Just a quick note to say....
You might have noticed that I do not like to a whole lot of Nebraska stuff when I do most of these Flakes articles. I figure that all y’all are already reading most of the Nebraska media coverage and that by me linking to it is redundant.
Nebraska does not play sports in a vacuum. They play in an entire universe that includes other schools, teams, administrators and coaching staffs. I believe that whatever happens out there is therefore relevant to Nebraska.
Plus, sometimes it’s interesting and sometimes it’s just dammed funny. Like that fire gif below.
I am open to suggestions as to what you’d like to see.
Jeff Brohm Is Staying At Purdue
I’m glad Brohm is staying at Purdue. The Big Ten West needs to get better and Brohm will help. Say what you want about Purdue’s history, but the Boilers are rising.
Jeff Brohm is Staying at Purdue - Hammer and Rails
Coach Jeff Brohm has turned down Louisville and is staying in West Lafayette per the Lafayette Journal & Courier). For the second straight year Purdue has dodged a bullet of another school coming after our coach and survived. While last year it turned out he was never really close to going to Tennessee, this year it was Louisville: his alma mater.
The search for a new Cardinal head coach continue.
Them Cards fans ain’t much too happy about Brohm saying no (read the comments).
Jeff Brohm Stays At Purdue; Spurns Louisville. What does it mean for Boilermaker players, fans, and everyone else? - Off Tackle Empire
What does it mean for Boilermaker players, fans, and everyone else?
Jeff Brohm’s staying at Purdue, so who’s next for Louisville? - SBNation.com
Hometown guy Brohm spurned the Cardinals, so here’s who might be next on the list.
Someone apparently made a threat to Jeff Brohm’s high school in Louisville because he turned down Louisville. https://t.co/JibVbnNanl— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 29, 2018
Louisville’s Trinity cancels school after Jeff Brohm threat
Trinity High School canceled classes Thursday because of “a threat against the school due to Jeff Brohm deciding to remain at Purdue,” the school said.
More Purdue - Rondale Moore Says Nice Things About Adrian Martinez
Many Nebraska fans thought Adrian Martinez deserved the B1G Freshman of the Year award. Rondale Moore won it.— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) November 29, 2018
And Moore had kind words for Martinez when asked about the race: pic.twitter.com/K2hoWjMvvX
I really enjoyed watching Moore play this year. He was dynamic. He was explosive and fun. Having said all that, I hope he spends the next three years on the shit end of the stick when he plays us.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge
B10/ACC Challenge: Purdue ##, FSU ## - Hammer and Rails
Trend Forrest would hit a floater with 5.2 seconds left to take a 73-72 lead over Purdue.
It would be the difference in the game as Purdue would turn over the ball as they tried to advance the ball past half-court to get a final shot off. It’s Purdue’s second loss of the season, both to ranked opponents.
Wisconsin basketball: Takeaways from Badgers’ win over N.C. State - Bucky’s 5th Quarter
The emergence of some key Badgers pushed UW past N.C. State.
Northwestern-Georgia Tech final score: Wildcats dominate first half, hang on to win 67-61 - Inside NU
The second half was a grind, but it was a deserved win for Northwestern.
Syracuse upends No. 16 Ohio State, 72-62 - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Orange hand the Buckeyes their first loss of the season.
Michigan Basketball runs North Carolina right out of Ann Arbor - Maize n Brew
Another huge statement and a rout of another national powerhouse.
Turnovers, free throws cost Michigan State an overtime loss to Louisville - The Only Colors Mental mistakes yet again plague the Spartans in their ACC/Big Ten Challenge loss.
Rutgers Stuns Miami 57-54 On The Road Behind Outstanding Defense - On the Banks
The Scarlet Knights played with tremendous poise and togetherness in the victory
Takeaways from Maryland basketball’s narrow loss to Virginia - Testudo Times
The Terps gave the No. 4 Cavaliers a run, but a few things held them back.
ACC-Big Ten Challenge 2018: Bracket, schedule, scores, and TV/live stream info - SBNation.com
Here’s everything you need to know about the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, with each conference winning 7 games.
The NFL Is Fun?
The list of NFL and college football teams that wouldn’t like Kliff Kingsbury as offensive coordinator is probably short.
I’ve mentioned on the podcast that I have watched more NFL this season than I have in past years. Much of that is because they are scoring points. Just a few years ago, everyone in the NFL ran the same boring crap offense, but pretended that they were all different and exotic because that’s the bullshit the NFL was selling. I used to turn on a NFL game and fall asleep within three minutes.
Now they’re scoring more! They have taken some cues from college offenses and are more innovative* and risk-taking and I can actually watch without feeling like I’ve swallowed 23 valium.
There are some who are not so innovative. Those are the ones who would look to Klingsbury to hire.
*I am not blind to the fact that they’ve made it nearly impossible to play defense, but let’s be positive about the direction they’re taking.
On Tuesday night, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley confirmed that he has been told that any players flashing the ‘Horns down’ hand gesture this Saturday against the Texas Longhorns will be penalized for doing so.
Texas is still sooooo sensitive.
College football coaching changes 2018, updated: Hiring/firing grades - SBNation.com
Let’s keep track as the coaching carousel spins or whatever.
Paul Johnson retiring: Georgia Tech coach officially ends innovative run - SBNation.com
The option head coach ends an innovative run.
Dear Paul Johnson... we just wanted to say thanks - From The Rumble Seat
A thank-you and goodbye from FTRS
The play-by-play guy for the Hawks is in some hot water
I am not sure if you heard about this, but Dolphin is the Hawkeyes’ announcer for basketball. Apparently he said a criticism about the Hawks when he thought he was on a commercial break and his mic was off. I didn’t realize they were so sensitive. I sure as hell hope we’re not this sensitive about our programs.
Oh, and I found this gif on the comment thread of this article. I have no idea where it’s from or WHAT HAPPENED NEXT, but I know that you will be watching it over and over for hours.
Then There’s This
Listen up, you sunsabitches. We have a long, long offseason from football ahead of us. I plan to spend a fair amount of that time covering other things, like maybe basketball or some volleyball or non-sports related issues like video games, cyber security (I kid you not) and dirt.
When it comes to football, however, I’d like you to help me make a decision. Go vote in this damned poll. Which role would you like me to play during this offseason?