One Frame At A Time: Nebraska Comment Count

Ace September 25th, 2018 at 10:40 AM

It was a game made for GIFs: a points-in-all-three-phases blowout with two expressive coaches and you don't have to hear Tim Bra--

Hold on, do you still work here?

I think so! I'm evidently using the company rhetorical device.

That's dehumanizing.

I'm sorry. Anyway, I couldn't let something like Donovan Peoples-Jones proving me oh-so-right about the punt returner situation pass by without making an appea--

JUST POST THE GIF.

Are you my alter ego or Brian's? Either way, you make a point.

Hot damn.

Hot damn.

[Hit THE JUMP for more hot damn.]

THE FULL ALBUM

Lives here.

HONORABLE MENTION

STARING DEEP INTO YOUR SOUL WITH EYES THAT SAY "I TOOK SOME MYSTERY PILLS LAST NIGHT."

8-Ball the Murderwolf is hilarious and clearly a good luck charm, don't @ me.

15. Lord, Never Let Me Make Don Brown This Angry

Note the score.

If my lip-reading is correct (it is), Brown also took issue with the Khaleke Hudson targeting ejection.

14. Release, Snag, Toe-Drag

That's damn pretty, Nico Collins.

13. Damn The Muff Rule

Still fun, though. Absolute wreckage from Jake McCurry.

12. Lawrence Marshall Saves The Day (Okay, First Quarter)

Great to see a Michigan kid who could've easily decided the slog to playing time wasn't worth it make a huge play in front of the home crowd.

11. Frostfaces

The slumped head of early resignation:

The pursed lips of late disgust:

Bonus: Husker defender perplexed by scoreboard.

10. Bright Side/Pit Check

So, I originally cut this GIF shorter, only focused on the Nebraska fan looking on the bright side of life. Then a couple twitter followers pointed out the man on the left, and... I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

9. THWATSON

Hint of a Woodson shoulder shimmy in there.

8. OL' MURDERFFENCE

Bo.

Is.

So.

Proud.

Sorry. BO IS SO PROUD.

7. Higdon To The House/DPJ Safety Killer

He looks healthy.

Bonk.

6. Eat Your Heart Out

I'm very glad this was an insane rip-own-heart-out celebration instead of an insane bite-the-pin-from-a-grenade celebration because you gotta throw that thing, man.

5. Too Slow

Maybe this is why Patterson doesn't always throw to the ent.

4. Volleyball Safety

A deeply weird play but in a great way.

3. Rashan Gary Is Terrifying

No options.

"Maybe if we roll the pocke-- oh."

2. Devin Bush Is Terrifying

Nowhere to run.

Nowhere to hide.

FRAMES OF THE GAME: VINDICAAAAAAATIOOOOOOOON

Broadcast angle:

Replay that emphasizes the absurd explosiveness of DPJ's cross-field cut:

The spin, enhanced:

He can keep the job.

Comments

gronostaj

September 25th, 2018 at 10:43 AM ^

Welcome back! We've been missing this post all season long. I hope all is well.

Scott Frost hanging his head early on was my initial favorite, until I laughed out loud watching one of our own have a weird approach to the smelfie. The worst part is his creepy smile after he smells himself.

jgoblue11

September 25th, 2018 at 10:53 AM ^

Welcome back Ace! Thank you for this!

Devin Bush continues to make me love college football. Damn he is fun to watch. Absolutely amazing kid. His speed and aggression is out of this world. 

spiff

September 25th, 2018 at 11:25 AM ^

#13 - I don't get this one, the ball never hits the ground.

Is the issue that returner never possessed the ball? I mean, if the defender rips the ball out of the returner's hands during the run back, he could advance that right?

But in this case the ball is dead because the returner never possessed it first? Usually you see the returner drop the ball and Thomas would have picked it up off the ground. That, I get.

Also, welcome back Ace!!!

JeffDC

September 25th, 2018 at 11:47 AM ^

I was just looking this up.  You are correct.  If the ball is possessed, then fumbled, it can be advanced.  But if the ball is only touched, then it can be recovered, but not advanced.  Same as an onside kick.

I have not been able to figure out why this is.  It seems like one of those rules that just is.  Does anyone know the logic behind it?

carolina blue

September 25th, 2018 at 12:26 PM ^

My only thought only applies to punts. If the receiver drops it there will always be two-ish defenders waiting for the ball. By the design of the play there’s no receiving team blockers behind the ball. So if the receiver muffs it there’s an extraordinary and disproportionate possibility that a touchdown will be scored because, by design, there’s no one there to stop them. So, from that perspective you could argue it’s an unfair advantage to be allowed to advance it. I don’t agree with that, but it is a consideration. 

Thst said I can’t wrap my head around why the rule also applies to an onside kick. I would think the reasoning would be the same for all types of kicks, so I’m probably wrong as to why. 

WestQuad

September 25th, 2018 at 11:43 AM ^

I already shared this on another thread, but playing backyard football with my eight year old he said, "I want to be like that one guy.  Run. Run. Run....  Run. Run. Run.  Spin."

OwenGoBlue

September 25th, 2018 at 11:51 AM ^

I've probably watched the DPJ return 50 times and Glasgow's hustle is wild.

Rushes the punter, comes back to make a key block around the 45, ends up back in front of DPJ near the goal line ready to make a block if necessary to get him in. 

Blue_by_U

September 25th, 2018 at 11:54 AM ^

on that DPJ punt return...Peoples Jones better treat Glasgow to a steak dinner...Glasgow makes the key edge block driving a defender to the sideline and opening the cut inside...then follows the play backside and seals off the last possible defender who could have stopped the play at the three or four...as good as the run was, TWO key blocks, Glasgow...STUD...Hudson keeps taking himself out of games, he may never see viper again. And Glasgow family needs to have more MICHIGAN sons...

OwenGoBlue

September 25th, 2018 at 12:37 PM ^

I thought Glasgow saw DPJ had it and was real light on the last seal to avoid any possibility of a flag, too. So not just a madman, a wise madman.

I think the esteemed Dr. and Mrs. Glasgow are out of sons so we'll have to hope for the next generation giving us something like nine Glasgows matriculating through from 2038-2050.