On Tuesday, Nebraska Football offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield made it clear Husker coaches are looking for ways to get the old Heinrich Haarberg back.
That should be good news for Nebraska Football fans who have watched the starting quarterback’s play regress over the last few weeks. It’s also good news that the coaches think there is a way to fix the struggles.
Satterfield addressed all of that in his press conference this week. Among the comments he made Satterfield agreed with his quarterback that perhaps Haarberg is thinking too much these days.
That can happen with a young quarterback in his first year. Especially one who has now played enough games in the kind of offense that Nebraska Football plays, to get hit quite hard and quite often.
When talking about wanting Haarberg to change the way he plays a bit, Satterfield said that he “he wants that Haarberg who just runs through someone’s face sometimes.”
For his part, the Nebraska Football quarterback understands what his coach is looking for from him.
"“One thing (Satterfield) was talking about was just kind of decluttering my mind. Seeing everything but not having it get in front of each other.”"
Then the Huskers quarterback made it clear that his mind wasn’t as cluttered as it was earlier in the season.
“Yeah, I think he wants Northern Illinois,” he meaning Satterfield. “Even Louisiana Tech Heinrich to come back out.”
Nebraska Football quarterback needs to find old Heinrich
Hesitancy has been a problem for Haarberg in the last few weeks. It reared its ugly head often against Michigan State especially.
Haarberg was sacked seven times by a Spartans defense that has been solid but far from spectacular this season. Several of those sacks seemed to come because the Nebraska Football quarterback was unsure whether to run, throw the ball downfield or throw the ball away.
It’s refreshing to think the Huskers have diagnosed the problem and think they see a solve. We’ll have to see if Nebraska Football can put that solution into action against Maryland.