Monday, November 26, 2007

Pelini the odds on favorite?

Obviously, this has nothing to do with who will actually become Nebraska's next football coach, but here are the odds e-mailed to media outlets by the gambling Web site

While I might agree with Bo Pelini as the 3-1 favorite, I would guess that Turner Gill's odds might be better than 6-1 -- the same odds given to Boise State coach Chris Petersen. Just a guess.

This also begs the question: Is there anything you can't bet on these days?

Who will be hired as the next head coach of the Nebraska football team?
Bo Pellini 3/1
Turner Gill 6/1
Chris Petersen 6/1
Barry Alvarez 7/1
Paul Johnson 8/1
Greg Schiano 8/1
Brian Kelly 9/1
Jim Leavitt 10/1
Tommy Tuberville 12/1
Rich Rodriguez 12/1
Field 3/1

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Monday, November 26, 2007 || 0 comments

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Press conference: 9:30 a.m. Saturday

Just received word that Nebraska interim athletics director Tom Osborne has called a 9:30 a.m. press conference this morning at Memorial Stadium. Stayed tuned for more.

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Saturday, November 24, 2007 || 0 comments

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Nebraska-Colorado predictions

BOULDER, Colo. -- Fans have been dusting a little snow off their seats and the windchill factor is 15 degrees, but it's about time to kick things off in the annual battle between Nebraska and Colorado.

Most suspect this will be the final game for Cornhuskers coach Bill Callahan and his staff. That decision will likely be announced Saturday. Now, it's time for some football.

The picks:

--Terry Douglass, sports editor: Colorado, 41-34
--Bob Hamar, assistant sports editor: Nebraska, 28-24
--Brian Ayers, sports writer: Nebraska 34-17

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Friday, November 23, 2007 || 0 comments

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Nebraska-Kansas State predictions

LINCOLN -- It's the home finale for Nebraska and the Cornhuskers find themselves in a most unusal situation heading into today's game against Kansas State. Not only is NU looking to snap a five-game losing, but needs a win over the Wildcats to avoid having a losing home record for the first time since 1968.

There are several other subplots to today's game. It's the last home contest for 29 Nebraska seniors and could very well be the last hurrah here for coach Bill Callahan and his coaching staff. Plus, here's guessing one or two Husker fans will remind Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman of his recruiting flip-flot as he spurned NU to become a Wildcat. Should be interesting.

The picks:
--Terry Douglass, sports editor: Kansas State, 41-24
--Kevin Schuster, sports writer: Kansas State, 38-31
--Brian Ayers, sports writer: Kansas State, 49-20

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Saturday, November 10, 2007 || 1 comments

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Nebraska-Kansas predictions

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The Joe Ganz era begins today as Nebraska (4-5, 1-4 Big 12) limps to Kansas with a four-game losing streak. In past years, that would've been a good thing for the Huskers as they have won 37 of the past 38 games against the Jayhawks.

Obviously, things are much, much different this year. Kansas is off to an 8-0 start and has a defense that ranks among the best in the nation statistically. Nebraska put together a spirited effort last week in a 28-25 loss at Texas, but with the injury situation the Huskers are facing and the unknown of Ganz replacing the injured Sam Keller at quarterback, an upset bid seems unlikely.

The picks:
--Terry Douglass, sports editor: Kansas 34-27
--Kevin Schuster, sports writer: Kansas 40-15
--Brian Ayers, sports writer: Kansas, 17-0

Posted by Terry Douglass @ Saturday, November 03, 2007 || 0 comments

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