Mickey Joseph hints at new wrinkles for Nebraska's defense for Oklahoma showdown
Interim head coach Mickey Joseph hinted at some changes coming to Nebraska’s defense after the firing of Scott Frost earlier this week.
Joseph said “you’ll see some changes” Thursday afternoon, though he hasn’t given any specifics yet. It will be interesting to see what the Huskers have in store after giving up 45 points in Week 2.
Joseph says "you'll see some changes" on defense, and the players have worked on their gap integrity in practice this week. #Huskers
— Luke Mullin (@LjsLuke) September 15, 2022
Joseph did note some immediate changes earlier this week, however. He said on Tuesday that the defense would shift some responsibilities among the defensive staff.
“We’re gonna play faster, we’re gonna tackle in practice, we’re gonna detail what we’re doing with our kids, we’re going to make our kids hold themselves accountable,” Joseph said on Tuesday.
Joseph has made some changes to his coaching staff. Nebraska’s secondary coach Travis Fisher will now coach corners and nickels and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander is going to handle the safeties.
Frost was fired Sunday after a 1-2 start with losses to Northwestern and Georgia Southern. The firing seemed inevitable, and the start of this season was the tipping point.
Joseph will coach his first game on Saturday against Oklahoma.