Tim Beck is our new running backs coach.
According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Beck has ties to Bo Pelini and Carl Pelini that date to their boyhood. They grew up in the same neighborhood in Youngstown, Ohio, and attended Cardinal Mooney High School. Carl Pelini, Nebraska’s new defensive coordinator, was a senior at Cardinal Mooney when Beck was a junior and Bo was a freshman.
Beck said it wasn’t easy to leave Kansas. But the Pelinis and Beck talked in recent years about working together someday. Nebraska will pay Beck an annual salary of $160,000. He had a base salary of $140,400 at Kansas in 2007.
“We’re going to win a lot of games at Nebraska and have a lot fun doing it,” Beck said.