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Corn Flakes: Creighton Hangover,More Bowls, And Nebraska Recruiting

Rough game last night against Creighton. I was probably as mad and disgusted as I was during any football game this season. Tim Miles team is young, and it's hard being patient for them to come together, but at the start of that game, they were flat out either afraid to do anything to create offense or had no clue as to how to handle Creighton.

Shavon Shields game was very disappointing, as was Tai Webster's until the second half.

Maybe this is going to be Tim Miles' career at Nebraska. Some day build a decent program, but get smoked every time he goes to Omaha to face Creighton.

Changes coming after bowl system reaches record 40 games | College Football

It's amazing, isn't it, that with 40 bowl games nobody saw this coming; THIS being that there are 5-7 teams going to bowl games. Suddenly, people who get paid a fair wage in US Dollars (we assume) are outraged that there are too many bowl games and by golly, they're all going to have to get together somewhere (probably a nice cushy resort in a mountain villa) and talk about just how horrifying the problem is.

"The members are going to have to figure out, what's the purpose of bowl games?" NCAA President Mark Emmert told reporters Wednesday at the IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. "Is it a reward for a successful season or is it just another game that we're going to provide an opportunity for?"

That is what bureaucrats do.

Some fake outrage here after leaders in the NCAA, including conference commissioners and athletic directors, already capitulated on the bowl games. They've let ESPN run wild, basically, and now they act shocked.... well, honestly, there's only a little shock. Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson is upset because Colorado State and Nevada are in the conference, but meeting in the Arizona bowl.

I wouldn't put too much stock in it. Attention spans are shot. Next year we'll probably have 50 bowl games and someone will be outraged because their starters will be playing their second team in Ireland.

They'll still go, of course.

Ohio State's the second easiest place to recruit in the country, per ESPN - Land-Grant Holy Land

Here's how the Big Ten ranked:

2) Ohio State

9) Michigan

18) Penn State

23) Michigan State

33) Maryland

37) Wisconsin

Nebraska was 38th, behind Wisconsin. ESPN's reasoning (without becoming an Insider subscriber) were as follows:

Nebraska has signed just one ESPN 300 player since 2010, and current recruits are aware that most of the program's title-winning tradition dates to before they were born.

It's clear that Nebraska has to get better in this area, although Iowa isn't too far after us, at 41st. Do I think we're behind Maryland? No. I don't think we're behind Wisconsin either, but we still have to get out there and do the work, do the sales.

Jake Butt Will Return to Michigan for His Senior Season in 2016 - Maize n Brew

The New Offensive Coordinator May Be Found Just A Few Hours Drive From State College - Black Shoe Diaries
The Maryland offensive coordinator is likely to look elsewhere for employment now that DJ Durkin has been hired to replace Randy Edsall.

BYU and Utah are playing in Las Vegas. Here are the things Mormons can and cannot do there -
A rivalry with the nickname "The Holy War" is going to a city with the nickname "Sin City." These things will get along just fine.

ESPN and College Football Playoff Agree Not to Air Daily Fantasy Ads - The New York Times
The telecasts of the national semifinals and the national championship game this season will not feature advertising for daily fantasy websites like DraftKings and FanDuel.

2015 Foster Farms Bowl advanced stats tale of the tape: Nebraska vs. UCLA -

Advanced stats previewing the Foster Farms Bowl between UCLA and Nebraska.

These tell us what we already know, really. Nebraska is playing a much better statistically ranked team.


Purdue 93, Howard 55, Boilers Move to 10-0 - Hammer and Rails
Purdue blasts Howard to move to 10-0.

Big Ten Tuesday Recap: Maryland Gets A Quality Win, Ohio St and Rutgers Add Wins As Well - BT Powerhouse
Maryland gets a big win over UConn as the Big Ten went 3-3 last night.

Minnesota Basketball Loses to South Dakota State 84-70 - The Daily Gopher
The Worst loss since the last loss.