"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Does anyone know what row the corner sections (7, 8, 16, 17, 29, 30, 38, 39) start at? I saw a craigslist listing with Section 7 Row 23 for ND game and was wondering if that is actually a row, or if it is a scam (there are other reasons why I think it is a scam).
Thanks in advance.
Are there any insiders out there that have info regarding parking on the golf course for the night game? I am wondering what time they will open the golf course. We obviously have never had a night game before so I don't have previous experience to go off from. Any help would be appreciated.
*This is a repost of a diary I put up after the Penn State game last year. I took out the part debating if we should change our head coach. After Brians gloom post about our defense improving to 99th, I thought this would be intereting to look over again. I'm cautiously optimistic about our defense for this season. Mattison bitches, Mattison.
Nebraska 2007 defensive statistics
|Nebraska 2008 defensive statistics|
|Points allowed 455||Points allowed 371|
|PPG 37.9||PPG 28.5|
|First Downs allowed 299||First Downs allowed 228|
|Rush yards allowed 2,786||Rush yards allowed 1514|
|Rush YPC 5.2||Rush YPC 3.6|
|Rushing TD’s allowed 38||Rushing TD’s allowed 24|
|OPP. ATT-COMP-INT 409-236-8||OPP. ATT-COMP-INT 385-222-12|
|Passing yards allowed 2.936||Passing yards allowed 3,034|
|Pass TD’s allowed 20||Pass TD’s allowed 19|
|Pos||2007 Defensive two deep||2008 Defensive two deep|
99 Barry Turner 6-3 250 Jr.
88 Clayton Sievers 6-4 245 Jr
99 Barry Turner 6-3 260 Sr.
Clayton Sievers 6-4 255 Sr
43 Ty Steinkuhler 6-3 285 Jr.
96 Brandon Johnson 6-3 315 Sr.
97 Kevin Dixon 6-3 285 Sr.
43 Ty Steinkuhler 6-3 280 Sr.
93 Ndamukong Suh 6-3 305 Soph.
96 Shurkee Barfield 6-4 310 Jr.
93 Ndamukong Suh 6-3 300 Jr.
56 Shurkee Barfield 6-4 300 Sr
98 Zach Potter 6-7 280 Jr.
95 Pierre Allen 6-5 265 RFr.
98 Zach Potter 6-7 280 Sr.
95 Pierre Allen 6-5 265 Soph.
51 Bo Ruud 6-3 235 Sr.
38 Kyle Moore 6-2 225 RFr.
53 Tyler Wortman 6-3 235 Sr
12 Blake Lawrence 6-2 225 Soph.
13 Corey McKeon 6-1 225 Sr.
40 Lance Brandenburgh 6-1 230 Sr.
52 Phillip Dillard 6-1 238 Jr.
54 Colton Koehler 6-1 230 Jr.
15 Steve Octavien 6-0 240 Sr.
40 Lance Brandenburgh 6-1 230 Sr.
34 Cody Glenn 6-0 230 Sr.
23 Latravis Washington 6-3 225 Soph.
2 Cortney Grixby 5-9 170 Sr.
5 Armando Murillo 6-0 195 Jr.
5 Armando Murillo 6-0 190 Sr.
28 Eric Hagg 6-1 200 Soph
30 Tierre Green 6-1 200 Sr.
9 Bryan Wilson 6-1 205 Sr.
3 Rickey Thenarse 6-0 195 Jr.
33 Matt O'Hanlon 5-11 195 Sr.
9 Bryan Wilson 6-1 205 Sr
4 Larry Asante 6-1 210 Soph.
4 Larry Asante 6-1 210 Jr.
6 Major Culbert 6-0 205 Jr.
|CB||25 Andre Jones 6-0 190 Sr.||21 Prince Amukamara 6-1 195 Soph.|
In 2007 the Nebraska two deep had 5 underclassmen; in 2008 there were 5 underclassmen. The roster was very similar in both seasons. In 2007 Nebraska had a pretty shitty defense composed of mostly upperclassmen, in 2008 with the same amount of upperclassmen there was significant defense improvements. The 2008 defense allowed 84 less points, despite playing an additional game. In 2008 the rush defense improved by 1,272 yards, with the YPC dropping by 1.6 yards.
So what is the cause for this massive one-season turn around? A coaching change. 2008 was Bo Pelini’s FIRST season as head coach. In 2007 Bill Callahan’s team went 5-7; in 2008 Bo Pelini went 9-4.
A nice piece on Jordan Diamond from Sporting News regarding his selection and commitment to the new Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. They have him as the #19 player in the nation, and are very high on his personality off the field. I really hope we can land this young man.
In continuing the trend of being very high on off-field personality, Rivals has a nice article about Mr. Banner and Mr. Garnett. They mention twice that the two are considering going to the same school. Looking at their lists, that would pare it down to Cal, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, USC and Washington. Any way you slice it, that's a pretty good final 7.
Two 5-star O-linemen in the fold already, with the possibility of adding one, maybe two... three?!
I realize this might be the least credible recruit ranking source, but it is interesting.
Max Preps Top 100 players in the country include the following five Michigan recruits:
- 33 - Terry Richardson
- 61 - Kyle Kalis
- 79 - Eric Magnuson
- 94 - Mario Ojemudia
- 98 - Anthony Standifer
While this list does include a large number of prospects we are still in on, it suprises me that none of our LBs make the list.
Edit: It appears this is Tom Lemming's list which makes the absence of any of our LBs even more puzzling since he's a midwest guy.