Daily Archives: September 2, 2013

Practice Report, Sept. 2: Garrison wants more from OL

Quick hits from Monday’s practice where, from now on, offensive players and assistants will be primarily be available after practice. Nebraska’s moving to a system where defensive players and assistants will be available on Tuesdays after practice.

What frustrated offensive coordinator Tim Beck about the Huskers’ offensive performance Saturday was its inconsistency from play to play. Beck could call the same play within the same series and get different results. Beck wants the whole unit to focus more on “being great.”

“It was good for them to see the mistakes they made and the corrections we’ve got to make from them,” Beck said.

The offensive line struggled at times to finish blocks, offensive line coach John Garrison said. He didn’t see the leg drive at …

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Pelini, Monken know each other well

There will be a level of familiarity between coaching staffs Saturday when Nebraska plays host to Southern Mississippi.

Eagles head coach Todd Monken was the receivers coach and passing game coordinator at LSU in 2005 and ’06 when Bo Pelini was defensive coordinator. Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis also was on the Tigers’ staff for both of those seasons, and NU secondary coach Terry Joseph was there in 2006.

“I know a number of the guys on their staff and he has a great staff,” Monken said Monday during his weekly press conference. “Bo does a great job, as good a coach as you’ll find, and I consider him a friend in the profession. I’m excited to see those guys.”

After his stint at LSU, …

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Press Conference, Sept. 2: Bo feels “even better” about Husker defense after film session

LINCOLN — Be calm and fix the mistakes.

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini preached the positive in his weekly Monday press conference after NU’s 37-34 win over Wyoming. The Huskers gave up 602 yards and a school-record 35 first downs to the Cowboys, and Pelini said he watched the game film “into the wee hours” of Sunday morning because he wanted to see where Nebraska’s defense faltered.

“I felt pretty good after watching the film,” Pelini said.

Why? Because, according to Pelini, the “wake-up call” mistakes the Huskers made are “very fixable.” In fact, Nebraska simplified the defense too much Saturday, Pelini said, to accommodate the number of young players on that side of the ball.

“I learned a lot as a coach, especially regarding the …

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