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Flakes: Spoiled Ducks, Broken Facemasks, Ask Tom Osborne

Our weekly stroll around the Husker football schedule includes an open letter to spoiled Oregon fans. A volleyball coach goes to Tom Osborne for advice, Andy Janovich needs another facemask, and the Buffaloes still have a sense of humor.

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It's Oregon week! This game with the Ducks has been circled on calendars for a couple years now. It is shaping up to be a battle of two offenses that can't be stopped and two defenses that are still searching for answers.

What do the two student newspapers say?

Football score predictions: Nebraska vs. Oregon | Sports |
Brett Nierengarten, senior sports editor: Nebraska 38, Oregon 35

Battle between Oregon receivers and Nebraska secondary will be pivotal in Week 3 matchup
Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and Nebraska head coach Mike Riley are old friends. The coaches have been competing against one another for years in the Pac-12 before Riley bolted from Oregon State to Nebraska in 2015.


See, even volleyball coaches ask Tom Osborne what he thinks....

Cook goes to Osborne for advice on coaching teams with high expectations | Volleyball |
Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook has experience coaching teams with high expectations, but is still always looking for ways to improve himself and the team.

No. 1 Huskers have won 18 straight sets - The Grand Island Independent: Sports
LINCOLN — There were only about 100 people present when Nebraska played Arkansas Friday in the Lobo Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Huskers seeking first win against a ranked nonconference team since 2001 | Big Red Today blog |
On Sept. 8, 2001, No. 5 Nebraska beat No. 17 Notre Dame 27-10 to start the season 3-0 and continue a path that led to the Rose Bowl. Since then,

Penalties are red flag for Huskers heading into Oregon game
Nebraska has four personal fouls and four unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in its first two games, a major red flag as the Cornhuskers prepare for this week's home matchup with No. 22 Oregon.

Armstrong, Gates Said No to Oregon, Yes to Nebraska - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
College football recruiting has always been interesting, so when Nebraska offensive tackle Nick Gates and Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. acknowledged Monday that both received scholarship

On the plus side - North Platte Nebraska's Newspaper: Husker Sports
LINCOLN — Nebraska’s Michael Rose-Ivey did what Wyoming players could not after teammate Kieron Williams’ interception Saturday, finally getting Williams to the ground after he’d scored on the 23-yard return of his third-quarter interception.

Huskers may be slowed by injuries vs. Oregon - The Grand Island Independent: Latest Huskers News
LINCOLN — Nebraska may not be at full strength when the Husker host Nos. 21-22 Oregon Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Ex-Oregon State receiver Mike Hass on Nebraska-Oregon: "Go Huskers!" |
Former Oregon State receiver says he's pulling for Mike Riley and the Huskers to beat rival Ducks on Saturday.

Schedule Rundown

An article about each team on the Nebraska football schedule.

After big finish, Fresno State seeking efficiency in run game | Fresno Bee
Fresno State rushed for an average of only 3.3 yards in the first 31 plays against the Hornets before churning out 8.1 on its last 12 plays. The Bulldogs are making some adjustments this week in practice to get off to a faster start.

Wyoming football seeks ground game resurgence against UC Davis | Football |
LARAMIE — Wyoming’s struggles to establish the run Saturday at Nebraska quickly became a chicken-and-egg situation for the Cowboys. By failing to convert on short third-down conversions in the first

An Open Letter to All the Petulant Oregon Fans - Addicted To Quack
We hear you. We don’t like you. Please stop.

Who deserves the blame? A look at which coaches are not cutting it, Part I: Offense - Inside NU
There’s plenty of blame to go around.

HOOSIER FILM ROOM: How Dan Feeney makes the Indiana ground game go - The Crimson Quarry
In a new Crimson Quarry feature, we break down film on a different player or facet every week. What better place to start than with Indiana’s best player?

Purdue Football Coaching Search: Who Replaces Darrell Hazell? - Hammer and Rails

Wisconsin cornerback Natrell Jamerson out with left leg injury - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Another substantial loss for the Badgers’ defense.

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett gets to play Oklahoma like he always wanted - Land-Grant Holy Land
Even if it’s not in a Texas uniform, Barrett is excited about playing against his childhood favorite team’s rival.

Minnesota Football Week 2: 3 Stars, 4 Quarters, 5 Thoughts - The Daily Gopher
A numerical summation of Minnesota's game against the Indiana State Sycamores.

Darnell Savage has stepped up at safety for Maryland football - Testudo Times
He’s adapted to a new role in what looks like a strong secondary.

Ferentz cares not for your scheduling grievances

Former Huskers

I guess we know how he earned the nickname "Hammerhead".

3 touchdowns provided by former Huskers on NFL opening weekend | Huskers - KETV Home
What a weekend it was for former Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Elsewhere In Sports

Is it time to get rid of placekicking in the NFL? | Sports on Earth
There were several close games in Week One of the 2016 NFL season, with some of the outcomes being decided by the kicker. Is this how fans and players want the most exciting NFL games to be decided? Is it time to get rid of placekicking altogether?

While the NCAA disapproves of North Carolina, it perpetuates LGBTQ discrimination elsewhere
The NCAA should be applauded for its decision to remove events from North Carolina, but its values on LGBTQ inclusion should filter down to its member schools, writes espnW's Katie Barnes.

Arkansas has taken over for LSU as the SEC's chaos master -
Also: Louisville could’ve tried to put 100 on Syracuse, Georgia made the wrong kind of history, and Tennessee's fumble luck is getting ridiculous.

Colorado made fun of Jim Harbaugh's roster secrecy by posting a fake depth chart -
This is some amazing work.

Florida Gators GoPro: Inside look at a Florida practice |
An inside look like never seen before of a Florida Gators football practice armed with GoPros.

This and That....

Air Force video: F-16 pilot saved by automatic collision avoidance system | Ars Technica
Auto-GCAS pulls plane out of dive after pilot passes out from G-force.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!