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Frosty Flakes: Adrian Martinez Compared To Nebraska Quarterbacks Historically And Why You Need to Follow Basketball

That’s a long headline, isn’t it?

Illinois v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

Tuesday I talked about Adrian Martinez’ quarterback rating throughout the Illinois game. I mentioned that he was playing at a historically good level, given Nebraska quarterbacks throughout the years.

Our stats guy, Paul, was kind enough to go back and compile quarterback ratings for Nebraska signal-callers back to Turner Gill in 1982. Here’s the table:

Note that these are compiled on a season-by-season basis, not over the course of a quarterback’s career. That’s what we’re comparing here.

I’m not going to say a whole lot about this... other than to remember that the quarterback rating is about passing, not about dual-threat quarterbacks.

Still... man... he’s just a freshman.


Y’all need to start coming ‘round for the basketball team. Why? BECAUSE THEY’RE FUN TO WATCH THAT’S WHY.


The Weather

Hey, look at the weather report regarding snowfall for Saturday!!!!

Woohoooo! Think we’ll still be throwing the ball in cold November in the wind with the snow?

Of course we will. We will throw the ball, wing-zing that sumbitch all over the place. Good lord, have you not been paying attention?


Nebraska GSR Reaches All-Time High of 90 Percent - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska student-athletes have posted a 90 percent NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for the first time in school history, continuing the Huskers’ long tradition of being a national leader in the classroom.

Michigan State defense confident preparing for next challenge at Nebraska |
Michigan State has already faced the top three scoring offenses in the Big Ten.

The Spartans are 1-2 in those matchups with a win against Penn State and losses to Ohio State and Michigan. The common theme in all three games was Michigan State’s defense holding the opposition below their usual production.

Michigan State Football: Weekly Press Conference Coverage - The Only Colors
Considering the circumstances, MSU has opened up as an early two-point favorite. Nebraska is the second worst team in the Big Ten (3-7, 2-5 B1G) so losing to them wouldn’t look good for this program.

College football picks for every Week 12 game by a Vegas-beating computer -
Michigan State (-1.5) 26, Nebraska 23 (Nov. 17, 12:00 PM ET, Fox)

Maryland hires search firm for next football coach; AD says, ‘I’ve started my work’ - The Washington Post
The University of Maryland has retained the services of a national search firm to help in its pursuit of a new football coach, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

Pre Comment Bag: Where do we go from here? - Black Heart Gold Pants

Why isn’t Noah Fant playing? Why isn’t Noah Fant getting the ball? Why is Noah Fant slacking when he’s on the field? Why can’t Iowa run the football? Why can’t Noah Fant run block better? Why is T.J. Hockenson absent in the second half? Why doesn’t Brian run more 12-personnel? Why did Iowa even visit with the Patriots and Georgia? Why doesn’t Brian tell his dad he’s the captain now? Why doesn’t Kirk fire Brian and bring back God Damn Greg Davis? Why is Catnuts back?

Iowa is in an existential crisis. Gee, that’s too bad.

Three matchups to watch: Northwestern vs. Minnesota - Inside NU
Minnesota has some playmakers who could make it a long day for NU’s defense

Wisconsin Badgers vs Purdue Boilermakers: 2018 football preview - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Our chat with Hammer and Rails.

Lane Kiffin's recruited 4 middle schoolers, including two 6th graders -
There’s a reason why this kinda makes sense, but it’s certainly eye catching.

Longest bowl game streaks: Are FSU, Virginia Tech doomed? |

In one corner, there's a blindsided and depleted Seminoles squad under first-year head coach and Florida native Willie Taggart. Disaster. Fiasco. Catastrophe. Debacle. Tragedy. Farce. Embarrassment.

Have you watched FSU play this season? They are a truly lost team. They are in disarray, and unlike Nebraska, have not improved throughout this season. It will be interesting to see what happens with Taggart, because it’s as if he hasn’t gained the trust of his players and hasn’t made a single bit of improvement this season.

Will he be fired after a single year?

FSU football opponent Q&A: Boston College - Tomahawk Nation
The dudes are coming

Urban Meyer Says Ohio State is “Certainly Looking into Legal Action” Regarding “Preposterous” Report About Zach Smith Using Racial Slur Toward Trevon Grimes | Eleven Warriors
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday on the Big Ten football coaches' teleconference that Ohio State is "certainly looking into legal action" regarding Brett McMurphy's report on Tuesday morning that former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith used a racial slur during an altercation with former Ohio State wide receiver Trevon Grimes last September.

Louisville coaching candidates: Jeff Brohm, Charlie Strong lead list of Bobby Petrino replacements -

We told you it was almost inevitable that Bobby Petrino would get fired. Now that it's happened, the next question: How good a job is Louisville? The program has cratered so quickly from Lamar Jackson that it's hard to tell. The saving grace may be that aside from Clemson this season, there isn't much depth in the ACC.

I have no idea why someone would consider this a really good job other than Louisville’s propensity to throw money at the situation.

Dino Babers excited for Syracuse’s Notre Dame showcase this weekend - Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Babers talks the Irish and the legacy of the seniors.

What We Learned: Michigan Wolverines 73, Villanova Wildcats 46 - BT Powerhouse

What can we takeaway from Michigan’s blowout of Villanova on Wednesday night?

Holy cow, did you see this?

Then There’s This

How some journalists got hooked by fish oil and vitamin D spin -
Results of a much-anticipated trial on fish oil and vitamin D generated conflicting headlines last weekend. Some stories declared good news about the A Brigham and Women’s Hospital news release spun the VITAL trial on vitamin D and fish oil as positive, influencing news coverage.