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I had a great weekend. You?

NCAA Football: Big Ten Media Days Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

It was a really good weekend.

I rode a mechanical bull for the first time in my life.

I spent Sunday smoking.... chicken, Mac N cheese, veggies for the week. Here:

Notice the one on the right... and the color compared to the one on the left?

That’s the result of having more paprika in your rub. I’m not sure why, exactly, paprika exists other than to add color, because it doesn’t add much taste unless you screw it up, then it becomes bitter.

I like spice, but I have a new household now. I have the oldest son moving back in, with his girlfriend, and her six-year old daughter Eva. She’s a peach. I love her.

Suddenly, though, I can’t cook really spicy food. I can’t cook.. well, I have a whole list of things they can’t eat. I know we could make this a debate, but, hey, when you love people you adjust, right?

Change is constant. It is in everything living. Accept it. Move on.

Sipple: Ten observations from Huskers' camp-opening practice | Life in the Red | journalstar.com
At the close of Sunday's practice -- the first of Nebraska's preseason camp -- Mike Riley told reporters of a minor problem he noticed.

Questions abound in NU secondary, though a trio of young corners may have the answers | Football | journalstar.com
When Chris Jones was sidelined with a meniscus tear earlier this summer, it led to some big questions surrounding Nebraska's secondary. Who would step up opposite Lamar Jackson? Would Joshua

McKewon: Will Huskers’ pro-style offense succeed? It’s likely to depend on trenches | Football | omaha.com

“I’m of the belief that you really can’t succeed running a pro-style offense unless you can get the best linemen,” Staples said. He then delved into offenses that cropped up in the past 15 years — Mike Leach’s “Air Raid” or the system Urban Meyer developed — that were designed to close talent gaps.

This first quote is from Andy Staples, SI. I am not inclined to disagree with him.

But Nebraska’s identity can’t be screens and draws; those are side dishes. Beyond that, NU’s been so-so on draw — the best I can recall is Imani Cross’ run at Rutgers in 2015 — and slightly worse on screen plays. Nebraska didn’t execute either well during spring camp.

I am somewhat inclined to disagree with this, however. What does the past have to do with this team? We haven’t run the draw well... what does that have to do with 2017? Nothing.

Maybe you can’t establish an identity on screens and draws, but you can run the fuck out of them. There are so many variations - if your offensive line is struggling, why not vary them to keep a defense guessing?

Predicting Wisconsin’s breakout players for 2017 - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Which Badgers do you have your eye on?

Wisconsin keeps rolling with fall camp practice No. 2 - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Highlights and insights from Sunday’s practice.

Applauding the Modern Penn State Fan - Off Tackle Empire
Celebrating our rivals across the river

Predicting Penn State’s 2017 Record, Talkin’ #unrivaled - Off Tackle Empire
Will Penn State win the Big Ten in 2017? And...is Pitt really the best non-conference opponent for the Nittany Lions, or are they truly #unrivaled?

OTB Round Table: Initial Thoughts As Rutgers Football Training Camp Begins - On the Banks
Many of our contributors got together to share early takes ahead of the 2017 campaign.

Restoring Pride On The Field Should Be Biggest Hope For Rutgers Football in 2017 - On the Banks
It’s okay to be excited by the little things, while keeping the big picture in focus.

Malik McDowell injured in ATV accident - The Only Colors
His rookie season in the NFL is in jeopardy

Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck had some interesting quotes at THSCA - Barking Carnival
Offensive coordinator Tim Beck had some interesting comments at the THSCA convention. Here are some that struck me:

The Running Backs

Coach McKnight the strength coach has done a fantastic job...

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LET’S AGGRESSIVELY IGNORE THAT PESKY OLE MISS STUFF, TOGETHER.

Our Ole Miss site has given up and become an alcohol and food blog.

The gin and tonic is the best new cocktail, LET ME FINISH - Red Cup Rebellion
LET ME FINISH.

Willie Taggart says Oregon will cut back on the number of uniform combinations they wear. - Addicted To Quack
Last year, the Oregon Ducks wore everything from grey uniforms with a sweatshirt look to looking like actual ducks, and everything in between. This year, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart says that...

Then There’s This

Your Monday moment of “awwww”...