‘Midwest tough’: Nebraska OC Marcus Satterfield details new pro-style offense
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska is going to run the ball next season, offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield emphasized during a Friday press conference.
Satterfield, who spent the last season leading South Carolina’s offense, is going to bring a pro-style offense to Nebraska.
That offense will get into a huddle and call plays, which Satterfield said is “kind of taboo these days.”
“We’re gonna use tight ends and we’re gonna use a fullback, and we’re going to run the football,” he said. “We understand to be successful in the Big Ten, you’ve got to be able to run the football.”
Last season, the Big Ten housed some of the best running backs in the nation, including Michigan’s Blake Corum and Wisconsin’s Braelon Allen.
Nebraska’s run game, dominated by Anthony Grant, started off well enough.
But it eventually fell off as Nebraska faced notoriously tough Big Ten defenses, such as Michigan.
Satterfield said the Huskers’ new offense will be “a little bit old school” and thinks Nebraska will have to be “blue collar” to keep up with the Big Ten’s run-heavy offenses.
“When I think of Nebraska, I think of hard work, blue collar, chip on their shoulder, Midwest tough, tough, tough, tough, tough kids,” he said.