Goodness. Nebraska just keeps coming up with new and inventive ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
The season so far has been a Peanuts cartoon where Charlie Brown runs up to kick the ball, only to have Lucy pull it away and punch him in the groin as time expires.
Chalk it up to whatever you want: coaching, players who don't know how to win, bad schemes, poor play calls, horrible luck, injuries, parity, curses, lack of talent, karma, a super secret conspiracy to destroy the football program - frankly, none of it matters now.
We're here: halfway through this season in a position that is unfamiliar to anybody under the age of 60. Two wins and four painful, gut-wrenching losses. We can (and will) discuss and dissect the things the players and coaches can and/or should* do to turn things around.
*Choosing to the have wind at your back for the fourth quarter seems like a good place to start, but that's just me.
What I'm more interested in is how we the fans choose to react. As I see it, there are a handful of distinct options:
- You can call for changes. Fire somebody (or as I sarcastically wrote, everybody).
- You can be angry. Would this be happening if we fired Bo? Or Frank? Is any loss unacceptable to you?
- You can check out. The fans I saw leaving with 8:43 left in the game likely fall into this group.
- You can blindly support the team.