Coach Pelini Press Conference on Louisiana

Comments from Tuesday's press conference with Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini.

On putting the Virginia Tech loss behind them…
"We're going to come out Saturday and I promise you, you are going to see a group of guys playing with passion. You're not going to see anybody crying about what happened last week. Our guys are going to come out and play our tails off. That's what's going to happen. I vow that's what is going to happen on Staurday."

On Louisiana's Ragin'Cajuns…
"I'm fairly familiar with the personnel and some of the people they have from my time down in Louisiana. They're a pretty talented football team. They have a lot of athleticism. Obviously you saw what they did two weeks ago (against Kansas State)."

On how Nebraska will deal with the Cajuns defense…
"They bring a lot of folks. They change it up a lot. They are pretty aggressive defensively. I would imagine they are going to continue that trend. I like what our plan is right now."

On what Pelini will emphasize in practice this week…
"You know, kind of what I would say from way back when all the way back into the summer time and end of the spring. We have too many mental breakdowns. We need to clean up our football. We need to have a better level of consistency across the board. I said it and I believe its coaching. We have to get that aspect of our football team, to go to the next level and to play; we need to be more consistent across the board in every phase of the game. That means continue to practice consistantently and then carry it over into games. Just a more consistent level of execution. That's mental and physical. There are so many things that go into that. It's something that I'm continually taking to our guys about. It's about your approach. It's about your focus. It's about your demeanor. There are so many things that go into it. I just know there is a lot more out there for this group. We can be so much better. I know a lot of people said that they thought we played tremendous defense the other day with the exception of three plays. We didn't. We didn't play to our capabilities. I can say that about offense and special teams also. We just have to keep working."

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