The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
March 25, 2008
starts tomorrow and what a great feeling it is to have the team back on the
field. The pro coach era is over and it appears that we have returned to our
roots. Bo is a no nonsense guy and he was my choice four years ago. I thought
that Tom might go for an established head coach. But after listening to the
criteria that Tom used to select our new coach Bo was really the most logical
choice. If you watch a lot of college football you realize what a premium a
great defense is. Bo’s staff is an interesting mix of the old and the
new. Some of the individual choices might seem to be a little curious but the
staff appears to be extremely cohesive. That is very important because the previous
staff never seemed to be on the same page. They managed to recruit a solid class
in spite of all of the turmoil of the coaching change.
practice will be interesting to see how the players receive what will a change
in the overall culture. There are a great many interesting position battles
to be played-out over the course of the spring. We will discuss those battles
after the spring game. I am particularly interested in seeing how Zac Lee and
Patrick Witt perform.
been a lot debate about the overall talent level of our team. After the 06 season
it appeared that we had upgraded the talent of the team. Was last year’s
performance an indication of poor talent? Or do we have talent as many recruiting
pundents have said and they were poorly coached and motivated. They will be
coached and motivated this year so the pace of the rebuilding project will be
determined by the amount of inherited talent. The Bobfather inherited a talented
team that was poorly coached and turned the program around immediately. I am
greatly relieved that the pro coach era is over and very excited about having
Bo back. Right or wrong we are returning the program to doing things the Nebraska
way. By that I don’t mean running the option, I mean a team that plays
hard and playing for the “N” on the helmet and not playing to improve
his chances to get into the “league”. I believe that we have the
right guy in Bo and he will very quickly get the program back on track.
Keep the faith. GBR.