Amen I say to you! Amen! For those who haven’t noticed, I have spent way too much time complaining about the national expectations for this upcoming season. It bothers me more than it should.
So as I sat at Scott Frost’s press conference yesterday afternoon there was a question about the USA Today’s coaching poll that was released yesterday morning. This was his response:

Coach Frost did not place Nebraska in his own top 25. Says he hopes they are there in the end.— CornNation (@CornNation) August 1, 2019

Yes! I wanted to give a one-person standing ovation but I they started publishing video of the reporters and if I would have done that then my employment here at Corn Nation might have been over.
Still, I love the fact that he didn’t put Nebraska in his top 25.
They wouldn’t be in my top 25 either. Got to go earn it now.

This Week from Corn Nation
Nebraska Ranked #26 In USA Today Coaches Poll – Corn NationIt’s the first real poll of the 2019 college football season!
The USA Today Coaches Poll has been released, which means the season is closer by the moment.
2019 Nebraska Football Position Breakdown: Defensive Line Scott Frost Huskers – Corn NationIs the defensive line THE strength of the defense?
Jon’s PostLife Crisis: What Happens to Lincoln Nebraska When The Newspaper Dies? – Corn NationDr Mark Coddington, a journalism professor at Washington and Lee University talks about whether there is real bias in media. We discuss whether there’s more bias now than there’s ever been. What will happen to mid-size cities like Lincoln, Nebraska when their newspapers die?
Nebrasketball: South Dakota State Preseason Preview – Corn NationI’ll try to make sure I do a better job about including a proper and interesting intro for you all with the rest of these previews. I thought about talking about my brief list of qualifications for talking basketball, but then realized I wanted to talk about what I find a fun difference between my husband and I in the importance of the date of the Huskers next game of the season.
Of Bangarangs & Daggers Episode 12: Getting Snubbed By NU & Our Top 5 – Corn NationSo, for your listening pleasure this week we discuss not being invited to the men’s basketball media practice and our top 5 favorite sports movies. The top 5 comes with one condition, we are picking our movies off of Die Hard rules. Yes, there is such a thing as “Die Hard Rules”. Bruce Willis would be very very proud.
2019 Nebraska Football Fan Day is Thursday at Memorial Stadium – Corn NationReal football players out on a real field signing autographs! There may not be a game to go with all that, but fan day is here. Do you have your autograph-ready items gathered up?
2019 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Position Breakdown: Offensive Line – Corn NationHow many college football sites would lead their fall position breakdowns with the offensive line?
Just Nebraska. Okay, maybe Wisconsin.
So, what can we expect from this unit this fall?

Sports from Around the Globe
Griffin — Building around LeBron was ‘miserable’New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin detailed the challenges of his three seasons working with LeBron James as Cleveland Cavaliers general manager, saying the experience was “miserable” and questioning James’ winning instinct in Los Angeles.
Saints’ Thomas looks to ‘earn every penny’ of dealAfter he signed his record-breaking contract extension on Wednesday, New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas said he told general manager Mickey Loomis, “I’ll be back to do a third deal.”
Huskers Just Miss Top 25 in Preseason Coaches Poll | Hail VarsityMake it five consecutive seasons without a preseason ranking in the Amway Coaches Poll for Nebraska.
The preseason poll was released on Thursday and the Huskers just missed out on the top 25. Nebraska topped the receiving votes category with 152 points. Ohio State was the top-ranked Big Ten team at No. 5 followed by No. 7 Michigan, No. 14 Penn State, No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 19 Iowa No. 20 Michigan State and No. 25 Northwestern.
Tom’s Time: How Do You Follow the Scoring Explosion? | Hail VarsityThe national respect the “Scoring Explosion” team earned in 1983 carried over to the 1984 season. Despite the loss of nine starters on offense, among them Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier, Irving Fryar, Turner Gill and Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award winner Dean Steinkuhler, Nebraska was ranked second in the Associated Press preseason poll.
Nebraska Recruiting: Catching Up With Choe Bryant-Strother | Hail VarsityBack in June, Nebraska hosted a big visit weekend when it hosted seven official visitors. One of those visitors was 3-star (HV Rating: 84.3) linebacker Choe Bryant-Strother‍ from Norcross, Georgia. It’s been a while since his visit but Bryant-Strother has emerged as a key 2020 target and getting his thoughts when the excitement has worn off could provide good clarity.
Frost wants to see Huskers earn Top-25 ratingWhile the Huskers certainly have their supporters in national media — Nebraska was picked to win the Big Ten West in the poll, and were identified as a potential Top-25 team over the summer — there was one person who is still waiting to see more from the Huskers before including them in his Top 25: Nebraska head coach Scott Frost.
Frost: Huskers awaiting clarity on Washington before decisionsWith Maurice Washington’s next court appearance scheduled Sept. 3, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said Thursday that little has changed with Washington’s status, and he declined to speculate on what might happen with Washington’s availability for the first game of the season against South Alabama on Aug. 31.
What we learned at Thursday’s pre-camp Husker presserBefore this month we are now trekking through is over, Nebraska will have played an actual football game.
Feels kind of good to just read and say, doesn’t it? The teasing is almost over, and Thursday felt like a step closer to something real as Scott Frost and about 10 players showed up to preview fall camp.

‘Please, Save My Life.’ A Bomb Specialist Defuses Explosives Strapped to Children – WSJ ($)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—A 14-year-old girl in a black veil walked onto the road, raised her hands and made a plea to the soldiers nearby. She had been strapped to a suicide bomb and didn’t want to die.
Half of U.S. Beaches Have Potentially Unsafe Fecal BacteriaBeing a lover of ocean shores, it is not in my nature to fear the beach, but society has devised a long list of concerns, many of them reasonable: jellyfish, sharks, bad burns, the tyranny of people who bring their speakers. Now we might add feces to that list.

The Best Things I Saw On The Internet This Week

The police officer is the best part of the Reds Pirates brawl.— Gary C. Bertsch (@GaryCBertsch) July 31, 2019

Survival of the fittest…— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) July 30, 2019

Lol! This is pretty cool. RT @DGPurser: A graphics designer filmed his son and then added various special effects. Simply amazing!This is why not everything you see on the internet is real.— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) July 30, 2019

And finally…this video made my day, weekend or even week. I love it so much. Live life like it was the first time you listened to Free Bird.

Source: Corn Nation