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Nebraska starting DT suspended for bowl game

Posted on: December 9, 2010 10:54 am
Edited on: December 9, 2010 11:00 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

As Bo Pelini's name gets tied to high-profile job openings (rumors which athletic director Tom Osborne was quick to squash), Nebraska still has the task of preparing for their last postseason bowl game as a Big 12 representative.  Nebraska was given no preferential treatment with their bowl bid, falling to the Holiday Bowl December 30 in San Diego.  Not only is the caliber of the game an insult to the Big 12 North division champions, but they are facing a Washington team they handily defeated 56-21 earlier this season.  Oh yeah, that game was in Seattle.  So if the focus is not completely there in Lincoln, it would not be a huge shock.

But there is a difference between lack of focus and lack of judgement.  Sophomore defensive tackle Baker Steinkhuler received a one-game suspension from Pelini for a drunk driving arrest earlier this week.  The hometown standout from Lincoln Southwest High School has started all 13 games for the Cornhuskers in 2010, and will watch the rematch with the Huskies from the sideline.  His absence may not have a difference in the outcome, but you'd hate to be left with "What If's" in the situation that Jake Locker explodes and leads Washington to the upset in his final game.      

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2010 5:04 pm

Nebraska starting DT suspended for bowl game

The Huskers will still crush the Huskies a second time, even w/o Steinkuler.  That was a stupid thing for him to do on his part.  I'm glad there's a strong consequence.

As for why they are in the Holiday Bowl, if you believe the conspiracy theory ... it's b/c the Big XII didn't want an "all Big 10" matchup in the Insight Bowl b/w the Huskers & the Hawkeyes.  I tend to believe that it is simply the way it all shook out.  If the Huskers could've played a little offense, we wouldn't have had to worry about it.

Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 5:02 pm

Nebraska starting DT suspended for bowl game

I hope Washington pulls off the upset in this rematch!

Since: Nov 19, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 2:51 pm

Nebraska starting DT suspended for bowl game

hey that's fine with me...the more the merrier. I'm a Husky fan.

Why on Earth did 3-loss Nebraska get slotted to face Washington in the Holiday Bowl anyway?

Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 1:51 pm

Nebraska starting DT suspended for bowl game

The Husker defense is more than just one guy. Unless NU self-destructs they will beat UW again.

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