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    What Just is the Problem with the Team???

    This weeks viewer call-in comments:

    1. Secondary is very weak and small.

    2. We cannot beat Texas.

    3. In fact, we cannot beat any team from Texas.

    4. Why the stupid playcalling in the second half on the passing meltdown?

    5. Why have we not improved in three years more?

    6. Why can we only beat Baylor twice in the South?

    7. The linebackers are beat up and wear down through the game.

    8. Several people do not know how to properly tackle as they do not drive through their man.

    9. The players on the defense do not get out of their crouches very good to get moving.

    10. We look too slow.

    11. Our qb is erratic.

    12. The playcalling really sucked the second half. The last two games against weaker opponents went much better.

    13. Why didn't we keep rushing the ball in the second half with BJ?
    The defensive coordinator sahould be fired.

    14. We are not as good as we thought. Not by a long shot.

    15. How will we compete better? The linebackers are so slow.

    16. We are tired of wating for the return to glory. The cornerbacks are patchwork.

    17. We need to get the young players on the field sooner in the game.

    18. We embarrassed ourselves as we looked like melted butter on defense.

    NAME THAT TEAM!!!!

    To interject another thought before we name that team, Bill Snyder sent a letter out telling everyone to please support Ron Prince as he has been under the gun in Manhattan. That was unbelievable that the legend grovelled to the fans to help out the Prince!

    AND THE ANSWER IS?

    Wrong, Scrummy. Not the Clones.

    Wrong again, my friend. Not Colorado.

    Nope. Not Mizzou.

    Close. Kansas is very close.

    Sorry. Not KSU, but it could be this week.

    Right. NEBRASKA.

    The Big Red apparently are not back far enough for their fans.

    Bill C is back in the hot seat.

    Expect them to beat Mizzou in Lincoln, lose at A&M, win against Colorado, lose to Texas again, and probably lose in their bowl game.

    On the road to Abilene for a 7-6 record.

    Expect 13 games season and no nine wins.

    Nebraska has only beaten Baylor twice from the South. Yuck.

    Guess big money cannot necessarily buy you a great team. Just ask the Yankees.


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    Re: What Just is the Problem with the Team???

    The problem in Lincoln is Bill Callahan and his west coast offense. Nebraska should be a team built like Michigan is this year - strong, methodical, and groundpounding with a defense that will make you cry. Instead, he's made them into something they're not, and they have no identity.

    Guess what, neither do we, so w/e. :)



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    Re: What Just is the Problem with the Team???

    To show everyone is moaning and groaning about their teams beyond the Clones:

    Callahan says NU can't fade away at the end
    LINCOLN - The best way for Nebraska to finish the football season might be to find a better way to finish games.The 41-29 loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday marked the third time in five Big 12 games that the opponent, and not NU, made the final drive or play that mattered most in the fourth quarter. The Huskers won in overtime against Kansas to avoid having all three result in losses.
    "We just want to finish games and win," NU coach Bill Callahan said Monday. "We want to close games out and win those close games.
    "The Texas game was a close game and we needed to close it out and win. We had a second-half lead (at OSU) and going into the fourth quarter leading by three points, and had to close that out. We had to find a way to finish down in Stillwater and we didn't do that, and I was disappointed with that."
    Because of some fourth-quarter failures, Nebraska has slipped to 6-3 overall and fighting for its Big 12 North life at 3-2. The Huskers play host to Missouri (7-2, 3-2) on Saturday in a game that could determine the North Division representative for the Big 12 championship game on Dec. 2.
    After outscoring four nonconference opponents 56-14 in the fourth quarter, NU has been outscored 47-34 in the final 15 minutes of its Big 12 games. Callahan said he couldn't pin that on one element of the Huskers' play, saying: "It's all a function of each complementing each other, whether it's special teams or defense or offense."
    At Oklahoma State, it was a mix of all three. But most obvious was Nebraska's failure to get defensive stops as it allowed 21 points and 192 total yards in the fourth, although one of the touchdowns came from the OSU defense.
    "It's something we can't do," NU linebacker Corey McKeon said. "If we start to feel it again, we're going to have to pound it back and make sure it doesn't happen."
    In the Big 12, Nebraska has held an edge in fourth-quarter total offense against only Texas (144 to 100). Every opponent has gotten at least 100 yards in the fourth - Oklahoma State (192), Kansas (169), Iowa State (121), Kansas State (114) and Texas (100).
    Nebraska started with a 16-0 lead at Oklahoma State. A month earlier it had jumped ahead of Kansas 17-0 and still led 24-19 going into the fourth, then needed overtime to win 39-32.
    The Huskers did outplay Texas for much of the fourth quarter on Oct. 21, coming back from a 16-7 deficit to take a 20-19 lead. But a late NU turnover led to a field goal and a 22-20 escape for the Longhorns.
    Nebraska actually started to lose its grip in the third quarter against OSU. After building its 23-20 halftime lead by running for 159 yards - 6.9 per carry - NU threw it eight times in the third in comparison to nine runs. All three possessions failed to yield points.
    "We do what we thought was best for our team to win," Callahan said on the weekly Big 12 teleconference. "It wasn't necessarily getting away (from the run). There wasn't a conscious decision to say, 'Let's eliminate running the ball.' I mean, you've got to give the staff a little credit in that respect.
    "We were running the ball. We had some 'check-with-mes' that were on. Some plays we checked out of because of a structure of a front. They did a nice job and countered and had some defenses where we were outnumbered and needed to switch gears. That's part of the chess match that you play."
    Now the Huskers prepare for a Missouri defense that Callahan called the best they'll see in the Big 12 North.
    "I just love their attitude up front," Callahan said. "They rush the passer as well as any team I've seen the last couple years. They completely stoned us down there last year. They got after us. They dominated us in our pass protection a year ago. We can't get into that again."
    NU NOTES: The Nebraska-Texas A&M game on Nov. 11 will be televised, but a kickoff won't be announced until at least this weekend. The possible times are 2:30 p.m. (ABC), 6 p.m. (Fox Sports Net) or 7 p.m. (ABC). . . . Callahan said he wouldn't know the status of starting offensive guard Greg Austin and his injured left knee (against ISU) until he saw the results of an MRI on Monday. . . . Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said tailback Tony Temple should play Saturday. Temple left early with a slightly dislocated shoulder in the Tigers' 26-10 home loss to Oklahoma. Pinkel also expects safety William Moore (concussion) and receiver Brad Ekewerekwu (knee) to be ready for the 11 a.m. game.


    Tomerlin dismissed from Huskers
    LINCOLN - Tight end Justin Tomerlin is no longer with the Nebraska football team.
    Coach Bill Callahan issued a statement Monday saying Tomerlin was dismissed for violation of team policies and regulations. The sophomore from San Clemente, Calif., appeared in just three games this season after redshirting in 2005.
    Tomerlin joins seven other members of the 2005 recruiting class who have left or been dismissed from the program - Harrison Beck, Leon Jackson, Brock Pasteur, Rodney Picou, Robert Rands, Jeff Souder and Dontrell Moore.


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    Re: What Just is the Problem with the Team???

    WOW! If that is a list of Nebraska's problems I'd hate to see a list of all of ISU's. I'm hoping to just see improvement in these last 3 games and have some momentum going into next year.



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    Re: What Just is the Problem with the Team???

    A person could call Nebraska Football "a State of Denial"! Then again you could also call the whole state of Nebraska .. "a State of Denial"!

    Oh how the Nebraska fans miss Tom Osborne! Remember that boring running option football? Most big red fans would throw Callahan overboard in a minute to go back to option football with a good defense to complement the running game!


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    Re: What Just is the Problem with the Team???

    At the beginning of the year, they marvelled at their linebacking corps because, with substitutes, their guys never get tired. Now, they have less than 3 heaslkthy linebackers and they are foaming at the m,outh. Ok State ran to the outside faster than the linebackers could get there. This is one of the screts of Nebraska football is to use lots of subs to keep everyone fresh. Howver, if their talent level rises no higher, they cannot compete with the South Boys. At ISU, we have no comparable subs, so our starters play the whole game and wear down in the fourth quarter.
    That is our problem. Losing Berryman and as defensive end threat probably ultimately lost a game or two: Nebraska and KSU. If we held them to 40 yards less, the offense could be 20-30 yards better and the wins would come. Right now 382 defensive yards to 327 offense results in losses.

    Bill C will be under the firing gang if they losde Saturday. Cosgrove will be mincemeat.


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