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Posted on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 3:06 p.m.

Earlier starts something new for Nebraska football team

By Staff


Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini.

Associated Press

They're getting up a bit earlier in Lincoln, Neb., to watch the Cornhuskers play football.

Nebraska, in its first season as a member of the Big Ten Conference and with more trips that take it east, played a noon game at Penn State on Saturday. In Lincoln, that's 11 a.m.

How's that time zone change working out for you, Bo Pelinii? The Lincoln Star Journal reports that the Nebraska football coach didn't mind it at all.

"We got back about 7:30 p.m., so the kids had a good night off on Saturday," Pelini said. "It gave everyone a chance to regroup and relax. That's where the early game helps you a little bit."

Nebraska fans get another early game this week. The Cornhuskers are at Michigan for a noon kick (ESPN).

"It's November, and there's a lot to play for," Pelini said, the Star Journal reported. "It'll be a tough environment against a good football team. It (Michigan Stadium) is a heck of an environment. It used to be 110,000, I'm sure it's more now. It should be fun for our kids. That's why you play college football, for chance to play at a lot of different places. They have a lot of tradition there."



Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 12:29 a.m.

At first glance, Bo Pelini is a better guest coach than the Bret Bielema at Wisconsin. At least Pelini recognizes there is some tradition at Michigan Stadium. Bielema last visiting said he didn't care much about tradition at UM and it had little to do with the game. Can't wait for the Badgers to fall short of the Big Ten title this year.


Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 11:08 p.m.

When I went to the LSJournal article, it was a little disconcerting to see the headline: "Lunch with Bo:" Of course, appropriate, but "Huh?" Welcome to the House, UN. UM will have some red meat the next 2 Saturdays! Go Blue!


Tue, Nov 15, 2011 : 10:02 a.m.

It will be corn fed meat I'm sure. I usually like my steaks medium-rare, however this week my corn fed steak will have to be well done, aah yes

Lorain Steelmen

Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 10:07 p.m.

Notice to all fans of THEosu, a buddie of mine, who lives in Happy Vallley called & told me today, that Urban Meyer was seen buying a house in Happy Valley. Also, look for THEosu, to wait until the NCAA finishes handing down their sanctions, and then they will hire Jim Tressel as the next HC at Theosu.........some things never change.


Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 9:55 p.m.

get used to it Corn Shuckers.

Lorain Steelmen

Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 9:33 p.m.

I disagree with RWBill to some extent. My understanding is, that Nebraska does NOT do well, against running QB's and running attacks. Yes, DRob will need to throw a pass, here and there, but it sounds like his running skills (ie) 'tuck it and go, and the work of the Oline in opening holes for Fitz, will be more important than an AL Borges' passing attack, which would play into Nebraska's hands. The defense will need to be aggressive again, but disicplined as well, to stop the UN option attack. Can they do both???? ahhhh, I hope so. Our corners have been a source of concern, all season, and I'm sure Pelini has tapes of the msu and Iowa games.

Riley Campbell

Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 9:28 p.m.

Whoa . . . looks like Denard is hurt and Gardner to start Saturday vs Nebraska!! <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 10:55 p.m.

Who to believe, who to believe. Coach says he's fine, some guy named Ace says not. hmmmm


Mon, Nov 14, 2011 : 9:11 p.m.

Great addition to the conference. Pre-season I thought they'd be well ahead of us, but we have a real shot at winning the game. The D will play respectably, if not even better, but to win, Denard will have to stop the fumbles and get an idea about passing, same vs Ohio.