Whipple: Offense Focused on Red Zone Plays Monday

Nebraska offensive coordinator Mark Whipple said his unit concentrated on plays in the red zone during yesterday’s practice.  He was asked how the offense looked. 

“We were alright, not great…didn’t turn the ball over, that’s the main thing,” Whipple said.  “I told them…play it like it’s the first quarter (against) Northwestern.  We get down (in the red zone) and we want to get points on the board.  Yeah, I want to get a touchdown all the time, but if it’s not there, just be smart and get rid of it.  We’ve got a good kicker.”    

Meanwhile, Nebraska linebacker Luke Reimer was named to his second watch list for a major national award on Monday.  Reimer was announced as one of 90 players on the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list.  It is presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football. 

Last week, the Huskers junior was one of 51 linebackers named to the watch list for the Butkus Award.