Published on 11-06-2015 05:06 PM
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Head into the weekend with a big portion of Hot Takes:
Is Nebraska in a "rebuild" mode? In Shawn Eichorst's letter to fans, he asked for patience and support as Mike Riley "rebuilds our storied program one brick at a time". That comment caught many fans off guard as Riley's role at Nebraska has not been previously described in that manner. Many fans took offense at characterizing Nebraska as a rebuilding project.
First and foremost, we should acknowledge that parsing a single word from a quote, interview, or press release is a risky proposition at best. That said, "rebuild" is a poor choice of words.* For many people, "rebuild" brings visions of losing teams with absolutely no chance of winning championships. When I hear "rebuild" in reference to a sports team, I think