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  • RE: Minnesota Beats Nebraska in Lincoln
    Worth a chuckle for sure

  • RE: Minnesota Beats Nebraska in Lincoln
    I just heard Obama let Chuck Hagel go because he didn't want anyone from Nebraska handling defense.

  • RE: Minnesota Beats Nebraska in Lincoln
    OSU I agree - the Huskers lost the game because they have no offense. They scored 3 points in the 2nd half. Score 10 and they win the game. But the defense played horrendous too. The Gopher QB ran for ridiculous yards. This shouldn't be happening in year 4 in the …more »

  • RE: Minnesota Beats Nebraska in Lincoln
    Buzz, Visiting (this morning) with someone formally connected to UNL but now retired -- he said he knows for a fact -- before the season Eichorst sat down with BOP and minimum standards for the season were set. Those standards have not been met and now cannot be met. So if …more »

  • RE: Minnesota Beats Nebraska in Lincoln
    OU Thankgoodness for Samaje Perine and good thing he didn't run for 227 yards two weeks ago because then Gordon would have had to play for 1 more down and could have gotten all the way to 500 yards. BOP got lucky the game wasn't decided for sure until there was …more »

  • RE: What Now?
    Petey, I respect that and appreciate you mentioning that you knew them both personally. If I'd known them I would have been disappointed too. Yes I think today's game may be one of BOP's most important. Solich never lost his players like Cosgrove did. I hate to see anyone fail. …more »

  • RE: What Now?
    In all honesty I don't think Relista is right. I don't think BOP will be fired even if he loses the next two games. 8 wins is good enough here now. If he makes some staff changes that could extend his tenure even longer because one would want to wait to …more »

  • RE: What Now?
    580 I haven't been to a game in over 10 years. I'll be watching TV tomorrow so I won't be leaving. I'm not going to shut up. Especially not to please you. If I remember correctly you thought it perfectly fine for BC to be run out of town. What gives? …more »

  • RE: What Now?
    Petey, If my memory is correct was not our beloved Barney Cotton the OC when Solich was fired. Barney has received a lot of criticizm on these boards over the past five years. Here is a question for you. Do you really think Barney was going to get the '04 offense …more »

  • RE: What Now?
    580 I think it is possible to be a fan and still be able to look at the program with a critical eye. It's possible to be a fan without being a homer is what I'm saying. 80% of polled Lincolnites picked Wisky to beat the Huskers a week ago. I …more »

  • RE: What Now?
    580 I hope the Huskers newest commit doesn't de-commit tomorrow when the stands empty before the game is over because we are getting our rear ends handed to us by Minnie.

  • RE: What Now?
    Cody, Excellent summation. I think it's right on. As far as the score for tomorrow. If NU had some offense I could see some hope for a win -- but I think Minni's defense is going to stymy the Husker offense and the Husker defense is once again going to get …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    OU Those were good years. I was in college in '78. The Huskers just wanted that '78 game more than the Sooners. Injustice that we had to play again in the Orange Bowl. Went over to a friends house every year to watch the OU vs NU game. I have the …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    OU Yeah -- you want a hard hit - check out the '78 OU vs NU game. I believe someone almost got killed on a punt return. I think today's safety conscious society has reduced some of the hard hitting. Game has changed a bit - I'm not saying for the …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    B1G has lot's of money so why not 5.6 mil. OU I don't remember Billy Sims running for 408 yards against the Huskers. If he had I bet TO would have left of his own accord.

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Well there seems to be 3 main camps among us 1) Do nothing -- 9-3 is better than most and in this day and age all we can realistically expect here on the outskirts of civilization. 2) AD needs to put pressure on Pelini to replace some of his staff in …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Jim, You have to tune out the ax grinders.

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    James Question for you. If you go to the Minni game and the Huskers start getting blown away and you see the same lackluster performance we saw last Sat -- will you leave or stay till the bitter end? I already know of one guy here in the office that is …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    OSU I will never reminisce that it was a good time when we had one man rush for 408 yards against a Husker defense in 3 quarters. Never! Even if there is 10 more years of no championship football I will never look back and remember this time as being good. …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Jim, For any hope of success you have to try and risk is part of the deal. If we are too afraid of the risk -- then it means we are getting too old.

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    OSU Many Husker fans have the same feelings you do. They have argued their cases vigorously on this board over the years. A couple years ago we had a good BB coach here by the name of Doc Sadler. Many believed the Husker BB program could never succeed so in essence …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    I'd say it's been a disastrous year for the Huskers. Full of promise - everyone was optimistic. Now it's full damage control mode. I wonder how much gas is in the tank.

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    OSU It looked like Cosgrove's '07 defense. As it has been pointed out -- it appears that the kids threw in the towel shortly after Pelini screamed at Davie on the sideline. Unbefitting of the Blackshirts to give up. Minnie has got to be licking their chops.

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    In 102 posts I'm not seeing anybody defending Pelini. Last year at this time there was a lot of people standing up for him. Has everyone defected?

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Yes - Good is always the enemy of Great. But I'm tired of it!

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Buzz They loved BC & Cosgrove too. It's not that they don't love their coaches -- it's that they don't know what to do. The defensive scheme is at fault. It's designed for passing teams and the kids simply don't know what to do with a running team like Wisky. They …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Before this game I thought the Huskers would be able to handle Minni and Iowa. But we all saw a complete meltdown yesterday. I'm thinking if Minni has any kind of success running the defense will cave again and the Husker offense was already in complete shambles before Wisky. The Huskers …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    This is what it looked like when BC lost the team in '07.

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Admiral, A poll in Linc this week revealed 80% figured the Huskers would lose. So no surprised here.

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    Once the coach lost his cool the game was lost.

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    We've seen this before once or twice over the past 6 years. I don't see the Huskers coming out of this. 24-17 at the half. Wisky doesn't even need to pass the ball and TA has 1 completion for 10 attempts. 3 sacks on the last drive. Defense completely lost and …more »

  • RE: Five Factors Provide Hope for Nebraska Against Wisconsin
    dk I like your confidence. Is this a simple hunch or is there something solid you see that swings it in the Huskers favor?

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OSU I'm with you. Dual threat guys can provide an exhilarating ride when healthy but seldom true dual threat. There is exceptions but they are few and far between. I would be in the camp that thinks Turner Gill was probably the Huskers best dual threat QB. He was the best …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OSU I wondered. JT's smarts and throwing (among other things) accuracy make him the better QB. I always thought with Brax tOSU was too one dimensional. Without the injury happening - would we have ever known? Around here it appears once you rise to starter at QB only an injury will …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OSU IMO you are right. Any chance you now think Barrett is better than Brax simply because he is a better passer?

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    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 them …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    It was interesting to hear Blake Lawrence on Big Red Wrapup last night opine that he didn't want to see the Huskers get blown out by tOSU in a championship game. Tells a lot about his confidence (or fears) in this team. I'd be in the camp that wishes there was …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OU Frost is being groomed for the Husker job. The plan is for him to get hired away from Oregon for a head coaching job at a non-FBS school to get experience and then after several years where we find out if he can coach he gets hired here if it …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    Scott Frost is getting groomed for the job -- as we speak.

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OU If it's any consolation K-State didn't fare too well over the weekend either. I'm hoping with this new 4 team playoff that at least one of these high powered offensive teams can make it in just to see what they can do against what the establishment believes to be good …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    After listening to the 1st half of the MSU/tOSU game on the radio as I drove home and then portions of the 2nd half on TV at home it's quite obvious that the Husker O-line is average at best. MSU owned the Husker O-line and tOSU O-line made made MSU's D-line …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OU After the Miami game the Husker players said they were the fastest team they'd played in recent memory. Miami's mistake with the Huskers was respecting the passing game and not bringing any safeties up. Huskers played quite well that day too so the talent differences between Miami and FSU may …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OU Agree on Miami and FSU. Don't know about Baylor and OU.

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OSU Not likely that Miami will knock off FSU but tOSU certainly has a good chance of knocking off MSU. A running QB like Brax throws a monkey wrench into their defensive scheme because like the Huskers MSU has no one to cover the QB. Too bad Brax is not playing. …more »

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    580 You're wrong -- O-line errors used to be Barney Cotton's fault so now they should be Garrison's and TA's dropped ball is Ganz's fault. Kids are never to blame even though they are the ones on the field. Empty arguments.

  • RE: The Sweet 16
    OSU This committee appears to be paying attention to quality wins. The Huskers have the best B1G out of conference win (Miami). If Miami knocks off FSU on Nov 15 it should help the Huskers a little don't you think should they win out. A small feather I know.

  • RE: Wisconsin Means Everything
    Rugger, The Pelini penalty was not a big deal. Nothing like in past games. At no time was he out of control IMO. I wouldn't read too much into that stat. The most glaring deficiency to my eyes was the fact that on a number of series we were unable to …more »

  • RE: Wisconsin Means Everything
    I'm afraid for the fans there isn't anything solid to hang our offensive hats on. In recent years we have faired badly in these kinds of games and the beatdown Wisky put on the Huskers the last time they met is still burning in our mouths. Remember the old days before …more »

  • RE: Wisconsin Means Everything
    During the off season intense scrutiny by the offensive staff revealed that complexity in the offensive scheme was most likely the culprit of the poor offensive play in the latter half of the '13 campaign. The coaches vowed to keep things simpler in '14. Well the Lincoln paper today contains the …more »

  • RE: Huskers Power Past Purdue Minus Abdullah
    Eric, It did seem strange to me that Beck tried the same gap 3 times in a row. When we can't run it in from inside the 10 yard line in 4 tries. Wow! I thought the option was for inside the 10 - TA is good at the option - …more »

  • RE: Huskers Power Past Purdue Minus Abdullah
    Eric, We've all been curious to see what the other backs could do. Did we get our answer or did Purdue come out with a scheme that would have stymied Ameer too should he not have gotten hurt? My hope has been that we could develop a decent passing game to …more »

  • RE: Huskers Power Past Purdue Minus Abdullah
    Admiral They had to pass because they couldn't get 1st downs running. Purdue effectively stopped the vaunted Husker rushing attack. The offense appears to me to be in trouble. We are a one horse show and when other teams neutralize the horse or the horse gets hurt we have nothing. They …more »

  • RE: Updated Playoff Scenarios
    WinOSU Very good analysis and I agree with you too. I would say tOSU has an excellent chance of beating MSU. The Huskers played poorly the day they played them. It was a necessary loss though and they are a better team because of it. It's very premature to talk about …more »

  • RE: A Method to Bo's Madness?
    I don't have a problem with Bo being upset after the game as long as he kept control of himself which seems to be the case from what I have read and heard. It's the same kind of frustration we could see on the MSU coaches face when the Huskers were …more »

  • RE: Despite a Bigger Spread, Rutgers Looks Tougher Than Northwestern
    Rugger Valentine's injury is to his elbow. Nothing that is going to hold him out.

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    580 They aren't trending upward in anything but recruiting and that doesn't count. If you look back over 4 years there is no upward trend in the win loss column. It's flat at 8-4 or 9-3 both unacceptable as a place to land.

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    Petey The problem with a signature is that it can be exploited. The defensive signature is a scheme designed to stop Pro-style QB's. Minnie is the antithesis of that. Old style running attack. I'm not a huge fan of the team having a signature identity. Hanging your hat on any one …more »

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    Petey, That is an interesting definition for a "signature" win and one I hadn't heard before. By that definition I don't think Pelini will ever have a signature on offense. His defensive scheme though definitely has a signature and he has many signature defensive wins but he has stated time and …more »

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    Petey, I would also say that "signature" wins are over-rated. You can never hang your hat on a single win and say "This proves the coach is excellent". If you are trying to argue that Pelini should be removed I'd stay away from recruiting, strategy, relationships with team & parents, motives, …more »

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    Petey, What about the win against a top 10 Mizzou team that had just beaten OU the week before when Helu rushed for a million yards. Wouldn't that be considered a signature win?

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    Petey, They recruited well in Columbus long before Urbiz came to town. Ohio has a population of 11.5 million while NE has 1.8. We don't have to go any farther than that. It's our MO to hire from the coordinator ranks and when we didn't we got burned by BC. …more »

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    Petey, I'd have to say that "NU sells itself" is the problem. Not the recruiting of Pelini and his staff. Like Rugger said NU has never been able to get the top recruits because this is Nebraska. We have no beaches, no mountains, a horrible winter and a tiny population of …more »

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    We did learn a few things from this win. First of all the coaches said they made very few schematic changes for the 2nd half. The changes were mostly psychological. When it appeared that NW once again had stymied the Husker run game TA absorbed the pressure and it caused him …more »

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    larr On Oct 2nd, after noticing NU Relista's weakness for kool aid, I predicted he would be ripping BOP if the Huskers lost the game. Pretty easy prediction.

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    Ball I like your call. It was the unfortunate loss to MSU that is setting this one up in our favor. They will come out and take care of business. Plus NW has never seen the Huskers with a decent interior D-line that is going to stop their run game in …more »

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    Yeah we blow them away this week, then get big heads and lose next week to Rutgers. That seems to be our pattern. Whoever said pessimism makes the pains less -- was right.

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    OU Thats what I was thinking but I was too chicken to say it so I ramped it down to "more than one score". Pretty lame on my part. But that is the state of affairs in Husker Nation.

  • RE: How to Spoil Northwestern's Homecoming
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say the Huskers are finally going to beat NW by more than one score. The MSU loss focused their attention and they will come out to make amends. The Husker D-line will eat up them up. Their QB can't run. NW …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    larr That's my thinking -- of course there is plenty of 4-5 star guys that deserve it. But plenty of others under the radar so to speak. It's like finding good salesmen. Impossible to tell until you put them out there selling and some of the guys that end up being …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    larr First of all the stars are guesses IMO. We had a kid who was the strongest fastest rugby player in the class in jr hi. He was the man. He stopped growing at 5'6". I believe he still played some first 15 on the varsity (may have been JV) as …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    larr Do you think they hold X number for walkons? I don't know. The whole recruit ranking system to me is bogus and the coaches don't care one iota about them. It should be averaged not added up for the very reason you point out. Schools like Bama lose a lot …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    larr Well when Bo sits in the parents house I'm sure these numbers come up and it's actually works in his favor because UNL graduates their scholar athletes and a higher % stick around. Even saying that many athletes decide to transfer if they see their chances of playing stopped by …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Dennis That would be awesome if the Huskers and BOP could put together a better than 9-3 season in the next few years. I hate complaining and complainers. It would be very nice to put it to bed.

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    NU This season is still too early to make a judgment call in my opinion. We will have a clearer picture in a few weeks when we see how the Huskers do with their peers in the west division. There is every reason to believe they could end up winning out …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Rugger, The MSU defense played an excellent game -- better than they had previously shown by far. Hopefully the psychological wounds the O-line suffered that day get healed quickly with NW.

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Rugger, I think they have to figure out some way for TA to have success throwing the ball. In my mind without the legitimate threat of a passing game we will be in big trouble with Wisky, Minnie and Iowa. They will eat up our run game unless the O-line blocking …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Rugger, I'm not a BC lover but I also was not upset when Solich was fired. At the time we didn't know where Pederson was taking us. We had an amazing run and then in '01 we had the unfortunate melt down in Colorado that we didn't seem to be capable …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    580 "Gage- Thank you for being somewhat reasonable" You aren't reasonable and aren't worth conversing with. Bye

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    580 Sarcasm fits you!

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    580 Read what I wrote to Rugger. You can't tell me that at the time BC was not regarded as a big time hire. Pederson thought he would finally put us on the map and exorcise the cowboys and indians reputation he believed Nebraska had to the nation. It's easy to …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Rugger, I'm talking perception. BC was a big time hire perception wise. Pederson cared more about perception than anything else and that's why BC was hired. What does SI know about NU football and when did they make the assessment that BC was a bad hire? After BC hired Cosgrove? After …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Firing Solich for 9-3 didn't stop BC and BC was a big time NFL coach. We didn't end up with Bill - the last guy in the line. He was a big time hire and no problem recruiting 5 star kids dazzled with an NFL future. But I don't think we …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Rugger & 580, I agree with most of what you guys have said. No good in bashing Pelini for his on the field record or his strategy/philosophy. But his off the field record has been unacceptable. He should have been fired for his tirade during and after the Iowa game last …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    The good news is that Pelini teams usually play very well after losses or near losses to inferior foes so it bodes well vs NW. I think we blow them out of the water next week. Huskers will come out focused and ready to get the bad taste out of their …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    What was strange to me was punting after the 1st pick from the 30 yard line instead of going for the field goal. Figured it was too windy but the punt sailed over the endzone. It ended up being a 10 yard gain. A lot of poor performances.

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    PE It's easy to 2nd guess after the fact. If the 4th down attempt had succeeded all your calculations would go down the drain. It is what it is and Sherman's article has some truth. There was a lot of kool aid drinking last week. Huskers mindset is off. Didn't see …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Rugger Actually you said you thought MSU was the only team in the B1G that may be able to stop NU's run game. I added the 'west' because we don't have any more of the marquee 'east' teams left on our schedule. It was an interesting comment by JP when he …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Rugger You said MSU might be the only team in the B1G west that can shut down the Husker run game. Well I hope you are right but I suspect you are wrong. Since McNeese did it shouldn't we also expect IA, Minnie & Wisky to be able to do it? …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    Larr, I'm happy with everything about TA but his short passing game. He couldn't hit the broadside of a barn door last Sat night.

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    OSU That's what I'm afraid of. If accuracy is determined by genetics it becomes the coaches job to call plays TA can make. McNeese stopped the run but their DB's weren't good enough to stop the pass. I think we are in trouble and the guys behind TA will never catch …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominated On Both Sides of the Ball, Then Things Got Interesting
    My question is Will TA's accuracy improve as he matures or is this our lot for the next 2 years? He is a great QB in every facet but throwing accuracy. I think the 50/50 statement before the season meant we needed to be equally adept at both rushing and passing. …more »

  • RE: The Script for Victory
    Cap, I agree on Cook. He is an awesome QB and he has some excellent receivers. It will take a perfect game to beat them both in execution and strategy. I don't know anything about Beck except he is no longer meeting the media. Tired of the abuse I guess. He …more »

  • RE: Red October
    Watching a rerun of last years game with MSU last night on BTN one huge failing of the Huskers was stopping Langford. The Huskers might be better at stopping the run this year. But Cook was deadly through the air. He crumbled with pressure. Might have to blitz every passing down …more »

  • RE: The Script for Victory
    Respect has to be earned. We have no reason to gripe about the media because the Huskers have stunk it up for many years now. No consistency. One week up the next down. It's taken MSU a number of years to gain respect and they have it now. For them it …more »

  • RE: The Script for Victory
    Yeah -- the comments were pretty hilarious on that read. I doubt the players are near as confident as the fans. They know how close it was last year. They did have the Husker game circled last year because it was a team then that they had never beaten and made …more »

  • RE: Schedule Considerably Tougher Over Next Seven Weeks
    NU What are you going to do if NU belly flops in this game? If I was a betting man I'd say you will be ripping BOP and and his OC every which way possible. Mark my words. This team will have to earn my optimism the old fashioned way -- …more »

  • RE: Schedule Considerably Tougher Over Next Seven Weeks
    Kool aid drinking sure is hard to resist. Sip Sip

  • RE: Schedule Considerably Tougher Over Next Seven Weeks
    Rugger I'm with you in feeling the media should not be the ones deciding polls and rankings. Jay Foreman said on Big Red Wrapup last night that AA was generating quite the media buzz in his circles. He does some broadcasting for Comcast and said that a breakout game against MSU …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Illinois
    Ball, You're right TA has been a very effective rusher. The TA/AA combo is a handfull. And hopefully you are right about TA being better prepared.

  • RE: Schedule Considerably Tougher Over Next Seven Weeks
    OU Wise man to hold back. It's too early to crown them kings just yet. On defense the biggest difference over the past 3-4 years IMO is the interior D-line. They are stopping the run game much better. I thought the D played a pretty good game with the Illini. Not …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Illinois
    The numbers and names should have been white as a throw back to tradition and without any kind of border. Silver choice with border was just plain awful. We clearly saw in this game that Ameer is a lot better than either of the other backs. 22 carries was enough and …more »

  • RE: Abdullah On Pace for Historic Workload
    NU I liked Beck's approach with Miami in that he took what the defense gave. I think the Huskers need to be proficient in all aspects so they are able to take what the defense gives. Miami was afraid of the pass game so they kept the safeties back which allowed …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    OU Rancher can't give us access this Sat due to a Rodeo so now planning for Oct 4th. The steak house in Dodge was for sale when we were there in May -- can't find it now on Google. Maybe it's gone.

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    OU We'll probably spend Sat night in Dodge City. Good steak house there then I'll have to find somewhere that gets BTN so I can watch the game at 8.

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    OU MSU at 7pm -- this weekend I'll be in Barber Co, Ks on another hunt. Going to miss Ray's in Hutch because they close by 3.

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    OSU MSU's worst nightmare was Taylor Martinez. But he is gone. TM engineered come from behind wins for the Huskers. TM was a better passer than TA and to beat teams like MSU you will need to be able to throw accurately. So far this year the Husker O-line has been …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    OSU The Huskers best hope against MSU is the fact MSU's defense was built using the same architecture as NU's. In other words no one accounts for the QB so the best way to beat them is with a dual threat QB. Oregon forgot that for awhile and then remembered and …more »

  • RE: Abdullah On Pace for Historic Workload
    It is interesting to me that the Husker defense looked better against the run on Sat then it did against the pass. That's got to be a 1st under Pelini. In the B1G it's all about stopping the run so maybe there is hope.

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    OU Last year the Huskers had a positive turnover margin through the 1st 6 games. Then it fell apart so still too early in my opinion to say it's fixed. It will be interesting to see the 1st official rankings by the committee. Another month or so before it is out. …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Runs Over Miami
    OSU Other than UM the whole B1G did quite well. Bad when a favored son fails so badly. I'm thinking Hoke is history at the end of the season.

  • RE: The Miami We Know and Hate
    OU After the game the players said it felt like a rivalry game. None of them were old enough in Jan '95 to remember the pent up frustrations of Husker Nation when the Huskers finally triumphed over them in the last Orange Bowl meeting. So perhaps the angst of the older …more »

  • RE: The Miami We Know and Hate
    NU They also aren't used to playing in front of a sold out stadium. Aritcle here the other day points out that in front of 90 thousand fans on Sat will in the top 10 most fans a Miami team will have ever played. Did you notice last Sat how empty …more »

  • RE: The Miami We Know and Hate
    OU Seems like the Sooners lost a few games in Miami too -- maybe some leftover angst among our Sooner friends.

  • RE: The Bulldogs Are Who We Thought They Were
    Ball The befuddlement to me is that coach-speak explaining which I-back gets the ball has in recent years been -- "the one with the hot hand". So now we've had 2 games in a row where we couldn't accomplish clock eating sustained drives on the ground. FSU ran 87 plays on …more »

  • RE: The Bulldogs Are Who We Thought They Were
    So why did Newby come in after Cross for 2 series? AA wasn't even done yet.

  • RE: The Bulldogs Are Who We Thought They Were
    No -- after Cross got his 1 series Newby came in and fumbled it away and then was promptly given another series to "get him back on the horse". I'm not trying to promote Cross -- but he was obviously the best back Sat. Nothing good usually comes when you have …more »

  • RE: The Bulldogs Are Who We Thought They Were
    Looks like FSU took a page out of McNeese's defensive play book. So AA has 19 carries for 110 yards where 70-75 came on two plays. That means the other 17 carries only netted 30-40 yards. Not good. But the head scratcher to me is Cross. The kid is the only …more »

  • RE: Wait, Do I Even Get the CBS Sports Network?
    There is times Direct TV is a good deal.

  • RE: While You Were Sleeping - Nebraska Vs. Fresno State for East Coast Parents
    PE Momentum? -- this team reads the paper -- the fear is they will fall asleep for Miami.

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    580 No cats?? I live in the country -- I won't tell you what I do with cats.

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    bshrt & 580 Very good and if BO had acceptable sideline behaviour I could agree. In that area he has been completely unacceptable and needs to get that fixed. He doesn't need to be stoic TO -- just needs to control his temper and thus keep his face off the TV …more »

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    NU My post wasn't aimed to be a comparison between TO and BO. It was trying to compare Beck's critics to TO's critics. To my eyes, and remember I played rugby in highschool not football so what do I know, it didn't look like the 49% incompletions were Beck's fault. Now …more »

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    Admiral & NU My point was that TO received his share of complainers back in the 80's and then lived to have them change their minds or shut up. It wasn't clear to many people that he would ever rise to the level of his predecessor. If you guys are knowledgeable …more »

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    NU Is it better for Pelini to tell us he was out coached or for him to deny it and use coach speak 24/7? I for one don't mind him and Beck ocasionally telling (not after every game) us when they think they fell short. It brings some humility and humanity …more »

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    I'm thinking after McNeese's wake up call they practice hard this week and come out focussed and play a good game. But whether they can do it two weeks in a row and be up for Miami -- well that's anybodies guess.

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    NU The Huskers don't appear to have a running game either -- since when can an FCS foe can come into Lincoln and completely stop (limiting a brilliant running back to less than 60 yards on 17 carries) the Husker running game. Should we abandon the run because we couldn't run …more »

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    NU It does look the WCO has been completely exorcised out of the Husker play book. Meanwhile Watson is the OC at Texas. Does anyone out there have an explanation as to why TA isn't throwing very many short passes and the TE's only blocking.

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    NU The McNeese State D-line only got penetration in the 1st half on running plays and it looked to me like they completely keyed on the running back. That left open doors for the TA runs and the passing game. We found out what to do on the last play of …more »

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    I meant TA throwing not AA. Who knows maybe AA can throw. This is becoming a pattern with TA -- I wonder what Fyfe can do.

  • RE: Too Close Game with McNeese State Provides Heisman Moment
    It's pretty hard for the O-line to block when the opposing team has almost everyone in the box daring the QB to throw. Shame is our QB is not very accurate. After the interception he completely fell apart. The O-line did give AA plenty of time to throw in the 1st …more »

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    NU I loved the run game as much as anybody back in the 80's & 90's and I'm not a pass happy guy that wants a Mike Leach style offense because realistically each year we have 1-2 games in very cold windy conditions where a pass only team would be at …more »

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    NU I doubt Seattle ran it 70% of the time last night and they won. I think a passing game that is broader than play-action is wise. The Huskers in the '90's would have won with either Switzer's wish bone or Leache's pass happy attack because the defense won all those …more »

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    NU If we don't pass it more than 30% of the time my guess is that we will lose the ability to recruit the quality receivers we have recently secured. It's a moot point anyways because the coaches don't pay any attention to us. And your stats are meaningless because every …more »

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    NU As Jay Foreman says -- The Huskers have teams on their schedule that will be able to stop the Husker run game. If they don't pass they will lose to those teams. I for one don't wish to return to times when the Huskers had no passing game.

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    NU You can forget the 70% run. With the receiving weapons we have this year we need to pass it at least 40% of the time to win. The ability to pass opens up the run. And Armstrong never even threw one pass (that I remember) to a tightend last Sat. …more »

  • RE: Delayed Reaction: Huskers Shine in Opener
    It was a nice flashback to years gone by. I'm a little curious too as to why Cross didn't get more carries. But I loved it. Great game and exactly what it should have been - a place for youngsters to get experience and walkons to play.

  • RE: Week 1 Primer
    Direct TV did give me the SEC network. Sweet! I can easily handle another college football channel. I wonder how long I'll get it for free.

  • RE: Week 1 Primer
    Jrln Star said A&M vs SC was on SEC. If that's the case the nation won't be watching. I doubt Direct TV is giving me the SEC network.

  • RE: Florida Atlantic Could Be a Handful
    h And they all got to play their championship games down south somewhere in a bowl game. Bring them up here on Jan 1st and let us play them in our own stadium with 25 degree weather and we'll beat the crap out of them. How many times did the Huskers …more »

  • RE: Florida Atlantic Could Be a Handful
    The best way for the Huskers to put away any lingering bad vibes from last year would be to come out and beat the crap out of FAU. Just doing that could take the sour taste out of our mouths and give us something to be obtimistic about. B1G played the …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    OU In recent years Iowa has had the Wolverines number. Uncanny wins. Freaky -- like Tx over the Huskers.

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    OSU That's one of the head scratchers for me because freshman come in here all the time and light the place up against the Huskers but it seems like our guys fall to even the slightest pressure and can't figure the schemes out until they are 1/2 way through their senior …more »

  • RE: Braxton Miller Injury Changes Big Ten Race
    OSU It's a horrible loss. Hate to see it and at a key position it really hurts the team. Hopefully the young kid behind him grows up in the non-conference games. I always like to see backups get reps so when this happens they are ready but seems to be rare …more »

  • RE: Play of Front Four Trumps Losses on Defense
    T-Dogg Probably the fact it was in daylight.

  • RE: Coaches Rank Nebraska 22nd, That Might be Good Enough
    Shame -- but good thing we have some depth and time.

  • RE: Coaches Rank Nebraska 22nd, That Might be Good Enough
    The Lincoln Journal Star had an interesting article today revealing the contents of an interview with Beck. The thought the Husker coaching staff has come to is that things fell apart last year as the season progressed possibly because the offensive strategy became increasingly more complicated. As they opened the play …more »

  • RE: Coaches Rank Nebraska 22nd, That Might be Good Enough
    Ball I'm optimistic now but it's tempered with the unknown. In Oct I'll start to get excited if things are going good. By then we'll know how good of team we really have. And if things are already ugly - well I won't be bleeding too badly because I didn't set …more »

  • RE: Coaches Rank Nebraska 22nd, That Might be Good Enough
    I'll go with T-Doggs assessment. Pelini's teams have not been able to overcome the unexpected. Somewhere a key injury always seems to do in the Huskers. Maybe it doesn't happen this year. But until they can prove they are capable of pulling it out the onus is their backs. I'll wait …more »

  • RE: Pelini's Comments Give Pause
    In my opinion the most important talent a QB needs is to be able to read defenses and then make smart decisions. Until Stanton & Fyfe get on the field, while the game is still in contention, nobody knows how good they really are. We already know Armstrong struggles so I'd …more »

  • RE: If Nebraska is Boring, What is Northwestern Football?
    T Dogg The comparison was between Nebraska and Illinois. Not Nebraska and upstate NY. And like Admiral alluded too -- the fish you catch in Ne you can eat whereas the ones from NY are so poluted with mercury it's best to leave them in the rivers and lakes. BTW -- …more »

  • RE: If Nebraska is Boring, What is Northwestern Football?
    T Dogg If you get off I-80 you will discover Ne isn't flat. I guarantee that Ne has more hills than Il. Try hwy 2 from GI to Alliance some time. If you've never seen western Ne you won't know you are in Ne when you try it.

  • RE: If Nebraska is Boring, What is Northwestern Football?
    OU I drove through Hutch on a bug hunt back in May. Hunted just west of Medicine Lodge along hwy 160. Didn't find the bug so I'm going back in Sep. Now I'll have to get up an hour earlier so I'll have enough time to pick up the smoked beef …more »

  • RE: If Nebraska is Boring, What is Northwestern Football?
    OSU Never had to spend a night in a Kearney motel because that's where my inlaws live. I heard a horrow story of one in North Platte though. To really see Ne. you have to get off I-80. My favorite hwy (29) runs from Mitchell to Harrison. One can see pronghorn …more »

  • RE: If Nebraska is Boring, What is Northwestern Football?
    Ball Probably best to smoke outdoors

  • RE: If Nebraska is Boring, What is Northwestern Football?
    I suppose if you like big cities Illinois has some excitement but if you aren't Nebraska has a lot more to offer than Illinois. Illinois is 90% cornfields while Nebraska is probably only 30-40%. No wild wapiti or mtn goats in Il. And how about the largest area of sand dunes …more »

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    OU I agree

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    OU I do have to point out that there is a difference in the press between Ne. and Ok. The OKC press is completely cowed to Stoops. They are scared silly of him and thus they don't print the crap down there that the Omaha press prints on Pelini. I've seen …more »

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    If the 9-10 win seasons included a win or two each year over a marque team I think a lot of us would be happier. But no marque wins and one or two ugly losses each year leads to grumbling. And an out of control coach on the sideline doesn't help. …more »

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    larr The 100 million dollar question is -- when do you decide to cut your losses and fire your HC. HC's know the rules from the get go. Win or you are gone. High risk & high reward. I think the jury is still out on BOP.

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    larr I don't think the AD that fired Blake was the one that hired him. The one that fired Blake came from Mo. And when Blake was hired he was the popular choice. Almost like hiring Turner Gill. He was the kid that played for OU and was replacing their version …more »

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    OU I wonder if things in Norman would have turned around sooner if the OU fans had the fanaticism of NU fans. No doubt OU fans are fanatics but would you agree that NU fans are even more so? In days gone by the identity of 1/2 the people in the …more »

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    Jes There is a difference between Norman and Lincoln. Even in those bad Calli years when the stadium was 1/2 full it started out full and emptied out when the fans saw what was happening on the field. In Norman they probably do need to make things more comfortable because the …more »

  • RE: Is a Turnover Hangover the Biggest Threat to Prosperity in 2014?
    Here is where I am at -- I don't don't have a problem with people being upset over the current turnover margin. The Huskers have been terrible in recent years compared to their peers. That is a fact. Comparing recent stats to stats from 40 years ago to try and assuage …more »

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    OU We all knew you were talking about SD. Fact is I didn't even notice the SC. ha ha

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    Far more important than the streak is the eyeball test -- how full are the stands? Callie flunked. But the streak lives on even though 1/2 the stadium was empty.

  • RE: How Important is the Sellout Streak?
    I think the sellout streak is the most useless and bogus streak the Huskers have ever kept track of. It's a well known fact that certain donors have stepped up to save the streak on numerous occasions. To me the important streaks are earned on the field -- not by fans …more »

  • RE: Is a Turnover Hangover the Biggest Threat to Prosperity in 2014?
    dk, I'm just wondering if the 195 turnovers was normal for the time, below average or above. Do you have stats to try and figure that or is it impossible or too difficult? I wasn't living here at the time to know if people were complaining about it or not but …more »

  • RE: Is a Turnover Hangover the Biggest Threat to Prosperity in 2014?
    dk It would also be interesting to see where those 6 Osborne teams stacked up nationally. Was that above or below the nat'l average? Is the average turnover margin higher or lower today than 40 years ago - or are they the same?

  • RE: Early Lines Imply 9-3 Regular Season for Nebraska
    I'm thinking the first 5 games are must wins. If the game with Fresno State is close it will be viewed as a loss and if the Huskers then go on to lose to Miami there will be serious grumbling just like last year with Wy & UCLA. It would be …more »

  • RE: Another Reason to Loathe Urban Meyer
    Ha ha! Back in the day it was Barry Switzer but even him I had some respect for. I don't see the Huskers developing any kind of a rivalry with tOSU. Maybe UM if we'd stayed in the same division and most definitely PSU if the cross division rivalry had been …more »

  • RE: Another Reason to Loathe Urban Meyer
    I'm with WinOSU -- Silly reasons to loathe Meyers. It's making a mountain out of molehill.

  • RE: MaLLLLaise
    NU It does seem to me that in recent years expectations have been unrealistic. Last year might have helped bring them down to earth. Maybe this team actually has a chance to live up to them because we are now so used to 4 losses that that is now our expectation …more »

  • RE: MaLLLLaise
    If the press is negative entering the season concerning the Huskers it might work to our advantage because if we win they will notice and will say & write good things and if we lose no one will notice and nothing will be said or written. Much better to enter the …more »

  • RE: Wide Receiver Decommits
    I come here to read the comments and have a good laugh. Keep it up guys!

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    T Dogg Silence at this stage in the discussion on your part is brilliant. Because in the discussion on "slavery" and "traditional African culture" it is very difficult to miss the role of women. You do know that in a great many of these cultures women are regarded to be little …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    Ball, It's easy to get dragged into this stuff. Isn't it fun? I would be in the camp that doesn't believe humans evolved from monkeys and therefore have been civilized right from the very beginning. I would consider anyone calling any group of humans "uncivilized" to be a racist unless they …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    Dennis, Look at the Arabs -- the only thing that unites them is hatred of Israel and when they aren't fighting Israel they are busy fighting among themselves.

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    T Dogg, I have no clue what the difference is if there is one and I'm not going to spend the time to google them to try and find out. I'd say traditional (or most common) African culture is basic dictatorship by a chief with the cooperation of witch Dr. I …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    T Dogg It's obvious you don't have any knowledge concerning African culture. I believe that, under the skin, humans are all the same. Selfish and terminally independent. Africans were fighting each other at the same time Europeans were fighting themselves before either knew the other existed. And Europeans didn't even know …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    I'd have to agree with NU when he says "Attempting to ‘right the wrongs’ of your forefathers is honorable, however imperfect that effort may be going forward ... The past is the past. It achieves nothing by bitching about what was the fact". Not one racial group mentioned in this discussion …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    This was quite entertaining to read I have to admit. Excellent forum they have created for us here to speak our minds. Breath of fresh air listening to this instead of the politically correct speach we have to listen to in the real world. I love it!

  • RE: Tough Road to Big Ten Baseball Championship
    Come from behind in the bottom of the 9th to beat Ohio State. You have to love it!

  • RE: Why is Georgia Loved and Nebraska Dismissed?
    Ebb and flow of reputation. Back in the 80's the Huskers often started out highly ranked and now with a history of choking we have no reputation. It has to be earned. The media (and all humans) are biased. Pre-season polls are useless and meaningless anyways. Media fodder. Why pay any …more »

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    Dennis, If you are right the fact it was done in broad daylight probably helped his case. Better to be known as an innocent fool then a guilty genius I guess.

  • RE: Legal Troubles to Impact Big Ten Rosters
    larr Driving to graduation ceremonies last Saturday in Linc I saw the 'larr' personalized license plate on a car driving north on 10th street about 8:15 in the morning. Was that you? Belonged to a Larry I believe since his name was on a sticker on the car door.

  • RE: Is it Time to Take Iowa Seriously?
    One of my gripes is the unrealistic expectations that annually get heaped on this team. Seems like to be considered a 'real' fan you have to go on record saying at least a minimum of 11 wins. So huge numbers of people say nothing and everybody else says 11-12 wins to …more »

  • RE: Wide Receiver Commits to Nebraska
    Yes -- Illinois offers us a very good recruiting area. Large population and right now the State schools aren't that wonderful so we have a chance at their best. Awesome!

  • RE: Carl Pelini Returning to Nebraska
    His kids live here so this is the best place for him. His kids need him even if we don't.

  • RE: Will Bo Punish Florida Atlantic for Firing His Brother?
    Eric Have you ever played football? Are you old enough to have watched one of your boys play football and have the opponent "run up the score"? If you aren't worried about your opponents feelings you aren't much of a human being. In our area of SE Nebraska there is great …more »

  • RE: Will Bo Punish Florida Atlantic for Firing His Brother?
    larr Do you think Wisky intentionally "ran up the score" on the Huskers in the B1G championship game in 2012? I think it is still very much with us. Voters are always impressed with big scores.

  • RE: Will Bo Punish Florida Atlantic for Firing His Brother?
    Well in my mind, to Bo's credit, he has been honorable in the "running up the score" issue. There was times IMO he should have given the backup QB some reps earlier in games but other than QB he has subbed freely and quite a number of games he has knee'd …more »

  • RE: The Last Man Standing
    Yes 12 years of mediocrity has definitely lowered expectations in Huskerville. Now it's all about putting forth the best excuses for that mediocrity or trying to redefine mediocrity as excellence.

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    Johnny No doubt Callie scaled the walk-on program back. He didn't know it's value and coming from the NFL didn't know how to deal with so many kids. I just think it might be wrong to blame him for the other stuff. I just find it ironic that so many have …more »

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    Johnny Are you sure those calls were Callie's and not Pederson's? Are you sure that with TO's help those things couldn't have been revived with Callie still the HC? Was Callie the one dismantling all those things or was it Pederson?

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    dk Do you have a timeline? How about a timeline for Bo to start handling the press in a respectable manner? I'm genuinely curious. At some point even the most loyal fans turn. I have yet to find someone on here that didn't turn on Callahan. Somehow he crossed some line …more »

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    dk Are you kidding? We have 5 months to sit and speculate and this one is not going away. We will talk about this till August unless by the end of spring ball he is back to full time receiver. If I was a betting man I'd put my money on …more »

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    dk You need a cup of coffee

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    T-Dogg In my books the more snaps he is on the field the better. He has the body -- if he has the brain for QB -- I say more power to him.

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    Ball You have to wonder. If I remember upon his arrival he went straight to WR and never took any snaps under center.

  • RE: What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
    "Speculate" is the middle name of all of us and that's what we do from now till Aug. Happy "speculating" guys. Like I said yesterday -- very interesting for JT to be back practicing at QB when all of us thought we were sitting quite good (albeit inexperienced) at QB. Can …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Beats Wisconsin to All But Lock Up Tourney Bid
    Larr The paper said the coaches approached JT not the other way around. I'm not against it. I'm just sticking this in the faces of all the people who didn't think TM was a very good QB. Apparently he was good enough that the coaches didn't think we needed JT's abilities …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Beats Wisconsin to All But Lock Up Tourney Bid
    Johnny, Well since we didn't need JT while TM was here and now we do it stands to reason that his speed, elusiveness or something is missing in the other guys. Or does it mean we don't need him at WR? Must be some reason.

  • RE: Nebraska Beats Wisconsin to All But Lock Up Tourney Bid
    Lincoln Sunday paper indicated JT had been asked to play some QB this fall so he is back taking some snaps under center. Hmmm -- I thought we had enough QB's. Could this possibly mean none of the other guys are bringing to the table one of the elements TM had …more »

  • RE: Combine Invitations Highlight Player Development
    Exactly what I've been saying Steve. We don't need to wring our hands because we didn't get a bunch of 5 stars. Of late many of our highest ranked recuits have not turned out to be that wonderful while some of these guys that flew lower than the radar have excelled. …more »

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    T Dogg It's nice to have some depth at QB. May the best man win. I'd like to see one emerge as the clear consensus winner. And it's fine with me if he sets new records.

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    T Dogg Zach does look promising but I'm going to have to see him read defenses before I'm going to anoint him the next king. Going after him gives us an idea of what kind of QB they want and I like their direction. And I'm in the camp that wants …more »

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    The 3rd element combined with the other two is what makes it so difficult. Run, pass and be able read defenses under pressure.

  • RE: Kenny Bell's Final Season Could Make Him All-Time Best at NU
    Someday we'll land one of those superstars that can do both. You know the one we've been dreaming about since Turner Gill showed us what could happen if you could run.

  • RE: Should NU Be Less Balanced in 2014?
    Greg, Exactly right!

  • RE: Should NU Be Less Balanced in 2014?
    T Dogg Maybe Cross is the one that leaves because even dividing the run/pass to 70/30 is not going to provide enough touches for all these guys. If Taylor beats him out in the spring as the big back -- well he still has two years to play somewhere else. …more »

  • RE: Should NU Be Less Balanced in 2014?
    I'd sure like to see him get a chance.

  • RE: Should NU Be Less Balanced in 2014?
    Let's run it then and forget the pass.

  • RE: Should NU Be Less Balanced in 2014?
    UN 1/3 passing = 20 passing attempts per game assuming 60 snaps per game. My prediction if the Huskers reduce the passing to only once every 3 snaps is that the talent goes else where. Why should a top receiver or TE consider the Huskers if they are only going to …more »

  • RE: Should NU Be Less Balanced in 2014?
    Johnny, I love the option game but we need to be flexible enough to have a sophisticated passing game option out of it. That's what I am saying. I'm not saying we need to be balanced. I'm only saying we need to pass enough to be able to attract talent because …more »

  • RE: Should NU Be Less Balanced in 2014?
    I'm not against running the ball but over the past couple years we have been able to recuit some excellent receivers because we were willing to throw. I'm not talking about passing 50 times a game. In my opinion to win all the marbles in this day a team has to …more »

  • RE: Should NU Be Less Balanced in 2014?
    If you are going to win big games in November you are also going to have to pass the ball to top notch receivers and only passing the ball 15 times a game is going to stop top quality receivers from being interested in the program. The Huskers need a sophisticated …more »

  • RE: New Faces from the Recruiting Class of 2013
    Ball, Yes - Might be better for him to redshirt and get his head completely healed. My son had a couple bad concussions in high school ball. No wish to see him thrown in too early. But I'd like to see Stanton & Fife get a chance and I'd like to …more »

  • RE: New Faces from the Recruiting Class of 2013
    2013 was an awesome recruiting class. It's going to be fun to see these guys hit the field this fall. Hopefully a QB will step up and and deliver the goods.

  • RE: Nebraska's 2014 Recruiting Class Good Where It Counts
    T Dogg "I deer say, I’m not convinced you are koalified to make bear accusations as to our alleged irrelephants…" Hilarious! I'm not unhappy with this recruiting class. I trust Bo's (and staff) judgment far more than the recruiting "gurus" as I've discussed with you in the past. But I'm not …more »

  • RE: Nebraska's 2014 Recruiting Class Good Where It Counts
    30 years ago we expected to beat unranked teams from the "best" conferences. If they ended up close people grumbled. We expected to be competitive with everyone. We regularly played the best teams in the country.

  • RE: Nebraska's 2014 Recruiting Class Good Where It Counts
    Twauto I would generally agree but #1 Bama did beat the Huskers in '78. Today we get giddy when the Huskers beat an unranked UGA. We've fallen quite a ways despite a 9 win season.

  • RE: Nebraska's 2014 Recruiting Class Good Where It Counts
    Twauto Well let's see here '74 beat #18 Florida '77 beat #4 Bama When is the last time the Huskers beat a team that ended the season in the top 10? I don't know I'm asking.

  • RE: Nebraska's 2014 Recruiting Class Good Where It Counts
    What's sad Johnny is that back in the '70's (TO's 1st 6 years) the Huskers beat SEC teams like today's team beats MAC teams. Today the fact it's a big deal when the Huskers beat an SEC team is proof we are irrelevant on the nat'l landscape.

  • RE: Stewart Mandel Trolls NU Fans Again
    dk The poor we will always have with us. Let them complain. I was one of the ones in '79 that thought the complainers were ridiculous. Time will tell.

  • RE: Stewart Mandel Trolls NU Fans Again
    dk The schedule speaks for itself. Go back and look at the non-conference teams TO beat. It's quite impressive. I agree it's apples to oranges -- but TO beat Bama twice in his first 6 years. Bama was ranked 4th in the 1st game and #1 in the 2nd. It was …more »

  • RE: Stewart Mandel Trolls NU Fans Again
    Alright here it is '73-'78. In TO's first six years they played no high school teams. Every game was against a team from a major conference with the exception of Hawaii one year. TO won 4 of his first 6 bowl games. The losses were to a 7th ranked Arizona State …more »

  • RE: A Husker's Life
    Thanks Steve for a heart warming article. Sorry for your loss!

  • RE: Stewart Mandel Trolls NU Fans Again
    Ball, What about the blue bloods the Huskers played before the conference schedule? Was TO getting the upper hand in those contests or was he failing there? Course in those days I believe there was only 3 non-conference games not the 4 they have now. They still tried to play one …more »

  • RE: Stewart Mandel Trolls NU Fans Again
    I think one of the things that sticks in the dissident's craws is the win/loss record against non-conference powers. We usually have 1 supposedly bona fide (blue blood) team to play before the conference schedule begins. During Bo's tenure the Huskers have lost 4 of the 6 of those contests. Add …more »

  • RE: Kain Colter Out to Ruin College Football
    One thing that needs to be changed for sure is the ability for kids to go straight to the NFL from highschool without having to go to college. Not everyone is cut out for college. Why should they have to go to college before they can play in the NFL or …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Lose Defensive Tackle, Add Defensive Back
    T Dogg Those are all excellent reasons why you are better off here than there and why playing the victim card is hollow.

  • RE: Nebraska Lose Defensive Tackle, Add Defensive Back
    T Dogg What I don't have sympathy for is people playing the victim card regardless of their race. Horrible things happened -- they have to every race at some point in history -- you have to rise above it. Playing that card and dwelling on the injustices of the past will …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Lose Defensive Tackle, Add Defensive Back
    T Dogg I suggest you make a trip to west Africa sometime so you can see the difference in opportunity between here and there.

  • RE: Nebraska Lose Defensive Tackle, Add Defensive Back
    T Dogg Remember I lived 18 years in Africa so I have a hard time working up much sympathy for black Americans playing the victim card. Sure things were tough and unfair but that's been true for humans every where on this planet from the beginning of time. My ancestors fled …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Lose Defensive Tackle, Add Defensive Back
    T Dogg Fascinating study but the fear of being called 'racist' would stop it from ever happening out in the real world but that shouldn't stop us from speculating here in relative anonymity. Your theory that the slavers picked through the people being collected for the biggest, healthest & strongest makes …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Lose Defensive Tackle, Add Defensive Back
    I could have used bigger 'springs' in high school for high jumping. Ha ha! Fast forward about 1000 years, if the end hasn't come by then, and I bet with the serious mixing of our world that 'race' will almost be a discussion of the history books. Level the playing field. …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Lose Defensive Tackle, Add Defensive Back
    T Dogg It would take a comprehensive study to figure out whether the 'mixing' has helped athletically or whether it's only helped for other health related things like the immune system, etc. It is common knowledge more genes is better.

  • RE: Nebraska Lose Defensive Tackle, Add Defensive Back
    T Dogg I like your comparison between the teams with the top ranked (DT) recruiting classes with the teams with top ranked on field performance. There does seem to be a relationship between the two but there is something else that should be considered in my opinion. In order to have …more »

  • RE: Charlton Warren Looks Like a Home Run Hire
    Yes I think it will be awhile before we can decide whether he is a good hire -- unless he pulls in some big time recruits in the next couple weeks. Course just because they are big time recruits doesn't actually mean they really are (just that someone thinks they are) …more »

  • RE: Early Departures for NFL Could Change Outlook for 2014
    And Frazier is gone

  • RE: Early Departures for NFL Could Change Outlook for 2014
    I don't know -- but IMO with the talent the Huskers have at RB sitting in the wings I'm not overly concerned if Ameer heads off to the pros. If he doesn't don't we run the risk of some if it transferring away?

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    Don't even bring up Brazil -- genes are probably more mixed up there that anywhere else on earth. I think in Brazil you can have two white people marry and have a black kid and vice versa. In one sense it's really cool.

  • RE: Huskers Creep Into Coaches' Poll, Left Out of AP
    T Dogg Do you think it is a hopeless case if we are unable to ever secure a Top 10 ranked class? If we can't then we have to depend on superior coaching and over the top effort from the kids.

  • RE: Loss of Terry Joseph Will Not Be Crippling
    I heard on Big Red Wrapup last night there is a good chance the Huskers get Marvin Sanders back. That would be sweet.

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    T Dogg I don't disagree with the crux of your argument but there is anomalies to every rule.

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    T Dogg Most of the time it only takes a glance to determine whether a black man is African or American once you've been to Africa. Africans most of the time are easy to spot here in America. Noticeable differences. Almost like the difference between Hispanics and Europeans. Not always the …more »

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    T Dogg It's just a theory that will never be tested and most likely best not to test because it could lead in the wrong direction. Knowing humans it would go in the wrong direction.

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    T Dogg Now a couple hundred years later those big strong ones they picked out have gotten all mixed up with white people and you have these wonderful athletes.

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    T Dogg I really don't care about the race of Husker players but one thing you need to know is that I lived in Africa for 18 years and I've seen real black people. These superior athletes you speak of have a lot of white genes in them. Genetically it's a …more »

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    When the system started there was very few black atheletes. I have a difficult time believing it started using race as the motivation. The elephant is big money in amature athletics -- are you going to use the race card to try and fix it?

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    PJ I've never met Petey so have no idea if he is a racist but your comments strike me as being racist because your assumption that he picked those states because there was few blacks in them. How is that not a slanted view of him? When I read his commentary …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    OSU Ha ha! I'm with you but I doubt many Michigan fans feel the same way you do. tOSU has been getting the upper hand now for over 10 years and the angst on their side of the fence has been smoldering and only getting hotter in the same way Huskers …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    OSU I see quite a bit of animosty between other B1G teams because there has been many years for it to grow just like there was for NU in the Big 8 with CU/Mizzou/K-State. But I usually pulled for them in bowl games except OU. Ha ha! It's like tOSU and …more »

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    Saban's face is boring compared to Pelini's. Pelini's is one in billion.

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    OU7 That was an awesome game! Henry reminded me of Dupris. Forget the 800 yards and remember the disbelief on those Bama faces. Sweet! Too bad Musberger wasn't there to eat dirt. Actually I liked it that he wasn't. Earlier I was thinking I'd pull for Mizzou but now I've switched …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    14 point lead for OU at the half -- I'm loving it!

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    OU7 I don't think you are going to need any new freshman phenom for next year at QB. I'm loving this 31-17 at the half. I hope the 2nd half goes as well as the 1st. We might get ESPN to lay off on the SEC for next year especially if …more »

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    Petey You're right on. I think we need to secede and form a new country.

  • RE: Ingredients are There for Mark Dantonio to Texas
    I think Dantonio is an excellent coach and easily worthy of Texas interest. He proved it yesterday by winning a Rose Bowl title. Hopefully MSU can hold on to him should Texas come knocking.

  • RE: Nebraska Gets Ninth Win Versus Georgia
    OSU I'm with you. Loved every minute of MSU's triumph over Stanford. I'm pulling hard for the B1G teams most likely because we haven't been here long enough to have built up any animosity. Hasn't always been this way. Back in the day I was for NU and every team playing …more »

  • RE: Focus on Recruiting as Five Weeks Remain Until Signing Day
    We wouldn't have lost to Minni with those guys Petey.

  • RE: Did Mack Brown Kill NU Football?
    T-Dogg Agreed on every point -- I never ragged on T-Mart.

  • RE: Did Mack Brown Kill NU Football?
    As I was watching I found myself wondering how good the Huskers could be with a QB like Mariota at the helm. That guy is a game changer. Big, fast and smart. Wow!

  • RE: Would Bill O'Brien's Departure Cripple Penn State?
    NU One of our Branch Managers went to PSU on a gymnastics scholarship back in the '90's. He did some caving in his spare time. He liked it there but did transfer back here to NU after a year or two when he got the opportunity. We have a kid living …more »

  • RE: Is Gurley the Best Back Nebraska's Seen Yet?
    Last year their QB threw some incredible passes and their receivers made some incredible catches. He was red hot -- hopefully that doesn't happen this time around.

  • RE: Is Gurley the Best Back Nebraska's Seen Yet?
    I think he spells trouble. Hopefully the Huskers figure out some way to stop him.

  • RE: Early Signing for Jucos Locks in Two for NU
    T-Dogg My point concerning genetics wasn't about race it was about the advantages many southern areas enjoy with better facilities, more coaching and tons of competition that can give them an advantage and more media coverage that translates into more stars. What I'm saying is the south has no corner on …more »

  • RE: Early Signing for Jucos Locks in Two for NU
    T-Dog Sure there is some great 5 star kids out there and it's great to try and recruit them but I think don't think we should get all depressed if don't get them. Sorry if I don't make sense to you. We've had some pretty fast white guys at NU like …more »

  • RE: Early Signing for Jucos Locks in Two for NU
    I agree with larr's contention that we can be fine with 3-4 star guys. There is not many 5 star kids and often they come with a lot of baggage. The ranking system is good for kids that develop early but can completely fail for late bloomers. Identifying those kids that …more »

  • RE: The Gator Bowl as a Springboard
    OU7 I'm hoping they acquit themselves well against Bama. Saban does such an incredible job getting his kids ready for bowl games. That would be a sweet win for the Sooners if they could pull it off.

  • RE: The Gator Bowl as a Springboard
    OU7 How is the recruiting going in Norman? Have the Sooners been able to lure anyone away from Austin?

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY I've found in life that when you share personal information (like where you've been) with people they tend to open up and become personal with you. Doors are broken down and relationships formed. That's how we do it out here.

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    Red Yup do have a birth certificate, never been to Hawaii but did have two years of highschool in Kenya along with one in Nebraska. I know of one guy who was born in Kenya and not Hawaii and has never shown any of us a birth certificate. Ha ha! I …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY Please educate me on what it means to be "from" somewhere? I was born in Sioux City, Ia to a mother that grew up in Nebraska but whose parents moved to Ia. during the depression. They moved back to Nebraska in 1959. My Canadian friends decry the lack of nationalism …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY Since you've been on here I think I've read almost every thing you've written and try to keep that information in my mind every time I address you. A few comments before I told you that my Dad was from Toronto I told you that my ancestors (obviously my Mom's) …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY You certainly don't make any sense.

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY My Dad is from Toronto so I've had my foot in quite a few places. One of the big differences today between Canada and the US is nationalism. We have it and they don't. A lot of Americans are still proud of their country (even though our country has blown …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY Your distain for our state is evident.

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    Dennis I'm fortunale in living inside the BTN area and having ESPN available on my TV. I lived in Ok in the early '90s when the Huskers briefly slipped into obscurity. The Huskers haven't really been relevant since 62-36. It's time we got back.

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY You come across just as obnoxiosly as the guys you are bashing. Why should I think you are any different? Since you showed up on here a week or two ago I've heard nothing but venom come out of your month. Bo Pelini is an embarrassment to this state. You …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    NY That's a lot of baloney. I've never posted hate and venom, I don't gnash my teeth or cry like a baby, I've never said anything about him that is worse than what he has said to officials or the press. I have said that he doesn't adequately represent Nebraska football …more »

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    Reading down through all these comments it sounds like the majority thinks the bowl game is going to be walk in the park. That is sweet!

  • RE: Nebraska and Georgia Stats Comparison
    Unfortunately even near the end and at the end of the season teams were able to run the ball successfully on the Huskers. Run defense stunk all year long with the exception of the UM game. It's reasonable for me to assume that GA will look at all the film and …more »

  • RE: Will a Healthier 2014 Spell More Victories for NU?
    Thanks for the article Steve -- I was wondering about next years schedule. Great timing!

  • RE: Will Bo's Boys Bounce Back Against Bulldogs in the Bowl?
    NY No doubt some fans, just like some of the press, are un-civil to coaches and players. Some go way over the line like some fans in Lincoln did to Cosgrove's kids which I considered unconscionable. But in no way shape or form can I respect a head coach that descends …more »

  • RE: Will Bo's Boys Bounce Back Against Bulldogs in the Bowl?
    Ballfield If Bo learns to control his emotions and becomes half way civil with the press & fans and brings nat'l respect back to the program I'll get back on board. He doesn't even have to win a championship - he just needs to be competitive and begin to act like …more »

  • RE: Will Bo's Boys Bounce Back Against Bulldogs in the Bowl?
    Ballfield I'll rephrase the question. Where would you stand on Bo if we have 6 more years of 9-4 or 8-5 seasons with 1-2 embarrassing losses each year? I'd even let you throw in one 10-3 season for good measure. For 2013 I'd say the embarrassing losses were to UCLA and …more »

  • RE: Will Bo's Boys Bounce Back Against Bulldogs in the Bowl?
    dk I think the fear for some of us is that we have 6 more 9-4 or 8-5 seasons with 1-2 defensive meltdowns each year where the opponent scores 60+ points. Where would you stand on Bo if we had 6 more 9-4 seasons? Would you be happy with that as …more »

  • RE: Pac-12, SEC Get Best Bowl Draws Based on Odds
    Larr Mack has always been a gentleman -- from day 1 -- probably why he has been able to hold onto his job for so long. Maybe a little too nice at times. You have to understand though that a lot of the media are basically junk yard dogs. Guys that …more »

  • RE: Pac-12, SEC Get Best Bowl Draws Based on Odds
    NY You are free to believe what you want. I happen to believe that Bo is very unskilled at dealing with the media and it's ended up hurting him. I don't believe the media dislikes him because he stands up to them -- it's because he barks at them like he …more »

  • RE: Pac-12, SEC Get Best Bowl Draws Based on Odds
    NY I think the media's bias against Bo is partly because Bo has at times treated the media so badly. No doubt the media asks a lot of dumb questions and needlessly speculates negatively but the HC still needs to respond politely with style -- like Mack Brown does.

  • RE: Another Day, Another Defensive Line Commitment
    The WMD's got shipped from Iraq to Sudan. I have an eye witness. Press covered it up.

  • RE: Georgia Opens As a Nine-Point Favorite in the Gator Bowl
    reason Let's wait and see what percentage of the fans are yelling for UGA vs for the Huskers before we decide whose home game it is. Playing at K-State used to be a home game for the Huskers because there was more Huskers in the stands than K-State fans. So do …more »

  • RE: Another Day, Another Defensive Line Commitment
    Johnny I agree with Petey on sideline behavior. Officiating as we all know is very subjective. Much as the zebras try to be neutral they are still human beings and continually being berated and yelled at by a coach must be very tiring. You yourself have pointed out the poor officiating …more »

  • RE: Another Day, Another Defensive Line Commitment
    Johnny There is also the case of the conservative 'right' that doesn't condone emotional outbreaks. The logical 'right' holds their emotions under control. Your analygy of this being an attack from the 'left' doesn't hold water.

  • RE: Another Day, Another Defensive Line Commitment
    Johnny Are you only addressing the idiots complaining about not getting the chance to play K-State or all the idiots? The ones lacking the ability to think logically? I don't think the Bo-Leavers are any different genetically than the Bo-Keepers. Probably all level headed people. Most of us Bo-Leavers don't hate …more »

  • RE: The Gator Bowl is a Better Deal
    We should have given Callahan more time too

  • RE: The Gator Bowl is a Better Deal
    OU7 I remember that. I heard Bama is dangling 7 mill in front of him now to try and keep him. I thought of a new one today for the "what if" crowd. What if TO had left for CU in '78 and NU had hired Schnelly to replace him. With …more »

  • RE: The Gator Bowl is a Better Deal
    OU7 Brown wouldn't know what to do up here. He's been spoiled with 5 star recruits he could drive to visit in a convertible.

  • RE: The Gator Bowl is a Better Deal
    OU7 My Texas guy, you know the guy that stuck the horns on Bosworth's Vette, he just mentioned in an e-mail that Mack would be gone within the week. Most likely Thursday when he meets with the new AD. I waiting now to hear whether he has heard anything about Saban. …more »

  • RE: Huskers Lose Lowest-Rated Recruit, Add Four-Star
    The recruiting isn't the problem -- it's devising and executing schemes that make them successful.

  • RE: Georgia Opens As a Nine-Point Favorite in the Gator Bowl
    We'll never really know which conferences are the best because there isn't enough cross conference games in neutral sites for statistical analysis to be valid. Like the Husker game with UGA. That's a home game for them. The fact is the B1G has had an abysmal record in bowl games. Until …more »

  • RE: The Gator Bowl is a Better Deal
    dk I didn't find this site until Huskerpedia blew up -- then it took me a couple years before I got irritated by a Bo-leaver or a T-Mart hater and voiced my opinion. Now I take a look see every day. Sometimes there is great comedy sometimes not - but always …more »

  • RE: The Gator Bowl is a Better Deal
    dk "Why are there so many crazy and wacky comments on BigRedNetwork? I don’t see anything like it on any other Husker website". Because we are a vibrant community of regulars, occasionals & visitors. This is where the real action is so no point in going elsewhere.

  • RE: Bill Callahan Having Success in Dallas
    I have very fond memories of the '82 OU vs NU game in Linc. It was the 1st game I witnessed in person. It was less than a month before I got married and the condition on our going was that we finished corn harvest in Dalhart, Tx. We did and …more »

  • RE: Bill Callahan Having Success in Dallas
    NY We must run in completely different circles because I don't brush into the kind of fans you are talking about. There was a day I excused Pelini's behavior and defended him vigorously - I wore out - remember I run in a genteel crowd. Unfortunately for Pelini there was a …more »

  • RE: Bill Callahan Having Success in Dallas
    NY I'm trying to remove the word 'if' from my vocabulary regarding NU football. The reality is that recently NU has been one of the most turnover prone teams in college football. Nobody knows why. I have a hard time believing there is something amiss in the DNA of all the …more »

  • RE: Bill Callahan Having Success in Dallas
    NY No I won't use GA injuries as an excuse if the Huskers win. I find it strange that you bash some of us for being pessimistic and then you come out and say and I quote "I hope that turnovers aren’t an issue in this game, but it is hard …more »

  • RE: Bill Callahan Having Success in Dallas
    NY If the Huskers lose will you use injuries as an excuse?

  • RE: Bill Callahan Having Success in Dallas
    NY You paint with a pretty broad brush.

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    Johnny I went on record saying the UM win earned Bo at least another year. But I wasn't happy with his sideline performance at the IA game. Read the article below. Brian expresses where I am at quite well. Respect is worth more than wins to me. http://forum.huskermax.com/vbbs/content.php?581-Bolieve-it-or-not

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    Johnny Correction -- '90's. That's where the standard was set. Problem is that a lot of folks are content with '70's & '80's standards. Bo is achieving '70's & '80's standards. Not sure Bo is going to get us to '90's standards (unless he makes some changes which it appears he …more »

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    Fanky Any chance you can get stats on TO's record against teams with winning records from '73 to '93? People always compare BO's record to TO's but I bet a lot of his wins were against teams with losing records too.

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    OU7 Bill Doleman is currently an anchor for Comcast SportsNet Houston. Check his Wiki info to see where he has been. You've probably heard him on the radio. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Doleman

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    I believe McKewon mentioned the other day that since NU has the best weight room in the B1G it's time for some results. When two different people from the press point out basically the same thing one has to wonder. They were also fingering the weight room as a possible explanation …more »

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    Bill Doleman stirred the pot yesterday as a guest on a local radio station when asked about his take on the current state of affairs with Husker football. He said Pelini needed to set aside some of his loyalty and take a close look at the weight program. He noticed the …more »

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    If MSU knocks of OSU this weekend we'll get FSU vs AU. I think FSU has a legitimate chance to dethrone the Tide.

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    The card pointing to the players loyalty as a reason is overused -- remember how the players felt when Callahan was fired. The players are always going to feel hurt except in the case of monsters like Mangino.

  • RE: Curious USC Hire Highlights Perils of Coaching Searches
    Johnny You'd rather pump oil to make your plastic tree than grow a real one that recycles CO2??? I heard a good one the other day describing Dems & Repubs -- Left liberals and Right liberals.

  • RE: Recruiting Picks Up in Wake of Eichorst Statement
    OU7 NU left the Big 12 because the Big 12 was unstable with Mizzou openly talking about leaving and CU actually leaving. And NU had an offer from the B1G. The B1G has more fans and more money than what is available in the old Big 12 footprint. I have a …more »

  • RE: Recruiting Picks Up in Wake of Eichorst Statement
    I don't put TO on quite the pedestal that many do. He is just a man. If you look around though on any given Saturday there is plenty of highly competitive coaches holding their emotions under control.

  • RE: Recruiting Picks Up in Wake of Eichorst Statement
    I think the guy that held that tape was a coward but all Pelini had to do last Friday was get the kids to play hard and keep his nose clean. Players played hard and he lost it. I can't reconcile his behaviour with what I think a coach at NU …more »

  • RE: Recruiting Picks Up in Wake of Eichorst Statement
    Rumor I heard today from a UNL insider is that SE & HP wanted to fire Pelini but TO didn't and went the regents to fight for his life. Political battle going on right now.

  • RE: Eichorst Statement Should Settle Some Concerns
    T Dogg I gave him the benefit of the doubt for 5 years even defending him vigorously on here as recently as last summer but Friday was a new low. When the whole world was watching he couldn't control himself. If I went off on a customer or vendor at our …more »

  • RE: Eichorst Statement Should Settle Some Concerns
    If they don't make some changes things will be exactly the same next year. Strength next year will be front 7 on D. But the offense appears to be in shambles. They are going to have to figure out what is causing all the turnovers. If they don't the fans are …more »

  • RE: Eichorst Statement Should Settle Some Concerns
    I hope they don't give Bo a new contract extension next Aug. They need to let this one wind down for a couple years before they think a about a new one. I came out and said on Wed that the Iowa game didn't matter. I couldn't possibly foresee Bo making …more »

  • RE: Eichorst Statement Should Settle Some Concerns
    Thank goodness he made the statement today. It needed to be done quickly to settle things down.

  • RE: Bo Should Stay (No Matter What Happens Today)
    Well the season was built up as the 2nd coming of the Scoring Explosion where the offense would carry the defense and ends up being the Scoring Implosion with the defense trying to carry a mistake prone offense. If Bo's future is hanging in the balance he did himself no favors …more »

  • RE: Bo Should Stay (No Matter What Happens Today)
    Bo shoots himself in the foot on nat'l TV. He disses the press for being negative and then treats them like dirt. It's embarrassing!

  • RE: Bo Should Stay (No Matter What Happens Today)
    Another ugly loss will not help Pelini's case. So much for dreaming.

  • RE: Bo Should Stay (No Matter What Happens Today)
    OU7 Hopefully you see the OU wins over NU in '00's in the reverse light. Ha ha! For me the NU vs OU rivalry from when I started watching in '76 till the very early '90's was unparalleled. Wish it could have been maintained by the Big 12.

  • RE: Bo Should Stay (No Matter What Happens Today)
    Next year -- same dilemma

  • RE: Bo Should Stay (No Matter What Happens Today)
    OU7 It's true that UM & PSU are not very good teams -- but at the end of the day they are still UM & PSU -- two storied programs that NU beat in their own stadiums. Much has been made of NU's poor recruiting (because no 5 stars) but NU …more »

  • RE: Bo Should Stay (No Matter What Happens Today)
    I agree - Skeleton sums it up nicely. I think the win in Ann Arbor was the important one and should give him another year. Like Steve says it's not the wins vs losses for me but rather it's the ugly wins & losses with the seeming bent to mold the …more »

  • RE: Can Turnovers Change the Outcome on Friday
    Tom What changed mid season? First 4-5 games the Husker D got interceptions and then they stopped. If the D could get some turnovers the ratio wouldn't be so bad. Part of it is a sympton of playing man defense but what changed -- they were playing the same defense at …more »

  • RE: Saluting the Seniors
    NU Realist I hope you are right on the Ia game. I too am disappointed with Bo's lack of play time for backup QB's before this season. I see the QB job wide open for next year -- even the incoming freshman have a fair shot. I hope that going forward …more »

  • RE: Farewell to Rojo
    Back in those days I was Huskerpedia regular but I seldom went to the boards or posted anything so I don't believe I've run across his name before. I've also been a serious Kool aid drinker for many years. This is the 1st year my faith has wavered.

  • RE: Saluting the Seniors
    My youngest is graduating from UNL this year. I'm not too confident about a win this Friday. Shades of Minni I'm afraid. Looks like the weather will be better than last year or last Sat. I'd just like to see a complete game without any sloppiness. A game where all the …more »

  • RE: Saluting the Seniors
    Yes -- hats off to the seniors and I too enjoyed Taylor's play and will miss him. Thanks guys for many entertaining moments.

  • RE: Battered Nebraska a Three Point Favorite Hosting Iowa
    Johnny I'm going to get to be home this Fri to watch the game on my own TV for the 1st time in a month. Might get to be home Sat too. Life is good!

  • RE: Battered Nebraska a Three Point Favorite Hosting Iowa
    OU7 At this point I'm interested in a bowl game that the Huskers can win so not sure I'd be happy with an OU vs NU game. But the match is intriguing. A bad OU team vs a bad NU team. In the absence of anything interesting on TV yesterday afternoon …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    WTF Objectivity is a virtue to be treasured. Perhaps the comparison between Callahan and Bo is too easy. My interest here is in the 'changing of ones mind'. I'll wager that all of the 'Bo must go' crowd was once very 'pro Bo' but somewhere along the way the light at …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    Yes that is true and someday the powers that be might have to get rid of Bo and company if he doesn't turn this program around. Right now we are an embarrassment.

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    larr Other than the inept defense how do you know it was Callahan that did all that and not Pederson? Are you sure you aren't blaming Callahan for Pedersons sins? '07 was the 1st year of a new defensive stategy -- why pull the plug after one year? It should have …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    larr Were you saying the same thing about Bill Callahan? Did you support him to the very end for the benefit of the recruits? If not what made you change your mind then? What is the difference? I'd like to know. Why was it alright to call for Callahan's departure in …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    larr On BigRedWrapup a couple weeks ago they interviewed live the kid that just committed from the east coast somewhere. Kevin Kugler asked him the question -- Why NU when other coaches show you the A&M tape of Pelini & TM from a few years back? The kid said -- they …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Overcomes Home Cooking to Beat Penn State in OT
    Larr Dismissing us by saying we look at life with a negative attitude is ridiculous. We are simply tired of mediocrity. We are tired of being irrelevent and we are tired of the same old problems year in and year out. If you read Sip's column this morning he laid into …more »

  • RE: Would 10-3 Be Progress for Nebraska?
    NODAK Well done! Nice comparison. Do you want to do the stats for Frost & Crouch too so we can see their rushing to passing %? The comparison is good but just like measuring mpg in your car there is other factors like what % of the time they were behind …more »

  • RE: Keys to State College Battle
    For TA they definitely need to modify the play calling. What I'm saying is that because we have excellent receivers we are getting 6 yrds on 1st down. If we didn't have the threat of a pass those 6 yrds would go away.

  • RE: Keys to State College Battle
    T Dogg In the good old days the Huskers rushed 80-90% of the time and it was impossible to recruit a QB that could pass or any top tier receivers. Recently we have been able to recruit some really good receivers (the best we've ever had) because we promised them we …more »

  • RE: Would 10-3 Be Progress for Nebraska?
    Steve Your Wins & Losses paragraph supports my contention that human polls are suspect. We are very influenced by bad losses. It was a mistake to handicap the computer polls in the BCS formula.

  • RE: Keys to State College Battle
    Johnny That sounds like a line in the sand to me. Am I hearing you correctly that if the situation hasn't changed in 2 years (5 years in the B1G means seniors were recruited for the B1G) you will be willing to change your mind? In my mind your argument that …more »

  • RE: Was Firing Frank Solich a Mistake?
    Back to the question -- should Solich have been fired? After reading all these comments it appears the answer is still murky. That's disturbing. When CU destroyed the Husker defense in route to a 62-36 win in 2001 it was a shock to Husker Nation and the world. The way it …more »

  • RE: Was Firing Frank Solich a Mistake?
    Rob10 The Huskers have the speed and talent on defense. It's not a talent problem. The problem is the scheme is designed to stop passing teams and requires monsters on the inside interior line like Suh in order to work. It doesn't work against teams with dual threat QB's with strong …more »

  • RE: Was Firing Frank Solich a Mistake?
    WTF Did you see Cam Newton get those big runs last night on the NE defense? Shades of UCLA and the Husker defense.

  • RE: Was Firing Frank Solich a Mistake?
    WTF Langford got 151 yards from 32 attempts with a long of 37 yards while Abdullah got 123 yards from 22 attempts with a long of 29 yards so Yes I would say Langford shredded the Husker defense. I didn't notice it either because I was so distraught by the TO's …more »

  • RE: Was Firing Frank Solich a Mistake?
    I was watching BTN last night. The Huskers are irrelevant in the conference. SI's preseason rankings, that all the Kool aid drinkers scoffed at, was that NU was irrelevant. Now the ultimate ignominy -- we are irrelevant in an irrelevant conference. 3-4 years ago we landed some top rated O-linemen and …more »

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    Most of the time I'm not concerned about bowl game wins as long as the team acquits themselves in an honorable fashion. That's because in my life time seldom have the Huskers drawn a fair opponent. All those losses to Florida teams in their own stadiums in 80 degree weather when …more »

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    Johnny Will your mind change at all if the Huskers lose the next two? I'm thinking they will win at least one of the next two but probably not both. Everyone has to have some kind of a line in the sand where when crossed they pull their support. I think …more »

  • RE: Nebraska an Underdog Heading to Penn State
    It helped tOSU when MSU beat NU. If they blow out MSU it will help their case.

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    Johnny Read this. What do you think of McKewon's analysis? http://www.omaha.com/article/20131117/HUSKERS/131118762/

  • RE: Nebraska's Fumbles Away Conference Title Hopes to Michigan State
    OU7 Nothing is clear that is for sure. I sure didn't see that there was going to be that much scoring. Take away the 5 turnovers and it would most likely have been a win. Either MSU was way overrated or the Husker O-line played a brilliant game and over their …more »

  • RE: Receiver Play Key to Beating Michigan State
    Johnny I will discuss faith with you at a later date -- I have to leave now for the task at hand getting my in-laws junk moved & sorted. I am a man of faith so hang on.

  • RE: Receiver Play Key to Beating Michigan State
    Rugger You're right -- young QB's didn't throw the picks to Minni -- it was to NW. BTW -- rugby was my highschool's #1 sport followed by soccer and then B-ball. I only played 1 year of highschool rugby because I transferred in for 11th grade and the other guys had …more »

  • RE: Receiver Play Key to Beating Michigan State
    OU7 UM is hard to figure. They blew out Minni but imploded after that. The Husker defense definitely struggles mentally with teams that can run on them and the offense and defense feed off each other so if one struggles the other struggles. Tomorrow the Husker offense is going to struggle. …more »

  • RE: Receiver Play Key to Beating Michigan State
    Yeah -- I don't think the MSU game is in the equation unless we get blown out. I think the UM win gave Pelini life for another year. But if the Huskers lose badly tomorrow and to PSU & IA -- he might be in trouble. But I think they will …more »

  • RE: Receiver Play Key to Beating Michigan State
    Johnny Faith in what? Misplaced faith leads to the gnashing of teeth one sees on this board after losses. Teams of yore earned respect and ones faith. This one hasn't yet. Faith is good but it has to based on something solid. I don't have any faith in faith if you …more »

  • RE: Stopping the Michigan State Offense
    OU7 Well the last 2 weeks I've was moving my in-laws out of their house of 50 years to a new condo in Kearney and actually had to listen to the UM game on the radio. I'm supposed to be back out there this Sat getting stuff ready for the auction …more »

  • RE: Stopping the Michigan State Offense
    OU7 I have no idea why Pelini teams regularly come out flat at the most unbelievable times. It's mind boggling. His game plans either seem to be brilliant or busts and in that respect TO appears to be superior to me. But on TO's best teams the motivation was driven by …more »

  • RE: Stopping the Michigan State Offense
    OU7 TO recruited thugs and tried to fix them. Let's not go down this road. BP is not recruiting the superstar thugs TO did. Helu got to the NFL because of the WCO he learned from Watson. The NFL doesn't teach because they expect the players to already know -- that …more »

  • RE: Stopping the Michigan State Offense
    OU7 I'll take issue with your statement that Bo doesn't bring in the talent that TO did. Which time period of TO's are you referring too? His 1st six years or his 22nd to 25th years? TO didn't have great recruiting classes until the mid '90's -- even then none of …more »

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    One area of the Husker game that has regressed is the turnover margin. We were winning it at the beginning of the season and now we are back to negative the last 3 games or so. Two weeks in a row with late turnovers forcing us into end of game heroics. …more »

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    Yes -- MSU has a very good secondary and any wayward passes have a good chance of getting scooped up. Meanwhile the Husker defense has slowed down on picks. Not sure what is going on.

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    OU7 You asked whether Taylor will ever feel welcome to come back. I heard recently that Jamal Lord lives in Omaha. Never was a Husker QB so unjustly criticized as Jamal. It did my heart good to know that he felt so welcome here that he lives close. Jamal received a …more »

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    I don't want to hear any moaning and groaning next Sat if we lose. And if we win I'll be happy to put some hot sauce on my crow. I've eaten strange meat before -- 18 years living in Africa.

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    SM "debbie downer" -- that's one I've never heard. If you want a lesson on 'realism' talk with NU Realist. There will be no joy if the Huskers get killed just like there was no joy when I accused people of kool aid drinking before Minni and then we literally got …more »

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    Johnny People said all of those same things before the Minni game, with the exception of it being 50 years instead of never, and Minni came out and destroyed the Husker defense. Only the drunkest kool aid drinkers think the Huskers will beat MSU. I would like to believe the Husker …more »

  • RE: Could Michigan State's Bye Week Be a Good Thing
    Shayne Resist the temptation to pick up the Kool aid. MSU has been pointing for the Huskers since last years game.

  • RE: Blackshirts Shine As Nebraska Wins at Michigan
    Red I'm glad I was wrong on the 14 points but earlier in the week I said Bo might have a chance at keeping his job with a win as long as any further losses were not blow outs excluding MSU. I'm thinking now with this win that he might live …more »

  • RE: The Game That Was Going to be Huge
    I think Mr. Cudd is right on both counts. Huskers are going to come out flat (they just won) and unable to run or pass will end up losing by at least 14. And Baylor might have gotten triple digits against the Huskers. So how many weeks before a 1 loss …more »

  • RE: Past Performance, Future Results
    My guess is the Eichorst will be slow to fire Pelini if there is any glimmer of hope that he can turn the program around. Hope could be found with a win over UM but it could be lost with bad losses to PSU & IA. I don't think the outcome …more »

  • RE: Miracle Pass Keeps Nebraska's Season Alive Versus Northwestern
    Great win for the defense and I'll celebrate as long as I can. No love for seeing the Huskers lose. It should be painfully obvious by now that the most costly injury so far this year was Taylor's. We need him healthy for this final stretch. If we could somehow eke …more »

  • RE: Could Nebraska Steal a Decent Bowl Bid With 6 Wins?
    Nodak I appreciate the effort you took to define a line in the sand. I for one have great respect for the challenge of coaching football. My two boys both played 8 man football here in Ne. When I lived in Ok. when they were kids they both said they were …more »

  • RE: Line Moving Toward Northwestern
    I haven't heard on Mark -- but I just read that Colter is expected to play.

  • RE: Line Moving Toward Northwestern
    Johnny Wait -- it will become evident soon enough. If the Huskers lose 3-4 of the next 5 I think you will have your answer. We already know the answer on Obamacare we just need the other 1/2 of America to find out which they will soon enough when the country …more »

  • RE: Line Moving Toward Northwestern
    Obamacare = middle class tax

  • RE: Twitter News Roundup
    Nodak I do live close to Lincoln and read some of the local media almost every day and watch Big Red Wrapup every Tues on PBS. When former players like Tommie Frazier, Jason Peter, Adrian Fiala, etc start voicing concerns and calling for change I think it means it's time. Those …more »

  • RE: Could Nebraska Steal a Decent Bowl Bid With 6 Wins?
    Nodak Where is your line in the sand? When is the appropriate time to call for a coaches head? This is what all of us struggle with. Some of us have decided Pelini is not going to get the job done. That doesn't make us less fans. When is the appropriate …more »

  • RE: Could Nebraska Steal a Decent Bowl Bid With 6 Wins?
    Johnny Since milk is usually the 1st drink one imbibes as a babe and is usually associated with the immature would you be happy if I changed the imagery to 'milk drinkers'.

  • RE: Could Nebraska Steal a Decent Bowl Bid With 6 Wins?
    There is good reasons why there is a 'sky is falling crowd' especially when one peeks ahead to the schedule beyond NW. All of those teams will know how and have the athletes to exploit the Husker weaknesses on defense. Remember one thing -- all of us 'falling crowd' (the majority) …more »

  • RE: Moving On Without Martinez
    Red Skeleton Well said! My sentiments exactly.

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    Johnny Loyalty is big to Pelini. I doubt very much that he will let any of his hand picked guys go in order to save his own neck. If they leave of their own will he is happy but with both his coordinators struggling this year it's hard to imagine anyone …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    Johnny What will it take to put down the Kool-aid? Will you change your mind if the Huskers lose 4 of the next 5? I'm curious. I think I was very patient because I didn't change my mind until the WY game this year. I'm not seeing any reason to yet …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    I too would have liked to have seen what Kellogg's passing could have accomplished. On the other side of the coin the option with Abdullah worked quite well at times and Armstrong runs it better than Kellogg. Spurier didn't have any trouble taking out his under performing QB and insert the …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    I would agree that Bohl is a gamble. He is a great fit in ND but not sure he is capable of doing the recruiting we need here. In my opinion Tmart injured is not better than the other two guys. He did not have a very good game and now …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    Mike from Minni Your team got killed by Michigan and Iowa -- not one person in North America thinks they should be ranked. They have no nat'l respect. End of story. They played a great game but at the end of the day they aren't a very good team. Better than …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    Cali There is nothing wrong with Pelini's recruits except for the D-line where most of them are not good enough for his scheme. The problem is NOT the players. Osborne seldom had classes as good as Pelini's. You're drinking Kool-aid if you think the Huskers can recruit like USC, Texas, Bama …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    OU7 I think for schools like NU gambling is a reality. It was a gamble with Devaney, with Osborne, with Solich and with Pelini. Callahan would still be here if he'd fired his DC the year before and hired Bo. I heard someone say that the other day. I think Bo's …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    OU7 He doesn't need an NU background. People here embraced Bo and he doesn't have one. If you've noticed Bo has completely changed his demeanor with the press. He is the most forth coming he has ever been. I think he sees the writing on the wall is now wooing the …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    I'd go for Chris Peterson. He seems to know how to coach up kids. That's what this job requires.

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    OU7 We learned this morning that Martinez was originally injured in the WY game. Personally I think he has been ruined. He has bought into the hype that real QB's prove themselves with their arms. Now instead of running out of jams he tries to throw and he isn't fast enough …more »

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    Just when I was thinking Taylor should be pulled for Kellogg's passing ability Taylor rips off the big run. But not again. I'm really curious to know how Kellogg would have performed. We may never know.

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    3-4 more losses this year should get the job done.

  • RE: Defense, Mistakes Doom Nebraska at Minnesota
    It was a necessary loss in order to get the guys psyched up for Northwestern. Same old song played over every season. Team that can't get up for games everyone thinks they are going to win.

  • RE: Is It Too Quiet Heading Into Minnesota Game?
    Defense is incapable of making adjustments. The good news is we don't have to worry now about the Buckeyes running up the score on us in the championship game. Let the screaming for Pelini's and Martinez's heads continue.

  • RE: Is It Too Quiet Heading Into Minnesota Game?
    OU7 Well unfortunately no flat Gophers instead it's the Huskers that are flat. And the Husker defense is the same defense we've seen for several years now. Hopefully some adjustments coming after the half.

  • RE: Is It Too Quiet Heading Into Minnesota Game?
    OU7 'One would think' -- that is what is scary. We've seen good D-line men on opposing teams blow this offense up before but Minnie does have a history of stubbing their toes against the Big Red. Hopefully again. Unfortunately my faith in this team isn't there.

  • RE: Is It Too Quiet Heading Into Minnesota Game?
    Kool aid drinking over an extended time (5 weeks) can lull one into a state of positivity. My gut says there is going to be some upset kool aid drinkers after this game. Hopefully I'm wrong and consistency and dominance is displayed. But I've got my fingers crossed.

  • RE: Can the Huskers Finish Without Another Loss?
    We need Taylor at 100% for MSU because as Sean Callahan noted on the radio this morning no single player has burned MSU's defense as Taylor Martinez has. Their defense can't handle running QB's any better than ours. We need him at 100% because it appears that when his leg or …more »

  • RE: Tough Schedule Set for 2018
    T-Dog Mizzou will either sort or be sorted because they have highly ranked teams on their schedule so we probably don't have to worry about them. But my question remains -- how does the B1G earn any respect -- we can't this year unless tOUSU wins out -- it appears all …more »

  • RE: Tough Schedule Set for 2018
    Wow! I'm glad I'm not a pollster. How does one undergo sorting out this mess? And where does tOSU fit in? They have no reference points and when everything is said and done they will have beaten no one. It's obvious right now Bama, Oregon, Florida State and Mizzou are for …more »

  • RE: Tough Schedule Set for 2018
    Mase Ditto -- you articulated it perfectly.

  • RE: Tough Schedule Set for 2018
    Good thing we also have the Illini, Boilers & Gophers but in 2013 that does look like a killer schedule.

  • RE: Early Look at Nebraska Versus Minnesota
    Win I don't think we will find out a lot more about the Huskers until NW. The last two years the Huskers have handled Minnesota easily -- maybe that will change this year. It was a bad loss for UM to PSU -- that one hurt the conference badly. For UM …more »

  • RE: Michigan’s Loss at Penn State Could Impact Legends Division Race
    1982

  • RE: Nebraska Dominates the Worst Team in the Big Ten
    OU7 I don't think JB had a clue he had done anything wrong. The problem was the infraction happened out in the open and was hard enough to jar the ball loose. Mike Ditka this morning on Mike & Mike was shaking his head in dismay over a similar call in …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Dominates the Worst Team in the Big Ten
    What they need is a review during the week to review the refs. If they blow it then the refs get to sit a game. That would clean things up. Do they ever get reprimanded? How about the refs that may have cost Wisky the game in Az. They should have …more »

  • RE: Michigan’s Loss at Penn State Could Impact Legends Division Race
    Captain I just think some peoples expectations get ridicuous. It's too easy to go back to the kool aid after a few wins against cup cakes. I don't think our defense is fixed. It might be better but we are not immune to another blowup. If we played Wisky now -- …more »

  • RE: Michigan’s Loss at Penn State Could Impact Legends Division Race
    I think the Kansan is right -- that kool aid has a few of you confused again. Nothing has changed -- we still don't have Suh & Crick on the D-line -- Purdue has a horrible offense with no running game. The Pelini scheme works fine with teams like Purdue but …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Can Square the Ledger at Purdue
    Wow I picked 42-13 before I saw T-Dog's pick. That's hoping they try and pass it 60 times and abandon the run. I see the Husker D getting at least 3 picks.

  • RE: Special Teams, Passing Game Key Purdue's Hopes Versus Nebraska
    Oregon, How do you like your coffee? I'm the guy that lived over 10 years in Ethiopia where we grew our own coffee in the back yard and where it grows wild in the forest. Started drinking it when I was 15. Now I drink Green Mountain Sumatran Reserve brewed in …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Earns Measure of Redemption Versus Illinois
    OU7 I meant Mike Stoops as best DC. The guys I know from our company that are OU fans all wanted him back. I think it's silly to be calling for Taylors head. The same people that are calling for Armstrong to replace Taylor will be calling for Stanton as soon …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Earns Measure of Redemption Versus Illinois
    OU7 I did see Mark Stoops on the side line blowing a gasket along with several other coaches from other schools on Sat. What none of these guys has is a face like Pelinis. Pelini has them all beat in the expression dept. Now tell me this -- Mark is the …more »

  • RE: Tommy Armstrong Jr. Starts Saturday Against Illinois
    I think the choice of Tommy is good. With windy conditions he offers better rushing options than Kellogg.

  • RE: Reading Between the Lines - Martinez Won't Play
    Almost a million non-essentials.

  • RE: Reading Between the Lines - Martinez Won't Play
    OU7 I had a feeling (in my head) for SDSU that the Huskers would come out and play well but for this game with Ill I'm completely lost. I have a bad feeling in my stomache though. Reading the article on the gap defense has me thinking nothing is fixed and …more »

  • RE: Reading Between the Lines - Martinez Won't Play
    Not soup -- Koolaid. I see a win over SDSU has peeps drinking koolaid again.

  • RE: Reading Between the Lines - Martinez Won't Play
    When the Turminator took over the Huskers had a defense.

  • RE: Reading Between the Lines - Martinez Won't Play
    Plus with possible 50 mph winds for Saturdays game there may be little passing. I'm thinking Kellogg will be grounded and Armstrong will be the better man if Taylor can't run. Hopefully these guys watch weather reports.

  • RE: Your Bye Week Viewing Guide
    The forecast this morning for Saturdays game is calling for wind gusts as high as 50 mph. If that happens there will be very little passing and the team with the best rushing attack and or rushing defense will have the advantage. If Mr Leach ever got the job here he …more »

  • RE: Your Bye Week Viewing Guide
    How about Mike Leach for the Huskers? We could probably get him because he is a little under the radar. He has proven he can win with less talent and relishes the under dog role. Just wondering.

  • RE: Huskers Score But Defense Struggles
    OU7 I was wondering what you were into. Do you catch them with your hands -- aka 'noodling'? Doubt I'll be able to make it there but if I have the name if something happens so I leave earlier than expected it might be a possibility. Thanks

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    OU7 If you come up with the name for the BBQ place please pass it on -- good BBQ is hard to come by up north here. I like Texas style brisket smoked with pecan/hickory. Chopped with no sauce. With fried okra. Hopefully the OU/ND game is in the evening so …more »

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    OU7 I don't know -- I'm off this whole week bug hunting and various chores. Dentist with my daughter this morning. Fri-Sat I'll be down on the Quivira salt flats just west of Hutchinson and on the Arkansas river tiger beetle hunting.

  • RE: Huskers Score But Defense Struggles
    Tri-umph Yes the plan is to redshirt Stanton. Nice competition for Armstrong next spring & summer.

  • RE: Huskers Score But Defense Struggles
    Agreed -- the SDSU defense was a feeble attempt and no one should think Kellogg or Armstrong should replace Taylor. But these two are better than an injured Taylor and it was good to see them play well.

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    OU7 By '88 we lived in OKC so didn't have to make that drive back to Ne. I remember it being a cold bitter game with my feet sitting in an inch of cold water and the cold wind blowing in our faces. We had just moved to Ok. back in …more »

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    OU7 It's no secret that that the 300+ sellout streak is a joke. Everyone around here knows that there has been games that were not sold out but standing-in boosters pick up whatever needs to be sold in order to keep the mythical streak alive. In my books that streak is …more »

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    OU7 On the NU/OU games you've been too. '88 Huskers won in Norman. I was at that game -- rainy and freezing cold -- I sat in the south end zone. OU QB broke his leg late in the game. Sooners won all the other games you went too. I went …more »

  • RE: Impact on Recruiting?
    Cap Bly The Lincoln paper reported today that Pelini said after practice yesterday that Armstrong will get the nod if Taylor sits. So the 1st of your 'if's' has wind. What kind of 'if's' can you dream up for the defense?

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    OU7 I'm thinking your prediction is pretty close. Bo's teams seem to play better after ugly losses or near losses. He will get to play his B1G defensive schemes against SDSU's 2 back offenses for the 1st time this year so I'm with you -- I'm thinking they come out focussed …more »

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    Cap Bly I think you are mostly right and that's why my hope level is so low. For whatever reasons, and on our side it's jaded with our individual bias, Bo hasn't made enough changes to try and keep the boat afloat. I played rugby in high school so when it …more »

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    Johnny My wish is that Bo succeeds. The audio tape thing is being used by the Bo haters but I'm in Lincoln every day and this was reported here 2 years ago and it's old news. The overwhelming local support drowns out the haters. The local reporters here that know Bo …more »

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    Johnny They didn't work it out -- notice the Mid-east is the most volatile part of the world. Today's Arabs come from both Ishmael and Esau. You also need to know there is two factions on the Bo must go side. One side thinks Bo is a monster abusing the kids …more »

  • RE: Husker Fans May Get Glimpse of Post-Martinez Future
    Steve I think your guess is accurate. Martinez will play hurt or Kellogg will get the start and I would add play the whole game or until there is a comfortable lead (if that happens) as the starter. The only time this staff has not been ultra conservative at QB was …more »

  • RE: Then and Now
    OU7 Wow! Getting out of Ok. and into Ks. did all that for you? I knew you just needed a few facts to soften up that Sooner heart. Ha ha! Good for you. Let's make it about the play on the field. Our own Damon Benning (last night on Big Red …more »

  • RE: Bo's Public Relations Nightmare
    Bugeater Osborne is the one that said the kids liked Pelini. I have no love for Pelini's sideline behaviour. Michael Severe said it right yesterday on 'Unsportsmanlike Conduct" when he said we have to fire Pelini for what his teams do on the field because we hired him full well knowing …more »

  • RE: Bo's Public Relations Nightmare
    OU7 That he is a fire breathing drill sargent that controls the kids with fear. That isn't a true accusation -- not if the kids really like him. From what I hear from the guys that do get to watch practice, Papuchis, is the real yeller. My head can't wrap around …more »

  • RE: Bo's Public Relations Nightmare
    OU7 There must be a lot of misinformation out there on Pelini. A few weeks ago, before the season started, one of our local media asked TO what Pelini's best feature or attribute was and TO said the kids really liked him. Pelini has really good rapport with the kids. He's …more »

  • RE: Bo's Public Relations Nightmare
    Steve, Get a copy of Big Red Wrapup from last Tuesday to hear a former player, Jason Peter, enunciate his disgust with Bo's defense strategy. That was before this last meltdown. He called for change. He didn't call for bodies to be fired but by deductive reasoning it wouldn't be hard …more »

  • RE: The Hot Seat
    Yes OSU I said last week the Huskers could lose the UCLA game without it affecting Pelini's future and that the real important games are going to be Illinois, Minn & Northwestern. But it seems like week after week this team finds uglier ways to lose. How do you fall asleep …more »

  • RE: "Experts" Predict
    I remember reading a couple weeks ago about an irrelevant SI poll. I also read about a 2nd coming of the Scoring Explosion. When the Huskers couldn't score the last 3 possessions against WY I had an inkling we were trouble. It's going to be a long season. I missed the …more »

  • RE: "Experts" Predict
    Bo-urne Couple weeks ago Pelini started doing more screening for who gets to watch practices. The reason -- Trick defense designed just for UCLA like he did for Mizzou a few years back. One can always hope that was the reason right?

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    In the WY game if the interception hadn't of happened and NU would have scored on that drive the game most likely would have ended much differently. WY most likely would have thrown in the mental towel being behind by 24 points with only 11 minutes left. The Huskers aren't the …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    I'd rather have OU own the record than UCLA.

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    OU7 I heard the other day OU has the number of yards p/game record against NU. Dates back to 1956 and I think it was 655 yards. If that is correct 2013 may be the year it falls. UCLA came close last year against a senior laden team. Red & White …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    OU7 Penn State has names on the back of their uniforms this year. I like some of the new matte helmet colors. I saw one last weekend that was matte white. Very nice! Alternative uniforms usually seem to be pulled out in times of desperation. It would be silly for OU …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    Yesterday I wrote down UCLA by 7, 35-28, on our office sheet.

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    So no black helmet -- I liked the black one they wore last year.

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    Did you see that the Huskers are going to wear their alternative uniforms for UCLA? I believe the ones they wore last year for Wisky. They are pulling out all the stops.

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    Jason said yesterday that when he took the field they knew they were better conditioned than anyone on the other side of the ball. In the 94 Orange bowl the Huskers clearly wore down Warren Sapp and company. The culture was already in place when Jason arrived. Jason says today you …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    Jason says the level of determination on the Husker teams of the mid 90's was off the chart. Each guy had to take responsibility for himself because if he slacked off his team mates were in his face. Each guy demanded perfection of himself and forced it on those around him. …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    OU7 If you know Jason Peter he commonly makes those kinds of statements but he would be the 1st to say championship level conditioning and determination doesn't come from the coaches. It comes from within and from peer pressure from your team mates. In his day those levels on the Husker …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    Jason Peter was the guest last night on Big Red Wrap Up. No koolaid for Jason. He is a dark roast Sumatran coffee drinker (I'm guessing). He said it's too much to ask of players (D-line & LB) so young especially when 1/2 of them aren't in shape. He said every …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    That's what makes football so much fun and conversely so painful.

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    OU7 In my opinion it does seem that lower echelon teams tend to key on the Huskers run game, sometimes with a lot of early success, but better teams expect to able to match up so present a more balanced attack. Taylor has been vulnerable at times to pressure so you …more »

  • RE: How UCLA Replaces Playmakers May Determine Game
    OU7 I don't think a loss to UCLA will do in Pelini but if they put 700 yards on the Huskers the ball could begin to roll and if the Huskers go on to lose to Minn, Ill or NW -- well I think there will be gnashing of teeth in …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Defense Doubles Effort Versus Southern Miss
    OSU 602 yards is painful but also hopefully useful in the long run. It's a wake up call and one of the reasons easier non-conference games are necessary in my mind. I think football is one of the best team sports because it's a game of strategy and execution. It's more …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Defense Doubles Effort Versus Southern Miss
    OU7 Yesterday (2 days after WY put 42 on Idaho) on BTN the old guy said concerning WY and I quote "not a good team". But last Monday both BTN and ESPN used the word "bad" to describe WY within 1/2 hour of each other. If this was week 7 it …more »

  • RE: Nebraska Defense Doubles Effort Versus Southern Miss
    I'm wondering what it will take for ESPN & BTN to amend their reckless statements last week about WY being a bad team. The Husker defensive players said after the game with So Miss that they were poorly prepared for the complicated WY offense and much better prepared for So Miss' …more »

  • RE: Opening Game Doesn't Change Outlook
    "based on how you are playing at the time is what the polls are supposed to be about" I wish -- too often we see a team drop in the polls after losing to a team ranked above them. So it ends up being the number of losses that really matters. …more »

  • RE: How Much Must Change for Nebraska's Defense?
    Bo-urne My hope last week was to see a back up QB or two get into the game so we will have some experience next year. I'm thinking now that next year we will have a QB with 0 game experience -- which games are they going to play in if …more »

  • RE: Opening Game Doesn't Change Outlook
    OU7 Human polls are a joke. After the initial guessing at the beginning is over they become based on the number of losses. When you get 4 losses you are no longer ranked regardless of who you lost too. That's why we need a play off system with at least 16 …more »

  • RE: How Much Must Change for Nebraska's Defense?
    Koolaid is the only thing that is going to make a person feel relieved. I have a feeling we are going to feel more distressed after every game this year than we were before. I'm not sure what Geraldo Rivera said this morning on Fox & Friends is accurate. He said …more »

  • RE: A Tale of Two Defenses
    OU7 I really don't see this getting fixed. In my business this has gone far into the trend category and beyond fixable. But it was also very poor journalism on the part of both BTN & ESPN to dis WY the way they did if WY really is a pretty good …more »

  • RE: A Tale of Two Defenses
    BallField I didn't see any adjustments that worked in the 4th quarter let alone at the half. NO doubt the Huskers are bad -- the question remains -- how good is WY?

  • RE: A Tale of Two Defenses
    It is interesting that both BTN & ESPN in their post game analysis referred to WY as a bad team and they provided last years stats to back up their reasoning. Their credibility as analysts was instantly compromised in my mind by those statements. No X's & O's just stats from …more »

  • RE: Are You Ready Yet?
    Let's hope a new era begins where Taylor's backups get into the game early and often so that when we need them they will be ready. Padding Heisman hopes with statistics is silly if it leaves you with an inexperienced QB and a rebuilding year.

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 Personnally I don't care for his yelling and cussing (it's indicative of being uneducated and not in command of the language) and since I've never been in the military I don't know about the Army Drill Sergeant tactics. One thing is for sure -- he is massively handicapped with a …more »

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 In a culture where over 1/2 the population regards their own personal pleasure over wedding vows and honesty I seriously doubt too many eyebrows would be raised if Pelini & company retracted their scholarship offer to this young man. It's almost un-American anymore to hold to your word.

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 It's articles like the one below that indicate maybe Pelini & Osborne aren't that much different. He may yell in a way Osborne didn't but he might have the same integrity. http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/daily-buzz-nebraska-bo-pelini-standing-by-recruit-zack-darlington-after-scary-concussion-082713

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 The fact is I dismiss most of what you say because of all the angst you bring to the table. If you are really interested in presenting facts relevant to this forum you should try leaving out all the slams and sarcasm. You would have a better chance at gaing …more »

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 I treat your opinions as a hostile witness a long distance from the program. In other words they are based on what you see from the nat'l media and sites like this one and you actively choose to overlook certain facts that conflict with your opinion. I'm fine with that. …more »

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 Why do you keep comparing Pelini to Osborne and Devaney? Neither of those guys won Nat'l championships in their 1st five years. 3 years of borrowed time for Pelini? Was he supposed to win a Nat'l championship in his 1st two years? Stoops got lucky in his 2nd year and …more »

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 Aah! The Peyton Manning syndrome. So Stoops is now above scrutiny? My buddy in Midwest City, you know the guy that stuck the Tx Longhorn sticker on Bosworth's Vette, he says the OKC media is completely cowed to Stoops. He rules them like a Mafia Don. So what makes you …more »

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 A "reloading" year is a symptom of poor coaching in my opinion. Means the coach didn't give enough meaningful playing time to the backup for adequate development. What is OU "reloading" from? -- A 13 point scoring explosion in the bowl game?

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    PE I believe threre is at least 27 species of tiger beetles endemic to Ne. So far I've found and photographed 19 of them. Our pet is a Ball python. I saw cool tarantulas in the Wichita Mtns.

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 I met a lot of decent people during the time I lived in Ok.

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 Meanwhile the brilliant Stoops is coming off a 28 point shellacking by A&M. Complete defensive meltdown.

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 The problem is, OU7, your comments don't resonate with knowledge. They are the comments of the naive.

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 One of those country boys Mr Schnellenberger mentioned one day? There is some nice things in Ok. like the Wichita Mtns but Ne. has the Wildcat Hills and the PineRidge. Lake Tenkiller is also pretty cool but Ne. has the Niobrara river. Being a county boy you would probably apreciate …more »

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 The Sooner fans at that KU beat down on the Sooners didn't leave at halftime -- they never showed up. Sooner fans are fair weather fans.

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 That's laughable. I sat in the stands in Norman in the late '90's and watched KU blow out the Sooners in a half full stadium. Oklahoman's didn't demand more - they abandoned their team. OU has what it has gotten by being in a state with more than double the …more »

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 Enjoy the sun while it's shining.

  • RE: Irrelevant Magazine Considers Huskers Irrelevant
    OU7 -- was the 13-41 pounding at the hands of A&M in the bowl game not disappointing? And don't you need to break in a new QB? 4 losses including one to a resurgent Longhorn team will get you to #19. Enjoy!

  • RE: Disappointment, Quantified
    I said it the wrong way. It isn't that fans base their expectations on Vegas odds it's that Vegas odds are based on fans optimism with their money. Not on reality. Fans in my opinion must be overly optimistic about Husker football for the Huskers to be favored in so many …more »

  • RE: Disappointment, Quantified
    Tom it's disappointing because expectations were raised after the '09 season when the defense was terrific and we ended the season with the blowout bowl win. We were supposedly back. I would suggest that from that day on the Vegas odds on the Huskers have also gone against us where we've …more »

  • RE: Does Bo Break the 10-Win Barrier?
    I think it has to do with how any losses are lost. Blow out losses are hard to accept. 2 close losses with the rest being comfortable wins might be easier to accept than 1 blow out loss and several 1 point wins. Let's wait and see how it plays out …more »

  • RE: Bo's Big Ten Media Day
    To my unprofessional eye it appears that Pelini has a defensive system that works very well against certain types of offenses, like pocket style passers, but has not worked very well against offenses with multiple (3D QB's) offenses. I'm sure he knows why it fails but he will never admit to …more »

  • RE: Pelini Poised to Claim Third Place
    OU7 Tx does have a history of taking time off. That doesn't mean they play every game badly. In rivalries like with OU they may play tougher than against teams like K-State. They have had NU's number since the Big 12 was formed but that's probably because they took the previous …more »

  • RE: Pelini Poised to Claim Third Place
    OU7 I might add that '88-01 was a great time for a Husker fan to live in Ok. Sooners and Cowboys alike treated my family well and we only had to suffer 2 losses during that 11 time to the Sooners and none to the Cowboys. Plus the Husker baseball team …more »

  • RE: Pelini Poised to Claim Third Place
    OU7 I live about 1/2 way between Beatrice and Lincoln and work in Lincoln. I'm only a few years older than you but didn't live in this country until 1975 and so didn't start following the Huskers until late 70's. But every Thanksgiving I was somewhere watching the OU/NU game. I …more »

  • RE: Pelini Poised to Claim Third Place
    Johnny -- not a single one of those KSU wins over Tx happened in the 70's or 80's and only 2 of the CU wins and I gave mention to CU's rise in the scheme of things. OU7 -- You have the right to be a critic. It doesn't make a …more »

  • RE: Pelini Poised to Claim Third Place
    OU7 I didn't say the Big 8 wasn't relevant in the Big scheme. I said there was 6 easy wins for both OU and NU every year from the mid 70's until the early 90's. Every conference had it's share of patsies. Osborne did battle some great teams but only 1 …more »

  • RE: Pelini Poised to Claim Third Place
    OU7 Osborne didn't win those titles in '70 & '71. He didn't win one until '94. Both NU and OU had a tough time winning bowl games in the 80's. Both teams lost miserably to Miami. I kissed my wife the 1st time during a game in '81 where OU lost …more »

  • RE: Pelini Poised to Claim Third Place
    OU7 -- Ha ha. I get a kick out of guys thinking the old Big 8 in the 70's & 80's was a tough conference. There was 6 dwarfs (cake walks) and OU & NU. NU went 20 some years without a loss to any of those 6 dwarfs. Osborne didn't …more »

  • RE: Ameer Abdullah to Win Big Ten Rushing Title?
    I'd agree with Twauto -- Ameer proved he was the best of the 3. We don't want to end up like Texas where star ranking determines who plays. I like the competition Pelini asks of the players.

  • RE: Delayed Reaction to Spring Game
    It's quite disappointing to me how little the backup QB's get to play. Back in the day it seemed like we had plenty of blow-out games where the backup got in 1/2 way through the 3rd quarter. Now it seems rare and if the starter goes down we end up with …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek -- With about 120 teams to pick from the tournament needs at least 16 teams to be legitimate in my mind. The NFL gets 12 in from 32 teams. With 16 teams I think most of us would be content that the best team at the end of the season …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek -- It takes me awhile but I'm amazed at what you wrote. You began this discussion with a flurry of statistical analysis documenting why you thought Martinez was at best an average QB. Pure statistics. You tossed the 'eye' test on Martinez right out the window. Now it sounds like …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek -- I work in purchasing and inventory management. I'm not a computer geek. We aren't trying to calculate who would win scenarios -- we are trying to rank, without bias, the best teams so we can pit them against each other. Your computer analogy equates too 'who would win scenarios' …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek, I need to point out also that the 'eye' test is notoriously unreliable. Last fall our eyes told us OU was going to blow ND out of the water. Didn't happen. Our eyes are deceived by big offensive performances. I'm not saying there is a perfect computer ranking program out …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek, The BCS is not purely a computer ranking. The BCS computer merges both human and computer polls but is heavily weighted to the human polls. Originally it was more biased to the computer polls and teams were getting into the nat'l championship game (NU in 2001) that didn't win their …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek, I would be in the camp that says weather is a factor. There is games up north here every year that pose problems for the passing game. Like the game at Iowa in 2012. For that reason I don't believe any running only or passing only QB is complete. The …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Ballfield, You are right -- not Sam - rather Z. Lee was the guy Martinez replaced. Head scratcher for me later in the year when Martinez was hurt why Lee didn't play more. Must have been something never released to the press or the press agreed to keep quiet.

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek, I think it's the intangibles that keeps Martinez on the field. Guys of my generation that started watching the Huskers in the middle '70's have been heavily influenced by the changes that came to the program in the early '80's. It can best be summed up by the Hawaii game …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek, Thanks for the info and I like the fact you have solid arguments to support your beliefs. I would add one thing that I've learned over the past 35 years of being a Husker fan. In my opinion the toughest job the QB has is reading the defense and because …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Derek - I don't have all the facts and figures in front of me but using your criteria of what a good QB is it sounds like you are saying that Vince Ferragamo was the last good starting QB the Huskers have had. Because from Ferragamo in '76 to the present …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Our pet is a Ball python. We lived 13 years in Ok. from '88-'01. Only lost twice to the Sooners those years. I had Husker plates on my car. I didn't grow up in Ne. The 1st 19 years of my life I lived in east Africa. My mom was from …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Gage county is where you commute to Lincoln from because you want to live in the country and don't want to pay the Lancaster county taxes. We live near Adams. I'm the weird one because I'm looking for some good pasture land farther south in Gage county so I can score …more »

  • RE: Taylor Martinez as a Second Half Passer
    Those stats don't seem to take into account all the games Taylor got hot in the 4th quarter in order to allow the team to come from behind and win. He had some amazing 4th quarters.

  • RE: Ten Huskers Honored on All-Big Ten Squads
    OU7 -- do your lips move when you read? Pelini has no moral fiber but if he was really abusing those kids as you say then Ron Brown with moral fiber would have left long ago. You should ask Martinez if he felt assaulted. And Bill K -- that's ridiculous to …more »

  • RE: Ten Huskers Honored on All-Big Ten Squads
    There is a Husker coach with solid moral fiber, that being Ron Brown, on the staff so as long as he isn't throwing red flags I have a hard time believing Bo has crossed any assualt lines. Bo may not have the fiber of Tom but he is a players coach …more »

  • RE: Maryland Crashes Big Ten Party
    Maybe it helps us recruit in NJ.