Wednesday Practice Report: Huskers find “No Fear of Failure” in win

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska football team has been riding a “No Fear of Failure” mantra since the new coaching staff arrived in December. Saturday, in their first win under the new staff, the Huskers finally exhibited that fearlessness in pulling away from Minnesota.

The score was 28-22. Nebraska had just given up three straight touchdowns, gone empty on back-to-back offensive possessions, and found no answer for the Gophers’ backup quarterback. Despite the adversity, the sideline demeanor stayed positive.

“There was no panic on the sideline,” offensive coordinator Troy Walters said. “I think it gave us more confidence if we do get a lead and they come back, that we’re able to finish.”

“Our carpe diem moment was when we went down and scored again when they had just scored to make it 28-22,” running backs coach Ryan Held said. “It could’ve been, oh, here we go again, we get the ball, go three-and-out, they go score again, they go take the lead. We just said no, we’re not going to let it happen, we’re going to take this thing in control, and that’s what our guys did.”

The Huskers continue an abbreviated week of practice with a walkthrough Thursday before welcoming in Bethune-Cookman to Memorial Stadium on Saturday.