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Corn Flakes: Northwestern Hurting, Nebraska's Quarterback Situation

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Justin K. Aller

Making the rounds on the Nebraska message boards and social media yesterday revealed the same old, same old, same old - the backup quarterback is the most favorited player ever, more favorited than the one that got away and the best fruit salad ever made.

Nebraska has two sophomores - Tommy Armstrong Jr and Ryker Fyfe, and a redshirt freshman - Johnny Stanton in the mix at quarterback. Armstrong has a 7-1 record as a starter, Fyfe has had an appearance in one game where he completed his only pass for a three-yard gain and Stanton obviously has yet to to see the field.

Is there any question as to who's going to be the starting quarterback?

Fyfe was mentioned as moving ahead of Stanton, something that might be expected given he's had an extra year in the system. Or is all the hullabaloo because we're just sick of all this and wanting this damned season to start already?

Northwestern took a huge hit, losing Venric Mark and Christian Jones, basically in the same day.

Venric Mark to transfer from Northwestern - Inside NU
The senior running back will leave the school following a recent two game suspension.

Christian Jones out for the season - Inside NU
Northwestern wide receiver Christian Jones suffered a season-ending knee-injury Wednesday

Wisconsin fall camp 2014: Joel Stave, Tanner McEvoy still neck-and-neck - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Quick observations and thoughts on Wisconsin's most visible position battle.

Closing Arguments: Indiana Hoosiers - Off Tackle Empire

In which a passionate fan argues against a history of football futility

Former Ohio State marching band director Jon Waters had excellent performance reviews - Land-Grant Holy Land

A closer look into Jon Water's file at Ohio State shows that many thought he was an excellent director -- although that doesn't make him untouchable.

This story won't die, much to the chagrin of Ohio State.

SI's College Football 2014 Preseason All-America Team - College Football - SI.com
It’s that time of year again. After months of waiting, after an offseason full of lawsuits and coaching changes and anticipation, the 2014 campaign is finally here. So, which players will define the first year of the College Football Playoff era?

SI unveils its 2014 preseason college football Top 25 rankings - College Football - SI.com
Nebraska at #24.

Huskers Ranked Seventh in Preseason Poll - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Nebraska came in at No. 7 in the preseason AVCA Coaches' poll. NU returns all but one starter from last year, when Nebraska went 26-7 with a trip to the NCAA Regional Final and a No. 7 final ranking. The preseason poll had a Big Ten flare, as seven conference teams earned a spot in the top 25, while Michigan was receiving votes. Six of the top 12 teams in the preseason poll were from the Big Ten Conference. Defending national champion Penn State was picked first, followed by Texas, Stanford, Washington and USC. Wisconsin, the 2013 national runner-up, came in one spot ahead of Nebraska at No. 6, while Purdue was ranked eighth. BYU and Florida, respectively, rounded out the top 10.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen jokes: ‘You lie in recruiting’ | For The Win

There's a lot of truth in Holgorsen's joke about lying.

Lions made a mess of Suh contract, immediate trade now best option - NFL - Sporting News

Poor salary cap management and planning by the Lions front office has all but eliminated the possibility of signing Suh to a contract extension that makes sense for the team. The best option at this point is for the Lions to strongly consider trading Suh to the highest bidder before the preseason concludes.

Great news for Ndamukong Suh, honestly. There's a reason the Detroit Lions haven't won much of anything ever.

Bo Pelini of Nebraska Cornhuskers backed by athletic director Shawn Eichorst - ESPN

In a 45-minute interview with The Associated Press and reporters from the state's two largest newspapers, Eichorst said the program is "stable" and that the Huskers have a "seasoned coach who has won a bunch of games."

A 45-minute interview with Shawn Eichorst!!!!!

The program is stable! And there will be no beer sales! You can drink all you friggin' want around the stadium, but not in it, apparently because that makes a huge difference about what the university will and will not tolerate!

They're not going to pursue Husker hockey, and everything is okey dokey!

Huskers to Make Two Super Tuesday Appearances - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Nebraska will make its first Super Tuesday appearance since 2011 this upcoming season, as ESPN and the Big Ten Conference announced its Super Tuesday schedule Wednesday afternoon. Nebraska will play at Michigan and against Wisconsin.

Does this mean we're a basketball school?

Penn State Tops Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll Big Ten Conference Official Site
Defending champs Nebraska picked #4 behind Penn State, Wisconsin and Maryland.

FROZEN, STARRING BO PELINI - Every Day Should Be Saturday

IN 2014 HE CAN BE THE QUEEN HE'S ALWAYS WANTED TO BE

I admit it, I haven't seen the movie.