Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker says studying the tape of a season ending loss at Iowa has been constructive and not destructive. An Iowa offense that ranked near the bottom in the country hit the Huskers for three big plays in the first half in a 40-10 Hawkeye victory.
Banker says the film shows what needs to be fixed before the December 30 Music City Bowl against Tennessee.
“We’ve used that tape already just for tackling because that is what is came down to in most cases”, said Banker. “It came down to angles of pursuit and tackling. I mean an eight yard slant route goes for a touchdown? C’mon.”
Banker says he is personally motivated by the loss, not because of the margin of defeat but by the way the defense played. Senior defensive tackle Kevin Maurice says the bowl game gives the Blackshirts a chance to finish the season the right way.
“It was obviously a bad taste in our mouth from Iowa”, said Maurice. “We definitely don’t want to leave off like that, especially for our seniors. We are looking forward to this last game and getting out of here on the right note.”