Last week at Minnesota, Nebraska used a 60/40 run/pass ratio to spark a big road victory that had everybody all smiles. Afterwards, Mike Riley said ""But I think that was a picture of what we need balance-wise."
Lesson learned, right?
Wrong. Ignore what the head coach said, because actions speak louder than words. In the first quarter, Nebraska ran the ball nine times and threw the ball 14 times. 60/40 thus became 38/62. And that was at the start of the game: it was precisely how Mike Riley and Danny Langsdorf planned to start the game. It's how they prepared this team.
Want more evidence? Nine times, Nebraska faced a third down needing four or fewer yards. They ran the ball three times - and gained three first downs. Oh, and scored a touchdown too. But passing in those situations? One for six, with that interception.
-- I have a hard time blaming the Big 12 for not having a championship game. It’s not their fault four teams high-tailed it out of the league -- you don’t add members solely for the purpose of a football championship game.
Yes, it is their fault 4 teams high-tailed it out of the league, Dirk.
It absolutely, without a question, IS their fault.
I'd ask if you're really this dumb, but I already know the answer.
The only way I was "on board" with the firing goes like this:
Ginger: Bo, fire both coordinators, hire real ones, and you can keep you job, and btw, probably win a game worth winning.
Bo: Fuck you, I'm the Head Football Coach.
Ginger: Not anymore, you're not.
Other than that, I wasn't "on board" with firing Bo.
2-7 in the conference this year for Mr. Riley. Seems like a nice dude. I'd love to give him a chance. Just don't see it. He's lost everywhere he's gone. 14-30 something in the NFL, losing in the PAC 12, blah, blah, blah.
Maybe he's the proverbial "right fit". I guess we'll see, I just don't believe they didn't consult us on the hire.
This comes from some sense of entitlement fostered by a great coach who was given 20+ years to develop his craft. The only thing limited memory fans can remember are those last five years that they now feel is their birthright, without the process.
Early POTY candidate.
And agree with 5th, we we in that CU game until late in the 3rd quarter. Without that TO (reminiscent of the GA fumble by Ameer) we come back and win that game. But we lost, knee jerked Frank out of town, and ending up in the quagmire that we're just now getting out of.
Yeah, let's keep bitching about the "4 losses" "most yards" "most points" "waaaaaaaah bullshit", and not enjoy what we have. Which is the greatest tradition in college football based on "More Than Winning".