Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Is Nebraska Overrated?

It seems the closer we get to the start of college football season the more this question comes up. Why? In my opinion there are two reasons, the loss of Ndamukong Suh and Bo Pelini’s reluctance to name a starting quarterback. Many would also argue that the overall weakness of the Big 12 North only adds to this perception. I discount this mainly because Nebraska, as well as TCU and Boise St, have no control over how good or bad the teams in their conference are or aren’t.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Conflicted

I was born in Wisconsin. My whole family is from Wisconsin. I was raised by my father to be a diehard Wisconsin sports fan, and I am. Badgers, Packers, Brewers, and Bucks, I love them all. So when my buddy and I decided we wanted to start a sports blog the decision as to which team we would cover was an easy one….. Nebraska! You read that right; I will devote my free time to writing about and chronicling The Nebraska Cornhuskers this season.

Zac Lee will be starting quarterback for Nebraska's opener

While Coach Pelini keeps his depth chart to himself, here are three reasons we should expect to see Zac Lee behind center for the opening Husker game this weekend.

1. Zac has real game experience. Last season Zac started 12 games and played in all but the Baylor game. Zac has compiled 2,148 career passing yards, and a 58.6 pass completion percentage. The speed of live play is too fast to throw one of the other guys in there to start a season.

2. It's Zac job to lose. You can't dump a guy on the depth chart for being hurt. Zac did miss all of spring practice but has been throwing most of the summer and all of fall camp. He's back and in command of the offense, leading by example.