Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Pot Roast, Ed Foley’s grand tour, more

Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton #98 of the Washington Redskins (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton #98 of the Washington Redskins (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team had two more of the assistant coaches meet with the media on Monday and its possible that Matt Rhule saved these days for the same day because they’re the most colorful of the entire crew.

First up was new defensive line coach Terrance Knighton, who earned the nickname of “Pot Roast” back when he was a rookie in the NFL. How he got that name isn’t all that crazy. The former defensive tackle ordered pot roast on a postgame flight instead of shrimp Alfredo. And, in doing so, a teammate thought the food would be a perfect name for him. So “Pot Roast” stuck.

That wasn’t the only story he told during the press conference alongside Ed Foley. He also laid out why he thinks the Nebraska Cornhuskers lost so many close games in the past few years. And he vowed that was something he and the other Nebraska football coaches were going to fix.

"“Losing a lot of close games — for me, I feel like that’s culture. That’s culture in the locker room amongst the players, that’s a direct image of the leadership. Because, in the fourth quarter, when the game is tight, you want the players to say ‘Hey, we’re not losing today.”"

It’s a safe bet that’s music to Nebraska football fans’ ears, as long as Knighton, Rhule and the rest can follow through.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers News

  • Ed Foley talked more about his travels around the state than any plan to rectify the problems that have plagued the Nebraska football program. Foley said that he started recruiting the Omaha Metro Area when he was first hired, but since then he’s starting branching out to more than 80 Nebraska schools. For a program that has made it clear it wants to focus on locking the state down, that’s a big deal.
  • The Nebraska Cornhuskers continued a reshaping of the athletic department on Monday as they hired a new nutritionist. Kristin Coggin came over from South Carolina.
  • The 1890 Initiative is still busy signing players to deals. On Monday, the NIL collective signed another Nebraska volleyball player in Maisie Boesiger.
  • The baseball season is just around the corner and in honor of that, the Nebraska Cornhuskers rolled out what will be their new home uniforms this season.