Well, I have to admit, it's been fairly crazy so far. Ups, downs, boredom, excitement beyond belief. What's next? I know. It's time for a visit to Lincoln by the Golden Eagles from Southern Mississippi. (ever wonder why there's only one "m" in that word?) This should be fairly fun.
It's Home Coming week end in Huskerland. Wouldn't you love to be there? I know I would. It's a grand time. Touring the campus, seeing old friends, and then, there's the game. Nebraska should win this one, but look for plenty of football offered up by the opposition. They have plenty of offense. Their current QB has more 300 yard passing games than some guy named Brett Favre. They came back last weekend to top Texas State, 56-50. And that's the thing, where's the defense? Hopefully, the Big Red will be able to practice running the ball. Something they have not been doing too well, to date. They certainly need to get more proficient heading into Conference play. It's time to let all of our running backs get their reps in a game situation. Time to figure out who wants to carry the load. At this point, it seems no one has really come to the front. Maybe a couple of glimpses, but really nothing solid. Certainly not against Miami. No fire, no grit. (no Ameer, alas.)
This will also be a test of the secondary. The first quarter against Miami was pretty awful, but with some better-late-than-never substitutions, showed improvement as the game progressed. This Eagle offense will put pressure on them again. Let's see what changes may have been made at practice this week. The linebacking corps has been hit by the injury bug, so plan on seeing the next man up all game long. It's good in the fact that the younger guys get reps and the starters get rest and time to recover.
The Huskers should win this won fairly easily, but look for an exciting contest.
Speaking of Home Coming, it's time for GFN members and friends to come to Coldbrew's in Roswell, and join in the festivities. We have a great place to meet, eat, and watch the game together. Maybe, even have a refreshing beverage. Let's show the staff and management that we appreciate them offering their facility for our fun and pleasure. We'll have a Raffle, and with enough fans, The Big Board.
The address is 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell GA. The game starts at noon. Hope to see you and yours at Coldbrew's in Roswell to cheer on our beloved Big Red! They open at 11, so come in then for a good seat.
GO BIG RED!!!