NebraskaThere will be a press conference at 5:15 centrail time where it is expected that Dr. Tom Osborne will announce the interim Athletic Department at the University of Nebraska.

We will have to see how Osborne runs the athletic department while he is control.  Is Coach Callahan and Coach Cozgrove the next to be let go? Time will only tell.


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NebraskaRumors are spreading around like wild fire across Nebraska message boards tonight that Athletic Director Steve Pederson and some assistants have been fired.  I’ve heard defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove’s name mentioned a few times but as of right now nothing is official. 

As of right now, nothing if official, but stay tuned once we know for sure, we will let you know!

*******UPDATE*******

Steve Pederson has been fired / or stepped down as Atheltic Director at the University of Nebraska.  Some reports are stating that Pederson stepped down, but ESPN is reporting that he was fired.  Either way, the hunt is on for a new A.D. and Tom Osborne’s name is popping up atleast for an interim position.  Another name is Dave Rimington to think about.

Pederson’s buyout was 2.2 million.  Which will be paid by private funds in the athletic department.  Tom Osborne will be will be asked what he thinks should be done for that athletic department, but as of now, he is not the interim A.D.


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NebraskaThings are not getting any better for the Nebraska Football team right now.  Coming off a blowout loss to the Missouri Tigers, the Huskers fell behind early and never was in todays game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  The 45-14 loss was the worst loss in Lincoln since 1958.

It was the fourth time this year that the defense gave up 40 points as well.  Oklahoma State racked up 551 total yards today on the Nebraska defense.  The Huskers were not able to stop the run or the pass so the Cowboys pretty much did whatever they wanted to do today.

The offense wasn’t much better today either.  It was the second straight game that they have struggled and I don’t know if it will be any better the rest of the year to be honest.  Sam Keller did throw for two td’s in the second half, but he also had two interceptions.

One bright spot on the offense was Quentin Castille who carried the rock 20 times for 102 yards.  Marlon Lucky and Roy Helu chipped in to help with the running game as well.  Lucky ran for 66 yards, and Helu finished with 55.

I don’t know where this team goes from here to be honest.  Can they drop any more?  Will they pick things up and go out and beat Texas A&M in a week?  Lets hope they get some motivation, and play their best game of the year and beat the Aggies.


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NebraskaNebraska and Oklahoma State will kickoff on Saturday at 11:30 central time from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.  Will this be a game where we see the Huskers season turn around, headed in the right direction?  Or will it be another step backwards for Coach Callahan, his staff, and his players?

I think this matchup comes right back onto the Nebraska defense.  If Cozgrove elects to rush some players and cause some havoc rather then sitting back and letting the offense come to the defense I like our chances.  One key not though is that Suh, might be suspended for part of this game if not all of it for an altercation at practice the other day.  That could really hurt our already thin defensive line.

One matchup that I’m really looking forward to watching is Zack Bowman going against Adarius Bowman of the Cowboys.  Will Nebraka use Bowman as a lockdown corner the entire game against Bowman?  I would think they would, which would free up a saftey to help put the rest of the defense.  Bowman locked down on Todd Blythe and that worked pretty weel, so I like our chances doing the same with Adarius Bowman.

I think our offense will put up some points on this Cowboys defense.  Sam Keller will get the offense going, and Marlon Lucky will contribute with over 100 all purpose yards.

I like the Huskers to win this game 35-24


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NebraskaA three-star offensive linemen from The Woodlands High School in Texas has committed to the Nebraska Football Program.  Brandon Thompson visited Lincoln a few weeks ago and was blown away with the facilities and the coaches.  Thompson had over 20 scholarship offers, and everyone from the Big 12 except for Texas and OU.

Right now Thompson stands at 6’6 and 280 lbs.  Expect him to be near 300 lbs when he takes the field in a Husker uniform.

Welcome to the Big Red Family Mr. Thompson


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NebraskaAleks Maric has been selected for the all Big 12 preseason basketball team.  We all know preseason rankings really don’t mean much but it is nice to see Maric being honored.

Maric is only the fourth Nebraska player to make the preseason team, joining Tyronn Lue in 1997, Venson Hamilton in 1998 and Kimani Ffriend in 2000.
     
Maric is the leading returning scorer and rebounder in the Big 12. Last season, the 6-11 Australian averaged 18-and-a-half points and almost nine rebounds.


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NebraskaWhat a dissapointing night for the Nebraska Football team on Saturday night.  The offense couldn’t get anything going, the defense sucked, and the coaches flat out dropped the ball.  C’mon boys, grab your jocks, strap it up, and start playing and coaching like you want to play and coach for the Huskers.

Missouri amassed 606 yards of total offense, including 411 through the air and 195 on the ground. The Huskers managed 297 yards, including 223 yards passing and 74 rushing yards.  That right there can pretty much explain why the Huskers were blown out.  No running game, no defense = blowout.

I’m tired of saying, so what do we do to fix these problems.  I have no idea, I would start with saying goodbye to Cozgrove but that isn’t going to happen until the end of the season atleast.  All I can say is go out there, let the boys fly around and hopefully they will put some wins on the scoreboard.  And play some of those freshman whom have burned their redshirts.


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