KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - College football teams across the country are navigating a world without spring practice. The spring season allows coaches to sort out position battles and gives players the opportunities to develop chemistry with their teammates, and no position is that more important than at quarterback.
Luckily for the Nebraska-Kearney football team, they know T.J. Davis is the starter heading into the 2020 season. However, it still does not make it any easier for Davis to develop chemistry with his teammates amid the cancelled spring season.
"I think this is a big growing experience for me as a quarterback and playing only one year. So, I think I'm going to continue to learn from this," Davis said.
Davis is coming off a season where he won the MIAA Freshmen of the Year award, after rushing for 1,177 yards and 16 touchdowns.
"Everybody knows I'm a threat running, but I wanted to prove that I could throw the ball too," Davis said. "It's just keep working on my skill set and throwing the ball in practice and even in the spring ball I wanted to show off that."
Head coach Josh Lynn has improved the Lopers record each season he has been in Kearney. Now heading into his fourth season, he has full faith in his young QB to lead the team.
"I believe in continuity and to be able to be successful you got to have the quarterback and he's got to be the one operating and putting all the pieces together in the puzzle when it comes to operating an offense," Lynn said.
Davis is still in Kearney practicing with his roommates. It may not be the best situation but he is going to keep pushing to improve so he can continue to break ankles in the fall.