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  1. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    No way the fans call that swing pass that resulted in a safety. WE would have run it straight ahead.
  2. Thurston from Pender

    ESPN: Separating Fact From Fiction - Is Nebraska In Trouble?

    Nebraska is NOT in trouble if it will use science and technology and allow the fans to call the plays. The Wisdom of the Crowd. See "THE Solution...." thread.
  3. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    As you watch the game on Saturday, consider in your mind's eye how the play YOU would have called would have worked out. Then compare that to the play the coaches called and ran. After this Saturday, it will be clear that Thurston's solution is the ONLY solution to making the Huskers great again. I believe in the science of the wisdom of the crowds. One hundred thousand passionate and experienced Husker fans know best.
  4. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    Apparently I have not made myself clear. Let me try again. What has made Nebraska football great? What will make Nebraska football great again? Us! The fan base. We are the greatest - and most knowledgeable - fans in all of college football. It says so right on Memorial Stadium. It is carved in stone. It has to be true. Are the Ten Commandants true? They are carved in stone. The reading assignment for the class here consists of two books. Fortunately, they were both written by UNL alums. The first book is "The Wisdom of Crowds" by James Surowiecki. Jimmy was a Phi Delt but we still became friends. He's a good man from North Platte; St. Pat's grad. The other book is "Blink" by Malcom Gladwell. As previously noted, Malcom is from Bassett and not Malcom. These two books establish that a large group of smart and experienced people instantly know the right answer. We, the fan base, can collectively call the right play at the right time using Twitter. Both books available at the Pender Public Library! Scott and the dozen assistant coaches can do what they do best: recruit and drill the players at practice. Division of labor and specialization is the modern way. (Aside. How Bob and Tom did all that they did is a mystery to me.) Dr. Tom is not coming out of retirement. The fan base calling plays is the next best solution. And, of course, if this idea is implemented it raises millions for the new indoor practice facility: The Greatest Fans in College Football Indoor Practice Facility. Uncle Moose will give me Skybox tickets for life once this thing gets going.
  5. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    Jeremy What are you talking about? I'm trying to help OUR team. Harness the passion of the fan base and use science and technology in order to win and build a new indoor practice facility. What's wrong with that? Is there something in the Cozad water?
  6. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    New wrinkle. The Athletic Department needs to run this (duh!) and charge for it. What would you pay for the knowledge that your input was directly contributing to Husker wins? I'd pay about $100. I think at least 100,000 fans would pay $100 too. What to do with at least $10m a year gross? According to the OWH, our facilities (especially the Cook Pavilion) are no longer the best. We lag Purdue in the Big Ten. Purdue! Horror of horrors. Uncle Moose was reported to be working on something. I say the $10m goes toward the new indoor practice facility and it is named after us! The Greatest Fans in College Football Indoor Practice Facility. This idea has lots of power. Tell your friends and relatives.
  7. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    I urge my fellow true blue Husker fans to spread my idea. Tell your friends. Call in to talk shows. I predict that no later than the Iowa game that my idea is adopted by Scott. Scott knows the power of Husker Nation. We are, after all, the Greatest Fans in College Football. Our greatness extends to our collective football knowledge. When you talk this up, be sure to mention the science and technology aspect of this.
  8. Thurston from Pender

    Who's Calling the Plays?

    We, Husker Nation, should be calling the plays. See my thread captioned, “THE Solution for the Husker Offense.”
  9. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    It is already clear that we - the experts - are on the right track. Lots of good comments here. Since we are all thinking the same thing, the wisdom of the crowd theory postulates that the best plays will be picked. I believe in science!
  10. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    Our late Sigma Nu frat brother, H. Cooper Hanson, III, used to give Malcom grief all the time about him being from Bassett and not Malcom.
  11. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    Not kidding one bit. We embrace technology and use the REAL experts to fix the problem: The Greatest Fans in All of College Football. There is science behind the wisdom of the crowds. What Would Dr. Tom Do?
  12. Thurston from Pender

    THE Solution for the Husker Offense

    It is now blindingly obvious that the head coach and his offensive coordinator don’t know how to call plays. Who knows how to do the job better? We do! The fan base! Speaking for myself as a former Pendragon, I clearly know more than Scott Frost. And all you former 8 man and Class C stars do too. We are all experts. My system uses the wisdom of the crowds. See, e.g., Malcom Gladwell (Gladwell, however, is not from Malcom. He’s from Bassett. Attended Holy Cross church.) Each week the fan base votes on the first 20 plays. Then during the games, we vote on the plays in real time via Twitter. The Huskers will never lose another game. This is a sure thing.
  13. Thurston from Pender

    Faint Hope

    Hope is not a strategy. We need execution. And the buck stops with Frost. The idea of losing to the Gophers again has me despondent.
  14. Thurston from Pender

    Scott Frost

    We need a football team as good as our volleyball team and medical school. Frost needs to get lessons from Cook. Fast!
  15. Thurston from Pender

    If that game felt familiar...

    I’m hearing in Pender that this week Dr. Tom steps into the fray. A full-throated - and public - defense of our favorite son. He calls out the naysayers. Tells the fan base to stay calm. Reminds Corn Nation he was only 9-3 in his second year as HC. With losses to Wisconsin, Missouri (Matt didn’t play) and Oklahoma. Season was an abject failure with the loss to the Sooners. Tom denounces the sad state of affairs left by former coach and AD. Also denounces that AD from North Platte. Compares that guy to OBL.