the defensive tackle will finish his classes at Texas Tech before coming to Lincoln in July. He has previously played at a JUCO level for Iowa Western Community College and Texas Tech.
Nebraska Football has added a new running back in Markese Stepp, a 21-year-old transfer from USC. Stepp joins a long list of former Husker running backs who have left the program in recent years. This past year alone, Nebraska lost two running backs. As a result, there has been a constant revolving door at running back for the Huskers.
Stepp showed promise in his time at USC, but was limited by a bad offensive line. In 2020, he averaged 6.4 yards per carry with a mediocre offensive line. He transferred to Nebraska after his sophomore year and had a similar season to his USC season.
Stepp transferred from USC after one season and is expected to play at Nebraska for two seasons. He will have one year to make his Nebraska debut and will be part of the running back depth chart in 2022. In 2021, he rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns. Before coming to Nebraska, Stepp spent parts of three seasons at USC and rushed for 505 yards. He was the third leading rusher for the Huskers during the 2021 season.
Despite the positive scouting reports about Stepp, his future at Nebraska remains uncertain. The running back position at Nebraska is already overloaded, and Stepp had to fight for the position while redshirting. Stepp was also down the depth chart in a running back room where JUCO transfer Anthony Grant and several talented freshmen had carved out a spot for themselves. In 2020, Stepp rushed 45 times for 165 yards and tied for the team lead with three rushing touchdowns. However, the USC offense struggled to run the ball efficiently and his yardage per carry dropped to 3.2 yards per carry from 3.9 yards.
Russ Hochstein is a former Nebraska football player who won a national title and played in the Super Bowl. His career spanned 12 seasons and earned him First Team All-America honors. His storied career includes stories of teammates and coaches such as Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
Hochstein was a first-team All-American by The Sporting News, a two-time first-team All-Big-12 selection, and helped Nebraska win the 2000 NCAA rushing title. His team averaged nearly 350 yards per game while allowing just ten sacks. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Hochstein was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2001 NFL Draft.
Hochstein played many positions, including left guard, right guard, tight end, and center. He played in 15 games for the Broncos in 2011, primarily on special teams. In 2005, he started at center for Dan Koppen after the latter was injured. He also started both of Denver’s playoff games, playing both left guard and right guard.
In the summer, Hochstein has been doing physical therapy in the Bucs training room. He had surgery to implant a screw in his left foot to prevent a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal. He has been spending time in the weight room, riding a stationary bike, and meeting with his team’s rehabilitation director on a daily basis.
Scott Frost’s first season at Nebraska was a disappointment. The Huskers finished 3-9, and Frost fired his coaching staff after the season. Frost quickly went on to hire Central Florida as a hot coach and quickly returned to his home state. He quarterbacked the Huskers to the national championship in 1997.
Despite his disappointing start, Frost has a lot of potential to turn the Huskers around. Wide receiver Stanley Morgan is the second-best WR in the Big Ten, and JD Spielman has a ton of potential at the slot. He also signed former Oregon recruit Tyjon Lindsey, who is capable of playing in Frost’s offense.
However, Nebraska is struggling in many areas, including untimely penalties, questionable play and poor special teams decisions. The Huskers have not developed a strong awareness of their own play and have made a lot of bad decisions. Their punt returns and field position decisions have also been questionable. And their offensive line and defensive line have made little progress despite heavy investments.
Nebraska football has been undergoing a rough transition in recent years. Former coach Scott Frost was fired on Sunday after only three games of his fifth season. His record was the worst since Bill Jennings coached the Huskers from 1957-61. The Cornhuskers were also just 5-22 in one-score games. After Frost’s firing, Urban Meyer joined the Big Ten Network and expressed affinity with the program.
As the season continues, a few key factors remain. Nebraska will find a way to lose close games. The Huskers’ offense will need to get more consistent. The Huskers must also improve on special teams if they are going to win the Big Ten.