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Nebraska Preparing for ‘One Last Mission’ Ahead of Iowa Matchup

November 22, 2022

Mickey Joseph met with the media on Tuesday to preview the Huskers’ upcoming matchup with Iowa. It’s Nebraska’s final game of the 2022 season, which provides “one last mission” for the team.

“. . . I expect them to come out and play tough for the whole game,” Joseph said.

As for Joseph himself, he spent time on Tuesday reflecting on his time as Nebraska’s interim head coach. Over the last two months, for example, he said that he learned any coach at Nebraska needs to learn to adapt to the Big Ten Conference.

Joseph also knows that decisions will be made after the Iowa matchup, especially when talking about the players on the roster right now. He already knows how plans to spend the weekend following Iowa, especially knowing much has yet to be decided.

“I’m going to coach them up until Friday,” Joseph said. “Saturday I’ll spend all day with my family and Sunday, I’ll come in here to get some things done.”

Joseph expects he’ll talk with athletic director Trev Alberts over the weekend or early into the following week. Until then, he’s focused on coaching the team for Iowa. After all, it’s “one last mission” for this team and there is a rivalry with Iowa.

“I know they’re going to be up for it,” he said. “I know they’re going to come out and play in full force for this game.”

More news and notes:

>> Something that Joseph has learned over the last two months is to stay off of Twitter. He credits his brother Vance for that advice, while joking that some people on Twitter should “worry about their own jobs” and less on his.

>> When it comes to Quinton Newsome, Joseph said he was quiet when he first took over. He said he’s seen Newsome grow during that time.

>> Joseph briefly mentioned the importance of keeping players in-state, saying that if you can tell the athlete is a “no-brainer,” you need to offer them.

>> In the end—no matter what happens for Joseph—he said he kept it real during his time as Nebraska’s interim head coach.

“I was able to do it my way and I was able to keep it real,” he said.

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