White Says Northern Illinois Brings a Physical Offense to Lincoln

Nebraska defensive coordinator Tony White is preparing his unit to face Northern Illinois Saturday night. 

The Huskies opened this season with an overtime win at Boston College, before being upset by Southern Illinois in their home opener.  White, who has had experience facing Northern Illinois when he coached at San Diego State, says it’s a physical offense. 

“They are a physical group that plays up,” White said.  “They went to Boston College and I thought they physically got after them.  They’re going to come in here and I would they would do the same.”  He added: “They didn’t have the showing they wanted last week.  But, that’s just more fuel for them to get up and correct and come in here and play with their hair on fire.”     

Saturday’s kickoff is set for 6 p.m.  The pregame starts at 2 on News Talk 900 KJSK.  It will be joined at 5:30 on 93.5 The Hawk.