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WATCH: Mickey Joseph, Players Talk Bye Week, Illinois Preparations and More

October 25, 2022

Interim head coach Mickey Joseph and several Nebraska football players met with the media on Tuesday. They discussed a variety of topics, including the bye week last week, preparing to face Illinois on Saturday and more.

Check out the videos from the press conference below.

Interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph

Interim head coach Mickey Joseph confirmed that Nick Henrich is officially out after suffering a knee injury against Purdue. He spoke about what that means for the team going forward and more.


Quarterback Casey Thompson

Quarterback Casey Thompson shared that he is feeling better following the Huskers’ bye week, having had an opportunity to go home and to recover.


Wide Receiver Marcus Washington

“Where I come from, if you don’t believe in yourself nobody’s going to believe in you. You have to always be the first one to believe in yourself.”

Wide receiver Marcus Washington spoke about the belief within the Nebraska football program and more.


Offensive Lineman Turner Corcoran

Offensive lineman Turner Corcoran discussed what he has seen from the Illinois defense, the offensive line needing to focus on protecting the quarterback and more.


Edge Garrett Nelson

Edge Garrett Nelson spoke about the benefits of having a bye week about halfway through the season, what he has seen from Illinois so far and more.


Linebacker Eteva Mauga-Clements

Linebacker Eteva Mauga-Clements spoke about what he has seen from Illinois this season, always needing to be prepared to play and more.


Defensive Back Phalen Sanford

Defensive back Phalen Sanford spoke about how the second bye week allowed the players to focus on themselves, the role he has on defense and more.


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