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Notes from yesterday's practice - Paul Thurston looks like he'll be making the start at center in place of Mark Pelini. And Ryne Reeves. The Huskers will likely be missing Zach Sterup from the line as well.

Paul Thurston, who finished the game up at Iowa, right now would be the leading candidate to start," Barney Cotton said. "We are also looking at Zach Hannon. We've moved Dylan Utter there from the backup left guard spot to also playing center. They are all three getting pretty equal reps right now."

Randy Gregory is cleared to play so Huskers fans will get to see him play one more time in a Husker uniform. Maybe he can put on an audition for them there NFL scouts.

Who knows what's going to happen against USC. Maybe Barney Cotton will be a mastermind head coach in one game.

Mississippi State's Dan Mullen calls DC Geoff Collins leaving for Florida "lateral move" - Alligator Army
Dan Mullen has to assess a coordinator leaving his staff for the same position at another school as lateral. But he's wrong on the transition from Mississippi State to Florida being lateral. So, so very wrong.

On Will Muschamp's return to Auburn, and the skyfall for Florida fans - Alligator Army
Coach Boom heading back to where he got his nickname salts wounds that are a long way from healing.

THE MICHIGAN COACHING SEARCH: AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY - Every Day Should Be Saturday
I'M GONNA THROW UP YOU GUYS

Selfies with Lee Corso: Taking in College GameDay Before the Army-Navy Game - Underdog Dynasty
On Saturday I spent the day in Baltimore. I went to the ESPN College GameDay set and then watched the Army-Navy game in a bar.

All-Empire Team: Defense/Coaching/Special Honors - Off Tackle Empire
I'd like to thank- /band strikes up

Haknpoints: Coaches Who Went Back to School | mgoblog
It can happen. Some NFL beat writers have been going to great lengths lately to poo-poo the idea of a successful NFL coach going back to college. Well, as you can imagine there are a bunch of NFL guys who've gone back to coach college, though not so many with a legit shot at an NFL position in a short (year-ish) window.

Here's my application to be the next Wisconsin Badgers head coach - Land-Grant Holy Land

Matt Brown applied for the Wisconsin head coaching job. Here is his application. Would you hire him?

Mostly good, but not mention of sausage. REJECTED!

Mike Hull Awarded Team MVP - Black Shoe Diaries
The leader of the Nittany Lion defense picks up the team's award for Most Valuable Player.

Unfinished business pulls Connor Cook back to Michigan State Spartans - ESPN
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook says he's coming back to school for "unfinished business."

Gopher Football’s Maxx Williams named 2014 2nd Team AP All-American - The Daily Gopher
Maxx Williams was named to the AP All-American second team.

Melvin Gordon named 2014 AP All-American - Bucky's 5th Quarter
No surprise here: Melvin Gordon is an Associated Press All-American.

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The Wildcats are on the verge of breaking into the Top 25, if they can keep up their strong play.

After Being Blown out by Arizona, Can Michigan Salvage Their Season? - BT Powerhouse
After two terrible losses, Michigan played arguably its worst game of the season. Now the question is if the Wolverines can turn things around before it's too late.

Nebraska

Shepard Named to Girls Naismith Trophy List - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska women's basketball signee Jessica Shepard from Fremont joins the top 20 players in the nation on the Naismith Girls High School Player of the Year Watch List announced Tuesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Huskers Ranked No. 9 in Preseason Poll - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Women's Gymnastics - The University of Nebraska will once again start the 2015 season ranked inside the top-25, as the Huskers were selected as the No. 9-ranked team in the Preseason Coaches' Poll.

Inside Scoop: How Youngstown State played out
Video of what happened with Bo Pelini going to Youngstown State.

And Then......


Science Says: Cocktails Could Protect You From Getting Sick | Mother Jones

With the onslaught of holiday parties upon us, a bad case of the sniffles could threaten your merrymaking. Luckily science has swooped in with the jolliest solution of all: You can boost your immune system, a new study claims, by drinking that spiked eggnog.

Christmas

If you're looking for Christmas gifts, don't forget that you can get the Through These Gates DVD from us, along with t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts. The DVD would be good for a family distraction, and the CN apparel might be a good gift for someone if for no other reason than watching them go "WTF is this?".

If you have ideas for a shirt or hoodie you'd like to see, please let us know.