The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
Dec. 31, 2003
A nice win to end the season. We really needed that one. Whatever happens,
it was a great reflection on both Frank and Bo that the team played well
for them. We had more energy and enthusiasm
than we displayed during the year. In my mind, Bo did nothing to hurt
himself as a candidate during the game and entire month preceding. He
is a class act and a strong personality. I bet that the Bobfather was
the last HC to get a personal foul. I would be very happy if Bo gets
the job. Steve has a decision and I have an opinion. But if it were my
choice, Bo would be my guy.
The game played out as many of our early season wins did. Stifling
defense and ball control on offense. Michigan State has a good team and
this was a good test. Giving Ross the majority of the carries and going
back to being an I-back oriented running team were positives. Ross
handled the load, although he was wearing down at the end and probably
had a few too many carries. Kriewald will give us fine FB play next
year, and our receiving corps has four legitimate threats. We need to
upgrade the line with our young players and improve the passing game
with Joe. Lord missed two wide-open guys, but so did they.
If Bo leaves, the D will miss his schemes and leadership. They believe in
him and know he will put them in position to succeed. Smoker is the
real deal and we basically shut him down. We have speed and athleticism
in the secondary and many talented young linebackers. If our young
D-linemen mature and improve, our D should even be better next year. We
will miss Williams -- he was as disruptive a player as we have ever had.
I am very optimistic about next year. We have a lot of young talent, and
the defense showed what can be done if they are well-coached. Whoever is
our next coach is coming into a good situation. As I have said, I have
faith in Steve and will support whomever he picks. His career at
Nebraska will be defined by this decision. If he picks Bo, I will have
faith in Steve and be relieved and happy.
Keep the faith. GBR.