Mickey Joseph is concerned about the future of Nebraska, especially in the recruiting field. After the 34-3 road loss to No. 3 Michigan, coach Joseph talked about how Nebraska needs to recruit more efficiently and close the gap with B1G teams like Ohio State and Michigan.

“Recruiting. We have to recruit better,” said Joseph when asked about closing a gap with programs like Michigan. “We have to recruit better as a staff, and we will.”

Since Scott Frost became head coach of Nebraska in December of 2017, Nebraska has finished in the top 25 in the national recruiting class and 5th in the B1G each year with the exception of the 2022 class. Nebraska finished the 2022 national recruiting class ranked 32nd in the nation and 10th in the B1G.

Frost had accumulated an overall record of 16-31 with a 10-26 record in B1G play from 2018 to game three of this season when Frost was fired. Since taking over as interim head coach, Joseph has posted an overall record of 2-5 with a B1G record of 2-4.

Nebraska’s loss to Michigan likely keeps the Huskers out of postseason bowl eligibility for the 6th consecutive season.