Nebraska Head Football Coach Bo Pelini has announced that Tim Beck will serve as the Huskers' running backs coach. Beck joined the Huskers on Monday after completing his third season as an assistant coach at Kansas in the Orange Bowl last Thursday.
Beck is the final full-time
assistant to be named to the Nebraska staff, as Pelini announced the other
eight members of his coaching staff in mid-December. Like the other members of
staff, Beck has prior experience coaching in the Big 12
Beck helped Kansas to its best season
in school history with a 12-1 record in 2007, capped by a 24-21 victory over
Virginia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl. In each of his three seasons on Mark Mangino's staff, Beck served as the Jayhawks' receivers coach, and he added the
title of pass game coordinator in 2007.
In 2007, Beck helped engineer one of
the nation's most potent offenses as Kansas ranked second nationally in scoring
offense (42.8 ppg), eighth in total offense (479.8 ypg) and 17th in passing
offense (291.0 ypg). KU senior receiver Marcus Henry caught 54 passes for 1,014
yards and 10 touchdowns to earn All-Big 12 honors, while three other Jayhawks
caught more than 40 passes each.
Before joining the Kansas staff, Beck was one of the most respected high
school coaches in the state of Texas, serving
three seasons at Summit High in Mansfield. He was the 2003 District Coach of
the Year after leading Summit to its first-ever playoff appearance and
district championship. Beck also served as the head coach at R.L. Turner High in
Carrollton, Texas, from 1999 to
He also had a successful run as the
head coach at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., from 1993 to 1995. Among the standouts
Beck coached at Saguaro High was former Nebraska All-America safety Mike Brown.
In addition to Kansas, Beck's collegiate experience includes three
seasons at Missouri State (1996-98), two seasons as a graduate assistant
at Kansas State (1991-92) and one season at Illinois State (1990).
Beck is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and graduated from Cardinal Mooney High,
the same high school that Bo and Carl Pelini attended. Beck played college
football at Central