Nebraska Football: 5 takeaways from spring ball for Huskers

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O-line improving

There’s no doubt that Nebraska football wants to be a more physical team in 2021 and that starts with running the football on offense.

In the final game of the year against Rutgers, Nebraska pounded the rock and rode the offensive line to a win. That’s something that needs to happen more and while the development of running backs will help, there is reason to be excited about the O-line heading into 2021.

One of the biggest reasons is left tackle Turner Corcoran, a top-50 recruit who started against Rutgers and is looking for a breakout season in 2021.

With Corcoran locking down the left tackle spot, Nebraska has just one open position on the line and some really solid depth to address it. That means that Martinez having a clean pocket more and also being able to establish a running game consistently.

There will still be some battles in the fall, especially to determine who starts at right guard, but Nebraska is finally starting to look like Nebraska in the trenches.