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Corn Flakes: Hate Week Full Of Self-Loathing As Husker Fans Have No Identity

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Noah Johnston

You realize how little talk there is of Iowa this week?

We have one regular season game left to play against an opponent we should hate a lot and there's little to nothing about it out there. Most of the talk is about Bo Pelini's future.

Isn't Iowa a rival? Or are you still stuck in the past, the way past, the so distant past that you might not even have been born yet past and think that Nebraska's true rival is still Oklahoma?

Husker fans like to complain that the Nebraska football team has no identity, particularly on offense.

This is hate week across the Big Ten Conference. Look at the games.

Minnesota plays Wisconsin for the Big Ten West division crown. These teams HATE each other.

Michigan versus Ohio State. There isn't much hate stronger than this in all of college sports.

Purdue vs Indiana. They may not be good at football, but they're still full of plenty of hate.

Nebraska's fourth year of living in the Big Ten will come to a conclusion in two days. At the end of it, Nebraska fans still have little clue as to who we are and as to where we fit.

So here we are, stuck with Iowa, another annoying black and gold team. The Hawkeyes could easily win this game for the second season in a row, win some made-up trophy and then do the one thing that Nebraskans hate most about them which is not even care about it.

A Change Needs To Be Made On Defense - The Champaign Room
There's only one more guaranteed week left in the Illini football season and the defense is no better than it was last year. Something has to give.

BRANDON SCHERFF NAMED OUTLAND TROPHY FINALIST - Black Heart Gold Pants
Scherff makes the final cut for some post-season awards love.

Top Recruiting Target's Mom is not a fan of Indiana - The Crimson Quarry

Thomas Bryant, a 2015 big man out of New York, is reportedly down to Syracuse and IU. But it might not be that close.

We make a big deal out of all things recruiting, but I wonder how many of us considers the Moms of the world and what they want for their sons.

Big Game 2014: Pac-12 disciplines Cal vs. Stanford replay officials for incorrect rulings - California Golden Blogs
The Pac-12 has acknowledge that Luke Rubenzer and Kenny Lawler should have scored touchdowns in the 3rd quarter of the Big Game and has disciplined their officials for reversing both calls.

THE ALL-TIME OREGON FOOTBALL UNIFORM CHAMPIONSHIP - Addicted To Quack

Which is the best Oregon football uniform of all time?

How can you actually pick just one?

Tale of the tape: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers - ESPN
The winner between Minnesota and Wisconsin Saturday will represent the West Division in the Big Ten championship game against Ohio State.

Interviews With The Enemy: Crimson Quarry - Hammer and Rails
Another long season in Bloomington ends with the state-wide bowl game that is the Old Oaken Bucket game.

Paul Bunyan's Axe and Chopping Down Posts: Tradition, or Nah? - The Daily Gopher
Wisconsin fans talk like chopping goal posts with Paul Buyan's Ax is a tradition as old as the trophy. But is that really true?

APPRECIATION WEEK - The Daily Gopher
After all, you need love to truly appreciate HATE!

Melvin Gordon named finalist for Maxwell, Doak Walker awards - Bucky's 5th Quarter
In what's assuredly a precursor to a similar announcement for the Heisman Trophy, Melvin Gordon was announced as a finalist for a pair of college football's most prestigious awards.

College Football Playoff rankings: Wisconsin jumps to No. 14 - Bucky's 5th Quarter
After surviving a trip to Iowa City, the Badgers jumped two spots in the latest playoff rankings.

Big Ten denied appeal of Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Noah Spence - ESPN

An appeal by Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Noah Spence to have his permanent ineligibility restored by the Big Ten was denied Tuesday, officially ending his career with the program and within the league.

Well, now he can go play for a SEC school.

Nebraska

And then there were four (Blackshirts) : Latest Husker News

There were 15 Blackshirts to start. That dwindled to seven last week after the loss to Wisconsin. Subtract three more this week.

They should toss this tradition until it becomes a source of pride again. It's a different time, different players. Fans can still wear their Blackshirts and be all happy about it, but it needs to stop being a thing.

NU Looking to Bounce Back at Iowa - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska football team continued preparations for its Big Ten West showdown with the Iowa Hawkeyes on Tuesday afternoon,

Study Hall: Minnesota 28, Nebraska 24 - Football Study Hall
Between the injuries and the red zone turnovers, though ... it was pretty easy to feel sorry for Nebraska on Saturday. No breaks (aside from the blocked FG, that is). And now Minnesota's one game (a likely loss, of course) away from the Big Ten West title.

Writing Is On the Wall for Beck

Interesting.... Mike Welch @RealMikeWelch · @HuskerTR @adamvlach @thebrodel Writing is on the wall for Beck. As Tommy said tonight. "If things happen, they happen."

How bad is it? This is how bad. You take a reference of nothing from a player and you turn it into multiple pages of speculation that the offensive coordinator is going to be fired.

Nobody knows anything.

I'll just leave this here:

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