Nebraska Interim Head Coach Says He’ll Be ‘A Little More In Your Face’

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Nebraska football tries to pick up the pieces after losing to Georgia Southern in Week 2 and fire head coach Scott Frost Sunday.

Frost, who had been the headman in Lincoln, Nebraska since 2018, returned to his home state in hopes of reviving the storied program.

Nebraska Interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph leads the team’s unit walk across campus to Memorial Stadium before playing Oklahoma on Saturday, September 17, 2022 in Lincoln, Neb.
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It didn’t happen, with the Cornhukers don’t win more than five games in a season during Frost’s tenure, losing 10 consecutive games by one score and becoming an afterthought in the Big Ten.

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Enter Mickey Joseph, a former Nebraska quarterback, who takes over from Frost on an interim basis after coaching the wide receivers.

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On Thursday, Joseph appeared on the “Huskers Radio Network” and said he had met the four captains and quarterback Casey Thompson leading up to Nebraska’s Game Against No. 6 Oklahomato let them know that things would be a little different with him at the helm.

“I brought in all four of them, and I brought in Casey too, because he’s the quarterback,” Joseph said Thursday. “I have a good relationship with these kids. And they understood what I wanted to do, and they know it’s going to be a little different.

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‘I’ll be a little tougher. I’ll be a little more in your face. And I demand that you do things the right way.”

With Frost’s resignation mid-season, a potential division within the team is a concern, but Joseph said it won’t happen under his oversight.

“No, this is a high-character team,” Joseph said when asked about a possible rift within the team, according to 247 Sports. “These are good kids. These are good boys, so no.

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“It won’t point a finger. Even when Frost was here he didn’t allow that, so they’re not going to allow that. When there was a loss, he put it on the coaches and we said ‘I need to coach them better. But no, that dressing room will never be divided.”

Nebraska went into halftime against Oklahoma trailing 35-7.

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