Dear Fellow Husker fans,
I started this whole deal of blogging in June of 2008. Back in those days the new hire was Bo Pelini and the debate was between Pelini and former Nebraska QB turned coach Turner Gill. Who knew all these years later with a long hiatus that #1we 00 would be discussing another new head coach. So Scott Frost is our new head coach and from what I have read and heard so far a new beginning to a better future is on the horizon. On that note we all have to slow down just a second. This is the announcement only and just the start to what is hopefully a long, successful marathon. It's a interesting deal that Moos' deal is 5 years and Frost's is for 7 years. These point to one thing and one thing only: Patience for the long haul is a necessity. Nobody can tell the future but I want to give it a try using something I used in the past: The good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Ugly: Frost rebuilds/reloads and things are on the uptick and yet for some unforseen reason Nebraska can't get over the hump and reach a Big 10 title game. Nebraska is playing 60% ball but something still isn't right. Does Frost re-up or leave is the question.
Bad: Frost rebuilds and in a few years has the team a regular contender in the West. There is a conference title but due to early season losses a play-off bid isn't in the cards.
Good: National title.and national prominence is back.
It's going to be a fun few years no matter what but first thing is first, rebuild the recruiting class. The early signing period is a couple weeks away and the recruiting trail is burning red hot. After the long season and the losses off and on the field this breath of fresh air is just that, fresh air. I will admit I was nervous about the whole deal of a firing, quick turnaroud hire and then having to rebuild the recruiting class. The early signing day being one reason but also the past experience with Coach Pelini. This whole quick rebuild can lead to costly mistakes. However, this year is different because many big name programs fell on hard times. UCLA, Tenn, Florida, FSU, Ole Miss, and A&M to name a few are all in the same rebuild mode. FSU and Tenn are in real bad shape because as of right now both still don't have a HC. I said it earlier, this whole deal is going to take time. Also, there is still the pain of next year. The road games alone are going to be fun (Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Ohio St, and Iowa) plus home games with Colorado, Michigan St, and Minnesota that are suddenly not gimme games. Yes upsets and big wins can be expected and enjoyed, however as a fanbase we need to watch and look for improvement and potential each and every week.
To you my loyal readers and more important, my friends I want to take time to thank each and everyone of you that read any of my blogposts over the past years. I never in my wildest dreams thought that what I started years ago would reach #100. You readers, my friends are somewhat split because of the long hiatus I took, but still everyone of you is appreciated. I greatly enjoyed testing new ideas and getting feedback on them but this year I think I found the niche where my writing belongs, being opinionated and judging things as a whole and not on a game by game basis. Of course there were special articles scattered through these 100 like my Christmas editions, spring ball editions, etc. There was a edition dedicated to Kent Pavelka's induction to the Nebraska basketball Hall of Fame (and subsequent reply by the man himself, still one of my biggest highlights here) and there was the hurt of working through heartache after writing the week following the PSU/Nebraska game the weekend after the Sandusky news broke. There was the pain that I put into words where a call from the Big O, Nebraska brought an abrupt end to enjoying a game because the call revealed my aunt died that AM. Then there was this year, just a renewed love of writing, finding the time to write and share with you friends our joys and sorrows of the year. Here's to the first 100, on to the next 100.
God bless and Go Big Red.
We are Nebraska