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Get To Know the CornNation Staff: Brian Towle

GTKtCNS reaches out to our Texas spy....I mean....recruiting guru. Find out why Brian might be the most superstitious person on the CN staff. Bonus points to anyone that puts the correct pronunciation of his last name in the comments.

I am convinced Brian never sleeps.  Between his real job, CornNation, and baby daughter, he has somehow learned to exist without closing his eyes. I am also convinced that there is not a more dedicated Husker recruiting writer out there. It has been especially fun to watch now that he has something to write 'home' about. Follow Brian on Twitter at @BrianRTowle

How did you become a Husker fan?

Brian: Born and raised in Lincoln, and I stayed there till I was 29. Matter of factly, the last day I was a Nebraska resident was the Restore the Order game. Went to game after game, collected 100's of those Nebraska cups with the sticky plastic topping them.

If you travelled forward in time and learned that the Huskers never win a Big Ten title or a national title ever again - would you still cheer for them? Why or why not?

Brian: I'd be sad. Because all the hope we'd have didn't get fulfilled. But then I'd know a lot of lottery numbers and such and could go to Vegas and bet on things and be rich, so I'd be happier.

What is your favorite Husker-related memory?

Brian: I was at the Oklahoma game in 1991 when it was a cold, rainy day. Nebraska was down but came back in the 4th Quarter to win, and Calvin Jones ran into the end zone right in front of me and my brother. Keithen McCant at QB and Johnny Mitchell owning Memorial Stadium and the Huskers defeating the Sooners with the Orange Bowl on the line.

Ranchbabe's note: Ask and ye shall receive....

What is your most prized piece of Husker gear or memorabilia?

BT: I have some sweet 90's Nebraska hats still. Have to find them.

Do you have any "superstitions" or routines that you have to do on game day?  How or why did that particular routine/superstition evolve?

Brian: I'm so superstitious that I don't have any. That makes sense? Ok.

Among your family and friends, who is the most die-hard Husker fan? What makes you say that?

BT: My wife is a bigger fan than I am. However, my brother is the biggest one that I know of. He's got his heart on his sleeve and will let you know how good (and bad) things are.

What one thing about the Mike Riley regime has stuck out most to you so far?

BT: Professional accountability. He and the staff know what they are doing and are not afraid to be transparent to folks. That may or may not be a great thing down the line, but for now it's nice to see.


ICYMI: Some of Brian's great work in the recruiting area can be found in the "Stadium Drive Rumblings" series. The latest installment is here.

Brian also recently joined forces with Salt Creek and Mister Mike to convince the skeptics at Off Tackle Empire (the SB Nation B1G blog) why Nebraska needed to to move on from the Pelini era.

He also discussed the question of alcohol sales at Pinnacle Bank Arena.