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  1. I think the one that sticks out is the Wyoming game with Matt Turman coming in while down. This is a slip up that if they had won in 93, I don't think the overall buy in in the offseason happens to get over that hump. Wyoming wasn't great, but they found the right set of circumstances that sinks potential champions every year (injuries, turnovers, missed chances). It had to have took an extra level of team effort to back a third string QB and drag the team over the finish line. I think of 2013 Michigan State, 2012 Oregon, 2011 Oklahoma State, 2008 Texas/Oklahoma/Tech, 2006 Louisville, 2002 Georgia, 2000 Oregon/Oregon State/Washington. It only takes one game for an otherwise great team to be beaten and removed from the race based on what else happens in the country.
  2. Having grown up watching the VCR tape on loop of Unfinished Business of the 94 season, I have always agreed with this. I think the determination and work ethic from the offseason was from having the previous national title taken from their hands. Without it, I think 94 is just another really good team that may not have had the right juice to finish off someone here or there.
  3. I don’t think he ever had an answer for air raid. Air raid has become more meta and that is why Pelini is at home with a paid off mortgage. 09 TT stands out because despite the lack of production we couldn’t stop a backup qb from finding his groove. Looks like he didn’t even get to start the next week as Taylor Potts came back. 08 Missouri ran him out of the yard and when their OC left they didn’t promote well within. We held VT in check two years in a row only to lose to a playmaker at Qb who was fine with being “contained”. Despite getting past OSU in 10, it took a full offensive and special teams game to get past the Dana Holgorsen lead air raid. With hindsight, it appears he had answers for “spread” passing attacks, but not the air raid concepts that now attack teams with lots of motion and man breakers. Bo had good quarters defense, but that is a concept ripe for the picking by and good QB. We have progressed to split field defense that disguises well, but has run deficiencies. This is why we see Isaiah Pacheco get plenty of reps on the most efficient team in the world. The fullback disappeared so the H-back could thrive. Being able to exploit the weakness is the key and when you don’t want to pretend to change, you are already beat.
  4. The fun thing about that game is that it showed the future concerns Bo would have with his defense. It was really good and it put a lot on the offense to have the right plays/formations/packages to exploit it or a superior talented player/running QB that can't be schemed away. TT QB was a backup and "Sticks" made us look foolish. It was a symptom of a larger problem that would turn into a flood gate late into his tenure. Mike Leach doesn't care about how well you run fit and pass off coverage, if you are predictable in coverage he has you beat. Them came Gilbert Grape magically finding legs (starting the trend of less mobile QB's finding a running game when facing us) in '10, Wisky using motion to destroy our fits for almost a decade (408), and back at LSU, getting ripped up for gaudy numbers in an environment that has gone completely away from the pro-set NFL (where his system was made in the fire and was usually most successful) type league that he feasted on (QB graveyard) and everyone and their dog run RPO's and highly value flexibility in their play calling.
  5. They only got Capone on tax fraud. It’s not like Trump did anything like that………….oh. Oh. Well then.
  6. So the top earners pay closer to their fair share and we are supposed to be mad?
  7. But Nixon clearly said, “I am NOT a crook!”
  8. Unless LSU’s defense continues to be absolutely porous and make Wisky look like machines of efficiency on offense. Oh boy…
  9. I tend to eat crow with bad opinions, but Iowa can probably with stand Tennessee or make it a mud fight, but Wisky is going to get burned.
  10. Yeah, it is looking more like B1G defenses were pretty good and the offenses being inept was only a small part. Mizzou had one of the best offenses in the SEC and didn’t get hit too hard by opt outs. tOSU held them in check all night. tOSU offense getting obliterated by the portal/Harrison JR opt out hurt their offense.
  11. But at least Brownback got to be ambassador of religious freedom under Trump! Nothing like failing up your whole life!
  12. I don’t disagree with you, but the “Just catch the ball.” line is reference to the fact that we can’t even do that. It is a whole third of the game and if you aren’t setting up returns, be good at blocking kicks. Happens even at the NFL level with the best and brightest scheming protections.
  13. The bigger picture problem is that the fertility rate is 1.4-1.5 and is well below the replacement rate of 2.1 kids per female. The tactic of being able to do a war of attrition is of a bygone era for Russia. Unless structural societal changes happen inside Russia, the numbers won’t be there for much longer.
  14. I did list 2 during his time and DPE being his recruit. Still not the game changers that I remember Groce being. The phrase we had around our house was, “If you can’t Cheatham (cheat them) Newcome (nuke them). And if you can’t Newcome, Cheatham.” Having a good punt returner does miracles when you play the punt national champions every year.
  15. Free Martin! Watching T-Mart launch TDs because Okie Lite had spies and contain was fun. I also remember our defense/punt coverage not being great. Our kick/punt return game is also an overlooked piece of Nebraska’s overall decline. Wiggins, Walker, Groce, Newcome, Paul, Ameer, and DPE. During the Frost years, we got down to “Just catch the ball!”
  16. If we could have Fleming, even for just a year, I would be so happy! That would be like the Trey Palmer get, but on steroids! Trey had the profile, but hadn’t really produced when he came to Lincoln, but Fleming is a known producer who is just stashed in the most loaded receiver room in America. Yes, please!
  17. Remember when third string Cardale Jones lead tOSU to a national title? Pepperidge Farms remembers!
  18. Underrated move on his part for the Nebraska community.
  19. I bet that good coaches are still probably only 60% or so of one possession games. They are more likely to avoid them all together. In Georgia's dominating run the last several years their record in one possession games is as follows under Kirby: 2023: 2-0 2022: 2-0 2021: 1-0 2020: 2-0 2019: 4-1 2018: 0-2 2017: 1-1 2016: 5-3 Total: 17-7 (3/year avg) Harbaugh @ Michigan: 2023: 2-0 2022: 2-1 2021: 3-1 2020: 1-2 2019: 2-1 2018: 1-1 2017: 1-2 2016: 1-3 2015: 1-2 Total: 14-13 (3/year avg) Ferentz @ Iowa: 2023: 5-1 2022: 2-3 2021: 4-1 2020: 1-2 2019: 3-3 2018: 2-3 2017: 3-3 2016: 3-3 2015: 5-1 2014: 3-4 2013: 3-2 2012: 2-5 2011: 2-2 2010: 2-5 2009: 4-2 2008: 2-4 2007: 3-2 2006: 1-3 2005: 0-3 2004: 5-0 2003: 2-0 2002: 3-1 2001: 2-4 2000: 2-3 1999: 0-4 Total: 64-64 (5.1/year avg)
  20. Wait. Why does this have 45-47 on it. Isn’t he just the 45th president because of the stolen election and him still being president?
  21. Woke turkeys are getting cheap! Thanks Obama! Er, um. Thanks Bidenomics! Oh, no. Biden turned our turkeys woke! There we go. Nailed it!
  22. But there is a small chance it was all bad luck, right? Right!?!
  23. I am on the side of, “it can’t be that hard to catch a snap and hand the ball off on the right direction”. Right?
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