I've been a bit distracted with the new baby around. With that and an impending accreditation review at my institution, I may not be blogging much during the next week or two.
I decided to post a simple post about football. Since that's all that's important in life, right?
As some of you know, I am a Cornhusker fan. I'm also a Minnesotan. I revel in the cold, and I talk funny.
There is a certain receiver from Minnesota who plays for the Huskers. His name is Nathan Swift. He came from Hutchinson, MN a small, rural town in the middle of MN. This young man will soon become the all-time leading receiver in Nebraska Cornhusker history. This is a storied program that has seen its share of success. There have been a lot of great college players that have played for Nebraska. I'm proud that a Minnesotan will soon be the leading receiver in Nebraska history.
But, here's the catch, Swift has 136 career receptions and the record is 143 (held by 1972 Heisman trophy winner Johnny Rodgers). That is not a lot. For comparison, Jerry Rice had 301 receptions in his career. 143 total receptions is nothing!!!! That is not a criticism of Swift, but it illustrates the historic style of play employed by the Huskers since day one: RUN, RUN, RUN!!!
Times, they are a changin'. The pass-happy Huskers are entering a new era. I'm glad a Minnesotan is inv0lved. Well done, Nate!
UPDATE: Nate Swift, a Minnesotan, is now the career reception leader for Nebraska with his 11 receptions today against Baylor. The 2 TDs he scored were pretty nice also.
 pun intended