Last Saturday was a gut punch. It opened up a grand canyon of criticism. Most of it earned. Some of it unearned.
Regardless, there is nothing Scott Frost and his team can do to change the debacle that was Illinois.
What it can do, however, is win the next two games. That is completely under the control of this team.
Then they go into breach. It’ll be against possibly the best team in the country with the best player in the country. They’ll lose and it could be bad. They’ll lose but maybe it would be respectable.
Move on to Michigan State and Northwestern. They could go 0-2, 1-1 or 2-0.
It’s their opportunity. It’s an opportunity to start 4-2.
That’s it. It’s just an opportunity to start changing the narrative.
I had a student tell me today, "I get to go to a Husker football game! My mom, dad, and sisters and I ALL get to go! And do the Red Carpet Experience!" He was so excited. Well done, @Huskers! #redcarpetexperience— K i m B r e h m (@kim_brehm) September 2, 2021
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Husker WRs like Toure, Martin looking for ways to help lift up offense and young players
He put his hand inside the bag and got a few fries, yes, but Samori Toure will be looking for that first supersized game as a Husker this upcoming Saturday. Granted, that would describe every skilled player on Nebraska's offense – save for maybe Oliver Martin.
New Husker Tominaga will pass on the chips but not those open shots
What's more impressive? That Keisei Tominaga showed up to Lincoln after a 20-hour flight, stepped on a basketball court in front of his new head coach and drained five 3-pointers in a row? There's video proof. Or that the new Husker sharp-shooting guard from Japan navigated his way through interviews with both Japanese and Nebraska media on Wednesday morning?
Chatelain: Crowd at Nebraska vs. Fordham may deserve more attention than the Huskers | Football | omaha.com
This week, Dirk Chatelain interviewed and exchanged emails with longtime Husker fanatics about their stamina level. Some remain steadfast. Some describe the program like a love already lost.
Red Report: TE Hickman's increased role; Vokolek staying engaged; RB Johnson earns playing time | Football | journalstar.com
No media availability on Wednesdays, but we tie up some loose odds and ends, beginning with an evaluation of Chris Hickman's game at Illinois.
Inside Gabe Ervin's 'champion mindset' that carried him to the top NU's depth chart at RB | Football | journalstar.com
The Georgia native is in rare air. He became just the seventh Huskers player to start a season opener at a skill position as a true freshman.
Sports on TV: Little League World Series title game on ABC gets more viewers than Yankees on ESPN – The Athletic
The Little League World Series returned to solid ratings, college football kicked off with Week Zero and more notes from around sports TV.
Sherman: Nebraska’s offensive dysfunction makes it appear Huskers are running uphill – The Athletic
When Nebraska most needed its ground game at Illinois, its “bread and butter,” it went with another meal altogether.
Beers of the Big Ten: From Big Grove Brewing to Bauhaus Brew Labs, a guide for your college football road trips – The Athletic
Headed to Champaign, Bloomington, Columbus, East Lansing or anywhere else in the Big Ten this fall? Here's what breweries to visit.
Volleyball set to start Ameritas Players Challenge on Friday
Nebraska volleyball is back in action for another multi-team event in Lincoln, this time for the Ameritas Players challenge.
Tuioti highlights who graded out best on Husker D-line in opener
Tony Tuioti didn't like the team result, but also wasn't going to ding his defensive line for its effort in the first game of 2021, notably the performance of his big nose tackle who is a team captain.
Shatel: Trev Alberts talks Nebraska football, the Illinois game and more | Football | omaha.com
In an interview with Tom Shatel, Nebraska A.D. Trev Alberts discussed his office, NU's sellout streak, his standard for Husker football and more.
Heading back to the stadium? Here's a refresher course to manage the chaos | Local | journalstar.com
The university, city and state are preparing for the first Husker home game with fans in 21 months.
At a 'tipping point,' Nebraska's sellout streak walks a tenuous line | Football | journalstar.com
The streak got a one-week reprieve, but plenty of work remains. Where does the streak stand with the fan base? Does it matter like it used to?
Steven M. Sipple: Casual dismissal of sellout streak has feel of previous defining time at NU | Column | journalstar.com
Nebraska's home football sellout streak is an enduring piece of the state's very fabric. That doesn't mean anything to some people? Really?
You are not defined by how others label you, but rather by what your actions say you are pic.twitter.com/RUxmvAPnZE— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) September 1, 2021
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
Big Heart, Small Heart. - Zebra Athletics
One of the unwritten truths about training at a gym that does not speak your language is that language no longer gets in the way.
The Best Things I Saw On The Internet This Week
Some kids pranked a school board meeting on some Bart Simpson shit and I am crying!! pic.twitter.com/c9fX3GbejA— Jess (@lovinmygirls218) August 30, 2021