Tim Beck wasn’t ready to give away any secrets Tuesday as he sat down before the news media for the first time since being named Nebraska offensive coordinator.

Beck mostly talked about simplifying and reducing some of the verbiage — in essence, making it easier on his players.

“My philosophy is I want our players to understand our offense and to run our offense, I don’t want them to run plays,” Beck said. “So I think that they need to know why I’m doing what I’m doing, and what they’re doing, and how it fits.”

What will be the most visible difference in the NU offense under Beck after it was directed by Shawn Watson the last three seasons?

“Boy, it’s hard to say,” Beck said. “I haven’t even got a chance to really get out there yet.”

But Beck added: “We want our kids to be physical and play tough and we want to play fast, and we want to play with a lot of confidence.”

Nebraska is closing in on the start of spring practice on Saturday.

“It’s a very exciting time for me,” Beck said. “But then on the same token, in five days we got to go against two of the brightest defensive minds (Bo and Carl Pelini) with the best defense they’ve had in four years, so I can’t be feeling all that good yet.”

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