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  1. Was it Luke that threw the flukey interception against Minnesota? WR whiffed it and it just fell right into a Minn players hands.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.”
  4. 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.
  5. Texas doing what they do best. Ruining conferences with OU along for the ride.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. I like it. It gives a more complete look. I like Memorial, but it does have this very chunked together look to it. I wonder if something could be done with the very top deck on the East side. I've never sat up there, but it doesn't seem like a very pleasant spot to watch a game.
  9. It's funny to me how NW is picked to finish 3rd in the West in the Unofficial B1G Media Days poll, which would probably need to be in the neighborhood of an 8-4 season. And in this preview, they're picked to win 5 games. NW loses a ton on defense, has to replace a D Coordinator, has to replace a QB, and his 126th out of 127 in returning production. Not sure how the B1G Media rationalizes that into a 3rd place West finish.
  10. Seems fair. Maybe even a little generous. I don't put a ton of stock into it, but I wonder how the odds of winning percentages are determined. I feel like our odds against Iowa should be a little better, given our odds against Michigan. The Ohio State and Wisconsin percentages are a little surprising to me too.
  11. Probably should. I've heard a few doozies lately.
  12. This has been one of the strangest off seasons ever for me. I have no earthly idea what to expect. Anything from 2-10 to 9-3 seems totally plausible. If the team continues with dumb penalties, turnovers, snaps flying over the QB's head... 5-7 or 6-6 seems like a reasonable ceiling. If the defense is as salty as some might think and if some of the new faces on offense (Stepp, Toure, Manning) are as advertised, I could see this team making some noise and going 9-3. Ohio State and Oklahoma are losses. Though anything is possible, Fordham and Buffalo should be wins. That's 2-2, leaving Illinois, Mich St, NW, Mich, Minn, Purdue, Wis and Iowa which I see as a mix of 50/50 games, and probable losses. 50/50 - Illinois, Mich St, NW, Purdue, Iowa. I wouldn't be shocked if we beat any of these teams, nor would I be shocked if we lost to any of these teams. Illinois is transitioning to a new staff. Purdue and NW lost a ton of key guys. Mich St just doesn't really scare me. We've taken Iowa down to the wire for three years straight. We're due for the ball to bounce our way for a change. Probable Loss - Mich, Minn, Wis. I hesitated on putting Minnesota in this group because I wouldn't be shocked if we beat them, but as much as it pains me to say it, Fleck has some momentum up there. Beating any of these three wouldn't shock me, but I think they just have too much horsepower for us at the moment. At best we nab a W from one of these 3. I went with 7-5. Wins over Illinois, Fordham, Buffalo, Mich St, NW, Purdue and Iowa. The first half of the season bodes well for accumulating some W's. Starting 3-0 would be huge and is absolutely doable. I think we ride that momentum into wins against Mich St and NW, with wins against Purdue and Iowa to round out the year.
  13. There was a caller to Severe and Benning about a week or so ago, and in his call he referred to the Nebraska fan base as "Delusional" "Neurotic" and "Out of touch." I initially thought to myself "Wow, what a horrible thing to say." Then I saw the 8 page conniption fit of a thread about the Sell Out Streak.
  14. Husker Twitter Account: "We have some football tickets for sale!" Husker fans:
  15. Good point. I don't think it's unreasonable to pencil in W's for Fordham and Buffalo. That means Neb needs to nab 4 wins from Illinois, Mich St, Purdue, NW, Minnesota, Iowa, Mich, and Wis. None are a given, but I think getting four out of that group is definitely possible. Fred likely needs a middle of the pack B1G team, with approximately 20 wins. It might be possible with the incoming talent, but I just don't see that happening this year.
  16. If getting to a bowl game and winning a tournament game are the respective milestones, I'd probably say Frost. If the ball bounces our way a few more times in '18 and '19, those are bowl teams. Fred's first year was pretty miserable, and I'm hesitant to be too critical of their performance last year given the circumstances. Fred seems to have gotten some talent on campus, but I think it's probably a few years before we sniff the dance.
  17. It’s really too bad Mo didn’t have more stability in his life. Had that been the case, one can imagine how he may have impacted the 2019 and 2020 seasons. 2019 Indiana, Purdue, and Iowa and 2020 NW, Iowa, Minnesota come to mind. Could have conceivably been the difference in a couple of those games to get bowl eligible in 2019 and fare a bit better in 2020.
  18. Band broke up in May, and in June reformed without me.
  19. I had hoped with the addition of Stepp that the offense would lean on him. I was hoping he'd be the back that I thought Mills would be. Lean on him and the TE's and hopefully Omar would be ready to go, with the Montana kid and Betts would being nice threats. I thought having some major pieces on defense coming back would help keep Neb in most games. 6 wins minimum and 8 wins max was kind of what I was thinking/hoping for. That figure was easily within our grasp in 2018 and 2019, I thought this would be the year they'd get bowl eligible and knock off an Iowa or Wisconsin. But now with this OU fiasco... I'm thinking 1 or 2 wins.
  20. I feel the exact same way. It always seemed like Moos "got it" when it came to NU, which makes this so unbelievably crushing. This is something I would've expected from Eichorst. I kept holding out that this was a bogus story, part of a broader B1G directive, or a Covid related Plan B... or something. It just sounded so absurd that I felt it couldn't possibly have been true without some broader reason or extenuating circumstance. Never in a million years would I have expected this from our Athletic Department. I would never have expected them to be so monstrously cowardly or tone deaf. I just can't believe that this is where we are right now. Ultimately it's my own fault for allowing myself to become childishly attached to a collegiate program. This is supposed to be the fun part of life, but this hasn't been fun for a very long time. To quote Tony Soprano, "It's good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that, I know. But lately, I'm getting the feeling that I came in at the end. The best is over."
  21. Excellent point, completely spaced that.
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