The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 17, 1999, Page 9, Image 9

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    Friday, September 17,1999_ ^ ^ Page 9
Evans waits for decision from coaches
It s just smart for us
to do it like this. Its
almost like I’m the
Earnestine Evans
I-back’s mother
By Samuel McKewon
Senior staff writer
As of Thursday night, there had been no change
in DeAngelo Evans' status with the Nebraska foot
ball team - as in Evans is still not on the team.
Eamestine Evans, DeAngelo’s mother, said her
son reached their home in Wichita, Kan., about 9
p.m. Thursday.
He would not make any comments to reporters,
and Eamestine would not elaborate on rumors that
DeAngelo wants to re-join the team.
“We’re kind of base two in this thing,”
Eamestine said. “Coach (Frank) Solich and his
staff is base one. Until they do
something, I don’t want to say
what we’re going to do, and
DeAngelo doesn’t want'to
“We’ve been waiting on a
decision from them. It’s not
like we’re twiddling our
thumbs or anything, or putting
our lives on hold, but we’ll wait
r until men.
When asked why
DeAngelo was at home, Earnestine answered,
“Why do you go home? What does home mean to
you? You relax, you think about things ”
Solich said he has not spoken to DeAngelo in
the last two days - since Tuesday night when they
In that time, DeAngelo hasn’t answered phone
calls at his home and, according to Eamestine, has
not spoken to the media.
Solich said he would make no further decisions
until he and the other coaches spoke to DeAngelo.
“DeAngelo has made a decision,” Solich said.
“We’re not in any category right now than doing
anything other than talking.”
Eamestine would not confirm nor deny that
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bolich: Eagles will be NU s toughest challenge yet
By Samuel McKewon
Senior staff writer
So Eric Crouch is quarterback.
Bobby Newcombe’s wingback.
De Angelo Evans is a no-back.
Oh yeah, and the Nebraska football
team plays a game on Saturday against
Southern Mississippi.
For the fans, lost amid the position
changes, depth chart shake-ups and the
“will-he or won’t-he” saga of Evans, is
the fact the Comhuskers still have to
play against a Golden Eagle team with a
history of big upsets and gimmick
That wasn’t lost on NU Head Coach
Frank Solich as he addressed the media
on luesaay. Since men, ne has attempt
ed to steer clear of the personnel
changes in favor of a close look at the
12:30 p.m. game with USM, a team that
poses a more serious threat than either
Iowa or California did in the first two
“I think Southern Miss will be the
best football team we have faced up to
this point,” Solich said. “They have
excellent quickness on both sides of the
football. They’re very, very talefited.”
The No. 4 Huskers (2-0) hope to
counter the Eagles’ attack with a
revamped offense where Crouch takes
over at quarterback and Newcombe
moves to the wingback slot The switch,
made in hopes of getting the two best
athletes on die field at the same time,
should bolster NU s offensive game
“It definitely gives a lot to this
offense,” Crouch said. “I’ve never had a
chance to throw to him before, but it’s
something that’s going to be very good
to this team.”
The Huskers could use a shot in the
arm in terms of rushing offense. After
pounding out 301 yards rushing against
Iowa-more than half in the second half
- NU gained only 114 yards against a
stiff California defense.
USM’s defense isn’t much easier, as
the Eagles shift repeatedly before the
snap, and where they stop is impossible
to tell.
“I think their defense can make you
look bad at times,” Solich said.
Turmoil shows on Saturdays. I don’t see where
that showed for us on either Saturday. I like
where we ’re at. We ’re 2-0 and moving on to the
third game to see what happens.”
NU head coach
Hopefully, things that we’ll call will
give us a good chance to make bigplays.
I have a tot of respect for then coaching
stall and team.
Southern Mississippi also brings a
multiple offense to the table. Often, the
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