For those of you that have quietly (or otherwise) asked why Nebraska has not offered "Football 101" the last few years, this will answer your question.
Over the last hour, a story has come out where a woman who attended Football 101 in 2010 suffered a series of injuries, and has filed a lawsuit against Nebraska OC Tim Beck and Head Coach Bo Pelini's Foundation.
The woman, who is one Beverly Morgan, 66, of Lincoln, is seeking $92,500 in medical costs and punitive damages.
In the story, the issue at hand sounds like a basic running back drill that got a little rough.
Morgan said in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Lancaster County Court that she fell and hit the back of her head during a drill in which a gauntlet of women struck her with blocking pads. The fall caused her cap and earrings to fly off, according to the lawsuit.
Beck oversaw the drill and, according to the lawsuit, encouraged the women in the lines to "hit her." After Morgan fell, Beck helped her to a chair on the sideline and left. Morgan alleged Beck was negligent because he failed to warn participants of the dangers of the drill and never saw to it that she received on-site medical treatment.
The foundation raised over $100 thousand dollars for Breast Cancer research and treatment in Nebraska that year.
Morgan has also stated that her injuries have caused issues well past the camp's time.
Morgan said in the lawsuit that her injuries left her unable to function normally, particularly in her work in the trucking industry. Initial symptoms included headaches, nausea and foot dragging and increased to slurred speech, memory loss and blurred vision, among other problems.
Two months after being injured, she had to go to the hospital for a procedure to alleviate bleeding on the brain, the lawsuit said. In February 2011 she required surgery for a shoulder injury related to her fall at the clinic.