Matt Hayes of the Sporting News reports that LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini was stunned by the NU-KU score:
A brief conversation between LSU defensive coordinator -- and one-time interim NU coach -- Bo Pelini and I after the Tigers' big win over Alabama:
Me: "Did you see the Nebraska score?"
Bo: "No, I heard it was bad."
Me: "76 points bad."
Bo: Speechless; his jaw looking a lot like my mailbox that won't close.
Checking out some of my fellow bloggers, reactions go from numbness over at BigRedNetwork, acceptance over at CornNation, disinterest from DoubleExtraPoint, and anger from Jason Peter (DoubleNickel). Me, I alternate from any and all of these perspectives. JJ over at CornNation points out that we just have to survive the next 18 days, and then we can put this whole sorry chapter behind us. Perhaps it's time to get a counter going...
Tom Dienhart of the Sporting News throws a couple more names into the pool for the upcoming opening in Lincoln: Wisconsin's Bret Bielema and Kansas State's Ron Prince. Wow... a lot of Husker fans would have to take back a lot of things they've said if Prince were to move up US-77.
The really bizarre thing that has happened in recent days is a rehashing of the whole Solich firing. I guess since about 98% of Husker fans now agree that Bill Callahan needs to be fired, we need something to discuss while we wait for Tom Osborne to act, since discussing football is too painful and basically irrelevent. Here's a news flash for those who choose to dredge this old debate back up: nobody's had anything new to offer in the Solich debate in about three years.
The Lincoln Journal-Star captured an image of Kevin Cosgrove leaving the field in Lawrence as a broken man. I'm starting to get an image of Cosgrove as a man in crisis, which might explain his bizarre comments last week about being afraid to blitz. JJ at CornNation wants Cosgrove and Callahan to finish out the season so that history will fully recognize the level of their failure. And that might be true in a historical sense. But let's be honest; there's no reason to make these players continue to endure this disaster. If this football season were a horse, it would have been euthanized weeks ago.
2. Ohio State
7. West Virginia
9. Boston College
Big XII Ratings
5. Kansas State
6. Oklahoma State
8. Texas Tech
9. Texas A&M
10. Iowa State (does anybody believe that Nebraska could beat the Cyclones now?)