High expectations for Huskers and other notes …

The first day of spring ball for Nebraska is still about a week away, but there’s no doubt the Huskers have big expectations.  When defensive tackle Jared Crick was asked recently by the Lincoln Journal Star about folks forecasting NU as a possible preseason Top 10 team, Crick had this to say: “It feels good, but we could care less about top 10. We want to be No. 1. I know some people may say that’s far-fetched. I don’t think so.” …

The Baylor Bears opened spring drills on Tuesday, and naturally, the biggest question surrounding the workouts is the status of QB Robert Griffin. The multi-talented Griffin underwent knee surgery last October, and Baylor head coach Art Briles said his QB  is ahead of schedule. Griffin is expected to  participate in non-contact drills this spring, and Briles said he believes Griffin will be back at full strength by the summer.  CU fans will get to see Griffin next fall, when Baylor visits Boulder for an Oct. 16 game. …

Idaho is finishing up details on a new contract for football coach Robb Akey, who led the Vandals to a 9-5 record last year. Akey, who is 12-26 overall, is currently in the third year of a contract that is worth $258,000 per year, lowest in the WAC. The Vandals played one of the most memorable bowl games of the season last year when they beat Bowling Green 43-42 in the Humanitarian Bowl. …

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel has had two years added to his contract, pushing him through the 2014 season. Tressel currently makes about $3.5 million per year, and said he wants to continue to coach as long as he “enjoys it.” An addendum to the new contract gives Tressel a job as an Ohio State associate A.D. if he steps down as football coach “on good terms” before his contract ends, and he would be paid $150,000 for that job. …

Speaking of Ohio State, the school raised football ticket prices $7 this year, and added a buck to hoops tickets.  Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith said OSU’s men’s basketball program — the Big Ten tourney champs — would lose approximately $350,000 this year.  …

Former Texas QB Colt McCoy reportedly scored a 25 on his Wonderlic test at the NFL combine. Among QBs, McCoy’s score was second best. Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford checked in with a 26. In case you’re wondering, Tim Tebow tallied a 22.

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One Response to High expectations for Huskers and other notes …

  1. VKBERLlN says:

    "….I don’t think …"

    Crick, it is because you are being taught at kornbugger kommunity kollege.

    Like pinky pebbles

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