The first Associated Press poll for the 2010 season has been released and the Huskers find themselves and number eight. This if the first time in eight years that Nebraska football has been rated that high by the AP. It goes to show you what the media is thinking about the Huskers chances this year and what Bo Pelini is doing with the team.

Texas and Oklahoma are ahead of the Huskers in the pool as they sit at number five and number seven.

1. Alabama
2. Ohio St
3. Boise St
4. Florida
5. Texas
6. TCU
7. Oklahoma
8. Nebraska
9. Iowa
10. Virginia Tech
11. Oregon
12. Wisconsin
13. Miami
14. Southern Cal
15. Pittsburgh
16. Georgia Tech
17. Arkansas
18. North Carolina
19. Penn St
20. Florida St
21. LSU
22. Auburn
23. Georgia
24. Oregon St
25. West Virginia


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Another week of practice and another broken leg for a Nebraska football player. It was Mike Smith going down for the year last week and in practice on Tuesday, linebacker Sean Fisher broke his leg and will also be out for the 2010 season. This is a blow to the linebackers and the overall defense as Sean was slotted to be a starter and was really expected to do well for the blackshirts.

Nothing official has been announced as of early Wednesday morning but expect for Coach Pelini to address the situation during his next media appearance.

Look for Lavonte David and Eric Martin to get more reps with Fisher being out. I sure hope that David and Martin got the playbook down and can fill in nicely.


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Nebraska football is back in the top 10. At least that is what the coaches think as their first poll of the upcoming season was released on Friday. The Huskers came in at number nine. Their first top 10 ranking in eight years. Are the Huskers back? The coaches are telling us that they are.

NU is one of three Big 12 teams in this year’s preseason coaches’ poll, all of which are in the top 10. Texas is fourth. Oklahoma ranks eighth.

I think Texas is overrated at 4th. With no running game and replacing Colt McCoy and his go to receiver Jordan Shipley, I think the Longhorns will have an uphill battle in 2010.

As far as Oklahoma, i think they should be ranked a touch higher. They are really a dark horse this season in my opinion. I look for the Sooners to possibly be undefeated when they will hopefully be meeting up with the Huskers in Dallas for the Big12 championship. What a showdown that would be!

Do you agree with the #9 slot for the Huskers?


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Four days of not practicing with his new teammates was enough for former Husker Ndamukong Suh as he agreed on a five year contract with the Detroit Lions. Suh’s rookie contract is worth more than $60 million, $40 million of which is guaranteed, team sources told ESPN. Earlier in the day former Husker and current Lions member Dominic Raiola told the media that Suh “Just needs to sign the damn contract already”. Rather then piss off some teammates it was a good idea to get into camp and receive that signing bonus.

The Lions are counting on the former Nebraska defensive tackle to bolster a defense that ranked among the league’s all-time worst in points allowed the past two seasons while the team went 2-30. Suh will be teaming up with another former Husker on the defensive line as Kyle Vandenbosh is also with the Lions.

Good luck to Suh and the other Huskers up there in Detroit. It will be fun to see if they can get that team turned around and headed in the right direction.


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