Come To Nebraska And We'll Give You Our Daughters

 

Premise:

 

Beck had offers from Florida, Miami, Florida State and plenty of other schools across the country before committing to Nebraska. Once committed, Beck said a few dozen fans would show up to his high school games in Cornhuskers shirts asking for autographs, offering to cook him meals - some even offering to introduce him to their daughters.

Who does this? Who is it that would walk up to a new Husker recruit and offer up their daughter?  

Is their daughter with them when this happens, and if she is, what does she think about it? Is this a thrill for the daughter, or is this something that happens every season -  their dad driving around the nation, daughter in tow, going into a high school somewhere just after signing day.

INT - FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL - LATE MORNING

DADDY and AMY are nearly bouncing with excitement as they've arrived at a Florida high school to meet HUSKER RECRUIT. DADDY is dressed in full red Husker gear, while Amy is wearing something resembling a Husker cheerleader uniform from the 80s. HUSKER RECRUIT approaches the school's information desk with no idea of what awaits him.

HUSKER RECRUIT
They told me a Nebraska coach was wanting to see me?

DADDY
(sticks out hand to greet Husker Recruit)
Well, I'm not really a Nebraska coach, but I am a really big Husker fan. Now that you're going to be a Husker, I'm a big fan of yours, too. I just wanted you to meet my daughter.

AMY
(giggling, puts out hand)
Hi!

HUSKER RECRUIT
(apprehensively returns Amy's greeting, shaking her hand. )
Nice to meet you, Amy.

AMY
(continues to hold onto Husker Recruit's hand, fetching look)
So, you're a quarterback?

HUSKER RECRUIT
Yeah, at least in high school. I might get switched to defense at Nebraska.

AMY
That's nice. The last three guys Daddy introduced me to were linemen. I guess daddy decided to try something different this year.

HUSKER RECRUIT
(startled, yanking hand away and stepping back)
The last... three?

AMY
Yeah. Daddy has me meet Husker recruits every year. He's sure some day one of them will fall in love with me and he'll get to say that his daughter is going out with someone on the football team.

HUSKER RECRUIT
Uh..... I probably should be going to my next class.

AMY
Oh, stay just a bit. It's been years since I've met a quarterback.

HUSKER RECRUIT
Years?. uh..... don't you think you're a little old for this? For me?

DADDY
She can cook. Oh, how she can cook. She makes a mean goulash.

HUSKER RECRUIT
No, I really have to go now.

Husker recruit turns and runs away down hall away from Amy and Daddy.

AMY
(loudly)
Nice to meet you. I'll look you up when you're in Lincoln.


INT - CAR DRIVING DOWN FLORIDA HIGHWAY


AMY is in the passenger's seat next to DADDY. She's sitting a little closer to him than a normal passenger would. Amy looks blissfully happy while Daddy has the eyes of a man concentrated on a mission. He's looking down at a road map while glancing up at the road.

AMY
Daddy, maybe next time don't bring up the goulash. You scared him away.

DADDY
I'm sorry, sweetie. I forgot people in the South don't know what goulash is.

AMY
Where are we going now?

DADDY
There's a defensive lineman in Missouri that looks like a really nice young guy.

AMY
(excited)
Oh, that's great! I always seem to do better with linemen. 

DADDY
Yes you do, honey. Maybe this will be the one.
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