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The Bo Pelini era is over.

I am glad.

There were some good moments, plenty of them over the past seven years with him at the helm, but I'm not going to bother to review them. I am tired. The drama of the past few weeks has flat out worn me out. I have never in my life experienced a season of Nebraska football that I wish would end until now.

It will take Mike Riley another week to fully put together his staff. I am looking forward to see what he does with the offense.... so we can all complain about his choices. (That's kind of a joke, but.. not really.) I am unconcerned as to whether he retains any Nebraska assistants.

As far as I'm concerned, this is a new world.

Clean, shiny, unblemished. Perhaps we will be good stewards for a while, to help it grow, flourish, and see what becomes of it.

There are some good bowl games today.

Bowl Time Channel
Liberty Bowl : Texas A&M vs. West Virginia 1:00 PM ESPN
Russell Athletic Bowl : Clemson vs. Oklahoma 4:30 PM ESPN
Texas Bowl : Arkansas vs. Texas 8:00 PM ESPN

Beyond the Box Score: USC
Taking a closer look at USC's 45-42 win over Nebraska.

Remembering the Pelini Era at its Official End | Hail Varsity
Nebraska lost the Holiday Bowl 45-42 to USC, bringing an official end to the Bo Pelini era. Whatever it was, it was memorable.

Keep the No Quit | Hail Varsity
The Holiday Bowl showed, again, the challenges that face Mike Riley. It also showed one key component worth keeping.

Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska selected as the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® winner for football | Senior CLASS Award
Too bad he couldn't won have a few more awards.....

Riley closer to filling staff

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said before Saturday's Holiday Bowl that he's about seven to 10 days away from finalizing a staff.

McKewon: Armstrong and Beck both make strong cases - Omaha.com: Big Red Today - Husker Football News, Schedules And Videos
Armstrong should get a long, good crack at the starting job. That 65-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Westerkamp? Not many guys make that play. Armstrong made it twice in the last two games. He’s a gamer. Give him a chance. His teammates did.

High-Scoring Offenses Create Longer College Games - ABC News
All that scoring caused this season's average length of game to hit 3 hours, 23 minutes in late November, according to the NCAA. That was up from 3:17 last season. Games are, on average, 14 minutes longer than in 2008. By comparison, this season's NFL average is 3:07.

These 65 movies and TV shows are disappearing from Netflix on New Year's Day | The Verge
Hopefully your New Year's resolution isn't to binge watch all five Rocky films, because Netflix won't be able to help you out. As usual, the beginning of a new month marks the disappearance of a...

The Big News

Jim Harbaugh leaving NFL to take over at Michigan, per reports [Updated] - SBNation.com
The Wolverines are about to make a coup of a hire, according to a connected report, hiring the ex-Michigan QB and former Stanford coach away from the pros.

Harbaugh To Michigan | mgoblog
via Seth It has happened. Jim Harbaugh will be Michigan's head coach starting Tuesday. The race to tell you water is wet is on in earnest, but with even ESPN grudgingly admitting it, it's 100%.

And It's Basketball Season

B1G Saturday Recap: A Strong Non-Con Finish - BT Powerhouse

The Big Ten is finally able to finish a Saturday without an inexplicable loss.