- USC back Stafon Johnson: "Those holes were big, real big. My eyes got big every time."
- USC coach Pete Carroll: "We're going to run the ball every time until we score."
- More from birthday boy Carroll: "To do that here and to be able to capture the momentum of the stadium and all of that early on and then in the third quarter come ripping out there with a couple turnovers and away it goes -- it's a beautiful thing." Whoa.
- But of course, our fearless leader Billy C remains every the optimist: "It's the third game of the season, and we plan on playing 14. We'll see how it turns out." Wait a second, he's planning on 14 games? So he's guaranteeing the Big 12 North already. Whoa.
- Hopefully nobody's putting this game on Sam Keller's shoulders because it wasn't his fault. Ask Stafon Johnson about those big holes. Did Keller open those up for him?
- Understatement of the day, again from Carroll: "Once we got going, geez, we just took control." Oh, you think so do you doctor?
- Uhm, here's another chilling stat: USC outrushed the Corn 313-31. As Vincent Vega would say, "That's a bold statement."
- "As it turned out, the act of running on Nebraska, the team, was a lot like driving through Nebraska, the state. You could go a long way before you ran into anybody." Ouch, thank you to Mark Whicker for that one.
- "The last time we saw this many empty seats at Memorial Stadium prior to the start of the fourth quarter, it didn't turn out to be a good thing for the guy in the head coach's office. A Husker Nation that continues to remain divided on the progress and direction of this staff won't be any more settled after what went down Saturday night in front of a national ABC television audience." This from the Grand Island Independent, who unlike the World Herald, isn't afraid to call a spade a spade.
- However, one World Herald staff, Lee Barkfnecht, did the right thing in questioning the direction of Nebraska football. Barkfnect reminds us of what Stevie P said when he was looking for a new coach after Solich. "No one should apply for this job who doesn't plan to win national championships."
- We'll also give Lee the final word on these stud recruits who are alleged somewhere in Lincoln: "I've got stars in my eyes from reading all this baloney about these super-duper, 'multiple-star' recruits on a five-star scale that get major headlines for signing with Nebraska.OK, if all these hotshots are on campus, where are they? Why hasn't the system been tailored to get them on the field sooner? Where is the speed? Where are the offensive game-breakers? Where are the defensive playmakers?" Great questions.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Yes, that's Neo himself, on the field at last night's debacle in Lincoln. Enough about celebrity sightings, more on the scrimmage (or, why Super Grover needs to be shit-canned immediately):