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Bevo's Daily Roundup - October 19, 2010

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"It's all about winning," defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said.
"The fun is in winning."

Horns_bullet_mediumBo does not like Lincoln. It was that home field advantage.

After another dull effort at home, now would seem the perfect time for Nebraska to get out of town.

Coach Bo Pelini said Monday he's racking his brain trying to understand why his team doesn't play better at Memorial Stadium. He's got two weeks to figure it out.

"I honestly think there's less distraction on the road, whatever it may be," Pelini said during the Big 12 coaches' teleconference with reporters. "We're looking into why that is and trying to think outside the box a little bit about maybe handling home games a little bit differently."

 

Horns_bullet_medium Taylor Martinez wasn't the only problem.

"You look back, Taylor wasn't the only problem. We were just looking for a spark," Pelini said. "It's a tough situation. He's a young guy. You live and learn as a head coach. You don't know if that's the right decision to make, but it was a decision that was made and you move forward."

 

Horns_bullet_medium Moving on. FoxSports has a preview of the Iowa State game.

''This means absolutely nothing if you don't build on it and grow,'' Brown said Monday. ''We have not shown we are a mature football team yet ... We've shown we can play good.''

Brown says he'll treat the next six games like an entirely new season with the goal of going undefeated. First up is Iowa State (3-4, 1-2), a team that has lost 68-27 and 52-0 in its last two games.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumThe Cyclones are looking ahead.

One more game and Iowa State can put this overbearing Utah-Oklahoma-Texas stretch to bed forever.

"We have too much talent to let it slip," is how tailback Jeff Woody recalled coach Paul Rhoads’ postgame message after Iowa State was shut out for the first time since 45-0 against Kansas State in 2003, a span of 82 games.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumDo we seem concerned? The Lost Lettermen has the Top 10 reasons Husker Nation can’t stand Texas. 

Nebraska fans HATE Texas fans. And it doesn’t help that the program is in the state of Texas where everything is supposed to be bigger and better, including egos. Especially egos. While Texas fans are generally thought to be agreeable folks, not to Big Red Nation that has already had it up to hear with Texas and doesn’t appreciate "Hook ‘em horns" being thrown in their face every five seconds.

 

Horns_bullet_medium The BCS loves the Sooners.

Oklahoma, which all-time has spent more weeks atop the BCS than any other team, debuted at No. 1 in the first BCS Standings of this season, released Sunday night.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumOut of chaos comes order. Nietzsche never had to deal with the BCS.

This could be a year a bunch of unbeatens get screwed. It could be a year where you can end the season with an ugly loss and move on anyway.

 

Horns_bullet_medium That's just too bad. History does not favor Oklahoma.

History does not favor Oklahoma. Only two teams have won the title after debuting at No. 1 in the BCS standings — Florida State in 1999 and USC in 2004.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumThe #1 Land Thieves are preparing for Missouri.

How Oklahoma's offense fares against Missouri's defense will be a pivotal matchup Saturday night when two undefeated teams square off in a nationally televised game in which ESPN's Game Day crew will be in Columbia, Mo.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumMike Sherman is good at saying a lot while saying absolutely nothing

When asked if Jerrod Johnson is his starting QB for this week's game at Kansas, Sherman said. "Like every position, we have open competition every week and this week is no exception."

Read between the lines and backup Ryan Tannehill (right) is going to get a shot.

But, "I've been asked that question a bunch," Sherman said. "It's just what I said. I think (Johnson) is the leader of our team; he's averaging 300 yards a game. I trust him. I have confidence in him."

Sherman also said, "(Tannehill) will get his reps this week and we'll continue to play like we normally play in relationship to what happens on Saturday."

 

Horns_bullet_mediumShopping is good therapy. It is getting ugly in Kansas.

 

Horns_bullet_mediumTexas is letting the terrorists win. The Big 12-2 is Un-American.

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said the Big 12 business model aligns with Major League Baseball (teams keep local TV revenue) and the Big Ten, where the Huskers will be next year, skews toward the NFL (every dollar divided equally). "To some degree, that’s sort of the American way, to reward ability," Osborne said of the Big 12 model. "If you’re looking at holding a group of people together for a long period of time, that may not be the best way."

 

Horns_bullet_medium Barron Batch has his own blog. My new favorite read.

My name is Baron. I am very sarcastic.I love to travel. I have a pet turtle. I dont like deep water. I dont like to fly. I am very creative. I like taking pictures. I like sunsets. I like cheesecake. I like to bowl. I like to play pingpong. I am very competitive. I have a big family and am in the middle. I hate when people leave crushed chips in the bottom of the bag. I like christmas lights. I love people. I hate doing dishes and unloading groceries. I like to cook. I like to eat even more. I dont like taking showers in places that have bad water pressure. I accidentally killed 17 tiny glow fish one time. Toe hair grosses me out. This is my blog.....and this is me.

 

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