After Nebraska’s 49-14 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday in Lincoln, interim coach Mickey Joseph took the brunt of the blame for his team’s performance against the Sooners.
“This is mine, not my players, not my assistant coaches,” Yusef said.
“I have to do a better job, and I will do it. I have to take responsibility for that, and so am I. We have eight matches left, and we are going to prepare to win some matches.”
Joseph’s promotion to interim coach came after Nebraska fired Scott Frost after losing 45-42 to Georgia Southern last Saturday. As the Cornhuskers begin their search for a new permanent coach, Joseph has a chance to prove he’s the right man for the job on a full-time basis.
Saturday’s first test in front of the Nebraska decision makers didn’t go well, but there was still plenty of football to play for the Cornhuskers. If Nebraska wants to start playing better football, it will come down to basics like tackling form, which was again a major problem for the home team on Saturday.
“I guess I didn’t do enough last week to get them ready. We have to do some individual work, some extra practice work next week, cut back on teamwork, and straighten out some basics,” Joseph said.
per ESPN, The Sooners’ 35-point victory margin has been tied to the largest in the series since 1990.
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