NebraskaWe have learned that Justin Tomerlin has been kicked off the Nebraska Football team today for violating team rules.  Since it is a team rule issue we will probably not hear an offiicial statement from Coach Callahan other then he was kicked off the team.

What a former four star busty Tomerlin was.  He had the body to be a good tight end but I’m wondering if he ever had the work ethic to play D1 football?

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NebraskaI’m really lost for words as I try to write this blog article about the Nebraska - Oklahoma State game yesterday.  The coaching staff and the players looked completely lost in the second half yesterday as the Cowboys ran and passed all over the defense.  On offense, the Huskers couldn’t do anything in the second half which was suprising how they played in the first half.

The Huskers got out to a great start in the game, as Brandon Jackson ran all over the Cowboy defense as he racked up over 100 yards in the first half.  Most of the yardage came in the first quarter, as Jackson for some reason only two carries int he second quarter.  Besides Jackson, Marlon Lucky was the only other running back to really see action during the game.  He was only valuable on middle screen plays though and didn’t provide that much offense for the team.

The offense and defensive lines played one of their worst games of the year for sure.  The offensive line could not handle the Cowboy blitzes as Zac Taylor was under pressure all day long.  When he did have time he was able to connect with Maurice Purify but that was not as often as they needed.  I sure hope Kurt Mann get healthy quick, and is back starting at Center so he can call out the line movements and blitze protection for the team. 

On defense, oh where do I begin?  Do I begin with Coach Cozgrove who called a shitty game in the second half? It didn’t even seem we had linebackers playing yesterday as the OSU running backs were either being tackled by the safties, or ran down from behind by the corners.  It was pretty damn terrible.  There is absolutely no depth at linebacker due to injuries and it is really showing at this point in the season.

On the special teams, not having a kicker that can kick it into the end zone or goal is really hurting the teams.  So many times, the special teams have given the opposing team great field position to start their drives it puts the defense in tough situations.  When was the last time Nebraska missed two extra points in one game?  I don’t even know the answer to that, but the kicking and kicking protection has got to improve.

I’ll have a write up about the Nebraska - Missouri game in a few days.  So far I do know that it will be on ABC regional at 12 eastern time.

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NebraskaOmaha Westside Junior running back Collins Okafor has verbally committed to the Nebraska Football program this afternoon.  Nebraska was the first to offer the big running back from Omaha a few weeks ago.  Okafor attended the game on Saturday against Texas and was blown away.

When Okafor was first offered, the word on the street was that Michigan was his team and he wanted to be a Wolverine but that sure changed quick!  He is a bigtime get for the Huskers in the 2008 class.

Welcome the Husker Family Collins, can’t wait to see you in the Big Red Uniform!

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NebraskaThe Nebraska Football team lost a heartbreaker to Texas on Saturday but it is now time to move onto Oklahoma State as the Huskers and Cowboys will battle it out this Saturday afternoon in Stillwater.

It is the first time since 2002 that the Huskers and Cowboys have played so expect to see a great game by both teams.  Oklahoma State comes into the game with a 4-3 overall record and 1-2 in the Big 12.  Oklahoma State ranks 75th nationally in rushing defense (144.57 YPG) and 59th in passing defense (197 YPG). The Cowboys are 68th in total defense (341.57 YPG) and 62nd in scoring defense (22.29).

On offense the Cowboys are lead by third year sophomore Bobby Reid who is expected to play despite having a concussion in the Texas A&M game.  Reid completes 59% of his passes and as thrown for 1387 yards including 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.

The Cowboys do run the ball pretty well also, as a team they are averaging a little over 200 yards per game.  You will see three different running backs get some carries on Saturday.

The Cowboy’s receivers are pretty damn good too, expect to see Adarius Bowman (6-4, 215) and senior D’Juan Woods (6-1, 210) to get plenty of balls thrown to them.

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NebraskaAnother Nebraska Football game on TV!  We all expected this game to be on tv for sure, it is just a matter of what time slot the folks at ABC decide to put the game on.  It will be either 11am or 7pm, they have to choose with this game and the Oklahoma and Texas A&M.

Hopefully ABC chooses the Nebraska / Missouri game for the 7pm game so more recruits can make their way to the game.  It is hard to get recruits to the game intime for those early kickoffs.

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  • Demorrio Williams (Atlanta)—Williams racked up two solo tackles in the Falcons 41-38 win over Pittsburgh as Atlanta advanced to 4-2 on the season. 
  • Sam Koch (Baltimore)—Sam Koch enjoyed a bye week as the Ravens prepare for its Week 7 game against the Saints. The Seward, Neb., has averaged 43.9 yards on 37 punts this season, including pinning 11 inside the 20-yard line, as Baltimore stands at 4-2 to lead the AFC North. 
  • Cory Ross (Baltimore)—Ross enjoyed a bye week as Baltimore prepares to face New Orleans. 
  • Chris Kelsay (Buffalo)—Kelsay made five tackles, including four solo, and added one sack as the Bills fell to the New England Patriots 28-6. 
  • Mike Minter (Carolina)—Minter recorded racked up nine tackles, including five solo, as the Panthers fell to the Bengals 17-14. 
  • Mike Rucker (Carolina)—Rucker one solo tackle during Caroline’s 17-14 loss to Cincinnati.  
  • Mike Brown (Chicago)—Brown and the Chicago Bears continued to enjoy their undefeated season with a bye week as they prepare to face San Francisco in Week 8. 
  • Kyle Larson (Cincinnati)—Larson averaged 37.6 yards on eight punts in the Bengal’s 17-14 win over the Carolina Panthers. The former Husker specialist also had a long of 54 yards and pinned a season-high four inside the 20-yard line.  
  • Ralph Brown (Cleveland)—Brown had one tackle in the Brown’s 17-7 loss to the Denver Broncos. 
  • Daniel Bullocks (Detroit)—Bullocks racked up a season-high nine tackles, including seven solo, in the Lion’s 31-24 loss to the Jets. 
  • Dominic Raiola (Detroit)—Raiola made his 70th consecutive start at center for the Lions, blocking for a three-touchdown Jon Kitna performance in Detroit’s 31-24 loss to New York. Railoa, a Rimington Award Winner in 2000, anchored a Detroit offensive line that allowed running back Kevin Jones to rack up 86 yards on 15 carries.  
  • Cory Schlesinger (Detroit)—Schlesinger played in his 174th career game at fullback but did not catch a pass.  
  • Ahman Green (Green Bay)—Green ran for a 70-yard touchdown to put the Packers ahead of the Dolphins 31-21 at the top of the fourth quarter. Green finished with 18 carries for 118 yards and one touchdown in the Packers 34-24 win over Miami. Green’s 118-yard performance in the Packer’s second win of the season placed him as the franchise’s all-time leader in yards from scrimmage, pushing him past James Lofton in career yards from scrimmage with 9,909. 
  • Kris Brown (Houston)—Brown snagged two field goals and three extra points in Houston’s 27-7 win over Jacksonville, including a 43-yarder that put the Texans up 10-0 heading into halftime. 
  • Zach Wiegert (Houston)—Wiegert anchored an offensive line that held Dallas to just one sack of quarterback David Carr and allowed Carr to throw 25-34 for 224 yards and two touchdowns in Houston’s 27-7 win over the Jaguars. 
  • Will Shields (Kansas City)—Shield’s recorded his franchise-record 214th consecutive start at right guard for the Chiefs in Kansas City’s 30-27 win over the San Diego Chargers. Shields contributed to the blocking that led to a 15-27, 232-yard, two touchdown Damon Huard performance as the Chief’s snagged its third win of the season with a 53-yard field goal as time expired. 
  • Russ Hochstein (New England)—Hochstein played center for a New England offensive effort that included an 18-27, 195-yard two touchdown performance from quarterback Tom Brady as the Patriots rolled over the Bills 28-6. 
  • Le Kevin Smith (New England)—Smith was not active for the Patriot’s 28-6 win over Buffalo. 
  • Josh Bullocks (New Orleans)—Bullocks and the Saints enjoyed a bye week as the team prepares to face Baltimore in Week 8. Bullocks has racked up 33 tackles, including 28 solo, and one interception through six games this season. 
  • DeJuan Groce (New Orleans)—Groce and New Orleans enjoyed their 5-1 record one week longer with bye as the team prepares to face the Ravens in Week 8. Groce has had one tackle after being active in two games this season. 
  • Scott Shanle (New Orleans)—Shanle was able to snag some rest with a bye week after recording a team-high six tackles, all solo, against Philadelphia in Week 6 as the teams prepare to face Baltimore in Week 8. Shanle has snagged 36 tackles, including 27 solo, through six games this season after totaling 45 through the entire year in 2005. Shanle has also added two sacks so far this season. 

  • Adam Treu (Oakland)—Treu played in his 150th career game with Oakland, serving as the squad’s long snapper, as the Raiders snagged their first win of the season with a 22-9 hammering of the Cardinals.  
  • Fabian Washington (Oakland)—Washington recorded one solo tackle in the Raider’s 22-9 win over Arizona. Washington has recorded eight tackles, including seven solo, while also adding three pass-breakups, through four games this season. 
  • Correll Buckhalter (Philadelphia)—Buckhalter had five yards on one carry and 10 yards on one reception as the Eagles lost to the Saints 27-24.  
  • Ryon Bingham (San Diego)—Bingham did not record a tackle but was active in the Chargers’ 30-27 loss to the Chiefs. 
  • Carlos Polk (San Diego)—Polk snagged three solo tackles in San Diego’s 30-27 loss to Kansas City. 
  • Josh Brown (Seattle)—Brown scored on two field goals and one extra point as Seattle fell to Minnesota 31-13.  
  • Grant Wistrom (Seattle)—Wistrom had two tackles, including one solo in the Seahawk’s 31-13 loss to the Vikings.  
  • Barrett Ruud (Tampa Bay)—Ruud snagged three tackles, including two solo, as Tampa Bay snagged its second win of the season with a 63-yard field goal as time expired to edge the Philadelphia Eagles 23-21. 

  • Kyle Vanden Bosch (Tennessee)—Vanden Bosch and the Titans rested with a bye week as the team prepares to face the Houston Texans in Week 8. Vanden Bosch has totaled 27 tackles, including 20 solo, through six games this season, while also adding two sacks. 

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NebraskaOne of nine official recruiting visitors to watch Nebraska’s 22-20 loss to Texas at Memorial Stadium Saturday, has accepted an NU scholarship offer.  Defensive end Patrick Grant from Florida verbally committed to the Huskers this past weekend.  He enjoyed everything about the weekend, the campus, Lincoln, and of course the football team.

He picked NU over offers from Auburn, Arizona State, Colorado and North Carolina State, among others.

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