Friday, January 28, 2011

Huskers can make up for one point loss to Texas Tech by beating No. 13 Texas A&M

Nebraska takes on Texas A&M in Lincoln on Saturday.  I was a little disappointed in the ending of the Tech game and losing by one, but being on the road in the Big 12 its tough to win against any team.  Hopefully Doc has the boys ready to play against A&M.  If they win they get one step closer to an elusive post season bid.  If they lose another conference game it will appear Nebraska's chance for a breakout season will broken.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nebraska beats Colorado 79-67

It was an impressive win for the men's basketball team last night as they beat Colorado 79-67 in Lincoln.  Nebraska was actually able to score points late in the game and hold on for a victory.  It seems like this year might be a good one for Doc and his squad.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Nebraska loses to Kansas but looks good in the loss?

Nebraska basketball lost to Kansas Saturday 63-60.  If a loss is ever a good loss, this was one.  Nebraska had the upset in hand when they were up by 10 points with about 13 minutes to play, but crumpled in the end.  

Monday, January 10, 2011

Scott Frost was and still is my hero

Here is a great article on former Huskers and current coach at Oregon Scott Frost.  Awesome player, coach, and guy.

Nebraska picks up conference win over Iowa State

Nebraska basketball picked up a conference win over Iowa State 63-62.  Lance Jeter made a free throw with less than a second left to cap the win.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Watt and Clay to Enter Draft

CHARLIE NEIBERGALL — Associated Press
Within the span of two days Wisconsin has had two players declare early for the NFL draft.  Junior DE J.J. Watt and Junior RB John Clay both announced their intentions leave school early and enter the NFL draft.  Watt is being seen as a late first round/early second round pick.  I haven't seen any projections on Clay as of yet, but it seems to be the opinion of NFL scouts that he will have to slim down to be successful in the NFL.  I don't expect we'll see any more early declarations from Wisconsin this winter, I hope.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2010 Wisconsin Year in Review

The 2010 Wisconsin Badgers finished 11-2, they were Co-Big Ten Champs.  They defeated the then #1 Ohio State Buckeyes at home and followed it up with a win at Iowa.  Their offense put up 70 or more three times on their way to averaging 41.4 points per game, 7th in the country and 1st in the Big Ten.  Two Badgers, Gabe Carimi and John Moffitt, were first team AP All Americans.  Carimi also won the Outland Trophy while DE J.J. Watt was the recipient of the Lott Impact Trophy.  New Year's day was tough to swallow, but all in all 2010 was a very successful year for Badgers.  Here's a look (in my opinion) of just how good each unit was.

Quarterback: A-  Scott Tolzien is a coaches dream.  The Johnny Unitas award winner completed 73% of his passes and threw just six interceptions.  He also threw for 2549 yards and 16 TDs while executing Peyton Manning like play-action fakes.

Horned Frogs Defense Dominates Rose Bowl

The pain and suffering has finally subsided and I'm confident I'm ready to write about past Saturday's Rose Bowl. TCU did everything to prove they belong on the playing field with the Big Boys from the BCS conferences. Tank Carder had just about the best game a linebacker could have, his speed in pursuit proved to be too much for Wisconsin's running backs and totally negated UW's size advantage along the front line. Andy Dalton used his wide receivers Jeremy Kerley and Jimmy Young out of the spread forcing Wisconsin's defensive backs to play in space.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

WTF? Washington (plays) Tough Football and best Nebraska in revenge game

If you want a game recap for Thursday night's Holiday Bowl click here or here.

Washington wasn't a different team then the one that NU beat 56-21 in the third game of the season.  They didn't completely transform themselves into something new and better as the season progressed.  They barely qualified for a bowl game, winning their last three games to get to 6-6.  What they did do was played the game the way it's supposed to be played and smacked Nebraska right in the mouth.  Nebraska really couldn't take it, and in my opinion, for the first time in three years, I think they may have even given up (everyone gave up at some point in 2007) .

Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian is a good coach.  He got what good coaches get out of each of their players, effort with heart.  His guys were out there playing for each other, playing for their coaches, playing with one objective in mind, winning this game.  He instilled in his players that they weren't going to get pushed around again by a Nebraska team that did just that three months earlier.  Of course, I wasn't there for the pre-game speech, but I saw the results of what he said and I'm sure it contained a few choice words about popping the Red right in freaking mouth and not letting up until they gave up or didn't get up.