Whats up Husker fans? It’s about time I update the blog you are probably thinking lol. Well I am this evening and I’m going to talk about a little bit about Mack Brown and Texas turning down an opportunity to come to Lincoln and play Thursday night rather then on Saturday.

Athletic Director Tom Osborne and Bo Pelini both agreed on the Thursday night game when ESPN came calling but it was Coach Brown and the Longhorns who chose not to have it happened. Per rules, both teams but agree on the Thursday night game and so it will not be happening.

You know that Brown and company don’t want to play a night game in Lincoln. They don’t want to hear that jacked up crowd inside of Memorial Stadium after an entire day of tailgating and getting jacked up. But who can really blame them? Bo Pelini sure wouldn’t want to go down to Texas and play a night game that is for sure. No team wants to go on the road and play a night game no matter what.

Mack Brown however might not be able to get around the tough night game. If both teams are undefeated come October 16th, you can expect a prime time game on national tv and probably ESPN College Gameday being in Lincoln.

Get ready Coach Brown, no matter when the game is played on Oct. 16th, you are going to see one fired up team and fan base. Afternoon or night, it’s not going to matter because the Huskers are going to finish you off this time. Mark it down!

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Nebraska NewsGood afternoon Husker fans! I haven’t had a lot of time to blog this week but thought I would throw something up now before I leave for a weekend get away to Denver. All in all it has been a pretty good week for Husker athletics with the football camps going on, football commitments, the baseball draft and Tom Osborne staying on indefinitely as athletic director.

I’ll kick things off with the big news of Osborne saying on as athletic directory indefinitely.  Originally, the agreement between Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Osborne stated that Osborne would serve as athletic director until June, 2010. This is big news for Husker athletics as he has really got things going in the right direction. We will just have to remember at some point, Osborne will have to step away from the University and a successor will be hired. I expect that to happen in the next three to five years.

The football camp has been going on at the University with players from all around the country attending. The economic crisis has limited some players that would have normally attended but all reports I have read have been good about the camp. The Huskers even picked up their first commitment for the 2011 class as instate prospect Ryne Reeves from Crete gave his verbal commitment after being offered by the coaching staff. Reeves could be a great player for the Huskers in the future!

The Major League Draft has also been going on this week. Even though the Husker baseball team didnt’ have the season that they wanted, they have seen some players get drafted so far. So far Mike Nesseth (10th round - Angels), Jeff Tezak (24th round - White Sox) and Adam Bailey (38th round - Yankees) have been drafted.

I hope everyone has a good weekend and we hear more football recruiting news soon!

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Bo Pelini receives a raiseCoach Bo Pelini received a nice little pay raise today as Athletic Directory Tom Osborne announced that Pelini has agreed on a new contract through the 2014 season. Pelini will be paid $1.851 million per year which ranks him sixth overall in the Big 12 conference. Last season, Pelini made $1.1 million per year so he is looking at about a $750,000 pay raise after just one season.

Osborne also announced pay increases for Nebraska’s nine full-time assistant coaches. The increases push Nebraska’s salary pool for assistant coaches to just less than $2 million, the sixth-highest total among Big 12 Conference schools.

Sounds like everyone got taken care of very nicely on the staff!

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