If I was a good blogger, I would have started this feature a few months back. But I'm a half-assed blogger, so you'll just have to live with getting it now (and for the duration of the season). What is it? Pretty simple: I ask questions of an opposing team's blogger, they answer. A truly revolutionary idea, no? Next up: Friend of the Pants Brian Speers from SBN's excellent Nebraska blog, Corn Nation.
The first year in the Big Ten for us has been about as thorough of an initiation as one could expect. I was probably the most optimistic guy when the season started, calling for 7-8 wins in the league, but even I wasn't ready for the blender that has been the Big Ten this season. It's brutal, and while that will be a positive thing for bubble teams on selection Sunday, it didn't help Nebraska one bit. If anything, it showed us what we need to get competitive, and by that I mean "where can we find 6'11" guys who don't move like their feet are encased in cinder blocks". We're hopeful for the future, but that future is still very foggy right now. Once the coaching situation is worked out and the arena is completed, we'll know a bit more.
2) Sunday, Iowa played Illinois, where Bruce Weber is very much on the proverbial hot seat. Today, they play Nebraska, where Doc Sadler's seat appears to be getting a bit toasty. One: is Iowa some sort of college hoops Typhoid Mary, spreading death and destruction (but not necessarily losses) in their wake? Two: how much danger is Doc Sadler really in? In my experience, it's a bad sign when boosters are taking out full-page ads in support of you. Are you still on #TeamSadler or are you looking for an exit strategy?
It's a home game, which means very little this season unfortunately, but it's the last home game. It's senior night, and I think the emotions could be running high. I'm gonna say that Nebraska frustrates Gatens enough with some high intensity defense, and we get a solid performance from Caleb Walker and Bo Spencer on Senior night.
Huskers 70 Hawkeyes 67
Now stay away from Benson High School, we need everyone we can get.