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The new football coach of Nebraska is…

November 29, 2007 at 6:12am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

The shocking turn of events inside…

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Down to two?

November 29, 2007 at 1:29am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

ESPN.com is reporting that the search is down to two.

Pelini and Gill

Two other coaches have been reportedly contacted for interviews.

Brian Kelly from Cincinnati.
Jim Grobe from Wake Forest.

What we know so far

November 27, 2007 at 2:37pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

This is what we know about the coaching search…I think

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Calla-canned!

November 26, 2007 at 6:45am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Billy C. is no longer the head coach at the University of Nebraska.

Couple impressions of the news conference:
1) Surprised that there were benchmarks put in place.  (8-4, 7-5 you probably stay,  6-6, 5-7 no chance in hell you stay)  That being said, the coaching staff asked for them.  I doubt that Tom would have put them upon them had they not asked for them.
2) Did tom really think he couldn’t survive a losing season?  I know hindsight is 20/20 but…come on tom…cut us a little slack.
3) I really wish Tom would have addressed the poor way fans have treated the coaches while they were here.  It really needs to be addressed
4) It seems Bill knew he wasn’t going to be around after the KU game and then he just ran up the score for the home fans against KSU.
5) Tom has kept his word through out the process.  I doubt we can really paint him in any evil role at this point.

Ok, first I want your thoughts on the whole Bill C. out.

Now, the process of finding a new coach is already underway.  As of Sunday afternoon, Pelini has been interviewed.  Tom was given permission to interview Gill and that will probably be conducted in the next day or so.  Tom said during his press conf. that he’s using a 3rd party to get in touch with possible candidates.  (the norm now a days)  He also said he wants to interview 4 or 5 candidates total and wrap things up quickly.  I imagine Brian Kelly out of Cincinnati will be at least be courted for an interview.  As for the 4th and possible 5th people to be interviewed…up in the air.

What do you all think?

Oh the possibilities…

November 20, 2007 at 5:09am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Lets run down what we know:

1) Steve Pederson fired.
2) Tom Osborne hired.
3) Osborne’s comment on ‘new coaching staff’ adds to speculation
4) Osborne clarifies comment on staff
5) Callahan won’t say if he’s been asked to resign
6) A day later, Callahan: ‘Resignation is not in our vocabulary’
7) Players refute report that Callahan was asked to resign
8) Osborne: Coaching decision to come at end of regular season
9) During the bye week, husker coaches hit 70 Nebraska High Schools.  A week usually reserved to recruit nationally.

Now we move on to speculation…

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Are you serious Husker Nation?

November 16, 2007 at 2:09am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Unreal

Caller threatens to kill Cosgrove

“Go back to where you (expletive) came from you (expletive), before I (expletive) kill ya,”

It really makes me want to throw up.

TO better take down those “greatest fans in college football” signs during the offseason because we are the furthest thing from it.

Saturday or Monday?

November 14, 2007 at 12:03am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Randy York, NU associate athletic director for communications said Tuesday that Tom Osborne will evaluate the staff at the end of the regular season.  It was a clarification of a statement he made when he was brought on.  At the initial press conference Tom said that the staff would be evaluated at the end of the season.  But with Nebraska hanging 70 on KSU and sitting at 5-6 they are one win away from becoming bowl eligible, the end of the “season” could be after the potential bowl game or after the Colorado game.  But with this clarification statement its clear that Bill’s days in Lincoln are quickly coming to an end.  The question is not if Tom is going to let Bill go, but what day?  Will it be the Saturday after the Colorado game or will he let the turkey settle the whole weekend and cut the thread on Monday?

Things just aren’t as Rosie now

November 6, 2007 at 2:41pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

With Rose out for the foreseeable future, Sharpe I’m guessing will fill in for the rest of the year.

Now’s the time to talk replacements.  Well, it might not be the time.  But this is cyberspace and blogging and dag nabbit, topics get old fast.  And its a duty of ours for rampant speculation and wild accusations.

Ok, so who’s it gonna be?  Sharpe?  Kugler?

Rose on Radio with Reason

November 6, 2007 at 6:28am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Rose will announce why he was missing during the Kansas game and his future in the radio booth during his morning show on KFAB Tuesday.  Being in western Nebraska, I won’t be able to listen.  5:30-9am.  Its pretty early but someone can do it.  Can someone please listen and report?

Tuesday Morning update:

Rose will be stepping down.  According to the kfab.com website he has lost touch with the important things in life.

Sounds like to me, personal issues at home.

NFL Ramblings

November 5, 2007 at 3:02am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Couple of thoughts on this week in the NFL:

-They dubbed it Super Bowl 41.5.  Colts (7-0) vs. Patriots (8-0).  The latest into the season two unbeaten teams have played.  Rematch of the 2006 AFC Championship game (won by the colts)  Patriots who have killed everybody this year.  Colts who seem to be the team getting no respect even though they won the title last year.  Patriots win the game 24-20.  They were down by 10 with 8 mins. left and pretty boy Tom Brady leads them back.  They won’t go undefeated.  We get this every year.  The Pats do look like the team to beat this year.

-Brett Favre.  I was once asked which athlete you absolutely hate, but have to respect.  For me, Brett Favre wins by a mile.  As a vikings fan, I’ve seen this guy make way to many plays against Minnesota.  Now you ask why I’m including him.  He and the Packers beat KC today 33-22.  Marking the first time Favre has beaten KC and now he has beaten every NFL team.  For some reason that shocked me.  I would have thought Brett would have done that already but I guess not.

-Antonio Cromartie.  Who?  Antonio Cromartie.  He had the longest play in NFL history today as he took a missed FG 109 yards for a touchdown at the end of the first half.  Ryan Longwell (who wasn’t long enough) just missed the FG and Cromartie caught it with his toe just inside the endzone and took it all the way.  It beats 3 different plays in the 3 years that have went 108 yards.  But…Cromartie was out done by…

-Adrian Peterson.  I’m gonna try not to gush about this guy because I’m a Vikes fan.  But this guy is unbelievable.  Peterson set the single game rushing record today with 296 yards on 30 carries.  He bested Jamal Lewis’ 2003 performance by 1 yard.  On the season he has 1036 yards.  Oh yeah, this was his 8th game ever in the NFL.  He is 772 yards away from Eric Dickerson’s rookie rushing record and is on pace to go over 2000 yards and would be within shouting distance of Dickerson’s all time season rushing record of 2,105.  He’s the first rookie to run for 2 200+ yard games in a season.  His first came against the Bears earlier this year.  To be honest, I thought his performance against the Bears was the better of the two performances but a record breaker is a record breaker.  Boy did I hate watching him run against the huskers but do I love him in the purple and gold.

Lawrence Laugher

November 3, 2007 at 8:32pm By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

The massacre is finally over.  Final tally 76-39.

Most points given up in Nebraska football history.
48 first half points, most given up in Nebraska football history.
Kansas scored a TD on 10 straight drives.

I turned it off after 28-14 cause I knew it was over.

Another interesting side note: Jim Rose did not call the game due to personal reasons.  Greg Sharpe, who does Nebraska’s TV basketball play by play, filled in.  Sharpe also called Nebraska’s spring game on TV that was broadcast on the NFL network.  Rose did not feel well last week during the Texas broadcast as his voice was struggling all game.  I have a hard time believing that this week is because of a sore voice.  If it was sickness, then David Witty, vice president and general manager of the Husker Sports Network, probably would have told the LJS that it was the case.  This is either 1) family matter or 2) work problem with a client or another co-worker.  I didn’t listen to the pregame but apparently the broadcast was pretty mum on the subject.

It will be interesting to see if Jim-bo is back next week.

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