“Anyone that can throw a shot put farther than I did has a soft spot in my heart,” Scott Frost said during Nebraska’s weekly news conference on Monday.
The player Frost was referring to was Cameron Jurgens, a freshman from Beatrice, Nebraska. Jurgens was ranked as a four start tight end coming out of high school.
However, Frost revealed at the podium that Jurgens would be transitioning from tight end and will start working on transitioning to the offensive line.
“Cam’s a unique athlete… “He’s as physical and a good a blocker that we have on our football team,” Frost said. “I really think he’s got the potential to be a really good player at either center or guard.”
The move makes sense, considering the youth and depth Nebraska has at tight end. The number one tight end on the depth chart is sophomore Jack Stoll, who caught a touchdown pass against Wisconsin.
Behind him, is freshman Austin Allen. Nebraska also has Kurt Rafdal to rely on at the position.
Jurgens most likely will not see playing time at offensive line this season, as he will need to take time to learn the position. “We may still use him some this year at tight end,” Frost said. “Down the road, I think it’s important that he gets some looks at it [offensive line].”
Right now, the offensive line will remain largely the same. Tanner Farmer is the starting center, flanked on his left by senior captain Gerald Foster and at the right guard slot is sophomore Boe Wilson.
At the tackles are Brenden Jaimes and Matt Farniok, the left and right tackles respectively.
Nebraska takes on a 2-3 Northwestern Wildcats team this Saturday in Evanston, Illinois. Kickoff is set for 11 A.M.