Husker offensive coordinator Mark Whipple believes Nebraska can win Big Ten West

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska football sits atop the Big Ten West in a six-way tie for first place after the Huskers’ 35-21 win over Indiana on Saturday.

Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple says he believes this team has a chance to win the division.

“We’re good enough. I think, I’m not a genius, but we can win seven games, we can win these games,” he said during a Tuesday press conference. “That’s the expectation, not just to go to a bowl game: We can win the west.”

Whipple’s message to the team as they prepare for their first road game since they played Northwestern in Dublin is simple: “You’re in first place,” Whipple said. “Act like it. Play like it.”

“I don’t know if they really think we can win every game,” he said.

Despite his confidence in the offense performing well the rest of the season, Whipple has some concerns with how they played against Indiana.

“I was not happy with the way we played,” Whipple said. “I was happy with the way we finished, and then I told them on Monday, ‘Look guys, this is the reality. We are in first place. That is where you are at, so let’s go forward from here.’ We have a chance, and that is all you can ask for in this world.”

Whipple’s clear that he wants to see passion out of this team as it prepares for back-to-back road games against Rutgers on Friday and Purdue on Oct. 15.

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