New DC Bill Busch praises Huskers’ response to coaching changes
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Defensive coordinator Bill Busch poured praise on the Huskers for their response to the recent tumult at Nebraska.
“The most important this is wow, these players, it’s just incredible how they work, how they come to practice every day,” he said.
Busch also credited the Huskers for working through two coaching changes since Sept. 11.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am to be a coach at Nebraska, to be able to coach these players, because they are ridiculous on how hard they try and what they do,” Busch said.
Of course, the defense has begun to see some changes with Busch now in charge.
Busch compared it to “The Blues Brothers,” saying it was like “putting the band back together.”
Busch sang the praises of not only the players, but also the coaches, including assistants Travis Fisher and Barrett Ruud.
Despite the workload the new position requires, Busch said that it was a great opportunity for him.
And the defense is in need of a serious tuneup after four games.
Nebraska is now 1-3, with losses against Northwestern, Georgia Southern and Oklahoma.
On Tuesday, Mickey Joseph said the Huskers really need a win on Saturday for the sake of the team’s confidence.
Nebraska’s defense has struggled in nearly every game, most notably against Georgia Southern, when the team gave up the most yards ever allowed in Memorial Stadium.
The Huskers are currently ranked last among the Big Ten in points allowed per game, with 35.5.
They’ve also given up the most touchdowns in the conference, with 19.
Busch’s first challenge will be against Indiana, which Joseph says presents a lot of problems for the Husker defense.
Busch said the defense will have to come prepared for the Hoosiers, who are 3-1 after a loss to Cincinnati on Saturday.
“We’ll do the best thing we can because those offensive coaches don’t run dumb plays,” he said.
Overall, Busch said he loved how the team had been responding, adding that they had two good days of practice so far this week.
He also said that it was a plus that the team will have good weather on Saturday and that the team is really healthy.
Nebraska will host Indiana at 6:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.