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Corn Flakes: Is Nebraska Football Exceeding Your Expectations?

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News News News! Why are you negative about Nebraska football?

Gallery: Late Husker Surge Toppels Illinois David McGee

Welcome to Monday!

During the game Saturday I was set off a bit by a negative comment that was directed at me on twitter. It was your typical complaint about the offense of line or the coaching or playcalling; honestly I don't remember exactly what it was and I'm not going to look it up because I've tried to stop using Twitter as a reference point.

What it did was make me think about expectations. Nebraska struggled mightily with Illinois - with a team that we expected to blow out. That didn't happen until late in the game but we knew that Nebraska would have problems this season with their offensive and defensive lines. We also knew that Illinois strength was their defensive line that it was going to be difficult to run against them.

Nebraska sits at 5-0 and ranked 12th in the coaches poll.

That's way above where you thought they'd be at this point in the season, isn't it? I realize that Oregon is not the juggernaut we thought they were, by so far this teams performance has far exceeded expectations, hasn't it?

I understand the tendency of fans to get nervous during the game and become negative, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on the matter.

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Big Ten

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Why is this man still employed?

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What a great day to be a Penn State football fan!

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Elsewhere

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Then There's This

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Did you see this? Probably not. It’s very sad, and indicative of what still appears to be a problem at Baylor.