Unfortunately, due to the lust for Husker football in the air, the crew and I were led astray by a local passerby telling that “football” was on at a nearby Buffalo Wild Wings. Turns out that “football” was actually “futbol”. After we dried our petriotic tears, we returned home to a stuffed mailbox and everyone scattered.
My apologies for not being prompt, but hey, even futbol is fun. As a result of missing the usual timeslot, I’m going to take a few questions wedged into the sides of the mailbox.
I want to know if anyone knows if they are going to give the backup quarterbacks some playing time this year. – Terri Neiburg (Husker Corner Facebook Page)
Brandon: Know? Like with 100 percent certainty? No. I can only assume that Johnny Stanton and Ryker Fyfe get some snaps against Florida Atlantic and McNeese State because, yanno, it’s common sense.
Whether or not Tim Beck will have the opportunity to test drive his backup signal-callers is a complete unknown, so for the sake of depth and potential injury, I’d recommend it.
I have a recruiting question. Where’s the kaboom? There’s supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom. Basically, why no more commits lately? – Danny Habenstrit (Husker Corner Mail)
Brandon: That’s a good question. I also like the Looney Tunes reference, so bonus points there. The answer is that I don’t really know. What I do know is that this is traditionally a time when not much happens in terms of commits under Pelini. Last year, I was honestly shocked as the staff was firing out offers as quickly as possible.
Still, it’s a dead period, so I wouldn’t expect to hear anything until at least mid to late July.
— Mark Anderson (@Cornfella) June 29, 2014
Brandon: Well, apparently Kenny Bell isn’t much of a fan of playing under the lights. That said, I’ve yet to meet another player on any level that wouldn’t kill to be in the position that the Huskers will find themselves in several times this season.
Yeah, I get Bell’s point about waiting around, but if I had the chance to play in a nationally-televised night game, I’d take it every time.
Do you think we lock up Andrew White III? – Sam Walford (Husker Corner Mail)
Brandon: Hard to say, but Nebraska did everything they could during White’s visit and are continuing the process as he trips elsewhere. I have to give all the props in the world to Tim Miles for introducing Ron Brown to White as Brown often speaks with recruits who are very strong in their religious convictions.
If White carries a love of religion close to his heart, knowing that someone like Brown is available for guidance could be a major plus for Nebraska. White has also mentioned that he’s loved keeping in touch with Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields. There’s no faulting Miles for his work on landing White regardless of his decision.
Have you tried (Mountain Dew) Baja Blast now that it’s in stores? – Ben Oates (Husker Corner Mail)
Brandon: I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. Mountain Dew plus blue Powerade.
I noticed that you have over 25,400 tweets since 2009. What was your first tweet about? – Jessie Abendroth (Husker Corner Mail)
Brandon: It was a link to an article I’d written. I’m sorry, I wish I had a better answer. If I had it to do over again, it’d probably be “If you lived here, you’d be home now.”
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