McKewon: Coach likens juco prospect to Gregory
“Joe's athletically able to do a lot of the things Randy Gregory can do,” Ryan Held said of Joe Keels, making a comparison with the Huskers' budding defensive star. Gregory has been on a tear in wins over Northwestern and Michigan. And though NU's defensive coaching staff sometimes gets dinged for its scheme, when Bo Pelini and John Papuchis get a signature piece like Gregory — or Keels — they highlight him.
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — When Ryan Held took the head coaching job at Highland (Kan.) Community College two years ago, the program was one of the worst in junior college football. Losses of 89-0 and 90-7 attest to that.
But the former Nebraska walk-on receiver and graduate assistant turned Highland around quickly. The team won six games this year — including an upset win at Butler (Kan.) Community College, where Held had been offensive coordinator.
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