The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Dec. 3, 2005
was an amazing game. This was the most surprising game that I can remember.
Certainly the best performance we have had in the last 4 years. Bill figured
out the importance of motivation in the college game. The Vermin gave
us a huge boost with their pre-game antics which contributed to the win.
Bill had this team ready to play and had a superior game plan. This is
a sign of tremendous progress and hopefully is a trend that will continue
in the bowl. This game was not as close as the score indicated.
was on fire and the receivers were running open for the entire game. It
is interesting that all of the significant contributors in the receiving
corps were on the team last year. Maybe we didn’t lack talent last
year so much as the talent needed to develop. The line for the 2nd game
in a row did a good job on pass protection. Most of the sacks were coverage
sacks. Using Ross as a slot receiver was extremely effective. However
the running game continues to struggle. I see a great deal of hope in
Lucky. He is an electric runner and always one step from gone. I think
that Swift’s development is fascinating. From no catches in the
first half of the season to probably the best offensive player we have.
linebackers had their best game of the year. The Vermin were off balance
and confused all day. We played with fire and determination that has been
lacking at times this year. We jumped plays and attacked the pocket.
motivated his team with the help of the Vermin. This is the first time
that we have seen real progress in a game situation .Clearly the Vermin
were surprised at what was happening to them and didn’t respond.
This is the kind of feel good victory that you can build on. My hope is
that Bill sees the massive effect that motivation has on the game. If
we win the bowl game it will produce tremendous momentum for the off-season.
Clearly this game was by far Bill’s best effort since coming to
Nebraska. I hope it continues.
Keep the Faith