@Wondermonds: I wonder if Miles would do that.
@rickylee41: I appreciate that, Ricky.
@SiliconValleyHusker: LOL. LOL. Good point! Holy cow. I have a radio show. Sounds like a segment.
@Buster: Short answer: Yes. But it ain't happening. No way Greg McDermott would leave Creighton for Nebraska.
@Gary: Yes, I agree, Eichorst's hire of Larranaga has proven to be impressive. That does offer reason for hope -- if it comes down to firing Miles. I want to see how well Nebraska fares in the first part of the Big Ten season before going too deep into such thought. Having said that, if Nebraska loses to Southern on Tuesday, I ask this question with a degree of seriousness: Would Miles be fired before Big Ten play even begins?
@Robin: 1. I think the transfers energized the program. 2. I don't have great insight into that question. 3. I think recruiting rankings, and resulting hyperbole, often create a false perception/narrative that is no fault of the coach or players involved. It's a media issue, unfortunately.
@Steve: Good point. I need to think about that more.
@Wondermonds: Very concerned about how Tennessee's pass rush will affect Nebraska, which likely will be without Tommy Armstrong. Defensive end Derek Barnett is a surefire NFL player -- he has recorded at least 10 sacks in each of the last three seasons, which is an SEC record. Jordan Westerkamp's injury adds to the concern because of his ability as a third-down target. On the other hand, anybody who's watched Tennessee much understands the Volunteers have been a dumpster fire at times on defense.
@Robin: I think that was the case with the tight end from Tulsa -- who recently picked up scholarship offers from Oklahoma and Texas.
@JimNE: I wish I had an answer for you. Thing is, Nebraska has only 13 verbal commitments, so the rating will rise significantly as the class grows.
@Trash: Boy, Trash, we disagree on this one. I'll put it to you this way: The off-season is incredibly long. With a bowl loss, the narrative for eight months can become incredibly negative. And ask any coach: With the increasing impact of social media on players and programs, any win that can stave off such negativity is a welcome development -- even if it's in what you think is a meaningless bowl game. When it comes to Nebraska football -- and other programs with such a fervent following -- every game matters a great deal. Bottom line, beating UCLA created a wave of good feeling and positive momentum for the long off-season.
@Gary: I've thought about that question since seeing that video on Saturday. Two thoughts came to mind immediately: 1. The pressure on coaches to win is enormous, especially at places like Oklahoma (and Nebraska). 2. Do you turn your back on a young man for a single incident, even an incident as troubling as the one that played out on that video? Let me ask you this: If there was video of Lawrence Phillips dragging the woman down the stairs by her hair, how much differently would we regard that situation?
@71husker: Good queston. Great question. My answer is a resounding "yes," we are extremely complex and intricate, and Phillips was particularly so. I'm not excusing anything he did. But I've learned to NOT be surprised what humans are capable of -- both good and bad.
@Brad: I like that idea. Is what Nebraska runs all that much different, except that Stanford emphasizes the run game much more? Did I just reveal how little I know about Stanford's offense?
@Wondermonds: Fifteen to 20.
@Dick: This job would weigh on anybody.
@casualobserver: I think Donte Williams, in due time, will prove to be a very valuable recruiter and coach.