The Weekly Buzz
The biggest actual football news going on during this week was probably overshadowed by a young guy's indecision the past few days. There was probably some important piece of information about Nebraska and their preparation that nobody noticed. Everyone by now has heard about Collins Okafor, and it even almost distracted people from the fact that the Huskers are playing Virginia Tech this weekend. Well, maybe only for a few minutes.
Good decision, Collins » After my jumping on the bandwagon yesterday reporting that Collins Okafor did in fact want to leave the program (for approximately one day), the University spokespeople are now saying that he is staying with the Huskers, and nobody is making a single comment about it at this time. My usual rumor resources and people I know on campus are mum about the whole thing. Not a peep. I mean his name was OFF THE ROSTER on Huskers.com Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but it's back now. Probably just the case of a guy reconsidering a hastily made decision.
Secret Weapon? » Is Phillip Dillard our secret weapon on defense against the Hokies? With our younger players in their first huge game, has moving Dillard to WILL been on the radar since the beginning of the year? It's likely a move out of necessity due to the bumps and bruises other players have received, but I think the Super Pelini Brothers are just going to turn the guys loose on the field and tell him to play tackle the man with the football. By the way, the Super Pelini Brothers sounds like it would make a great Nintendo game.
Huskers crack top 20 » For the first time in a couple years, Nebraska is in the AP top 20. Pretty impressive? We won't know if it deserved until Saturday. The only way they stay there is with a win against Virginia Tech this weekend. Which nobody in the world seems to think will happen. Like Tim Griffin. And (sort of) Dr. Saturday. And Newsday. And every random Va Tech blogger and commenter out there on the internet.