Gretna, NE – The Nebraska Plainsmen turned the page of the franchise history today by going back a couple chapters to bring back some familiar faces. Team owner Richard Owen smiled at reporters as he opened the press conference at Conestoga Stadium. “I’m sure you have all been anxiously waiting and camping out in the airport to see who was coming in for interviews,” he was quoted as saying. “Well let me put the rumors to rest and bring out your new coaching staff.”
With that Mr. Owen stepped aside and a stunned audience witnessed what amounted to a Midwestern Beatles reunion as not only did new Head Coach David Beam take the podium, but he was flanked by the new OC, DC, and STC, David Heim, Terrance Greenlee, and John Branch. Not even the most optimistic Plainsman fanboy would have anticipated such a who’s who of Plainsman/Blitz lore to be stalking the sidelines again. “I would just like to bring back some of the guys who knew how to win in the past to come back and teach these young Plainsmen to win today.” David Beam was quoted as saying.
There was some contention as to whether or not David Heim might even be a coaching candidate, for either HC or OC, considering his checkered past with team owner Richard Owen, who traded him for a 6th round pick when he took over the team to alleviate the salary cap. “All that’s water under the bridge.” Said Heim seemingly confirming the report that Owen had mended broken fences when he brought Heim back to finish his career out at Nebraska.
When questioned about the new defensive schemes that would be brought in with the regime change the coaches seemed uncomfortable to let any plans slip, but there were some clues to the direction of the club gleaned from the stoic group. “Well, I can promise that there won’t be any more of the Quarterback being the leading rusher on the team, I can promise you that.” Joked Heim, which seemed to answer the unspoken question of whether or not the team would be bringing back crowd favorite George Marcotte. Terrance Greenlee commented that, “The line will continue to lead the way for this team.” This amid swirling rumors that the team is potentially looking to field offers for Ervin Ginn and Kevin Merrick.
All in all, this looks to be a bright new chapter for the Plainsmen moving into 2024 despite the fact the characters are from previous chapters.