After the Virginia Tech game it was brought up that this may be one of the worst losses in a long time. Than on the radio people were comparing this loss to ones in the past, which got me to thinking about the mindset of the huskers. Two losses stand out that compare to this loss and the attitude that is now surrounding the players. The first one is the Texas tech game where we lost at the last minute after we had the game wrapped up with that interception ( and Fumble. ) After that game I remember thinking to myself, hey Nebraska is back. We almost won against a top 25 team and at our house and we choked away a win and you get the idea. The Nebraska of old would have found a way to win this game and not let opportunity slip through their fingers. But the culture and the mindset that the players and fans had was ok with it. I actually felt good about our chances after a loss.
The second game that came to mind was that nasty, ugly, horrible loss to Arizona St. After that game everybody was saying, their goes or chances of a 3 peat and the season. Even though it was our Only loss of the year, see the difference in mind set? We expected to win and we expected to succeed, not to be happy with moral victories.
If I would have told you we would be 3-1 and very close to being undefeated at the beginning of the season what would you say. Also what if you were told not only is our defense light years better than say a year or two ago,holding opponents to 6.75 points a game, would you be happy? I sure would have been, hell I would have been doing the Huskermic dance ( please keep children away because this is a very scary sight to see ) in jubilation. But I'm not because of the mindset that the coaching staff has brought in.
After blowing out a weak team and shutting them out. In both the post game and husker wrap up Bo stated while it was a good win, there is definite room for improvement. To listen to him talk hell we were lucky at times and should have been a lot better. Until we play every play perfect and every play they execute exactly what they need to do, then there is room for work. "We are now in the right solar system where we need to be," said coach Pelini.
This team is hungry and wants to be better, no they feel the need to get better. Not to take moral victories but to have the real thing. This attitude to me shows that we are on the right track more than anything else in my mind.