- "There's no reason to count the (Kansas) Jayhawks out of the (Big XII) North race. There's no team in the North you can say is better than Kansas with any certainty.
And there's no coach in the North you can definitively claim is better than Mark Mangino."
You see, especially following the USC loss, Husker Nation has just assumed that the Big XII North was more of a foregone conclusion. Business around Omaha and Lincoln are doing promotions already to "Go to Arrowhead to watch Nebraska in the Championship game", meaning that you could register for tickets to the Big XII title game in KC, where in a lot of people's minds, the matchup is already set: Nebraska vs. Texas/Oklahoma.
Some Husker Fans being Husker Fans have taken the low road in regards to both Whitlcok and Mangino this week (RE: Their weight). Don't worry, we won't link to any message boards, although a good google search will get you to a few dandies.
Oh, and everyone's still pretty pissed off about last year's debacle at Lawrence, where the Corn got their Corn Cob heads handed to them by the Jayhawks 40-15. It's odd that many fans now feel it's a foregone conclusion that this is the ultimate revenge game, and the score will definitely be reversed in Lincoln tomorrow night. To paraphrase the late Harry Carey, it could be, it should be, it....might be. But Whitlocks' right folks -- nobody can say anyone's better than anyone with any certainty, until oh 9pm CST tomorrow night. I'm guessing our new boy Whitlock will be at Memorial Stadium, and he can see first hand whether or not Husker Fans really are the "classiest" in all of college football.