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01/26/2015 - 12:14pm He's actually done one hell of a job.

He locked up almost all of our commitments except for a running back out of NOLA who was out the door regardless, and then Reuben Jones who I think would've gone to Michigan even with Pelini at the helm. Neal is originally from Texas, and he flirted a lot with the possibility of looking elsewhere the entire fall, but Riley has really done well on keeping his commitment. You can't fault a kid for entertaining a school as prestigious as Michigan, but Riley has done one hell of a job of keeping him around.

12/04/2014 - 3:47pm Les Miles

Les Miles.

This kind of stuff happens most places though. Just Bo Pelini is one of the few coaches to do it then challenge the AD to fire him.

12/04/2014 - 3:17pm This.

This. Completely this.

The Us against the World is probably the biggest issue too. It's very evident of the culture he created at Nebraska by Josh Mitchell's comments on Twitter today. Here's to hoping Riley changes the culture

11/30/2014 - 2:35pm Football aside

Football aside, the Big Ten is better. Our academics have skyrocketed, we're getting new and better professors left and right, and in general our sports have gotten better (basketball, wrestling, etc). Football is the only major downturn, but I don't know if staying in the Big 12 would've helped. This was a failing project since 2002.

11/30/2014 - 12:06pm Lots of issues

Mostly the fact that we just fired a coach who's only 3 losses came to ranked opponents. Also it's a desolate recruiting area, we have an unrealistic and rabid fan base, and there is heavy pressure that comes from being the biggest name in the state. There are plenty of other jobs out there with a lot less pressure and easier chances to succeed.

11/30/2014 - 11:25am It's possible

Scott Frost has been on a lot of lists since the Fire Bo crowd became vocal. The only concern is he has no head coaching experience, one of the big criticisms of Bo. FWIW there's been a guy who called this whole firing and has been on top of everything for about a week and he keeps mentioning Jim McElwain as Nebraska's #1 guy, but mentioned McElwain wasn't very interested. We'll see going forward

02/05/2014 - 11:03pm I heard Irvin just hit another three

I heard Irvin just hit another three

 

Plz make it stop.

01/20/2014 - 9:49pm You're welcome

You're welcome

01/09/2014 - 4:27pm I don't know...

01/09/2014 - 4:25pm Plz don't

Thx.

01/07/2014 - 2:52am Believe it

Working with the school, I can confirm Bo was with a couple of friends watching the NCG and thought it'd be funny to tweet at the Faux Pelini.  It's only good PR for Nebraska, so I'll accept it!

11/04/2013 - 6:09pm After the Michigan game last year

There was a little animosity towards Nebraska fans who were traveling on their way to East Lansing the following weekend.  

 

One of my friends left a restaurant early cause a few guys were heckling the group he was with, and he said one was wearing a Michigan jacket.  I know that's an incredibly small portion of a large fanbase, but I did hear some people having encounters with Michigan fans while traveling up for the game.  Nothing was overly out of line, just probably frustrations from the week before.

Don't worry though, you'll never reach the amount of assholeness Wisconsin fans hold in the eyes of Nebraskans. 

08/05/2013 - 1:27am Eh

Illinois has historically recruited the Chicagoland poorly in all sports.  Beyond that the football program lacks the tradition and the fanbase to really sell recruits.  Their best recruiting selling points are essentially a solid education, as well as the opportunity to play in a premier conference, and this is offered at every other school in the Big Ten.

06/12/2013 - 3:35pm While Harvard may open doors

While Harvard may open doors, it all depends on the major too. An elementary education degree will not be beneficial by any means from a Harvard as opposed to any other university.

I'm a firm believer that although a degree from an institution can vary the opportunities you're offered at the start of your career, ambition will far exceed the weight of any degree. My largest criteria factor that led me to choose Nebraska was the fact I could still get a quality education, but through scholarship and financial aid I will not need to take out student loans. Graduating debt free was a big deal to me.

All things said, my best friend is attending Penn and the opportunities offered by alumni to students and recent graduates far accelerates his ascension in ranks over a standard degree.

05/29/2013 - 12:41am As noted above

Pelini is from Ohio, with very strong ties still in the state.  He has seen some success recruiting the Youngstown area, and has put an emphasis on recruiting in the rust belt area.  One interesting thing to watch is with Nebraska's affordability and (relatively) easy access to Chicago (right down 1-80), the school has seen a large influx of kids from the city and surrounding suburbs.  I'm curious to see if that has any influence on student-athletes from that area, seeing as how they have nabbed 3 of them based on your current recruiting classes posted above.

05/22/2013 - 3:25am Switch southern Ohio with northern Illinois

Switch southern Ohio with northern Illinois and you've pretty much described Illinois, too.

05/09/2013 - 3:18am Current Husker here

As a current student at the University of Nebraska who came from out of state, the school is a total bitch to get to.  And although it may slow down recruiting, I'm not too worried about the future of the program.  The state of Nebraska is one of the few states where one can walk into a bar on a Sunday in the Fall, and a TV won't be turned to FOX or CBS, but rather the Big Ten Network's replay of Husker game from the day before.  The Cornhuskers are the professional team for the Omaha/Lincoln area, and the state is unique in the fact that it finds its identity through two things: Corn and Football.

One (unrelated) story I'll never forget is one day I was at the doctor's office after an intramural injury, and an elderly lady was sitting in the waiting room next to me.  She turns to me and asks if I went to the USC-Nebraska basketball game the night before, to which I replied I didn't.  She told me it was a bummer because the crowd theme was a luau in honor of Tai Webster, a point guard from New Zealand who had committed in August.  To hear a lady who looked like Betty White talk about Nebrasketball recruiting like that still astounds me to this day.

04/04/2013 - 2:36pm I'd have to believe

I'd have to believe this team is so close that something like this wouldn't be a big distraction. I'm sure if Burke and Hardaway plan to leave, the team most likely knows. This is bigger news to us as we have no idea

03/11/2013 - 5:11pm Well...

beyond the obvious sting of a loss, there seems to be a young new rivalry budding. Crean has built that program up just like Beilein has done some phenomenal things here at Michigan. Seeing as both teams should have long term success, I don't mind having a guy like Crean on the other side of the fight. Sure, it sucks when we lose, but shoot it'll make success all the sweeter when we win.

With that said, Go Blue!

10/28/2012 - 2:37pm I did

In the student section a lot of kids felt bad for Denard, and it actually got very quiet in the stadium.  However, most of the time was spent yelling towards the referees instead of any insults towards Michigan fans/players.  

10/22/2012 - 9:57am South end zone

South end zone, eastern corner

03/10/2012 - 12:13am One of my good friends

Took an official out to Nebraska and he came back raving about the new facilities. Apparently they are relatively on par with the football facilities (which are top of the line). It sounds to me like they're looking to become competitive in the near future

03/10/2012 - 12:05am that's what she said...

that's what she said...

Couldn't resist

01/18/2012 - 5:41pm I went to the Rose Bowl last year...

And while on the bus out of the Stadium there was a guy asking Wisconsin fans about their school, and he asked who their biggest rival was. Collectively, everybody said that Michigan was. They went on to say that the Michigan game is the most anticipated game on the schedule and a win over Michigan is a big deal.

01/02/2012 - 9:23pm Congratulations to MSU

I don't see what the big freak-out is.  I watched part of the game, but I had barely any vested interest so and when the Rose Bowl came on I changed the channel and watched that.  I get that MSU is our rival and we hate them and they've beaten us for a while, but they won a bowl game against an SEC team which looks great for the BIG seeing how we as a conference have done pathetic recently.  Give credit where credit is due and don't act all bitter, cause quite frankly it isn't worth your time.  Michigan plays tomorrow, that's what I care about.

01/01/2012 - 11:52pm Honestly

I don't think they're that fazed by all the yelling.  I had a coach who was well noted for his temper and he'd yell at us constantly.  After the first practice you learn not to take it personally, and if anything you find it funy and take it less seriously than you should.  I could easily see the ND players mocking Kelly in the locker room for some laughs.

12/11/2011 - 10:35pm Well...

I'm admittedly going to be a Husker next year.  Out-of-state tuition was going to be too much at Michigan, and my rebellion against homework freshman year really killed my GPA.  However, I can say the people of Nebraska were extremely excited to be a part of the Big Ten, and while talking to the dean of business on my visit, they were talking about how they plan to increase their student population to around 30,000.  And now being part of the Big Ten, they've been given opportunities academically they never had before.

And although Michigan will always hold a special place in my heart because of my connections to it, I'm very much so looking forward to attending college at Nebraska! Go Blue and Go Big Red!

 

12/10/2011 - 11:50pm I have one...

Juan Pierre

11/28/2011 - 7:22pm My thoughts exactly

My thoughts exactly

11/28/2011 - 4:12pm one of my close friends

did nothing more than congratulate me and tell me he was happy for me that we won. Then he proceeded to tell me how Urban was going to absolutely destroy the big ten. He's a classy guy (ironic, right?), so I made some very subtle jabs at the buckeyes then just walked away. I wish I had annoying friends around this time...

11/27/2011 - 11:05pm Yes I was kidding

Yes I was kidding. I should've added a /s tag at the bottom.

11/27/2011 - 10:48pm well...

Ohio State seems to have given Luke Fickell one year before getting rid of him, and he's white, so is the race card still a factor?

11/27/2011 - 2:43pm Illinois

Illinois is kind of like Notre Dames little brother in the Chicagoland area. I'd even say Michigan is a more popular choice than Illinois for kids in northern Illinois. And there aren't too many recruits from southern or central Illinois so they're kind of in a dead zone.

Same thing happens for basketball. Imagine if Bruce Weber could successfully recruit Chicago, they'd be a powerhouse. Unfortunately for them, any school in the country has just a good of a shot getting those kids as Illinois.

11/26/2011 - 4:34pm Who cares about sparty?

Who cares about sparty? WE BEAT OHIO!!!!!

11/21/2011 - 7:10pm I grew up in California

and let me just put it to you this way.  I never got to see the Michigan-MSU game, but I ALWAYS got to see the Michigan-OSU game.  Outside of Michigan, I've never hear the Michigan-MSU game mentioned in the same breathe as the game.

The way I always classify the Michigan State rivalry is like this:  MSU is like a fly, it's really annoying when it's buzzing around your ear but once you kill the fly you forget about it.

10/31/2011 - 4:25pm Went to a game in Lincoln this year

The fans were so incredibly respectful and kind. When they found out I was from out of town they started giving me all these food recommendations as well as where to go after the game. I attended with my parents, and we've all been to plenty of major college football games, and we all agreed this was by far the best experience we've ever had.

10/10/2011 - 11:27am I call that

I call that the emergency formation

06/16/2011 - 7:11pm My Grandpa

My Gramps on my dad's side made the football helmets for Michigan... so I'm kind of a big deal.  He did other stuff too, but thats all I really care about.

05/15/2011 - 10:28pm He was

He was the top ranked player on scout in 1894.  He was also a 5 star on rivals and espn rated him as a 93.

03/24/2011 - 12:48am If I remember correctly

he's always had a wandering eye up north to Michigan.  When he received his Michigan offer he stated he would like to visit Michigan.  Ohio State already has two backs committed, both of the similar mold, and the coaching staff has switched over to a pro-style downhill running game.  I would be surprised if we somehow got him, but it would make sense in his case

03/22/2011 - 9:56pm Admittedly

I have an AJ Hawk jersey as a Packers fan.  I expected much more from him, but he's played a very nice role on that defense.  I like to think he never graduated from that school down south.

03/21/2011 - 12:23am What are we going to do next year?

The

 

SHOCK THE WORLD

 

03/12/2011 - 1:43pm longest 5 minutes

longest 5 minutes in life are the last 10 seconds of a basketball game. It always seems like the game before yours has to go on forever

03/11/2011 - 4:54pm GOO CRAZY

03/11/2011 - 4:51pm <iframe title="YouTube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WccfbPQNMbg

03/10/2011 - 7:16pm Only place I could find it

was on demand on comcast.  

03/07/2011 - 9:00pm Ask Nate Volk

Ask Nate Volk how he feels about the anonymity issue.

02/27/2011 - 12:31am What am I

What am I supposed to do with myself for 188 days?  Football season is too short...

02/17/2011 - 1:02am If it lands on

If it lands on Nick Saban then no

02/14/2011 - 12:51am RJS

I know somebody who has talked to RJS on multiple occasions, and the feeling he got a while back was that Jenkins-Stone would commit once he received his offer.  He told me RJS wasn't going to commit on the spot more recently, but not to worry about him.