Nebraska coach Bill Callahan wants the Husker defense to improve heading into their Big-12 opener at home against Iowa State this weekend. Ball State rolled up more than 600 yards of offense this past weekend and Nebraska needed a missed field goal in the waning seconds to hold on for a 41-40 victory.
Callahan says he is not concerned that the defense has lost confidence, as he says when you have success your confidence grows, and when you don’t have success, you can lose confidence. But Callahan says the team is concerned and has pride and is anxious to prove themselves again.
Callahan expects Iowa State to try and take advantage of the same areas that Ball State did. He says there’s always things that other teams will try to take and implement, or they may have them in the plan already and haven’t used them.
Callahan says the Huskers need to make a lot of progress as they get set for the league race. He says they’re 3-1, but not pleased with where they are at.