August 26, 2007

It Is On

The most anticipated season in years is upon us.

May God have mercy on our souls.

AJ

PS - Go Pack Go

28 Comments:

Anonymous Missouri Husker Fan said...

I thought the vote was to keep the crying kid? I must say this about your new one....that's not too flattering. You're right.....IT IS ON!

7:52 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

I promise you the crying kid will return in some way shape or form.

Do not worry. Big hat loser dork was too good to pass over this time around.

But hey..at least people won't bitch about having to read white on black anymore. (At least for this week)

AJ

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very slick. I like it.

EMAW

Mark in Topeka

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work. Okay, I think I like the kid better now... This guy reminds me of Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber when he loses his wallet trying to get a copy of "Rhode Island Slut". It's almost like you are trying to make us Husker fans look stupid or something...

Sorry, I wasn't a visitor here last season, but I like the opposing team logo up at the top so if it's new this year, kudos.. if not, then I'll shut the fuck up... Also, I liked the Husker in HuskerH8ter better when is was "scarlet"..

Randy

12:14 AM  
Anonymous ohf said...

why the 8 in your name? very creative.

Nebraska 49 Nevada 13

Write it down.

1:02 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

1) The "8" came about because on a message board somebody already had "hater"...so it just stuck.

2) The script "Husker" will change from week to week..and yes..I'm very well aware of Federal copyright laws.

3) Nebraska will not score 49 points. You are high.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous bigredfred said...

Love the new dork AJ!!

RANDY JP..

Randy P or is J Randy??? No matter I guess, You are dumber than a bag of hammers and I am glad you like the term so much I see you using it!!

Randy P , check earlier posts, I said the last Solich Team won 10 games. Just because Frank was fired before the season ended, doesn't negate the fact his team won 10 games that year , how stupid can you be??

FOR THE RECORD , the 2003 Huskers, who were Frank's last team, won 10 games!!! I will say it again slowly for you, the 2003 Huskers who were Frank's last team , won 10 games!!!



Records broken that MATTER by Bill Callahan.

First losing season in over 40 years.

WORST LOSS in Nebraska History!!

Coach with the biggest MOST LOSS percentage in 40 plus years.

First Husker coach ever to threaten an NCAA official on the field of play.

First Husker coach ever to establish the gadget play as his bread and butter.

First coach ever to be hired by Nebraska that had just been run out of the NFL.

First NU coach ever to swear at opposing fans on the field of play.

First new NU coach openly committed to eliminating anyone and anything connected to past husker traditions and past husker staff.

The list goes on and on, and only a loser like yourself , who actively supports an ANTI Husker site with his posts by the way.... only you could swallow a coach with those credits.

I promise you this Randy JP or whatever your name is, enjoy the program that has been sold and trashed by Bill and Steve, ... post till your hearts content , find all kinds of cute ways to insult other Nebraskans, but I promise you this, I will always be here to call you out on what you are , what everyone can see you are, and that is stupid!... you are dumber than a bag of hammers!

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Huskers (and by this I mean fans, players, coaches and immediate family) are not simply overlooking Nevada, they are laughing about Nevada. They're overlooking Wake Forest.

Huskers lose to Nevada by 9.
Huskers lost to Wake Forest by 17.
Huskers lose to USC by 51.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the picture of BigRedFred in his big dorky hat circa 1981. Too bad you cut out the BigFatWife sitting next to him. Oh wait, she wasn't fat YET back then.

Same tired shit, Fraud. Go away!

JP

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LittlePinkFraud,

The more you evade making any kind of case for all of the streaks that ended with Frank, the easier it is to see that you are grasping at straws. Although we all despise the way he was let go, even you know deep down inside that the program was in a slide under his command. It's no coincidence that in year 5 (after pretty much all of the Osborne recruits were through the system), that the program suffered it's worse record in almost 40 years. The fact is, he was handed a championship team and promptly posted 4 losses out of the gate (that's coaching, my friend and was the most losses suffered by a Husker team since 1961). He then ended the longest streak for consecutive weeks ranked in the top 25 (that wasn't Callahan, old Fraud, it was Frank that ended that). Callahan may not get us there, but he also wasn't handed one of the most successful programs and let it fail, so Frank wasn't taking us there either (please don't bring up 2001 and the NC game that we only reached because of obscure BCS calculations at the time... most people that follow college football know that Oregon should have been there. I was glad to see us there and it gave me another opportunity to see them play, but we didn't belong on that field)

You may be right... perhaps my posts are exposing my stupidity, after all, they are just based on the facts. Someday, I hope to be able to respond with the Caps Lock key held firmly down, but until then, I'll just have to try to get by being dumber than a bag of hammers. Wish me luck.

Randy

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ nice look on the new board, but as always,

You Can Eat A Mile Of My Corn Ridden Shit and Kiss My Husker Ass

8:22 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

My bad fellas for the delay in approving comments. I was at a funeral today.

New post tomorrow, followed by raw blind hate and rage later in the week.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous bigredfred said...

My condolences AJ, these times in life tend to put things into perspective...

Randy, thanks for somewhat of a sane post (for you anyway). No you are not JP, he is a mental midget with only the capacity to insult someone's wife, what class!.

Randy think about this, 2 out of 3 years Bill Callahan's teams have finished NOT RANKED and out of the top 25. Only 1 Solich Team in 6 years finished out of the top 25.

You might also make note that there are 14 Solich recruits from 2003 and 8 Solich recruits from 2004 that are contributing this year to Bill Callahan's efforts.

Read the article: http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=262111

You mention Osborne recruits but you fail to realize Frank was assistant Head coach and they were his recruits too. They might even have been more Frank's than Tom's towards the end but I bet you fail to look into that.

By the way, anyone handed a team like the Huskers coming off a 10 win season and ranked, is being handed the keys to a cadillac so don't kid yourself.

Bill took that cadillac and destroyed it.

First losing season in 40 plus years.

Ended the record for number of consecutive years at a bowl.

Worst loss in 40 plus years.

Raked in over 2 million dollars for the first year and got a raise!!

It could go on and on but you have blinders on sir!! Enjoy the season.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bigredfred said

You mention Osborne recruits but you fail to realize Frank was assistant Head coach and they were his recruits too. They might even have been more Frank's than Tom's towards the end but I bet you fail to look into that

This is an assumption on your part. For starters, you are mixing in arguments from other people with mine. Nowhere in here have I said that the sole problem with Frank was recruiting, although, I do believe it was a contributing factor.

Ask yourself this when it comes to recruiting. Which is harder, getting a kid to come to a program that had just won 3 of the last 4 NCs, or getting a kid to come to a program that everyone could see was in decline from 2001 on (if you don't think what happened in Boulder took the shine off the program, you are the one with blinders on). When you talk about the 5-6 season, at least consider that the philosophy of the offense was completely changing and Callahan was giving basically 30 days to recruit for it.

Randy think about this, 2 out of 3 years Bill Callahan's teams have finished NOT RANKED and out of the top 25. Only 1 Solich Team in 6 years finished out of the top 25

Yes, as a fan, believe me, I'm well aware of that. However, I also understand the transformation that is taking place and am willing to be more patient with it than you. Also if you think the next point doesn't contribute to this, you're not being honest with yourself

By the way, anyone handed a team like the Huskers coming off a 10 win season and ranked, is being handed the keys to a cadillac so don't kid yourself

Umm... shouldn't getting handed a team that came off a 13-0 season and a national championship be held to a higher standard then (this was a Ferrari)? Isn't this exactly what Frank was handed in 1998? He lost 4 games that year. When you consider that all the coaching staff was still in place except for Tom, and the philosophy was the same, what is your excuse for this?

Bill took that cadillac and destroyed it

Didn't Frank do the same? And since he did, was Bill really handed a cadillac or a Hugo? If you honestly felt like the Huskers under Frank were anywhere close to the Huskers under Tom, you're smoking some good shit.

First losing season in 40 plus years

2002 - First non-winning season in 40 plus years. How is that different? 7-7 is okay? Again, I didn't like the 5-6 season, but I understood it. There was no excuse for the 7-7.. period.

Ended the record for number of consecutive years at a bowl

Did you really feel good about getting to Shreveport with a 7-6 record and then losing to Ole Miss? Personally, I thought a better move for the program would have been to decline the bid, since it's clearly not up to the standards we measure ourselves against, but guess what? Money (pre-SP) and "the streak" got in the way. That bowl streak should have ended in 2002 and you know it.

Raked in over 2 million dollars for the first year and got a raise

Did this come out of your paycheck? College football is big business. What does this have to do with anything.

I've responded to every one of your discussion points, yet you continue to gloss over mine and have yet to defend all the streaks that were ended under Frank. It's to the point now, where your failure to be able to defend them says all that needs to be said. Bottom line, you have no answers for the failure of the program under Frank and just point to the things that have occurred under Callahan. If you want to compare the two coaches side by side, then lets do it as I have done, but don't sit here and tell me that Frank is infallible when he's been responsible for more of the slide than Callahan has.

You are clinging to something that no longer exists. If you can't turn the page and enjoy your team, then I suggest finding something else to do on your Fall Saturdays. The rest of us will be enjoying the ride with the Huskers.

Go Big Red.

Randy

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad it only took calling out your obese wife to distinguish myself from Randy.

Randy, save your breath dude. I've tried your line of reasoning and these Dilbert Solichistas will NEVER get it. Ever.

JP

Nebraska moves up to #18 on the list of most obese states. Truth hurts, eh Fred.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ-Please post this on this page too. Thanks-JP

I've said it before and I'll say it again. BHG and BigRedFraud need to get together and go bowling IN OHIO.

I am a Husker fan. I think Solich was a decent guy, but he was allowing the program to decay and fall back to where it was prior to 1991. Mediocre. Do you want championships or just the status quo for the sake of status quo? How many championships did Solich win exactly? One.. In 1999. And then he never made it back to the Big 12 Championship game ever again. That's not acceptable. Callahan hasn't won a championship either, but he coached NU back to the Big 12 Championship game. Deep down you Solichistas have to admit you can't rebuild a program and go from option to WCO overnight. Any coach in the NFL would tell you that. Any coach on any level would tell you that. You cannot judge Cally FULLY on what he's done until after this year and next. If NU doesn’t continue to improve, that's the key and what Solich did not do - CONTINUE TO IMPROVE, then we need to go in a different direction. If that means a new AD and coach, so be it.

How come none of you Cally/Pedey bashers ever talk about what a completely different conference this is NU is playing in now, when compared to the absolutely pathetic Big 8.

Nebraska's schedule on paper this season looks brutal. These middle of the pack Big 12 teams are ALL capable of beating anyone on any given Saturday. It used to be NU could cakewalk all the way to the Oklahoma game. Occasionally a Mizzou or Colorado team would be good enough give them a game.

I watched the 1992 ('91 season) Orange Bowl last night on Fox Atlantic. Nebraska was so bad and Osborne just looked like a tool on the sidelines with ZERO answers for Miami on either side of the ball. The game ended 22-0, but really it should have been like 50-0. It was embarrassing. Nobody ever remembers Osborne struggles and his inability to win the big one or any bowl game for that matter for a while. Yet, Callahan is supposed to win right away in much much much tougher conference with only a couple of seniors he recruited on the field. Osborne was lucky. He had one team to beat nearly every year, and for about 10 years he couldn't even do that.

How quickly we forget.

JP

12:32 PM  
Anonymous bigredfred said...

Randy , let me ask you this, why in every point made against Bill Callahan , do you want to resurrect the Solich debate? Is that the only way you can defend Callahan?

I happen to like Frank, it only took him 2 years to turn around a perrenial loser in Ohio, however, I really don't think discussing Frank has any relevance for Bill Callahan. Other than the fact you and others NEED to drag a Husker Hall of Famer back into the discussion as it is your only way to defend Bill!!

Having said that, when you compare Frank's years to now, keep in mind that the Big 12 was always in the top 1 and 2 conferences back then. Now, there is no competition in the Big 12 North and, the conference as a whole is ranked about 5th and sometimes 6th in the Nation. You are comparing apples to oranges.

Back in Tom's and Frank's day, it wasn't uncommon to find a greater number of big 12 and big 12 north teams ranked. I thought you were around back then??

Take Frank's 10 win season back at the peak of the big 12, and compare to where Bill has things now going into the 4th year. (A year (this year) I might add where we still see Solich recruits carrying a big share of the load.) Bill has come no where close to making the mark Frank made for your Husker team. And you show respect for a fellow Husker by trashing him just so you have a way to defend a transplanted Husker wannabe?? How is it that you don't see reality? It is because you and others were sold a pack of lies by Steve Pederson, ie Frank's recruiting. You are sooo smug and unable to admit to a huge mistake.

You really think because a coach doesn't get a NC team after the 13-0 Osborne team, and all the players that left, that coach has ruined the program?? You expect the undefeated NC every year?? From your post it sounds like it!?

Let me address where Bill took things in 2004. He did the same thing he did in the pros, he could not coach to the strength of the players. He was given a Super Bowl contender, not from anything he did, AND , the very next year took them to 4 wins. Sound familiar?? He did the same thing to the Huskers.

Bill Callahan has proven time and time again to be an average coach. He will never be great. He is not a great leader. He will NEED to get specific players in Lincoln because he will fail if teaching existing talent is required.

There in lies the strength to the Devaney-Osborne-Solich era, they could take existing talent, even boys from the wheat fields of Nebraska, and they could win games. They played with heart, not trick plays.

But why should I waste my breath? I await further name calling among Nebraskans in leu of any intelligent debate about the merits of Husker football. Fire away....

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice cop out. You can't defend the slide of the program under Solich. I've clearly outlined the things that happened during his tenure and you continue to avoid discussing them. You bring up Solich when you want to present his positives, therefore, he's in the discussion. When I ask you to defend the negatives, you can't do it. Why? Because it would force you to admit that the standard that you are holding Callahan to, wouldn't stand up to Solich either and that is the whole crux of your argument.. That Solich wouldn't have let the program slide.

You said
Let me address where Bill took things in 2004. He did the same thing he did in the pros, he could not coach to the strength of the players. He was given a Super Bowl contender, not from anything he did, AND , the very next year took them to 4 wins. Sound familiar?? He did the same thing to the Huskers

Isn't this exactly what Solich did in 1998?. It's pretty obvious that your bias is getting in the way here. When that same argument is applied to Frank, you tell me that I shouldn't expect a NC from a team that just won it the year before. You tell me that Tom's NC teams were as much or more the result of Frank being an assistant, but somehow Callahan wasn't responsible for building Gruden's SB team as an assistant. If you want to make these your arguments, then they go both ways. Which is it? If Solich is responsible for building Tom's teams, then Callahan gets credit for building a SB team (a much tougher gig). If Callahan was handed a Cadillac and flooded the engine, then Solich was handed a Ferrari and forgot to put gas in it. Can't have both ways, Fred so take your pick .

you said
Bill Callahan has proven time and time again to be an average coach. He will never be great. He is not a great leader. He will NEED to get specific players in Lincoln because he will fail if teaching existing talent is required.

There in lies the strength to the Devaney-Osborne-Solich era, they could take existing talent, even boys from the wheat fields of Nebraska, and they could win games. They played with heart, not trick plays


Every coach needs specific players in their system. Do you really think Osborne would have recruited Tom Brady to run the option? And if he had, that he could have magicallly "coached" him to run it effectively? Your lack of understanding of the game is coming through. You probably think that just because a kid is 6'5, 315, that he can play anywere in the line in any offense.

Again, show me where I have denigrated Solich. Is pointing out that he ended many of the long standing streaks is somehow demeaning him, or is it simply stating the facts? These are the things you are critical of Callahan for, so you need to answer the same thing for Solich as his predecessor.

You know what Fred? Don't even bother with anything else I've said. Just answer me this one question.

Is 7-7 up to the standards of Husker football? It's a simple yes/no question. Answer it


Nuf said.

Randy

PS. JP, I hear ya. Keep the faith, brotha...

2:31 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

You guys are killing me.

Seriously.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know. I have to admit, it's like watching two idiots playing chess.. .Problem is, I'm one of them...

Randy

2:37 PM  
Anonymous bigredfred said...

Solich after Osborne,13-0 to 9-4, and ranked, vs Bill Callahan after Solich 10-3 to 5-6 and unranked, big difference

Solich, Assistant HEAD Coach during Tom's last years before being named Head coach, therefore in my opinion almost equal credit for recruiting. Especially after what is being said by the former players and coaches involved.

Bill Callahan was offensive coordinator for the raiders before being named Head coach. Very little credit for the overall direction of the team before he got the Head coaching position, which everyone knows was micro-managed by Al Davis along with the previous head coach. All this is no mystery, only to folks who like to twist reality.

Is 7-7 up to the standards of Husker football? It's a simple yes/no question. Answer it

All Nebraskans could speak to this with one voice so why play your games?? The real question would be does one year negate a life time of service to the Huskers and when is it time to change directions?? If it were only as simple as you suggest with your question. Of course the answer is No , but you will defend the 5-6 season 2 years later with the rebuilding argument. By the way, the 'regular' season record for Solich for that year was 7-6 and the regular season record 2 years later for Bill was 5-6 if you don't include the bowl game since Bill didn't get to a bowl. If you are to compare apples to apples, Frank went 7-6 during his worst season and Bill went 5-6 2 years later with a team coming off a 10 win season.

Randy, I will refrain from calling you stupid as Husker fans are supposed to have some class or so they all like to claim. Funny how that all goes out the window when someone disagrees. Small minds even here in nebraska I guess.

I will stand by my facts. I will stand by history and the record. I respect your somewhat skewed view of the program, but, I prefer my side of the fence in the split of husker nation down the middle, and believe me, the company kept on this side of the fence with old players and coaches is much more credible than all the new age husker fans and Steve Pederson on your side of the fence. Don't need to remind you of the overwhelming support and out-spoken alumni who broke with the university for this years golf outing. Many legends calling for an outright shaking of the Husker tree to rid those who truly aren't huskers..

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how you felt good about where the program was headed under Solich. Mine had nothing to do with Steve Pederson. I looked at my brother during the blowout in Boulder and said 'it's over, the mystique is gone'.. I hate when I'm right. You couple that with the performance in the Rose Bowl, the entire 2002 season and the types of losses in 2003 and I don't know how you can be comfortable....

by the way, saying that you will refrain from calling me stupid, is, in effect calling me stupid..

I don't have a "side". I'm a Husker fan, enjoying my team. There sure seems to be alot of other people out there just like me so I guess your numbers aren't as big as you think (by the way, Milt Tenopir attends almost every Husker practice so I hope you aren't counting him with "all" the ex Husker players and coaches speaking out against)

Randy

4:06 PM  
Anonymous bigredfred said...

Randy , the split in Husker nation is what it is. Depends on how close you want to keep your ear to the ground. Very well documented frequently in OWH and everywhere you look. Take care and have a good season.

4:52 PM  
Blogger badherbie said...

I hate football, and my husband is a husker fan...it's just painful. I don't trust people who wear corn on their heads, and like a blow up boy they call "Herbie". I would rather swallow glass than watch my husband cheer on the Huskers. I went to a Nebraska Husker football game, and about froze to death. If your not into farming or football...don't go to Nebraska. My husband has half of our home for his stupid Nebraska stuff, and if you even step on his Husker rugs his cries like a baby. The whole obsession is stupid. I don't understand it, and for all those people in other states who dig the Huskers so much...MOVE there!!! Please keep the insanity contained in one place! I'm trying to get my husband to divorce me and move, but you know what I have concluded...Nebraska Husker fans are good at torment.

DIE BIG RED!!!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blow-up dolls, swallowing and some lady crying about her rug.... what kind of site is this?

Randy

PS. Fred, keep your wife in check, please. This has to be a little embarassing for you

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

badherbie, you sound like quite a woman.. eyes rolling

oy vey!

JP

11:23 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Hey BHG...

Sorry dude...try your comment again. Even JP deserves a bit of anonymity.

Calling out people's identity isn't cool..even if it wasn't him.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mind, really. Bring it on.

JP

5:52 PM  

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