Nebraska has a problem with closing out games. That’s not news to anyone that has watched the Huskers over the past few seasons.

Despite a very competitive squad in 2021, wins never materialized. Without rehashing all the close losses, Scott Frost admitted at B1G Media Days that the Huskers are still searching for “more of a killer instinct” to finish out games as wins instead of losses.

During the player availability part of Media Days, Nebraska linebacker Garrett Nelson conjured up a colorful metaphor for the close losses. This is what he had to say about the topic to BTN’s Dave Revsine:

That’s one way to put it. It will be interesting to see if the Huskers can flip the script in 2022, beginning with the season-opening trip to Ireland to face Northwestern.