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    by Published on 10-28-2013 09:55 AM     Number of Views: 6646 
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    Prior to the game, I was giving some thought about what I was going to write in this space. Since I - like almost everybody else - was expecting a fairly easy Nebraska victory, I was planning to look ahead to November, to the stretch run that will make or break Nebraska's season.

    I had planned to throw in a line about how the boring part of the schedule (October games against Illinois, Purdue, and Minnesota) was over, and with games against Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, and Iowa, it was about to get very interesting.

    But then Nebraska goes up to Minnesota and gets smacked in the face to the tune of a 34-23 loss. The doubt and drama that clouded this team after the UCLA game has resurfaced, and likely will grow more intense in the next five weeks.

    My original thoughts still hold true: this stretch run will define Nebraska's season, and it is about to get very, very interesting. But the stakes have been raised: instead of make or break for the season, it is increasingly looking like make or break for this coaching staff.

    Who knows how it all turns out? The same ...
    by Published on 10-26-2013 07:45 PM

    Meltdown in Minneapolis as Minnesota Manhandles the Cornhuskers in a Colossal Conquest

    Every conference has ...
    by Published on 10-26-2013 05:07 PM     Number of Views: 13164 
    Oct 26, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini takes his hat off and looks on during the second half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 34-23. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

    With five minutes left in the game, trailing 27-23, Taylor Martinez and the Nebraska offense came onto the field. They were 91 yards from a go-ahead touchdown. Despite a sluggish performance, Martinez and the Husker offense had a chance to steal a close game on the road. It's the kind of thing that big-time quarterbacks do to beat good teams and put themselves in position to win conference championships.
    by Published on 10-26-2013 03:44 PM     Number of Views: 9799 
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    It is 2:30 on Saturday, November 2? No, it's going to be a long week until the Huskers kick off again. The longest since after Wisconsin in 2011.

    Three years into a conference where teams run the ball to a fault, it should be a surprise that ...
    by Published on 10-25-2013 09:36 AM     Number of Views: 6746 
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    Frankie London.
    Eric Crouch.
    Bobby Newcombe.
    Tommie Frazier.
    Mike Stuntz.
    Joe Dailey.
    Turner Gill.
    Joe Ganz.
    Cody Green.
    Brion Carnes.

    What do all of the above have in common? At one point in their career, they were the most popular player in the state: Nebraska's backup quarterback.

    After his impressive debut in Nebraska's 59-20 romp over South Dakota State, we added a new name to this storied list: Tommy Armstrong, Jr.. Time will tell if he follows the career path of Frazier, Crouch, and Gill or that ...
    by Published on 10-23-2013 05:50 AM
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    Don't look now, but with all the Huskers have been through this fall, most of the team's goals are still reachable: Win the Legends Division, win a conference championship, go to the Rose Bowl with a possible rematch with UCLA (?), win a BCS bowl game for the first time since 1999? Yup. It's all possible.

    At the half way point of the regular season we know this about the Husker football team.

    1.) The Husker defense (still can't call them the Blackshirts just yet) is getting better every week. The defense, once considered to be a huge liability, may prove to be one of the team's greatest assets. Continued experience and confidence for these young players is going to payoff later in the season.

    by Published on 10-18-2013 10:44 AM  Number of Views: 8943 
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    Last year, a co-worker asked if I had ever seen a website called "Tunnel Walk of Shame". At the time, I had not. Five minutes later I'm laughing to the point of tears coming down my face.

    For those who are unfamiliar with the site, TWOS is what the creator calls a "web comic". In simplistic terms, he takes a bunch of pictures of Husker players and coaches, imposes text on them, and puts them into a slide show, creating a story. He posts a new one on* the day before every Nebraska game. The comics contain many recurring characters and running gags that make the whole thing funnier every time you read it.

    If you don't read this, you must start.  Seriously.

    *If you haven't seen TWOS, it is worth noting that the comics often contain language that you may not want displayed on your monitor in 48 point font.

    To put it another way: the standard TWOS comic contains more f-bombs than Bo Pelini being secretly recorded.

    For those of you wanting to know "Who writes Tunnel Walk of Shame?", you're not going to find that answer here. The lone condition for this interview was to not reveal his identity.

    But don't click away yet - the responses he gives are terrific: thoughtful, honest, funny, and from a perspective that gets how utterly ridiculous it is to live and die and obsess about 18 - 22-year-old kids. Personally, I think Husker fans could truly be the "Greatest Fans in College Football" if more people adopted his viewpoint.

    Buckle up and let's have some fun...

    Dave Feit: How did you get started? What inspired you to create the first comic?
    Tunnel Walk of Shame: I’ve been trying to make people laugh since I could talk. And I’ve loved the Huskers for longer than that. And I like making things. The Husker Content Universe already had bloggers, beat reporters, radio personalities and Faux ...
    by Published on 10-17-2013 09:59 PM  Number of Views: 4778 
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    This week, I heard a talk radio host say that Nebraska's 44-7 win at Purdue could end up being a turning point in Nebraska's season. With all due respect to that host (who I'm not going to name here), that's pure hyperbole.

    Nebraska's win wasn't exactly a surprise, and it sure wasn't a thing of beauty. I doubt there will be a big demand for DVDs of this game. I'm guessing there were many Nebraska fans who switched over to better games during the fourth quarter. All in all, this was a forgettable game against a team that is not very good. Should Nebraska win the division, I doubt they will look back and say "Man, that game at Purdue is where it all came together."

    While it wasn't a turning point, it was a perfect game for this team at this time. Their first road game - as much as any game in a stadium that would be half empty if not for the 15,000 Husker fans who snatched up tickets for pennies on the dollar. A to-be-expected off day for a redshirt freshman quarterback. Another soft offense for a young defense that is searching for confidence, experience, and success. A fairly easy win before another off week. The only way to improve upon the game would be to eliminate ...
    by Published on 10-17-2013 08:50 AM
    Sep 21, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) reacts after the game at Memorial Stadium. Missouri defeats Indiana 45-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

    Oregon has figured out how to build the best resume to make into the college football playoff: schedule a home-and-home series against a consistently ranked team that never wins big games.

    I'm sorry Husker fans, it's true.

    With SEC teams canceling future series against major conference opponents left and right ...
    by Published on 10-16-2013 02:25 PM
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    Well, we have reached the mid-season mark. I guess that means it is time to give you my conference rankings up until this point of the season. Since it is a bye week too I thought I would try something a little different with my rankings. Along with the rankings I have tried my best to compare each team to a different ...

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