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    by Published on 12-18-2014 03:00 PM  Number of Views: 12091 

    Just when you thought Nebraska had seen the last of Bo Pelini's profanity-laced tirades, he comes up with yet another one. And just like the one he had following a dramatic comeback win over Ohio State in Lincoln in 2011, this one was also recorded. And has gone viral.


    What's the saying? "The mikes are always ...
    by Published on 12-15-2014 07:25 PM  Number of Views: 8577 

    Now that the Husker regular season is over and the team, under the direction of Barney Cotton, prepares for its December 27th appearance in the Holiday Bowl, I thought I would take time to answer some email.

    Dear Husker Dan:
    Now that you've had a few days to think about the hiring of Mike Riley, who do you think will benefit the most and what do you think was Mike's main reason for coming to Nebraska?
    Hickam DeJudge
    Longview, Texas

    Great question (otherwise I wouldn't have put it in my
    by Published on 12-09-2014 08:36 PM     Number of Views: 8346 

    "I know that If I die and go to Heaven and Mike Riley's not there, I'm in the wrong place."
    Mack Brown quoted in the Omaha World Herald

    Okay, by now everyone who follows Husker football knows that Bo Pelini was fired last week after seven years as the Husker head coach and was replaced by Mike Riley, former head football coach at Oregon State University.

    And by now, you know that out of the past six seasons as the Beavers' head man, Mike Riley's teams had losing records in
    by Published on 12-03-2014 02:48 PM  Number of Views: 13089 

    In the aftermath of Sunday's firing of Bo Pelini as the Husker head coach, I've had a chance to make a few observations.

    But first let me begin by saying that whenever there is a coaching change, the rippling effect is considerable. The assistants are the ones I feel for more than anything. Their lives are going to be changing. There will be homes to be sold, kids and spouses who will be uprooted from family, friends and schools. It's for all of them that I feel for.

    But Bo should be fine. The buyout package he'll receive from Nebraska (roughly $7.9 million) will likely set him
    by Published on 11-24-2014 11:52 AM  Number of Views: 11498 
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    Kenny Bell may have revealed more about the state of Husker football than he could ever have imagined last week in the aftermath of Nebraska's 59-24 collapse at the hands of Wisconsin in Madison,

    Bell, a very talented senior wide receiver from Boulder, Colorado, was sticking up for his head coach and his team's record (as he has many times)
    by Published on 11-18-2014 03:32 PM  Number of Views: 8873 

    There is an idiom that dates back to the time of the ancient Romans. It is called "crossing the Rubicon" and it means the die has been cast or that someone or something has gone past the point of no return.

    For Frank Solich it was the 38-9 home loss to Kansas State in 2003. For Bill Callahan, it was the embarrassing 45-14 home loss to Oklahoma State in 2007. Both head coaches were fired not long after those games.

    And for Bo Pelini? Was Saturday's 59-24 Husker loss to Wisconsin his moment?

    by Published on 11-12-2014 04:24 PM  Number of Views: 3721 
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    When Tuesday's College Football Playoff rankings came out, Husker fans saw their team tumble three spots to #16. And that happened despite the Huskers having a bye week.

    To make matters worse, there are seven two-loss teams currently ranked ahead of 8-1 Nebraska (LSU, Ole Miss, UCLA, Michigan State, Kansas State, Arizona and Georgia).

    How does
    by Published on 10-28-2014 01:34 PM  Number of Views: 3102 

    Love 'em or hate 'em, this year's Husker football team is never dull. Just when you think Nebraska has turned the corner on miccues, untimely penalties and unforced turnovers, they come up with another partial stinker Saturday. NU had four fumbles, lost one and Tommy Armstrong had another interception that looked like it was a designed play.

    And yet on an incredibly gorgeous fall afternoon, NU walked away with an 18-point, 42-24 win. Not bad. But NU could have won by much more had they just kept out of their
    by Published on 10-21-2014 12:48 PM  Number of Views: 3760 

    So much for Nebraska's inability to make second-half adjustments.
    So much for Tim Beck's inability to call a good game.
    So much for the Huskers not being able to play a game without a turnover. (Okay, so a little luck didn't hurt.)
    So much for the Huskers not being able to win the turnover battle.
    So much for the Huskers beating themselves (the first half not withstanding).
    So much for Tommy Armstrong not being able to perform well. ...
    by Published on 10-14-2014 02:29 PM  Number of Views: 4502 
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    The preseason Husker forecast I did in August so far has been right on the mark. (Picking the Huskers to be 5-1 at the half way point with the loss coming at the hands of Michigan State wasn't exactly rocket science, but then again, just remember McNeese State.)

    But for the remainder of the Huskers' season, the crystal ball gets a bit cloudier. What looked like a second half with a few suspect opponents, all of a sudden has turned into a much more difficult schedule.

    Before getting in to my pix for the second half of the Husker football season, here are some caveats for the Huskers' success the rest of the fall.

    1.) Tommy Armstrong
    It's no secret that ...