Nebraska football players and staff have begun preparing themselves for the upcoming season, and head coach Scott Frost says things are going much better now than they were a year ago.

“Last year, there were times it was hard coaching the team,” said Frost. “This year, everybody shows up with a smile on their face, I don’t see one person that I don’t want to talk to and they’re having fun. We definitely can’t stop improving right now, but every position looks better than it did a year ago.”

Frost also told reporters that the team is looking much more enthusiastic about their upcoming season, almost to the point of too much enthusiasm: “We’ve had to have talks two nights in a row about slowing them down because we’ve been a little too reckless.”

The Huskers will open their season at home against the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday, August 31, with kickoff at 11:00 a.m.

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