The 24-hour sulking period is over. NU safety Brian Peters said that was the time frame the Wildcats coaching staff allowed the players after NU lost to visiting Purdue 20-17 last Saturday night.
The players have since moved on from the loss and know what issues to address.
"We're starting to hone in on Michigan State and we're already watching film," Peters said of NU's next opponent. "Good football players have a short memory, and good football teams have a short memory."
It seems like this loss came at an opportune time, if there is ever a good time for a loss. The Wildcats are off this week before hosting the aforementioned Spartans at 11 a.m. next Saturday, Oct. 23. The game will be televised on ESPN.
"It's great timing to work on the things we need to fix and we've made mistakes all year," Peters said. "They finally caught up with us last week."
But what did you learn from the loss and what issues need to be fixed, I asked Peters after Thursday's practice.
"I think we just need to get back to our fundamentals and do our job," Peters said. "We've hurt ourselves."