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  1. If I went into a coma and woke up Dec 1st to hear that Neb won 3 out of 4, I wouldn’t be shocked. “Yeah they’ve been close all year and must’ve finally put it together.” If I woke up to hear that they went 0-4, I also wouldn’t be shocked. “Yeah, they’ve consistently made critical errors at the worst possible moment and are seemingly incapable of ever rising to the occasion.” That’s what makes this season so maddening. It’s all been within the grasp. With the last years of the Riley or Callahan era both teams were getting consistently outclassed and we all pretty much knew it was over for them. This team can absolutely win 3 out of 4. Will they? Almost assuredly not. My gut tells me they go 2-2, with a one score loss and 14+ point loss to OSU. 5-7 again and Trev being in the unenviable position of deciding to blow it up or to give Lucy one more chance to hold the football.
  2. Just my take, but Trev’s public chumminess with Scott seems to indicate he’ll be retained. Trev has also alluded to the Athletic Department having some seemingly internal toxic issues, which would indicate he’s willing to give Scott the benefit of the doubt and retain him for a season where the AD is running more efficiently. Good point.
  3. Michigan looked like a shell of itself in 2020. They revamped the staff and it’s obviously paid dividends this year. A scenario like that seems more digestible to me right now than blowing it up and starting over.
  4. Fickell is probably the only option that would have me excited. The idea of bringing in a no name up and comer and watching him take 3 years to recruit his guys, install his system and learn what the B1G is all about sounds absolutely dreadful.
  5. If I had a choice, I’d prefer to nab a proven HC that has experience at a P5 school, similar to what aTm did with Jimbo Fisher. Gus Malzahn seems to fit that mold about as good as anyone. I’d rather not hire a first time HC. But my dark horse candidate would be Wisconsin’s OC, OL and Associate HC, Joe Rudolph.
  6. Good question. I took it as "Nebraska's Athletic Dept is toxic."
  7. While Lars may be catastrophizing a bit, I think there's definitely some merit to what he's saying. Why is it that Nebraska so consistently has division from within? Why is Nebraska so consistently their own worst enemy? Why are there seemingly so many malcontents at Nebraska? Why do we always tear down our own? Why are there constant leaks, secret audio tapes, rumors and pushing people out of jobs? I think the Trev hire is bigger than maybe we realized. In his opening press conference he constantly referenced unity and trust. Both of those things have clearly been lacking in our Athletic Department for decades. I don't think he's just here to sound good in front of a microphone, he's here to clean up a deep seated mess.
  8. Anyone hearing chatter about Vokolek and Allen?
  9. Yeah he's likely not an every down RB. But if it's midway thru the 4th quarter in a tie ball game against Iowa and it's 3rd and 2 or 4th and 1 at Iowa's 40 yard line... Bring that hoss in.
  10. Guy like that would probably come in handy on third and short or goal line situations.
  11. Losing a reliable kicker is huge. Neb had a string of great kickers for about a decade and was without one in 2019. Can definitely have a ripple effect on an offense.
  12. My favorite line from that link was "Iowa has had its way with Nebraska over the past three seasons. But the three wins have been by a total of just 12 points." Like... what? They've had their way with us in 3 down to the wire losses?
  13. Yeah, we should really do more to make sure children are safe in schools.
  14. Without Fordham, 3 of the first 4 games would've been on the road. The Fordham game provides a chance to stack up some early W's and get recruits here in a great time of year. If it helps us get bowl eligible, so be it. I'll take it at this point. 2015 Iowa played Illinois State, and 2019 Minnesota played South Dakota State, and all I hear about is how big and bad Iowa and Minnesota are.
  15. Agreed. This Simpson's quote comes to mind.
  16. Yeah I kinda just wish he would've said "Nope, not for us" and moved on.
  17. Just found it. Was at the beginning of the game that set up their first TD. I remember seeing a tweet a while back, I'll try and find it, it said something like "Since 2000, only 10 QB's in all of college football have thrown 6 interceptions with less than 80 attempts" and Luke was the most recent inductee to that club. Edit: Here's the tweet
  18. Was it Luke that threw the flukey interception against Minnesota? WR whiffed it and it just fell right into a Minn players hands.
  19. For context, Scott was asked directly about whether or not he's come up with any motivational sayings for his team, he didn't just say this stuff unprovoked. Of all the story lines and things to talk about, what a miraculously stupid question. So I took it as more of a shot at the reporter asking it, and if it happens to apply to Peej, then so be it. I think it's also a bit of a microcosm for SF and Neb in general being under the microscope. Every single thing gets analyzed to the nth degree. Meanwhile, Maryland's Coach Mike Locksley wasn't asked one question by a reporter yesterday after being introduced.
  20. https://saturdaytradition.com/minnesota-football/minnesota-players-fans-take-exception-to-scott-frosts-disparaging-comments-about-sloganeering/ "Minnesota players, fans take exception to Scott Frost's disparaging comments about 'Sloganeering'" “I’m not into sloganeering. If the players need me to motivate them all the time or come up with a unique slogan to play harder, I probably don’t have the right players. I played for a coach at Nebraska in Coach Osborne … He didn’t need all the sayings and slogans. He just taught us the right way to do things, and we went to work. That’s what we need in our program.”
  21. Rewatched it yesterday. It was a much stranger game than I remember. At times both the offense and defense looked amazing. Then they'd have a series where they looked like they've never played football before. A few things off the top of my head that I think that killed or swung momentum - After Luke's opening play fumble, Peters was definitely down when he then "fumbled" it. It should have been reviewed because he was clearly down. That fumble ended up giving them an extra 6 yards or so. Holding them to a FG here would've been huge. - CTB had a great punt return called back. Field position was a huge factor in this game. - That damn fake punt. Had some momentum from that defensive series, would've been nice to keep it going. - Wandale's fumble. If I remember correctly, it came on a 3rd and long. He converted it then coughed it up. Another moment where momentum got snuffed out. - Marvin Scott looked pretty good early on, then disappeared. - Holding call on what should have been a TD run by Marvin. Illinois is an odd team. They play temporarily inspired football. They'll sleep walk thru most of their schedule, then one or two games a year they'll get up for it and act like it's the Super Bowl. Luke definitely looked like a deer in the head lights. Hard not to wonder what AM would've done had he gotten the nod. Not sure if it'd have changed the outcome, but having a steady vet at the helm might've helped maintain some momentum.
  22. Texas doing what they do best. Ruining conferences with OU along for the ride.
  23. I agree. I've kinda felt that the Illinois game last year was more of an anomaly. I think the defense was still a bit gassed from the week before. 3 picks and a fumble definitely didn't help. I'm no coaching expert, but I think Luke got figured out in the second half of the PSU game and that gave Illinois a pretty simple blueprint to shut him down. Would've been nice to have Mills for that game as well.
  24. It may be a great spot to sit. I don't consider myself to have a fear of heights, but whenever I'm at a game (usually north stadium), I always glance up there and think how insanely high that is.
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