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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Hey Husker fans, hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a great Halloween! Things go started pretty good on Saturday for all us fans as the Huskers traveled down to Waco, Texas to play the Baylor Bears. The Huskers came away with a 20-10 win even though it was pretty ugly once again on the offensive side of the ball.

True freshman Cody Green got his first career start as Coach Pelini and Coach Watson wanted to spark the offense. It worked a little bit but then there were some of the same old mistakes that have been happening. Green finished the day 12 of 21 for 128 yards and one touchdown. He did have a costly interception and also fumbled once.

One thing that I did like with Green at quarterback was that he can hurt the opposing defense with is feet. On more than one occasion he took off and scrambled or ran a qb draw to pick up 5-8 yards.

Had the running game actually worked on Saturday I think Green would have had a lot better day and put more points up on the scoreboard. It really seems that Roy Helu Jr. needs to rest his shoulder because having him for a couple of plays a game does nothing. If he can’t run with authority and the way we have been accustomed to seeing him run, he should not be out there on the field in my opinion.

The defense once again basically won this game for the Huskers. They shut down the Bears rushing attack to the tune of just 54 yards. Thanks in part to the dominating play of Jared Crick who was named the national defensive player of the week. Crick led the team with 13 tackles (ten solo) and five sacks. Crick also recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter to add to his impressive stat total.

The blackshirt defense also pickd off two Baylor passes as Prince Amukamara and Dejon Gomes both came away with interceptions.

Special teams was great on Saturday as well as freshman Eric Martin blocked a punt that was scooped up and returned for a touchdown by Justin Blachford. Martin once again shows why he is going to be a stud for the next three years.

So now it’s time to start looking forward to a huge game in Lincoln this coming Saturday. Oklahoma will be coming to town for a night game that will be televised on ABC. Memorial Stadium needs to be rocking and we need to have confidence that this team can pull off the upset!


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Saturday was the day everyone has been waiting for as the Nebraska Cornhuskers kicked off the 2009 season with fan day inside of Memorial Stadium and then later conducted their first practice of the season. I was not able to make the seven hour drive down to Lincoln to partake in the festivities but after talking with others and reading some reports here is what everyone was talking about.

The Huskers will try to build on their Gator Bowl win over Clemson and know that they need to continue to work hard if they want to have the season they are capable of.

The defensive line is going to dominate this year and hopefully that will result in more interceptions for the secondary Larry Asante commented on.

Expect big things from Brandon Kinnie who is a sophomore junior college transfer. Kinnie has a big body similar to ex-husker Mo Purify.

Barry Turner and Kody Spano are both back and both are 100%. Turner will hold down one end spot while Pierre Allen will hold down the other end. Expect big things from Turner and Allen in 2009!

Chris Williams, Cruz Barrett, William Yancy and Quentin Toailoa were not included on the 105-man roster that Coach Pelini released. Williams was not included on the roster due to the fact that he is not 100% recovered from his knee injury. Expect Williams to be added to the roster but probably use up a redshirt this season.

As for Barrett, Yancy and Toailoa, I would not expect to see much of them in their career. When you are not included on the 105-man roster, that means you cannot report to the team until the first day of class and are pretty much at the lowest spot on the depth chart.

There were three freshman that really stood out to the coaches after the first practice. Eric Martin, Jason Ankrah and Lazari Middleton impressed the coaching staff. It will he interesting to see how the freshman progress through the next month of practices leading up to the first game and if they will see the field.

That’s all for now as I need to hit the road for a birthday party. Hope everyone has a good weekend and I hope to have another report about practice when I get home.


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Nebraska Recruiting ClassIt’s a big day for high school seniors today as they sign their letter of intent to the university of their choice. Things have been busy in Lincoln this morning as the fax machine has stayed hot with 17 LOI’s faxed in so far. Keep checking back as we will be updating the list as we hear of new ones coming in.

One player who verbally committed to the Huskers will not be joining the team as he was not able to get his grades up to bar. Deandre Byrd will be looking to go the JUCO route.

Confirmed LOI’s faxed in:

Brent Qvale
Cole Pensick
Cody Green
Dejon Gomes
Jason Ankrah
Jesse Coffey
Nick Ash
Rex Burkhead
Jeremiah Sirles
Thaddeus Randle
Andrew Green
Chris Williams
Brandon Kinnie
Dontrayevous Robinson
C.J. Zimmerer
J.T. Kerr
Eric Martin
Lazarri Middleton
Dijon Washington
Taylor Martinez

Keep checking back as we have a few more spots to add as the day goes on!


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Eric Martin commits to NebraskaThe Nebraska Cornhuskers finished up the football recruiting class on Sunday when they received a verbal commitment from linebacker Eric Martin. Martin is 6’2 and weighs 220 lbs at the moment. He had offers from Washingon, Washington State, Nevada, Boise State, Arizona and Arizona State.

Martin is rated as the 26th overall inside linebacker by rivals.com and said he picked the Huskers because of the coaching staff and the fact they they showed him love throughout the recruiting process. The Huskers were the first to officially offer Martin a full ride scholarship and he said that was a big thing in the recruitment.

Welcome to the Big Red Family Mr. Martin!


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