In Cincinnati, Bengals fans are heading out to bars after playoff wins because Zac Taylor might stop by. In small-town Nebraska, high school coaches are checking their phones to see if Ed Foley might call. Sure, it's PR. It's recruiting. But it's genuine, too.
This restoration of Nebraska’s physical identity is a monumental task. But Marcus Satterfield knows what he wants. And unlike several past offensive coordinators, you don’t need to convince him to go old-school.
Nebraska played extremely well during Thursday’s upset of Iowa, even better than it did at Creighton, perhaps the best overall product of the Fred Hoiberg era. Don’t you have to wonder what’s possible for them this season?
There are two kinds of joy in victory. One is the satisfaction when hard work pays off on the scoreboard. The second kind? Making your opponent absolutely miserable. That’s what Nebraska did to Iowa.
"Maverick is born to rush the passer," says the Elkhorn South defensive end's father, a 1987 NFL Draft first-round pick and former Husker Danny Noonan.
The Huskers dominated the paint, denied Creighton transition baskets and shortened the game by prolonging possessions. Basically, Fred Hoiberg turned Nebraska men's basketball into Wisconsin football.
Derrick Walker’s game isn’t flashy. But he’s crafty and tough. He is clearly Fred Hoiberg’s best player. We knew most of that. But on Sunday, he demonstrated versatility we didn’t see last season.