Wow! Just a little over a month until my Nebraska Cornhuskers square off against BYU in Lincoln to kick off the season! For some reason it feels like off-season went faster this year. Bonus is that three great new sports bars have opened in our neck of the woods.
No question that it's gonna be tough for Big Red to absorb the loss of Kenny Bell and Ameer Abdullah -- Lincoln's loss is surely Tampa Bay and Detroit's gain. One of the sad things, I think, about college ball, is that you just get pumped with a great player and -- boom! -- he graduates and is gone. There's a sense of loss. Anyone else feel that way about one of your former faves?
On balance, one loss I WASN'T sad to see was former head coach Bo-zo Pellini getting the ax. I hope he's happy coaching that powerhouse Youngstown State Penguins team. At least no one will see his sidelines tantrums on national television anymore. Say what you will about Nebraska, we're great fans, we respect our opponents and we hold to sportsmanship. Pellini never seemed to get that or care. Excited to see how Mike Riley does this year. From what I've seen and heard, he seems a good fit for Nebraska.
Kim and I are planning two trips to Lincoln for home games and at least one away-game road trip since we live in the heart of Big 10 country.
Anyone else pumped about the coming season? I think it's going to be a great one.
GO BIG RED!!!
Last edited by Heeeere's Olesker!; July 29, 2015 at 03:04pm.
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One week 'til kick-off! At last! I'm dyin'!!!
With the Huskers top WR/KR out and the new pro style offense, I expect some bumps in the road this year. I'm going to the Huskers vs. Hawkeyes game this year with my dad.
Going out on a familiar and possibly delusional limb here, but remember I said it. Nebraska's under-ranked and under-estimated and sometimes that's a good place to be. They're due. Too, this is one season where they have a major game early. They beat Wisconsin and anything can happen. I'm calling it at least an 11-2 season.
Heck, I can dream, can't I?
Right now, the Huskers are losing to BYU. Hopefully, they can come back, but things aren't looking the best. I was fine with Pelini getting fired, but I didn't care for the Riley hire.
There is no joy in Mudville. Our Husker flag is lowered to half mast.
Nebraska was able to come back and take the lead, but missed FGs and failures in 3rd and short ultimately doomed them to the Hail Mary pass. I always hate being on the wrong side of one of those.
Riley is a bad coach. Callahan 2.0. They basically hired him because he was an extreme opposite of Pelini, but he really didn't do much at Oregon State and had worn out his welcome. It was some horrible clock management and playcalling against Illinois. Why chuck it up constantly 40 yards downfield in the wind and rain? The third down pass play at the end was horrific when running the ball brings it down to 10 to 15 seconds.