Originally Published: Jul 26, 2010 2:15 PM CDT
Grabbing a quick bite at the Big 12 Media session and bumping into NU Coach Bo Pelini. I asked Bo about moving to the Big 10 and he just shook his head and said its "all about money."
Scoring was a problem for Nebraska last year. A great defense almost won them a conference title, but Texas held on for a controversial league crown. Bo told me, "we have two QBs who are good...and I think we wont have a problem scoring. If we play defense the way we should, we should win."
Most importantly, Bo wanted to know how Oak Tree was playing.
Jared Click, Nebraska defensive tackle. A really good player, he was overlooked because of the dominance of N. Suh. Here are notes as we are talking right now at the Big 12 Media Days.
Challenge that Suh is gone? Defense, we set high standards and I expect the guys around me to do their jobs. That’s what we do at Nebraska. We play as a team and when we do that we win.
How do you think your defense and how will you miss Suh? I will miss him being him keeping it light on the sideline. As long as we play physical defense we won’t mean him. I will miss his knowledge of the game. He really helped me a lot. I am my own player and won’t try to replace Suh.
Big 12 Championship loss hurt and how big will it be? Texas is the seventh game and Western Kentucky is the first game. We’ll take them when they come.
Im sure losing the OU rivalry will mean a lot to our fans. It will be awkward but thats the way it will be. Fans have their own opinion--maybe its fifty-fifty about whether to join the Big 10.