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Nebraska and Georgia futures

Posted on: September 29, 2008 11:50 am

The difference between coordinating a national champion and coaching a faded power are obvious for Bo Pelini.

As LSU's defensive coordinator, Pelini oversaw a unit that held Virginia Tech to 149 yards last season in a 49-7 victory. Last week, Pelini, as head coach at Nebraska, lost at home to Virginia Tech 35-30. The Hokies put up a season high in points and yards (377). That does not bode well with the scoring explosion that No. 3 Missouri will bring with it this week.

This is one of the more curious games of Saturday. Pelini has been planning for this game since he got the job. It has both a revenge factor -- Missouri has won three of the last five -- and redemption -- Missouri hasn't won in Lincoln since 1978.

If points-starved Virginia Tech was able to put up 35, what is Missouri going to do?

--Upon further review, Georgia might have the toughest time rebounding from the rash of upsets. The Dawgs slipped only to No. 11 (AP), but tailback Knowshon Moreno has an elbow contusion and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has a knee sprain. The best thing Georgia has going for it is a bye week before hosting Tennessee on Oct. 11.


Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: September 29, 2008 6:39 pm

Nebraska and Georgia futures

I'm a diehard Husker, I love my team, and I have since the day I was born. I'm a fifth generation Husker, and we've never experienced losing like we have the last several years.

As a fantasy football junkie, one need look no further than my blogs and my starting line up for my CBS college fantasy team to know what I think of this weekends game with Mizzou. I will be starting Derrick Washington and Jeremy Maclin this week because Chase Daniel will LIGHT that defense up. And it makes me mad.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2008 3:08 pm

Nebraska and Georgia futures

I'm pretty sure I speak for most Nebraska fans when I say that coming into this year, expectations were fairly tempered (for Nebraska anyway).  We weren't expecting a return to the national championship game in Bo's first season, we just wanted a team that we could cheer for, one that at least pretended like it wanted to be on the field.  I think Bo's overtures in practice and on the field show that we're at least moving in the right direction.  Last year's version of Nebraska football would have rolled over after falling behind 28-10.  This team showed heart in battling back into the game.  I honestly believe that if we give Pelini a few years to recruit the players he needs to execute the defensive game plans he instills, then we'll work our way back into national prominence.

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