Sunday, October 14, 2012
--One reason: No speed. The Big Ten made NU irrelevant, as the brain trust in Lincoln got suckered into thinking it needed to bulk up and slow down. In two games combined versus the Buckeyes, while Braxton Miller was healthy, Bo Pinelli's squad was outscored 90-44.
--Another reason: fat players, also with no speed. We wondered how not more than a couple current Huskers show one ounce of muscle tone. We found some answers at Porky Meredith's twitter page, @camyoufeelit , where nearly every posted picture was of -- you guessed it -- food. Of course, it wasn't protein shakes, fruits, vegetables and the like....it was pizzas, pastas, carbs, fats -- the fuel of portly toads everywhere.
--Mack Brown continued his stranglehold on the title of the NCAA's most overpaid coach after taking his annual bottle blasting at the hands of Oklahoma. 63-21 this time around. 36-2 at halftime. Bo Pinelli still has some work to do if he's going to catch the Texas head coach.
--Kansas State: just win, baby. The Mildcats continue to do everything it takes to win...and everything loser teams like Nebraska can't and won't. KSU could be the worst top-five team ever, but one must admire the efficiency and focus they demonstrate each week.
--Did we say worst top five team ever? Maybe second worst, once the Notre Dame Fighting Irish leap into that group after their 'amazing' goal-line stand and victory over Stanford. Cardinal fans can cry all they want about the replay that wasn't, but their coach's last-minute playcalling was the reason for the loss. Frank Solich and Bob Stoops loved the calls, but the rest of the country watched in horror as the final series unfolded. We have just one final wish: ND vs. Alabama in the BCS title game with Tommy Rees starting at quarterback.
Crown his ass, Private Pinelli.