Sunday, October 28, 2007

Craziest college football season ever!

It is possible that Kansas or Missouri will be playing for the national championship in January. This whole year is just crazy! How about Kansas and Arizona St. playing for the national championship? It could happen this year.

How would you even rate the teams from 5 to 25? One week a team looks dominate and then they get beaten by a mediocre team. Look at the Top 25. The #2 Team is Boston College, #4 Oregon, #6 Arizona St., #8 Kansas, #9 Missouri, #12 Hawaii, #16 Connecticut, #20 South Florida, and #21 Wake Forest (remember we beat them at Wake Forest). Troy received some votes.

Notre Dame (1-7), Nebraska, Wisconsin, Penn St., UCLA, and Rutgers are not rated! Four of the Top 14 teams are from the Big 12. Seven SEC teams are in the top 25. The Big East conference has three teams in the elite 25 bu the Big 10 only has two. The Pac 10 only has three teams in the polls.

The #1 team, Ohio State, will not win out! Michigan will knock them off in the last game of the season if Illinois or Wisconsin don't beat them at home before that. Not a big prediction. It just isn't going to happen. Arizona St. may lose three or four games before the bowls although they are unbeaten today.

The national champions could easily have two losses.

This writer was proud and heartbroken of the kids and coaches in our loss to Texas. It appears that Sam Keller could be out for a while after having a great game against Texas. Joe Ganz is ready to take over. He is very good and he will play very well also. What happens if Joe Ganz goes down? Bad for me to say but does Patrick Witt burn his redshirt? Marlon Lucky had his best game ever as a Cornhusker.

Did you know there is a World Series going on. Boston will sweep tonight. Colorado's streak was absolutely unbelievable but it has ended.

The NASCAR race is between Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. It is a toss-up as to who will win but Jimmie Johnson will win in a close one.

The smaller class Nebraska high school football playoffs continue Thursday. Here is the preview by Maxpreps.
  • Maxpreps
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2007

    Sports Shorts

    Jason Whitlock says the Chiefs are still a mystery.
  • Jason Whitlock

  • Ryan Bailey's first kick for a FG was good. It was the winning kick against Nebraska last year. Mack Brown gave him a scholarship for the "kick" because it was so big for their season. See Joseph Duarte's column in the Houston Chronicle here.
  • Houston Chronicle

  • The Nebraska high school playoffs are ready to begin. Maxpreps breaks down the games in each class.
  • Class A Playoffs

  • Small Class Playoffs

  • This week's Big 12 Roundtable. Worth reading.........
  • Big Red Network

  • Husker Mike explains what is wrong with the NU football team.
  • Husker Mike

  • The following is a letter that is making the rounds on the internet. This is fake. One, the guy doesn't work for Husker Vision. Two, his address is not the address of the Athletic Department, and the e-mail address does not end in which means he does not work in the athletic department. It is a guy having fun and except for one or two paragraphs, he might have started it when Solich was fired. Here is this week's FICTION novel.

    "There are several people still close to Steve Pederson in his
    administrative staff and provided the following information yesterday
    from TO's office coming and goings.

    Bo will be named head coach within days of the Colorado game if LSU is
    not in the SEC championship game. If they are they will string it out
    for a week talking about reviewing options, etc. Then once Bo is named
    he can move quickly on getting with some of the recruits and keeping
    them in place. Bill Busch will be retained in some position to assist
    with this turnover.

    Although rough around the edges, Tom thinks Bo reminds him of a Bob
    Devaney type and does not feel the new coach has to be just like he was.

    Tom Rathman who is now the RB coach for Lane Kiffen has been contacted
    by Bo Pellini and asked about taking the offensive coordinator job at
    Nebraska next year. The connections with Pellini and the Kiffens has
    facilitated this possibly happening. TO however is possibly interested
    in keeping Watson but of course is open to letting Bo select some of the
    staff and as Rathman is a Nebraska guy he may get the nod.

    Bo is holding the D-coordinator job open at this point in hopes of
    getting Mike Stoops if he does not go back to Oklahoma. If not he is
    hoping that Marvin Sanders can find a way out of the contract to take
    the position.
    (His current contract allows him to vest in the State of NC Pension plan
    and that is why he has not started working anywhere else yet.).

    Scott Frost will be brought back from Northern Iowa to coach defense in
    some way and to spearhead Nebraska in state recruiting primarily for the
    walk-on program. The new Tight ends coach will be retained possibly, he
    is a little familiar with Bo through some Ohio State connection.

    Most of the current staff will be relieved at the end of the season if
    not before, it could be as early as Sunday depending on the drive and
    motivation. Most of the team expressed willingness to help out with
    coaching through the end of the year.

    Strength and conditioning coach will leave as well and Bailey will come
    back from USC, he loved Lincoln and is not as happy with living in LA.
    although is being well paid by USC. Doak Ostergard, Paul Miles and Paul
    Meyers have all been asked to return at the end of the year as well.

    Look for many ex-huskers to be on hand on the sideline trying very hard
    over the next several weeks to get these old players talking with the
    current players and getting the husker pride back.

    We were looking to include something about TO into the tunnel walk
    although Tom has asked us not to do it and to keep the focus on the

    I will let you know if I hear anything else.

    Mick L. Richards
    Senior Producer Husker Vision
    One HuskerPlaza
    North Stadium Drive
    Lincoln, NE68510

    Sunday, October 21, 2007

    Kansas Jayhawks are #9 in the BCS poll

    Rock Chalk Talk is excited about the Jayhawks year! Will they continue to excel?
    Read the story..........
  • Sport Shorts

    The Class A Playoff picture is discussed in detail in Maxpreps.
  • Maxpreps

  • Maxpreps has new ratings out for Class B through C-2. Also the playoff picture is laid out.
  • Maxpreps

  • Jason Whitlocks writes about the Missouri Tigers. He says they are Top 10 BCS material. You have to think he may be right after they thump Texas Tech.
  • Jason Whitlock

  • The Houston Chronicle's story on the NU-Texas A & M game is next.
  • Houston Chronicle

  • The Texas A & M post game reaction by Corn Nation.
  • Corn Nstion

  • 21 ways to motivate yourself to exercise!
  • Thursday, October 18, 2007

    Sport Shorts

    Nebraska is 10-2 against Texas A & M. The Big Red Report discusses how Nebraska has come back and beat Texas A & M after they have lost a game.
  • Big Red Report

  • Corn Nation discusses his feelings about Notre Dame, the coaches that should be fired, and more about college football.
  • Corn Nation

  • MaxPreps reports on this week's Nebraska high school football games and also a detailed look at the playoffs.
  • Maxpreps
  • Sport Shorts

    Mendoza may play some at running back this week. Read the letter Tom Osborne wrote to former players.
  • Lincoln Journal
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2007


    Texas A & M has a poor pass defense and a season ending injury doesn't help the situation. See what the Houston Chronicle has to say.
  • Houston Chronicle

  • Who are the Fantasy Football picks for this week? Why are my players listed as Duds again?

  • Jason Whitlock is critical of Larry Johnson. See what he has to say.
  • Jason Whitlock

  • The Colorado are unbelievable. They have won 22 out of 23 games. They were nine games back at one time. They were seven games back in September. They were two games back with two games to play. Just remarkable. They won't win the World-Series however. The American League will win it all. It will probably be Cleveland.

    Maxpreps has their new ratings for all classes.
  • Maxpreps

  • Who are the MVPs in Nebraska High School football? See who Huskerland Prep picks by class.
  • Huskerlandprep

  • Remember when some Nebraska fans said Barrett Ruud was not that good and was too slow? He now leads the NFL in tackles. Some fans know so little.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007

    Huskers will win this week!

    There were no blackshirts at practice today. The players voted unanimously to give up their blackshirts because of the way they have been playing. This is a positive move and a show of uniformity.

    Football Pre-game Prayer
    Dear Lord,
    In the battles we go through life
    We ask for a chance that's fair
    A chance to equal all our strife
    A chance to do or dare
    And if we win,
    Let it be by the code
    With faith and honor held high
    And if we lose,
    Let us stand by the road
    And cheer as the winners go by.
    Day by day
    We get better and better
    A team that can't be beat
    Won't be beat,

    The Huskers say this before every game. This week, the team we will take a stance that they can't be beat. Cheer them on, be positive, and have fun. We will be back to the win column this week! A team that can't be beat won't be beat!!

    For those that have to be critical, remember the players are still kids. The coaches have family and many of them have kids. What if these kids were yours? How would you feel?

    Saturday, October 13, 2007

    Nebraska vs. Oklahoma St.

    Joseph Duarte from the Houston Chronicle predicts the Big 12 games.
  • Houston Chronicle

  • This writer picks NU to defeat Okie St. this week. This is a very pivotal game for the Huskers. We need to win the next two home games to make a bowl and have any chance to win the North division. We'll see what this week brings. Go Huskers!

    Wake Forest beats No. 21 Florida St.
  • Friday, October 12, 2007

    Sport Shorts

    Jason Whitlock talks about the Oklahoma-Missouri game.
  • Jason Whitlock

  • Suh may be suspended for the Oklahoma State game. The reason. He got in a fight at practice with Victory Haines. The report is that he suffered a broken nose. I think it is great that we have some fire going and I hope he doesn't get suspended. Please note however that this writer doesn't know the details. It is just good to see some spunk.
  • Husker Extra
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2007

    The Big Red Report Interviews Johnny Rodgers

    Johnny Rodgers is interviewed. He discusses the current status of the Huskers and recruiting. Did you know he was drafted out of high school to play baseball for the LA Dodgers.
  • Big Red Report

  • What's the latest news from Corn Nation. Interesting reading!
  • Corn Nation

  • Joe Paterno is being investigated for ROAD RAGE!!
  • Fanblogs

  • Read what Husker Mike says about the rest of the season!
  • Husker Mike

  • This is the BEST video of the week. Thank you Kim!
  • You Tube
  • Sunday, October 07, 2007

    This is no fun!

    Last night was no fun! Missouri scored 41 points and accumulated over 600 yards. They didn't even have a turnover. The Huskers did not score a touchdown and yielded less than 300 yards. Final 41-6.

    They just aren't having fun! Nebraska has no emotion. They were completely dominated. They aren't guaranteed a bowl anymore without winning two more games and with this season's performance less the Nevada game, they may not get there. Who knows if it is talent, which it shouldn't be, or lack of leadership but the makeup of the team is labeled at best as "confused." Chase Daniels was Superman last night in every phase of the game.

    It is time for a team only meeting with the leadership of the team having a serious talk as to which way they are going to go for the rest of the season. It could be a long meeting but it needs to take place. No coaches, just players. You are accountable to yourselves so it is time to figure it out before it is too late!

    This week we have Oklahoma State and we know what they did to us last year. It was similar to what we have been experiencing this season. Have the meeting today. Don't wait. Figure out a way to have fun again!

    Jason Whitlock talks about the Kansas Jayhawks and how Mangino has made them a contender for the Big 12 North.
  • Jason Whitlock
  • Friday, October 05, 2007

    Sport Shorts

    The Big Red Network says NU wins the matchup war against Missouri. See the stats.
  • Big Red Network

  • Corn Nation makes its predictions and talks about GameDay's interview with Danny Woodhead.
  • Corn Nation

  • Double Extra Point discusses Nebraska's ability to convert on 3rd downs. Did you know we rank 20th nationally but how were we on our only away game.
  • Double Extra Point

  • Rocky Top Talk discusses Georgia vs. Tennessee game.
  • SB Nation
  • Thursday, October 04, 2007

    Celebrate The Memories

    A year ago today, the greatest dad in the world passed away. He was my dad and I am so glad that I have so memories to celebrate. He was so special. I miss him so much each day.

    God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
    He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
    His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
    He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
    And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
    He saw your path was difficult, he closed you tired eyes,
    He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly.
    When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
    We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
    You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide,
    You live on through your children, you're always by our side.
    It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
    For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.

    Sport Shorts

    Corn Nation reports on Steve, Fran, and Tom and the Death of Option Football. Read the comment section also.
  • Corn Nation


    Hook and Bullet talks about the upcoming HUNTING season. What's under your feet? See the videos. Good stuff!
  • Houston Chronicle

  • Check out how your high school team is projected to do this week.
  • MaxPreps

  • This game on the surface looks like it could go 52-50. Yes a very high scoring affair. However for NU to win, we will need to run, run and run some more which will shorten the game. Coach Callahan has a history of running in the away Big 12 games and this week will be no different.

    Keys to an NU win is:
    1. NU needs to run at least 40 times for 175 yards.
    2. NU needs to be +2 on the turnover battle.
    3. Special teams or the defense will need to score 14 points.

    All are probable to happen this week so we see NU 28 Missouri 27!!

    Tuesday, October 02, 2007

    Another tragedy for Maurice Purify

    Maurice Purify lost his brother a few weeks ago and now his girlfriend! Keep him in your prayers! His status this week to play against Missouri is in doubt. College football doesn't seem that important right now. Read what the Big Red Network reports.
  • Big Red Network

  • Is October or November the crucial month for the Huskers?
    Read what Husker Mike's Blasphemy has to say...
  • huskermike

  • Big 12 Roundtable-The Rise of the North.
  • crimson and cream machine

  • Maxpreps has its newest ratings for Nebraska high school football. They do an excellent job of reporting and you will find this week's comments interesting.

  • Bob Stoops plays Mack Brown. See how they stack up against each other in an article in the Houston Chronicle.
  • Houston Chronicle