OK, let's get it rolling ...
@rickylee41: I appreciate your excitement, Ricky. Where is Tommy working nowadays?
@rickylee41: OK, let's hear it.
@BobCox: He is in concussion protocol. He will kick in practice. If he goes through protocol successfully, I think we'll see him kicking Friday in Iowa City.
@rickylee41: I have to think both programs can thrive.
@JimNE: OK, I have to admit, you lost me on this one. Can you provide a brief explanation that give me a few more details. It's interesting. Thanks, Jim.
@GC: I think you make a fair point, but I also think you have to give this staff more time to recruit to its systems and culture. As far as the "built-in excuse" for next season, I can only say that Mike Riley this season has time and again rejected the notion of using injuries as an excuse. He's not cut out that way. I feel confident saying that.
@rickylee41: That is good to hear. However, there were a lot of empty seats Saturday, mostly in the student section.
@SiliconValleyHusker: 1. Either that or he's saying we have five minutes of his time, and that's all. (Kidding). 2. Lamar Jackson was a quarterback at Franklin High School in Elk Grove, California. He threw for 544 yards and four touchdowns as a senior while also rushing for 664 yards and nine TDs. He also played QB as a junior. So, there you go. 3. Seems like something Ricky should know ;)
@JimNE: Oh, yes, thank you. I don't know what to make of Jamail.
@BobCox: Stanley Morgan Jr. is going through concussion protocol, as is Drew Brown. Dedrick Young (ankle) sat out against Maryland but is feeling better, Riley said. Besides the mess at quarterback, Nebraska is pretty healthy for this time of year.
@rickylee41: I think I won't do that.
@Pipeline: Mike Riley said today during his weekly news conference that Devine Ozigbo was available to play against Maryland, but that Tre Bryant basically passed him on the depth chart. That's a pretty interesting development. The coaches like Bryant's all-around ability -- runner, receiver and good in pass-protection. "I really like backs like that, that you don't have to sub for," Riley told reporters.
@casualobserver: I thought Langsdorf was excellent in each of the last two games. For the season, I think you'd agree he's generally operated at a high level, with the loss at Ohio State being a glaring exception.
@Pipeline: One thing I'll always remember about this season is Mike Riley's comments about the Wisconsin loss during his weekly news conference. You could tell that he was thinking along the same lines as you. Coaches understand that such opportunities are few and far between. You have to close the deal on those type of games when you can. Yes, that was a gut-punch loss of the highest order.
@JimNE: I tend to agree with you about Jamail's statement about Nebraska gauging interest in Mack being hogwash. When I watch Brown in his role as an analyst, I admit I wonder how he could've been such an effective head coach. He states the obvious far too often. I guess you could say, in that regard, he's become a full-fledged media member.
@Pipeline: I think Mark Banker would agree with your sentiment. That said, holding Maryland to 207 yards of total offense indicates a high level of defense was being played throughout the game.
@casualobserver: Armstrong has shown improvement in those areas, in my opinion, although he still fires fastballs on short slants at times, when a change-up would be more appropriate.
@rickylee41: I think you make a fair point, seriously. I think even Hank would agree the timing of the two developments was awkward.
@FLHusker: I think Fyfe might be able to handle a bit more offense than Armstrong.
@Pipeline: I understand your sentiment. Penn State's Sept. 10 loss to Pittsburgh now doesn't look as bad. However, the Nittany Lions' loss at Michigan on Sept. 24 -- 49-10 -- does give you pause. On the other hand, PSU hammered Iowa 41-14. That was impressive. Bottom line, the Nittany Lions have won seven in a row in the nation's toughest conference. I think they've earned their ranking.
@JimNE: I think it seems a rather stuffy move to eradicate the $5 Bits of Broken Chair trophy. However, I think Minnesota also played a part in its demise. Again, it strikes me as a haughty move on the part of both institutions. The trophy had originality. It had personality. A lot of it. Maybe that was the problem.