Last week Nebraska took a shocking loss at home to Northern Illinois 21-17 but we are on to Rutgers. The mood around the program has been uncertain to put it nicely but there is still a game to get ready for in Week 4.
First, your TV information for Nebraska vs Rutgers:
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln Neb.
When: Saturday, September 16, at 2:30p.m. CT
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 135, XM 195
Nebraska has struggled out of the gates in 2017 but this week’s game will have a lot of fans clamoring for a blowout win. This week will show if the issues that have presented themselves early are anomalies or real problems for the season.
We break it down in this week's episode of Hail Varsity's No Huddle.
Special Thanks to presenting sponsor Downtwon Lincoln Association.
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>>Rutgers snapped an 11 game losing streak last week against Morgan State, winning 65-0.
What They’re Saying
Mike Riley on mental toughness:
“The bottom line and summary is everybody has to be really, really tough, mentally tough, physically tough. Our adults have to be the teachers, and they have to be at their best right now and arming our players with a way to get better. The big battle, as everybody knows, is getting the mind in the right place.
Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco on a Jerry Kill-led offense:
“He’s a tough guy. He’s a brilliant football coach and his record speaks for himself. His reputation proceeds him and his offenses are hard-nosed and disciplined. They block and finish plays and runs. That’s all the things you see with Rutgers’ offense.”
Mike Cavanaugh on offensive line communication:
“But the first thing I talked about was communication. That’s huge. We have to echo calls. It’s all the way down the line. It’s just not one call. What’s the call? It’s got to be echoed. So we’ve got to do a way better job at that.”
Must watch: Take a peek inside Memorial Stadium live you’ve never seen before.
Take a quick 👀 inside.
📍- Memorial Stadium
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) September 20, 2017
Must read: It might be painful but taking a look at this week’s Tale of the Tape is a must.
Must see: Huskers 4-star tight end commit Cameron Jurgens rides in style to school for Homecoming week.
Small Town Nebraska: where school spirit runs deep and you drive your tractor in on homecoming week🌽 pic.twitter.com/pg7Rhw54ey
— Cameron Jurgens (@CameronJurgens) September 20, 2017
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.