NORFOLK – The Nebraska football staff spread out across the state to as part of the two-day, 26-town blitz Husker Nation Tour that start Monday and continued Tuesday.
Tuesday morning new tight ends coach Sean Beckton and graduate assistant coach Demeitre Brim stopped by the Norfolk Country Club to talk with a crowd of over 50 people to talk about their background and the upcoming season.
With a new offense and new faces on the offensive side of the ball, Coach Beckton feels the tight ends are adjusting to their potential new roles.
“Those guys basically had the idea of blocking because that’s what they had done the last few years here. My biggest goal for these guys is to be more of a pass catcher. As spring went along, if you had the chance to watch the spring game, you saw those guys being more productive in the passing game.”
Beckton also said he feels the chemistry between the quarterbacks and tight ends on the field is growing each and every day throughout the offseason.
“Coach Frost and Coach Mario really puts a lot of ownership on the quarterbacks in the summer while we are not allowed to be out there. The quarterbacks are making the scripts and actually leading the 7-on-7 and team drills. Also, everybody has their individual drills so the quarterback will take the tight end and the receivers over and build continuity with them as far as throwing.”
Beckton said Norfolk native David Engelhaupt has stepped away from the football program for the summer, but is hopeful he will return to the team in the fall.