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Saturday, October 28, 2006

No Heart

Please bear with the rant.

Absolutely no heart showed by the Huskers today. At some point it simply comes down to “want to” and apparently we don’t.

The offensive line has shown little improvement as the season has progressed and I have no faith in their ability to slow any kind of pass rush. Taylor continues to look out of rhythm and has gotten into the habit of throwing off of his back foot. These two aspects are most certainly related.

The defense was absolutely atrocious, particularly in the 2nd half. I haven’t felt that helpless watching a Nebraska defense against the run since Colorado in 2001. My biggest pet peeve right now is hearing about how the safeties are playing well. They just aren’t. They continue to be either out of position, or a step or two late, or in position, but no threat to make a tackle.

Off the top of my head, Brandon Jackson looked to be the only positive to take away from today’s game. Period.

Wheels falling off?

A year ago Terrence Nunn fumbled on his way to the endzone against Mizzou. That score would have put Nebraska up 31-24 with under 7 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter. Instead Nebraska lost 41-24, and would go on to lose its next two to Oklahoma and Kansas.

This year Nunn fumbles away the chance for an upset over Texas and we follow that up with a horrible effort against OSU. With a match-up with Mizzou looming on the horizon you have to wonder if it is déjà vu all over again.

I might be bitter, but I don’t even care about the Big 12 North title right now. At this point, it seems an awful lot like being the valedictorian of summer school.