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This will be short.

I was walking my dog. Between thoughts about the virus, the economy, racism and finding purpose in life I was brought to one question which I hope would help answer any and all that came before it...

What is the thing I think Nebraska can hang it’s hat on offensively this coming season? What can they lean on?

The offensive line.

Sports! Sports! Sports!

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Hard-throwing Texas A&M transfer talks Husker commitment
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Frost: "We've never tried to stifle our kids' voices"
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2022 Outside Hitter Hayden Kubik Commits to Nebraska | Hail Varsity
The spring club may have gotten wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Nebraska’s recruiting efforts roll on regardless and Coach John Cook got some good news on Wednesday afternoon as Hayden Kubik verbally committed to the Huskers.

Ara Zobayan, pilot in Kobe Bryant crash, might have been disoriented in fog, NTSB says
LOS ANGELES -- The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported the aircraft was ascending when it actually was heading for the ground, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday.

Christopher Paul Jr. decommits from Nebraska
Nebraska’s 2021 recruiting class lost one member on Thursday as Crisp County (Ga.) linebacker Christopher Paul Jr. backed off his commitment from the Big Red in a social media post.


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