From what we know, which is little, new coach Mike Riley has made several hires for his Nebraska staff. These include Linebacker Coach Trent Bray, Offensive Line coach Mike Cavanaugh, Special Teams coach Bruce Read and Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker, all of whom were part of Riley's staff at Oregon State. None of these have been confirmed by the Nebraska Athletic Department.
Part of the narrative says that Bo Pelini failed because he didn't hire great assistants. Now Mike Riley might fail before he even coaches a game because he hasn't hired great assistants, at least in the eyes of the Husker faithful.
You see what's going on here?
This is like trying to find a new girlfriend but making sure she does NONE of the things your "I just got rid of her" girlfriend did.
Your new wannabe girlfriend never knew that your old girlfriend loved strawberry ice cream and wonders why the hell you're looking at her that way when she orders strawberry. She hasn't a clue what she's done wrong and you're probably not even going to bother telling her, but in your eyes it's "here we go again" and "how did this happen?" and "what is wrong with this person?".
Your new girlfriend is doomed before you've even given her a chance, all because of strawberry ice cream.
Damned shame, too, because if you'd only given her more of chance you might discover she'd do that one thing you've always wanted that you haven't had in years.
Maize n Brew reacts to the CFB Playoff pairings - Maize n Brew
Did the committee get the final pairings right? Read what some of the MnB staff has to say.
Michigan coaching search: U-M reaches out to Jay Gruden's representatives, according to RealGM report - Maize n Brew
According to a report from RealGM's Jeff Risdon, Michigan has reportedly reached out to current Washington Redskin coach Jay Gruden.
Sorry Ohio State fans, Houston might be a good enough job to entice Tom Herman - Land-Grant Holy Land
With Nebraska having already made their hire, it doesn't look like a Power 5 job will open up for Tom Herman. But that doesn't mean he can't go to Houston.
Marcus Mariota, limited 2014 Heisman finalists means no J.T. Barrett - Land-Grant Holy Land
J.T. Barrett broke records, won awards for his position and offense, but didn't earn a ticket to New York for one of college football's highest honors.
Tevin Coleman Not Named A Heisman Finalist - The Crimson Quarry
Indiana's all-time single-season rushing leader won't be headed to New York for the ceremony.
2014 Heisman Trophy: Melvin Gordon, Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper named finalists - Bucky's 5th Quarter
On Monday, Melvin Gordon was announced as one of three Heisman Trophy finalists, joining Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Purdue Football Recruiting: Who wants who we have (potentially)? - Hammer and Rails
Who else wanted our verbal commitments?
MMQB: Which Bowl Game Entices you the Most? - Black Shoe Diaries
With so many options, this could be a tough one to answer.
2014-2015 college football bowl watchability rankings, according to the numbers - SBNation.com
Some bowls are more watchable than others. Let science rank all 38 games and tell you which you least want to miss.
Conspiracy Theorists Believe That Wisconsin Threw The Big Ten Championship To Help OSU Make The CFP | College Spun.
While it can be argued that TCU or Baylor should have received the four seed in this year's College Football Playoff, it is impossible to deny that Ohio State's dominant 59-0 Big Ten Championship win
Update on Youngstown State and Bo Pelini
Bo Pelini to Youngstown State?
Nebraska has a 39% chance of beating USC on a neutral field.