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Corn Flakes: Nebraska Football Fall Practice Starts This Week!

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In yet another sign that football season is imminent, Nebraska fall football camp starts this week.

Wednesday will feature player interviews and Nebraska's Fan Day from 6:00-7:30 pm (we'll have more on that later).

Thursday, August 6th, fall practice will begin. Classes at UNL will start August 24th, and shortly after that, football season will be upon us.

That means we'll finally get to really see what we've got. We can get past the "Riley is the nicest guy in history" goo, and start to see whether or not this staff can coach. We've already seen that they're not afraid to go out and put effort into recruiting; we're not too far away from seeing what they can put on the field.

At CN, we're asked to do a fair amount of speculating, and this season is all about speculation. How smooth will the transition go? Will Riley be successful in adjusting his pro-style offense to this spread option personnel until he can coach up his own recruits? Will Mark Banker's defense really be better than Bo Pelini's?

Will Mike Cavanaugh's offensive line show some consistency, something we haven't seen at Nebraska in what seems like forever?

So many questions.

Finally, we're getting to a time at which we can eliminate the bullshit and start seeing some answers.

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So this offseason, Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf went looking for other college offenses they could incorporate into their own.  They ended up zeroing in on an old nemesis.

B1G Media Days: Mascots, Fans, and Coach Riley Committing to the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy - Off Tackle Empire
LPW goes to the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon

Tate: Delany can't fix Big Ten football issue | News-Gazette.com
Could there be anything more hopeless than Indiana, with a history of football mediocrity, trying to compete favorably with Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and Penn State in football’s Eastern Division?

Kill leading U football back to prime-time relevancy - StarTribune.com
As the Gophers get ready to open practice Friday, Minnesota has become a place where college football matters on a national level again. Longtime observers are calling the Sept. 3 game against TCU the Gophers’ most tantalizing season opener since O.J. Simpson and USC visited Memorial Stadium in 1968.

What you need to know about Ohio State's new BTN 'Scarlet and Gray Days' - Land-Grant Holy Land

We chatted with BTN President Mark Silverman about the network's ambitious new project to cover Ohio State before their first game against Virginia Tech

What you need to know is the Big Ten is still all about Ohio State and Michigan.

Month out, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes popular bets to win title
One month before the college football season kicks off, the Michigan Wolverines are one of the most popular bets to win the national championship at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

Maryland Has More To Prove To Establish True Rivalry With Nittany Lions - RantSports
As the teams met at the 50-yard line prior to last year’s game, the Penn State captains extended their hands to greet the visitors. The Terrapins didn’t comply, refusing to shake the Nittany Lions’ hands. The actions by the Maryland captains were not condoned by the coaching staff, according to head coach Randy Edsall, though he pumped up the rivalry following the game.

Harbaugh, recruits crash a wedding at U-M's BBQ
Michigan's biggest non-game football recruiting day of the year occurred Sunday and the prospects spent the day sharing on social media.

Penn State, Pitt ADs will discuss potential future of in-state series | CollegeFootballTalk

New leadership and conference scheduling requirements and commitments may leave the door wide open for a long-term future for a Keystone State rivalry. Penn State and Pittsburgh have not played since 2000, but a four-game series will begin next season.

Penn State and Pitt should start playing each other again.

Are The Big Ten's New Scheduling Rules Good or Bad for College Football's Group of Five? - Underdog Dynasty
A nine-game conference schedule, at least one out-of-conference P5 game and... no FCS teams? This may not be a bad thing for the G5.

G5 Powerhouses: DO NOT Join the BigXII, Whatever You Do - Underdog Dynasty
Just as it's wise not to marry the first girl who has a crush on you in high school, it would be wise for these schools to rethink joining the BigXII should it be the first Power 5 conference that makes an offer.

What Might Have Been...KU, TAMU, ISU & OU - BT Powerhouse
A look into the four Big 12 programs that could have made the Big Ten a sixteen team juggernaut in 2010.

Minnesota Football Recruiting: Dredrick Snelson Commits - The Daily Gopher
Jerry Kill lands an Under Armour All-American with an impressive offer list, adding to what is already shaping up as Kill's best class at Minnesota to date.

Get to know Ohio State QB coach Tim Beck from one his former players, Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong | cleveland.com
We've seen what Beck can do already, he helped Ohio State lock up 2016 Texas quarterback prospect Tristen Wallace. What makes him so effective in Texas? Armstrong described him as relentless.

BYU's Taysom Hill understands risk and reward better than most
BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, a potential Heisman Trophy contender should he stay healthy, puts his body at risk but wpn't jeopardize his mind. He finds a competitive thrill in the workplace to rival the field.

No, Lolo Jones didn't say she could last a minute with Ronda Rousey ... stop being dumb, Internet - SBNation.com

Let's cool this one down a little, shall we?

Further evidence of why social media is making us dumber by turning us into overreacting five year olds.

No more Husker players' numbers on fan jerseys

A whole new market niche in Husker nostalgia has opened up.

Apparently this has some people upset. They're only going to sell jerseys with numbers #1 and #15 this season, apparently because they don't want to get into the "likeness" lawsuits any more than they already have.

This is the evolution of college sports. If you had your heart set on a #80 jersey, you'd better be figuring out how you can sew those numbers on yourself.