Bethune-Cookman coach Terry Sims has family in Omaha, so this won't be his first time visiting Nebraska. But for many of his players, this will be their first time playing in a place like Memorial Stadium.

He admitted Thursday during an interview on "The Bottom Line" that he'll allow his players a few minutes to soak in the atmosphere. But after that, the focus is back to football, even though this will be a special moment for his entire team.

"You have an opportunity to give the guys something for them to remember the rest of their lives," Sims said. "It's an experience that I think will go a long way for each of these guys on this football team."

And as for the game, Sims hasn't treated this week any differently.

"We're going to go out and talk about starting fast and finishing strong and maintaining our focus throughout all four quarters," Sims said. "That'll be the primary message, which it is every week, and have our guys go out and execute."

Watch the full video of Sims' interview at the top of the page, or check out a transcript of select excerpts below:

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On the biggest goal for his team Saturday:

"You want to try and come as close as you can to matching a team's speed. That's the biggest thing that comes out of an FCS school playing an FBS school is matching the speed of the game. We'll go out and execute with those guys, and you want to start fast and finish strong. You want to make sure your football team is playing at a high level when you play programs like this."

On how this game came together:

"We actually had (Nebraska tight ends coach Sean) Beckton and (BCU director of football operations) Jeff Fagan on my staff, they were just having a casual conversation and it came up that they were having to cancel their game with Akron because of the storm and they couldn't get it back. We had to go fast. They got me on the phone with Coach Beckton and we put a preliminary plan together, and Coach (Scott) Frost and I got on the phone and we figured out the football part of it, then we let the administrators take care of all of the paperwork for the game."

On being the first team from a Historically Black College to play at Nebraska:

"I didn't really find that out until a couple days ago, but it's great being a part of that and being the first to do it. I definitely appreciate the opportunity and we're looking forward to it."

On his team's health:

"I think we're as healthy as you can be this time of year. You're going to have some guys that are nicked up and bruised up, but anyone that's playing football this time of year, if you actually play it, you'll have some guys that are banged up a little bit, but we're fine for the most part."

On quarterback Akevious Williams' health:

"He's going to be a game-time decision. He's going to make the trip, and we'll let our team doctors and trainers let us know what he's looking like once Saturday morning hits. We're definitely hoping he can jump out there and be ready to go, but we're going to make a game-time decision. ... (If he can't play) it'll be David Israel to start, and then probably Jabari Dunham. Those will be the next two guys up."

On his personal goals:

"I have reached some of them, and the most important one for me is graduating guys. That's always important. You want to make sure these guys are fulfilling the student part of the student-athlete. We're graduatin guys, we're winning football games, so I think the most important things right now are being met. We're changing lives."

"I don't think our band director would even have that if he couldn't bring everybody, I don't think we had half of them. I've been asked that question for the last week, and I don't have an answer for it. The band director (Donovan Wells) he handles all of that, and I don't get involved. I just let him run his shop."

On allowing his players to soak in the atmosphere:

"We definitely have to do that. You have to do it. There's no way to simulate 85-90,000 in a stadium, and we can't pretend they're not there. We have to allow the guys to take a few minutes and let them process what's going on. The whole environment, and then get their focus back on the field and take care of the task at hand, which is a football game."