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An offense that behaves like all the best parts of Alabama and Oregon? Yes please. Is this the offense you thought Pelini would bring? If it's successful, does Beck turn this into a head coaching position in 2013?
The other side of the "better non-conference games" debate. Should this be considered when weighing the option of upgrading non-conference schedules? Perhaps schools should be permitted to field and play junior varsity squads for pay-to-play games against schools like Savannah State?
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Things that happen when you watch Pitt getting clobbered by Cincinatti:
ESPNS says nice things about Taylor Martineeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzz.... .i'm havin a stroke— CornNation (@CornNation) September 7, 2012
Then Mark May killed any good will by picking UCLA to beat Nebraska.
Martinez Earns National Honor - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Well done, Nebraska fans. We beat Ohio State! (And congrats to Taylor!)
"The quarterbacks who just stand in the pocket and deliver the ball are going to be a thing of the past," he said.
Not good news for Nebraska unless Pelini figures this bugaboo out.
A good primer for those of you who were concerned about Martinez working with Calhoun rather than Beck.
Lots of goodness to look forward to. Hope the d-line listens to Coach Kaczenski.
I'm pretty sure watching football all summer is better than anything that came out this summer.
Take your opportunity to the house this week, Evans!
I don't think we'll need Rex. Now, if we could sneak Suh onto the plane...
Reed from J'ville N.C., writes: Let me just start by saying it's hard being a Nebraska fan here on the east coast! But being in a military town makes the fan base very diverse. In my opinion I see Nebraska going undefeated this year. With that said this is if they can play consistently. The only team I see as being a real challenge is tOSU. But I think it will be like the 2010 OK State game. Next part is if Nebraska does make my dreams come true and finishes B1G Champs undefeated, would they be in the National Championship game? Would they be ranked above a 1 loss Big 12 team?
Well, someone is pretty darn optimistic. (Brian lets him down gently.)
BRUINS ON OFFENSE
Offense Average Nat. rank
Points 49.0 14(t)
Total yards 646 3
Rush yards 343 4
Pass yards 303 24
Could be a stiff challenge this Saturday. Yes it was Rice. I'm sure these numbers are inflated. But Hundley still has two legs and a arm at last report. And he's just the kind of QB that makes Nebraska's defense get stupid.
Let's hope Saturday isn't a repeat of that game.
it’s not so easy to understand how the Cornhuskers, halfway across the continent, have more contributing players from the Inland area than the Bruins do
'CAUSE WE'RE AWESOME.
For those of you who enjoy such things. I'm still waiting for my offer.
Several splotches? Heh, I'm guessing that stadium is at least half red.
MichiganMitten, taking on Air Force, earns the top-spot which…wow…an unranked MichiganMitten squad after week two?
Mitten losing to Air Force? I'm as big of a fan of our service academies and the triple option as the next guy but...Air Force beating Mitten?
Pelini thinks Jim Mora, Jr. will get UCLA turned around. Hopefully not by Saturday.
The ladies swept Oklahoma 3-0. Great job! The ladies take on Duquesne tomorrow at 4pm CDT and Kentucky on Saturday at 4pm. (Kentucky will be available on NET. Video will also be found at BTN.com with a subscription or free live audio at Huskers.com.)
Women's Soccer (2-4-0)
Good luck ladies!
Nebraska is scheduled to play 19 of its first 24 games on the road, including four games in the Southern California area to open the season. Seriously, what's the problem with starting the season later? It's not like Omaha has anything going on in July or August.
Big Ten (10-2)
Oklahoma won't reach the Fiesta, so there's that. Could Nebraska take West Virginia or one of the Texas schools?
False hope in Wisconsin.
Do not adjust your TVs, that is indeed Iowa.
#5 Preseason rank: 10
Michigan St. Spartans (1-0)
If Michigan State's receivers can start hauling in quarterback Andrew Maxwell's passes, the Spartans will easily be the most complete team in the Big Ten. Tailback Le'Veon Bell, who gained 265 yards on 50 touches, is going to run himself into the Heisman discussion, but the Spartans must be careful not to wear him out like Javon Ringer in 2008. After five games that season, Ringer averaged 37.4 carries and 179.4 rushing yards a game. The rest of the way, he averaged 25.4 carries and 92.5 yards a game. Some of the dropoff was a function of playing better opponents, but some could be blamed on the fact that humans -- no matter how impressively constructed -- simply aren't built to withstand that many full-speed collisions in such a short period of time.
Last game: Beat Boise State, 17-13
Next game: Saturday at Central Michigan
Sounds like a lot of if's to me.
We get GUS JOHNSON.
Looks familiar, doesn't it?
I'm surprised the NCAA hasn't made this mandatory across all of its sanctioned sports.
So who are the 80 million Americans who chose not to watch?