Travis Fisher wants his players dialed in. So the Nebraska defensive backs coach issued a new rule to his position group Monday.
No phones in the meeting room. Players this spring will put their devices in a basket when they gather for watching film and discussions.
“Ain’t no sneak texting, ain’t none of that stuff,” cornerback Lamar Jackson said. “Everybody’s engaged.”
Said Fisher: “Those 30 minutes are going to win us a championship. I believe that. I need my whole 30.”
Corner Dicaprio Bootle said everyone laughed when the edict came down, but players understand it. A little vibration might cause a distraction that takes away from an important teaching moment.
Coach Scott Frost said Nebraska won’t be a “police state” where players can’t have phones or be on social media unless it becomes an issue. He said the team generally hasn’t had a problem in that area.
“A couple guys in meetings and maybe special teams, if the phone goes off, (if) they’re talking to their mom during the meeting, then we’re going to address that,” Frost said.