Morning Coffee - Woodhead Starts Strong

If you were watching the volleyball game last night as #1 Nebraska beat #5 UCLA 3-1, you saw the CSTV ticker announcing that three Nebraska baseball players are suspended for at least six games in 2008. They were apparently given some bats, that they thought were their own, then traded them into a store for some credit.

The players are Craig Corriston, Jeff Lanning, and Andy Gertch. Lanning has since transffered to University of New Orleans. Stupid mistake, but it happens sometimes. We don't know a lot about what the 2008 season will bring for Husker baseball, not because of what these guys did, but because of the huge number of NCAA rules changed that have occurred.

Danny Woodhead ran for 290 yards and four touchdowns as fifth-ranked Division II Chadron State defeated #24 Washburn 34-24. He's now had 18 games over 200 yards. Check this out:

Woodhead scored three TDs and rushed for 87 yards in the first half to give the Eagles a 24-10 lead, but the school’s all-time leading rusher really took the breath out of Washburn ‘s comeback effort by sprinting for an 89-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and adding 203 more rushing yards in the second half.

203 yards in the second half. Well, by that standard, his first half really sucked, didn't it?

Woodhead is approaching the record for the NCAA All Division Career Leading rusher, only 699 yards away. After talking to him, I don't think it would mean as much to him as Chadron winning a national title or getting further than they did last season. A truly great kid.

 Short shots - Bear Meat points out that the Big 12 is the most blogged conference in football, but they fear (or loathe?) another Baylor blog is misguided. In the Bleachers picks us to win the Big 12 and I like their logic.

Husker Blog Midwest Coast Bias has updated their site, and it looks pretty good. I liked their Sound-Off Roundtable answers.  Husker Mike obviously has a problem with Lil' Red, no doubt an attitude that's shared by many other fans. We'll have more on this later.

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