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Ho hum… Another Husker comeback | Husker blog

Ok, enough…we already knew they had it in them. We all had seen it before. But why does this Husker team insist on showing us again and again that they have enough resiliency to overcome big deficits? I believe it…the coaches believe it. How about this? Just go ahead and start quick, play four quarters, and help a lot of us to relax and enjoy a comfortable win.

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Horseshoe, Here We Come

A little unfinished business before we talk about the daunting task of the Buckeyes and Braxton Miller.

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Big 10 Opener- Yeah Baby

So many distractions this week. Tom Osborne’s retirement, fancy new jerseys, high tech shoes, 1st night game of year, revenge for a beating in Madison last year, the start of Big 10 battles… All I know Is that I hope the players are good at blocking out the unimportant aspects of this game. They certainly need to be better at it than the fan base.

Wisconsin DE, David Gilbert, might have done us a favor by spouting off about the poor development of our QB. Usually calling a player “soft” and saying his passing is like “skipping rocks” is FROWNED upon in this establishment. Another view is that he is right and that now Taylor will try TOO HARD to prove him (and others) wrong. Will see. I do believe games like this will test the maturity and development of our Jr QB. How he plays will determine our Offensive success.

Opponents are averaging 4.2 yds a carry vs our Defense. Stopping the Badgers traditional running game is a MUST. Montee Ball was a Heisman favorite before the season…he can chug the rock.

UW receiver, Jared Abbrederis, is averaging almost 20 yds a reception. Almost all have been on play action passes…another reason why stopping the running game is key. DBs can’t afford to peek or cheat.

No back has had a gain for more than 20yds on any single play against the Badgers. If that streak holds true, the Huskers will lose. Taylor M and Ameer A and Rex B need to get loose a few times.

Will Tim Beck maintain his patience if we get behind? He has so many weapons that choosing has to be hard. What I hated about the UCLA game is that when we got down, it became a drop back offense. I don’t think we are a good drop back offense. Diversity and balance is a must!

Home field advantage. Memorial Stadium is not exactly a brutal place to play. At certain times (usually at night) the masses wake up and affect the play. There is no excuse for a quiet, mundane environment tonight. The team doesn’t need noise after great plays, they need support and excitement when things are not going well. Come on Red Fans, do your part.

Is this a must win? Aren’t they all at this point?

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Mid-week Thoughts…Badger Time

Big 10 Opener. The Godfather, Barry A, coming to town. Big Red N vs the Big Red W. Bratwurst vs Steak. Cheese vs Corn. I could go on and on.

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Adversity? Yep

One of the most important aspects of life is handling adversity. When things are rolling along well, it’s easy to be on the bandwagon. It is easy when you are winning in life and football to coast along thinking you have the world in your hands. What happens when there are tough times? What happens when you lose in football (or life)? Do you point fingers? Do you blame others? Do you give up? Saturday was a nice little life lesson for the Husker team and anyone else who wanted to pay attention.

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Week 3 Thoughts

The Spread Offenses that we were so used to in the Big 12 and were re-introduced to vs UCLA expose Defenses. Last week the lack of team speed and tackling issues were evident. The faster, more athletic LBs (Zaire Anderson and David Santos) weren’t ready last week. We’ll see if they are this Saturday.

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"Too Many" of This & That and Some Good Things

Another disappointing loss to a Team that we “coulda/shoulda”/didn’t beat.

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UCLA Circa 1988- Ahhhh, the Memories

The first (and only time) I visited LA was waaaaay back in 1988. Nebraska in the Rose Bowl to play UCLA Bruins led by some guy named Troy Aikman. I was a Jr Tight End that backed up All Big 8, Todd Millikin. It’s a good thing we ran so many double TE sets or I might not have seen the field much.

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Did You Expect This Kind Of Offense?

In Nebraska, where the QB and the Offensive Coordinator are scrutinized hourly - where people still idolize the “The Tripletts”, a trio of legends from the early 80’s. It’s a place where you can buy ANYTHING with Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodger’s picture or autograph and Tommy Frazier’s “Run” is still talked about in small town coffee shops. In Nebraska, you had better be able to move the ball and score points. Mission accomplished in Week 1!

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Getting Defensive…Hopefully

Defense win Championships. We hear it all the time so it must be true, right? If that is the case, the Huskers might have their work cut out for them this year.

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