Mickey Joseph received praise from Charles Thompson a few days before his debut as Nebraska’s interim head coach.

The 2 players who called Thompson were wide receiver Marcus Washington and linebacker Ochaun Mathis. With Scott Frost’s departure, the program’s future is uncertain and everyone in the program will have to make a decision on their future.

The start of the season has been rough for Nebraska and the hope is that Joseph will be able to get the team pointed in the right direction for the rest of the season. In a moment of uncertainty, Thompson could have spoken badly about Nebraska, but he decided to put his trust in interim head coach Mickey Joseph.

“I trust Mickey Joseph,” Thompson said.

Thompson’s support will go a long way for Joseph. The job will be hard for Joseph to pull the team together following 2 unpleasant losses to Northwestern and Georgia Southern. Nebraska went 1-2 in the first 3 games of the season and Joseph will have to get the team back to a winning record.

Joseph was the associate head coach and wide receivers coach for Nebraska’s 3 games. The players will have to perform well for Joseph.

Nebraska will play its first game under Joseph against Oklahoma on Saturday.