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Posted on Sun, Oct. 03, 2004

JAYHAWK REPORT


Safety first and last

The last two safeties scored on Nebraska have been by Kansas.

The Jayhawks picked up a safety early in the first quarter off quarterback Joe Dailey's bad pitch. On the second play of the game, Dailey's pitch sailed past I-back Tierre Green and into the end zone.

Dailey picked up the ball but was pushed out the back of the end zone.

The previous safety allowed by the Huskers came in a 24-17 victory over KU in Lawrence on Oct. 30, 1999.

Down and out

KU strong safety Tony Stubbs didn't play because of an undisclosed injury he sustained in last week's loss to Texas Tech. Rodney Fowler opened the game for Stubbs.

"Tony didn't practice all week," KU coach Mark Mangino said, "but I'm 85 percent sure he'll be ready to go next week (against Kansas State)."

Construction zone

Work is under way on Nebraska's Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex and the yet-to-be named fieldhouse on the north end of Memorial Stadium.

Since the complex will connect to the stadium's north bowl, 6,460 end-zone seats will be added to expand the total capacity to more than 80,000.

The $50 million project will include football offices, locker room, strength-and-conditioning center and an indoor practice facility. The current indoor field will be turned over to other sports.

The indoor practice facility will be completed by February with everything else set to be ready by 2006.

Off to Oregon

Richie Incognito, an All-Big 12 offensive tackle for the Huskers last season before being kicked of the team Aug. 31, has landed at Oregon.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound junior, who was scheduled to be NU's starting center this season, enrolled in classes at Oregon last week. Oregon is on the quarterly system, and its new quarter began Monday. Although he can't play this season because he's a transfer, he's expected to begin practicing with the Ducks in the next week or so.

Incognito was suspended for repeated violations of team rules, including getting into a fight with a teammate in the locker room.

Job opening

Former NU coach Frank Solich is interested in the job at UNLV, which will open when John Robinson retires after the season. The 60-year-old Solich was 58-19 in six years as the Huskers head coach but he was fired following a 9-3 record in 2003.


Rick Plumlee

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