Nebraska Offensive Coordinator Mark Whipple met with members of the media after day 12 of fall camp on Wednesday. Whipple addressed the energy struggles the team faced in training.

“At least they knew they weren’t dating juice and that happens sometimes,” Whipple said. “It will happen if you play 12 games. And we have to find a way to take better care of the ball. There were a few turnovers but the guys fought on. It was a very good camp.

Whipple talked about the quarterbacks stepping up to pull the team out of energy crises.

“I told them today that I could only sideline you,” he said. “The quarterback has to take control. Casey (Thompson) needs to do better. Chubba (Purdy) needs to do better. These two guys I kinda got along with today. They are the ones in the caucus speaking and 10 other guys are listening. You are going to have these things. I said we have 12 games. I’d like to think we can win them all, but you’re going to have bumps in the road and then you’re going to learn from what we did in the spring.

He explained the process of stepping up quarterbacks as team leaders.

“It evolves as it goes,” Whipple said. “It takes time. It takes time with things in the system, but this week, these three days, we put a lot of new stuff in so they had a chance to see it, and we’ll get to that this weekend. end.

The Huskers will take the day off tomorrow before returning to the practice field for Day 13 of fall camp on Friday. Nebraska opens its season on Saturday, August 27 against Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland at 11:30 a.m. (CT)

The game will air on KBBN 95.3 FM courtesy of Huskers Radio Network.