Joseph takes away Blackshirts
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph has temporarily taken away the Blackshirts. Joseph, who was promoted on Sunday, said he wants a “clean slate” for all players on the team. That includes the top defensive unit, which had been wearing the famed black practice jerseys.
“We talked about a new era starting,” Joseph said on the ‘Sports Nightly’ radio program. “Everyone has a clean slate. We’re 0-0. We’re going to practice and earn those Blackshirts. I’m confident they will get them back.”
Joseph said removing Blackshirts was not a result of the defense’s performance against Georgia Southern. The Huskers allowed 45 points and 642 yards in their Week 2 loss to the Eagles.
Nebraska hosts 6th-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday. The game is scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. on FOX.
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