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  1. Easy...That was the End of "the curse" poem!
  2. Someone mentioned something about eating crow earlier...
  3. Part of it I think is they've been paying too much attention to the game instead of just playing it like a good wrestling match. Not as players but a team that keeps on whittling. The wood is tough and grainy. You've got to have the mindset that you're going to lean into the grind. That is going to cause you to become even sharper still on and on play by play game to game. The game is played in the moment. It's like boxing. You really don't know what it's going to take to eventually prevail. It's successfully landing punches, avoiding them and responding after being hit. There's a confidence factor. With competence comes confidence. The more successful one is, the more confident. With that confidence, you are comfortable doing a larger variety of things. And, the confidence has to be sustained even when you get smacked and can smack back capitalizing on opportunities. Alright, I've got a gash above my eye, that's not going to deter me or us. I kind of rather enjoy it when our swords meet clanging. Patience and transitioning. You don't dictate what's given you but you do determine how you'll respond even while you don't know specifically what will be required as it comes to you. You've got to be have the ability to be variable. When to slow up, put the hammer down and everything in between. Ride the horse however it does. It's difficult to have a winning instinct haven't had won a lot. You're teaching a whole group to do it not just an individual. Things get tight, you overcome circumstances, there's learning. That's a hill we mightily struggle to get over, overcoming. How are we going to win? Whatever it takes. The team answers. There's no damned recipe to achieving the outcome. You have the ability to adjust and adapt whatever is thrown your way based upon sheer determination and having absolute faith in your coaches, teammates and training. There's a game plan sure but your opponent is going to do everything in their power to derail it. Being like water seems a simple enough task, now get a whole group of men doing it together. Tricky. There's blood and sweat all around and you look over across to the opponent and think, maybe it's time we send these guys back to the locker room losers. Instead of losing focus when challenged, you focus better still. Taking advantage of opportunities as they're presented trusting ourselves and each other. We aren't doing those things well enough now. Maybe having an "identity" is having cohesion. Doing whatever "it" is together well. Every "drop" working together where there's flow. The whole thing has got be better for it to gain greater momentum. Usually we focus on this or that when we'd it'd better serve us to look at the relationships within all the moving parts of the system. Dang, what's up with these dudes? They don't let up. We just delivered a blow and not only are they not phased, they're are stronger yet. Our will is in the opponent's heads now. Click, click, click. Doubt creeps in. Get started and keep on going! Being good is scary territory to negotiate too. But that's a topic for another time. lol Hopefully sooner, rather than later.
  4. Fireworks went off at the stadium too right?
  5. Forgo even the first week. In game experience is the best. Sink or swim!
  6. There's likely a correlation to coordinator's success rankings in relation to the players that are participating in their offenses. I'm guessing that talent and higher athletic abilities have something to do with fueling the success one enjoys as well as other factors that work on behalf of the unit. We'll call these nuances. Correlations aren't "causes" of coarse and, they can coexist together. The coach has to have the ability to acquire those players, develop them and have strategies and contingencies to effectively implement their strengths. Maybe the player experiences the coach has even offer opportunities for these teachers to learn as well parlaying into improving their craft. Most of us here likely have self reflected on our work performances throughout our lives and have gone about the business making corrections and improving so that we could compete with our peers, offer value. We've experienced coworkers too who blame others, rarely, if ever accepting responsibility and are very good at arguing. You are the target of their wrath. There's not much reflection going on with those folks if any but lots of irrational reactions and answers to almost everything independent of whatever competencies they might have. We have markets for managers and employees and coaches and players. If you've ever been a manager or coach, you know you work with what you can get with what you can offer the employees or players. Sometimes you just hope that the people you've chosen to lead can learn, reflect and have the potential for growth not possessing ethical flexibility and that sort of stuff. It's on you to seek those people out and do the very best you can to generate the results you're seeking. On a Friday night you order a pizza. Lots of things have gone into your having a satisfying experience. All the ingredients being worked with, the persons hired to prepare it, the manager charged with executing the mission of serving it to you and a whole host of contributing factors. If the person forgets to put the meat on your pizza or, if the meat on your pizza pie happens to have a bone in it that chips a tooth, all of the sudden a bunch of efforts were spoiled. You'd have every right to bring it to someone's attention and not be pleased with the ordeal. People make both honest and reckless errors and, errors due to incompetence and a variety of other reasons. Sometimes we can exact responsibility upon one individual, other times not. Perhaps it's a combination of things with grey areas. I used to know a guy that would go off saying wild things absent any reasoning. He knew what he wanted and most of the time what he wanted wasn't unreasonable. It's just that he placed guilt and shame on people that oftentimes wasn't warranted. As a consequence, those who were serving were less motivated to carry out their tasks. Others were reluctant to join the team. You probably know the routine. No one wins. It's just more exhaustion and suffering. Sometimes people complain to make themselves feel better about themselves. We want to say to those particular nasty ones criticizing us, "Alright, do ya feel better now". Maybe they go on platforms saying the same things again and again or simply hurl a can of beer at your place for upsetting them. You laugh at the ridiculousness of it. Wouldn't have sitting down having a discussion over beverages been better! Alright, counseling sessions and potential medication could be more in order. (Ha) The outcome of this season hurts. There seems no way out of the ongoing, unrelenting hell. It'd be abnormal if you and I weren't hurting. That's be like someone cutting themselves or repetitively placing their fingers on very hot surface and their enjoying it instead of experiencing pain. Or, dating the person who throws you one hurtful bomb after one hurtful bomb expecting the relationship to be blissful. STOP IT. I LOVE YOU. BUT YOU ARE DRIVING ME NUTS!!! Except you can't. You chose not to anyway. There's no doubt in my mind that Coach Rhule and his team are reflecting on the season and are beginning now to do what they can to produce the results they intend on delivering. They are neither satisfied or happy and will work toward making what seems impossible possible and, do what they can to accomplish their aim. As challenging as it is, like our team we have to put our faith in and trust the process. Everyone will have their opportunities to share their humble opinions as we should. Along with that though, keeping things in perspective and going a little easier on ourselves and each other is in our interest too. You can come up with something I'm sure.
  7. Is it possible that there was an error or something unintentional occurred? Contacting one of the moderators in a message to inquire about it is what I'd suggest. I'm sure that they'd provide an explanation if a warning was indeed intended.
  8. Disappointed. Anticipated a bit better and being more encouraged heading into the off season. Big uphill climb yet. Defense B Solid results year 1. Hopefully White remains and we will make significant strides again next year. Offense D QB play, turnovers, injuries, limited options to work with. The effort was there though and they didn't give up. Special Teams C- Returns the main issue there. We're just not generating better field position. Limiting returns seemed a touch better. Kicking and punting okay. I'll throw in Offensive Line (C), Defensive Line (B-), Halftime Adjustments (C+) and Game Management (C). OVERALL C Gotta continue to get better every day and continue acquiring contributors!
  9. The prize is that you're entitled to your opinion and likewise, others are entitled to theirs.
  10. The firing squad has been pretty consistent over the years too though true? There were quite a few having reservations over Peetz when his name was being brought up. He did well there and was a bust there, Etc. It's possible that we'd be having a similar discussion to what we're having now had he been hired. Our last HC was deemed to be somewhat of an offensive mastermind and struggled to generate anything remarkable with his coordinators. I don't know if Satterfield improves, if he's a fit or, if there's anyone available who wants to come here that would do better. That's not to suggest that criticisms aren't justifiable. They were when Banker was here but then we wound up with the Diaco fiasco that was worse.
  11. The quarterback position issue is much more relevant than Satterfield and his play calling. I'm not sure how many more games we'd have won with Casey Thompson though the choice to acquire Sims was an error. There was good reasoning behind making a change though the quarterback we acquired wasn't an improvement over Thompson. Not only his skill, he could've provided leadership for the offense. It's easy to criticize now in hindsight although we really did strike out there. It seems the intent was a longer term solution and they wanted more physical, durable QB (perhaps). Quarterback selections and management has been challenging for Rhule. Bringing in a staff member that can assist with that area of play would be advantageous.
  12. Whatever it takes! Bowl of Wheaties for every player on the team and the entire coaching staff. DAILY.
  13. Whenever "portal" is mentioned, I envision a tall tier of multiple slides that reach out to the various teams.
  14. We don't need to throw mega pints into the mix. Satterfield isn't going anywhere.
  15. Our numbers have been relatively dismal for some time. We know these numbers too well. Hopefully I got all these right and didn't gather information for the wrong team or sport! Team Offense 2013-2023 Nebraska 2013 48th 2014 12th 2015 44th 2016 79th 2017 84th 2018 58th 2019 72nd 2020 102nd 2021 71st 2022 102nd *Pre Satterfield 2023 122nd Team Defense 2013-2023 Nebraska 2013 50th 2014 60th 2015 76th (M. Banker) 2016 33rd (M. Banker) 2017 116th (B. Diaco) 2018 88th 2019 67th 2020 64th 2021 36th 2022 77th *Pre White 2023 19th S.Carolina 2021-2022, Satterfield 2020 99th *Pre Satterfield 2021 106th 2022 40th 2023 68th *Post Satterfield Temple 2013-2015, Satterfield 2012 86th *Pre Satterfield 2013 88th 2014 100th 2015 61st 2016 43rd *Post Satterfield Offense was ranked 17th in 2006, Callahan HC Defense was ranked 1st in 2009 and 9th 2010, Pelini HC
  16. 78.64% of respondents believed that we'd win 5-8 games this season... 47.58% thought 4-6 wins 67.96% 6-8 wins 65.05% 5-7 40.78% 5-6 54.37% 6-7 At the time of this poll, most participants likely thought that the performances of our quarterbacks would be at least someone better and did not envision us experiencing the amount of injuries that we did. And yet, we won five games. Taking into account the quarterback play and injuries, is it unreasonable to conclude that the final record was about right? Both those issues were rather significant. The defense performed better than most of us anticipated I think while the offense performed under most expectations. From this, we can surmise that our expectations were about right. And while we may have overestimated, one has to take into consideration the adversity we experienced. To the 103 that participated in the vote I ask, is our result as bad as it seems taking everything into consideration? In my opinion, we really should've been able to win one more game for a total of six but it was about what I'd anticipated. Combining the votes of 4-6 wins with 5-6 wins, 88.36% of you were right on target! We can reflect on our estimations then and now make a comparison at the conclusion of the season. Is it ridiculous to suggest that we're being (a little) too hard on ourselves at the moment? The would have, could have, should have's really hurt while the end result was about what the majority of us expected. On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being a complete disaster and, 10 being an overwhelming success, I'll give the season a 6. There's nothing to be ecstatic about though one has to consider just how bad of a position we were in at the end of last season and all that got us to there. Gathering momentum isn't an easy thing.
  17. You can omit the capital letters and you're still recognizable lol...
  18. Things have been crappy for so long, it's difficult to keep things in perspective. 1 year ago, not two, three or four. Many of us had high expectations for his season, we were dealt a number of injuries on offense and the quarterback chosen played terribly below what was anticipated. Our ceiling was around six wins and we could've won one more and didn't. If we beat Michigan St. we're bowl bound. All it tells us is that we're far from being as competitive as we want to be. Yet there were times we were so close to winning...That's what makes it so incredibly frustrating. We can't rely on only IF this, that or something else would've happened or not happened we would've won. That's like making excuses. All the team can do is continue to improve and, I think they will. Plus, we've got to do well addressing our needs and filling them.
  19. Thought that we'd have 5-7 wins, there'd be considerable encouragement of moving in the right direction. Learned that the team hasn't learned nearly enough yet. We improved a few degrees. There's been some progress though there's a long, LONG ways to go. Injuries and quarterback performances proved limiting. Don't see enough playing with intention from this team, too much trying. Anticipated a bit better season. LOTS of work to be done. GBR
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