Other Big 12 Teams
- Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf
- Randy Gregory to enter draft
- What a crazy year for Nebraska Football
- Nebraska and Miami battle it out in Lincoln
- Nebraska rolls past Florida Atlantic
- Three Nebraska Football night games announced
- Statement from athletic director and my quick thoughts
- UCLA embarrasses Nebraska 41-21
- Nebraska survives 37-34 against Wyoming
- I’m ready for some football!
- Thoughts heading into the 2013 season
- It’s Nebraska vs Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship
- Thoughts on the Huskers season so far
- Big10 releases schedules for 2015 and 2016
- Aaron Green set to transfer from Nebraska
Sorry for not having our normal game recap up on the site after the Iowa State game but I was traveling with the wife out of state and was only able to watch the second half. Gotta please the wife at least one weekend during the season as she puts up with me sitting in front of the tv’s or traveling to games every other weekend while games are on.
Wow, did the Huskers get lucky in that game. Thank god they chose to play overtime into the wind as it made a difference in the game. No doubt about it, Iowa State wins that game if the wind isn’t blowing directly into the place holder as he attempted to throw the ball. Teams do get lucky during the season and this is just one of those games that you are happy to get the win. Look at what happened to Oklahoma and Missouri as they traveled on the road for conference games.
Despite the one point victory, the Huskers did drop in the pools. But really I don’t even care about the polls because so much has to happen for Nebraska to make it to the National Championship game and I just don’t see that happening. Right now the team is playing for the Big12 North title and then hopefully a Big12 Championship and a birth in the Fiesta Bowl.
Look for the Huskers to get back on track against Kansas. Everyone that I talk to say that Taylor Martinez should be back behind center. I would also expect to see Zac lee back in there at the #2 spot in case Taylor is not able to make a go of it. Look for the Huskers to roll by at least three touchdowns. The game is on PPV, so remember to get out that credit card one more time.
So the Tuesday press conference came and gone and Coach Pelini still has not named a starting quarterback or released a depth chart. In other words, don’t plan on seeing anything official until right before kickoff or even the first series of the game against Western Kentucky on Saturday night.
Pelini says “I want the competition to continue and I also don’t want it to become a circus.”
Hmm would that cirus be the media and fans being all over redshirt freshman Taylor Martinez who is being rumored to be the front runner in the qb competition?
If T-Mart does in fact get the start expect some growing pains but also some flashes of brilliance. Martinez is the most mobile qb that the Huskers have so I would expect to see a lot of qb draws, some options and formations where he is not setup at quarterback (some sort of wildcat).
If I had to wager on who gets the start it would be on Martinez. He would have three games under his belt before the Huskers traveled out to Seattle to face off against Washington. At that point, Pelini would know if he can handle the starting job or if he needs to look at sophomore Cody Green or senior Zac Lee. Whichever way Bo decides to go, I like the Huskers chances to have a great season.
So the Big12 media days are wrapping up down in Dallas / Ft. Worth and I apologize for just getting this written today. I haven’t had much time to watch or listen to the meetings as I try to finish some projects up at work and also get the house ready for our first baby that is due in the next 10 days. I sure hope things calm down before the season opener against Western Kentucky!
Nebraska was the first team to meet with the media on Monday and right from the get go Coach Pelini said that he would not answer any questions about moving the Big10. Of course that didn’t stop some reporters from hinting or trying to get a little bit of information about the move. Pelini just said it’s “It’s Business As Usual”. Typical response from Bo lol.
Pelini did mention that Zac Lee is back to 100% and that was also confirmed by wide receiver Niles Paul who has been playing catch with Lee. Niles said that Lee is throwing the ball harder than every before. That sure is good news, now hopefully Zac can get the ball up over the defender and not under throw his to get picked off.
I found it pretty funny that some players on opposing teams say that Nebraska should not have went but that they also “hate” Nebraska. For “hating” a team you sure want them to still be in your conference and play you each year? Whatever Missouri!
All in all I can’t wait for the season to get underway. Nebraska is going to have teams coming at them all season long and Big12 play is going to be exciting to watch. Teams like Iowa State, Missouri, K-State etc all want to beat the Huskers and show them that the Big12 is the place to be. We will all have to sit back and see how it pays out but I think Bo and the rest of the coaches will have the team mentally and physically prepared to take on each and every team that they face this year. Yes, even you Texas.
Hey Husker Fans! It’s been quite a while since we have blogged about the team but now that Spring practices have begun this week we will have few more articles on the blog leading up to the Spring game on April 17th. There really hasn’t been too much news out of Spring practices so far and Coach Pelini is not releasing any information regarding the depth chart. Pelini has basically said that every position is opened and all players will be competing for a starting job.
Here are some notes that we have heard out of practice so far:
- Mike McNeil moved to slot receiver
- QB Battle between Cody Green, Kody Spano, Taylor Martinez and LaTravis Washingon is going on. Expect Green to to be the guy in Spring ball followed by Spano. The coaches do want to get Martinez on the field especially in the wildcat formations.
- Ricky Henry and Zac Lee will both set out Spring practices as they recover from off season surgeries.
- Mike Smith moving from tackle to center. (Says coaches thought he was to light to be playing tackle and could be better used at center)
- Rex Burkhead is now up to 210 lbs and Dontrayevous Robinson is at 235 lbs. Expect both players to see quite a bit of action at the running back position along with Roy Helu.
- Marcus Mendoza asked to be moved to corner back so the coaches have moved him over to the defensive side of the ball.
That’s pretty much it so far as the team is just a few practices into the 15 practices that are allowed. Let’s all hope for a injury free spring and we see some new players really setup on both sides of the ball.
Tickets are still available for the game but they are going fast. As of Monday, the athletic office has sold 60,000 tickets to the game. So act fast and head on over to huskers.com and order yours today.
Good morning Husker fans! Wow what a game last night down in San Diego for the Nebraska Cornhuskers as they dominated the Pac 10 Arizona Wildcats 33-0. The Blackshirts set the tone early and after that Arizona had no idea what to do on either side of the ball. The Huskers offense broke out the wildcat formation and Zac Lee and Niles Paul hooked up on their longest play of the year as the Huskers picked up theit 10th win of the season in the blowout victory.
I’ll start off talking about the offense. Wow, where the heck did this offense come from? Besides having to settle for a couple of short field goals and a couple boneheaded penalties on the offensive line the offenese played one of the best games on the year.
Rex Burkhead running the Wildcat? Lee hitting Paul for a 74-yard touchdown? Paul picking up big yards on a wide receiver reverse? It sure left many Husker fans wondering if Shawn Watson was actually calling plays! Lee finished the game 13 of 23 for 173 yards and one touchdown. Paul was the main receiver with four catches that he hauled in for 123 yards. On the ground it was all about true freshman Burkhead. Rex was a man Wednesday night as he carried the ball 17 times for 89 yards. We can’t forget about Lee who carried the ball 18 times for 65 yards as well.
On the defensive side of the ball it was all about the “Blackshirt Swagger”. The blackshirts set the tone from the beginning of the game as they put pressure on the Wildcats the first two plays of the game and then caused a interception on third and long. Matt O’hanlon picked off the Wildcat pass and soon after that it was Lee running it in for the touchdown.
All night long the Blackshirts were all over the wildcats. They completely dominated the game. Arizona set Holiday Bowl records with six first downs, 109 yards of offense, 51 offensive plays and nine punts. The Wildcats didn’t get into Nebraska territory until the first drive of the third quarter. That is what I call DOMINATION!
Alex Henery was his usual self as he kicked four field goals and also pinned the Wildcats deep on a couple of punts. Way to represent your own Blackshirt Alex!
Things are looking up and up for the Nebraska football program. Look ahead to the schedule next year and what the team has coming back and you can see why the ESPN announcers last night were talking about the Huskers being a preseason top 10 team.
It’s a great time to be a Husker fan!
It sure wasn’t pretty on Friday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado but the Nebraska Cornhuskers were able to get out of town with a 28-20 victory over their Big 12 North rivals. The score was a lot closer then it should have been as the Buffs tacked on a touchdown with a long touchdown pass as time expired in the game. All in all it’s another win and the Huskers have now won five in a row since losing to Iowa State back on Oct. 24th.
The play of the game in my opinion was Niles Paul’s 59-yard punt return. The touchdown put the Huskers on the board when their offense was not moving the ball and gave the team a little boost of confidence in my mind. Another key play in the game was the pick six interception that was returned by Matt O’Hanlon in the second quarter.
I’m not sure where this offense is heading but it sure isn’t pretty. Once again Zac Lee struggled as did the offensive line. Just two touchdowns against the Colorado defense is terrible. The one bright spot I though on offense was freshman Rex Burkhead who carried the ball 18 times for 100 yards and one touchdown. Burkhead ran the ball better than Roy Helu Jr!
The defense was not their usual self as they allowed over 400 yards of offense but most of that game on big plays that can be fixed. It will be interesting to see if the defense can step things up in the Big 12 championship in a week against Texas. Time will tell.
On to Dallas boys! It’s time to start looking ahead to the Big 12 Championship!
Sup Husker fans? After rolling over Kansas 31-17 last Saturday, Nebraska will look to continue their winnings ways and defeat Kansas Sate today and win the Big 12 North conference. A win would asure the Huskers of traveling down to Dallas and taking on the Texas Longhorns more then likely the first weekend in December.
Look for the Wildcats to try to run the ball probably 75% of the time tonight. Wildcat running back Daniel Thomas has already rushed for over 1100 yards so he is a pretty good back but I think the defensive line for the Huskers will slow Thomas down and the Huskers won’t have any trouble shutting down the Wildcat running attack.
I don’t think Nebraska will have any problems tonight and they will win by the score of 28-10. Just my prediction on the game tonight but I think Zac Lee and Roy Helu put up some points and the defense slows down the Kansas State running attack.
GO BIG RED!
Hey Husker fans! I’m finally recovered from the long weekend in Lincoln what a great weekend it was! The Huskers came out on top against the Sooners 10-3 and even though the offense still stunk it up, the defense picked them up and everyone was jacked inside of Memorial Stadium.
Even before the game, the crowd was crazy and what can I say about the tunnel walk besides “THE BEST EVER”. This game was the loudest game I’ve ever attended and it was a huge win for Coach Pelini and the program. Did anyone else see Bo after the came when he was walking off the field? Now that was one excited man!
So the 10-3 win was nice but there is still a lot of things that the team needs to work on. The offense still can’t move the ball (only seven first downs?!) and had some costly penalties against a tough Sooner defense. No matter if it is Cody Green or Zac Lee behind center, the team is not moving the ball and putting points on the scoreboard like they should be. It is really too bad the offense can’t keep up with the great defense that the blackshirts are playing.
The defense picked off five passes while Ndamukong Suh and Jared Crick once again had a great game from their DT positions. The Sooners did put up 325 yards of offense, but they had just 80 rushing yards and Landry Jones completed only 26 of his season-high 58 pass attempts.
Overall it was a great victory and keeps the Huskers in pace with Kansas State for the Big 12 North title. But that brings up another question, does any North team want to face Texas down in Dallas for the Big 12 Championship?
Sunday brought some great news for the coaching staff and fans as three high school players verbally committed to the program. Defensive tackle Jay Guy, cornerback Joshua Mitchell and defensive end Tobi Okuyemi all want to be part of the tradition at Nebraska. Three more defensive players for the 2010 recruiting class that is filling up pretty quickly.
The team will now practice this week as they prepare for a big showdown on Saturday down in Lawrence, Kansas. The Jayhawks will be ready for the Huskers and the players are going to have to come out and play a good game to get out of there with a win. Let’s see how things play out!
Ah, what a long week it has been Husker Nation. It seems like two weeks ago when the Huskers lost to Iowa State at home and had eight turnovers in the game. Maybe that is a good thing and then again maybe that is a bad thing that it seems so long. One thing I hope for is that the players have totally forgotten about last weekends games and their heads are on straight for the Baylor game. That goes for the coaching staff as well.
Once again the big question heading into the game is who will get the start at quarterback? Will redshirt freshman Cody Green start his first college or will Coach Peilini choose to stick with Zac Lee? I’ve heard rumors and reports all week that one was going to start over the other so I really don’t have guesses really. I do hope that Green gets some snaps no matter what however. You don’t let him play in the teams first three games and then sit him.
I really think the team will bounce back and get back in the win column this week. The defense is going to have a great game once again and the offense is going to find the endzone and win by 10 points. I’m looking at a 27-17 type of game with the Huskers coming out on top!
Wow, what a terrible game on Saturday it was for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Texas Tech converted two third and long situations on their opening drive to go ahead 7-0 and then scored again on a lateral pass that Niles Paul dropped and did not pick up. After the Paul drop, I sat here thinking “Oh crap, here comes another big blowout just like a few years.” I’m sure I wasn’t the only one thinking that.
I pretty much put this entire game on the offense and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson. In a game where you need to chew up the clock and keep the ball out of Tech’s hands, the offense had just 70 yards on 30 attempts. I’m tired of trying to run the ball to the outside every play. Run the ball up the middle and keep those linebackers in close rather then letting them spread out and rush from the outside.
There is also a quarterback controversy as Zac Lee had another bad game under center. Lee was first pulled for a series in the third quarter so he could watch from the sidelines and hopefully see some things that Tech was doing on defense. Things didn’t change however when Lee was put back in the game and he was laster pulled again for true freshman Cody Green. Green would lead the Huskers into the endzone for their one touchdown when he connected with Khiry Cooper on a 13 yard pass.
I will say this, Cody gets rid of the ball when he needs to puts it on the receivers hands. Now can the wide outs just catch the ball?
It’s going to be a long week at practice for the Huskers. This is where the team needs to bounce back and have a good week of practice and then come out on Saturday and beat the crap out of Iowa State.