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    by Published on 12-10-2013 09:52 AM  Number of Views: 6880 
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    When Nebraska had to play Washington again in the 2010 Holiday, I got it. I expected Nebraska to get dropped in the bowl selection order, as they had lost in the Big 12 Championship, and their outgoing conference was not going to stick up for ...
    by Published on 12-05-2013 10:32 AM     Number of Views: 6920 
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    During his monthly radio show, Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst implied that the athletic department is looking at ways to improve the in-game experience for Husker Football games at Memorial Stadium.

    Aside from this being an incredibly shrewd diversion*, it is a topic that many Husker fans have an opinion on. Including me.

    *What diversion? Consider the last week: speculation over Bo Pelini's future swirled before Friday's Iowa game. During the game, Pelini had a couple of embarrassing on-camera moments. After the game, Pelini cursed out the refs and essentially threatened Eichorst to fire him. On Saturday, Eichorst issued an open-ended statement that calmed the flames, but did not extinguish the fire. On Tuesday, Eichorst takes to the airwaves with the football media expecting answers. Instead, he changes the subject. Improving the game day experience. Go.

    Brilliant.

    I came up with a list of ten items that I would love see changed/added/improved at Memorial Stadium. Some are relatively simple. Some are rather drastic, but would create big results. But all would help to improve the experience of the 90,000 fans who fill the stadium seven Saturdays a year.

    Before we dive in, I feel that it is worth noting (and emphasizing) that Husker fans have it pretty darn good at Memorial Stadium. I've watched the Huskers play in over a dozen different stadiums, and very few can hold a candle to what we have.

    And that's more than just the biased opinion of a Nebraska alum and native son. Memorial Stadium regularly shows up on lists of best stadiums, best game day experience, best places to watch college football, etc. Obviously the on-field product has much to do with the consecutive sellout streak, but the experience of being there (instead of sitting in a bar or in my basement watching in HD) is what keeps me coming ...
    by Published on 12-04-2013 08:22 AM     Number of Views: 10048 
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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: 6374 

    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: 6390 
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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: 6078 
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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: 509 

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

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    by Published on 11-29-2013 05:52 PM     Number of Views: 9569 

    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: 6883 
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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: 5848 
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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 ...

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