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WATCH LIVE! Nebraska's Weekly Press Conference: Bo Pelini

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7:50 a.m.: High school coach recalls Pelini and Stoops

 


Coaches shared lives and homes

It is impossible to deny, he said, the connection between Oklahoma, under Bob Stoops, (pictured at right) and the new Nebraska, with Carl's brother, Bo Pelini, as head coach. Their families grew up together, intertwined because of sports and school and the bond formed during two decades on the south side of Youngstown, Ohio. Stoops, 48, is the second oldest of four boys in a family of six children. Pelini, 40, is the youngest of eight, including five boys. Oh, yes, the game. Set for Saturday night at 7 in Norman, Okla., it makes for an interesting backdrop as two of Youngstown's favorite sons take center stage.

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College Football Notes: Washington's Willingham to leave at end of season
Big 12 Football: North Division doesn't have it
NU Notes: Coach still has confidence in fumble-prone RB

 


Compton will remain on sideline, for now

Will Compton won't be called on to help fill in for injured Husker linebacker Phillip Dillard, even though the true freshman is ready and willing to contribute. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Sunday that Compton, who hasn't played in a game all season, will stay on the sideline for the rest of the year. The Huskers will have to find some other way to replace Dillard, who injured his ankle in the third quarter of Nebraska's 32-20 win over Baylor on Saturday.



BCS Standings - Oct. 27

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Norvell finds home as Sooners assistant
NU Notes: Rodgers happy for Swift, record feat

 


Huskers fight through mistakes, even Big 12 mark

Nebraska, before 85,104 at Memorial Stadium, showed that it remembers how to win a tight game - no minor step in the reconstruction of a program that never used to have to deal with a dogfight against Baylor. The Huskers (5-3, 2-2 Big 12) overcame a halftime deficit of 20-17 by holding the Bears scoreless in the final 30 minutes in Saturday's 32-20 win.



Multimedia
Highlights from Saturday's post-game press conference:
   Coach Bo PeliniNdamukong SuhJoe GanzNate SwiftLarry Asante
Post-game analysis: Staff writer Mitch Sherman
Photo showcase: Nebraska 32, Baylor 20
Key plays:
   Nate Swift's TD catch is one for the record books
   Fourth-quarter safety caps NU scoring
Game highlights: Nebraska 32, Baylor 20

More Coverage:
Lee Barfknecht: New mojo for Tech after blasting KU
Steven Pivovar: Aggie QB knifes through Cyclones for four TD passes
Big 12: No. 1 UT survives tough test with No. 7 OSU
Big Ten: Lions edge Buckeyes in key Top 10 tilt
Big 12: Oil tycoon pledges more money to Oklahoma State

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NU-BU game statistics
Tale of two halves for Huskers
Swift tops Rodgers' mark on touchdown reception
Dillard hit is chiller for Baylor's offense

 


NU starting to enjoy the fruits of its labor

It was well documented what was going on in practice about this time last season: little hitting, lots of planning and repetition of offensive plays never used in a game. This year, some evidence is surfacing that NU is getting some good, productive work accomplished during the week. We see the kernels of growth on Saturdays — we take a look at what is nurturing it. The Huskers play host to Baylor today at 11:30 a.m.



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NU-BU: Team rosters
NU-BU: Two-minute drill
Big 12 Football: Tech's Leach is aiming to prove doubters wrong

 


Steinkuhler's ties run deep

Ty Steinkuhler, a fifth-year senior out of Lincoln Southwest, helps anchor a four-man front that coach Bo Pelini describes as the "obvious" strength of Nebraska's defense. His 33 tackles rank fifth on the team and nearly double Steinkuhler's career total before this year.

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Big 12 Football: With juco depth, OSU's 'D' no slow poke

 


Baylor's rushing a concern for NU

Baylor will come to Nebraska on Saturday ranked third in the Big 12 in rushing offense (182.7 yards per game), ahead of such teams as Oklahoma, Missouri and Nebraska. That's even after the Bears managed just 42 yards on Saturday at Oklahoma State, when the Cowboys jumped ahead 28-6 at halftime.



World-Herald Video: Mitch Sherman, Rich Kaipust and Jon Nyatawa get you ready for Saturday's game.

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NU punters in downward spiral

 


Players credit Bo for being a leader

Nebraska played its best games of the season, arguably, the past two weeks on the road against Texas Tech and Iowa State. When the opportunity arrived front and center for the Huskers to splinter after a five-touchdown loss to Missouri, they moved in the opposite direction. It came together, apparently. But why?.



• If you missed our live webcast of Tuesday's press conference, watch the replays here.
World-Herald Videos:
    Bo PeliniJoe GanzNate SwiftCody GlennQuentin Castille
    Tuesday's press conference in Waco, Texas: Baylor coach Art Briles

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Thenarse good to go
Rich Kaipust: At times, NU coach goes deep

 


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World-Herald Multimedia

Videos

NU press conference, Oct. 14
Bo PeliniJoe GanzNdamukong SuhMatt SlausonMatt Holt
Mitch Sherman answers your questions, Oct. 9
Mitch Sherman, Rich Kaipust and Jon Nyatawa get you ready for Saturday's game with the Red Raiders, Oct. 9
NU press conference, Oct. 7:
Bo Pelini
Joe Ganz
Ndamukong Suh
Todd Peterson
Zach Potter
MU 52, NU 17: Game highlights, Oct. 4
MU 52, NU 17: W-H staff writer Rich Kaipust's analysis, Oct. 4
• Rich Kaipust breaks down the Missouri Tigers, Oct. 2
• Mitch Sherman and Jon Nyatawa answer your questions, Oct. 1
Archived World-Herald Videos

Photo Galleries

Photo Showcase: NU 35, ISU 7, Oct. 18
Photo Showcase: Red Raiders 37, Huskers 31 (OT), Oct. 11
Photo Showcase: Missouri 52, Nebraska 17, Oct. 4
Photo Showcase: NU-VT pre-game festivities, Sept. 27
Photo Showcase: Hokies 35, Huskers 30, Sept. 27
Photo Showcase: Huskers 38, Aggies 7, Sept. 13
Photo Showcase: Huskers 35, Spartans 12, Sept. 6
Photo Showcase: NU 47, WMU 24, Aug. 30
First practice - Aug. 4, 2008
NU Press conference - Aug. 4, 2008
Football 202, July 2008
NU Spring Game: Red 24, White 14
Meet the 2008 recruits: Facts, photos
Previous seasons: 2007 20062005

Charts

Memorial Stadium seating changes
NU athletic department salaries
Big 12 revenue
Men's and women's cumulative Big 12 titles
Nebraska sports profit/loss (2007-08 budget)

 


Husker bowl retrospective

Relive the glory of Nebraska's 44 bowl appearances with our Husker bowl retrospective. You'll find archived World-Herald game accounts, along with dozens of photo galleries. It a section you'll enjoy again and again.

 









 

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