From everyone’s favorite All-American, LSUFreek.
Apparently Rick Neuheisel’s pact with Satan is still in effect as gutty little Bruins edged out Tennessee in overtime.
I work with a Volunteer fan; he didn’t even know who Tennessee was opening up against. I, being a fan of all-things bad that can happen to Rick Neuheisel, cheerfully pointed out that Tennessee would be playing UCLA at Westwood. UCLA, of course, has had their off-season woes and I assured my co-worker that Tennesse should be able to walkout of LA with a win.
Yah, that pretty much shows what I know.
If this is what Norm Chow and Ricky Neuheisel can do with a thrid-string quarterback, USC had better watch-out when UCLA actually gets their first-stringers healthy.
Bo Pelini and his Cornhuskers win their first game of the 2008 season.
Consider us entertained!
Some posters over at the Huskerboard are thinking that Nebraska should be ranked. If you are also thinking that, please put down the koolaid and walk it off for a bit. Seriously.
Nebraska beat a MAC team. No disrespect to the MAC (some of my favorite coach are in the MAC), but it’s still the MAC and most Big XII teams are expected to beat teams from this confernece. Unless you’re Baylor.
Sorry, Baylor: we’ve just come to expect (heck, we anticipate!) that you’re gonna lose. In fact when people tell me that Baylor wins, it’s like I’m being setup for a punchline or something.
Not to go to far off of the tangent here, but could someone PLEASE explain to me why Baylor is in the Big XII? Why not TCU? Or Rice? Heck, why not SMU? They were crippled after the death penalty and you’d have to be watch them like a hawk to keep them on the straight and narrow, but at least the Mustangs have had a tradition for winning with National Championships to back up the claim.
Baylor? You’re just taking up room that could have gone to another team. ANY other team.
God, it sucks to be you.
And don’t EVEN get me started about Texas A&M.
Foxsports.com has this report from Southern California…
It’s not as serious as, say, starting quarterback Mark Sanchez’s dislocated kneecap, but the USC Trojans are suffering a new rash of injuries.
Emphasis on rash.
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, as much as 25% of the team has been affected by a run of tinea cruris, known more colloquially as “jock itch.”
That’s right: jock itch. Not veneral disease, USC haters, so just stop saying that right now.
And let’s make no mistake: crotch fires are never funny. Never. Never ever. When your man-timber is alight like the Burning Man after a week of partying at Black Rock, that’s nothing to joke about.
You’ll forgive tailback Joe McKnight and wide receiver Travon Patterson if they aren’t laughing. Both were unable to practice Wednesday because of the severity of the irritation.
“It burns,” Patterson said.
Which is kind of a misquote. Patterson actually said…
Just so as we’re clear. Sorry, guys: it sucks to be you right now.
So Omaha World-Herald’s Tom Shatel stops by Jeff Jamrog’s office at UNL…
“I want to show you something,” Jamrog said. “What do you think?”
He showed me a list of college football schools. Most of them were Bowl Championship Series members, some were from the Mountain West or Mid-American conferences. Some were highlighted. Some were crossed out.
Jamrog has been fishing for future NU nonconference opponents. This was his pool. I was somewhat stunned when he asked me to grab a fishing rod.
“Who would you like to see us play?” he asked.
Breakout the wish list, kiddies! What’s one of the first teams that Shatel suggests?
The obvious one is Miami. Yes, the power formerly known as the Hurricanes. The green and orange, in downtown Lincoln. Finally, after all these years.
“We’re working on it,” Jamrog said. “It’s a possibility.”
So. Freaking. A W E S O M E.
Right now, Miami is rebuilding. Odds are good that if a deal is hammered-out, by the time they get to Lincoln they’ll be national contenders again. And hopefully, if Coach Pelini’s plans come together, so will Nebraska.
Zac Taylor was one heck of a quarterback and I’m sure he’s one heck of a nice guy. That being said, his MySpace page is… well, it’s a mess.
Seriously, Zac: “Pimp-My-Profie” isn’t exactly a brokerage of good-taste.
But then again, neither is MySpace.*
*And yes, I’m quite aware of the hypocrisy of wordpress user slamming another page about “style.” But it is the internet and hypocrisy is one of the things that fuel the web. That and porn.
If Husker faithful were afraid that Coach Ron Brown’s absence from the came might have dulled his competive spirit, the Life in the Red blog tells you to think again…
As Nebraska pushes through week two of preseason camp, the many visitors attending Husker practices seem to always be taken by tight ends coach Ron Brown’s aggressive and intense on-field approach to his job.
“We don’t run out of bounds at Nebraska!” he shouted toward one of his players the other day.
Awesome. Completely frickin’ awesome!
Quoteth the Brown…
“I’ve done this enough to where I know that every day is a big day,” Brown said after Monday’s practice. “I don’t skip too far ahead. I skip to the next day. But that’s as far ahead as I get. I’ve got young tight ends*, and so it’s a process that’s developmental.
“Not only one day, but one play at a time.”
You have to remember that Ron Brown isn’t here just because of Osborne is back. Bo Pelini said straight-up he’d hire Coach Brown if he became head coach. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, Bo Pelini means what he says and says what he means.
Everyone says how the defense is gonna be all fired-up this season, but don’t discount Nebraska’s offense: sounds like their gonna be laying the smack down, too.
And in case you’re wondering, he still has his ministry.