Among Colorado’s first loss of the season, some pretty out there theories have been floated. But did Nebraska football coaches help Oregon win?
While Nebraska football wasn’t named specifically, one college football analyst believes that the Ducks did in fact get some help beating the Buffaloes last weekend. In this case, that help came from coaches on other teams.
Keyshawn Johnson (the man who slagged Nebraska football before their game against CU) seems to be taking Deion Sanders losing his first game of the year rather hard. As he dealt with that defeat earlier this week, he offered up one of the reasons why.
According to Keyshawn, a “member of the coaching fraternity” told him that other coaches were slipping inside information to Oregon head coach Dan Lanning about how to beat the Buffaloes.
Considering there simply aren’t that many teams out there that have even played Deion Sanders’ squad, it would certainly seem as though Nebraska football coaches would be among the insiders who were shuttling info up to Eugene.
It’s here where I’ll point out that Nebraska football did manage to sack Colorado quarterbacks eight times. Oregon recorded seven on Saturday. If there was a defensive coach who knew how to get pressure on Shedeur Sanders it would be Tony White.
Nebraska football coaches lending a helping hand?
One could take the conspiracy theory even deeper if they wanted. White used to coach for the Arizona State Sun Devils. That’s the same Sun Devils who are joining the Big 12 next season more because the Pac-12 is collapsing than because they really wanted to go.
And why do they have to go? Because of Colorado leaving and heading to the Big 12 themselves.
It’s all starting to line up isn’t it?
Of course in reality, Keyshawn’s little conspiracy theory is ridiculous. The Oregon Ducks were three-touchdown favorites entering the weekend.
Colorado, meanwhile was coming off a game where they needed double-overtime to beat a Colorado State squad that went 3-9 a year ago.
The Ducks almost certainly didn’t really need help to beat “Coach Prime.”
If Nebraska football and Tony White lent a hand, though, I’d be ok with that.