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    by Published on 09-21-2013 08:59 PM  Number of Views: 10996 
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    Sep 21, 2013; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defender Avery Moss (94) sacks South Dakota State Jackrabbits quarterback Austin Sumner (6) in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

    Judging by the response at Memorial Stadium Saturday, Bo Pelini seems to have made some progress repairing his relationship with Nebraska's fan base. That seemed easy enough. It'll likely take a lot more work to go to get his defense fixed, though, and in the final analysis, Pelini's success or failure in Lincoln will be decided by his team's results on the field.

    Pelini seems more concerned about the defense than his reputation anyway, and probably, ...
    by Published on 09-20-2013 12:31 AM  Number of Views: 6631 
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    To refresh, Part 1 was a veiled prediction that, based on the latest D meltdown and already screeching tenor of the fan base, that Bo won’t survive what seems destiny to not be competitive for a B1G title and thus there was little point to engaging in raucous debate as to whether Bo should stay or go, when the answer is all but written.

    Secondly, since the two sides of Husker Nation are so polarized, convincing the opposing view to come around has become as hopeless as convincing ...
    by Published on 09-19-2013 03:31 PM
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    LITTLE BO BLEEP-GATE?
    All is quiet in Lincolnville. Bo Pelini is still the Husker head coach and the planets are in alignment.. Fortunately for Husker fans, coaches, the University and the football program, "Bleep-Gate" had a short shelf life. That a two year old recording would have the impact it did, is surprising. But if the head coach on that tape is Bo Pelini and he's is dissing ...
    by Published on 09-17-2013 08:20 AM
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    Bo Pelini's press conference yesterday already yielded enough good stories to talk about for two weeks. Between his reflective opening statement and his “we don't need” Tommie Frazier remark, a lot was left open to interpretation as to how ...
    by Published on 09-17-2013 05:59 AM  Number of Views: 10387 
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    Note:This was written before the Deadspin bomb, which won’t help Pelini, but at first scratch doesn’t seem to sway opinions from either side about the most divisive man in Nebraska. The following was not altered.

    The firestorm is raging over defunding the Pelini experiment and I’m sure many have tuned in to read this writer’s Affirmative Constructive for this debate, but there are two reasons not to argue this topic.

    One. ...
    by Published on 09-16-2013 03:34 PM     Number of Views: 7723 
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    In the wake of Nebraska's ugly 41 - 21 collapse to UCLA, lots of strong statements and opinions were issued by fans, media, and alumni. As one might suspect, most of these opinions were not very positive towards Bo Pelini and his coaching staff.

    But among the millions of opinions spoken, printed, or (in this case) tweeted, one stands out:
    "After letting it sink in for about 4 hours I still struggling. It's time to get rid of the defensive play caller, the Dc, lb dl and db coaches. I hate saying this but this crap is getting old. How in the hell do you not make adjustments or put your players in the position to compete? If this is what is going to happen for the remainder of the season, count me out. I don't care if we lose a game but the way we are losing is just not what #Nebraska fans deserve. I have fought, bled, and cried over this program. I didn't do all that for the program to become what it has today. Time for change!"

    Those are strong words from anybody, but they didn't come from Joe Fan. They came from ...
    by Published on 09-15-2013 02:43 PM     Number of Views: 7468 
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    This Just In…
    (U)nderperforming (C)oach (L)oses (A)gain.
    18 point lead evaporates, Huskers squashed 41-21

    Huskers are red, Bruins are blue, our defense is bad, but is our coaching staff too?…

    Well that was a head scratcher. Maybe it’s to be expected these days. I found myself in the middle of the second quarter pinching myself as our Huskers sprinted out to an 18 point lead. Was our team on the verge of a breakout, blowout win against a ranked opponent? Was it Nebraska on the receiving end of the other team’s misfortunes?

    I guess I pinched myself too hard because when I awoke, I found the same defensive meltdowns ...
    by Published on 09-13-2013 11:07 PM     Number of Views: 2021 
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    Okay...I'm going to talk about something that will be considered trivial by the vast majority* of my readers. I'll completely understand if you want to read something a little more meaningful like this or this.

    *Of course, the last time I wrote about a niche subject like this, it ended up being one of my most read pieces.

    There is a growing controversy among Nebraska football fans. It started during last week's win over Southern Mississippi and has been growing stronger throughout the week. Lines are being drawn. Names are being called. Generations are being divided.

    What could possibly cause such a rift within the "Greatest Fans ...
    by Published on 09-12-2013 11:22 AM     Number of Views: 4131 
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    In the wake of the 56-13 win over Southern MIss, I'm sensing two different opinions on this Cornhusker team:

    1. The rough edges from the first game have been smoothed out, the defense is getting back on track, and the offense is starting to get hot.

    2. This was a nice win, but reserve all judgment until after the UCLA game.


    What amuses (and frustrates) me is that many of the people who believe #1 were the same folks who thought the sky was falling after Wyoming put a big scare into Nebraska in week 1.

    As for me, I'm closer to #2. I believe Nebraska is not as bad as they looked against Wyoming, but not as good as they looked against Southern Miss. The truth of the team - and how far they can go in 2013 - is still unknown. And I doubt the UCLA game will reveal any conclusive answers.

    Let's face it: the defense still has issues. Big issues. Southern Miss has a slightly below average offense (and that's probably being kind), yet they were able to complete passes to ...
    by Published on 09-10-2013 05:15 PM
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    We all know what happened last year when the Huskers took on UCLA in the Rose Bowl. No, not the New Year's Day version but the one in Pasadena last September. The Huskers lost 36-30, and in the process, surrendered 344 rushing and 309 passing yards for an NU opponent record of 653 yards of total offense.

    And unfortunately Husker fans found out that this was
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