Nebraska football head coach pulled zero punches during his Monday press conference, saying that more players need to show up after Michigan.
Matt Rhule seems to understand quite well that Nebraska football fans aren’t happy with the team’s performance against Michigan on Saturday. He’s made it clear he isn’t either.
During his Monday press conference, the Nebraska football head coach put his players on blast, though he claimed he wasn’t calling anyone out.
"“We have some really good players who are going to play in the NFL. They need to show up.”"
The coach wouldn’t say who he was talking about. That was part of his attempt to avoid calling any one out in particular. However, he made it clear there was more a few performances he wasn’t remotely pleased with.
He also turned the tables a bit and offered some words of encouragement. That has become the Rhule way since arriving in Lincoln. That included saying that he believes there are guys on the team that can “wreck games” and it’s now time for those players to step up.
Nebraska football coach doesn’t hold back
On Saturday, the Huskers’ head man talked about how he didn’t really understand the way his players approached the game against Michigan. He felt as though they were holding back for some reason.
He feels like he’s approaching how he’s going to fix that for next time.
“My job is to teach them how to win.”
He said that one of the ways he’s teaching them how to win is to go hard in practice on Sunday. That’s normally a rest and recovery time but he believes it was more important for them to get back to work.
That meant the Nebraska football team worked out in full pads. A rarity right after a game.
Rhule closed that part of the Nebraska football segment, making sure that the tough love wasn’t the only kind of love he gave to his team. “I believe in them too much” to accept what happened on Saturday against Michigan. “That was ridiculous what happened on Saturday.“