Husker News and Notes for 2-17-09

Jeff WilliamsAnalyst IFebruary 17, 2009

Husker News and Notes

The Nebraska-Colorado will most likely stay on Black Friday in 2009.

Nebraska has played on ABC on that Friday since 1990, but has had a bye week leading into the game. That is not the case this year. NU plays at home against Kansas State on Nov. 21, meaning the Huskers would have a short week before a Nov. 27 game at Colorado.

2010 Recruiting Class: Minnesota Prep DT prospect Beau Allen has an offer from the Huskers.

Steve Sipple has a few ideas to spruce up the Red-White Spring Game

As for the green jerseys for quarterbacks, they’ve usually made sense to me, especially when there’s a clear-cut starter. This year, odds are there won’t be a clear-cut No. 1 by mid-April. So let’s see how Patrick Witt, Zac Lee, Cody Green, and Kody Spano react when “live bullets are flying,” to steal a Bill Callahan phrase.

Let the public take a peek at the leading QB candidates unprotected against a stout defense.

The young quarterbacks would benefit from the pressure of an intense game-like experience, and the fans would get their 10 bucks’ worth (actually, a quick glance at shows a wide range of prices for individual tickets—$48 apiece all the way to $2,600 apiece in the club level).

Tim Griffin ranks the Huskers 4th in his Big 12 Power Rankings

4. NebraskaThe Cornhuskers got a big shot of momentum after their impressive comeback victory in the Gator Bowl. Ndamukong Suh will be back, but the Cornhuskers have to find a replacement for Joe Ganz at quarterback. Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson’s work in turning out serviceable players at the position at Colorado and Nebraska lessens some of those concerns. But it still wouldn’t surprise me to be seeing heralded incoming freshman Cody Green to be starting at the position by early November—maybe even with the North Division title on the line.