The Huskers are back to normal preparations for this week following the bye. I’m sure the players enjoy the time a bit. It allows them to get a little healthier before the mad rush of games with Virginia Tech and the start of Big 12 play, but as a fan, I can’t stand it. Alright, first next weekend, when Missouri comes into Lincoln for the start of Big 12 play, it was announced yesterday afternoon that the game will be picked up by ESPN and kickoff will be just after 8pm.
Back to this week, Virginia Tech comes in with a 3-1 record and a reputation for playing great special teams. I think teams have paid a little more attention to the kicking and return in recent years than maybe in the past, but still it’s got the attention of head coach Bo Pelini.