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Guy Chamberlin

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  1. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    Well....uhm...here we all are on the Nebraska board speculating on things that haven't happened and mistaking wishful thinking for evidence.
  2. Craig Bohl

    Understanding what football means to Nebraska is a big requirement. There are other college football bluebloods with high expectations, but as a small population state with a singular sports legacy, there really is no place like Nebraska. Even guys like Jim Rome understand and respect this, and he's from Southern California. Just keep in mind that the standard we hope to regain arrived with Bob Devaney, who came from Michigan via Wyoming and turned the job down until Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty talked him into it after rejecting the offer himself. Devaney was actually Nebraska's fourth choice -- the top three turned our AD down.
  3. Craig Bohl

    Having Nebraska ties is great. But it shouldn't immediately vault you over every other candidate.
  4. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    Losing Chip Kelly is not the end of the world. I'm not clear what would really "backfire" here, or why it deserves a good laugh. .
  5. There are high-risk, high-reward quarterbacks, but too many of Lee's interceptions were balls that should have been thrown out of bounds, or scrambles and hook slides. At age 22, you should already have that instinct.
  6. Non-Scott Frost Coaching Options

    Type in "Brett Bielema is an a-hole" in Google and you get lots of stuff: https://totalfratmove.com/arkansas-bret-bielema-history-professor-jen-bielema/ http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-bret-bielema-making-ass-himself-again https://www.elevenwarriors.com/buckshot/2011/11/bret-bielema-still-an-a-hole
  7. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    Just curious, has Moos made any statement about the men's basketball team? A legacy that has dipped well below mediocrity basically forever?
  8. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    100 PAGES! That lines up with the year 100 AD, when Pliny the Younger advanced to consulship, giving his panegyric on Trajan in the process! Surely this means something..... Oh great. That was the first post on page 101. Now I look stupid.
  9. Time outs at the end of the game

    The tiniest but most feasible benefit of the doubt I can come up with is that Patrick O'Brien had moved the team into scoring position -- ultimately meaningless scoring position -- but there was a chance to reward the players and leave the field with at least a "going down swinging" attitude. It required the six Nebraska offensive linemen to momentarily delay the three rushing Gophers long enough for POB to get off a pass. They could not even do that. For a game that started with the opponent returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown -- untouched -- ending the game with two time outs and two humiliating sacks was the perfect bookend for perhaps the worst Husker game in memory.
  10. Poll: When to fire Riley (In Your Opinion)

    Other than being a link to the glory days, what have you seen that makes Parella worth two cents? No matter what Diaco does, Parella would still be in position to teach the DL technique and attitude. When these teams have been running through Nebraska, they've been running through Parella's linemen. When opposing quarterbacks throw flatfooted under minimal pressure, that's on the DL, too. Maybe Parella does fine with the same talent and a fresh start, but you could make that argument for everyone.
  11. A decision could be made sooner than we thought

    If Riley is fired tomorrow, the team is not going to suddenly beat Penn State and Iowa, but they might actually play better. How? Why?' Well for starters, they could not possibly play more disheartened and technically flawed football than they did yesterday, from the opening kickoff through the two humiliating sacks that ended it. No one is enjoying this. At all. I won't pretend to know the psychology behind it, but when coaches are fired mid-season, even coaches the players love, there is often an uptick in performance the next couple games. In some cases I think everyone just desperately needs change.
  12. Tenn fires coach and we still have our giant failure

    When you have a game like yesterday, from the Minnesota touchdown on the opening kickoff, to the two time outs and two humiliating sacks that ended it, you are witnessing a thoroughly demoralized team and coaching staff. At that point it's not about patience, or not having a better interim coach in place. You actually have people in misery and the change is good for everyone. For the players, for Moos, for the fans and even for Riley. None of it affect negotiations with future coaches an iota. Stopping the charade lets everyone move their energies to more productive places.
  13. Tenn fires coach and we still have our giant failure

    I would be mildly surprised if Riley isn't fired in a short, tasteful press conference tomorrow morning.
  14. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    So you're okay with any of the competent head coaches out there?
  15. Trump Foreign Policy

    A fairly measured observation from global trade analysts re: the Asia visit: Trump is at once flattering China like no previous President, and pulling the U.S. out of a trade leadership role that China is more than happy to fill. There might actually be some logic to the strategy, but there are so many mixed signals in this administration that no one can tell. Only clear fact: had Obama taken that tack, Sean Hannity would have had an aneurysm.
  16. Sexism - It's a Real Thing

    I think the only place for this to end up --- where it should have been all along -- is that a man is free to say whatever he want to a woman in an attempt to get laid. And we are free to judge that man however we want. But you can't ask a woman who is dependent on you for her career to watch you masturbate. There was never a time when that was okay. Kinda like how cell phone cameras showed how far we are away from true civil rights, this wave of emboldened women reveals just how ugly some men can be and still get away with it. Gotta admit I've been surprised and depressed by both.
  17. The Republican Utopia

    Pretty sure there's a Bible passage where Isiah forces Bathsheba to watch him masturbate into a potted frankincense plant, so maybe we should back off Harvey Weinstein a tick.
  18. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    If you know anything about Tom Osborne, he is not likely to lobby or offer his opinion unless asked. He's an old school gentleman that way. It not only possible but likely that Tom has no more concrete information than we do at the moment.
  19. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    Isn't that about 5 years longer than we were willing to grant previous coaches?
  20. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    Do you mean to tell me that someone can create multiple accounts, just to pump up their own Reputation Points? +1 this post if you think that's shameful!
  21. Football and Militarism

    I had my hand on my heart at last night's Golden State Warriors game. Didn't mind at all. Still find it an interesting debate. But yeah....I actually thought I WAS in the Politics forum.
  22. Football and Militarism

    Baseball has largely been shielded from the controversy, but it's worth noting that the player given his own day every MLB season would likely back Kaepernick Jackie Robinson: 'I Cannot Stand and Sing the Anthem. I Cannot Salute the Flag' African-American baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson wrote in his autobiography that he couldn't sing the anthem or salute the flag because "I know that I am a black man in a white world." 28K CLAIM Baseball player Jackie Robinson said, "I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world." RATING TRUE ORIGIN Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jackie Robinson, who died at the age of 53 in 1972, would simply be remembered as one of the greatest players of all time were it not for the color of his skin and the special circumstances of his career. On 15 April 1947, Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball since the game became completely segregated in the 1880s. He had been hired away from the Kansas City Monarchs, a Negro League team, by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, who, in what came to be called “the noble experiment,” carefully orchestrated Robinson’s introduction to the general public, first via a stint with the minor league Montreal Royals, then by calling him up for his major league debut with the Dodgers at the start of the 1947 season. With the color line officially broken, the way was paved for more African American players to enter the major leagues, bringing 60 years of segregation in baseball to close. Jackie Robinson ultimately became a much-beloved public figure and an emblem for the changes in race relations that were gradually beginning to occur across America. Years later, Martin Luther King Jr. would honor Robinson as a “legend and a symbol” who “challenged the dark skies of intolerance and frustration.” What many people didn’t realize was how hard it had been for him. When he came to write his autobiography, I Never Had It Made, with Alfred Duckett in 1972, Robinson said he felt proud, but seemed bitter as well: Robinson wrote that despite developing genuine friendships with some of his teammates, and feeling genuine love from many of the fans, he had never stopped feeling like an outsider in his own game, and in his own country:
  23. Football and Militarism

    America the Beautiful is a terrifically lovely song.
  24. Crazy Stuff Trump Supporters Say

    This is how fascism goes to work. I've been rolling my eyes for years when the Left misuses "fascism" as hyperbole, not unlike the Right painting Obama as a communist. But....uhm....this is fascism. Never thought I'd see it in my life.
  25. ** Scott Frost megathread all things SF***

    In fairness to the lazy and sloppy, there are still people dropping the "e" off Tom Osborn's name.