Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck gives Ameer Abdullah instructions during fall camp.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Beck's One Goal: To Win

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb.-  The Nebraska football team continued its 2013 football fall camp Thursday afternoon, going through a two-hour practice in full pads inside the Hawks Center and outside at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice facility.

Nebraska Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck met with the media after practice, noting that he doesn’t put a lot of goals up for the offense, but he does have one major goal during the 2013 Husker football season, to win.

“There is one goal—to win. We don’t talk a lot about other things, we just have to find a way to win.” Beck said, “Whether we have to win 70-69 or two to nothing, we just have to find ways to win.”

With a high powered offense expected in 2013, Beck really likes how the offensive line is shaping up so far during fall camp.

“We’ve got good two deep, I like the way our guys are competing right now.” Beck said, “I like those guys, I think there are some veterans, good leadership up there and some good young guys.”

Tight end is a position where the Huskers need to replace two departing starters from 2012 in Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed. Freshman Cethan Carter of Metairie, La., has impressed Beck so far.

“Cethan is doing good, I’m really pleased with him.” Beck said.

Much has been said about senior starting quarterback Taylor Martinez and his quest to bring back a conference championship back to Lincoln, the first since 1999, but not much has been said about his backup. Not to worry, Beck noted that the backup role has not yet been determined, and could change throughout the season depending on the situation.

“I think a lot depends on the game situation and the score and where we are at and all that. There is so much that goes into that.” Beck said.

True freshman quarterback Johnny Stanton continues to impress the coaching staff in fall camp. The Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., native has been impressing Beck with how fast he has picked up the playbook since his arrival in Lincoln.

“I think he (Stanton) is a really smart guy that has picked up the offense really fast for a young guy. But, the game is still fast for him too.”

Nebraska will be back on the practice field on Friday as they continue their third week of fall camp practices. Check back at for all of your preseason football practice coverage including the latest news, photos and video features.


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