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    Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    I took a tour of Memorial Stadium last week in Lincoln. Here are some obversations.
    1. They have officially changed the name from "Cornhuskers" to Huskers.
    2. The football program has unlimited money to spend. New $50 million office complex, two full indoor practice fields (one is secret, no one but players and coaches see it. I suppose they have animal sacrifices there or something)
    3. Three weightlifting rooms, one for coaches only.
    4. They are building a new dining room for players, eventhough the current one is plenty big.
    5. Stadium capacity if 86,000 with a 50,000 seat waiting list (these are their figures)
    6. New artificial turf on all indoor fields. Instead of an 18" crown on the field, there is only a 9" to make passing easier.
    7. Inside trophy area is the huge, with wood pillars, fancy lighting and sparkly cases for the trophies. (most are from the old glory days?
    8. They are talking of building a new stadium eventhough they just finished adding on
    9. Visitors locker rooms are tiny, Husker rooms are huge with individual cubes for every player.
    On the turf, the new stuff is made of ground up tires for the base and artificial grass. It has a nice spring and they say is easier on the legs. I did like the turf. It seems an improvement over real turf to me.
    Anyway, just my obversations. The whole thing is overthetop if you ask me.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    Too bad all that is something to sell to recruits. Ugh.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    the heisman room is pretty sweet you have to admit. please tell me you wore your best cyclone apparel.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    I was a polite ISU fan..and yes I did have on my Cyclone shirt. I have a very low opinion of Callahan. I think he's a arrogant rear end, and not a good on field coach. While they have the fancy stuff. We can offer recruits:
    1. A chance to play right away
    2. Great University
    3. Loyal fans
    4. Super coaching staff and strength coach
    5. If you don't play, you can't make it to the pros'. You'll play at ISU.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    I have a very low opinion of Callahan. I think he's a arrogant rear end.
    he fits right in with the rest of the arrogants rear ends over here.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    wow, after reading your observations, I can't imagine why their players and coaches act like gods in Lincoln....

    I saw that Mo Purify got a 1-game suspension for his off-field troubles this spring? sounds like things are back to the norm in huskerland.


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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    6. New artificial turf on all indoor fields. Instead of an 18" crown on the field, there is only a 9" to make passing easier.
    I assume this means the practice field has only 9" of crown. What are the specs on the regulation field? If it's 18", might this be a negative for their facility?

    Just curious.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    I am just glad Chizik has a better attitude than you. Come to Iowa State because you can play? What kind of crappy settling attitude is that. I want the players to fight for positions and there is no reason we need to get the leftover.


    ďAlso, I met a lot of Iowa State fans and I donít want to leave any of that behind.Ē - DARIUS DARKS on Staying a CLONE!!!


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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    try playing on that field turf on a 90 degree day, when its about 95 in the stadium and the sun is beating down on the turf. It gets real hot, your feet get real hot.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    they lowered the crown a couple of years ago. i dont think there is a regulation...maybe a min. and max. but nothing set. they used the larger crown in the past so they could "run down hill"



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    I've been on HS fields that you can only see the opposing team from the waist up there was such a big crown.


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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I've been on HS fields that you can only see the opposing team from the waist up there was such a big crown.
    Ditto. If a coach tells player to "run downhill" and the player runs toward the sidelines - can the coach really get mad?

    Texas Stadium was like that (I don't think it is now). A big reason why for a number of years opposing QB's had trouble throwing to the sidelines there.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    Their football stuff may be over-the-top, but Lincoln must be one of the crappiest places I've ever set foot in. The grass there must turn brown sometime mid-May and stay that way all summer/fall. The central campus, if you want to call it that, is rather depressing. Their university lies in a pathetic shadow of that athletic complex and no one there even seems to think there's something wrong with that concept. How about care about more than a heisman trophy case???....nope, not in Lincoln. All that and their nightlife is borderline laughable.



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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    Quote Originally Posted by thakeepa14 View Post
    Their football stuff may be over-the-top, but Lincoln must be one of the crappiest places I've ever set foot in. The grass there must turn brown sometime mid-May and stay that way all summer/fall. The central campus, if you want to call it that, is rather depressing. Their university lies in a pathetic shadow of that athletic complex and no one there even seems to think there's something wrong with that concept. How about care about more than a heisman trophy case???....nope, not in Lincoln. All that and their nightlife is borderline laughable.
    couldn't agree more... one of the least appealing college campuses I've ever been on... funny how when I lived in rural nebraska those hicks from the sticks thought Lincoln was the greatest town on the planet... I guess valentino's all-you-can eat counts as fine dining for many in nebraska


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    Re: Tour of Husker Stadium observations

    You know, I always thought it was hard to imagine Nebraska with a student section or a student body. I know there's probably as many students there as there is at ISU, but the way that the NU football program is portrayed in Lincoln, you'd figure it was a semi-pro team


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