Miami coach Al Golden says revenge is not on the mind of his defense as the Hurricanes prepare to host Nebraska. A year ago in Memorial Stadium the Huskers rolled up 343 yards of rushing in a 41-31 victory.
“There is no extra nothing. This is about our guys preparing, staying focused on a process, understanding what job they have to do and then going out there and doing it”, said Golden. “Of course we want to establish what Nebraska is, what they like to do and what we need to stop. But our main focus is on ourselves.”
Golden says containing Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong is a key. Armstrong passed for two touchdowns and rushed for 96 yards in the Huskers’ victory in 2014.
“If he stands back there we’re going to have to keep him in the pocket and if moves we’re going to have to get him pulled up”, said Golden. “Of course if he runs we can’t give up the explosive plays that we gave up a year ago.”
Golden says the defensive front is improved but still has a ways to go. Miami has given up an average of 138 yards on the ground in wins over Bethune-Cookman and Florida Atlantic.