The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Jan. 5, 1998
Our best performance of the year. We
were way too much for these guys. I
wish we could have a go at Michigan. After
watching the Rose Bowl, I am more
convinced that we would just kill them.
In our game I couldn't believe that
they didn't go downfield more often.
They had 25 completions for only 187
yards. Our defensive staff did a great
job by letting them complete passes and
tackling them right away.
Makovicka was hurt the entire game. He limped between plays, but he played like a man possessed. We were
penalized for illegal substitution because even
though he was hurt he would not come
out of the game.
Just like with Florida State and Miami and Florida, Tennesee got so tired of our boys
pounding on them. By the fourth quarter
they were dragging out of the huddle
and limping back to it. The Southern
teams are finesse and can't take
the constant pounding, and Peyton looked
rattled. Tee Martin would have been more
trouble than Peyton.
I believe that
Florida State is the second-best team in the country but we are the best by a wide
margin again. It was wonderful to sit
in the stadium and watch a dominant
Nebraska team win a national title. I had
waited my whole life to do it once, and
now I've been able to do it twice in three years. Now
the goal is to go 73-3 in six years. It
is never too early to start thinking