DennisR

Helena, Montana

Member since June 22, 2011
Last visit July 23, 2014

Comments Contributions to the community
  • RE: Is a Turnover Hangover the Biggest Threat to Prosperity in 2014?
    I think learning how to carry a football so as not to fumble is a fundamental of the game. I've observed a ton of fumbles that were caused by players holding onto the football with only one hand when they were tackled. I have a number of films from NU's National …more »

  • RE: Is a Turnover Hangover the Biggest Threat to Prosperity in 2014?
    Well Dogg, as a matter of fact I did learn to play croquet with my Grandmo, who was indeed a silver haired old short lady and as gentle a person as you will ever meet on a croquet lawn. Never hit me, even once with her mallet which had to be …more »

  • RE: Is a Turnover Hangover the Biggest Threat to Prosperity in 2014?
    When Suh was playing for NU the opponents were always untieing his shoes, stomping on any part of him they could get ahold of, and constantly holding, and double teaming him any way they could. The pros are just a little better at it, and Suh is learning what he can …more »

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    I met one old codger hobbling along with a cane lookin' like he was about to tip over with every step...thing was he had a Herbie Husker sticker on his cheeks and wore an old time Herbie Farmer hat. I had a whole Press box to myself, (well, with my Bro …more »

  • RE: Is a Turnover Hangover the Biggest Threat to Prosperity in 2014?
    In close games against a quality opponent, TOs indeed are a critical part of the game, you simply cannot win unless you have the football in your possession. NU has been extremely lucky to win a lot of those games T Dogg and if the clock hadn't run out after a …more »

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    Game Day in Lincoln is truly a sight to behold, last time I was there the parking lots were just full of people having a great time all dressed up in Husker gear. I'll never forget all those old local Farmers, many in wheel chairs, walking with canes, or being assisted …more »

  • RE: Early Lines Imply 9-3 Regular Season for Nebraska
    Well, I'd have to admit that Pellini is kind of a "Sore Loser" sort of fella, don't abide by a lot of criticism ..and he doesn't take real kindly to stupid reporters asking him stupid questions at half time neither... so he fits in quite nicely with the rest of us …more »

  • RE: Early Lines Imply 9-3 Regular Season for Nebraska
    I think we have enough experience and maturity on both sides of the ball this year to be able to avoid any serious let-downs or to get caught looking down the road to the next game BS. Our first 2 games should be enough to get rid of any early season …more »

  • RE: Another Reason to Loathe Urban Meyer
    About the only team I ever really disliked was Oklahoma state and that was because their fans in stillwater were the biggest bunch of nasty a-holes you could imagine when NU played them in 1988.

  • RE: Another Reason to Loathe Urban Meyer
    I suspect that there will be a lot very surprised BIG fans this year when NU comes to their town and whups up on their teams. ( "Hope springs eternal" :Alex Pope ). This should be a great year for NU football IF TA plays up to his potential, if not, …more »

  • RE: MaLLLLaise
    TA certainly didn't look like a greatly improved QB in the spring game, in fact he looked more like a confused, rattled, backup QB than the Backup QBs who appeared poised and cool headed. It isn't just the poor passing and turnovers that plague TA, the entire Offense just doesn't seem …more »

  • RE: Wide Receiver Decommits
    I read the Kazynski Manifesto in real time as it was happening, I know the FBI agents that arrested the guy, and I know the PostMan that gave the Idiot rides to town in his USPS truck so he could send his bombs out to maim and kill people. Ted was, …more »

  • RE: Wide Receiver Decommits
    You may want to write this down, T Dogg.. "An invisible RED (Huskers) THREAD (Stringfellow) connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break" An old Chinese Proverb.....and we ALL know what that means.

  • RE: Recent Roster Improvements Won't Show Up in Recruiting Rankings
    Who's on first.

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    Yup Gage, That's an example of "Traditional Arab Cultures" and yet another Can o Worms they been kicking down the road since Christ was a Child. Ain't Traditional Cultures great? They also believe that Whites are responsible for all their evil ways and have learned to say "Death to America" in …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    A good example of " African Traditional Cultures" are the Historic and Modern Day Genocides of the Tutsis and Hutus which has been going on for about a thousand years in one form or another in nearly every African Nation for more than a thousand years.

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    I never, or seldom, agree totally with any Scientific studies, but many of the facts presented by that Author are very "Truthy" at least, such as it's a whole lot easier to grow crops when there are no Elephants around to take them away from you, or tigers, or tyrants, or …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    How many days until kickoff, Ballfield? Looks like about 95 to me, but who's counting?

  • RE: 5Dimes Posts Low Win Total for Nebraska
    That's a far cry from when I lived in Viva Lost Wages and the biggest betting problems (and my losses) were betting on NU to cover the outrageous point spreads, as opposed to just winning most of their games.

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    Those Dirty Rats! Imagine Jimmah trying to cover over his guilt of being a Peanut Farmer by building a few token houses for all those poor folks. Has he no shame? At least Oprah (the pooh little Billionaire) doesn't bother with such stuff, Barak Affodable don't neither. Gotta give them credit …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    The simple truth is that there is no way to determine how many undocumented immigrants there are in this country since it is illegal to ask for documents..... plus the fact that those who claim to be of Mexican, Hispanic, or Latino ancestry can also legally claim to be White, Native …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    We haven't seen anything yet! Wait until Obama declares the New NM Monument Park along the Border a National treasure that will be blocked to all local law enforcement and vehicular traffic, but will be wide open to Illegals, drug cartels, murderers, rapists, racists, criminals, terrorists, thieves, scalawags, and Mountebanks, etc, …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    And slavery is still alive and well in Africa, even today there are more than 30 Million black slaves, but I venture to say none are being held in slavery in this Country, though the effects are still being felt as a direct result of our dubious past. An interesting read …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    T-Dawg, You must have accidently overlooked naming Charlie Rangel, the Rev Al Sharpton, the entire Black Caucus, and the President who only knows what he reads in the newspapers, for all their contributions to the betterment of the Po' folks, you know who I mean, Charlie R, the infamous Slumlord (with …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    Maybe the NU "Man", or Coach, won't allow either one of them back on the Team because of their nefarious deeds, then what? I guess they'll both have to look into the mirror and say, "You Stupid A**hole...look at what you did to yourself ! "....Naw...not gonna happen, not when it's …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    I dunno, T Dawg, but I expect that if Banderas gets to play on the NU team for his "little lapse in judgement", than I suspect Moss will be given his new opportunity to play as well and they will both feel that life is fair indeed...(when you're a football player). …more »

  • RE: Bad Quarterback, Good Team?
    I notice TA is getting some QB lessons from Brett Favre, maybe a good thing, maybe not so much.

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    Looks like Banderas is going to get a walk with a few hours of Community Service and no charges filed..Who says life ain't fair.... when you can play football. Coach will probably make him run a few extra laps and call it good. So all will be well.

  • RE: Avery Moss Return in 2015 Still On the Table
    Awwww, C'mon back T Dawg, this site just ain't the same without you posting your opinions, even the ones I don't understand or agree with cause me to rethink my own version of reality.

  • RE: Avery Moss Return in 2015 Still On the Table
    And there you have it folks....T Dawg on why we should welcome Black Weinnie Waggers back on the NU football team...now you know the Rest of the Story!

  • RE: Avery Moss Return in 2015 Still On the Table
    Dawg, you're correct, The 13th amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery per se in 1865, bought and paid for by largely by White blood, but did not appropriately address Racism in and of itself. That began to happen during the Civil Rights era as you said, 100 years or so later …more »

  • RE: Avery Moss Return in 2015 Still On the Table
    IDing an individual involved in a crime as being Black is not being Racist. A Racist is someone who believes that his race is inherently superior over all others. That person is also a Bigot, however all bigots are not racist, they're equal opportunity hater type folks and typically hate everybody …more »

  • RE: Bad Quarterback, Good Team?
    WTF..Now we're all happy we have a QB that fumbles, throws picks, gets rattled easily, but can't run very well? Strong arm though. Sounds to me like you're expecting it might be a great year.... for the Beer and antacid Companys anyway. I sincerely hope TA finds his comfort zone this …more »

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    Well Larr, Bo is the coach we have, for this year, and as the old saying goes, " You go home from the dance with the the one what brung ya".

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    I don't much care how Coach Bo acts on the sidelines, or if he has a spitting hissy fit with refs as long as the players don't seem effected. As far as the reporters are concerned, he can answer their loaded questions any way he pleases. Hell, they can be really …more »

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    I'm not worried about Fresno, Ballfield, I'm worried about NU. We had far too many squeakers last year and Fresno can score quickly if we turn the ball over in our end of the field (Naw, never happen, right!). I don't think they have much of a defense against the run, …more »

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    NU had better not overlook any team this year, much less the Fresno bulldogs. They took it to Wyoming 48-10 last year while NU barely got away with a win at 37-34.

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    I'm with you on that score Larr, well said.

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    Coaches, players, cheerleaders, band members, students, mascots, and fans alike should all be held to a higher standard, they all represent our Great University, it's traditions, it's sportsmanship, it's academic achievements, and our Great state. None of us are perfect, however, (except maybe the cheerleaders, those whom I had the pleasure …more »

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    The odds and point spreads change as the season progresses, so do National rankings. With NU's schedule this year, (God willing... and the creek don't rise), I suspect we could be ranked in the lower top 20 towards the end of the season. A few convincing wins early on could do …more »

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    I understand the concept of not allowing, "Good to become the enemy of Perfect", but unless we are constantly improving upwards, that cliche' soon deteriorates to not allowing, " irrelavent to become the enemy mediocrity". I suspect we all want to see the same outcome in the end, we just disagree …more »

  • RE: Could Checkdown to Abdullah Be the Key to the Season?
    In fairness, TA threw a lot of passes last year that were simply not caught by the receivers, that should have been caught and which would have made his numbers look a lot better. Sometimes bad things happen to good passes, I'll give you that, T Dogg. I suspect that TA …more »

  • RE: Could Checkdown to Abdullah Be the Key to the Season?
    In fairness, TA threw a lot of passes last year that were simply not caught by the receivers, that should have been caught and which would have made his numbers look a lot better. Sometimes bad things happen to good passes, I'll give you that, T Dogg. I suspect that TA …more »

  • RE: Go Big Red Bull
    I suspect NU will prevail over Fresno State, but they're not a slam dunk by any means, they're well coached and scrappy. NU has always struggled against good passing, up-tempo, offenses like Fresno and I doubt this late nite game will be anything, but a nail biter. I agree that an …more »

  • RE: Could Checkdown to Abdullah Be the Key to the Season?
    We played Rex that way quite often if I recall correctly and I see no reason that a durable and able back like AA couldn't be utilized that way as well. We really do need to develop a QB that can make those decisions on the fly and not be so …more »

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    Sort of like watching a game of, "Whack a Mole". Fix a problem and up pops a different one.

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    Maybe we're just getting our 'scuses lined up. just in case the Cat ploy doesn't work out and to keep our expectations low. I suspect we're just not taking any chances and we really didn't need to see Abdullah and others just to see if they can still play football. I …more »

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    I suspect it would be difficult to be very impressive with your best players on the sidelines leading the cheers. Maybe Tommy is just trying to hard and will settle in when he's using his full complement of options.

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    Those are valid points Johnny, good job.

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    Considering one QB managed to toss a pick on the second play and the other two QBs never played a down before Saturday with which to compare their Big Strides with. I'm beginning to wonder. I guess it is a Big Stride to take your 1st snap after being red shirted …more »

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    well Realist, we often fell behind when we played mostly the run dominated, smash mouth ball control strategy behind the Hogs, and it wasn't until we developed a lot more speed in the offense and defense with a decent passing game that we became truly a team to be both feared …more »

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    Hate to say it, but Armstrong appears to have a long way to go towards taking NU to any sort of a successful season. I know that sometimes bad things happen to good plays and players, but Armstrong just looks to be too easy to read and is too hesitant and …more »

  • RE: A New Chapter in a Rich History with the Hurricanes
    I guess I'm running out of excuses for NU's losses, so I'm predicting a "Breakout" year in 2014, just like T-Dogg. I may hedge my 10-2 or 11-1 expectations after I watch the Spring game Saturday, but I doubt if I will. Heck...we can't lose the spring game no matter what …more »

  • RE: Athlon Disses Bo Pelini
    Athlon probably did us all (NU Fans) a big favor by ranking BO so lowly since he seems to relish the "Poor Me" role of trying to revive a decimated and disappointing football program where any W appears to be nothing short of a coaching miracle, (after all...we did beat Georgia....barely), …more »

  • RE: Will Bo Punish Florida Atlantic for Firing His Brother?
    IF, by some heretofore unseen reason NU gets in a position to run up a score by playing back up players, so be it. I suspect that every opponent NU plays this year would be more than happy to bitch slap NU by scoring as many points against us as they …more »

  • RE: Will Bo Punish Florida Atlantic for Firing His Brother?
    Running up a score is probably the least of my concerns heading into 2014, NU has struggled against some relatively easy looking teams, (at least on paper), in the past. I'll be hoping for some clear and consise wins showcasing some of our talent and skills in all positions.

  • RE: The Last Man Standing
    I believe we've had one of the best recruiting years we''ve had in a long time and coupled with the improved, experienced, and intensified Offensive and Defensive play, (and a bit of luck), I'm thinking we should have a very good 2014 at NU. I certainly hope so. GBR

  • RE: Road Tripping
    Go Bo Go!

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    Hell, Dogg, you failed to even mention Red Ryder and Little Beaver! During the mid 50's prior to Bob Devaney coming on as coach, I recall getting in NU home games for free any time after the 1st quarter because most of the fans were leaving, when I got home from …more »

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    I suspect it would be difficult to get ready to play if a QB never touches a football. It seems to me that developing a WR's skill as a backup QB would take a lesser role in practices than, for instance, developing a highly recruited redshirt duel threat QB , or …more »

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    Why don't you use just " marks like everyone else? Reminds me of the guy training his new puppy when he got out of his pickup truck, pointed, and said "stay", then walked to the middle of the street, stopped, pointed back at the truck again and loudly said "stay", then …more »

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    DKdevine, Maybe we'll have TA returning punts and running WR routes, (sure handed catcher that he is), but you have one thing correct, I sure as hell can't make any sense of it because I couldn't possibly know what Beck is thinking, never could, never will. I can't believe that Beck …more »

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    I mentioned that JT thingy yesterday on the Carr blog. I'm still scratching my butt trying to make sense of it....what's the purpose of redshirting a QB like JS theoretically to give him longer eligibility, only to throw him under the bus for lacking experience when he becomes eligible to play? …more »

  • RE: Is it Better to Be Lucky or Good?
    Seems to me that the real turning point in that game was when NU intercepted Texas near the end zone and then fumbled the pic by trying to advance the ball. NU could have easily run out the clock. At least I think that's what happened. I'm sure I'll hear about …more »

  • RE: Lloyd Carr is Delusional
    Interesting to see Jamal Turner taking QB snaps in the first Spring practice,,,,what the heck happened to the other highly touted QBs like Stanton etc that are supposed to be able to complete passes as well as option plays?

  • RE: Lloyd Carr is Delusional
    Well...in fairness to Mr Carr...I also thought it was outrageous that NU had to share the NC with Michigan.... who I believed was grossley overrated.

  • RE: Is it Better to Be Lucky or Good?
    True that, I've noticed that "Good Luck" seems to happen an awful lot to certain players, and bad luck seems to consistently dog others, makes me think that good players create their own good luck, and visa versa. I can only conclude that skill levels play an important role in both, …more »

  • RE: Is it Better to Be Lucky or Good?
    I guess I prefer Good and consistant over average , but Lucky, but we do need to see how things shake out. It appears that NU will have some pretty good QB competition going into 2014 with several dual threat QBs in the works. I suspect we'll see some of them …more »

  • RE: Can Keels Duplicate Gregory's Success?
    -I suspect everyone on this Site wants to see the Huskers again become the truly dominant, error free, football team from years of yore I know I do. A 9-4 season wasn't bad at all for the first year, even a second season 9-4 record was acceptable, though disappointing. The 3rd, …more »

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    In BiG football these days, they ALL are stand-out HS players, the guy on the other side of the line also brings a boatload of high ratings and talent, and abilities, real competition, and they no longer are the only big guy on the line outweighing everyone else by 40 or …more »

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    I don't much care who's the qb is just so they can throw to Kenney Bell once in awhile, hand off to Ameer, and not fumble too much. BTW who's JT?

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    I stand corrected, I really liked Eric Crouch too. At any rate Bell would have really profited with receptions and yards and most likely scores with any of those guys. I hope TA works out this year and gets past the jitters, if not maybe one of the others will step …more »

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    If the article is about Kenny becoming a greater receiver for NU then we need to have a QB that can throw a pass, if the QB can also run then so much the better. Those two qualities really aren't all that rare and NU should be able to fill that …more »

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    I wonder why everone overlooks Scott Frost who is the only NU QB that has over 1000 yds in both passing & running in a single season and surpassed Tommy in passing for 1400 yds in a season,

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    All we need is a good passing QB.

  • RE: Nebraska's 2014 Recruiting Class Good Where It Counts
    Not a bad lookin' group of players a'tall, I'm looking forward to the spring game, (even if it means i'm getting older), nice to see some serious depth in some key skill positions as well. Hopefully those redshirts from last season have spent their time wisely in the weight room and …more »

  • RE: Huskers Creep Into Coaches' Poll, Left Out of AP
    I think 14 will be a much better season than 13 was, Lord willin' and the creek don't rise unexpectedly. Our Defense finished very strongly, our offense shows great promise, especially with the return of Ameer, and hopefully our QB situation will improve with some fresh talent to provide some serious …more »

  • RE: The Gator Bowl as a Springboard
    Psychological projection....Looks like just another Fruedian concept to me. I'm more of a Carl Jung follower myself, he doesn't put people into one size fits all little boxes like Siggy. Still, I hope you're correct about the Gator Bowl victory. GBR

  • RE: The Gator Bowl as a Springboard
    NY Your penchant for Ghetto-speak says volumes about your personality and inability to express yourself appropriately in a quasi social discussion group. You have a nice New Years and be sure to watch the Gator Bowl . GBR

  • RE: The Gator Bowl as a Springboard
    He wasn't too poor, neither was I....there wasn't any TV back in those days. We all sat around a huge radio and listened to the war news or whatever. Theatres had some news clips before the feature, but until the middle 1940s there was no TV. People were a hell of …more »

  • RE: The Gator Bowl as a Springboard
    Hell, I haven't seen a Fumblerooskie for 10 years, and Grandpa didn't even have a TV to watch anything. Besides, he was a Gopher and Viking fan. One thing's for sure, NU will play the Bulldogs and time will tell whether we have a game plan or even the talent available …more »

  • RE: The Gator Bowl as a Springboard
    I like the idea of playing to win. Bad play calls are only bad when they fail, when they succeed they're considered brilliant. Go figure, Fake punts, passes from a running back to a QB, fumblerooskies, etc sometimes win games, sometimes not. Lots of things can happen when a QB throws …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    Hell man, I still have an old truck, if you consider a 1988 an old truck, now my 1953 Willys CJ3B, that's truly an old truck even in my estimation. Probably older than you NY, still runs though and I seldom discard things that work. Exactly where do you think my …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    I never intentionally leave Montany anymore, been nearly everywhere in the world over the years and always kiss the ground when I get back to the Last Best place. Don't know why you seem to find that so offensive, but I expect it probably has something to do with your being …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    Ouch| Youse guys can be hard on a simple rancher feller just tryin' to stay up until the sun goes down. You're correct on one thing anyway, NY & T Dogg, "Montany ain't got no Pro teams", but we sure as hell have a lot of our small unknown College players …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY... What makes you imagine that I don't like a good argument? Hell man, I thrive on good arguments, I even deliberately instigate arguments just to keep from being bored. I also like to give people cheap shot opportunities as I did in my previous posts just to establish the ground …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    You're correct NY, our local College lost in the semi-final game this year, but we have won 6 or7 National Championships in the last 10 years. Of course I wouldn't expect someone from New York to take any notice of facts of anywhere else in the Country, or the World for …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    You're right Gage, I too feel some resentment that Husker Football has become irrelevant to the pont of being practically ignored Nationally. It's becoming difficult to even find a televised Husker football game these days and we;re even ignored during half time update shows and their games are even hard to …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    You do like to get in the last word, don't you Yorkie. BTW does New York actualy have a football team? Last I heard they called themselves the New York Violets. Good Grief. l

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    Ahhh...Sarcasm.....the lowest form of wit. The banter is entertaining though, at least until it becomes personal, then it becomes somewhat boorish. There's lots of reasons to believe NU will prevail this go-round...and perversly, lotsd of reasons we may fail. I'm absolutely positive NUrealist hopes we win, as do all NU fans …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    I suspect it would be a lot more effective for folks on this board to simply post their intuitions regarding various aspects of the NU program, players, coaches, ADs past and present without prefacing the comments with invective remarks regarding the oinios of those who may have differing opinions or thoughts. …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    Until we can field a QB that can throw a decent pass we'll most likely always be an 8-4, 9-4 football team. Our running talents should open up opportunities for some serious passing yards, but it requires a cool General at the helm that can make crucial decisions on the fly. …more »

  • RE: Huskers Draw Georgia in Gator Bowl
    I hope I'm wrong in my estimation of just not seeing great QB skills in our team, but I've watched truly skilled QBs over a number of years and believe I have a fairly good eye for observing and determining the root causes of excessive turn-overs due to QB basic skills. …more »

  • RE: Huskers Draw Georgia in Gator Bowl
    Grendel I'd like to see Taylor get a another shot at a bowl win in his last game for NU. I also doubt that Armstrong will be the future of NU QBs, we need somebody who can maintain a cool head and handle the football, you know, pass, pitch, etc Armstrong …more »

  • RE: Huskers Draw Georgia in Gator Bowl
    I never count OU out and suspect they'll play well against Bama, besides, I always support old rivals like OU, especially against old nemisis like the Tide. I also suspect NU will play vey well against the Dogs of GA and predict a win for us in the Gator Bowl. I …more »

  • RE: Which Big Ten Team Will Get the Short Straw Bowl Game?
    I suspect that if we could recruit a QB that is capable of playing our option offense, you know, run, pass, pitch, know when to say when, etc, most of our possession issues would just go away. 3,4, or 5 turnovers every game indicates a serius problem, and it all begins …more »

  • RE: Which Big Ten Team Will Get the Short Straw Bowl Game?
    Well, I, for one would like to see NU matched up against the best Team they can come up with. I'd also love to see T-Mart start the game and hope he's up for it. He deserves an opportubity to win a Bowl game, something that's eluded him for the past …more »

  • RE: Eichorst Statement Should Settle Some Concerns
    History tends to repeat itself, Dogg, but only a fool walks backwards anyway. Couldn't help but notice that Auburn's new HC turned their season around in short order. Just sayin'. I for one believe the BIG is ours for the taking next year and that NU should be looking pretty good …more »

  • RE: Eichorst Statement Should Settle Some Concerns
    I guess Next Year is the next year we were waiting for Last Year, and the Year before that, and the Year before that etc etc Time to get on the Hope Wagon and Hope that Bo can finally get it all together. I, like Eichorst, never hire someone with any …more »

  • RE: Saluting the Seniors
    I've come to the conclusion over tha years that All Love is Tough Love...comes from 47 years of marriage and 46 years as a parent, not to mention all those years spent as son or soldier on the other end of the equation. I too have a long History as a …more »

  • RE: Can Turnovers Change the Outcome on Friday
    Can turnovers change the outcome of the game on Friday? Really? WTF. DUH! I suspect I should apologize when I mentioned TO's Fumblerooskie play without explaining that it was actually a designed play....a ruse that was intended to confuse the Defense and often resulted in good yardage gains, first downs, scores, …more »

  • RE: Saluting the Seniors
    OU7 BO mentioned that we may well see TMagic one more time in our bowl game. God willing.....and the creek don't rise. I'd love to see him win a bowl game in his last year at NU, something that's eluded him for the past three seasons. NUrealist...BO may well have invested …more »

  • RE: Saluting the Seniors
    NUrealist Bottom line...IF we had some Ham, we could have Ham & Eggs, IF we had some Eggs.

  • RE: Saluting the Seniors
    Tmagic committed 47 fumbles in 38 career games, 32 of those were recovered by NU, 15 were lost. He also threw 29 interceptions in those 38 games while breaking nearly every QB record in the NU books. He completed 59.8% of his passes over 38 career games for 7258 yds and …more »

  • RE: Battered Nebraska a Three Point Favorite Hosting Iowa
    I think that should have said- NSA MOTTO; WE PEEP WHILE YOU SLEEP.

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    I aways believed NU would fare better in the BiG because our traditional style of play, (read North South pounding of defenses until we had them picking the turf out of their facemasks) together with a speedier receiving corps, quicker line backers, and true triple option QBs would prevail. TO's problem …more »

  • RE: Battered Nebraska a Three Point Favorite Hosting Iowa
    NSA MOTTO: WE ARE WATCHING WHILE YOU"RE SLEEPING! I suspect I'll get up for ANY bowl NU manages to get invited to, but I'm sort of hoping for NU vs Purdue in the Fruit Salad bowl and that's contingent on us somehow getting past the 'eyes this weekend. I wish I …more »

  • RE: Battered Nebraska a Three Point Favorite Hosting Iowa
    Hell, Racn, I've been a hopeful wait 'til we get you next year sort of fan for more years than I can count. There's a lot of reasons to hope that next year will see some real improvement, but I don't think what I'm seeing in certain skill & finesse positions …more »

  • RE: Battered Nebraska a Three Point Favorite Hosting Iowa
    Racnhusker....You should never criticize someone until you've stolen their moccasins and walked at least a mile away from his tent....lest they catch you and wreak havoc upon your head and shoulders. (That's an old Indian adage.) I agree with the idea that we should all hope that somehow during the next …more »

  • RE: Battered Nebraska a Three Point Favorite Hosting Iowa
    Nobody thinks the coaches are teaching players how to fumble, we're just not teaching them how not to fumble. There has to be a reason that NU fumbles, mis-handles, and turns over footballs a lot, to the point we breath a sigh of relief when we don't fumble or toss a …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    Well, at least the BO faithful think we've got the best Coach & staff money can buy, too bad the rest of the world doesn't agree, maybe if they did I could at least see an NU game on TV once in awhile. As it is, I've only seen one game …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    Well, as I always say, gracious winner that I am, "An ugly win...is a beautiful thing".

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    Geez, Dogg...I thought we had a great shot at upsetting Spsrty, I even sprang for the hot wings true Husker fan that I am attempting to show those MSU rooters how magnaminous I can be in Victory. I even practiced my non-smug all knowing sherlock type smile that I intended to …more »

  • RE: Nebraska's Latest Pair of Recruits Deceptively Good
    I suspect that there's a lot of folks out here that recognize that NU is paying some awful big bucks to coaches in an effort to regain the National prominence in this so called GAME. Our football program generates a bunch of money much of which in turn supports many other …more »

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    Why hell, we haven't even got close to running out of excuses for losing, or nearly losing foorball games yet. Here's a few more, just in case.. 1. got ahold of a bad batch of slippery footballs. 2. Our QB accidently wound up wearing a Lineman's helmet and it kept slipping …more »

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    Hey Dogg, I seldom complain when we win, even when we barely squeak by in games against teams that should have been blow-outs, but the handwriting is still on the wall for the future for all to see Obviously, I'm a much better winner than loser (Gimme some credit here) and …more »

  • RE: Was Firing Frank Solich a Mistake?
    Sounds like we have a choice....albeit a Hobson's Choice.

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    Really Dogg? You've actually found a QB we've played against that you believe is even worse than our guy? Geez, maybe we can recruit him, you know, make TA look good in comparison. 13 trnovers in 3 games? Wow, must be some sort of NCAA record. Happens, I guess, heck our …more »

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    WTF TA should have been taken out in the middle of the 1st qtr. I just don't think he has the skill sets NU needs to play effectively at this level. You'd think a University the size of NU could recruit a QB that at least has basic ball handling and …more »

  • RE: Special Teams Might Be Key Versus Michigan State
    If we struggle gaining ground yards against Sparty's Defense then I expect we may see AA attempt some (hopefully Punts and not kick off) returns to get a better field position to work from. AA may fare better against Sparty's special teams given that they don't see near as much action …more »

  • RE: Special Teams Might Be Key Versus Michigan State
    Naw, I can chomp popcorn & potato chips by the handfull, and gnash ice cubes like cotton candy, but those nasty little peppercorns bring me to my knees like krytonite to the man of steel. Speaking of which, I once accidently bumped into Trev Alberts in the hallway outside the Husker …more »

  • RE: Special Teams Might Be Key Versus Michigan State
    I'll be very surprised to see NU do much different than we've seen in the past few games, although I'd like to see more long passes than short where even if he throws a pick we can at least have a chance on stopping a long return. Option laterals are tricky …more »

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    If Taylor is out for the season, and I sincerely hope that rumor is,'t accurate, then we are indeed in a lot of trouble as we enter the most crucial part of the season. Tommy may be the real deal, but he doesn't have near the bag of tricks up his …more »

  • RE: Blackshirts Shine As Nebraska Wins at Michigan
    Bill Ayers and his wife are cold blooded murderers who escaped justice because of a technical error on the part of a prosecutor. I could care less what his reasons for killing innocent people were in his twisted mind and for the U of N to invite him to speak at …more »

  • RE: Should NU Sacrifice Balance to Avoid Turnovers?
    You failed to mention that that game pitted the Nebraska "Bugeaters" against the Butte Athletics. I suspect they ate too many bugs on their 1000 mile stagecoach ride before they bit the dust in Butte, Montana. I suspect they'd suffer the same fate if they came to town today.

  • RE: Should NU Sacrifice Balance to Avoid Turnovers?
    Scoff as you will, Johnny, but the point of the post was to show an example of what a truly good coach & staff can accomplish, and over a very long tenure. National Championships or even Conference Championships in any League don't come easy. Coaching is, or should be, as competitive …more »

  • RE: Should NU Sacrifice Balance to Avoid Turnovers?
    Our local NA1A coach has amassed a record over 14 years as follows. 164-26 the past 14 years 105-11 the past 11 years (92%) 138-11 the past 11 years all games (94 %) 36-6 in play off games over 12 years. 6 NA1A National Championships 02.03.04.05.07,2010 Prior to here , he …more »

  • RE: Should NU Sacrifice Balance to Avoid Turnovers?
    If a QB can't get some time to throw an un-hurried pass because our receivers are still trying to get open, then the play is going into the tank, either incomplete or a pic. Our OL is just not up to snuff. Abdullah can't possibly take up the slack in the …more »

  • RE: Past Performance, Future Results
    Dadgummit, it was difficult enough having to cope with poor coaching skills, player injuries, and bad calls. Now I have to start worrying about which one of you scalawags or mountebanks has gone and gotten himself on the wrong side of the Lord causing our team to suffer ill fate as …more »

  • RE: Past Performance, Future Results
    Somehow I don't think God watches football much and sort of leaves things up to us folks to sort out the results vs the expectations. Hence, I suspect that some of us expect more than others and may be less understanding when we are disappointed by our team's performance. Heck, I …more »

  • RE: Miracle Pass Keeps Nebraska's Season Alive Versus Northwestern
    I didn't see the game, but I listened to it on my Serius radio and I guess that causes me to be at least somewhat disappointed although any W is a good outcome. Our D sounded like they were inspired and showed so signs of brilliance. Our O sure seemed to …more »

  • RE: Moving On Without Martinez
    Fun read and I agree, and I also predicted it would all start going downhill when we adopted that wimpy looking Pillsbury mascot so Herbie wouldn't frighten the children at the football games. Sheess! We gotta have the wimpiest mascot in the NCAA, probably the whole world for that matter. I …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Favored Over Northwestern But Who Else?
    Well, it appears that many of you are about to get your wish and see a different QB or 2 thrown into the meatgrinder for the rest of the year. I fail to understand why so many seem to think that NU will suddenly become a great offensive & defensive powerhouse …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    I'm surprised TM doesn't have "Turf Neck" after watching him get twirled around like a baton by Big Ole while our O line was collasping like Dominoes around him. I too, was very disappointed by our performance Saturday and witnessed yet another undeniably poorly played and coached team being beaten like …more »

  • RE: Can the Huskers Finish Without Another Loss?
    Those Team's yards allowed stats appear to be a lot higher after they play NU than they were before. Just sayin'. GBR

  • RE: Can Minnesota Be Competitive Against Nebraska?
    Can't disagree with a pair of aficianados like the Captain & Ty, I gotta go with the flow....NU 45 Minnie 7. (We have to give them at least one sympathy TD) GBR I'm hopin' to se TM this weekend, maybe even a fumblerooskie or two.

  • RE: Early Look at Nebraska Versus Minnesota
    Heck, Why not a "Fumblerooskie" once in a while as well? I always liked the QB hand-off to the Full Back who then tosses a strike back to the QB who has gotten 30 or so yards downfield. What would be wrong with 2 QB's in at the same time? Ahhh....the …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominates the Worst Team in the Big Ten
    I, for one, hope that TM egts healthy and stays healthy for the rest of the season. Watching players develop is like watching grass grow sometimes, RK & TA looked very promising the past couple of games, but they'll need a lot more skills sharpening before they're ready for the Big …more »

  • RE: An Early Look at Illinois
    We shouldn't allow Good (and improving) to become the enemy of Perfect. Most Championship quality teams have at least one , and often 3 or 4 truly outstanding players. During NU's Hay days under Coach Osborne, we had a roster full of awards winning players who were truly the best in …more »

  • RE: An Early Look at Illinois
    Very few Freshmen can play consistently well against an older, stronger,wiser, and more experienced opponent. It takes a lot of time in the weight room to gain the strength and muscle and stamina that is required to compete with an opponent who has paid his dues in the training room for …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe Rex Burkhead played in that game a year ago, and it should go without saying that Rex was a huge part of our offense. The score wasn't as lopsided as a lot of folks seem to think it was, NU O & …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Defense Doubles Effort Versus Southern Miss
    The Wyoming game wasn't an abberation at all, it was a win over a very good Wyoming football team. Lots of these smaller colleges and Universities have some incredible talent playing for them. We had a placekicker here in Montana that never missed a field goal in four years (well, maybe …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Defense Doubles Effort Versus Southern Miss
    Yeah, I saw where SDSU won a game Saturday against a school that I didn't even know had a football team, that, by the way, also scored a lot of points against the fabled Jackrabbits. I also noted that lowly Wyoming whupped up on Idaho, i suspect we'll see a lot …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Defense Doubles Effort Versus Southern Miss
    I wonder why it seems so difficult for some folks to just recognize a good team and player/coach effort for exactly what it was. I predict a win over UCLA and the only way anybody might win some money on SDSU could be through a failuer to cover -20 point spread …more »

  • RE: A Tale of Two Defenses
    A win by any other name is still a win. NU has recruited a roster full of very talented football players who all need some playing time. Every game we play this season will feature a roster of much older, stronger, and often featuring several outstanding players in various positions. Talent …more »

  • RE: A Tale of Two Defenses
    I actually enjoyed the game and wasn't overly disappointed with the difficult win. Gotta hand it to the cowboys, they played one heck of a football game and made it exciting for all 4 quarters. I expect to see some great things happen in their season. NU played just about every …more »

  • RE: Huskers Hang On Against Wyoming
    Game went pretty much as I expected with the exception of the play that had an injured QB that's not the best short gain player on the roster, not to mention a propensity to forget to hng onto the football. Pelini played just about every player on the roster and gave …more »

  • RE: The New Rule
    Football players are ALL rough & tumble guys. It doesbn't make them mean, or vicious, it just makes them good hard hitting football players. I doubt that any player intentionally wants to seriously injure another player, but these are big, fast, strong grown men and bad things sometimes happen to good …more »

  • RE: The New Rule
    I guess I'm sort of mixed about the new rule, I've always felt like Late Hits, out of bound hits, etc many of which appear to be intentional and exceedingly brutal, should carry a more severe penalty. On the other hand, football is a contact sport and in that regard some …more »

  • RE: Jack Hoffman Spring TD ESPY Push
    I have always been proud of Rex Burkhead ( and the whole Husker team and coaching staff) for his and their support of Kids with cancer, especially Rex's special friendship with little Jack. Of all the reasons for being proud of our Kuskers, I think watching Jack run for daylight with …more »

  • RE: Back in Black
    I suspect I'm a bit old and old fashioned, but I like the traditions of NU, especially the distinctly recognizable Red & White and the helmets with the big N on the side, I also like Herbie over that stupid doughboy mascot somebody came up with, Heck, this is a football …more »

  • RE: Awe...Bo Pelini is a Great Dad
    Awww...you missed "Corrected"

  • RE: Awe...Bo Pelini is a Great Dad
    I like to give folks some cheap shots...let's me know they're actually paying attention to what I'm sying....just sayin'

  • RE: Awe...Bo Pelini is a Great Dad
    I guess I should correct the word "beasts" before the alphabet police get me. Color me corredted.

  • RE: Awe...Bo Pelini is a Great Dad
    I suspect that in my zealousness,(hey, I make up words when I need them) I forget that Bo is a real person and not just an intense football coach and that he cares deeply about the young athaletes entrusted to his care and guidance. I'm also sure that the press tries …more »

  • RE: Huskers Add Buffaloes to Future Schedules
    I always thought the fans in Stillwater were the worst,

  • RE: Self Sabotage
    I've always wondered why Bill is still around after what he did to the NU program.....Hmmmm....maybe we can get him a job at OSU, or UCLA, or somewhere where he could do us some good.

  • RE: Huskers Add Two D-Tackles
    When teams win, they always look unbeatable, but when they lose they always look not so much. ND appeared great until they played Alabama, alabama looked unbeatable until they played Georgia and some other average team beat them as well. Except for a couple of lucky plays NU would have beaten …more »

  • RE: High on Northwestern? You Must Be High!
    NU offense will score enough points to win any game. Our problem is that our defense gives up even more points. NU needs Linemen, big, fast, linemen able to play 4 qtrs. Sure, we're trying to recruit them, but we're talking about recruiting HS players here that aren't even through their …more »

  • RE: Georgia Pulls Away From Nebraska in Capital One Bowl
    While I'm never real happy with a loss, I did think NU played a very good game. Perfect???? Not by a long shot, on the other hand GU didn't exactly play a flawless game either, though they got lucky in the 4th Qtr....and NU didn't. We were in a very good …more »

  • RE: Bo Shows Commitment to Long-Term
    Awwww...Geez...I hope not..(Captain, feel free to imbibe on my behalf whatever you think will make the game bearable,) I'll fill you in on the details...after the game. GBR

  • RE: Bo Shows Commitment to Long-Term
    Can't join you, Captain, but I hereby give you full license to partake of your favorite beverages in my stead and good name. Bud would be good, That being said, aforementioned beverages are best if liberally consumed during actual football games rather than during nightmarish counseling of one's fears. GBR …more »

  • RE: Bo Shows Commitment to Long-Term
    I suspect our recruiting problems are more an extension of what appears at times to be very amateurish play selection and overall game plannning as opposed to any character faults of bo's. If we could just at least look like we were still in the game regardless of the losing score, …more »

  • RE: Over By the Half
    Pride? WTF! If he had any pride at all, he'd be helping the AD locate and hire a coach capable of taking NU to the next level through recruitment and skill..Hopefully we can find someone who will bring his entire coaching staff with him and let our coaches go find a …more »

  • RE: Victory Over Georgia Would Mean a Lot
    Have one for me too, better yet, have two. I guess I'll watch the NU Bulldog game, in fact I've already got some ideas for my entertainment, like wall posters sayin' stuff like, Sit! Bulldog, now Roll Over, that's a good Dawg!", Oh well, gotta get my hopes up somehow. …more »

  • RE: Over By the Half
    Nebraska could and should be able to hire some of the best coaching staff Personnel in the country. NU won a lot of games this year by barely squeaking by good teams , WU lost a good # of games by getting squeaked by, the handwriting should have been on the …more »

  • RE: Over By the Half
    Great win for Wisconsin, they had a great game plan and were ready to play a football game. Running, tackling, kicking, throwing, execution, imterceptions, fumble recoveries and just plain vanilla fundamental football. Who WERE those other guys they were supposed to be playing anyway, they looked like a bunch of sandlot …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Opens as a Three Point Favorite
    I think our offense tends to wear opponents down by the second half and the plays seem to produce more yardage. Rex is a force to be reckoned with and, if he can stay healthy, will be a game changer. An indoor game should allow TMagic to loosen things up a …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Pounds Out Victory at Iowa
    Yeah, I hear that. I've sat in (or jumped out of) my chair game after game watching plays and hoping we can just make the play..... and not fumble at the end of a great run, or pass, I sometimes think we woulda won, if only I'd gone pheasant hunting instead …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Pounds Out Victory at Iowa
    I seen to recollect that most of those Osborne years were nail biters too I can't remember how many years we played for the National Championship. but came up very short against smaller, faster teams that we couldn't keep up with with our bench pressers. It was a quandry, had to …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Pounds Out Victory at Iowa
    Wiscy will have to play a mistake free game next week if they want to beat NU. Rex is a game changer, hopefully he'll be ok for the Wisconsin game and we get to see him for the entire game. When he's in there teams are forced to focus a lot …more »

  • RE: Huskers Get Another Miracle Win Over Penn State
    Visualize this 0U7! 4th qtr, NU down by 3, TM hands off to Rex in the Backfield who runs laterally and then stops to toss a pass to Taylor in an open field who runs down the sideline for a TD. ND gets the ball back, but throws an interception to …more »

  • RE: Twitter Blitz: Pelini Edition
    Yes, I read all those comments yesterday. Gave me pause to reconsider my thoughts about coach Pellini. I guess, even though he appears about ready to blow a head gasket, he just may come across differently to the kids he's talking to who don't seem to be too upset with him. …more »

  • RE: Identity Crisis Solved?
    I suspect everything will be fine now that we've gotten our ids, egos, and super-egoisms in some sort of harmony and have taken on some form of identity. That's very good news, I was really worried about that, I think. I hope it's sort of a Herbie type personna and not …more »

  • RE: Identity Crisis Solved?
    " Never take councel of your fears nor naysayers"

  • RE: Identity Crisis Solved?
    NU has had a great offense all along, putting up enough points to win any football game. It's the Defense,Stupid. Bo needs to focus more on his supposed forte' amd let the offense do their thing which is pile up yards and score points which they do very very well. If …more »

  • RE: Huskers Get Another Miracle Win Over Penn State
    I thought the game was a very good win for NU. The fumble it the goal line for PSU was just that, a fumble, heck, you can't just toss the football over the goal line and expect to get a TD. WTF? I haven't seen the stats yet, but I think …more »

  • RE: Penalties at Forefront of the Season
    Nah, the only thing we really have to improve on is the turnovers from fumbles and bad passes. All the rest is just playing hard nosed football and getting caught with our hand in the cookie jar once in a while. The O Line has to protect the passer better and …more »

  • RE: Do You Believe in Magic?
    We all miss the good old National Champ years and can't wait until we get there again, and we will. My last trip to Lincoln, I had the honor of meeting Bob Devaney in his office , had dinner with Bob and his wife at the East Hills Supper Club along …more »

  • RE: Do You Believe in Magic?
    When it appeared that this game was all over and everyone was just waiting for the fat lady to sing, TM and his crew went to work and scored 2 TD's in 6 1/2 minutes against the #1 defense in the laegue. I'm a very Happy Camper. I suspect that when …more »

  • RE: Should NU Play Five Linebackers Against Northwestern?
    Anybody know what's going on with Rex? Will he be on the field at Northwestern?

  • RE: Should NU Play Five Linebackers Against Northwestern?
    We also have a dual threat QB...why aren't we doing whatever the opposing teams are doing to us, granted, we still manage to put up enough points that should win any football game, but UCLA & OSU managed to a whole lot more up than we did because we weren't attacking …more »

  • RE: Winning Out? We'll Find Out
    Yeah, but, Johnny....what have we done LATELY?

  • RE: Winning Out? We'll Find Out
    NU is the 10th largest scoring team in the Nation despite all the turnovers, penalties, etc. Hard to understand how we can score 38 points in a game against a solid defense and still get blown out. I don't know where Pellini is spending his time and energy, but it sure …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    I would hope that OSU Players would at least have to remove a buckeye from their helmets for the Flagrant, Deliberate, and vicious Facemasks, Personal fouls, and obvious attempts to cause injuries. None of those fouls were inadvertant, the late hits weren't tackles, they were head shots taken well after the …more »

  • RE: Key Points Needed to Claim Victory
    Linemen by definition are generally Big, and Strong, and usually weigh around 300 pounds, are not particularly fast, and do tend to wear down and slow down as the games progress. Any team's Defense tends to wear down when they're on the field too long, mostly because they're Overweight and more …more »

  • RE: Key Points Needed to Claim Victory
    I suspect that OSU will have at least as much difficulty containg TMart, Burkhead, Ameer, Cross, Bell, Turner, etc as we will have containing Miller. I'm sure Miller will be a force to be reckoned with, but I'm equally sure that our offense will be handful, and then some, for those …more »

  • RE: Tackle Braxton Miller
    Miller's stats don't seem a whole lot different that Taylor's stats, if you ask me. Sure, we have trouble with Mobil QB's, so does OSU. Everyone also has a lot of trouble handling NU's running ability, and did I mention that we also have a game changer in TMagic. Don't sell …more »

  • RE: Tackle Braxton Miller
    Oh, Ye of little faith! Big Red by 3...tD's that is.

  • RE: Tackle Braxton Miller
    Hell, they all look like they're unstoppable on both offense and defense...so does NU..until the game starts and bad things begin to happen either way. Either the best, or the luckiest, team will win. About the only thing you can rely on...is that I'll be watching from kick off 'til the …more »

  • RE: First Big Test for Husker Offense
    There's a time to be Cool...and a time to be Manic....and this game is a time for the latter. Line up in the diamond...no huddle hurry up offense... with 5 (including T Magic) of the top runners in the Game and some of the best receivers NU has ever had. When …more »

  • RE: First Big Test for Husker Offense
    And...as we all know..paybacks can be hell.

  • RE: ISU Offense is No Joke
    It looks to me like we have plenty of aggression on the O side, and the D appears to be gaining some much needed confidence and success. ISU isn't a bad team, bu, they're no match for NU on either side of the ball. I doubt that we'll run up the …more »

  • RE: Tackling Must Improve Against Arkansas State
    We are NOT whiners...We just HATE it when we lose.

  • RE: Tackling Must Improve Against Arkansas State
    Good coaching makes average teams look and perform good. Poor coaching makes good teams look and perform poorly. Good coaching makes good teams win National Championships. It's coaching that makes the difference, it's always coaching that makes the difference. It's not the weather, it's not the players, it's not the crowd …more »

  • RE: Hard Questions Need to be Answered on the Field
    Not to mention the Center....Oooooops...forgot the Center. Oh well, TMagic should just be able to scoop the ball up off the grass...how difficult can that be?

  • RE: Sloppy Play Dooms Nebraska at UCLA
    I guess I watched the same football game as the rest of the posters but, I thought the first pass interference call was clearly a face mask penalty on UCLA, not a penalty on NU. I knew then we were in for a long night. TM played a fair game and …more »

  • RE: Hundley Will Be a Handful
    That's about what I figured too. Heck, if Chop Suey can put 24 on UCLA, then NU will put 50 on them...and we all know what happens then,

  • RE: Hundley Will Be a Handful
    Well, I guess UCLA did pretty well with Rice, what's on their schedule after NU....Chow Mein? They may have to schedule a game with Won Ton soup after we bust their chopsticks.

  • RE: Spartans Will Lean on Defense
    If MSU will be leaning on their defense...I guess that will make it unaminous....since, I expect, we'll be leaning on their defense too.

  • RE: Twitter Blitz, Offensive Line Edition
    OOOOOps, forgot the Center. Anybody wanna play center this year? I know, let's make the left tackle Center, the right tackle play middle guard, the back that isn't getting the ball can play left tackle. There. that ought to be good enough. How hard can it be? Geez, you doubting Thomases …more »

  • RE: Twitter Blitz, Offensive Line Edition
    I reckon we'll know the answer to this puzzle in a few weeks...maybe some of those departing 4 Starrers are nothing but Prima Donnas that don't get the concept of team play. (Maybe our recruiting folks need to take a more critical look at candidates) The proof of the pudding will …more »

  • RE: What to Expect of Martinez as a Passer
    I also noticed a lot of lineman just standing around after a play, WTF, they should all be blocking until the whistle blows or be making a pancake sandwich out of somebody. Either we aren't perfecting our blocking prowess through training and reps, or we have a coach that thinks those …more »

  • RE: What to Expect of Martinez as a Passer
    Any time a team or numerous players don't play up to it's (their)potential, it's always the coaches problem and fault. Take a look at our local Carroll College coach, Mike Van Diest, 12 straight Frontier titles in 13 years, 6 NA1A National titles, a 157-22 record and .877 winning percentage during …more »

  • RE: What to Expect of Martinez as a Passer
    With our Oline, TM will have a lot of trouble managing to get 3 steps...in any direction. It's also hard to set up and throw perfect passes when you're running for your life because of ppoor Oline play. I'm becoming more and more disillusioned about Bo's ability to either coach or …more »

  • RE: What to Expect of Martinez as a Passer
    I, too saw a lot of dropped passes..and very few what I would call great grabs that other team's receivers seem to make. If the pass was great and right on the numbers, it was dropped all too often, especially at critical times... and if was a difficult pass, well, we …more »

  • RE: The one game season
    I'm sure the Coaches and players are even more aware of some of the mistakes I notice during games and I suspect they're working as hard as they can to correct them. They are improving every game and are looking pretty darn good IMHO, but then again I'm a Husker fan …more »

  • RE: The one game season
    T Magic & NU racked up 515 yards in offense last week, why can't you have a discussion that doesn't include blaming Taylor for everything that goes wrong in a game and credit someone else for the things that go right? At least two of four of those long passes last …more »

  • RE: Spartans Leave No Margin For Error
    Oh Ye of little Faith!

  • RE: Spartans Leave No Margin For Error
    WU actually had the game won until the desperation hail mary pass in the final seconds. MSU didn't really dominate WU, they just got lucky at the last minute. They're obviously a good FB team, but they're not nearly so powerful overall as NU has shown itself to be in the …more »

  • RE: Tim Beck on Taylor Martinez
    Hey Mike, You're correct in what you're saying. That being said we were completely outclassed by WU, both offensively & defensively. A pick shouldn't automatically result in a TD for the opposing team, hell, WU scored every time they got their hands on the ball... and it didn't take them long …more »

  • RE: Tim Beck on Taylor Martinez
    As we said when I was a kid in Lincoln, "You go home with the one that brung ya'". Go with TM until we see what happens on Gameday. If OSU overwhelms our lines like WU (and from what I'm reading, they not a whole lot smaller than WU), than by …more »

  • RE: Tim Beck on Taylor Martinez
    T. Meyer....Nice comments...if I were to give TM any advice it would be..To thine own self be true...take what they give you, do what they ask of you, to the best of your ability, with the tools you have to work with. I agree that IF we had had Wisconsin's Scheme …more »

  • RE: What We Know Now - Ohio State/Stay the Course Edition
    I suspect TM would fare a whole lot better if he would simply throw the ball out of bounds every time he's tasked with making a pass play. (could be a great strategy.... try to hit the opposing coach in the head with a spiral and move on to the next …more »

  • RE: Husker Secondary, Martinez, Not Ready For Prime Time
    TM & Company were doing just fine until the coaches decided to throw the game into the incinerator. We just don't have an offensive scheme that favors passing completions...and let's face it TM is not the greatest passer in the NCAA though a surprise toss sometimes catches a defense off guard..... …more »

  • RE: Resistible Force to Meet Movable Object
    I hate to say this, but I don't think our team wants to play for Bo, I don't think he respects them and they're not playing good football as a result. I saw the same thing with Callahan, players afraid to make a mistake, afraid to make decisions, and consequently not …more »

  • RE: Husker Secondary, Martinez, Not Ready For Prime Time
    What in the heck will it take for Bo and his coordinators to "Man Up", and take responsibility for that which they have wraught? Putting TM into situations and calling plays for which neither he nor his receivers are capable of is ridiculous. Hell, do they really believe that TM is …more »

  • RE: Battling Wisconsin's Big Boys
    Don't get psyched out by the hype.....Just taking a quick look at the teams that Wisconsin has beaten up on and it appears that most everyone else they've played has beaten up on them as well, something like 3 W's out of 13 games. Sure ain't nothing to write home and …more »

  • RE: Battling Wisconsin's Big Boys
    TO always lost the National Championship games to smaller and faster teams. It wasn't until he recruited more speed that he began to win anything beyond the big 8 championships. TO always believed he needed the big linemen to win the big 8 because the pasing teams couldn't perform well later …more »

  • RE: Battling Wisconsin's Big Boys
    Mark, Don't forget TM's stats are as good or better than any QB we've ever had in Nebraska, bar none, including Frazier or Crouch who took NU to National Titles. TM & Company are capable of running through Defenses like water through a seive and Burkhead can too, leaving Defenses hugging …more »

  • RE: Battling Wisconsin's Big Boys
    First I'll watch Carroll College, (6 time National Champions in 8 years), dismantle and cream whoever they're playing this week, just to acquire the Winning attitude prior to the NU kick-off. Then I'll probably watch U of Montana Grizzlies in their weekly struggles to become dominant. At NU/WU game time, I'll …more »

  • RE: Battling Wisconsin's Big Boys
    Watching the Wyoming game I concluded that NU could have blown the Cowboys out of the game at any time they wanted to. The 4th qtr was just a preview of the Offense we are capable of putting on the field with our Legion of talented, fast, and clock controlling running …more »

  • RE: What We Know Now - Wyoming Edition
    Well, I know at least one die hard Husker fan from Montana that's driving to Wyoming to watch the game. He finally found a room in Cheyenne and will travel from there to the game on Saturday. The bad news is....it isn't me.

  • RE: Decoding Coach Speak: "They Made a Lot of Mistakes"
    "They made a lot of mistakes", C'mon coach, step up into the pocket and take some responsibility....this team is underperforming and it's coaching problems that manage to turn the best atheletes in the country into something we have to constantly forgive or make excused for.

  • RE: What We Know Now - Washington edition
    Sorry, but I don't get it! I'm from a small town in Montana, we have a local college that has won SIX National titles in 8 years and narrowly lost the other two. Carroll College wins titles with Seniors predominently and with freshmen and sophmores, with new qb's and with old …more »

  • RE: Martinez Grows Up As Huskers Pull Away From Fresno State
    Taylor had little choice in being able to step up into a pocket and throw from any but his back foot. There was no pocket created and the backfield was full of Bulldogs. Our O Line appeared to be timid and allowed the Bulldogs to control the line and prevent any …more »

  • RE: Martinez Grows Up As Huskers Pull Away From Fresno State
    It appears that the only thing the O line's anger at themselves for last week's performance accomplished is to demoralize the D line. I sure didn't detect a whole lot of improvment. T magic did exceptionally well considering the poor workmanship of both the O & D lines. We were lucky …more »

  • RE: Phil Steele Has the Big Ten in a Mess
    In the end it'll come down to, " It's not the dog in the fight, but the Fight in the Dog". Nebraska will face some mighty tough and determined football teams in the Big 10 and it'll be the Team's character that will determine the outcomes. Coach Devaney brought that winning …more »

  • RE: Why It’s Okay To Hate Iowa
    I suspect Iowa will do whatever they can to knock off Nebraska, (Join the Club), as every opponent we play tends to do. Some of the games (and fans) tend to get on the ugly side, but that sort of thing comes with the territory when you're a highly ranked and …more »