Joseph Makes Changes, Mostly Focused on Huskers’ Defense

Nebraska interim football coach Mickey Joseph says he wants to be the Huskers next head coach.  

But meeting with the media yesterday for the first time since taking over after Scott Frost was fired, Joseph stressed that Nebraska football is “bigger than me or anyone else.”  Joseph said he wants to give the players confidence by letting them know he believes in them. 

He was asked about what he’ll do to address Nebraska’s issues on defense.  “I met with Coach Chins (Chinander),” Joseph said. “We’re going to play faster.  We’re going to tackle in practice.  We’re going to detail what we are doing with our kids.  We are going to make our kids hold themselves accountable.”  Joseph also said that Chinander will continue to work with the safeties, while Coach Travis Fisher will “go straight to the corners and nickels,” adding he thinks NU was the only team in the country that had one defensive backs coach. 

Joseph’s audition to remove the “interim” tag from his title begins Saturday with a home game against No. 6 Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 11:00 a.m.  The pregame starts at 7 on News Talk 900 KJSK.  It will be joined at 10:30 on 93.5 The Hawk.