Mickey Joseph cites need for change to offensive gameplan following latest blown lead for Nebraska
Mickey Joseph didn’t shy away from talking about how changes need to be made to Nebraska’s offense. Nebraska did not run the ball as much as it should have in the second half against Minnesota.
Joseph stated that the Huskers offense needs to slow down and focus more on the run at times.
“We’ve got to trust – and be happy with – 3 and 4 yard runs,” said Joseph. When asked “Who’s We?” Joseph responded by admitting it is the Husker coaching staff.
“Me, coaches. Kids not calling the plays. We are,” Joseph explained.
Nebraska HC Mickey Joseph said NU needs to slow down its offense and stick more with the run.
“We’ve got to trust – and be happy with – 3 and 4 yard runs.”
“Me, coaches. Kids not calling the plays. We are.”
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) November 8, 2022
Joseph didn’t specify who he was talking about, but OC Mark Whipple has been known to not favor the run at times.
Pitt HC Pat Narduzzi was quoted earlier this season talking about how Whipple refused to run the football. Narduzzi mentioned one instance where Whipple didn’t run the ball against Wake Forest enough despite the Demon Deacons having the 118th-ranked rush defense.
Nebraska ended up losing to Minnesota 20-13. Nebraska was up 10-0 going into halftime.
Despite Anthony Grant’s great start on the ground, the Huskers only gave him 21 carries. Grant had 14 carries in the first half and 89 yards rushing.
Nebraska fans could see more running plays called against Michigan on Saturday. Kickoff from Ann Arbor will be at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.