Pelini to the press: "What am I supposed to tell, you clowns? THIS IS ONLY DAY FOUR!"
Slow day for Husker news? Why, yes… yes, it is.
From the Lincoln Journal Star’s A Life in the Red blog…
With Day 4 of fall camp in the books, Husker head coach Bo Pelini seemed pleased at the pace of his team’s progress with the opener just more than three weeks away.
“I like the attitude and the work,” Pelini said after his team worked out Thursday on the grass in half pads.
“Obviously, you get a couple days in, you hope that guys aren’t feeling sorry for themselves. I’m sure they are a little bit, but they don’t show it out on the field. They’re running, they’re hustling. I like where they are right now.”
Nothing earthshaking, really. Boilerplate stuff when you get down to it. But from all the reports we are hearing from Lincoln, it sounds like things are gelling quite nicely. All I’m hoping for is a defense what is able to, y’know, TACKLE people.
That would be SUPER!
In news isn’t Husker related per se, but still Big XII…
Despite an unimpressive record through two seasons, Kansas State coach Ron Prince signed a new, five-year contract on Thursday afternoon.
The Kansas City Star reports that the contract is good through the 2012 season. The salary figures were not immediately made public.
Well, now, that is good news… if you’re not a K-State fan.
Sure, Texas fans will talk-up the mad coaching skills of Prince but that still doesn’t explain how the Huskers absolutely pimp-slapped the Wildcats last year.
And no, I’m still not bitter about how Prince snatched Freeman from Nebraska back in ’05.
The thing is, I just don’t see why K-State’s Powers-that-be think Prince is all that and a bag of chips. I guess it’s gonna take more season of mediocity for K-State fans to wake-up and smell the suck.
Prediction: when the Ron Prince era comes to its ignominious (look that word up, K-State fans!) end and IF Nebraska really turns it around in the next few years, Kansas State will come sniffing around for Coach Mike Ekeler to take over their program.
What Pelini was to Pete Carrol is what Ekeler is to Pelini. Trust me on this, kids: Ekeler is gonna be the next big assistant that everyone is going to be whispering about when a head coaching job comes down the pike. Besides, Ekeler is K-State alumni and a former team captain.
But that’s all cart before the horse stuff. Time will tell.
Back to Prince. The article mentioned that he’s one of the lowest paid HC’s in the Big XII. But they didn’t point-out Coach Prince’s unlimited access to power towels.
It sucks to be you K-State. I’m just sayin’.