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The latest about Tanner Lee is a little much.

David McGee

Tanner Lee goes from Tulane to Nebraska to among nation's premier QBs

But Lee is absolutely an elite NFL prospect, with the arm, size and smarts to shine in the Cornhuskers’ style of play, and this is how transfers are supposed to work.

Holeeeeee shit.

I am as hopeful as the next Husker fan that Tanner Lee is the first coming of the NFL first-round draft pick that Nebraska has never had, but dear Lord can the guy play a down for the Huskers before he’s anointed an “elite NFL prospect”?

But wait, there’s more!

Lee is built for the next level. Already, Nebraska coaches have considered the possibility that he’ll be a one-and-done recruit — a player who transfers in, redshirts and then flourishes before hopping into the NFL, leaving an additional year of eligibility on the table. It’s a trade the staff will take, of course.

Maybe NFL quarterbacks are in that short supply.

Or maybe this is just a way for Paul Myerberg, author of that piece, to later say that he knew all along Lee would be “an elite NFL prospect”. Phil Steele makes a living off making predictions, knowing that if he makes a lot of them, he can remind you of the ones that are right and you’ll forget the rest.

This is a set up for failure. If you’re drinking the koolaid this heavily, you’re going to be looking for someone to blame if things don’t work out the way you want them. There’s already enough pressure at Nebraska without this kind of hype.

There are 44 days left until the season starts.

Maybe we should take a pool on when I’ll go ahead and jump on the Lee hype train bandwagon rocket booster to colonize Mars.

McKewon: Preseason guides not high on Huskers, provide lots of fiery fodder for fans | Football | omaha.com

And right now, the preseason magazines have a lukewarm view of the Huskers’ 2017 team. Northwestern — that little private school on the lake that Nebraska beat up pretty good last season — is a hot pick to finish No. 2 in the Big Ten West. Wisconsin is the unanimous pick to win.

It’s easy to understand why they’re not high on the Huskers, but it’s also funny that McKewon notes the mistakes made in each magazine.

Then there’s this:

“That job is a lot worse than it was a few years ago, and no one in the administration seems to recognize it,” said one anonymous coach to Athlon.

Let’s see. Nebraska has amazing attendance, and a well-run athletic department that has an abundance of resources, doesn’t seem to hurt for ANYTHING that coaches want to do with the exception of cheating... we can safely conclude that whatever anonymous coach made this statement doesn’t give a fuck about anything but winning and would probably cheat to get there.

Fair assessment, anonymous coach?

Replacing Jones No Easy Task for Nebraska | Hail Varsity

Football is a fickle thing. Less than two weeks ago, one could have argued that Nebraska had one of the best secondaries led by one of the best cover corners in the Big Ten. Now, after a bit of bad injury luck, that secondary – the strength of the defense – is suddenly full of questions, just like the rest of the team.

Sigh.

Husker physicist points way to controlling elasticity with magnetism | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Husker physicist Christian Binek has found that the elasticity of a material can be predicted from its magnetic properties – and that magnetism, in turn, might be tailored or applied to control elasticity.

Concussion experts to gather at Memorial Stadium forum | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Athletic trainers, physicians, nurses, speech-language pathologists and other health professionals can learn about concussion assessment and treatment options during a symposium July 17 in West Memorial Stadium.

Plant scientists aim to turn sorghum into jet fuel | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
As members of a new federally funded bioenergy research center, Nebraska plant scientists Edgar Cahoon and Tom Clemente will spend the next five years working to expand the oil-producing capability of the sorghum plant.

Oklahoma State’s punter launches Heisman campaign, complete with 1990s GeoCities GIFs - SBNation.com
Zach Sinor wants your support, Heisman voters.

2017 Big 12 Media Days - rule changes and points of emphasis - Bring On The Cats
The Big 12’s chief official talks about clock management, leaping, horse-collars, and complaining coaches.

Texas Tech DB played media days bingo to keep track of clichéd questions - SBNation.com
College football media days are cool in that they’re a sign that the season is just around the corner. But as an actual exchange of information, they can be quite dull. To highlight this point (and probably have a little fun, too), Texas Tech and junior defensive back Jah’Shawn Johnson decided to play a game: media days bingo.

My Toughest Opponent: Depression

Each snap, each series and each quarter are physically and emotionally demanding. But no game or season has ever tested my endurance or attacked my resolve like the challenge that I now face each day of my life.

Depression.

This is by Iowa senior offensive lineman Sean Welsh. It took a lot of guts to write this.

Then There’s This:

Coen brothers seek 'ordinary' Nebraskans for new miniseries being filmed in Panhandle | Local News | starherald.com
Shooting for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is supposed to begin in New Mexico this summer, with shooting in Nebraska planned throughout September. The set will be closed to the public.

Ranking the Most Popular Websites by Demographic
We analyzed data from Priceonomics customer Quantcast, a company that measures and quantifies web audiences. Quantcast uses a combination of direct measurement and inferential statistical models, we’re able to determine the gender, age, income, and education makeup of a website’s traffic. We turned to this data set to find out which websites drew the most male, female, millennial, senior, parent, wealthy and educated audiences.

Nebraska lawmakers discuss cash, perks to lure new residents | KHGI

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) City leaders in Curtis will do just about anything to bring new faces to their small western Nebraska town.Free land to build a house? Done. Golf course membership and swimming pool passes? No problem. Up to $1,000 in cash for families

Curtis, my hometown.

They paid me to leave. In fact, Doug Schultz, mentioned in that article, once gave me $5 and a case of generic beer, and said, “Jon... get the fuck out of town.”