With a bye week for Nebraska football, Mike Riley won’t be holding his weekly news conference today. (More bad news: Vegas made “BYE” a three point favorite this week. Go figure.)
Nebraska’s next game is against Purdue on the road, with BTN television coverage beginning at 6:30 pm central time on Saturday, October 28. It will only be the tenth night game in Ross-Ade Stadium history, and the first conference night game in over ten years. Purdue is 2-7 under the lights at home, with the wins against Ohio (44-21 in the second week of this season) and Toledo (in 1994).
Some Reaction to Bill Moos Leaving Washington State
Seattle Times: According to a source close to the WSU athletic department, WSU officials, including Schulz, were blindsided by Moos’ departure. Schulz apparently found out about it on Twitter on Sunday morning. Moos confirmed to the Omaha World Herald Sunday that he told no one at WSU he was leaving.
Spokane Spokesman-Review: Washington State’s Associate Athletic Director for Communications, Bill Stevens, said he hadn’t heard from Moos as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Mike Leach said Moos only sent a text message to alert the WSU coach he was leaving. The WSU community was nothing short of stunned.
The Oregonian: Moos had his critics at WSU, including, apparently, school president Kirk Schultz. But he wasn't afraid to spend money, even if it meant going into debt to do it. And his hire of Mike Leach to coach the football team made the Cougars relevant nationally in the college sport that matters most for the first time since Mike Price was taking them to Rose Bowls. In that way, Moos will be a tough act to follow.
CougCenter.com - Our SB Nation cousin reflects on the change.
In other stuff
Last night, former Huskers Brian Duensing and Tony Watson faced each other in the eighth inning of the National League Championship Series. Duensing took the loss for the Cubs, pitching 1 2/3rd innings in the eighth and ninth innings, walking two and allowing one hit. Watson pitched the final two outs of the eighth inning for the Dodgers, as the Dodgers hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to take a 2-0 lead over the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs.
Yes, it’s still fun to write that.