Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins previews the Huskers' matchup with Miami

Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins previews the Huskers' matchup with Miami.

Maliek Collins
Junior, Defensive Tackle
On memories from last year’s Miami game
“That’s actually my favorite game I’ve ever played in. It was an exciting atmosphere. There’s a lot of history behind this game.”

On difficulty holding emotions in games like this
“It’s not really difficult to me. I just play my game. I don’t worry about all that.”

On what he tells his teammates before a game like this
“Not to get focused on what they’re doing, just focus on what you’re doing. Doing your assignment.”

On evaluation of his performance 
“I definitely think I have a lot to improve on.”

On what impresses him about Miami’s offense
“I haven’t really looked into it. I see their offensive line. I know that my guard is back. I’m just looking forward to that matchup again.”

On excitement after seeing plays like Kevin Maurice’s on Saturday
“That excited me a lot. That’s a guy I came in with. He was my roommate the past two years. I just want to see him do great things out there.”

On Freedom Akinmoladun’s performance
“I think Freedom’s played well and stepped up to the role since Jack (Gangwish) got hurt.”


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