Now, I should start by saying I think Taylor Martinez is fantastic at QB and I love his press conferences if only because you never know what he's going to say.
That being said, one of his comments yesterday reminds me of Eric Martin's revelation that Taylor sometimes drives his teammates crazy.
Martinez on UGA LB Jones: "He’s just another football player out there. It’s not that big of a deal. That’s the way you have to look at it."— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) December 18, 2012
Oh god, Taylor Martinez just called Jarvis Jones ordinary. TAYLOR, HE'LL REMEMBER THAT WHEN HE SHREDS YOUR O-LINE.— Salt Creek & Stadium (@tamattes) December 18, 2012
Martinez is, as they say, laconic. He compared UGA to #B1G defense, which he meant as a compliment. #huskers— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) December 19, 2012
His offensive line may not appreciate it. I'm just saying.
(Who is Jarvis Jones? He's one of the Georgia LBs and was one of the few consensus all-Americans from this season. He is largely responsible for turning Georgia's defense around AND demolishing Florida.)
Consider the following:
- SEC partisans love their t-shirts. Missouri was not acting out - they were merely trying to fit in.
- In response to that one Missouri player's comment about "old man football", Georgia partisans made "GROWN MAN FOOTBALL" t-shirts.
I really only have one question for you: what will Georgia put on their t-shirts celebrating Taylor's comments?
Would you hire Cobby as your athletic director? (SUBSCRIBE TODAY.)
A great win for the Nebraska coaching staff. Any day you can beat out Alabama is a good day. It sounds like our focus on building good people instead of just good athletes won him over.
And I love that the local Canadian paper refers to him as a giant.
If all Canadian linemen are this big, Nebraska needs to build that pipeline. #politicaltweets— Salt Creek & Stadium (@tamattes) December 18, 2012
That's okay, we're all puzzled too.
- (**) Steven M. Sipple: Osborne says society's increasing vitriol impacts coaches : Latest Husker News
Do you agree with Osborne? Are our priorities a little out of whack?
Capital One Bowl
Wish Nebraska had the depth to do this, how about you?
Big Ten Conference
It's like an Agatha Christie novel up in Madison. I'm going to hate Bielema for waiting even more now.
Not a good look.
I'm all for the tough games but the Big Ten needs to do a better job of spreading out their games. This year, two of their prized teams (Nebraska and Michigan) are on TV at the same time.
Rumor is that the offer has been made but due to hiring practices at UW, no announcements can be made until later today.
Another rumor indicates that if Andersen accepts (and he is expected to), he will bring his full staff from Utah State. The last two or three coaches, including their O-line coach Bart Miller will be on the open market...
Nick's waiting for the Dallas job.
And I'll leave you with this:
Taylor Martinez: "I guess we’re treating this (bowl game) like the Rose Bowl that we should have gone too. I’m still frustrated about that."— Dan Hoppen (@danhoppen) December 19, 2012
I really hope Nebraska fans can find a way to support them as though it were the Rose Bowl.
-Salt Creek and Stadium