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Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
5/8/2014

Was the "go for 2" call the right choice in the 1984 Orange Bowl?

84%
Yes WINNER

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16%
No

5

84%
Yes

22 Comments
Richard Borman
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Richard Borman

We are still talking about it, right? That says it all! Go Big Red!

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Arlie Rauch
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Arlie Rauch

That was the clear road to the championship.

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Richard Barnes
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Richard Barnes

We play football to win or fail trying.

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David Olson
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David Olson

Huskers went there to win.

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Jeremy Dean Petersen
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Jeremy Dean Petersen

You don't play the game to tie...

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Jay Schultz
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Jay Schultz

It changed the way the nation viewed Tom and NU football.

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Alan J Farrell
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Alan J Farrell

Look back at Parsegian (SP) of ND against Mich St. That haunted him forever. That was not Osborne's plan for NU. If they had won, they would have been the top of college football for years.

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Robert Hegler
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Robert Hegler

You play to win, not tie the game.

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Charles Johnson
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Charles Johnson

Because you don't go to the prom to kiss your sister.

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Kelly Sterling
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Kelly Sterling

We were the better team. Boiled down to missed execution

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Stephen Johnson
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Stephen Johnson

Everyone I know who is a Nebraska fan agreed to go for the win. There is no other decision.

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Allen H. Browning
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Allen H. Browning

Osborne taught the world what big-time football was all about .

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Eric Farris
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Eric Farris

play to win, not to tie

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Ron Bauer
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Ron Bauer

Should be only one (1) National Champion.

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Jerry L. Hammon
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Jerry L. Hammon

You play to win not tie

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Frank M. Olivarez
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Frank M. Olivarez

Huskers always go thru the front door

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Keith Petrie
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Keith Petrie

It wasn't the safe call... but it sure was GUTSY! and the right way to go! Go for the win!!!

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Bart Burroughs
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Bart Burroughs

you don't have overtime in '84. you go for the win, not the tie if you are a competitor.

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Travis Stewart
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Travis Stewart

Same reason Osborne said - you play to win. If there had been overtime back then you kick the xtra point and play it out

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Kendrick Marshall
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Kendrick Marshall

You play to win the game. That's all.

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Jeff Van Every
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Jeff Van Every

Because there was no doubt that Dr. Tom would go for 2. Go for the win, not the tie. Football isn't soccer, hehe. I guess it is.

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Erik Olson
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Erik Olson

"A tie is like kissing your sister."

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16%
No

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Jeff Malooley
2
Jeff Malooley

Although I do not have a problem with what coach Osborne did I do feel that going to their home field and with their crowd advantage, that a tie would have been a win.

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Phil Coffey
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Phil Coffey

because I know what the outcome was

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Carol Brown
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Carol Brown

The National Championship that would have gone with the tie would have been at lease as valuable as the split with Michigan! Arkansas Husker

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David Foster
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David Foster

Nothing wrong with going for the tie.

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Greg Mann
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Greg Mann

The goal at the beginning of the season was to win a title. Kick the extra point and you achieve the goal. TO's gambled cost all those players a championship and years of wondering needlessly.

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PREDICTION: Will Nebraska's next head football coach have Big 12 ties?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
4 months left

PREDICTION: Will Nebraska's next head football coach have Big 12 ties?

Yes

2

No

5

Yes

2 Comments
Kevin Bolin
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Kevin Bolin

most likely one of their coaches

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Tom Hedlund
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Tom Hedlund

Leipold will likely prefer the Husker job over the Badgers for three reasons, and it's quite possible he would keep a few of the existing staff, namely Joseph and Busch.

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No

5 Comments
Larry Ewart
1
Larry Ewart

Leipold will likely stay at KU. Why? Because his contract will be renegotiated in a big way and if you win over half your games as a HC at Kansas you will be the all time winning coach ever. Jack Mitchell is number one. You will have long time security in this day and age of firing coaches.

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Leonard Barron
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Leonard Barron

we need a coach that understands the Big 10

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Bob Notbob
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Bob Notbob

Campbell isn't B1G quality. We can and will do much better. ISU is a 4th tier fbs team. We are a blue blood. We are not the same.

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

I kind of doubt it because I believe Leipold would go to Wisconsin now that they fired Chryst and I don't think Aranda would come. That leaves Gundy, which is possible. Personally, I'd love to see it work out for MJ. GBR!!!!

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Jay Reeder
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Jay Reeder

I'll go with no. As the Baylor coach didn't leave for more money laden pastures last year. And the KU coach mayget a full court press from Wisconsin.

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The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
4 days ago

The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?

38%
Yes

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62%
No WINNER

15

38%
Yes

8 Comments
Chris Martin
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Chris Martin

Indiana nearly lost to IU & WKU and the W over Idaho wasn't that impressive. They allowed IU RB Chase Brown 199 yds and WKU RB Kye Robichaux 135 yds. Grant, Ervin, Johnson & Yant will have a big day and help keep the defense off the field.

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Brad Bredenkamp
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Brad Bredenkamp

Motivation by Mickey, simpler defense and a week of focus on individual technique will get the Huskers on track...IF there is any on-field leadership from the players.

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KK Smith
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KK Smith

Hope springs eternal...

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Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

Trying to remain optimistic.

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Visitor
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Visitor

With the shock of losing a head coach and DC behind them, they two weeks of refocus and reset will benefit this talented team and the Huskers will have new inspiration to win this next contest.

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

I believe in MJ enough that I do believe he will somehow have found a way to get this team ready to perform up to their capabilities. After the NW gm, SF said the guys needed something to believe in. They have to start with themselves. MJ will have em' believing!

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hm dude
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hm dude

Its the Huskers GO BIG RED

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James Key
0
James Key

why not has to happen eventually

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62%
No

15 Comments
Andy Fields
1
Andy Fields

Unfortunately, the skers may not win again this year. They not be lookin too good. No offense but, enough of the dumb polls till they get better.

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Tucker Mcmann
0
Tucker Mcmann

As of right now, the defense cannot stop anybody, the offense is absolutely anemic, team moral is in the toilet, we are on the road against an improved IU team. Outside of all that, I think we have a great shot.

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Danny Baker
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Danny Baker

The D-line for the Huskers will not be good enough to stop Indiana. The O-line will allow too many sacks.

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Barton Jay Burroughs
0
Barton Jay Burroughs

I have seen no evidence, given the lack of coaching so far, that this team can rise to the challenge.

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Steve Slezak
0
Steve Slezak

I think the team is lost even though MJ is the coach. It will be a reasonable effort, but ultimately, it will be a loss.

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James Traut
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James Traut

“Recruiting beats coaching”… true for skill positions, but not true for OL, DL, and LB positions. Very poor player development at NU and too late now that the season in underway. Wonder what Benhart would be like had he chose Iowa or Wisconsin.

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Jim Firnhaber
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Jim Firnhaber

Line play has been terrible. Need to prove it now or I won't believe.

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Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

Heck no, defense is so bad we can't trust the team at all.

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Dennis Peterson
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Dennis Peterson

Haven’t shown that they know how or want to.

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Jon Jorgenson
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Jon Jorgenson

Our team has not tackled in practices for four years. No toughness. A great touch football team.

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david mellott
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david mellott

The Huskers have a losing culture. Mickey doesn't stand a chance.

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Randy Wolf
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Randy Wolf

This team has been neglected for several years. Frost, it seems, spent more time on personal problems but was happy to take the salary. My gut feeling is he was trying to get fired BEFORE Oct 1st and he did everything he could to do that, including the onside kick.

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Arthur Cayette
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Arthur Cayette

No reason to start winning now. MJ seems like a great coach but you have a front line that does not want to protect the QB. They look like the basketball team with no will nor want. As Tom Kropp said when he chose Kearney St BB over UNL “they can make a good player bad”

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Glenn Suzuki
0
Glenn Suzuki

Team not motivated and not playing with energy and enthusiasm. Need new coaches to motivate them.

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