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Corn Flakes: The Worst Home Weekend in School History?

The football team lost to Northwestern 30-28. The (then) #3 Volleyball team lost to Minnesota on Friday night, then lost to Wisconsin on Saturday; both losses were at home.

I happened to make the comment about what a crappy weekend it was, and well, yeah, it was the crappiest weekend of all.

Mike's Report Card article yesterday emphasized the most glaring stat of the loss:

Nine times, Nebraska faced a third down needing four or fewer yards. They ran the ball three times - and gained three first downs. Oh, and scored a touchdown too. But passing in those situations? One for six, with that interception.

Much will be made about Nebraska not substituting on the offensive line. I don't think that would have made much of a difference; our offensive line is just not very good. You can blame that on coaching all you want, but Mark Cavanaugh isn't delivering a high snap about 50% of the time, and he's not the one who has difficulty moving his feet at guard.

Northwestern seemed determined to take away outside runs, so I was surprised that we didn't see more runs up the middle, nor did Andy Janovich get any carries up the middle in the second half. We didn't see a whole lot of misdirection, nor option, and those things surprised me as well.

Stuff

Al Golden fired: Miami Hurricanes coach canned as former team sits at 7-0 | FOX Sports
Cruel irony? Miami coach Golden canned as former team sits at 7-0

Al Golden fired by Miami one day after worst loss in school history - SBNationcom

The fifth-year head coach has been terminated.

Al Golden fired: Top 11 candidates for the Miami Hurricanes head coaching job | FOX Sports
Big Picture: Top 11 candidates to replace fired Miami coach Al Golden

George O'Leary resigns as UCF coach - SBNation.com
O'Leary's team is 0-8.

The Rutgers experience is maybe not quite as bad as first thought - Land-Grant Holy Land
After taking shots at Rutgers for the last year, it was time to put boots on the ground and see everything for myself.

IOWA MOVES TO No. 10 IN A.P. POLL, No. 11 IN COACHES POLL - Black Heart Gold Pants
The Hawkeyes move up two spots with the Coaches on a bye week.

Wisconsin vs. Illinois: Three things we learned from the Badgers' 24-13 win - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Quick analysis from Wisconsin's tough-minded win over Illinois.

Wisconsin 24, Illinois 13: Players of the Game - The Champaign Room
Who were the top performers in the Illini loss?

Hey, Wha Happen: Penn State 31, Maryland 30 - Black Shoe Diaries
It was not pretty, not even a little bit, but Penn State is 6-2 and going bowling.

2015 is quickly becoming the 'What-If Season' for Indiana football - The Crimson Quarry
After starting the season 4-0, the Hoosiers have fallen back to .500 amidst injuries and near-misses. Now they'll have four games to get from 'What Could've Been" to a bowl game.

Rutgers Football: What does the embarrassing loss to Ohio State mean for the future? - On the Banks
Rutgers was outclassed against the Buckeyes. What does the future hold for the football program?

Michigan State Spartans Football: Kneejerk Reactions: MSU 52 - IU 26 - The Only Colors
Reacting to MSU's #RealRival win over Indiana

Georgia Tech runs back blocked field goal to give Florida State its first loss - SBNation.com
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

Of All The Aggie Problems Kevin Sumlin Must Fix, None Loom Larger Than Regaining His Team’s Trust " CBS Houston
By John P. Lopez The Aggies are lost. They are a team with no clear direction or purpose. This team might as well have driven to the airport in 70-different Uber cars for the flight to Oxford, rather than a team bus. That's how many different directions they're headed.

Sunday Morning Coming Down // Week 8 - Off Tackle Empire
Mike Riley has two chairs. One is a slightly broken $5 trophy that the Gophers miss dearly, and the other is heating up quickly.

Barfknecht: New verse, same old song at Nebraska; No excuses for losses like this - Omaha.com

Plus, the athletic director who hired Riley — if anybody can find him or remember his name — would have to put a noose around his own neck, too.

Nothing like Barfy when he feels he's been slighted, huh?

Northwestern-Nebraska recap: Player grades from the Wildcats' 30-28 road victory - Inside NU
Every Sunday after a Northwestern win or loss, we'll be handing out player grades as a way to analyze the Wildcats' performance from an individual perspective.

3 & Out: Northwestern-Nebraska | Hail Varsity
Thirty. That was Nebraska’s edge in the total number of plays it ran against Northwestern, 86-56. That’s a pretty rare thing.

Then There's This:

Let me say - I hate it when people go back and delete tweets. If you said, own it, you gutless sunsabitches.

Will Compton Kenny Bell tweets

Tweets by former huskers