WinOSU

Berlin, Ohio

Member since October 2, 2012
Last visit November 21, 2014

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  • RE: What Now?
    If the Huskers lose at home to this team, it will mean that the team's confidence is shot, and I will probably jump on the BOP has to go bandwagon, but I don't think that will happen.

  • RE: What Now?
    Minnesota is Wisconsin Light in terms of running the ball. The Gopher OL is pretty good and Cobb is a good running back. Both are one dimensional, but I would take Stave passing, even with the yips, over Leidner. Leidner is a tough runner. In terms of passing, if you can …more »

  • RE: What Now?
    Agree. Very good read, Steve. Unless my feeble memory is failing me, the Huskers have lost 2 games this season. There's Minny and Iowa and then a bowl game, so a potential 11-2 season doesn't normally get anyone fired. Neither does 10-3. 9-4 is where the problem comes in because that …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    OU7, You are reaching thinking that Urban would go anywhere other than where he is. He is in what he told many people was his "dream job". He will retire from coaching there. He is not looking for a restoration project. There are many informed and smart people who think that …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Gage, While I'm not a Bo apologist, I would simply ask, "Who can you bring to Lincoln that will do better?" Let's say Bo gets tired of the criticism and accepts the head coaching position at Florida. Do you think he would win, and possibly win big, there? I don't know …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Ouch! That was painful to watch, even for a Buckeye fan, but sorry, I watched it all because Mel Gordon and that Wisky OL was just incredible. It was a castration - and what I mean by that bit of hyperbole is that you are getting run on and run over. …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    You have your 6' or so, 200 lbs QB getting hit by these creatures. DL's these days are 6'3-4", 285 lbs, and run 4.8 40's, LB's are 6'3" 240 lbs., and run 4.6, and the DB's are as big as the QB's and just as fast. Mass x velocity = force. …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    QB's who are primarily running QB's = QB's who are injured and miss games. That's what I take from watching Braxton and Taylor. It's great entertainment when they are healthy, but you know it's going to come to an end sooner or later.

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    Gage, Take this as one opinion out of the legion of Buckeye fans, but I will take JT Barrett over Brax all day - and that is not a put down of what Brax can do, but more of a recognition of what JT can do. Braxton is the single best …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    GageCoHusker: "tOSU desperately needs a championship game to improve their strength of schedule because they think they are a contender and they want to try for the big dance. Wouldn’t that be ironic if somehow both Wisky and the Huskers lose one of their last 3 games and then one of …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    Tdogg, Knock yourself out with the Urban/Ohio State hate. It's part of being a CFB fan to many fans. Trust me, BuckeyeNation is used to it and we wear it as a badge of honor. After all, who hates Purdue, Illinois, and Northwestern? The most hated teams are the NYY, Duke …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    First of all... yahooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohio State and Michigan has the best talent in the B1G. The records of those 2 teams reflect the quality of coaching they are getting. MSU's advantage last year and Sat night was not talent, but was development, motivation, and experience. But in an athletic contest, the …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    Gage, Yeah - Miami is looking like a pretty good win. They have some work to do before it turns into a "quality" win. If they knocked of FSU, all you Huskers should be having orgasms. OU, I'm not a gambler. It's not my thing, but Vegas sets those lines to …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    The B1G contender will only need 2 or 3 upsets to get there? Heck, that could happen in one afternoon or evening over the next 4 weeks. But it's clear the CFBPC doesn't respect the B1G overall. If things hold firm for the top 7 we have right now, it looks …more »

  • RE: Updated Playoff Scenarios
    November is where the chaff gets seperated from the wheat. One thing people rarely talk about is how injuries and depth affect what teams do the last 4-5 games. This time of the year, almost everyone is hurt, and a good number are injured. Some are injured to the point where …more »

  • RE: Updated Playoff Scenarios
    580_Husker, Here's how long I've been watching CFB: I believe Illinois has a legitimate chance to beat Ohio State on Saturday. How many times do we have to see a big underdog beat a favorite before we rightly conclude that anyone can beat anyone on a given day? It usually involves …more »

  • RE: Updated Playoff Scenarios
    I have to agree that Ohio State hasn't played any top level teams. Navy, Va Tech (worst loss of any 1 loss team), Kent State, Cincinnati, Maryland, Rutgers, and Penn State. Navy is a service academy, and while they bring certain challenges, a decent Power 5 team should handle them. Va …more »

  • RE: Playoff Possibilities Abound
    I'm surprised ESPN hasn't come out with the most obvious way to fill out the four: 1) SEC Champ 2) SEC runner up 3) SEC 3rd place team 4) SEC 4th place. Paul Finebaum - that uncircumcised penis with large ears - would find that entirely sensible. Ohio State is flying …more »

  • RE: Despite a Bigger Spread, Rutgers Looks Tougher Than Northwestern
    Ray Lucas, radio guy for Rutgers and BTN analyst said that he thought the talent differential was just something the Scarlet Knights couldn't deal with - not that Ohio State was miles ahead of them, but rather at each position OSU was more talented and went two deep with that talent. …more »

  • RE: The View From the Stands
    True, but take note of how people are talking about ND and their loss at FSU. Some are dismissing the loss due to where it was played and how it ended. The context is already set that the losers of the Iron and Egg Bowls are, essentially, granted a quality loss. …more »

  • RE: The View From the Stands
    I don't think any B1G Champ is "in for sure". Not with our collective OOC performance and SOS. Nothing against our contenders, but all of them have warts. I think MSU has the most excusable loss, and has the highest regard amongst the pundit crowd. Nebraska's loss is next - on …more »

  • RE: The View From the Stands
    I mean Iowa lost to Maryland. :)

  • RE: The View From the Stands
    Nebraska did to NW what you expect Nebraska to do to NW. I think Nebraska is a really good team: a top 10-15 unit. The biggest problem is that the Huskers don't have a team left on the schedule to move much higher than that. Wisconsin literally does not have a …more »

  • RE: Todd Gurley Suspension Creates Heisman Opportunity
    I saw some pundits questioning whether AA will have the opportunity to have that "Heisman moment" - where he does something extraordinary against a great team that wins the game. Not too many great teams left on Nebraska's schedule. Michigan State was his biggest opportunity, and that didn't work out too …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    On the accuracy thing - and this is just my fallible opinion - but accuracy is an attribute; a gift, if you will. You have it or you don't. If you have it, you can put the ball on the receivers hands in JH, HS, and as a frosh in college. …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    I watched this game because I wanted to see how Nebraska approached the MSU defense, and maybe see what would work for OSU. Here's what I concluded: there is no similarity between OSU and Nebraska, and I don't think MSU will play OSU like they did the Big Red. The difference …more »

  • RE: Red October
    Rugger, It does affect the perception of that MSU loss, but what I am saying is that all we want in the B1G is for our champion to be CONSIDERED when it comes to the CFBP - and a bunch of other 1 or 2 loss teams from the other 4 …more »

  • RE: Red October
    Love that movie. My favorite line is where the Captain, in that rich Sean Connery accent - as he hands him a gun - tells Jack, "Be careful Ryan. Most things in a submarine do not react well to bullets." Lots of bullets to be fired in this CFB season and …more »

  • RE: Abdullah On Pace for Historic Workload
    It's a simple equation. If you run a RB 35 times a game, you will be very, very lucky to have him for 12 games in this league. The odds of a knee or s shoulder injury are extremely high. So, in the games you expect to win with comfort, he …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    Top 10, mostly top 5, consensus classes the last 3 years, and Tressel did the same thing, and a few of his redshirts are still around. There are probably 25-30 guys who will play in the NFL on that roster right now. You add up their stars, and those guys are …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    GageCoHusk, I still think MSU is the most complete team in the B1G. They are solid in all 3 phases. How they lose is if they have defensive lapses and get behind (Nebraska and Ohio State have the ability on offense to do that). If they have to abandon their running …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    I enjoyed this one from beginning to end. I liked what Nebraska did on both sides of the ball. They could have played better, but they played at a pretty high level throughout the game. Miami is still a bunch of gang-banging thugs, but Nebraska punched them in the mouth. In …more »

  • RE: The Bulldogs Are Who We Thought They Were
    NUR, On the B1G: OSU and NU have revealed themselves to have some significant flaws. It has cost OSU a game, and it will cost NU one if they aren't addressed. If there is a good loss, it would belong to MSU. They had Oregon in hand for a half or …more »

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    What is with the B1G? The teams that won looked terrible doing it. Mich State lost their focus and blew a game they had the momentum in. Ohio State is a team with glaring weaknesses - after 3 Urbs recruiting classes and a staff of coaches that are supposed to be …more »

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    They will pass more when someone can limit them on the ground. Until then, you win the surest way = running. Lou Holtz always says you are never as good or bad as you think you are. But it's always good to stomp an FAU than to let them hang around. …more »

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    That injury to Gregory better be minor or that FAU game was very, very costly. That said, thank God Westerkamp plays CFB. Definition of a gamer and a guy who does whatever it takes. Love that guy!

  • RE: Week 1 Primer
    Was A&M that good or SC that bad? I think the answer is "yes". Enjoy today gentlemen.

  • RE: Week 1 Primer
    Oregonhusker, May the fleas of 1000 camels invade your armpits and a bird of paradise fly up your nose. :) Actually, that upset almost happened in 2009 in Ohio Stadium - against a Tressel D that was much more formidable than we think this one is. Navy scored late in the …more »

  • RE: Week 1 Primer
    The MSU preview is priceless, Steve. Excellent. Thanks for sprinkling in some great puns and sarcastic humor throughout the piece. I chuckled several times, and getting a grouchy old guy to chuckle is good for America. "Ohio State is giving more than two touchdowns at Navy, but the Midshipmen may have …more »

  • RE: Florida Atlantic Could Be a Handful
    TDogg says: "CFB players are by and large supplied by these states, in this order: TX, FL CA, GA, and OH. All the other states combined amt to about 10% max and NE is about 4th from the bottom of the list." And that's it right there. There are schools that …more »

  • RE: Florida Atlantic Could Be a Handful
    There is talent everywhere - but especially in places like Florida. At this time of the year we fans only think we know what the strengths and weaknesses of our team is, and we really don't know much about the opponents. We rely on analysts and journalists to tell us, but …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    TDogg, That's funny that you would bring up the "Russel Wilson Program". When he announced that he was coming back as a grad student, I swear that was one of my first thoughts: "What if he would transfer?" Not likely, but here is a scenario. JT Barrett is Johhny Football-esque, is …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    I don't know. Michigan State, Stanford, Alabama, and a few others are playing what Ohio State fans always called "Tressel-ball": play nasty defense, run the football, pass when you have to, and be happy to punt or kick a FG. Those teams have been pretty successful lately. Alabama has more talented …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    There are 3 teams in the B1G that historically or currently can recruit at the highest levels: OSU, PSU, and scUM. MSU is trying to move there, and Nebraska used to be there (would like to see them get back there). Then you have programs who recruit 3's and try to …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    Except that the QB is the most important position in today's game. I'm not worried because football is not at the center of my life, but how much I will enjoy Aug 30-Jan is at stake. :)

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    BF78, Christian Hackenberg has legs, so he can run, but no DC on PSU's schedule is losing sleep over whether he will beat them with his legs. Dual-threat QB's, like Braxton, can throw on you, or, more likely, break your heart by taking off. That difference between pro-style/statue passers and runner/passers …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    It's interesting. With Brax you are thinking a better version of last year, and if the OL gets solid, and the defense is improved, we are talking B1G Championship possibilities, and, therefore, the CFB playoffs. Take him out of the equation, and there are so many unkowns that the Ohio State …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    Johnny Football and Jameis Winston were RS frosh. :) JT Barrett (6-2, 210) is a duel threat QB out of Houston. I believe he was rated 3 stars. He hasn't played in a game since his junior year of HS. He tore his ACL before his senior year. He enrolled early …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    Shit and damnation. I need to know what he dislocated - the A/C joint or the G/H. If it's the G/H, he is done as a QB and probably a football player. Also hearing he has a torn labrum, which goes along with a G/H dislocation. The injury happened with just …more »

  • RE: Venric Mark Transfer Improves Husker's Chances in Evanston
    NUR, Maybe he went to the Grown and Sexy Lounge in Lorain, Ohio and got involved in rioting with some cocaine of questionable ownership nearby. Fitz put out a statement yesterday that said he loved him and would miss him. Evidently, it was the school admin that suspended him for 2 …more »

  • RE: Venric Mark Transfer Improves Husker's Chances in Evanston
    He must have really pissed Fitz off.

  • RE: Coaches Rank Nebraska 22nd, That Might be Good Enough
    Urban Meyer is now at a place where 10 wins is not good enough. He must have changed his mind. :)

  • RE: Coaches Rank Nebraska 22nd, That Might be Good Enough
    I love and hate pre-season polls. I hate them because there are always some top 15 picks that will finish 5-7 and there will be teams picked 7th in their conference that will be undefeated heading into November. But I love them because it gives us something to talk about with …more »

  • RE: Pelini's Comments Give Pause
    I loved Jim Tressel, but God help me, I couldn't listen to him talk after year two. He was the type of guy that if you asked him what time it was, he would tell you how much he loved his wristwatch. It all sounded like: blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, …more »

  • RE: Pelini's Comments Give Pause
    VA Husker took the words right out of my mind and mouth. What he said. :)

  • RE: If Nebraska is Boring, What is Northwestern Football?
    I can't remember the name, but I do remember the roaches and my wife scratching the bed bug bites during our vacation! Damn that place. Ever since then, we have had to stay at 4 and 5 star places - which has cost me thousands over the years. I don't know …more »

  • RE: If Nebraska is Boring, What is Northwestern Football?
    I drove through Nebraska in the late 80's on our way to Winter Park, Co. Spent a night in a hotel in Kearney that my wife still hasn't recovered from. From I-80 we observed soy beans on the right and corn on the left until the scenary changed to corn on …more »

  • RE: Season Opens With Earlier Games
    When I lived in Iowa for a few years I really resented those 11 AM games. I got the sense that TV and CFB was set up for the eastern time zone - but it was an advantage for the late games. I don't care what anyone says, if I'm a …more »

  • RE: If 2013 Was an Aberration, What Would We Expect?
    The thing about predicting CFB is that the game is unpredictable. I know some people take Steele as the gospel, but he doesn't know what's going to happen anymore than I do. I just watched Ohio State @ NW from a year ago. Ohio State turned the ball over 3 times …more »

  • RE: Bad News Season Hits Miami
    NUR, What I said was there are some crimes/circumstances where the coach really doesn't have any descretion. The shitstorm the coach would get if he didn't suspend/kick off one of these kids would be bad for the program and for the coach, so they do what you expect. I also said …more »

  • RE: Bad News Season Hits Miami
    I guess the legal definition of rioting is participated in a fight with multiple people involved. Back in the hills where I'm from, we called it a melee. Got in the middle of a few of those. Not good. You tend to get hit by your friends because they are swinging …more »

  • RE: Bad News Season Hits Miami
    NUR, I don't think there's too much difference school to school. The Jameis Winston thing might be what you are referring to, but remember, he was never charged. I think almost every coach will suspend until further notice if a player is arrested and charged for anything - and convictions for …more »

  • RE: Bad News Season Hits Miami
    Things had been quiet on the arrest front at Ohio State, but I just knew some dumbass would step forward to prove how stupid he was. Over July 4th weekend Soph DE Tracy Sprinkle was in Lorain, Ohio at - get this - The Grown and Sexy Lounge. There was, of …more »

  • RE: Bad News Season Hits Miami
    I played 1AA CFB for 1 year (wasn't really good enough). Football teams are made up of all kinds of guys. Some you want to marry your sister, others you would murder for asking to date your sister, and everything in between. I played with some very angry young men - …more »

  • RE: Another Reason to Loathe Urban Meyer
    I think that's a conversation that will develop if Nebraska has 2-3 losses before November. I think it's very possible that they will have 0-1.

  • RE: Another Reason to Loathe Urban Meyer
    IDK, maybe the "hate" is what makes CFB great. It depends on whether it's kept in perspective. Resenting some team or coach because they beat you in a football game is normal and natural. But when it comes to real, genuine hate, I have to reserve that for child molesters, murderers, …more »

  • RE: Another Reason to Loathe Urban Meyer
    I read my Bible this morning, and it said to be kind, just, and tenderhearted toward others - except for Brady Hoke and Michigan who should be reviled and cursed. OK, well, perhaps that wasn't in the text, but was in my hand-written notes in the margin. :)

  • RE: Another Reason to Loathe Urban Meyer
    C'mon. Seriously? Are you sure you want to make, say, Tom Osborne, responsible for every player he ever recruited? Seems like I remember a guy named Lawrence Phillips who was a congenital screw up. I don't remember thinking the Nebraska coach was the reason he was a screw up. As for …more »

  • RE: MaLLLLaise
    Heck, I'm actually pretty optimistic about the Huskers. Admittedly, I don't have any emotional capital invested, but I also have some objectivity because of that. When fans have suffered through some disappointing years, we sometimes try to protect are damaged psyches by taking the "expect the worst, hope for the best" …more »

  • RE: 5Dimes Posts Low Win Total for Nebraska
    Nebraska early preview from an Ohio State site: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/college-football/2014/06/36350/previewin-the-b1g-nebraska

  • RE: 5Dimes Posts Low Win Total for Nebraska
    Watching Dantonio coach MSU is exactly like watching Tressel coach OSU. You have to win field position and TO battle, get up on them, and then you make them play left handed by forcing them to play from behind. But if you play their game, they will strangle you like a …more »

  • RE: Why is Georgia Loved and Nebraska Dismissed?
    Best thing about Georgia? They gave us the amazing Herschel Walker and "Run Lindsay Run". As for giving the SEC a hard time, that will stop when your conference stops dominating CFB and the media stops kissing your... well, you know.

  • RE: Why is Georgia Loved and Nebraska Dismissed?
    Gerorgia is in the SEC. Schools in the SEC are just better by virtue of being in the SEC. Their players - even if they come from B1G country - get better, stronger, and faster the moment they sign to play in the SEC. Their farts no longer stink and they …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    Every summer - and I mean EVERY summer - Ohio State has several players, usually starters, suspended for the first few games. One year Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort peed behind a tree at the Memorial golf tournament and ran from police. Last year, Carlos Hyde was in a club at …more »

  • RE: NCAA Playoff Panel Weekly Poll Will Be Painful
    I don't see the need to 25. In late Oct, #23 is not going to get into the playoff, but #12 might if there is chaos the last month of the season - which there usually is. The main thing that will happen is when X B1G team is #4, people …more »

  • RE: Penn State Has More P.R. Problems
    And the hits just keep on coming. Unbelievable. Maybe there is nothing there, but if I had any say on who got hired there, my first question to Franklin would have been, "Have you ever had a situation where you had to manage a player or staff member involved in a …more »

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    Last night on B1G Live, Denardo says the West is between Iowa and Nebraska. Probably didn't make the folks in Madison too happy. Iowa is one of those programs that you always have to take seriously. Every 5-10 years they seem to get the right guys together and make a lot …more »

  • RE: Could Checkdown to Abdullah Be the Key to the Season?
    I'd get the ball in Abdullah's hands as much as practical in as many ways as possible. I'd think 20-25 carries and 5 or so receptions a game - and hope he can withstand the punishment. He's a special horse. You have to ride him. Yes, opposing defenses will know this, …more »

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    There are so many HS kids that can sling it now. Back in the day (early 80's) HS football was more typically a running the ball sport. Now it seems almost everyone is spreading out and throwing. That means there a literally tons of kids out there who can do it. …more »

  • RE: Spring Game Takeaways
    My favorite part was BoP coming out with the cat. The rehabilitation continues - and it seems to be working. I thought the D line looked very solid. I like the look of several of those guys. Gotta have production and ball protection from the QB position or you lose games. …more »

  • RE: Athlon Disses Bo Pelini
    I like Mark Dantonio. He does more with less. He won the BIG and the Rose Bowl. Can't argue with that. I wonder right now whether he will be able to sustain that success, but right now he is the king of the hill. Urban Meyer does not have his team …more »

  • RE: Carl Pelini Returning to Nebraska
    Can't argue with that. Agreed.

  • RE: Carl Pelini Returning to Nebraska
    Ballfield78, You make a good point, but the gist of my main point remains. If you have done nothing wrong, ie not taken drugs, then how would an innocent person react to, say, being asked to take a drug test? If innocent, I'd say, "Line up the cups and I'll pee …more »

  • RE: Carl Pelini Returning to Nebraska
    Here's the way I look at this: If Carl did not do drugs, then he was terminated unjustly, the university acted illegally in depriving CP of the FA job and future jobs via tarnishing his reputation - and every litigator in the country would be doing back flips all the way …more »

  • RE: The Last Man Standing
    I see 4 schools in the BIG where the expectations are high because of tradition: Neb, Penn St, Ohio St, and Mich. Those are always going to be the toughest jobs. It feels like Nebraska's fan base has dialed down their expectations a notch, and that has helped/will help Bo. Penn …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Victory Over Ohio State Would Still Be an Upset
    As a close observer of Ohio State, there are serious issues on that team. For example, they have a post player in Amir Williams, who cannot catch the ball period, let along in traffic, and cannot grasp the ball to get a rebound. He has all the measurables and credentials (McD's …more »

  • RE: Lloyd Carr is Delusional
    Johnny N: I agree that someone (actually quite a few people) was out to get him and failed - but the point is that he spoke in very derogatory terms about his own fan base! I know he was mad, but you have to control yourself better than that. Someone fired …more »

  • RE: Lloyd Carr is Delusional
    Bo has survived some things like mutiny from former Husker greats, appearing to be out of control on occasion with players, and making disparaging comments about his own fanbase. He even challenged the admin to fire him. Normally, any one of those things could send a coach packing. My conclusion? Someone …more »

  • RE: Lloyd Carr is Delusional
    Lloyd Carr is delusional? You guys in Nebraska just figuring that out? :) I think the more important point here is that it reminds us of what a load of nonsense the bowl/poll system was, and that, for all its faults, the BCS did give us a #1 vs. #2 game. …more »

  • RE: Nebraska's 2014 Recruiting Class Good Where It Counts
    "By the way Bruce Dern, if you are reading this, I talked it over with alot of folks out here and we are willing to forgive you for shooting John Wayne in the back. We realize now it wasn’t personal, it was just business." That is hilarious - but I will …more »

  • RE: Kain Colter Out to Ruin College Football
    And Title IX would be applied so that a female rowing team member would have to receive the same benefits that Ameer Abdullah does. And that's one of the things that makes increasing benefits to athletes very difficult. The math doesn't work because the football and men's hoops fund every other …more »

  • RE: Kain Colter Out to Ruin College Football
    Your inability to actually address the idea of how socialism's pursuit of fairness and equality results in unfairness and inequality is noted. I understand. It's an unanswerable enigma if you come from that side of things. Hey, I'm just a hillbilly from the Appalachian Kentucky mountains. I understand having nothing and …more »

  • RE: Kain Colter Out to Ruin College Football
    TDogg, I see your education has paid off. Marx would be so proud. Unions are a dying concept, and it's hard for the left to let go of that because the basis of the philosophy is us vs. them: they are evil because they have money and we are exploited by …more »

  • RE: Kain Colter Out to Ruin College Football
    The whole concept of unions flows out of exploitation of workers - especially in the 19th century. With EEOC, OSHA, Work Comp, labor laws, etc, etc, ad nauseum, I just find it odd that anyone wants to apply a 19th century concept to 2014 - and I find it ironic that …more »

  • RE: Does James Franklin Make Sense for Penn State and Vice Versa?
    Ohio State is instructional for all CFB fans to look at. Teams are not always what they appear. All of them have strengths and weaknesses. Alabama looked invincible at a certain point in the season, so did Oregon, Flordia State, and maybe a couple of others. The key is when you …more »

  • RE: Does James Franklin Make Sense for Penn State and Vice Versa?
    TD, Clemson can beat tOSU cause tOSU's defense can't defend. :) Hoping that will change immediately, if not sooner.

  • RE: Does James Franklin Make Sense for Penn State and Vice Versa?
    Franklin has come in and cleaned house - which I really like because DL coach Larry Johnson Sr is available and word is that a deal is being finalized to bring him to Ohio State. That is a big coup. Ohio St just lost a good one in Vrabel to Bill …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    Dogg, Da Bo and Tajh WEEEENT! Good gosh almighty. Has any QB lost as much confidence as Braxton Miller? Ugh. Best thing about this season being over: now we get to look forward to next season.

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    GCH, Times change. I was pulling for Michigan against K State - as useless as it was. I've actually developed some pathos for them. God bless em, they just can't pull themselves together. That mystique they used to have under Bo is gone. They had it for a while in Carr's …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    Yeah, I don't have any of those old Big 12 biases, so I was all Boomer Sooner last night. That was incredible what they did to Bama. The SEC is a really good conference with a bunch of really good coaches players, but the hype has gotten out of control. Last …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    It's weird. I might as well have been wearing a red shirt with a big "N" on it and an ear of corn on my head yesterday. I was jumping up and down screaming for the Huskers. Given the terrible image of the BIG, that game and Sparty winning the Rose, …more »

  • RE: Would Bill O'Brien's Departure Cripple Penn State?
    Would Bill O’Brien’s Departure Cripple Penn State? I think, for sure. I think the guy has done an unbelievable job in the face of historic challenges. New coach, no matter how talented, will mean a transition period, new offense, new defense, and just everything new. It takes a while. Guys like …more »

  • RE: Bo Should Stay (No Matter What Happens Today)
    Nebraska will beat Iowa - and, yes, Bo should stay - even if he doesn't win today - for the simple reason, who else is out there? Maybe he will be able to break out of this 4 loss thing next year.

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    Tressel has a show cause penalty against him for 1 more year and the chances he will coach FBS football again is somehere between slim and none. I watched the entire Neb-MSU game. I am still convinced that TMart was the only chance the Huskers had - if he played extremely …more »

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    Mark Dantanio was the DC at Ohio State in Tressel's early years, and when I look at Sparty's D, I see exactly what I saw then. But I thought last night about one encouragement I can give you: once or twice a year, someone would come up with a play scheme …more »

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    Radio in Ohio is reporting that TMart is done for the year. So much for my gameplan!

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    I'm of the opinion that MSU's D is the real deal. I doubt Abdullah will be able to do much against them - which means that the Huskers are going to have to throw to move the ball - which means that TMart needs to get that toe shot up, amputated, …more »

  • RE: Miracle Pass Keeps Nebraska's Season Alive Versus Northwestern
    I hear you. I'm not saying a healthy TMart is the second coming of Tebow or anything. But looking at the other options: Armstrong can do some nice things, but he's just a little green. Kellogg looks like he should be on the OL. (Great guy tho. Saw him interviewed. Class …more »

  • RE: Miracle Pass Keeps Nebraska's Season Alive Versus Northwestern
    I was jumping up and down until I remembered I'm a Buckeye. :) Great moment. NW is dangerous from here on out. They will just be focused on winning a game. If they get everyone healthy, they have the potential to cause some serious chaos in the Legends. To me, it …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    JN, My gut tells me that the problem is the Jimmies and the Joes combined with the expectations of the fan base. Tom Luginbill, who I think is a huge douche, said "Nebraska isn't what it used to be and isn't going to be what it used to be." He said …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    TDogg, Love the passion. Not sure you understood what I was saying. You are right about scoreboard and real world and all that stuff. What has happened is what has happened. But part of the real world is also what is happening and what that means for what is going to …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    Johnny N: There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. :) No, I think you make a good argument with Nebraska's BIG record. Here's the thing, you guys came in when the 3 traditional powers were struggling. Nebraska beat Ohio State when Braxton was a frosh and wasn't being used right, and …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    Wow. Stunned. Didn't see that one coming. Coaches say it all the time - when you go on the road, you have to pack your solid defense and take it with you. Something was left back in Lincoln. Come to think of it, they didn't take their dynamic offense either - …more »

  • RE: Can the Huskers Finish Without Another Loss?
    In answer to the question: I don't think so, but I would be surprised if they lost 2 more - and I believe 1 BIG loss will get you to the first week of Dec. But if they want to run the table, I will see you guys in Indy! @JMW: …more »

  • RE: Early Look at Nebraska Versus Minnesota
    I'm buying Nebraska stock. I like the depth at QB and the defense is getting better. Until they are done tho, I will still be nervous that someone might hang 60 on them on a bad day. Coach P and the team have been through a lot of tough things in …more »

  • RE: An Early Look at Illinois
    Nebraska will win this game unless that Illini QB has a great game and we get a basement level performance out of the Husker D. Heck, for a while I thought SDSU was going to be a game-long dog fight. I like Nebraska in this game, but the uncertainty that exists …more »

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    Actually Johnny_N, the bowl of soup issue was between Esau, one of Isaac's two sons and his brother, Jacob. Esau became the father of the Edomites who were enemies of Israel, but not descendants of Ishmael. It was Abraham's son, Ishmael, through his wife's maidservant, Hagar, who gave us the bitter …more »

  • RE: Then and Now
    I keep hearing guys like Cowherd saying that Nebraska is a 9-4 program - in essence, that Bo has that program achieving what it can for the most part. That argument relies on the notion that Osbourn was a special coach and the game has changed radically since he left. I …more »

  • RE: Bo's Public Relations Nightmare
    Bo is from Youngstown. I have been there quite a few times. The F word is an art form there. That's Bo being a Y'town guy. Still, it's unsettling to hear it raw. To me the important thing is who taped him, why, and what is the reason it took 2 …more »

  • RE: The Hot Seat
    The 2nd half of that game was painful to watch - for a Buckeye fan! Ouch, ugh, meh, and all that. Again, I don't understand it. The "hot seat" depends on what the expectations are. The minimal expectations for Nebraska (I would think) are competing for Legend's and BIG titles, and …more »

  • RE: "Experts" Predict
    If there is such a thing - this is the early turning point in the 2013 Husker season. A win could propel them to great things - particularly one where UCLA scores less than 20 points. A loss - especially one where UCLA gains a ton of yards and scores a …more »

  • RE: UCLA Walk On WR Struck by Car, Killed
    Bo and Nebraska's reaction to this young man's death has been pure class.

  • RE: Nebraska Defense Doubles Effort Versus Southern Miss
    DennisR, Maybe we just think differently, but when the Buckeyes give up 600 yards against ANYONE - Bama, A @M, Oregon, or Younameit U I am going to be pissed. That is unacceptable under any circumstances - especially if we are talking about a non-BCS school. I agree that there are …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Defense Doubles Effort Versus Southern Miss
    I think the Huskers need to have a good defensive showing against a respected team. This week should do it. If they do well against UCLA, the Wyoming game will be looked at as more of an abberation than a trend. But if they get trucked... :( One consolation no matter …more »

  • RE: How Much Must Change for Nebraska's Defense?
    It is said in football that you are never as bad as you appear and you are never as good as you appear. But I think that adage is only true when we are talking about looking at a single game. Over the course of a half-season, and certainly a full …more »

  • RE: Elsewhere...Week 1
    I don't know about that. The schedule will hurt their ranking vs. undefeated PAC12, Big 12, or ACC teams and or a 1 loss SEC team. Given the history of going undefeated 2 seasons in a row, the chances are they will drop one somewhere. But, IF they get the defensive …more »

  • RE: Elsewhere...Week 1
    I think Saban is committed to having a stout defense and a ball control, conservative offense. He plays Tressel-Ball with outstanding talent. He stuck to his philosophy at a time when many teams were/are going to spread offense and defense-optional approaches. He is in the backyard of where he can recruit …more »

  • RE: Elsewhere...Week 1
    The #1 team in the country has a bad to mediocre offensive line, and when you put a very good QB, like McCarron, behind a line like that, he looks pedestrian. Bama fans do not feel good about that side of the ball. They do have a great D and special …more »

  • RE: Huskers Hang On Against Wyoming
    I am a BIG fan, and want to see the BIG be the best CFB conference in the country. To get there, Nebraska has to be good - so I'm pulling for them. On the one hand, they won, and ultimately, that's the most important thing. They should be humble and …more »

  • RE: Coaches Provide Week One Details
    Bo P's prank on the team showed up on a Buckeye website. Hilarious! Good to see that other side of the BuckHusker. http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/08/24960/bo-pelini-pranks-nebraska

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    Larry the Cable Guy/Dan Whitney said last night on his show that Wisconsin's mascot is the badger - which he noted has the latin name "badgerus runupthescoreicus". I fell out of my chair on that one. :)

  • RE: Will Northwestern Beat a Ranked Team in 2013?
    A NW win over Ohio State would be a HUGE upset. Stanford has proven that you can have really smart guys, that are also very good athletes, and be a top 10 team. NW is trying to do the same thing, but they aren't there yet. There might be 1 or …more »

  • RE: The Turnover Nightmare
    I just got done watching the Ohio State-Nebraska game this morning on dvr. Taylor M threw 3 picks and fumbled on a sack. Ohio State won by 25, but couldn't stop Nebraska unless they turned it over. If 4 possessions meant 28 points to Nebraska... TO's kill you. Can't do it …more »

  • RE: Should NU Fans Increase Defensive Expectations?
    I have this conversation all the time with CFB fans - tell me if you think I'm wrong, but I have this theory (a conviction really) that a team's offense directly impacts and affects their defense. Jim Tressel believed that championships are won via defense, punting, and kicking FG's. His teams' …more »

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    I heard someone say once that the definition of a CFB fan is someone with a chip on their shoulder who is on an all-consuming quest for respect. Here's the thing: you never get it from some people. If any BIG team wins the NC this year, some fans (cough...SEC types) …more »

  • RE: ESPN Calls November Schedule a Reality Check
    Nebraska has a great shot at starting 8-0 unless they do what we fans do - which is look 8 games out or even to the post-season. We know the offense is plenty good enough. It will all hinge on the defense - and it doesn't have to be dominant. If …more »

  • RE: ESPN Calls November Schedule a Reality Check
    Has Minny really upgraded their program to the point where they could "trap" one of the top contenders? I don't think they have beaten one of the BIG big boys since Glen Mason was there. Rittenburg has to write something interesting or eye-catching I guess but that sounds like pre-season optimistic …more »

  • RE: Does Bo Break the 10-Win Barrier?
    Koolaid drinking is the great thing about this time of year - and the passion of CFB fans. Go ahead - take a deep swig of that sweet suff and enjoy. I assume you guys drink the red. Me too, but it has more of a scarlet tone. :)

  • RE: Defensive Line Set to Improve
    And... anyone who doesn't understand that losing 1/4 of your senior regular season is very painful... well, do I have to say it?

  • RE: Defensive Line Set to Improve
    And jthere it is ^^^^^^. The narrative has to be adhered to, regardless of evidence to the contrary. A 3 game suspension absent criminal wrong-doing is almost unheard of. Hyde violated one of the core rules of Urban Meyer: Respect Women (even those that aren't respectable). I watched the video of …more »

  • RE: Trap Games Ahead
    Look out for conference games - on the road - vs. teams that are more talented than they have shown and are under-performing. Seems like every year a few lower tier teams rise up and have some upper tier teams experiencing rectal puckering. :)

  • RE: Media Days Won't Be Kind to Urban Meyer
    He also admitted that he had "given too many 2nd chances" in the past and that he did care that he didn't have the best reputation in the area of discipline. He also confirmed that OSU did address that in the interview process and he detailed several concrete steps he has …more »

  • RE: Media Days Won't Be Kind to Urban Meyer
    Tad, The problem with your theory is that 1) Meyer did not recruit Hyde and Roby (those are Tressel's boys) 2) Neither Hyde nor Roby have ever been in any type of trouble before - and they are 4 and 5 year players. Kinda hard to call them thugs, or even …more »

  • RE: Media Days Won't Be Kind to Urban Meyer
    Y bring it up? Because drama, scandal, and controversy (real and conjured) puts eyeballs on TV, newspapers, and magazines - and those eyeballs equate to money. BuckeyeNation loves their team, and they hyper-react when some Mark May type ridicules the team, coach, or program. Everyone else pretty much hates Ohio State, …more »

  • RE: Media Days Won't Be Kind to Urban Meyer
    Cap, I do VOLUNTEER mentoring. :) I masquerade during the day as a physician - who loves CFB. Yeah, Urban has a reputation with his tenure at Florida, and it seems to be mostly well-earned. Basically, that he wins, but at a cost in terms of arrests, embarrassing incidents, etc. The …more »

  • RE: Media Days Won't Be Kind to Urban Meyer
    I hear you. I agree about accountability as an essential element in effective help. I would just point out, how do we know there was no accountability? We weren't there. I don't know if there was or wasn't. I think there is an ASSUMPTION there wasn't any with Hernandez, but that's …more »

  • RE: Media Days Won't Be Kind to Urban Meyer
    I knew it had been way too quiet this summer. Finally a couple of dumbasses stepped forward to shatter the serenity. I agree. Urban will be asked a lot about things that have little to do with the 2013 season. The Hernandez thing is a little ridicuous. All evidence is that …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Will Play College Football in 2033
    How about a little basic economics? I have heard that there are these people who like this team who has red as its main color. They fill their stadium for every home game. The buy gazillions of dollars worth of stuff with "N" on it. They buy hats with ears of …more »

  • RE: What to Make of Michigan State
    The Spartans place in BIG history in my lifetime has been one of fluctuation. They have an occasional good season, an occasional great game, and that gets mixed in between long stretches of disappointment. There is a saying around the BIG about MSU: "That's Sparty being Sparty." You never know what …more »

  • RE: The New Rule
    Who is against protecting players? I played the game in HS and on the IAA level in college. I hit guys above the shoulders - usually not intentionally (gotta admit I tried to KO a few guys) - and I got hit above the shoulders. I had a few concussions, and …more »

  • RE: Huskers Need an 8-0 Start
    Admiral, Not what is going to happen this time! Too much Husker offense and the talent differential is too high. For every Appalachian State win over the Skunkbears, there are 100 beatdowns of FCS teams over BCS teams. Everyone on here and elsewhere has said that the key to the Neb …more »

  • RE: Huskers Need an 8-0 Start
    Here's my best guess that is sure to be wrong: Wins Wyoming So Miss S. Dakota Little Sisters (channeling my inner Gee) Illinois Purdue Minny Iowa Season-makers UCLA NW Michigan Sparty Joe Pa's Starting with 7 wins, the rule is that you win about 1/2 of your contested games, so we …more »

  • RE: The Better Season - Back Door Rose Bowl or Division Title?
    I think this is an early July question. In Bo P's mind (which is the only mind that counts) you focus on winning games and winning whatever titles are out there to win, and when all the games are played, other people judge you and send you to wherever you are …more »

  • RE: Bad News Season Hits Lincoln
    Andrew and Cap, It's interesting, I pretty much had the same view of the Florida program. All I can tell you is that they have had very little of that at OSU. I believe the last arrests were one year ago: 1) domestic violence by a sr LB later dismissed 2) …more »

  • RE: Bad News Season Hits Lincoln
    It is the silly season of football where 18 to young 20's young men are largely unsupervised and get into trouble. I don't know the specifics of this incident, but how often do we see the following elements involved in these types of problems: 1) bar/strip club/night club 2) alcohol or …more »

  • RE: Is a Win in Ann Arbor Too Much to Expect?
    If there was ever evidence that sports has a major psychological element to it, it is the idea of "home field advantage". For sure, it seems that a superior team is more likely to win at home than on the road. We judge the quality of teams based on how they …more »

  • RE: Is Iowa Poised for a Rebound?
    I hear you - and you make some good points. However, I will still maintain that you show me a guy who is in year 2 or 3 and is showing no signs of challenging for a conference title, or a guy in year 6, 7, or 8 who isn't fielding …more »

  • RE: Is Iowa Poised for a Rebound?
    I agree - but TO, Woody, Bo, the Bear, Bobby Bo, Joe Pa, etc. are relics of the past - from a time when winning and money hadn't taken over college athletics. Right now, who has a top 10 program and has been there for 15-20+ years? Let's take Frank Beamer …more »

  • RE: Is Iowa Poised for a Rebound?
    I remember that 10 game vs. Iowa well. Vandenberg played great until he didn't. Tressel was a coach who played for punts and fg's and put the onus on his defense to win the game. Meyer does the opposite. The onus is on the offense to win the game and anything …more »

  • RE: Is Iowa Poised for a Rebound?
    Grady, The Ohio State Bucks won the 2010 Rose Bowl over Oregon and the 2011 Sugar Bowl over Arkie - the latter being vacated due to some very unfortunate shennanigans by a few players and a coach who covered it up. But, me thinks you are factually misunderconfused. Plus - since …more »

  • RE: Is Iowa Poised for a Rebound?
    Is Iowa poised for a rebound? No. That program is as stale as a year old loaf of bread. The Ferentz magic has run its course. He and Mack Brown should retire and go fishing together.

  • RE: Penn State a Bigger Threat Than You Thought?
    Penn State is essentially a Div 1-AA/FCS team playing Div 1A/BCS ball by virtue of the sanctions limiting them to 65 scholarships. Their margin for error is very, very small. Just one or two injuries to key players will make it very hard on them to win games. They will not …more »

  • RE: What Would Finishing #16 Mean?
    I looked at Athlon's top 40 BIG recruits this morning. OSU and That School Up North had 29 of the 40. Penn State had 4. Everyone else had 7 - Nebraska had 2 of those 7. There are plenty of 5 star busts and tons of 2-3 star diamonds in the …more »

  • RE: What Would Finishing #16 Mean?
    If Nebraska has a defense that is Black Shirtish, take a loss or two away from that 10-3 and move them up 10 spots.

  • RE: Method to the Madness in New Big Ten Scheduling
    Excellent analysis.

  • RE: Huskers' 2014 Schedule Lacks Excitement
    I try to keep in mind that we are looking at these teams and judging them what they have done in the recent past and what we think they will be based on what they have been. Chances are that some of the teams from the list of Illinois, Rutgers, Purdue, …more »

  • RE: Frazier Made Other Hall of Famers Look Foolish
    Just as a CFB fan, the last 2 teams that Frazier quarterbacked might be the best teams I have ever seen - just in terms of how dominating they were. Lining up and chewing up yards on the ground - and then hitting a pass for a big gain - had …more »

  • RE: Penn State Stunt Scheduling Makes Sense
    Penn State is in real, real trouble as those scholarship deductions begin their 2nd year and they have several more years of it. O'Brien is a heckuva coach, but everyone he plays is going to have 15-20 more scholarship players than he has. PSU is essentially a Div I-AA team playing …more »

  • RE: Athlon Editors Pick Michigan
    Beat scUM! The problem is scUM has been recruiting at a very high level. :(

  • RE: So It's Purdue
    On it's face, a trip to W Laf doesn't seem too daunting BUT I've seen dominant OSU teams go there and squeek by or get beat. The atmosphere there can be pretty drab and dull - until it isn't. There have been games where the place was half full until the …more »

  • RE: Phil Steele's Forecast Ranks NU #17 to Top Legends Division
    I think these rankings, and any and all pre-season rankings, are playing off of 2 things: 1) The need for the media to generate discussion, debate 2) The average CFB fan's need for their team to be shown respect. I love CFB all year round, and I cannot get enough of …more »

  • RE: Same Old SEC?
    Look, I'm as anti-SEC as anyone, but I'm not ready to take any of these allegations as gospel. This is the lesson I learned with the Tat 5/Tressell scandal. Some players sold their stuff in exchange for tats, Tressell was told after the fact, hid it, and lied about it on …more »

  • RE: Bo Better Than Seventh
    Boiling it down to it's most basic element, these lists are the equivalent of some teenage boys arguing over whose girlfriend is prettier. We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If one wanted to get close to an accurate ranking, the question would be: Of the …more »

  • RE: Does Nebraska Deserve Grief for 2013 Schedule?
    Fact: I will trade you Ohio State's non-con schedule. It might be enough to double the Buckeye's SOS value. :)

  • RE: Is SEC Hype a Double-Edged Sword?
    Ohio State is in the process of upgrading their schedule with home and homes against some SEC and PAC 12 teams in response to the playoff that is coming. They play Texas 2 games starting in 2020. The last game with OU I remember was a loss at Ohio Stadium on …more »

  • RE: Is SEC Hype a Double-Edged Sword?
    I think this fall OSU will have a shot to earn the right to go to the big game. Our "probation" is over in terms of post season bans, and the remaining hurdle involves 3 schollies for each the next 2 years. Something tells me 6 players are not going to …more »

  • RE: Is SEC Hype a Double-Edged Sword?
    Amy and I have something in common. I grew up in NE KY. Everyone I knew was an OSU football fan and a UK basketball fan. OSU basketball used to not amount to too much and the UK football team, well, I didn't know they had one. I think the author …more »

  • RE: Urban's Real Goal - End Noon Kickoffs
    Absolutely. If you look at Alabama, they are playing a smash-mouth style of football and they are recruiting SIZE at every position. The difference is that they also have exceptional speed with that size - at the skill positions and the D line in particular. That combo of size and speed …more »

  • RE: Urban's Real Goal - End Noon Kickoffs
    I put a smiley face after it! Of course I was exaggerating!!! Sports hate is different than the real thing. We "hate" that coach until he is our coach. Given that I'm getting too damned old, I'm getting in a mode where I try to love all of CFB, not just …more »

  • RE: Urban's Real Goal - End Noon Kickoffs
    Cody, I love people with biases who can set them aside and bring balance to something. I couldn't stand Urban Meyer when he was at Florida - for all the reasons given. I agreed with the descriptions of "arrogant" and the like. Now that I've seen what he is about, and …more »

  • RE: Georgia Pulls Away From Nebraska in Capital One Bowl
    Wow, the Huskers had me believing there for most of the game. They didn't embarass themselves or the BIG. They were right there into the 4th qtr. They just couldn't keep a lid on the pass game in that last qtr. I'm encouraged. The BIG is a step behind the SEC …more »

  • RE: Victory Over Georgia Would Mean a Lot
    I always pull for my BIG brethern in bowl games, particularly since the BIG has had this image problem of being a weak conference. I will be cheering for Nebraska, but who is Nebraska? I had a grandmother who was mildly schitzophrenic. Nebraska feels like a more severe version of Grandma …more »

  • RE: Can Nebraska Hold Wisconsin to Fifty-Six Rushing Yards Again?
    Ugh. Sh*t.

  • RE: Can Nebraska Hold Wisconsin to Fifty-Six Rushing Yards Again?
    Wisconsin has rushed the ball better as the season has gone on, but Phillips is not the second coming of Unitas - even though Ohio State made him almost look like he was. Let Ball have his 150. Just button up in the red zone and ultimately you want Phillips to …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Escapes Evanston with a Win
    A win is a win - and winning solves almost all problems in football. You have to consider what would be said if that 1 point game went NW's way! The Huskers can build from there. I'm just sad that BIG is so emasculated. Even with OSU undefeated and Michigan surging, …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    Well, since we know Ohio would score (who doesn't against us), it would be interesting. Still, Ohio squeeked by an improving, but still bad, Akron team this past weekend. Don't think that one would go too well for Coach Solich - but you never know.

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    In fact, they are talking about playing Williams at LB. I know they want to go 12-0 and be the uncrowned but real BIG champs, but next year is actually more important than this year. I agree. Let's see what those frosh can do.

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    That D line is very talented and deep - yet there are huge running lanes at times and no pressure on the QB. I understand the LB problem. They were thin to begin with, but Grant still doesn't get it, and Sabino is out for a month. The surest sign of …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    This whole "respect" thing is big on message boards. Here's what I think: Being respectable begins with respecting yourself. Then you have to earn the respect of others by the way you play and by beating them. Once those 2 things are in place, you don't care whether you are respected …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    I'm not a band person. I could generally not care whether a band shows up or not. I'm there to see a football game - whether we are talking HS or any other level. So, I get the whole "the field is for the football players" thing. And that all applies …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    Love that post. Ration among CFB fans is such a rare commodity! Totally agree with everything. We lose and suddenly the other team is classless and has nothing to be proud of. C'mon. Grow up. I just realized that the Script Ohio "offence" occured at half, not the pregame. That changes …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    I don't know if you guys watched Inside CFB on CBSports last week but Randy Cross told the story of taking his recruiting visit to Lincoln. It was Jan and Cross got off the plane into below zero temps. He said Osborn told him later, "I looked at your face when …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    Bleed, I hear you. You don't want to see that happen to anyone. Having played a little DB in the day, it's rare that a player will intentionally grab a mask, but if that's all you got and the player is going to score if you let go, you jerk him …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    Missing L David are you? Great player. Hard to replace. This isn't bragging. I don't have anything to do with recruiting. I don't have anything to do with Ohio State other than being a fan. But Ohio State has had the best athletes and talent in the conference for at least …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Loses Badly at Ohio State
    Wow. There's a lot here. First, the band thing. That band is sacred - and Script Ohio is the most sacred of the things they do. You don't mess with it. Bo would know this as well as anyone - which is why I'm sure he had no knowledge it was …more »

  • RE: Tackle Braxton Miller
    I think Carlos Hyde is about to explode. We had an idiot for an offensive coodinator last year who never really gave him a chance. He is big and fast - and if Miller gives it to him enough on the zone read play, he can be a real threat. If …more »

  • RE: Could Nebraska Become Texas to OSU?
    Well, Nebraska needs a bitter rival to make things spicy and interesting. The BIG wants it to be Iowa, but they are in a dip right now. I don't think the rival will be Ohio State - different divisions and there are just too many others in line. Plus your fans …more »

  • RE: Key Points Needed to Claim Victory
    Given the more spread nature of Neb, there probably won't be a MLB in there much. They will replace him with O Johnson or Doran Grant. If Neb finds success running the ball between the tackles, that will put Fickell in a pickle - because if he puts Klein or Grant …more »

  • RE: Key Points Needed to Claim Victory
    Just read an article on Neb OL Choi in the Columbus Dispatch. Naturalized citizen who came for Korea at age 8. Went to Lincoln because a family member was a researcher at the univ. Went to Lincoln Christian and began to play football. Walked on at Neb and is now a …more »

  • RE: Saturday Night May Be Alright
    Oops, forgot about the PSU game in 2008. See what I am talking about? :)

  • RE: Saturday Night May Be Alright
    If my memory serves me right (which is a big assumption these days), the last home night losses for OSU were to Texas - the year they won the NC and to USC several years ago. Both of those games were tight to the end, and both Vince Young and Matt …more »