It’s Michigan week. Yes, our 0-2-1 Nebraska Cornhuskers will head even farther north to Ann Arbor to take on the Mighty Wolverines this Saturday. Are the Wolverines world beaters? No, I would say they are not. But, I do believe they are better than the past two teams the Huskers have faced in Colorado and Troy.
That’s not saying that either one of those teams stink but Michigan should put a better product on the field against Nebraska. Hopefully Scott Frost and Co. can clean up what needs to be fixed over the next five days and take down the Harbaugh and his pants.
Outside of our beloved Nebraska U, there were some pretty good games going on this weekend. LSU beating Auburn comes to mind with Coach O’s ending and some pretty decent late game play by LSU quarterback Joe Burrows.
Ohio State and TCU was also pretty good minus being played in Jerryworld. TCU came to play but Ohio State proved why recruiting matters in today’s world. Just wait until Uban comes back and nothing changes on the field minus his lust for destroying everything in his path.
Not that it was the prettiest game on but BYU took it to Wisconsin at Camp Randall. There’s something that rarely happens. Especially to a no so great non conference opponent. This loss goes into the “Woof” category that currently describes the Big Ten West. Wisconsin, Nebraska, Purdue, Illinois, and Northwestern all lost. All of them by less than seven points. In other words each game was winnable. If it wasn’t for Iowa and Minnesota then it would have been a black letter day for the division.
I guess what I am trying to say is there some pretty decent football being played outside of 1 Memorial. It might just help you get through some of the rough patches this season. The Huskers will be perfectly fine in the long run. They just need to take some lumps on the way there.
Anyway, on to flakes...
They said it: Nebraska coach Scott Frost on the Huskers' loss to Troy | Football | omaha.com Nebraska coach Scott Frost addressed the media after the Huskers' 24-19 loss to Troy. ($)
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Said Husker associate A.D. Matt Davison in December: "Scott's a young coach. That's the thing. He's going to get even better, and it's going to be fun to watch. But
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Lauren Stivrins has been one of the best servers for the Nebraska volleyball team this season.
so excited to say i have verbally committed to play volleyball at the University of Nebraska!! thank you to everyone who has supported me!! GBR❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/awYcm3VQda— Allysa Batenhorst (@allybatenhorstt) September 16, 2018
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Anyway I’m a passenger on this road trip and I made this on the last leg of the trip, do with it what you will. pic.twitter.com/wBjhN3WjRe— Zach (@zrau) September 16, 2018
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