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Dave Feit

The author's columns published before spring of 2016 are archived here.


  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Sep 23, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    Who will win the East & West?
    This is the first full weekend of Big Ten action, which means it is time for some predictions* on how the teams will finish in the respective divisions.

    *Or, given some of my history with prognosticating, blind guesses.

    For today, we'll predict by division. Throughout the season, we'll do a power ranking 1-14. Let's dive right in with the East.

    East

    1. Ohio State. I know, I know. They have looked pedestrian (by their standards) in the first few weeks, and they...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Sep 19, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    What went wrong, and a few things that went right
    How do you sum up one of the most shocking losses in school history?

    How do you accurately account for all of the things that went wrong?

    How does a loss like this impact the big picture - for Mike Riley, Shawn Eichorst, and the program as a whole?

    Frankly, I don't know. I'm still processing it. So I'm going to pass on any sweeping proclamations, knee jerk reactions, scalding hot takes, or calls for anybody to be fired.

    For now.

    So what did we learn?

    This is going to be a...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Sep 15, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    Realism and optimism from a tough loss
    So....that didn't exactly go as planned, did it?

    The good news, if you want to see it, is in the big picture this loss doesn't really hurt Nebraska.

    Nebraska wasn't ranked, so the loss just puts them lower in the "Others receiving votes" wasteland. Only the most rabidly passionate fans believed Nebraska would make it to the College Football Playoff, so I think we all can accept that is not going to happen this year. The big prize for the year - a West Division title, and a shot at that...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Sep 8, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    Should you overreact to what you saw Saturday night?
    This season opener is a bit of a rarity for Nebraska. The Huskers debuted a new defense, revamped special teams, and an offense with more passing capabilities, and no reliance on the QB run game. And there were lots of new faces manning key spots in these new schemes. Typically, when you see that level of change there is also a head coach working his first Game Day. Instead, there is Mike Riley entering his third year as Nebraska's head coach.

    Obviously, with so many question marks and...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Sep 1, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    Need help picking over or under? We can help.
    As you complete the Nebraska Football Over/Under Challenge (presented by HuskerMax and 1620's Unsportsmanlike Conduct), you may be unsure on which play is the best choice.

    Your amateur odds-maker (me) tried to set the lines close to what the expected outcome will be, to get action on both sides.

    While not telling you how to choose, here are some points of reference to use as you see fit:


    Wins for Nebraska in the 2017 season. Line: 7.5
    As you know, last year Nebraska went...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Aug 31, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    Predict over or under and enter to win!
    HuskerMax.com is teaming up with Omaha's popular "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" radio show to present the Over/Under Challenge, where you can predict the Nebraska season and win prizes.

    Simply go to the Over/Under Challenge page and predict if the 2017 Huskers will end up over or under the 10 benchmarks listed. Put in your name and email...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Aug 30, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    Calling out an OWH columnist for trying to make 2+2=5
    Last year, Omaha World-Herald columnist Lee Barfknecht opined about how a "lack of toughness" within the program and athletic department was responsible for holding Nebraska back.

    Instead, it was little more than a platform for Lee to go through his big list of grievances about Shawn Eichorst, Mike Riley, and 'kids these days.'

    I had some fun taking Lee to task for some of his curious takes and flimsy logic,...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Aug 29, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    Everything you might have missed this offseason
    Hello again! Real, live football is almost back - and there is a lot to discuss on what should be a pivotal season for the Huskers. But before we move forward, let's take a quick look back at some noteworthy things you may have missed during the offseason.

    Adidas channels their inner Makovicka for the annual alternate uniform.

    Since Nebraska and Adidas have been producing alternate uniforms, I've been posting a head to toe critique of the latest abomination to be spawned from the...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Jun 26, 2017
    , Dave Feit
    Satire of a recent inaccurate preview
    This is the latest installment of my previews of every football team in the continental United States, by me - a guy barely known outside of my immediate family. In twelve minutes, I'll release my overview of the Arcadia Huskies season. But first, the other big red school in the state:


    Nebraska Corn-huskers

    New coach Lincoln Riley takes over in Mike, Nebraska replacing beloved, Hall of Fame coach Bo Pelini. Riley, whose legacy includes running the OSU (Oklahoma Sooners...

  1. Posted By Dave Feit
    Nov 2, 2016
    , Dave Feit
    Reaction and speculation on Friday night B1G games
    Jim Delany has announced that Big Ten schools will play six games on Friday nights, starting in 2017. The Chicago Tribune broke the story, and their report has good information on what is known so far.

    As for what is unknown, here are my thoughts and best guesses:

    This is a perk / nasty side effect of the ginormous TV deals the league signed with ESPN and Fox. What,...

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