As hearts around Husker Nation broke following the cancellation of the opening game, the Husker head coach says no one's hearts broke more than the players.
Scott Frost says the guys even tried to come up with their own ideas on how to still play the game. "I was proud of the kids for how they handled the situation. They were in the locker room saying we should move the game to our indoor facility, which would have been epic. But it was just great to see how bad they wanted to play and how disappointed they were."
Frost says nothing can beat the experience of getting to play a game, but he's glad the boys got a glimpse of what it's like to play at Memorial Stadium. "We had all our preparation last week as if we were playing, so they've been through that one time. So, you know, we did get some of the experience for our young guys, without the game. But there's nothing really like playing that first game."
If there is any silver lining, Frost says it's that Colorado can't prepare for the Huskers like a team normally would. "They haven't seen us on tape, they don't know as much about our personnel, but coaches will say the biggest improvement of the year comes between game one and game two and they're gonna have the benefit of that and we're not. So like I said, there's nothing we can do about it. Just have a great week of practice and try to get ready."
Nebraska faces Colorado at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The game will be televised on ABC.