PAIN. FULL. That’s what yesterday’s game was for an outmatched Nebraska squad and its fans.

Brian Christopherson of Lincoln Journal Star, had this to say following the debacle in Ann Arbor:

Messier than a baby’s bib, this one. Turn the ball over twice more than your opponent and have it half as long and see how many games you win.

…Nebraska left The Big House as an afterthought to Michigan fans, a dazed and embarrassed team, and surely more than a little sore from the 45-17 paddling received from the Wolverines.

Apparently, the game sickened Offensive coordinator Tim Beck, because he did not appear for postgame interviews. His wasn’t the only stomach turned.

This is a mediocre team in danger of ending its first ever Big 10 season at 4-4 in conference. At best we go 5-3 and reflect on how Wisconsin, Northwestern and Michigan handed us our behinds. Ohio State did as well until a reversal of fortunes took place in the second half.

The reality is Nebraska has played one great game this year, against Michigan State. I know calling for a coaching change at this point seems extreme and that the Pelini brothers are very popular in Lincoln and beyond, but something has to change. I don’t think that could be much clearer. Unless you believe it’s our expectations as fans that needs to change.

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