Nebraska Football: Finding Positives About Huskers Not Being on TV

Patrick RungeCorrespondent IJune 17, 2011

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 26: Mike Caputo #58 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the rest of the Nebraska offensive line powered their way past the Colorado Buffaloes during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Colorado 45-17 (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers, as they apparently will not be seen on televisions across the state.

The Husker Hotwire staff is very committed to saving the planet. Actually, that's not very true, but they are pretty good at recycling old story hooks when the opportunity arises.

In this case though, not putting Nebraska on television isn't about protecting Nebraska's spring game secrets from opposing coaches. Instead, it's about the BeeOneGee Network trying to muscle its' way out of the digital cable wasteland where it is forced to slum it with military history, video games and (shudder) soccer.

As quoted from, B1G Grand Poo Bah Jim Delaney said that "[W]e're not going to have the Big Ten Network not be treated in the same way in Nebraska that it's treated throughout the conference."

Or, put more simply, the B1G Network intends to keep Nebraska games off the channel and allow the always-rational Children of the Corn to...convince the local cable providers to move the network off the digital cable tier.

When reached for comment by the Husker Hotwire, Nebraska athletic director Doctor Tom Osborne didn't say, "Well, we think that televising our scrimmages against Chattanooga and Fresno State might be unwise, as opposing coaches might be able to review the film of those practices and learn something to use against us in the games that count."



NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates the Buckeyes 31-26 victory against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Pho
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At the Husker Hotwire, we are committed to bring you ongoing coverage of Nebraska's new opponents in the B1G Conference.

And while the Hotwire staff is at least somewhat aware that there teams in the B1G Conference aside from Ohio State, it's hard not to keep going back to Buckeye Hotwire's reporting of the ongoing drama in Columbus.

Since the last Hotwire, quarterback Terrelle Pryor decided that he felt so bad about his actions that he extended his five-game suspension to a rest-of-his-career suspension and announced he was leaving school.

His newly hired agent Drew Rosenhaus said Pryor was a sure-fire first-round pick. Unfortunately, the UFL already had its' Twitter-hosted draft, so we might have to wait until next year to find out if Rosenhaus is correct.

Still, with Pryor's departure, Buckeye Hotwire is relieved that the entire tattoo-gate story is now behind Ohio State. Except for the NCAA investigation about the cars. And the jobs. And the memorabilia sales. And the sanctions. And the appeal of the sanctions. And the effect of the sanctions.

But other than that, it should be clear sailing for the Buckeyes.



Mountaineer Hotwire reports that head-coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorson ended up waiting about six weeks before getting the full-time gig, with head-coach-to-be-fired Bill Stewart resigning.

With the Holgorson-Stewart drama surpassing even the messiness of Rich Rodriguez's departure from Morgantown, Mountaineer Hotwire is anxiously awaiting the bizarre and embarrassing circumstances surrounding Holgorson's inevitable departure.

Speaking of messy departures, Cyclone Hotwire reports that former head Cyclone Gene Chizek likened his interview with Auburn while he was head coach at Iowa State with cheating on a spouse.

But when Auburn offered him the position, he said he took the job thinking it must be a "God appointment." Which is the go-to rationale for most travelling businessmen when explaining to their wives how a pair of fishnet stockings got into their luggage after the big marketing seminar in Philadelphia of course.

BC$ Hotwire reports that Robert Shelton has been hired as the new director of the Fiesta Bowl, and intends to be the "chief braggart" for the event. Of course, that role won't at all consist of using charitable funds for lavish golf junkets, strip club visits and possibly illegal campaign donations to ensure the BC$ status of the Fiesta Bowl.

Because if that happens, Shelton can count on a vigorous and independent investigation from the BC$, like last time, and could face another stern talking to and perhaps being sent to bed without supper.

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