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Corn Flakes: What’s Your Feeling About Oregon?

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Are you excited about watching the Huskers vs the Ducks, or would you rather it not even be played?

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It’s a pretty simple question – What your feeling about Oregon?

It can be fairly difficult to get a good read on the pulse of the Husker fan base, because between the community here at CornNation, our Facebook page, and twitter, the biggest thing that stands out are the people who complain. We have around 23,000 followers on twitter, around 32,000 on Facebook, and a few hundred thousand that come to our site each month. That’s a fairly good amount of traffic for a bunch of people that don’t do this for a living.

If I had to guess the pulse of the Husker fan base, it would go like this:

  • 13% of you hope that the Oregon game gets canceled due to smoke because you are so worried about being embarrassed by our defense that you’d rather see us not play this game.
  • 50% of you are going to watch to see what happens.
  • 24% of you believe that Bob Diaco knows what he’s doing and purposely played a vanilla defense against Arkansas State so that he could surprise Oregon this weekend.
  • 4% of you want Nebraska to lose so you could tell all your buddies just how right you were about Mike Riley being a bad hire.
  • 8% of you are convinced that Nebraska is going to stomp the living crap out of Oregon. You don’t really need a reason, you are just convinced. I love that 8% of you.
  • 7% of you are only doing this because your boyfriend, husband, or significant other makes you. They make you do this by making it clear that this is the only way you’re going to spend time with them.

As for me, I’m probably in the 50%. We know a lot more about our offense after the first week. We know that we have a significantly improved offense of line, even though some people may need to be convinced of that. We know that we have a passing quarterback and a pretty decent running back. We know that we have some speed in our receiving corps.

We know next to nothing about our defense, other than our underwear model defensive coordinator is willing to give up yardage as long as he doesn’t give up points. The Oregon game should tell us a lot more about our defense, but in order for you to find out you’re going to have to watch, and possibly keep an open mind.

These aren’t your 90s Huskers. If that was your expectation, congratulations, you are a doorknob. The only thing that matters is winning games. Style doesn’t matter. Statistics don’t matter.

So what is your feeling about Oregon? Do you fit into one of the categories above, or would you like to create one of your own?


News

Engineering enrollment breaks records; undergrad totals set new high for 11th straight year | College of Engineering | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
For the 11th straight year, the College of Engineering has set a record for undergraduate enrollment, helping push the university as a whole to its third straight year of record enrollment.

Jim Leavitt pleased with start for Oregon Ducks defense, but Nebraska presents true early-season test | Oregon Ducks Football | Eugene, Oregon
The Ducks only surrendered 99 net rushing yards (2.6 yards per attempt) and finished with two interceptions, five sacks and seven tackles for loss.

Mike Riley's friends are his biggest fans. But Saturday, a few will root harder for the Oregon Ducks | OregonLive.com
Riley's friends are unabashedly his biggest fans. But despite growing up together in the shadow of Oregon State's campus, a few of his oldest and closest pals have become die-hard fans of the Oregon Ducks, too.

Top 5 Oregon players to watch | Sports | dailynebraskan.com

The Huskers head to Eugene, Oregon, this weekend to face a Ducks team that hopes to improve from a 4-8 season last year. There are potential NFL stars on the Ducks’ roster and Oregon has some athletes that could present some issues for Nebraska

  1. Royce Freeman
  2. Royce Freeman
  3. Royce Freeman
  4. Royce Freeman
  5. Justin Herbert

Nebraska Cornhuskers making progress or starting over? - Big Ten Blog- ESPN
The intrinsic question around Nebraska football camp last month -- dating to the final hours of last year, in fact, after the Cornhuskers completed a flat finish to Mike Riley’s second season -- involves the quality that every coach, player and fan demands from their program.

Holt Named Men's Basketball Video Coordinator - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
University of Nebraska Men's Basketball Head Coach Tim Miles announced Wednesday that Matt Holt has been named video coordinator for the Husker basketball program.

Huskers Wrap Up Non-Conference Slate at Home - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

No. 22 Nebraska (5-1-0) will host a pair of non-conference teams this weekend at Barbara Hibner Stadium before the start of Big Ten play next weekend.

This is soccer. You can tell it’s soccer because whomever writes about soccer for the athletic department never bothers to mention that it’s soccer in the headline, or in the lede.

Anyway, the soccer team has had a good start to the season.

Nebraska to Retire Larson's Jersey on Sept. 29 - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

The Nebraska Athletics Department has announced that former Husker volleyball All-American and Olympian Jordan Larson will have her jersey retired on Friday, Sept. 29 when the Huskers host Minnesota at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

This is cool!

Minnesota Volleyball Rises to No. 1 Ahead of Showdown with Texas - The Daily Gopher Big weekend ahead for the newly minted No. 1 Gophers as they take on No. 5 Texas in Austin. Gophers took care of business at home last weekend sweeping all three opponents.

Ohio (1-0) at Purdue (0-1) Preview - Hammer and Rails
For the first time in 29 years Purdue takes on Ohio.

Northwestern vs. Duke Preview Content - Inside NU
Northwestern travels to Duke for the second time in three years.

Behind Enemy Lines: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - The Champaign Room
Jon Londergan from Underdog Dynasty joins us to preview the Illini vs WKU game.

Hurricane Irma: Florida Atlantic vs. Wisconsin will be played as scheduled - Bucky's 5th Quarter
No changes to Saturday’s game.

Wisconsin football: Chikwe Obasih injury update - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Redshirt senior defensive end Chikwe Obasih injured his knee during Wednesday’s practice, according to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus. The duration of time Obasih will miss is yet to be determined. B5Q has reached out to UW for confirmation of the injury and the potential timetable for his return.

Miami vs. Arkansas State canceled due to Hurricane Irma - SBNation.com
The Category 5 hurricane would’ve complicated road game travel.

Good performance at Nebraska causes Miami to bailout?

I am all for safety and putting life ahead of football but it is crass to use those as an excuse to avoid playing a game you don't want to play.

Is this guy off his rocker? Maybe, but he makes some good points. It’s a damned shame Miami won’t be playing Arkansas State because I’d like to see how the Red Wolves offense would do against them.

Notre Dame accused of concealing medical results from football player
A former Notre Dame football player is suing the university for negligence, alleging that results of a spinal scan were concealed from him and that he should not have been allowed to continue playing.

College football sideline props: Trashcans, chains, belts, hammers, and more - SBNation.com
Hammers, lunch pails, chains, and so on. They all have a purpose on a team’s sideline.

College football rankings: Big, boring, bloated Alabama’s No. 1 again - SBNation.com
It’s time to rank only the exact number of teams you feel like ranking.

THIS WEEK IN SCHADENFREUDE: Texas A&M rallies to out-TWIS Texas - SBNation.com

The online meltdown after Texas A&M snatched THIS WEEK IN SCHADENFREUDE honors away from Texas.

This is absolutely beautiful. If you ever feel bad about our team, you can always look to TWIS and delight in the angst of others... unless Nebraska happens to be the team featured that week and we all know that isn’t going to happen.

Then There’s This:

Woman Witnessed Teen Tossing Firecrackers Into Gorge: “There Was a Whole Group of Kids Who Found It Funny To Do This” - Willamette Week

“Just as I was passing them I said 'Do you realize you just started a forest fire?' and the kid said, 'Well, what are we supposed to do about it now?’”

This is not a “feel good” article.

College Activists March on the Cafeteria: What Do We Want? Hydroponic Cilantro! - WSJ

Students across the U.S. are making some very precise demands of school chefs and dining halls, including a churrascaria, a gelateria and a sushi bar.

At first this looks pretty dumb, and the headline, of course, implies the worst. Start reading, though, and I don’t think it’s so bad that young people are worried about the food they eat. I have no idea what they’re talking about half the time (churrascaria?), but I am inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.

OTOH, good lord, what a whiny bunch of spoiled brats that deserve to be broke because of their college tuition. If they’re going off to college expected to be catered to, then screw ‘em, they can pay for it.

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