Dear Fellow fans of the Big Red,
I know it has been way too long and the funny thing is I planned to write this post during the bye week, alas, reality took hold and didn't let go until the day before the NU/NU game. I wont go into details of that, so without further delay, some thoughts of the past two games and other tidbits.
Vs Wisconsin: Can you believe that was the second biggest comeback in school history. This is getting to be a bit of a heart attack inducing deal if you ask me. I will say on the good side, at home this team shows more resolve to make it a game and try to win. You see the plays start opening up slowly but surely and things start working. Then there is the lucky bounce like a Monte Ball fumble and all things are well. I really thought that after this game the way the defense stepped up keeping the game from getting further out of hand that the Blackshirts would have been handed out. Good win, however....
at Ohio St. The final was 63-38. Take away three TDs from OSU (the 2 pick 6s and the final TD at the end) and this game is closer. However, this is getting to be a bad habit. You know what it is, big game on the road and a complete letdown. Now, I'm not wanting changes at the top, I do believe in Coach Pelini, but something has to be done to change this bad trend. I don't know what exactly needs to be done, but whatever is happening right now the week before these kind of games, word to the wise, it's not working.
Now for some other random thoughts. First new AD Shawn Eichorst. I did some research having known very little about the guy. The things you have to know are this. He was at UM after the string of events that the NCAA will rule on early next year. He actually has a tie to the Nebraska family having worked in the Wisconsin athletic dept under Barry Alvarez. Finally all things are pointing to a idea that he plans on keeping the ship on the right path and not do wholesale changes like the other "favorite son" Steve Pederson.
The bye week couldn't come at a better time really. The next three games are N'Western and the two Michigans. You have to figure waking up Nov 10 before the PSU game we'll have a good idea of how this team will finish the season.
I have to get this recruiting tidbit in, Identify who you want, offer a scholly, pray to God athlete commits and signs a letter of intent in February to attend Nebraska. I know as fans we are all frustrated with the quick turnarounds that Hole produced in Michigan, Urban is doing at OSU, etc. Fact of the matter is this, there are very few schools that you give a offer and they say yes on the first day. The list is very short: USC, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Ohio St, Kentucky (in basketball). Even in the glory days of the 90s Nebraska coaches had to work their collective butts off to get commits. Remember, when NU got Will Shields, it was the first time ever a Oklahoma kid signed on to play at Nebraska and when we all screamed and cheered when TD Tommie Frazier signed his letter of intent it was the greatest recruiting coup ever. Recruiting is a crapshoot, just sit back and enjoy.
Well, thats about it for this go round. Cheer loud and proud tomorrow. God bless and GO Big Red.