Archive for Bo Pelini

Don’t go off-ing someone just because the Huskers lost

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2010 by rylanreed

Weird title for a blog right? yeah, I thought so…

After Saturday’s game of which the Huskers didn’t show up for at all and totally got trampled by the stampede that the Longhorns had coming for two weeks, it could have been possibly for someone or a couple of people to get really angry/frustrated/mad and do something insane.  It was a bad loss and Texas did all the right things to get that win into their hands.  We have to give them credit cause their defense took it to us and made us look like a little school girl playing against the big boys.  Their offense made the right calls and the right reads that got them the points needed to win the game.  Sure, we made some horrible plays, on both sides of the ball. Dropping thrown balls like they were filled with lead, and not making tackles, thinking that shoulder bumps would bring a man down.  Lets get this straight, we got out-manned, out-played and out-coached.

Two things I think brought this upon our football team.  The first one was the pressure we put upon these 18 to 22 years old kids to win a game that us as fans were yearning for since the Big Twelve title game last December.  The last-second controversy, which was a good call by the way even though it did seem like the clock guys held that last second for longer than was actual.  Having that call and that second being talked about all over the radio, message boards, blogs and face to face, the players definitely got a vibe for what Husker nation was wanting. Then came Red Out Around the World, and the great thinking that putting the Oct. 16th date on the title would help everyone get more pumped… dumb idea.  Tom and Bo agreed, that was a bad decision.

The second thing was the hype that kept building once the season started up until the lose.  Texas was losing, first UCLA then Oklahoma.  The Huskers on the other hand were winning and winning by pretty good margins (except for that one game, SDS) and running the ball without problems.  It all looked too good to be true and it wasn’t.  I was hearing the week before the game, scores that were out of this world kind of crazy. 46-6 and 38-3 and 49-7 (rough estimates).  Crazy pressure put on those players, thinking that the game would be a breeze.  You have to remember that Texas has had Nebraska’s number since the Big 12 started and Mac Brown, as well as those Texas players, weren’t going to going into a three game losing streak. That just wouldn’t be thinkable in the minds of anyone connected to the Texas Longhorn football program.  I don’t know if the players or even the coaches didn’t prepare as much as they needed to or prepared for what they thought was going to happen.  I’m sure from seeing how Taylor Martinez ran through all those defenders into the end zone so many times, the offense probably thought they had everything down and were ready to play right away. Maybe not, but it sure looked like it. I know Bo Pelini took a lot of the blame, but you have to point it towards the other coaches as well. It was an all together coaches and players that made bad decisions.

So, what now? Well, my thought and hopefully most others, or at least the coaches and players, is to look to the next game and definitely to the North.  We lost a game and probably are out of the National title contention, unless something crazy happens and we somehow get back up there.  We need to look to winning the North, then winning the Big 12 title and where ever we go from there to a bowl game, we should be happy about it.  Keep focused ahead and only look behind to see what went wrong and what needs to be fixed.  If we can focus on the day to day and winning the North first, then we can deal with the South next.

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Getting ready for the RED

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2010 by rylanreed

I wrote this a little while back and never got it posted. More of a thing for me to read, but enjoy if you stumble upon this.

Alright, I’m sure everyone has heard of the new website, “Red Out Around the World . com” and possibly the hype that is starting to surround that video and site.  The site is suppose to be for the game against Texas on the 16th of October this year.  I actually thought right-off-the-bat that it was just something for the last year in the Big Twelve or something, and the only part on the video and the site in general is the date (and BEAT TEXAS) that they have published on the site.  No big deal…

My take… its a really cool video that definitely got me hyped up for the whole year, not just one game and it’s not that obvious that it’s for the game against Texas. Ok, it’s got the date and i guess it says beat Texas, but that’s pretty much it… the video sure doesn’t say anything, or it does and I don’t want to put the hype into the site.  I am totally fine with the establishment that has become the Huskers, to have this going for the year.  I know for sure that Washington is going to be a big game and Kansas State will probably be tough as well, so the first five games before Texas will not be a breeze at all. And Bo Pelini will definitely not let his players look anywhere other than right where they are right now heading into camp/fall practices and possibly the first game against Western Kentucky. 

Here are some other points of view by a couple guys in Nebraska and one guy from ESPN. If you go on to the next video or so after the Red Out Around the world, it talks about Pat Forde’s post and  this whole situation.  I agree with a small part of what Pat said in the article, but some of the stuff in there is just outrageous.  Saying we are like Dan Gilbert from the Cleveland Cavilers, that’s over stepping the bounds.  And having this video be a sharp shot at Texas is asking a little too much as well.  I’m pretty sure Texas has had a Bull’s-eye on it self for the last ten years in the Big Twelve conference, by winning and being their very own special self.  I have a lot more to say about Texas and all that has happened over the last few months with the Big Twelve-Pac 10-Big 10 situation, but I don’t even want to hear my ranting anymore.  It is pretty funny that Pat had to go to a message board from months back just to get something bad about us as fans, and it was probably the one fan that thinks everyone is against the Huskers (which is not at all like the majorities of Husker fans out there), so that is what you will get. 

Coach Bo Pelini and Athletic Director Tom Osborne were both unhappy about the website and the single direction to the date of October 16th and the words beat Texas.  The words beat Texas has now been taken off of the site. 

The purpose of Red Out Around the World is to connect, celebrate and salute Husker fans across the globe for their unparalleled support. We want to showcase the depth and breadth of support from Nebraska fans. We hope that all fans, wherever they may be around the world, will visit the Red Out Around the World website often from mid-August to mid-October and participate in the Red Out.”  – Tom Osborne, Nebraska Athletic Director

Mark Schlabach of ESPN sure does like the hype and the website/video… he made our game the top hottest rivalries in 2010.   Take that one Pat…

Blaming who?

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by rylanreed

If you are going to blame one person on the Nebraska football team, you better just blame them all, every single one of them and the coaches too.  There should be one singling out on one person totally screwing the win up for the team.  It was a team effort and a team failure.  I would like to see a lot of you who are complaining and crying over someone’s bad choice of action, to get in there and try it out for yourself.  I am pretty sure not to many people can play at their level, so let’s give them a break and hope they learn from this lession, which I am pretty sure they will do…

I hope Bo see more in the football game than just this, and think he does, he just wants to motivate the players…

Added Pelini: “We did some good things; a lot that we need to get fixed. In the end, we didn’t make the play. I don’t measure on yards or how we play. You’ve got to win the football game. We didn’t win the football game so we didn’t play good enough in any phase of the game. I measure it on results. That’s how we measure things around here.”

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Why redshirting?

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2009 by rylanreed

Why is red-shirting some players good for the team and for the player it self and why should you not red-shirt player in different situations.

Compton redshirted as a freshman, but there were several times when he nearly saw the field.

During NU’s game against Virginia Tech, Ekeler came running down the sideline looking for Compton.

“Get ready to rock and roll! You’re going in!” Ekeler told him.

Head coach Bo Pelini also told Compton to get ready, but he soon changed his mind and said it would be a poor decision to burn the redshirt. In hindsight, Compton admits sitting out was the right choice.

“I was nowhere close to where I am now,” Compton said. “It’s an awesome thing to redshirt. You get a year of learning and getting a feel for the game instead of being thrown into the fire.” (Daily Nebraskan)

Here is a little about Josh Williams, Nick Rubek is asking the questions and wrote this article:

Q: What’s the toughest part of redshirting?

A: Just sitting out. I came in and wanted to be in the game. But actually just sitting out and watching guys, that’s probably the toughest part. I think the best part about it was just being able to develop myself to be ready to play college football.

Q: When you look back at it now, do you think a year ago at this time you would have been ready to play?

A: No, I don’t think so. I don’t think I would have been able to do it.  Nick Rubek

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Go with the flow Lee

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2009 by rylanreed

Here are a few quotes that I found from different Husker sites.  I am confident in Lee and even if he does mess up once or twice, its not the end of the world.

—-  About Zac Lee: “He’s one of those guys who’s extremely confident and he’s very talented, probably more athletic than Joe, can run better than Joe. He can make all the throws. He can do everything you ask the quarterback to do. … In the spring, he didn’t want to sit in the pocket very long. The first sign of getting pressure, he was going to run, he was going to take off. You can’t play fooftball like that. You have to be able to push the pocket, sit in there …  and not be antsy. He came a long ways in that regards. He wasn’t quite there at the end of spring but I really feel confident about where he is right now.” ~ Bo Pelini // Brian Christopherson

—- I asked Pelini if, as a defensive coach, he does anything in particular to rattle first-year starting quarterbacks.
Depends on the quarterback in question, he said.
“There might be somebody out there who says, ‘Zac Lee’s a first-time quarterback, I’m going to blitz him all day,’ ” Pelini said. “Whatever. I hope they do.” ~ Steven M Sipple

—- HuskerExtra.com — Lincoln, Nebraska, Post intitled – Lee gets his turn reaching for star status by Brian christopherson / Lincoln Journal Star

Listening to who knows what

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by rylanreed

I wanted to put these on here for those that like to listen to the coaches and players talk after practice.  Bo and Carl Pelini, as well as Larry Asante.  Much like what you have read about this past week from football camp at Nebraska, but from another side, Pod-casting.  Oh, and lets go Husker Volleyball in their first match tonight at the Qwest Center, Omaha Nebraska!

letting things be as they are…

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by rylanreed

This is a really good article from one of the sports writers in Lincoln, that talks about what Bo Pelini doesn’t need to do and what the Media and those reading it needs to do.  Good stuff Samuel McKewon.