It's Game Day and time for our beloved Cornhuskers to reveal how much they've grown in a week!
But, alas, the game isn't until tonight. That's okay. We'll keep you interested. We've got some links (but, unfortunately, no cats, that's Jlew's department), and we'll have an early game thread up at 11:00 am. Until then, read on!
Gary Pinkel's unusual use of timeouts against Arizona State was a defensible move.
Unless you lose, the everyone is all over your ass, especially when you've established a reputation for losing like that. Thing about it - they mention the book Scorecasting, something I should do well to remember, and icing the kicker doesn't actually work. - JJ
YES YES HE DID ICE HIS OWN KICKER - ARRRGGGH
Stacy Bartels' goal in the second overtime period capped a dramatic 4-3 comeback win over previously undefeated No. 25 Virginia Tech by the Nebraska soccer team on Friday night at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational.
The start of the season looked a little rough, but things are looking good now for Nebraska soccer. BTW, I would love it if someone would help cover sports like this for our site. With BTN's new offerings, they deserve more attention - JJ
The No. 11 Nebraska volleyball team prevailed 3-2 (25-13, 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-13) over the Saint Mary's Gaels in front of a sold-out crowd at the NU Coliseum on Friday night to post its second win of the 2011 Ameritas Players Challenge.
Uh... uh.... I'd be interested in hearing everyone's thoughts about Husker volleyball. I know they're young, but geez, five sets to St. Mary's? And like some of the other sports, I'd love it if someone stepped forward and covered volleyball for CN. - JJ
"When you have younger guys, sometimes that’s what happens in a game," said Beck, who spoke in front of about 250 people at Omaha’s Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center on Friday morning. "When they’re young and inexperienced, you can’t say, ‘Hey, you remember last year when we played so-and-so and they did this? "That’s part of the learning curve."
So, the bottom line is that we spent the offseason hearing about how great everything was, the first game happens and things aren't so great and we spend time backpedaling. Is that Tim Beck's fault, the media's or our fault for buying into this happy happy joy joy stuff at the start of every season? - JJ
Fresno State-Nebraska matchups
Remind me, we need to do a match up article on a weekly basis. They mention FSU's Logan Harrell, who is a really good defensive lineman. Watch that dude against our interior line. - JJ
Be disruptive on defense. The front seven shouldn't be overmatched against a Cornhuskers O-line that features three first-year starters, including both guards. It's the first time since 2008 Nebraska has started three underclassmen up front.
Fresno State lists their keys to success. Above? Bingo!!!! HOUSEY HOUSEY! - JJ
Beck said he cracked a joke or two. No one laughed. He went over and sat down next to running backs coach Ron Brown and told him, "Man, these guys are really nervous. They didn't even laugh at my joke." To which, Beck recalls Brown saying: "That was a joke?
It's never a good start when they don't laugh. You've only sunk them deeper into the hole they're in, and you have to work harder to get them out. Oh well, it was a win. Maybe they'll laugh this week. - JJ
But, looking back, Pelini should have sent Watson on his way after that Gator Bowl comeback. Watson was never more marketable than that moment. He was certainly a lot more appealing at that point than he was during NU's losses to Iowa State and Texas Tech in 2009, or the last two Big 12 championship games.
Ya think? - JJ
From Huskerlocker - some good points here. - JJ
The Norteños, a Mexican street gang in northern California, have taken a liking to Husker gear. It's red -- their color -- and it usually has a big "N" -- for Norteños, in their world.
I'm not really sure what to think of this other than I don't live in Northern California.