BTN aired the 1995 Orange Bowl last night. As I stated yesterday, that was the greatest game Tom Osborne ever coached. It was also one of the best teams he ever had. Husker fans would like to see that team duplicated today, complete with the dominance displayed by the offensive line.
There seems to be a prevailing attitude amongst Husker fans that were we only to duplicate the offense that we'd duplicate the team. This appears to translate itself into formations and plays, as in:
- We need to have a fullback and two tight ends.
- We need to run out of the I formation.
- We need to go back to running the option.
Compare these to a constant theme about Beck - that he needs to stop "being cute".
I am curious as to what fans mean when they say this.
Regarding pounding the ball, i.e., three yards a carry and wearing down a defense, do fans think the heavy/tight formations will do a better job at this than the spread formations Nebraska currently runs?
Do fans not recognize we're still option plays, just out of a different formation, i.e., is it the spread that bothers them?
It is about too many pass plays?
And last, what's wrong with the offense we've got?
The NFL's string of off-the-field issues continued with the arrest of Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer.
Can NFL players get any dumber than they already are?
Unfortunately, the answer is most likely "yes".
Colin Kaepernick has been fined $11,025 for saying something he claims he didn't say. The 49ers quarterback received a letter from the league on Wednesday saying that he's been fined for using 'inappropriate language' against the Bears.
Given what's going on in the NFL, this sounds asinine. Using "inappropriate language" on the football field during a game seems like such a petty, insignificant fine given what's going on everywhere else.
FSU releases statement on Winston, who will miss the first half of play against Clemson.
Then there's Jameis Winston, who seems like he's already ready to make the jump to the NFL!!!!
Perspectives on Florida State suspending Jameis Winston - Tomahawk Nation
Tomahawk Nation editor Bud Elliott gives his thoughts on the complex suspension situation of Jameis WInston.
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Wyoming Cowboys: How FAU Can Win Two In A Row - Underdog Dynasty
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The talented passer is quitting the game as a result of a series of concussions.
Hating Texas and all, but this sucks. You hate to see a guy have to quit the sport because of this. We wish Ash the best of luck with his future.
Michigan Announces Home-And-Home With Texas | mgoblog
As rumored last week, Michigan will play a home-and-home series with Texas.
Maryland football: Terps offensive line has big test against Syracuse - Testudo Times
Maryland's offensive line will have its hands full against a Syracuse defense that brings heavy pressure against opposing quarterbacks. Plus, information on Maryland's tight ends and freshman offensive tackles Derwin Gray and Damian Prince.
Know Your Foe: Utah Utes Edition - Maize n Brew
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Game Four: Utah vs. Michigan (9/20/14) - Maize n Brew
Michigan first tough home opponent is coming to town.
GREG DAVIS SHAKES OFF THE BAD PRESS - Black Heart Gold Pants
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Inside the Playbook: Helping Wes Lunt Read Coverage - The Champaign Room
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer is standing behind indefinitely suspended defensive end Noah Spence, and that includes allowing him to remain with the team while the junior awaits word on his status moving forward. Meyer confirmed Wednesday night that the All-Big Ten performer was still practicing with the Buckeyes, though nothing has changed in terms of his ineligibility for games after failing a second drug test last week just as he was due to return from a three-game suspension for his first positive test.
Southern Illinois is a very dangerous FCS team coming into Ross-Ade.
Northwestern may be just fine, thanks to how bad the B1G is - Inside NU
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No, BYU wouldn't be the Big Ten favorites. My column: - Land-Grant Holy Land
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Three Huskers To Represent Team USA at World Championships - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Three former Husker volleyball players will represent Team USA at the FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship Italy 2014 later this month.
Joe Keels discusses overcoming a difficult spring
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3. Nebraska WR Jordan Westerkamp Westerkamp is going to have to stretch that Miami defense and help Tommy Armstrong out to give that Nebraska offense some balance in this big game with the Hurricanes.