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Live from BugahaWest: The Bye Week

Dear fellow Husker fans,

I know, I know I hear it from the loyal readers.  Where were you last week?  I thought of writing something up after OSU but by the time the thought came up Bill Moos was hired on as AD.  So I spent the week looking into the new AD and listening/reading articles from people who are smarter to me into this whole deal.  A couple things hit me the most when looking into things.  #1 is that he is 66 and this looks like to be his last stop before retiring back to a ranch in Washington.  I am thinking we can expect 5-6 years of his leadership at the most.  #2 is this is his first big gig outside of the Pacific Northwest which I find interesting. #3 is that he has made 1 hire for the big cash cow program of the athletic dept, Mike Leech as HC of the Washington St. football team.

So, how does one approach this deal.  Yes, there is a swirl of gloom around Lincoln.  The last 2 games feel like piling on in a situation that is bad enough already.  I was thinking this thing through and decided to look at it three ways, from worse to best.  So lets roll it.

First, NU finishes with 6 wins or less.  In this regard I am positive that Riley is fired from everything I have read.  Now, you’re new AD has his first big move being hiring a new HC by Dec. 8th.  Why Dec. 8th might be your question and the easy answer is this new HC needs to be able to try and rebuild the recruiting class.  Also, there is the deal of what assistants are kept and who is brought in.  Not exactly a good situation.

Second, NU finishes with 7 or 8 wins.  In this deal there is a bowl game adding a month of practices which we all know is a good thing.  This is also a deal on how the PSU game goes and how the bowl game goes.  There is a way that due to the current situation it still works out that Riley is fired.  Now it’s not highly likely but it could happen.  Again, there would be the whole deal of can a HC be hired by Dec. 8th.  Also, have to remember the rebuilding of the recruiting class has to be quicker due to the early signing period/

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