Nebraska LB Luke Reimer focused on one clear goal for 2021 season
After Monday’s practice in Lincoln, it was linebackers day for the Nebraska coaches to meet with the media, and Erik Chinander, Mike Dawson and Barrett Ruud discussed their key figures for the Huskers defense in 2021.
In addition to hearing from the coaches, linebacker Luke Reimer also added some comments.
And the junior seems to be focused on two things: winning and reaching a bowl game.
More from Luke Reimer today. He sounds genuine in saying this. "I want to win. I want to get to a bowl game. That’s it. Personal accolades, I don’t care at all. I just want to win. I’m tired of not going to a bowl game. I’m tired of (losing.)"
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 2, 2021
“I want to win. I want to get to a bowl game,” Reimer said, per Mitch Sherman of The Athletic. “That’s it. Personal accolades, I don’t care at all. I just want to win. I’m tired of not going to a bowl game. I’m tired of (losing).”
Ruud indicated that Reimer has some work to do, but that he doesn’t think he has a weakness.
“He’s got to improve everything,” Ruud said of Reimer. “I think that’s a good way to put it. He’s a really good athlete. I think he really understands football. The worst part of the game, I don’t know if it’s a weakness, is probably the pass rush. But overall he doesn’t have a glaring weakness in the game. But it’s all about having the mentality to improve each aspect on a daily basis.”
The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder from Lincoln North Star finished fifth last season on the Huskers in tackles with 40, despite missing two games. During his first career start against Northwestern last season, he led the defense with 10 tackles, including a sack. Against Penn State he came off the bench to record four tackles, including a four-yard sack, and followed with a seven tackle game against Illinois. He led Nebraska with a career-high 12 tackles, including 11 solos against Iowa.
Nebraska has not appeared in a bowl game since the 2016 season and has not posted a winning record under Scott Frost.