To say that I still hate Miami after all these years would be an understatement.
A disclosure - I didn't actually see the 1984 Orange Bowl live, at least not all of it. Mom and I were on a trip that would take us from Nebraska down through Texas and into Arizona. We were in El Paso that night after having driven through a blizzard. We started watching in a hotel room and when Miami jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, I thought Mom was going to have a heart attack (even though she never seemed to care that much about football), so we went out to eat.
The fact that going for two became part of Tom Osborne's legacy has taken some of the sting out of that game over the years,
but it still sucked mightily that we had to put up with the "Why doesn't Tom Osborne eat his cereal in a bowl" jokes that came later.
The 1992 22-0 drubbing at their hands was sheer pain. I watched it in a small neighborhood bar with Mrs. CN, and the last thing I remember that night was throwing up in the toilet, not entirely because of alcohol, partially because of how overmatched Nebraska was in the game. It was clear
2002 - Nebraska didn't belong in that game. There was a massive amount of complaining about Nebraska getting selected over Colorado, but they were edged out in strength of schedule by the tiniest of margins (HA HA HA HA). Then Florida lost to Tennessee (HA HA HA HA) and Tennessee lost to LSU in the SEC title game. That Rose Bowl was not a fun game to watch, but I took solace in the fact that nobody was going to beat Miami that season.
It wasn't just Nebraska's losses against Miami, it was that they were a team full of jackassery. Jimmy Johnson was a damned good coach and I admired his aggressiveness, but I hated his teams nonetheless. Nowadays we'd talk about their swagger, and come up with memes to celebrate their bravado, but I found nothing redeeming in their multitude of personal foul penalties. If that's a "Get Off My Lawn" statement, then I was there a long time before the line got popular.
The 1995 Orange Bowl win was the best game Osborne ever coached. Wearing down the Miami defense was masterful, and Corey Schlesinger's runs were two of the most beautiful plays in Cornhusker history. The fact that we came back to win and Osborne getting his first national title does not take away the hate that I still feel for Miami.
I don't care that they've had some down years lately; I wouldn't care if they were 0-12 last season, I still want us to crush them, smash their hopes and dreams, see grown Miami fans crying in the stands and make them wonder if they'll ever build their program back into the power it once was.
Kurt Roper and his wife joke about homeliness of sports reporters, are probably right - Alligator Army
Florida's offensive coordinator and his wife think sports reporters are homely.
Who Should Be Kansas's Next Football Coach? - Rock Chalk Talk
Breaking news: The football program is currently a steaming pile of horse shit. After getting murdered by Duke, Kansas still hasn't won a game on the road since Mark Mangino was head coach.
The Numerical, Week 3: No, the Playoff is not ruining college football - SBNation.com
South Carolina saved its chaos for when it needed it, Tyler Murphy has found the right system, Bowling Green ran 113 plays in regulation, we should be able to review for delay of game penalties, and ... we're still having fun here.
This fan owns.
At least they have one.....
Fainting goat makes Arkansas State player an internet sensation - CBSSports.com
Arkansas State's fake punt against Miami was a fainting goat of a disaster, but the fainting goat in question -- former walk-on Booker T. Mays -- can laugh about his role as the play's punch line.
And now you know about it.
This does not seem to be a particularly bright thing to do when you're
Gary Andersen: Joel Stave 'moving in the right direction,' Melvin Gordon looking to move forward - Bucky's 5th Quarter
On his weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference, Gary Andersen shared updates on Joel Stave, Melvin Gordon, preparations for Bowling Green's fast-paced offense and more.
Kirk Ferentz's Adventures in Time Management - Black Heart Gold Pants
Saturday's game against Iowa State wasn't the first time Iowa's coach struggled with clock management, and it won't be the last.
Embracing the Big Ten's strengths, weaknesses and Purdue - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The SEC thinks it can dominate the college football landscape? Well, we here at Bucky's 5th Quarter will stand for it no longer! The Big Ten plays football, too (except in Indiana; I don't think they've ever had football in the state of Indiana).
B1G Power Rankings: We'll Need Some Help - The Champaign Room
Where Rutgers is better than half the conference.
Picture Pages: Learning As You Go | mgoblog
Michigan's run game started out with a thud, with a series of short gains and even the occasional Dread Pirate TFL rearing its ugly head. As with the Notre Dame game, the problems due to were a mélange of errors from lots of people. And as you might expect against Miami, most of them were mental issues.
Seven Things from the Minnesota Gophers 30-7 Loss to TCU - The Daily Gopher
Where we try to find positives (something, anything!) before we talk Leidner, Turf Toe, and the lack of offense.
Former Gopher Ben Utecht Dealing With Memory Loss - The Daily Gopher
This isn't a new story, but it's the first time I'd seen Ben speak about what he's dealing with and I thought it deserved a post.
Stacy Coley expected to be back for Hurricanes Vs Nebraska - State of The U
One of UM's best weapons limited, but back at practice.
Miami-Nebraska 2014: Thirty Years of History - Off Tackle Empire
No matter when you look back at the history of Cornhusker fandom, it seems like the Hurricanes are always there. A short look back on 30 years of Miami-Nebraska and what it meant as a fan.
Tuesday notes: Olsen dismissed, Golden previews Nebraska | Canes Watch
CORAL GABLES – A day after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of false/stolen identification, quarterback Kevin Olsen is no longer enrolled at UM. The school announced the news in a press release of two sentences, the second of which was, "We wish him the very best in the future."
Huskers Looking to Limit Big Plays - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its preparations for their primetime showdown Saturday night with the Miami Hurricanes
Tale of the Tape: Fresno State | Hail Varsity
Breaking down the Huskers win over Fresno State with the help of a former Division I football coach.
Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah an uncommon talent - ESPN
When Ameer Abdullah arrived in the summer of 2011, an unheralded afterthought of a recruit, 5-foot-9 and 172 pounds soaking wet, bent on excelling in a conference loaded with bigger, heftier running backs, there were doubters. He was used to that.
Nebraska will need another top-notch game from Ameer Abdullah on Saturday against Miami in a prime-time renewal of the series.
The Hurricanes travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to face the No. 24 Cornhuskers on Saturday, but UM coach Al Golden focused on his own team the day after defeating Arkansas State.
Nebraska fans know "Dear Old Nebraska U (There Is No Place Like Nebraska)" and "Hail Varsity." But there’s another rarely heard Nebraska fight song titled "The Cornhusker"
At least it's not more of that hiphophogwash!!!!
Your grandma could have scored with tackling like that!