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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Husker bashing a thing of past

KU, Nebraska put 2005 result out of mind

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It may have been the earthquake game of the Big 12 Conference season last year - loud and powerful, with aftershocks lasting for days.

Kansas University's football team walloped Nebraska, 40-15, at Memorial Stadium in 2005, dominating the Huskers in every way imaginable.

Yet a change of scenery and the normal developments in personnel have made this year's showdown much different - and both coaches recognize as much.

"I'm focused on this year. I can't even recall last year," Nebraska coach Bill Callahan said. "Every year is different, the challenges are different, the teams are different."

The effects of that game, though, still stick today. Kansas needed the victory to have a chance at the postseason, and it eventually played in and won the Fort Worth Bowl last December.

Nebraska, meanwhile, bounced back nicely and won its remaining three games of 2005 against Kansas State, Colorado and Michigan. The Huskers are 3-1 this year, losing only at Southern California.

But the KU-NU contest broke a 36-game winning streak by Nebraska over Kansas, the last long streak the Huskers owned over a conference foe. And the fashion in which the streak crumbled assured it of sticking in the minds of everyone who witnessed it.

Kansas and Nebraska players are still asked about last year's game. On Monday, the coaches were peppered with questions about it, too, but neither saw last year's showdown having any significance toward Saturday's game.

"It was good that we did that," KU coach Mark Mangino said, "but it's history. We have to move on."

Keep wondering: Your daily quarterback update reveals nothing new regarding who might play Saturday at Nebraska.

Kerry Meier, who was unavailable against South Florida because of injury, may be ready in time for the trip to Lincoln. But Adam Barmann's solid performance against USF threw a wrench in things, and Mangino didn't lean one way or the other when asked about it Monday.

"We're not sure," Mangino said. "We're day to day on that situation. Meier is improving and feeling a lot better, but we're just not sure how we're going to handle that."

Lucky honored: Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky was named Big 12 offensive player of the week for his performance against Troy.

Lucky, a sophomore out of North Hollywood, Calif., rushed the ball 10 times for 156 yards and three touchdowns against the Trojans. Lucky and Kenny Wilson both rushed for 100 yards against Troy, and Zac Taylor complemented the ground game with 268 yards passing.

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Jason Montgomery 7 years, 11 months ago

Lets get some blue in that stadium on Saturday, Ill be there to represent.

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

One other thing, Zac Taylor has the number 2 passer rating in the country, that with our 4 running backs that any jayhawk fan would've jacked off over if they could've recruited any one of them, will run and pass all over your crappy defense. Fact is you guys wont amount to crap this year, or ever.

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

Rather have a rejected sooner than any sought after Jayhawk! Seriously, if you end up a jayhawk, nobody wanted you!! Not even baylor!!

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

Sorry 3 running backs Dose anybody have bail money for Lucky???

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

3 because Cody Glenn is hurt! What the hell are you talking about bail money for Lucky?

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actorman 7 years, 11 months ago

I imagine it would be virtually unanimous on both fronts:

  1. Start Meier if he's 100% healthy.

  2. Start Barmann if Meier isn't 100% healthy.

Anyone disagree?

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StarHawk92 7 years, 11 months ago

I'm all good with that, actorman.

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

It's fun to mess with people. And I live 5 miles from the Kansas border. I have friends from Kansas. Why? Are you pissed because I have more info, stats, or knowledge of either team than you do? Anyway, what fun would it be if i wasn't here? Plus I wanted to see if Kansas had a sports site to see how their players and coaches felt about this weekend. What of it?

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lamehawks 7 years, 11 months ago

Good luck getting blue into our house. If you are coming to the game, don't forget to bring Mangino some extra cheeseburgers. He'll most likely run out after the 1st half and everyone knows the man needs his cheeseburgers.

Huskers - 35 KU - 10

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meechman 7 years, 11 months ago

NO WAY KU comes to Lincoln and upsets the Huskers this year. Mangino stands a better chance at winning the Biggest Loser while still inhaling all his daily diet of bacon grease than the Jayhawks coming in with all their "upgraded talent" and winning in Lincoln.

Stick with basketball Jayhawks..........

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ru4ku2 7 years, 11 months ago

Sounds like Meechman is still bitter about that @ss-pounding the Huskers took last year.

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meechman 7 years, 11 months ago

Not really bitter since we've lost to a lot of people in the last couple years......I would say losing 1 game out of the last 36 years to KU isn't a bad statistic. When you guys win a National Championship or even compete for a Big 12 North Title, you can start your smack talking.......Keep enjoying the cellar of the Big 12.....AND its just laughable to say you're gonna invade with the Blue at Memorial Stadium......Umm...have you been there?

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huskernkc 7 years, 11 months ago

Instead of worrying whose starting at QB this week, you should worry who'll be left to play next week, the Blackshirts are ready to put a hurtin' on all of them.

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lamehawks 7 years, 11 months ago

Did you mention how fat Mangino is? Because he is really fat. Looks like someone needs to lock up the Runzas in Lincoln or the whole town is going to go dry.

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meechman 7 years, 11 months ago

I think the officials at Runza have been warned.........I just can't wait to see Mangino steal the weiner-schlinger and start shooting them down his throat. That may be the only highlight that Kansas can make on ESPN.....watch out Kobayashi!

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

HAY CORN CHUCKERS. Now that you are ready to play a real team instead of USC JV team. Come on the news up here in Nebraska makes it sound like they won the BCS. WAKE UP. NU sucks and will never win the north again. And bragging about a lost to USC is lame-o. Nebraska will lose just like their old coach did in politics. KU MAN IN PAPILLION

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lamehawks 7 years, 11 months ago

Why were you hanging out at the bus terminal?

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seattlehawk_78 7 years, 11 months ago

That's where your mom works. She's good at her job except when she forgets to remove her dentures.

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

Hay Lamehawk I was talking about the Trojans of TROY. The LAME_O news up here in Nebraska made it sound like TROY was a national powerhouse When Nebraska beat them 56 to 0. Big Deal. TROY IS USC's JV team.

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

Hay Meechman Kansas might have a coach that eats but at least our coach wont ever coach a game not to win and just coach not to get blown out like Nebraska's Coach CAL-IN-HAND did when they played USC. Since when did the west -coast offense go to the ground. ALL Kansas has to do is throw it at 5ft5 CB Grispy. 5ft9 my arse!!!!

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

Wouldn't worry about our corners, neither one of your Quarterbacks will be able to see straight after 2 series. The blackshirts will sack Kansas' quarterback 6 times or more. Good luck with that!

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

GIVE up your living in the past just like those still watching that 1997 bowl game.

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

So lets talk about this year. We're both 3-1. We lost to USC, one of, if not the best team in the country. You lost to Toledo, in one of the most miscoached games I have ever seen.

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

DUDE your rejected Sooner Taylor isn't one to brag about either

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84Hawk 7 years, 11 months ago

How incredible would it be to beat Nebraska two years in a row? It will be tough in Lincoln, but hopefully the Hawks will bring everything they've got. Go Hawks!

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Damian Glaze 7 years, 11 months ago

Mangino better not be creating a QB controversy. If Meier is healthy then he needs to be the starter. Almost every year of his tenure we have had question marks at the most important position on the field. If he doesn't stick with what he committed to at the beginning of the year, it will affect us next year as well. Let Meier grow into the position and we could possibly be in great shape for the next three years. Now, if he is throwing out a smokescreen to keep Nebraska guessing, then I can deal with it. QB by committee never works and we are perfect examples of how mediocre your team will ALWAYS be if you employ this gameplan.

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

First of all, are you a college graduate from Kansas? I sure hope not. With your horrible grammar and spelling, you would be a disgrace to the school!!! Second, who knows what kind of joke you are making about Lucky needing bail money, but it isn't funny. In fact it doesn't make any sense at all. At least Nebraska can say they are in rebuilding, Kansas' football program has never been built. It will never get built, and wont ever finish higher than 4th in the Big 12 North. This weekend will be easier for Nebraska than playing Troy.

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

Dude, I went to UNL budy Good O Nebraska ed-u-ma-kay-tion. And CAL-in-hand means the first opening for a NFL Expansion spot in California he is gone budy. I know it isn't funny when 33% of the prisoners in Lancastor county are Huskers. Great Program. Rebuilding the only rebuilding going on is in the north end zone. Dude stop acting like a spoiled Herpy Husker have some Humor in your life.

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Jonathan Andrews 7 years, 11 months ago

No one's about to confuse one very solid outing with Heisman candidacy; I'm not saying Barmann should be the permanent starter.

But everyone keeps mentioning the future when talking about starting Meier. You know what the best move for the future would be? To keep Meier out of the game until he is absolutely, positively, 100% healed. No matter the outcome against Nebraska, if Meier re-injures, re-aggravates or re-anything-else's his throwing arm, we're in a bad spot for more than just one game.

I agree with you about playing for the future as well as the present, but sending Meier in Saturday is a high risk/low reward scenario.

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lamehawks 7 years, 11 months ago

Did your little brother type that for you or is that how they teach grammar in Lawrence? USC JV Team? Have you seen those dudes? Not sure who else you would have wanted to see play for them. Perhaps Bush and Leinart could have come back to play and that would have been the varsity team? Not real sure what you're getting at.

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meechman 7 years, 11 months ago

Are you saying that KU is a "REAL" team compared to USC??? You all need to pull your heads out of Mangino's fat rolls because you sound like a real douchebag.

NU will never win the North again, huh? Right......Keep dreamin pal, Kansas will always be the king of the cellar and jealousy must be a real b!tch.......

I'm sure everyone is terrified of you Gayhawks........Your team has sure proved themselves against the likes of Northwestern State, Louisiana-Monroe, Toledo (I think that was a loss wasn't it???) and the blowout you had against S. Florida. Those are far greater opponents than the USC JV team we played......

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seattlehawk_78 7 years, 11 months ago

Actually I have been there Meekman. I've also been to the public lavatory at the bus terminal and unless there are unfortunate extenuating circumstances I see no reason to return to either. For someone who likes to boast about his team, tied for 2nd with powers like Iowa State and Missouri in the weaker half of the conference last year is really nothing to brag about. See if you can round up all the players from the Osborne era that are not in jail or on parole and then you can talk. By the way, hope you weren't stupid enough to visit Southern Cal to see the "game". Surely even someone with your limited intellect didn't think you had a chance to win.

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

What about Nebraska having the most Academic All-Americans in all of college sports? So we had a bad egg in Lawrence Phillips? That's a far cry from saying we have a lot of players that went to jail. One more stat, Nebraska has more college players in the pro's than any other Big 12 team!! And I'm sure with the amount of Academic All-Americans a lot more successfull people after college than your jayhawks. You should probably look at your team before calling them a "real team" they've been to only 10 bowl games ever!! 5 since 1976 gimme a break!! "Real Team"!!! Oh yeah, we may have tied with Iowa State and Missouri but remember what we did to the Big 12 North Champs? What happend when you played them? Oops 44-13!!! Impressive. Kansas didn't beat us last year, we beat ourselves. Here's to the next 36 years of dominance over the Kansas Jayhawks in football!!! With our balanced offense and smothering defense I predict this,
Nebraska-63 Jayhawks-14

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

It's pretty bad when you go the the mall or sports stores like Scheels and there still playing Nebraska's 1997 Bowl game and people walk by and watch like it's live. I never saw that in Kansas (1988 Baskatball) O that's right folks At Kansas don't live in the past. If you want the past go to OHIO univ. Face it Nebraska will never be Nebraska of old. You can add all the seats in Lincoln but, it want bring back those championship teams. You better save those RUZNA cause the Mangino army is coming. Does anybody have bond money for Lucky?????

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Todd Simpson 7 years, 11 months ago

lol I have never seen Nebraska Fans so pissed/arrogant @ Kansas Fans...To Say that Nebraska beat themselves I would definately disagree....Kansas Played perfect that game and Nebraska didn't bring it thinking cake walk which didn't happen...Now I'm not saying that Nebraska won't win up in Lincoln...I'm saying that Bill screwed the Nebraska Foundation when he went to the west coast offense...That is where Nebraska Screwed up in hiring him....Nebraska should have always been the pound it out running team like they use to be.....As of the Blackshirt Defense, it shows up when it wants to so we will have to wait and see which Black Shirt D shows up in Lincoln....One last thing its not wise to under estimate this Jayhawk Defense.

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

Fun what are you talking about Fun. Dude don't you watch the news. Lucky needs bail money Ha. You don't need to know all the stats to be a fan. You know living in the omaha area I re-lie on this site cause they the news treat Kansas like some far away place. The sports is like 98% huskers 1% Iowa teams and 1% rest of the world. And Fighter 6580 sounds like your talking about Omaha's Channel 3's Travis Justies the world's biggest Nebraska WHINER! You know on tonights news case the topic was "WAS LAST YEARS LOSE TO KANSAS THE LOWEST POINT OF HUSKER FOOTBALL" I mean I have lived allot of places but Nebraska passes Columbus Ohio, Norman/OK City area, South Bend and Michigan as Collage Footballs biggest most spoiled BABYS by far!!!!!

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ku_bringback_danny 7 years, 11 months ago

One more stat for ya. Nebraska under coach Cali-in Hand Nebraska's offence plays good and then plays very bad win or lose in their next game. Well we all know they rack'd up 56 points and over 500 yards against USC's JV team the Trogans of TROY. Well which offence will show up on Sat. Humm if the stats and odds state it it donesn't look good for Nebraska. Hay Husker fans I know a good Bail Bounds man out of Hawaii for Lucky. Any body got bound money for Lucky??????

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lamehawks 7 years, 11 months ago

And what does Cal-in-hand mean? Just don't get it. Must be above my head.

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tmk 7 years, 11 months ago

I do have humor. That's why I think you're funny. I notice you said you went to UNL. No mention of graduating. I'm sure you didn't, you can't structure a sentence or spell any better than a 3rd grader. I'm done posting now, I could have a better argument from my 10 year old nephew!!! Have fun watching Kansas get back on their losing streak with Nebraska.

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