Thursday, September 08, 2005

Reaction from former players

If you are tired of the "party-line" drivel that comes out of the Pinnacle Sports Network and KFAB, but don't want to deal with the smart-a** Jim Rome wannabe's on "Peewee Sports 590" either, here's something to listen to. Former Huskers Aaron Taylor and Matt Hoskinson have a 1 hour show on 1620 the Zone called "Big Red Spotlight" on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 pm.

Tonight's guest was Damon Benning, who brought some good insight into what is going on. I think one thing that is necessary to remember is that we're still early in the transition, and we have to expect some mistakes. I think we have a right to expect fewer mistakes, and expect the people in charge to admit that there are mistakes, but we really shouldn't expect to be competing at the USC level either.

Benning mentioned tonight that the blocking schemes played a large role in the ineffectiveness of the running game last Saturday night; basically, the blocking was not going to open up the right holes for the running backs. So, it will be interesting to see whether the coaches will get their game plans in sync this weekend. Benning said that if we don't see more of a dominating running game this Saturday, we're in trouble. Wake Forest has an undersized defensive line compared to anybody else we play, so if we're going to do anything on the ground, this week would be the opportunity.

Also, for those of you looking for more insight from former Huskers, Scott Frost now has a blog at the Journal-Star web site.

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