Last week Nebraska took its first loss of the season at Oregon in a game that was the tale of two halves. The theme of the week has clearly been the search for consistency and the sense of urgency that has built in the program. Now it takes on a 1-1 Northern Illinois team that took down Western Illinois 38-10 last week.
First, your TV information for Nebraska vs Northern Illinois:
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln Neb.
When: Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11:00a.m. CT
Listen: Husker Sports Network or Sirius Channel 135, XM 195
This week’s game should be Nebraska taking care of itself and showing improvement. Everyone will be looking for the team to start fast and put together a clean four quarters of football.
We break it down in this week's episode of Hail Varsity's No Huddle.
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What They’re Saying
Mike Riley on getting the team ready after a loss:
“We should be so hungry to practice today. When they look at that video [of the Oregon game], if they haven’t yet, they should just be sick, and they should want to get out there and work to be better than that. I don’t care if we’re playing the Green Bay Packers or whatever, it should be about us knowing we can be better.”
De’Mornay Pierson-El on difference between punt returns last year and this year:
“It is dramatically different, different coaches, different schemes. This one is just a little bit more aggressive, but we just got to rep some things out for the most part.”
Mick Stoltenberg on keeping the momentum going stopping the run:
“Just being really physical during practices. I’m always on the scout team guys telling them to give us really good look, and I think they did a really nice job giving us some good realistic looking double teams. As long as we stay sound in our gaps and our technique, in the front three at least, I think we can eliminate creases in the run game.”
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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.