Everybody practices, everybody plays.
That's a future vision of Nebraska football for Scott Frost. And the new Husker head coach was posed the question Wednesday during his signing day news conference of what his roster will look like come July from a numbers standpoint.
“That’s something I‘m still working out with (athletic director) Bill Moos," Frost said. "Nebraska has been known for having a lot of players on the team, a lot of walk-ons on the team. I’d like to get back to that.
"The best thing Coach (Tom) Osborne did was have everybody practice. It wasn’t 22 guys practicing and everyone else on their knee holding their helmet. It was 88 guys practicing at the same time and part of that is what led to the development of players and helped walk-ons and young players get better faster and get on the field and help the team."
Frost thinks that vision is attainable if they can indeed expand the roster. The Huskers kept about 130 players, between scholarships and walk-ons, last year under former head coach Mike Riley, he said.
Frost has his sights set a little higher.
"Ideally, I’d like to have 150 or a little bit more," Frost said. "Most teams don’t carry that many. … We’re going to see if we can get more on the team.”