Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Recruiting and Missouri

First of all, Nebraska got a great running back out of Texas today in Aaron Green. The third top player in Texas this year and the number five rated running back in the nation, Green is the only RB recruit so far. He could make an immediate impact in kick returning and punt returning. Maybe he will even get a lot of playing time at running back right away if he can learn the NU system.

In the 2011 recruiting class, which is now rated twelve by rivals, the class includes four defensive backs and four offensive linemen. There are also two quarterbacks. We have one of the following; wide receiver, kicker, running back, linebacker, and defensive tackle.

Looks like we need to fill in another defensive linemen or two and a couple of wide receivers.

Now to Missouri! Missouri is going to be tough. This should be another great game. Look to a game like last week but with less scoring. Nebraska 27 Missouri 24

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aaron Green will announce his school choice on Wednesday PM

Highly touted Texas high school running back Aaron Green will announce where he will play football and attend school in two days. Nebraska is one of four schools in the running.

Nebraska won Saturday in a great game. In re-watching the game I wonder what would have happened if Eric Martin would have been flagged on his hit on the Niles Paul kickoff return for a touchdown. That would have been huge. Some don't think it was a flagable hit but it sure looked like it to this writer. Didn't do Nebraska much for its image when he was hamming it up when the kid was laying on the field.

Taylor Martinez put on one of the best performances we have seen in a Nebraska uniform. His ability to miss tackles and make great plays was amazing. What fun!!

Our offensive line played really well overall. Let's hope they continue to improve.

Defensively we played well enough to win. Oklahoma State is a great offensive team and we held them down some in the second half to get the win. As I have said all season, we are not a great defensive team but we are pretty good. The run continues to hurt us and to be back in the Top Five teams we have to get much better stopping the run.

The win against a Top 20 team was the first since the win over Oklahoma in 2001 when Stuntz threw the pass to Crouch. That's too long and maybe this weekend we can get number two.

I watched some of the 2009 Virginia Tech game this weekend also and noticed or at least it appears Pierre Allen is a lot bigger and maybe a little slower this year. Probably just my simple mind playing tricks. Hopefully he will be healthy for the Missouri game this week.

Only about a week away for the first NU men's basketball exhibition game with Peru State.

How in the world did Texas beat Iowa State. That's three losses in four games for Texas. We are the only win for them in that stretch.

This week's game is as big as it gets as far as playing or getting a chance to play in the Big 12 Championship. We lose this game and it is really hard to figure a way if getting into that game. But coming off a week where Texas, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma St all get beat by teams from the North anything is possible. Baylor could be the best in the South as wacky as things are.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Holdrege Dusters beat McCook!!!!

Holdrege beat McCook 20-7 Holdrege had lost 17 straight games to McCook in 15 years. Last victory was 1996 when Mark Waller was the coach. That year Clinton was President and Tom Osborne was Nebraska's coach. Great job Dusters!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nebraska will have a tight one this week!

Oklahoma St. is undefeated at 6-0. OSU is not as good as Texas but they are still very good. Nebraska will have to be at the top of their game this week. Oklahoma St. has a great offense and they are playing in Stillwater. Maybe that's a plus for NU the way they have been playing away this year.

Which Nebraska will show up. The one that struggled against South Dakota St and had 28 missed tackles, numerous penalties, five fumbles, and 6-8 dropped passes against Texas. Jekyll and Hyde?

Nebraska is still pretty darn good. They are not a national contender, yet, because of all the error they had last week. But their defense is much more than anything OSU has seen. OSU has played a bunch of patsies against the pass. They have scored at will. But our defense is much better and i can be pretty sure we will be rapping up this week or there will be others on the field taking their places.

Mike McNeil has to have a great game for NU to win. He has to get involved. This writer still thinks he is our best receiver and he is sticking to it.

I see Nebraska 28 OSU 24. Should be a great afternoon game. College football at its best. We will be proud again of our team after this week.

Washington State at Oklahoma State - 2010 Football Highlights

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nebraska will win this one!!

I just finished my last crow pie from last week! But this week we are going a different direction. I want to say 42-7 Nebraska but Texas always plays us tough. Texas has a very good defense and they will be ready to play. So will Nebraska of course. No worry of getting up for this game.

We'll go 24-3 this time around. Nebraska will not get beat in a close one this time. Close enough but we'll win. We have the better TEAM!!

I felt bad watching some of the Kansas game tonight versus K-State. I think the final was 52-7. Kansas is the worst team in the Big 12 right now but under Turner Gill, they will improve over time.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Martinez has a historic night!!

Taylor Martinez had four touchdowns and 246 yards rushing and passed for another. Just an amazing performance. The offensive line blocked well and had its best night for penalties. Tonight Nebraska played like the #1 team in the nation.

This writer missed the close game prediction by ten miles. The first quarter was close. But after that it was ALL Nebraska. ALL Nebraska!! Now on to face Texas October 16th. Should be a whale of a game but right now you have to say Nebraska will favored by a ways for sure.

KUDOs to Nebraska!! LaVonte David had 16 tackles and overall the linebackers had a really good game. It is time to give them some slack. Lorenzo Whaley had a great hit and the hit of the night was #12 Osbourne, a non-linebacker. He did all the fundamentals correct and just nailed the ball carrier.

What a night!! Can we carry this emotion through Texas and Oklahoma St. Let's hope so but it will be tough to be high three games in a row.

Now off to eat my humble crow pie!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Nebraska to win in overtime!

Nebraska has its hands full this Thursday against Kansas State. His name is Daniel Thomas. Possible Heisman candidate...He will be a difference maker tomorrow night. Earlier I had Nebraska losing by seven points in my mind. I think it will be that tough however I do believe now Nebraska will pull out an overtime victory. This victory may take a Matt Davison type catch to win.

Why will Thomas be such a challenge. It appears we have a weak spot when teams run to their left. Teams have controlled the ball at will running in this area. We have to have our linebackers step up! We have to hope the safeties don't have to help so much they get beat a couple times in the game on long passes.

So Nebraska will be able to run. Kansas State will be able to run. Both passing offenses will have some success and a bomb or two for touchdowns. Mike McNeil has to have a big night for NU to win. Both coaches are excellent. Trick plays will be a factor and watch Daniel Thomas out of the backfield throwing the ball a couple of times out of the wildcat or on an end around play.

Special teams are both good but I might give a nod to KSU on punting and punt returns.

This game could last a while with the overtime so don't go to bed too early.

NU 34 Kansas 31 in Overtime!!!!

I have watched both UFL game the Omaha Nighthawks have played. Wouldn't the Bears, Eagles, or Cardinals like to have either Jeff Garcia or Josh McCown. McCown actually looked the best of the QB's I have seen but Garcia is nothing to sneeze about. Daunte Culpepper can still throw the ball better than anybody but his legs are gone.