Interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph talks about the Huskers

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 11:36 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -Interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph met with reporters Tuesday morning for the first time since wrapping up his first game leading the team, coming off the heels of a lopsided loss to Oklahoma.

Fans were seen leaving Memorial Stadium well before the game finished. Many look at this season as a low-point in the program’s history. The Huskers are now just one and three to start the year and have just four wins in their last 16 games. Joseph acknowledged the frustration his players are going through, but said they need to do a better job containing it, especially at the podium.

“Kids are emotional, they are 20 year old kids after a loss, they are emotional,” Joseph said. “You ask them questions after a loss, they are going to give you an emotional answer. I keep telling them don’t make business decisions with your feelings and that’s what I have to do a better job at when they get in front of the press because that’s the second time one of my players said something out of emotion, being emotional. You can’t be emotional when talking to you guys. they need to tell you the truth but not be emotional. "

The bad news for the Huskers rolled on as Joseph announced that the True Freshman Running Back Ajay Allen was injured. Joseph confirmed that Allen had surgery for an undisclosed injury and will miss the rest of the season.

Gabe Ervin is expected to take on the number two roll.

The Huskers have this weekend off and are back on the field come Oct. 1 when they face Indiana. Joseph will use some of that time to hop on the recruiting trail.