Thursday, August 03, 2006

Cody Glenn: "This Year, It's Like a Totally Different Harrison Beck"

At today's Husker pre-season press conference, Husker IB Cody Glenn raised a few eyebrows with his comments on quarterback Harrison Beck: (courtesy the Lincoln Journal-Star)
“Harrison, he’s the kind of guy who’s got all of the physical tools, he can throw it a mile, he can throw it harder than anybody else I’ve seen in my life. But he has to mature a little more. You saw it a lot during 7-on-7 stuff this past summer, how he’d come in and take control and try to be more of a leader, as opposed to last year, where he kind of goofed off and jacked around. This year, it’s like a totally different Harrison.”
Concerns about Beck's maturity level are nothing new. They were reinforced last fall when Beck danced to the Cornhusker Marching Band during the Oklahoma game and then oggling the Kansas dance squad the next week. Don't think the coaching staff didn't share those same concerns; against Kansas State, they assigned a student manager to keep an eye on Beck during the Kansas State game.

It's great to see that Beck is stepping up with the mental aspects of the game. He's only 19, and has all of the physical tools you need to play quarterback. Let's hope the progress in the mental aspects continue.

Update Saturday 8/5/06: Beck Goes AWOL


AJ said...

Is he still trying to be a rock star? I can get him signed ya know. Think he would choose footbal or a record contract?


PS - Just kidding. I've heard his band. He aint getting signed.

Husker Mike said...

I noticed that the page for Beck's band has been deleted, so perhaps he's given that up.

Or should I say "hopefully"?

If that's the case, that another sign that Beck is maturing.

And yes, Beck's band was horrible.