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Hi! I want to introduce myself, the person behind @NebraskaFQ. My name is Shayler. I grew up in Iowa, but was a Husker fan thanks to my grandpa (his son went to Iowa State and was a Cyclone). I am very excited to cover Nebraska and bring fans together!

Let’s take a look at a few thoughts:

  • I never would’ve thought that I would’ve seen the blackshirt jerseys rolled out against Indiana. This is definitely a recruiting move, so we don’t get demolished wearing the jerseys. There’s so much history and tradition behind those uniforms – we can only hope that the blackshirt mentality is on its way back.
  • With Maurice Washington in the doghouse, we have a huge hole to fill at the running back position. Junior Derick Mills is listed as the 1st string and senior Wyatt Mazour is listed as 2nd string. Granted, there are receivers who have more carries that Wyatt, but that lack of depth should allow Mazour to have more touches.
  • Guess who is kicking again – Pickering. From the looks of it, we may only allow him to kick in four games this season so we can redshirt him. I actually believe that it’s more scenario-based, starting with not asking him to boot a 50-yarder. If it’s a close game and a 30-yard chip shot, sure. Frost needs to put Pickering in a position to succeed.
  • After looking at the stats, I think Nebraska delays Indiana’s bowl hopes for another week with a 27-20 victory. I do think that Nebraska will make a bowl (with at least 7 wins this time) this year.

I want to know what everybody thinks – what kind of articles would you like to see? It could be anything from previews to post-game writeups to analysis of how Nebraska played. Let me know what kind of content you’d like to see and we’ll work to make that a part of what we do. Remember, for more Nebraska and Big Red news and thoughts, follow me at @NebraskaFQ. For college football thoughts as a whole, follow @fifthquartercfb.