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    by Published on 10-01-2014 05:43 PM  Number of Views: 1789 
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    Opportunity
    "An amount of time for a situation in which something can be done; a favorable juncture of circumstances; a good chance for advancement or progress."
    -- Merriam Webster's dictionary


    A "DEFINING" GAME?
    Well, there you have it. A perfect description of Saturday night's showdown with the #10 ranked Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing, Michigan.

    I've heard from a number of Husker fans (and you know who you are) who are almost willing to concede the game.

    "If we lose to Michigan State, no big deal. We
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    by Published on 09-22-2014 07:33 PM  Number of Views: 4203 
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    It was fitting and proper that on Saturday's ticket to the Miami game there was an embossed picture of #8, Ameer Abdullah, on it. He is one of the nation's top collegiate running backs and Saturday night, he broke the career all-purpose yardage record at Nebraska with 313 all-purpose yards. And sadly for Husker fans, they have only four more home games to see him in person before he leaves for the much greener pastures of the NFL.

    Since 2011, Ameer has gradually become the Huskers' go-to guy. You say you need a first down
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    by Published on 09-18-2014 03:50 PM  Number of Views: 2329 
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    As if physicality wasn't bad enough, Saturday night's TV colorman described the potent Husker offense as having "explosivity." Maybe I missed something, but the last time I checked, the word explosiveness was still in the dictionary.

    Oh yes, and what about the repeated references to MAC-neeze State (last week's Husker opponent)? It's Mic-NEESE State. I know, picky, picky.

    A DRY HEAT?
    I won't devote much time to last Saturday's "Sauna Bowl" at Fresno State. With a kickoff temps flirting with 100 degrees, it's a wonder there were any players who were able to actually finish
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    by Published on 09-08-2014 04:36 PM  Number of Views: 3099 

    Maybe it was the pep talk Larry The Cable Guy gave to the McNeese State team before Saturday's game with the Cowboys that inspired them. (Yes, he actually did that.)

    This was supposed to have been a game you were going to give your tickets to your kids, grandkids or perhaps to the neighbor whose lawn mower you ruined this summer.

    You weren't actually going to watch the game live. Nah. It was a game you were going to DVR while you played golf that afternoon. Or maybe you were going to score some points with the missus by cleaning out the garage.

    No. You'd just be happy as a roll of toilet paper at a chili-eating contest just to get updates on your smart phone and ...
    by Published on 09-02-2014 06:17 PM  Number of Views: 6016 
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    Now, that's a headline I'll probably never get to write again. As I watched the Cornhuskers dismantle the Owls of Boca Raton in Lincoln on Saturday, it struck me that the Husker offense was playing as if it were trying to prove a point.

    I think it did more than that.

    ON FIRE?
    The Husker "O" played most of the game with their hair on fire and the result was a new modern era B1G total offense record of 784 yards. Had it not been for a couple of miscues, NU could have easily racked up 900 yards on the hapless Owls. It didn't help the Hooters' cause when they lost their starting QB, Jacquez Johnson, in the first half. NU did not get FAU's best shot. But even if they had, the result wouldn't have been much different
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    by Published on 08-25-2014 04:00 PM  Number of Views: 3780 
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    I can't believe I'm writing these words: The 2014 Nebraska Cornhusker football season is about to begin! How sweet the sound!

    No more waiting. In just days, Bo Pelini will unveil his seventh Husker football team this Saturday August 30th as NU takes on the mighty Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium. If you've been away on the planet Gorgon for the past several months, you might not know that Carl Pelini (Bo's Bro) will NOT be coaching FAU this game or likely any other Owl games.

    THE NO BRO BOWL

    Nope, Carl was forced to ...
    by Published on 08-20-2014 03:02 PM  Number of Views: 5366 
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    It wasn't supposed to end this way. No, number 3 was going to go out on top and have his best year in 2013. His passing would become more accurate, his running would continue to be deadly for opponents and as a senior, he was going to significan'tly reduce his turnovers and mistakes.

    When he was healthy, Taylor Martinez was lightning in a bottle-one of the most electrifying players in all of college football. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD-KMAlQAp0)

    To be sure, as a senior Taylor Martinez was going to lead the Huskers to a B1G championship (first conference title since '99), get the school's first BCS bowl invite since 2001, earn his first bowl victory and lead Nebraska to a probable ...
    by Published on 08-11-2014 02:24 PM     Number of Views: 4395 
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    Husker Dan is back for his 12th season covering Husker football! He's young, he's tan and he's rested! (Okay, so one out of three ain't bad.)

    Let's cut to the chase.

    DANGERFIELD?

    Most of the pre-season college football mags are underwhelmed by this year's Husker football team. And who can blame them? In each of his six years as the Husker head coach, Bo Pelini's teams have lost four games and some of those losses have been really ugly. Complicating matters, Pelini's teams have never won a conference title (three tries) and have had zero BCS bowl appearances.

    Moreover, Bo's teams have suffered one or more double digit losses every season he's been at Nebraska.. Last year, Pelini reached a personal high with 4 DDLs with a six year career total of 13. ...
    by Published on 05-28-2014 06:12 PM     Number of Views: 1198 
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    As many of you know, Gary McGirr and I (along with the rest of the Salute board members and donors) have been sponsoring the "Husker Fans Salute The Troops" celebration annually since 2008 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, NE. This yearly event honors the men and women of the US Armed Forces and provides them with an exciting Husker football ...
    by Published on 05-06-2014 03:33 PM     Number of Views: 4627 

    Readers: You have done it. Thanks to your help, you have selected the winner "Name Bo's Cat" contest. But before the winner is announced, here's a recap:

    The contest stemmed from the "cutsie-wootsie" cat Bo Pelini carried during the "Tunnel Walk" just before last month's Husker ...