The Nebraska football team started their game one preparations for Southern Mississippi during a three hour practice held at the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields in full pads Monday evening. Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck met with media after practice to discuss how the team is shifting their focus to Southern Mississippi.
“I think our players were really excited to get out there and focus on somebody else than their own team.”
Beck also noted that the Golden Eagles bring a lot of speed up to Lincoln when they face the Huskers on Saturday. “They can run, it is hard to tell who we can compare them to that from last year, probably South Carolina though.” Beck said. “They have a lot of play makers and guys that can change direction on their side of the ball.”
A bright spot for the Huskers so far during fall camp and recent practices has been true freshman running back Imani Cross. Coach Beck talked about how he likes his versatility he brings to the table. “He can be like Rex, a big physical guy inside, or a fullback.” Beck said. “He’s a very tough physical runner, he also is faster than most people think he is.”
Sophomore wide receiver Jamal Turner has also been turning heads at practice this last week, “I think Jamal has had a great past couple weeks. I really am pleased on where he is at.” Beck said.
Nebraska will continue preparations tomorrow as the team moves closer to its season opener next week. NU will face Southern Miss on Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast regionally on ABC and ESPN2.
Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations