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    by Published on 12-04-2013 08:22 AM     Number of Views: 10038 
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    In retrospect, I blame Shawn Eichorst for Nebraska's loss to Iowa.

    I went to bed late last Friday night on high alert, just waiting for Bo Pelini to be fired. I got up at five in the morning only to see more tweets about new audio where Greg Sharpe indicated that Pelini thought he could ...
    by Published on 12-01-2013 09:34 PM     Number of Views: 6368 

    Bo-liever, Bo-leaver, Bo-friend, Bo-hater. We sure have created a lot of terms to define our allegiance or lack thereof with the face of the Nebraska football program. That makes one thing clearly evident around Nebraska and that is the fans are definitely split on Bo Pelini. It seems like it is about 50/50 on both sides of camp.

    The latest from Athletic Director, Shawn Eichorst, ...
    by Published on 12-01-2013 10:44 AM     Number of Views: 6386 
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    2013 All-Big Ten Team

    Offense

    QB: Nathan Scheelhaase (Sr.), Illinois
    RB: Ameer Abdullah (Jr.), Nebraska
    RB: Melvin Gordon (Soph.), Wisconsin
    WR: Allen Robinson (Jr.), Penn State
    WR: Jared Abbrederis (Sr.), Wisconsin
    TE: Devin ...
    by Published on 11-30-2013 11:29 PM  Number of Views: 6077 
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    In the wake of Friday's home loss to Iowa - which was equal parts ugly on and off the field - the noise surrounding Bo Pelini's future at Nebraska escalated to a fever pitch. The only thing louder than the calls for Pelini to be fired, were for athletic director Shawn Eichorst to say something - anything - regarding Pelini.

    On Saturday, Eichorst spoke* and tried to calm the storm. The text of his statement is below

    *via press release. A notoriously quiet man, I saw a tweet on Saturday wondering if Eichorst's own family knows what his voice sounds like.
    “My approach has always been to not comment publicly about our coaches until their full seasons are complete, as I strongly believe it is unfair and counter to best practices. ...
    by Published on 11-30-2013 06:09 AM     Number of Views: 508 

    Husker MASH unit Harassed and Hammered by Hawkeye(s) as Bo Blows amidst Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos.

    Husker ...
    by Published on 11-29-2013 05:52 PM     Number of Views: 9554 

    A study in erratic behavior. This is the Bo Pelini era.

    His players bring home historically high cumulative grade-point average, are staying out of trouble off the field, and many are model citizens. But on game day, they hover near the bottom of major-college football in turnover margin, rise toward the top in rushing offense, cripple themselves with untimely penalties, ...
    by Published on 11-29-2013 05:25 PM  Number of Views: 6880 
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    Iowa was not a scary team on Friday, and yet Nebraska got punked at home by a coach who loves to punt from his opponents' 37 on a fourth-and-five. There is no excuse for a loss this bad, and it may in fact bring about an answer to the lopsided losses that Husker fans ...
    by Published on 11-28-2013 11:21 PM     Number of Views: 5835 
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    Back in August, I kept hearing about how the 2013 season would "define Taylor Martinez's legacy".

    At the time, I thought that statement was a hot load of crap.

    After three full seasons with Taylor Martinez as Nebraska's quarterback, his "legacy" was already defined. The definition of that legacy all depends on how you view Martinez.

    If you are optimistic on Martinez, you view him as one of the most dynamic and explosive quarterbacks in school history, somebody who owns nearly every school record a quarterback can own.

    If you are pessimistic on Martinez, you view him as a frustratingly inconsistent turnover machine, who never won a championship or bowl game.

    Here's the thing - both of those perspectives are correct. I get it: there is a certain subset of the fan base who will never forgive Martinez for this actions during (and after) the 2010 Texas A&M game. There are fans who will never fully support a player who quits and rejoins the team (allegedly), no matter ...
    by Published on 11-26-2013 03:37 PM  Number of Views: 2142 

    Because this is a short week, I'm going to write a brief column. First and foremost, the Huskers' 23-20 OT win Saturday in Happy Valley was a win that layers, coaches and fans should embrace for as long as they can.

    Make no mistake, PSU isn't a great team, but as beat up as the Huskers were going in to and during the game, only a group of players ...
    by Published on 11-25-2013 12:28 PM  Number of Views: 3538 
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    Watching the Penn State - Nebraska game, an odd comparison jumped out at me. During the game, BTN would occasionally show score updates from the Ohio State - Indiana game. Ohio State is desperately trying to play their way into the BCS Championship Game, but the low perception of the Big Ten means the Buckeyes may need to rely on style points to get the job done. After the game, many were wondering if the Buckeyes' 42-14 win over the lowly Hoosier was enough - even with undefeated Baylor losing Saturday night.

    Meanwhile, over in Pennsylvania, a similar story was playing out. Bo Pelini is, by most accounts, on the hot seat as Nebraska's head coach. It is becoming evident that Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst will make a critical, program defining decision at some point. It could be Friday, this weekend, or after the bowl game, but make not mistake - it is coming.

    Since very few people truly know what Shawn Eichorst is thinking, we're left with speculation on what Bo "has to do" to keep his job. There are those who believe that Bo can keep his job for another year by winning out against Penn State, Iowa, and the to-be-named ...

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