Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So this Bo Pelini thing just might work out.
Pelini finally got his signature win at Nebraska two weeks ago by beating Kansas. Yeah, the Jayhawks aren't ranked, but remember Kansas is just one year removed from their one loss season, including a BCS victory in the Orange Bowl.
And the Cornhuskers are sitting at 7-4 and bowl eligible. They finish off the season with a home game against Colorado. If the Nebraska faithful decide to show up for the Holiday weekend game against the Buffaloes, they can help send Nebraska to an 8-4 record and a credible bowl game.
Pelini can realistically finish his first season 9-4. That's incredible! And more than any Husker fan could have hoped for. And just think, Nebraska could have and should have beat Virginia Tech at home. And remember Pelini took Texas Tech to overtime in Lubbock!
Nebraska did get taken to the woodshed against Mizzou and Oklahoma. But Pelini is basically still working with Bill Callahan's mess. The same team that Callahan went 5-7 with one year ago.
A bowl win accompanied with a 9-4 year will greatly help recruiting and you can expect Nebraska to be the cream of the crop of the Big 12 North for many years to come.