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Corn Flakes: Nebraska Football - Someone Has To Be Fired

Ronald Martinez

I normally don't leave Nebraska football games early, but once the score hit 52-17, it was clear there wasn't much point in staying. Jump Around was fun (again), a light snow was falling and it was beautiful, but it was clear our beloved Huskers were done. The body language said everything.

I don't understand why Tommy Armstrong Jr stayed in the game. I don't understand why you couldn't at least given Ryker Fyfe a shot. It was clear Armstrong couldn't hit a pass to save his life while Wisconsin just stacked the box, ran 3000 blitzes and mauled the Husker offense.

We've all heard stories about how horrible Wisconsin fans are. This past weekend was my second trip to Madison, and I have yet to encounter any problems with Badger fans. In fact, after the game, I literally asked for abuse from some Wisconsin students, and they refused.

Instead, they gave me pity. We are now so pathetic we're not even worthy of abuse.

That's about the saddest thing I can say.

Someone has to be fired after that debacle. You don't roll into Madison with a division title on the line and allow your opponent to set a single game rushing record without making some change, especially since the same problem, i.e. road blowouts to decent opponents, keeps happening.

This isn't about our bruised egos. It's not about burning people alive. There's a problem and it needs to be fixed or he's never going to get past, as Brian said yesterday, being good not great.

Pelini will roll through the usual stuff about year end evaluations, but it's clear that he has to shake up his staff because something isn't working. By the time we left, Husker fans in my section were cheering for Melvin Gordon be put back in the game so he could get 500 yards. It was recognition that things needed to be bad enough to force some kind of change.

If he's incapable of making those changes, then it's Pelini who has to go, 10-2 record, clean program, high graduation rates, and all.

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