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Bugeater
09-15-2007, 08:53 AM
Once again, it's time for our Bill Callahan to embarrass us on a national stage. Luckily, Nebraska fans still show their class.

From Gene Wojciechowski's column:

U.S. Army Spc. O'Brien is a 22-year-old infantry paratrooper who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now is suffering from vision loss in both eyes. He is currently receiving tests and treatment at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C. I wrote about O'Brien earlier this week.

O'Brien, whose father and younger brother are also serving in Iraq, was raised in tiny Oshkosh, Neb. He grew up idolizing Nebraska football. He's never been to a Cornhuskers game at Memorial Stadium. Until now.

I got an e-mail Thursday morning.

"I have a ticket for Matthew O'Brien if he wants to go to the Nebraska/USC game. I don't know if he can get back or not. I don't know how to contact him either, but we owe this man more than we could ever pay. This will be the first time a number one team has come to Lincoln in the last 30 years. I would love for him to see this game, so if he can get back he can have my ticket. God Bless Matthew O'Brien."
Mike Barges
Omaha, Neb.

Thanks to the kindness of Barges, O'Brien, as well as O'Brien's mom (whom he hasn't seen in several years), will have tickets to Saturday evening's USC-Nebraska game in Lincoln. And thanks to Omaha radio station AM 590 -- and the Nebraska fans who donated cash during an impromptu fundraising session -- O'Brien has a plane ticket, a hotel room and limo arranged for him. He's also received offers to meet with specialists at the Mayo Clinic and at the University of Texas clinic in Houston.

You don't think sports matters? Try telling it to Matt O'Brien.

* * * * *

And lastly, caption this pic:

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/7362/1spencerwl1.jpg

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 08:59 AM
I can't do it. It would upset Samwise Hall.

Delano
09-15-2007, 09:08 AM
That looks like the average cornhusker fan.

Al Bundy
09-15-2007, 09:10 AM
That does look like the average Nebraska female fan, Delano. Good call.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 09:11 AM
btw, I'd really like to see an upset in this game. Admittedly, I'm torn in this decision.

One one hand I'd like to see USC get spanked. OTOH, I get great enjoyment out of listening to SamWise serenade the decisions of Bill Callahan (reference the USC/NE thread from last season when Cally basically laid down in order to keep score close)

But even SamWise's crackpot Huskerpedophelia opinions aside, I want the upset.

Frazod
09-15-2007, 09:16 AM
Go Trojans. :grr:

NUMBER7
09-15-2007, 09:21 AM
Thank you for posting.

Coach
09-15-2007, 09:31 AM
btw, I'd really like to see an upset in this game. Admittedly, I'm torn in this decision.

One one hand I'd like to see USC get spanked. OTOH, I get great enjoyment out of listening to SamWise serenade the decisions of Bill Callahan (reference the USC/NE thread from last season when Cally basically laid down in order to keep score close)

But even SamWise's crackpot Huskerpedophelia opinions aside, I want the upset.

Even their Huskerpedophobia aside, if Nebraska does beat USC, the Big XII as a conference could use a big jump-start on their credibility. The OSU embarrasment didn't do much.

If Nebraska really hung around and keep it really close (7 points or less) that also helps the Big XII as well IMHO.

But if it's a blowout in USC favor, well, so much for the upset.

the Talking Can
09-15-2007, 09:35 AM
win win:

1. NU loses
2. NU wins and we get to watch NU fans pile on Mecca

Coach
09-15-2007, 09:41 AM
Heh, Stupid ESPN. Let me be some of assistance.

2002 at Manhattan, Kansas.

USC 20
KSU 27.

kstater
09-15-2007, 09:42 AM
Caption this pic:

Nebraska fan getting ready to show how they coined the term "cornhole".

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 09:51 AM
Even their Huskerpedophobia aside, if Nebraska does beat USC, the Big XII as a conference could use a big jump-start on their credibility. The OSU embarrasment didn't do much.

If Nebraska really hung around and keep it really close (7 points or less) that also helps the Big XII as well IMHO.

But if it's a blowout in USC favor, well, so much for the upset.
AFAIC, a close loss is the worst-case scenario. Then I have to listen to another year of the Callafans saying "Callahan has the program going in the right direction" and "we're making progress". IMO it's put up or shut up time.

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 09:52 AM
Nebraska fan getting ready to show how they coined the term "cornhole".
ROFL You're in the lead with that one.

Coach
09-15-2007, 10:01 AM
Heh, Damn. Corso is trying to indict a riot in Lincoln.

BWillie
09-15-2007, 10:17 AM
I hate Nebraska, but I'd love to see the Big 12 knock off those cocky ass Trojans. It would be huge publicity, and good for KU when KU and Nebraska face each other undefeated later in the season :D

Lzen
09-15-2007, 10:22 AM
I don't care for Nebraska. But like others, I want to see them win for the Big 12. Not to mention to shut up those damn USC fans. Probably won't happen, though. Callahan is a bafoon.

Coach
09-15-2007, 10:23 AM
Well, let's see if Callahan can earn his new extension on his contract.

alanm
09-15-2007, 10:24 AM
I hope the Huskers let it all hang out tonight. NOBODY expects them to win. They have nothing to lose. :thumb:

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 10:28 AM
btw, I'd really like to see an upset in this game. Admittedly, I'm torn in this decision.

One one hand I'd like to see USC get spanked. OTOH, I get great enjoyment out of listening to SamWise serenade the decisions of Bill Callahan (reference the USC/NE thread from last season when Cally basically laid down in order to keep score close)

But even SamWise's crackpot Huskerpedophelia opinions aside, I want the upset.
You would rather listen to Sam than Mecca? Understandable.

kepp
09-15-2007, 11:26 AM
Very cool story. I hope things work out for him.

Caption: "This one's half off. I only used it once."

Ari Chi3fs
09-15-2007, 11:31 AM
Im with USC. Cuz its closest to USA. And I love america.

88TG88
09-15-2007, 11:38 AM
Good for Matt

Molitoth
09-15-2007, 11:47 AM
I have a good feeling NU is going to win tonight.

Unfortunatly the chiefs will get stomped tomorrow.

-Ms. Cleo

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 01:32 PM
I hope the Huskers let it all hang out tonight. NOBODY expects them to win. They have nothing to lose. :thumb:
Not true.

http://cfn.scout.com/a.z?s=451&p=2&c=557936

USC (1-0) at Nebraska (2-0) 8:00 pm ABC
Why to Watch: In 2003, the Huskers went 10-3 with an Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State. That off-season, head coach Frank Solich, who coached his team to the national title game just two years earlier, was fired, mainly because the higher-ups had a sense that Nebraska football was slipping overall and needed a change to be among the elite of the elite of the elite. To many, this was the equivalent of Tiger Woods completely revamping his golf swing despite being the number one player in the world. To others, the idea of scrapping the devastating Nebraska rushing offense for some newfangled spread thing was like messing with their religion. Now, three years after the hiring of Bill Callahan, everything has built to this moment. Oh sure, playing in the Big 12 Championship last year was an important step, but this is bigger. Much bigger. This is to finally announce that Nebraska deserves to be considered a top program again, and a loss to USC, especially if it's not pretty, would be devastating in the development. For USC, it's another day, another end-of-the-world game for someone else. The nation's number one team now has some serious challengers after LSU and Oklahoma made their statements in big games. Now the Trojans have to do the same or risk possibly falling to third. This is only the fourth time the two powerhouses have played. USC is 2-0-1 with the last victory coming last season in Los Angeles.

Why USC Might Win: USC has become the nation's top superpower by being in the national title hunt every year, and it got to that point under head coach Pete Carroll by winning almost every big non-conference road game. 2006: USC 50, Arkansas 14. 2005: USC 34, Notre Dame 31. 2004: USC 24, Virginia Tech, 13. 2003: USC 23, Auburn 0. 2002: USC 40, Colorado 3 (but the Trojans lost the next week at Kansas State). This program thrives off the big road game and is hardly going to be fazed by Lincoln, Nebraska. On the field, USC should be able to keep QB John David Booty upright and clean. The Husker pass rush has been mediocre and inconsistent over the first two games, and to get to Booty, it's going to have to do something funky. That's what USC wants. Booty is good, but not Leinart-like, when it comes to making the right reads, and he's had two weeks to prepare for this.

Why Nebraska Might Win: Is USC battle tested? This is a relatively young team, even by USC's standards, that only had one tune up game against Idaho before getting two weeks off to prepare. While it might seem like a plus to have the time off to work, there's history working against the Trojans. USC has lost a mere three regular season games in the last four years, and two of them (to Oregon State last year and at Cal in 2003) came on the road after a two-week layoff. This hardly appeared to be a razor-sharp team against the Vandals in week one as it went through the motions on the way to the easy win. It's asking a lot, even for USC, to just turn it on and be USC with little time to work. Nebraska is coming into this game after getting two games of the best offensive line play its seen under Callahan, while the secondary has been terrific so far. If the Huskers can consistently protect Sam Keller, and keep Booty from bombing away, the running game should be able to take over. Last year's Husker team wasn't quite ready for primetime when it lost 28-10 to the Trojans. This year's team, especially after a tougher-than-you-think win at Wake Forest, appears to be ready, and all the parts seem to be working, with the possible exception of ...

Who to Watch: Sam Keller. The former Arizona State Sun Devil knows all too well what it's like to play USC, and his past sins could come back to be a major plus in the game preparation. In 2005 against the Trojans, he was red hot as he led ASU to a 21-3 halftime lead. LenDale White and the USC running game took over in the second half, Keller was picked off six times, and ASU lost 38-28. Going into the locker room at halftime, Keller gave a cocky interview that all but made it sound like ASU had already won. He's not going to make the same mistake twice. Even if Nebraska gets up early, Keller will have to keep the foot on the gas, but he can't force plays that aren't there. The running game has been the focal point so far, but even with the help, Keller has thrown three interceptions and two touchdown passes. Now he has to be mistake-free for the Huskers to pull this off.

What Will Happen: This is where all the bumps and bruises will come back to haunt USC. Safety Josh Pinkard is out for the year with a torn ACL, WR Patrick Turner is still getting over a shoulder injury, star OT Sam Baker has a rub problem, top RB Chauncey Washington has a sprained shoulder, and the list goes on. Of course USC has depth to spare, but it needs all its starters healthy and jelled to handle the jacked up Huskers. Nebraska isn't faster than USC, but it'll play with a bit more bounce in its step on the way to a decent early lead, and will then hang on late as Booty's final drive to win the game comes up just short.

Prediction
Nebraska 27, USC 23

Bowser
09-15-2007, 01:38 PM
"If Nebraska wins, I will nickname this corncob Callahan and make love to it four times."

Bowser
09-15-2007, 01:40 PM
"If Nebraska wins, I will nickname this corncob Callahan and make love to it four times."

"And if they lose, I'll nickname the other one Pete Carroll and make love to it four times."

88TG88
09-15-2007, 06:27 PM
Lookin good so far for SC

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 06:29 PM
Someone please kill me...

Fruit Ninja
09-15-2007, 06:34 PM
Neb has some fight.

L.A. Chieffan
09-15-2007, 06:37 PM
SC is gonna smoke these guys. Sorry.

And i hate SC, I'm a Bruin fan.

Mr. Laz
09-15-2007, 06:45 PM
dam, Purify is a beast.


Nebraska hanging right there with them

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 06:54 PM
Yay, TD. Suck it USC.

Mr. Laz
09-15-2007, 06:58 PM
Yay, TD. Suck it USC.
ROFL

yep ... i'm not a fan of Nebraska, but better them than USC.


Go Huskers!!!

kstater
09-15-2007, 07:39 PM
SC is gonna smoke these guys. Sorry.

And i hate SC, I'm a Bruin fan.


You're admitting to being a Bruin fan after being thumped by Utah?


Utah?

88TG88
09-15-2007, 07:41 PM
You're admitting to being a Bruin fan after being thumped by Utah?


Utah?
They're used to losing

Silock
09-15-2007, 07:45 PM
I wonder if Keller's dad is attending this game.

Coach
09-15-2007, 07:49 PM
I wonder if Keller's dad is attending this game.

Yep. Early on during the game, he was getting alot of TV time.

Silock
09-15-2007, 08:02 PM
Yep. Early on during the game, he was getting alot of TV time.

I suppose I should have added the sarcasm tag.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 08:13 PM
btw, I'd really like to see an upset in this game. Admittedly, I'm torn in this decision.

One one hand I'd like to see USC get spanked. OTOH, I get great enjoyment out of listening to SamWise serenade the decisions of Bill Callahan (reference the USC/NE thread from last season when Cally basically laid down in order to keep score close)

But even SamWise's crackpot Huskerpedophelia opinions aside, I want the upset.

Even Pete Carroll said Callahan's game plan last year showed people how to beat SC. Turnovers hurt NU last year, and Zac Taylor was running for his life.

boogblaster
09-15-2007, 08:15 PM
GO cornboys...

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 08:19 PM
Once again, it's time for our Bill Callahan to embarrass us on a national stage.

You're showing your ignorance. I'm sorry Solich isn't the coach anymore.

Pitt Gorilla
09-15-2007, 08:24 PM
Sam and his "girl?"

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 08:35 PM
You're showing your ignorance. I'm sorry Solich isn't the coach anymore.
My problem isn't with Solich getting fired, my problem is when people try to tell me Callahan is an improvement. Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 08:38 PM
My problem isn't with Solich getting fired, my problem is when people try to tell me Callahan is an improvement. Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.

We wouldn't have a program if Solich were still the coach. Solich is fine if you want wins against Iowa State but he got drilled against the best teams. Bill Belichick couldn't coach Nebraska to a win tonight if he cheated.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 08:42 PM
We wouldn't have a program if Solich were still the coach. Solich is fine if you want wins against Iowa State but he got drilled against the best teams. Bill Belichick couldn't coach Nebraska to a win tonight if he cheated.

Jesus Sam, Solich lost some games, yes. He wasn't going to be TO. But he was winning. For you to deny that is simply Huskerpedia stupidity.

88TG88
09-15-2007, 08:45 PM
Wow USC is playing good. I thought we were going to struggle but our running game dominated.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 08:46 PM
Jesus Sam, Solich lost some games, yes. He wasn't going to be TO. But he was winning. For you to deny that is simply Huskerpedia stupidity.

He went 7-7 the year after Crouch left and then got blasted by three teams in 2003. Don't say Callahan isn't winning after he won 9 games last year with a lot of what Solich left.

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 08:46 PM
We wouldn't have a program if Solich were still the coach. Solich is fine if you want wins against Iowa State but he got drilled against the best teams. Bill Belichick couldn't coach Nebraska to a win tonight if he cheated.
:banghead:

Spott
09-15-2007, 08:47 PM
I love seeing Nebraska get beat. I hope USC puts up 60.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 08:47 PM
:banghead:

Nebraska would be getting shutout tonight if Solich were the coach and SC would have more points.

L.A. Chieffan
09-15-2007, 08:48 PM
They're used to losing
Who won that SC-UCLA game last year?
I forgot.

Coach
09-15-2007, 08:50 PM
Who won that SC-UCLA game last year?
I forgot.

LMAO

That was a very good game though.

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 08:51 PM
Nebraska would be getting shutout tonight if Solich were the coach and SC would have more points.
Thank you Ms. Cleo.

88TG88
09-15-2007, 08:51 PM
Who won that SC-UCLA game last year?
I forgot.
touche

Spott
09-15-2007, 08:52 PM
I hope NU implodes like this when they come to Columbia next month.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 08:52 PM
He went 7-7 the year after Crouch left and then got blasted by three teams in 2003. Don't say Callahan isn't winning after he won 9 games last year with a lot of what Solich left.

So it's okay to lose to Okie St? I mean losing to ISU was embarrassing, but getting waxed by OKSt. is apparently okay.

Oh I forgot. "It was a classic game". lol

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 08:52 PM
Nobody can tell me that Nebraska would win tonight if Bill Belichick replaced Callahan.

Frazod
09-15-2007, 08:52 PM
I love seeing Nebraska get beat. I hope USC puts up 60.

Yep. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :)

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 08:53 PM
Nebraska would be getting shutout tonight if Solich were the coach and SC would have more points.

But Bo Pellinni would NEVER let that happen!!!!11111111111

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 08:53 PM
Hey, Sam, did Solich ever get beat 70-7?

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 08:53 PM
Nobody can tell me that Nebraska would win tonight if Bill Belichick replaced Callahan.

Try dealing in reality.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 08:55 PM
So it's okay to lose to Okie St? I mean losing to ISU was embarrassing, but getting waxed by OKSt. is apparently okay.

Oh I forgot. "It was a classic game". lol

That just proves that Nebraska has to be perfect or you'll rip them. Just ignore that OSU has a dangerous offense, especially at home, and it was last year. Seriously, worry about your own team.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 08:56 PM
Try dealing in reality.

I have a point and you know it.

Coach
09-15-2007, 08:57 PM
I think what Nebraska is gonna have to deal with is getting rid of the Athletic Director first.

Pederson is a big complete douche.

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 08:57 PM
Try dealing in reality.
Honestly, you need to give Sam a break. He lives in Kansas City and his only source for NU information is thru the internet. He's fallen for the message board propaganda.

gblowfish
09-15-2007, 08:57 PM
Caption:
"That constitutional musta been a two-roll wipe..."

41 to 10 is much more than a two-roll wipe, btw....

Ouch!

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 08:59 PM
I think what Nebraska is gonna have to deal with is getting rid of the Athletic Director first.

Pederson is a big complete douche.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 08:59 PM
That just proves that Nebraska has to be perfect or you'll rip them. Just ignore that OSU has a dangerous offense, especially at home, and it was last year. Seriously, worry about your own team.

Listen up, Sam. You beat your chest like a silver back ape last season. This is Chiefsplanet, you don't like it. Run for cover. You have an excuse for everything. it's really a wonderful thing to watch.

By all means, keep wailing.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 09:00 PM
Honestly, you need to give Sam a break. He lives in Kansas City and his only source for NU information is thru the internet. He's fallen for the message board propaganda.

Okay. I deal with those same types on the KSU boards. It's fun to watch them twist in the wind.

But you're right.

Sam! I'll stop.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 09:05 PM
Listen up, Sam. You beat your chest like a silver back ape last season. This is Chiefsplanet, you don't like it. Run for cover. You have an excuse for everything. it's really a wonderful thing to watch.

By all means, keep wailing.

You sure run a lot of smack for someone who's team won't win anything this year. Worry about your own team. You're proving that half of being a KSU fan is hoping Nebraska loses.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 09:09 PM
You sure run a lot of smack for someone who's team won't win anything this year. Worry about your own team. You're proving that half of being a KSU fan is hoping Nebraska loses.

I wanted to see NU upset USC tonight. I said as much. But you're wrapped so tight you freak out over the slightest criticism.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 09:11 PM
I wanted to see NU upset USC tonight. I said as much. But you're wrapped so tight you freak out over the slightest criticism.

You wanted to see NU get blasted. You would've dreaded seeing NU upset SC. You hate Nebraska. Seeing NU get beat tonight is better than KSU winning today in your mind.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 09:13 PM
Post 5 in this thread.

KCinNY
09-15-2007, 09:17 PM
I don't recall ever seeing Nebraska get pasted like this in their own building.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 09:20 PM
Post 5 in this thread.

nobody believes that.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 09:21 PM
I don't recall ever seeing Nebraska get pasted like this in their own building.

38-9 by KSU in 03. The crowd left and their DC called 63 year old Bill Snyder a "Mother ****er" for running up the score.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 09:24 PM
38-9 by KSU in 03. The crowd left and their DC called 63 year old Bill Snyder a "Mother ****er" for running up the score.

Bo Pellini can kiss my ass.

Frazod
09-15-2007, 09:24 PM
Looks like Nebraska may be putting something on the board shortly.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 09:26 PM
Looks like Nebraska may be putting something on the board shortly.

My guess is it'll be a r0und number

Coach
09-15-2007, 09:26 PM
38-9 by KSU in 03. The crowd left and their DC called 63 year old Bill Snyder a "Mother ****er" for running up the score.

Bo Pelini. I remember it well. Ran right up to Snyder, and cussed and insulted Snyder after game in Lincoln.

KCinNY
09-15-2007, 09:34 PM
38-9 by KSU in 03. The crowd left and their DC called 63 year old Bill Snyder a "Mother ****er" for running up the score.

Wow. I guess nobody called Coach Osborne a MFer when he was running up the score on everybody in the Big 8/ Big 12.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 09:39 PM
Wow. I guess nobody called Coach Osborne a MFer when he was running up the score on everybody in the Big 8/ Big 12.

Pellini was an ass and I'm glad he's gone. You can't tell your players to stop playing, even though KSU had their starters still in and NU had their backups in. Pellini was wrong in that situation.

Spott
09-15-2007, 09:42 PM
38-9 by KSU in 03. The crowd left and their DC called 63 year old Bill Snyder a "Mother ****er" for running up the score.


That was the pot calling the kettle black. Running up the score sure is fun, but it's a bitch when it finally comes around.

Spott
09-15-2007, 09:43 PM
Wow. I guess nobody called Coach Osborne a MFer when he was running up the score on everybody in the Big 8/ Big 12.

I did. He just couldn't hear me through my TV.

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 09:45 PM
Pellini was an ass and I'm glad he's gone. You can't tell your players to stop playing, even though KSU had their starters still in and NU had their backups in. Pellini was wrong in that situation.

This is what I mean by you're mind being clouded by Hukerpedia. There were TWO starters in the game.

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 09:46 PM
Wow. I guess nobody called Coach Osborne a MFer when he was running up the score on everybody in the Big 8/ Big 12.
AMEN. Nebraska needs 30 years of getting their ass stomped.

Spott
09-15-2007, 09:48 PM
TD USC.

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 09:51 PM
I know all of you are having fun smacking Sam around, but if you want some real comedy you need to head over to bigredboard.com. Hoo boy.

Coach
09-15-2007, 09:54 PM
Sweet, old NCAA Football game!

There's number 15 (Frazier) and number 1 (Phillips)

Pitt Gorilla
09-15-2007, 09:57 PM
Wow, the stadium emptied pretty early tonight. I thought the fans always hung out to clap for the visiting team?

Mecca
09-15-2007, 09:58 PM
Look it's dirty sanchez.

KCinNY
09-15-2007, 10:00 PM
Wow, the stadium emptied pretty early tonight. I thought the fans always hung out to clap for the visiting team?

Yeah, Husker fans are the classiest college football fans in the country. Just ask them.

Coach
09-15-2007, 10:01 PM
Okay, this makes no sense. I don't understand the logic of keeping Keller out there, where you'd be better off trying to figure out your back-up QB's by now.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:01 PM
I know all of you are having fun smacking Sam around, but if you want some real comedy you need to head over to bigredboard.com. Hoo boy.

Our team has major issues against SC but we need to move on. The conference schedule is more important than this.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:04 PM
Okay, this makes no sense. I don't understand the logic of keeping Keller out there, where you'd be better off trying to figure out your back-up QB's by now.

They know the backups. Keller needs all the snaps he can get because this is only his third game in the system.

Coach
09-15-2007, 10:07 PM
They know the backups. Keller needs all the snaps he can get because this is only his third game in the system.

Understandable, but Keller is only here for a year, right?

Wouldn't you be better off figuring out for next year's QB as well? :shrug:

WilliamTheIrish
09-15-2007, 10:08 PM
They know the backups. Keller needs all the snaps he can get because this is only his third game in the system.

Which begs this question: If it takes 4 (or 5) seasons to put the complicated Cally system in place, how does a guy like Sam Keller pick it up in 3 months?

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:11 PM
Understandable, but Keller is only here for a year, right?

Wouldn't you be better off figuring out for next year's QB as well? :shrug:

Keller needs all the snaps he can get going into the conference. I don't want to see our junior backup who doesn't have much of a future. Our starting QB next year might be a redshirt freshmen. NU can't throw in the towel because the game is out of reach.

Coach
09-15-2007, 10:12 PM
Which begs this question: If it takes 4 (or 5) seasons to put the complicated Cally system in place, how does a guy like Sam Keller pick it up in 3 months?

Actually, Keller been around longer than 3 months. He sat out last year per Transfer rules. So Keller had more than 3 months to know the system.

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:17 PM
You're showing your ignorance. I'm sorry Solich isn't the coach anymore.
ROFL

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:18 PM
Nebraska would be getting shutout tonight if Solich were the coach and SC would have more points.
ROFL

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:19 PM
Keller needs all the snaps he can get going into the conference. I don't want to see our junior backup who doesn't have much of a future. Our starting QB next year might be a redshirt freshmen. NU can't throw in the towel because the game is out of reach.
Already setting up the excuses for next year, I see.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:23 PM
ROFL

Win a BCS bowl game and then you can run smack at me. I'm not going to rehash this again tonight. You saw your own team come from nowhere to win a conference championship. Nebraska's season is far from over.

alanm
09-15-2007, 10:25 PM
Just shut the f*ck up Sam. The Huskers got their asses kicked. End of story.

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:25 PM
Win a BCS bowl game and then you can run smack at me. I'm not going to rehash this again tonight. You saw your own team come from nowhere to win a conference championship. Nebraska's season is far from over.
We won the Fiesta Bowl in 97.

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:26 PM
Negatives: Sam Keller is out of the Heisman running
Positives: After tearing up the scout squad in practice this week, he will be back on the Davey O'Brien watch list!!

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:30 PM
Just shut the f*ck up Sam. The Huskers got their asses kicked. End of story.

I said SC was flat out better. Get the **** off the bandwagon and don't get back on when things get better.

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 10:31 PM
Where are all the five star recruits we've been promised the last three years?

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:32 PM
Negatives: Sam Keller is out of the Heisman running
Positives: After tearing up the scout squad in practice this week, he will be back on the Davey O'Brien watch list!!

You're obsessed. Do you even know the score of the Wildcats game today?

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:33 PM
Where are all the five star recruits we've been promised the last three years?

Marlon Lucky

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:36 PM
You're obsessed. Do you even know the score of the Wildcats game today?
I just got back from the game, dipshit. We played Booger Allen and the fighting Missouri State Bears. Seeing as i'm a "true fan" and not a tee shirt fan, I go to games.

alanm
09-15-2007, 10:38 PM
You're obsessed. Do you even know the score of the Wildcats game today?
Why do you even play with Saul. All he does is abuse you.
And by the way I've been following and going to Husker games since 1965 when my Dad finally broke down and bought season tickets. I know your great Husker history only extends back about a decade. :shake:

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:38 PM
Marlon Lucky
How many yards did he rack up tonight?

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:38 PM
Alanm and Bugeater need to come up with their choice for head coach if they think Callahan sucks so bad. I can't f'n wait for more rebuilding if we were to change coaches again.

I want an answer.

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:39 PM
Why do you even play with Saul. All he does is abuse you.
And by the way I've been following and going to Husker games since 1965 when my Dad finally broke down and bought season tickets. I know your great Husker history only extends back about a decade. :shake:
I love how his first reaction is to challenge other Husker fans fandom. Coming from a movie ticket stub taker from Lee's Summit, you oughta be infuriated, alanm.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:39 PM
I just got back from the game, dipshit. We played Booger Allen and the fighting Missouri State Bears. Seeing as i'm a "true fan" and not a tee shirt fan, I go to games.

I'll be at NU-A&M on October 20.

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:40 PM
Alanm and Bugeater need to come up with their choice for head coach if they think Callahan sucks so bad. I can't f'n wait for more rebuilding if we were to change coaches again.

I want an answer.
Well, Callahan was your what, 5th or 6th choice?

Just keep going down the list from there. Maybe Bob Devaney has an illegitimate child somewhere in Wyoming.

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 10:40 PM
Marlon Lucky
Alan was on here once a week telling us all about this huge influx of 5 stars. You didn't have enough dorm rooms to hold them all. Now you don't know where your next QB is coming from. Hahahahahahahaha

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:40 PM
Why do you even play with Saul. All he does is abuse you.
And by the way I've been following and going to Husker games since 1965 when my Dad finally broke down and bought season tickets. I know your great Husker history only extends back about a decade. :shake:

I'm not old enough to be a fan for very long.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:42 PM
Alan was on here once a week telling us all about this huge influx of 5 stars. You didn't have enough dorm rooms to hold them all. Now you don't know where your next QB is coming from. Hahahahahahahaha

Finding a QB won't be a problem. There are a couple options.

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 10:45 PM
Finding a QB won't be a problem. There are a couple options.
Leftovers. They aren't bad if you microwave them.

alanm
09-15-2007, 10:47 PM
I love how his first reaction is to challenge other Husker fans fandom. Coming from a movie ticket stub taker from Lee's Summit, you oughta be infuriated, alanm.
Hell, I'm not even that pissed. I figured Nebraska could get pummeled. I hoped that they could have stayed close with a chance to win in the 4th. I'm more pissed at Cosgrove than anything else. :cuss:

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Leftovers. They aren't bad if you microwave them.

You're ignorant. You shouldn't make comments about other teams when you have no idea what's going on.

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 10:48 PM
You're ignorant. You shouldn't make comments about other teams when you have no idea what's going on.
That's never stopped him before.

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 10:52 PM
Alanm and Bugeater need to come up with their choice for head coach if they think Callahan sucks so bad. I can't f'n wait for more rebuilding if we were to change coaches again.

I want an answer.
Here's your answer: NOBODY WANTS THAT JOB!!!!!!!!!! You're stuck with Callahan. What kind of a shit-hot coach would take a job at a school who just fired a 10 win coach? Not everybody is as dumb as your AD.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 10:55 PM
Here's your answer: NOBODY WANTS THAT JOB!!!!!!!!!! You're stuck with Callahan. What kind of a shit-hot coach would take a job at a school who just fired a 10 win coach? Not everybody is as dumb as your AD.

Yep, nobody would have interest in one of the top five most prestigious football programs in America.

Skip Towne
09-15-2007, 11:04 PM
Yep, nobody would have interest in one of the top five most prestigious football programs in America.
Then why did you end up with Callahan? Houston Nutt turned down your huge offer. Houston Nutt!!!! And the reason I have already told you. You fired a 10 win coach. So the next guy can expect to be there what? One season? You f*ckers are done.

Sam Hall
09-15-2007, 11:07 PM
Then why did you end up with Callahan? Houston Nutt turned down your huge offer. Houston Nutt!!!! And the reason I have already told you. You fired a 10 win coach. So the next guy can expect to be there what? One season? You f*ckers are done.

Houston Nutt was never offered the job. He never got on the plane to Lincoln. It doesn't matter anymore.

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 11:39 PM
Alanm and Bugeater need to come up with their choice for head coach if they think Callahan sucks so bad. I can't f'n wait for more rebuilding if we were to change coaches again.

I want an answer.
I have no idea who would be interested in this job right now, nor do I really care at this point. We need to clean house first. Perlman and Pedersen have to go before I'll give a shit about the program again.

Bugeater
09-15-2007, 11:40 PM
Houston Nutt was never offered the job. He never got on the plane to Lincoln. It doesn't matter anymore.
Bull. Shit. Why did Pedey send a plane down there if he wasn't offering him a job?

Saulbadguy
09-15-2007, 11:42 PM
Bull. Shit. Why did Pedey send a plane down there if he wasn't offering him a job?
Heh.

dr00d
09-16-2007, 12:04 AM
It's the question that all fuskers deny. It's sort-of like those blank spots on the tape.

Sam Hall
09-16-2007, 12:44 AM
I have no idea who would be interested in this job right now, nor do I really care at this point. We need to clean house first. Perlman and Pedersen have to go before I'll give a shit about the program again.

let's overreact and fire everyone :rolleyes:

Sam Hall
09-16-2007, 12:53 AM
While we're at it, let's have Notre Dame freak out and fire Charlie Weis. Who cares if he's coaching Willingham's players.

Saulbadguy
09-16-2007, 09:20 AM
Published Sunday | September 16, 2007
Lee Barfknecht: In Year 4, Callahan era is still up in air
BY LEE BARFKNECHT
WORLD-HERALD BUREAU



NU Football: Trojans overwhelm Huskers

USC 49, NU 31 - Sept. 15, 2007

RELATED GALLERY

NU Football: Trojans overwhelm Huskers
LINCOLN - Let's make one thing clear right away.

No one with a blood-alcohol level below the legal limit and wearing non-tinted glasses bet his own money on No. 14 Nebraska to upset No. 1 USC.

So the fact that it didn't happen Saturday night - USC 49, NU 31 - hardly rocks the world.

But now that we're three games into Husker coach Bill Callahan's fourth season, there's a new problem:

This former Super Bowl coach, who was in charge for the worst loss ever at Nebraska (70-10 at Texas Tech in 2004) and for ending the school's record 35-year bowl streak, now has one of the more gruesome home losses in history on his tab, too.

Never mind that Callahan, after 40 games, has nothing close to a signature win over any opponent ranked higher than 20th.

Bloody beatings like Saturday night make all this talk about progress - which the dictionary defines as "an advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state" - harder to swallow.

Three things from the USC blowout make me wonder if Nebraska football is directionally challenged:

Recruiting hype: I've got stars in my eyes from reading all this baloney about these super-duper, "multiple-star" recruits on a five-star scale that get major headlines for signing with Nebraska.

OK, if all these hotshots are on campus, where are they? Why hasn't the system been tailored to get them on the field sooner? Where is the speed? Where are the offensive game-breakers? Where are the defensive playmakers?

A "talent gap" was a big reason that "culture change" was implemented following the 2003 season. After Saturday night, you measure for me the size of the current gap that must be bridged before Nebraska gets voted back into the Top 10.

By the way, note the three-game passing totals for five-star Nebraska quarterback commitment Blaine Gabbert of St. Louis, ranked by rivals.com as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 14 player overall - 29 of 67 (43.3 percent), 390 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

I don't cite Gabbert's numbers to in any way poke at him. My impression after covering one of his games and interviewing him is that he is 1) a great kid, 2) a good talent and 3) utterly sick of the attention from recruiting hypemeisters.

Tackling: USC posted runs of 50, 40, 14, 11, 16, 32, 20, 25, 15, 10 and 20 yards. Defenses, even in the downtrodden Big 12 North, can't get gouged like that and come close to contending for a conference title.

Week-to-week continuity. Callahan says his systems are designed to be balanced and difficult to prepare for. That's nice. But in big games, the Huskers seem to confuse themselves as often as their opponents.

At a school with the tradition and advantages Nebraska has, you carve out a strength, recruit to it, play to it and beat people over the head with it week after week after week. That hasn't happened yet.

You can't totally question Callahan's coaching acumen.

On last Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference, he sounded like a man who knew he had a rump-kicking coming. He has never been more right.

So in Year Four of the Callahan Experiment (it's not the Callahan Era yet, despite his two-year contract extension), where should the bar be set?

The answer lies in the words of NU Athletic Director Steve Pederson.

When he and the others who provide adult supervision of Husker athletics decided that this storied football program was pooped out, this is the goal sheet that Pederson gave us in December 2003, a month before Callahan was hired:

"No one should apply for this job who doesn't plan to win national championships."

"Nebraskans want, and expect to be, the very best."

"I believe we should be playing for or gaining on the (national) championship on a consistent basis. I don't feel currently we are playing for or gaining on championships."

Wonder what the feeling was in the skyboxes late Saturday night as a half-empty stadium glumly watched the clock run out?

As I sit here typing and saying goodbye to the national news media contingent that won't be back for a long time, I can't help but think back to a scene from the Nebraska spring game in April.

After a couple of early touchdowns, Husker players put on end-zone celebrations. One player pretended he was snapping pictures of teammates. Another led a rendition of the macarena, complete with his own dance troupe.

Callahan heartily endorsed the actions afterward, saying he wanted his players to get ready for when they moved up to "the League," meaning the NFL.

Maybe that practice time can be better used in the future to make sure Callahan and his team aren't out of their league.

Saulbadguy
09-16-2007, 09:25 AM
Published Sunday | September 16, 2007
Lee Barfknecht: In Year 4, Callahan era is still up in air
BY LEE BARFKNECHT
WORLD-HERALD BUREAU



NU Football: Trojans overwhelm Huskers

USC 49, NU 31 - Sept. 15, 2007

RELATED GALLERY

NU Football: Trojans overwhelm Huskers
LINCOLN - Let's make one thing clear right away.

No one with a blood-alcohol level below the legal limit and wearing non-tinted glasses bet his own money on No. 14 Nebraska to upset No. 1 USC.

So the fact that it didn't happen Saturday night - USC 49, NU 31 - hardly rocks the world.

But now that we're three games into Husker coach Bill Callahan's fourth season, there's a new problem:

This former Super Bowl coach, who was in charge for the worst loss ever at Nebraska (70-10 at Texas Tech in 2004) and for ending the school's record 35-year bowl streak, now has one of the more gruesome home losses in history on his tab, too.

Never mind that Callahan, after 40 games, has nothing close to a signature win over any opponent ranked higher than 20th.

Bloody beatings like Saturday night make all this talk about progress - which the dictionary defines as "an advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state" - harder to swallow.

Three things from the USC blowout make me wonder if Nebraska football is directionally challenged:

Recruiting hype: I've got stars in my eyes from reading all this baloney about these super-duper, "multiple-star" recruits on a five-star scale that get major headlines for signing with Nebraska.

OK, if all these hotshots are on campus, where are they? Why hasn't the system been tailored to get them on the field sooner? Where is the speed? Where are the offensive game-breakers? Where are the defensive playmakers?

A "talent gap" was a big reason that "culture change" was implemented following the 2003 season. After Saturday night, you measure for me the size of the current gap that must be bridged before Nebraska gets voted back into the Top 10.

By the way, note the three-game passing totals for five-star Nebraska quarterback commitment Blaine Gabbert of St. Louis, ranked by rivals.com as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 14 player overall - 29 of 67 (43.3 percent), 390 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

I don't cite Gabbert's numbers to in any way poke at him. My impression after covering one of his games and interviewing him is that he is 1) a great kid, 2) a good talent and 3) utterly sick of the attention from recruiting hypemeisters.

Tackling: USC posted runs of 50, 40, 14, 11, 16, 32, 20, 25, 15, 10 and 20 yards. Defenses, even in the downtrodden Big 12 North, can't get gouged like that and come close to contending for a conference title.

Week-to-week continuity. Callahan says his systems are designed to be balanced and difficult to prepare for. That's nice. But in big games, the Huskers seem to confuse themselves as often as their opponents.

At a school with the tradition and advantages Nebraska has, you carve out a strength, recruit to it, play to it and beat people over the head with it week after week after week. That hasn't happened yet.

You can't totally question Callahan's coaching acumen.

On last Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference, he sounded like a man who knew he had a rump-kicking coming. He has never been more right.

So in Year Four of the Callahan Experiment (it's not the Callahan Era yet, despite his two-year contract extension), where should the bar be set?

The answer lies in the words of NU Athletic Director Steve Pederson.

When he and the others who provide adult supervision of Husker athletics decided that this storied football program was pooped out, this is the goal sheet that Pederson gave us in December 2003, a month before Callahan was hired:

"No one should apply for this job who doesn't plan to win national championships."

"Nebraskans want, and expect to be, the very best."

"I believe we should be playing for or gaining on the (national) championship on a consistent basis. I don't feel currently we are playing for or gaining on championships."

Wonder what the feeling was in the skyboxes late Saturday night as a half-empty stadium glumly watched the clock run out?

As I sit here typing and saying goodbye to the national news media contingent that won't be back for a long time, I can't help but think back to a scene from the Nebraska spring game in April.

After a couple of early touchdowns, Husker players put on end-zone celebrations. One player pretended he was snapping pictures of teammates. Another led a rendition of the macarena, complete with his own dance troupe.

Callahan heartily endorsed the actions afterward, saying he wanted his players to get ready for when they moved up to "the League," meaning the NFL.

Maybe that practice time can be better used in the future to make sure Callahan and his team aren't out of their league.

Bugeater
09-16-2007, 09:51 AM
While we're at it, let's have Notre Dame freak out and fire Charlie Weis. Who cares if he's coaching Willingham's players.
Callahan HAS his own players now, and we're NOT ONE BIT BETTER. That excuse no longer works.

htismaqe
09-16-2007, 11:47 AM
I wonder how many Iowa fans want to fire Kirk Ferentz today? :shake:

WilliamTheIrish
09-16-2007, 12:27 PM
That article was frapping scathing....

Sam Hall
09-16-2007, 07:32 PM
Callahan HAS his own players now, and we're NOT ONE BIT BETTER. That excuse no longer works.

You'd have to be blind not to see that we are better.

He's had his own players for three games. Either you accept that SC was flat out better or you freak out and want everyone fired after every loss like you do.

Sam Hall
09-16-2007, 07:35 PM
Callahan HAS his own players now, and we're NOT ONE BIT BETTER. That excuse no longer works.

That sounds suspiciously like something Adolf Hitler would say.

WilliamTheIrish
09-16-2007, 07:36 PM
That sounds suspiciously like something Adolf Hitler would say.

I had to quote this.


Beautiful Sam. Hey Bugs, when do you start burning books and killing Jews?

Saulbadguy
09-16-2007, 07:36 PM
That sounds suspiciously like something Adolf Hitler would say.
Oh, that's grand.

Bugeater
09-16-2007, 07:57 PM
You'd have to be blind not to see that we are better.

He's had his own players for three games. Either you accept that SC was flat out better or you freak out and want everyone fired after every loss like you do.
So far, we haven't shown that we're one bit better this year. I haven't said anything about immediately firing everybody, you're putting words in my mouth there. I will say, if this season finishes out like last year, someone needs to be held accountable.

WilliamTheIrish
09-16-2007, 07:59 PM
Hey Adolph. How goes it? My name is Judas Iscariot. Nice to meet ya.

Bugeater
09-16-2007, 07:59 PM
I had to quote this.


Beautiful Sam. Hey Bugs, when do you start burning books and killing Jews?
He's obviously never heard of Godwin's Law. :)