Prior to Bo Pelini's weekly news conference, ESPN announced that the Huskers game against Rutgers will be kick off at 11 am central time, though the network (ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU) won't be determined until next weekend. BTN has announced that Kevin Kugler and former Minnesota and Kansas coach Glen Mason will be the announcers for this weekend's game against Northwestern.
Immediately following the NU/NW broadcast, BTN will premiere a new documentary on former Nebraska quarterback Brook Berringer. Here's a promotional clip:
I expect sales of Kleenex to skyrocket throughout the state of Nebraska in preparation for this one.
Back to the press conference, Bo Pelini announced that many of the Huskers who missed all or parts of the game against Michigan State will be ready to go. Kenny Bell, Daniel Davie, Marcus Newby, and Brandon Reilly are ready to go for the game against Northwestern, while linebacker David Santos has a good chance of playing as well. Tight end Cethan Carter is still out.
Also, he went into what he observed since the end of the Michigan State game.
Against Michigan State, "There were big plays to be had ..." But Nebraska failed to execute. And, he says, it wasn't all about the OL.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 13, 2014
Nebraska scrimmaged a lot of "good on good" last week, Pelini said. Hard to do that during regular weeks. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 13, 2014
You saw a lot of true frosh Josh Kalu at corner against MSU because some other guys practiced poorly during week, Pelini said. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 13, 2014
Santos was playing "really well" before his injury, Pelini said.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 13, 2014
Courtney Love, a redshirt freshman LB, has been working in some packages. Sounds like we'll see him more going forward. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 13, 2014
On memories of Hail Mary: "I remember thinking we shouldn't be in this situation ..." Pelini said. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 13, 2014
At Northwestern's press conference, NW head coach Pat Fitzgerald joked about his plans to defend another Hail Mary situation, should it arise again.
Fitzgerald also noted a major injury for his squad...
The Collin Ellis injury is a concussion. Also suffered one earlier in season. Sucks. Feel terrible for him. #Northwestern— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) October 13, 2014
Back to Pelini, he thought the bye week was a little long. (Bye weeks after losses have a way of being that way...)
Bo Pelini finished up weekly press conference a big ago. Said: "It seemed like the bye week lasted about two months" #Huskers— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) October 13, 2014
Bo Pelini: "The reality of it is it's all out there in front of us." #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) October 13, 2014