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What’s so wrong with what happened?

Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2010 by rylanreed

This might not be the same, but Arizona let the Huskers finish the shutout with a play towards the end zone and not a field goal. It let the Husker defense prove to the last play how good they really are. UCLA shouldn’t be mad at all as to what happened to them during the USC game. (sorry that this is a month or so too late)

I did not watch this game, but I agree with what happened. The game was for the most part out of reach, and USC was not wanting to “run the score up” and insult UCLA.  I can see why UCLA might want to try and get the ball back, maybe getting a quick TD and then an onside kick and another score to take it to overtime, but I don’t think there would have been much time anyways for all of that to happen the way UCLA would want.  USC saw something from the defense and they took it, it was just for a TD and there was really not much UCLA could do about it.  If I was UCLA, which I am not, but I would have taken the loss with how USC was going about it first and not what actually happened, but it is what it is.  Have fun UCLA waiting a whole year to get your rematch

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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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