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Frosted Flakes: Wasted Opportunities And A Fired Defensive Coordinator

It was close, but not enough.

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It was a bittersweet Saturday. We had all penciled in the Ohio State game as a loss at the beginning of the season, but this Buckeye team isn’t as good as they should be. They were expected to be a playoff contender the beginning of the year. They don’t belong in the playoff.

The rotten son decided to come home for the weekend. It’s not like it’s very far – it’s only a 25 minute drive to his apartment which is one of the reasons why he chose the University of Minnesota. I’m not sure why he decided to come home. I suspect it has to do with him wanting to watch Nebraska get destroyed by Ohio State. That did not happen. It was a loss and a disappointing loss because there were wasted opportunities. It should have been a win.

He gave me plenty of crap during the game, which is fine – at least I have one kid who’s interested enough in college football to watch the games with me. We watch Nebraska lose and then we watched Minnesota play Illinois. He spent the entire game talking about the fact that their defensive coordinator should be fired. Then Minnesota gave up 55 points to Illinois. I didn’t even bother giving him a lot of crap about it. It was just sad.

Then Minnesota fired their defensive coordinator.

The rest of the day was disappointing as well. I had high hopes for LSU but they didn’t even bother to score. It’s going to be another season in which Alabama annihilates everyone on their way to their 345th national title. It’s getting a little boring.

Northwestern played Notre Dame closer than I thought they would. It would’ve been nice if the Wildcats could’ve pulled off a win, but we all know that was going to happen.

Michigan beat the living tar out of Penn State. I have a close colleague who is a Penn State alum and he keeps telling me that he’s done rooting for them. I know it’s a lie, just like I won’t quit rooting for Nebraska so matter what the record.

Perhaps the best news of the day was Iowa losing to Purdue.

This Guy - Too Reasonable

Nobody likes a guy like that, do they?

The kid is pretty amazing.


NYC Marathon: 11 questions for the dude that proposed at Mile 16 -
Bruh. She’s BUSY.

Martinez Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was named the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week, the conference announced on Monday., Nov. 5.

Palmer Named to Naismith Award Watch List - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
University of Nebraska guard James Palmer Jr. was one of 50 players on the initial 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy Men's Player of the Year honor released Monday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Huskers Open Season with Valley Power Drake - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska women's basketball team opens the 2018-19 regular season with a major challenge against 2018 NCAA Tournament qualifier and defending Missouri Valley Conference champion Drake on Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Talk Aside: Huskers Ready For Action - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska opens the 2018-19 men's basketball season with lofty expectations. Now, we get to see how the Huskers measure on the court in Tuesday's season opener.

Three things to know about Iowa - Inside NU
This is a pretty typical Hawkeye team.

Minnesota Football: P.J. Fleck’s next defensive coordinator will decide his fate - The Daily Gopher
The importance of this hire cannot be overstated

2018-’19 Preseason Big Ten Power Rankings - The Mitten Looks To Run The League - BT Powerhouse
Check out BTP’s final preseason Big Ten power rankings.

Do you get more excited for MSU football or basketball season? - The Only Colors
While football season has had its ups and downs for the Michigan State Spartans this season, I think we can all get excited for the start of the men’s college basketball season tonight.

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5 takeaways from Urban Meyer’s press conference before Michigan State - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Buckeyes showed improvements on the field following the bye week, but will they be enough to right the ship?

Then There’s This

Avatar: The Last Airbender studio teases new original series - Polygon
Studio Mir is a South Korean animation studio behind Avatar: The Last Airbender and Voltron: Legendary Defenders. Watch the promotional animation for their new project Koji, which follows a lightning-powered boy and his best friend, a blue ice-powered cat, as they save their alien planet from invaders. Mir is currently looking for distributors and financial investors to bring this project to life.