The Weekly Buzz
There has been a lot going on in just a short amount of time since the game last Saturday. Ndamukong Suh had the national stage and put on the type of performance that football fans should remember for years. With the spotlight, he solidified the reasoning that he'll need a Mack Truck to pick up all his hardware, and received an invitation to New York for the big one. I guess all that awesome defense and conservative offensive play-calling scared off a couple of the skill players this week, but the big boys in the trenches are still on board. You know who's not on board with the offense? Pretty much everyone else, as suggestions to fire Shawn Watson are reaching a high point.
Big 12 Champions! Or not. » For mere moments on Saturday night, Husker fans across the country rejoiced. And the Longhorns bought a steak dinner for their kicker (others would have you believe that officials were the ones purchased). It seems like the game was slanted to favor the BCS pecking order, but more than likely, it was just a couple of bad breaks for the boys in Red. Once the game was over, it was time to sort through the mess. The bill of goods that Mack Brown tried to sell about Colt McCoy, nobody was buying. But the big news was the eruptions of the Pelini brothers in a fervor over the controversial ending. Nobody will know exactly what was said, but one can only surmise the anger these guys had building up.
Suh knew college football » It is very sad to think about the fact that the most dynamic defensive player I've seen has only one more college game left. His full accomplishments are well documented on the official Suh93.com website, but this week was something else as he was awarded the Bronko Nagurski and Rotary Lombardi. He also catapulted himself to a spot in New York City with his domination of ex-likely Heisman winner Colt McCoy.
Fire Shawn Watson! Fire Barney Cotton! Fire Somebody! Fire Anybody, Please! » Many have viewed the evidence. Losing offensive commits. Worst offensive output since 1968. Shawn Watson's Offenses continually ranking in the bottom half of the league. Even worse without Sun Belt Wins. But DO they need to go? Most people think he'll be back next year.
Turner Gill to become coaching opponent? » Ex-Husker player and coach Turner Gill has reportedly been interviewed for the Kansas opening. He has expressed intrest in the job and basically told his players that he would likely take the position if offered.
'Tis the season » Not to be jolly, but to get a lot of stuff. In the spirit of Christmas, here are some fun tidbits. Even though the economy may be down, Bo Pelini still gets a "Christmas" bonus by making the Big 12 Championship game and getting a Holiday Bowl invitation. But he's not the only to get cool stuff. The Husker players, like every other player in bowl games, will be getting some nice schwag, including a Flo TV, Best Buy gift card, a nice watch, and some Tek clothing gear. Who won't be getting unexpected presents this year? The people who purchased a nice TV from Nebraska Furniture Mart. If the Huskers had won, several hundred TVs would have been free to customers who purchased them before the football season began. And just like every Christmas Story there's always a grinch or scrooge. Congress is trying to steal our bowl system from the poor defenseless NCAA and replace it with a playoff! Bah Humbug!