Lincoln - The Nebraska football team practiced for just over 90 minutes Monday afternoon in preparation for the final regular season game of the year against Iowa on Friday morning. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck spoke to the media about some of the trouble that the Hawkeyes present to the Huskers.
"They are well coached and physical," Beck said. "They are very sound fundamentally and it will be a tough team."
Beck also spoke about the defensive line of the Hawkeyes and pointed out a trend in the Big Ten of great defensive lines.
"Obviously, our first go around in the Big Ten, I'm very impressed with the defensive lines," Beck said. "Defenses in general have been good. They play good sound defense and you have to beat them, they won't give you the game. You have to be physical and earn everything you get against them."
Beck spoke about the schemes he has used in Big Ten competition and if they've had to change week-to-week based on defensive lines.
"No, not really," Beck said. "There have been a lot of good defensive lines and you can't let one player on a defense dictate a game to you. I don't know that there are things you completely change to help you win a game based on one or two guys."
The Huskers will face the Iowa Hawkeyes in the inaugural Heroes Game Friday morning at 11 a.m. The game can be seen nationally on ABC.