Offensive coordinator Tim Beck said he had a vision for what kind of system Nebraska would run last season. And it took some time to meet his expectations.
When the Huskers played Wisconsin to open the Big Ten slate last year, they weren’t there yet, Beck said.
“It’s funny watching (the Wisconsin) game last year and kind of looking where we’re at (now),” Beck told reporters after practice Monday. “We’re light years ahead of where we were at a year ago, in a lot of areas.
Beck indicated that it was an expected “growth process.” The players are “responding” now, Beck said.
More notes from Beck are below…
>> Senior running back Rex Burkhead will not be limited Saturday, according to Beck.
>> Asked about Wisconsin’s defense, Beck used words like “tough” and “physical” to describe what he’s seen on film. Said the Badgers tackle well and they’re disciplined. The D-line use their hands well to get off block, the linebackers are “as good as I’ve seen” and the secondary is well-coached, Beck said.
>> There were some coverages Wisconsin’s secondary utilized last year that Nebraska didn’t expect, according to Beck. He expects to be better prepared this season.
>> What did Beck learn about himself as a play-caller or as an offensive coordinator in last year’s game? He smiled as he responded to that question: “Uhh… I’ll tell you about it one day.”