The Nebraska football team celebrated its 2008 season with several team awards and the announcement of the 2008 season captains.
Quarterback Joe Ganz was the most honored Husker. The senior from Palos Heights, Ill., set Nebraska records for season passing yards and season total offense. He was named the Team MVP, along with winning the Tom Novak Trophy and the Bobby Reynolds Award. Ganz was also one of four Husker seniors who were chosen as season captains.
In additiion to Ganz being chosen as the offensive captain, defensive tackle Ty Steinkuhler and defensive end Zach Potter were elected as defensive captains and WR/punt return specialist Nate Swift was elected as Nebraska’s special teams captain.
Husker tight end Mike McNeil can draw some comparisons between the Clemson Tigers and another team they faced earlier this season who just happens to be another ACC team, Virginia Tech.
On yesterday’s Big Red Report, you heard Clemson coach Dabo Swinney yesterday talk about something has to give between NU’s offense and Clemson’s defense. McNeil says Clemson is fast, but he likes the matchups in NU’s favor. You can hear McNeil comments in the report featured.
Finally, former NU quarterback and Buffalo coach Turner Gill received a one year contract extension and a raise to remain their coach. In return Gill promised not to interview for anymore head coaching jobs this year. Gill was overlooked for the Auburn job when they hired Iowa State’s Gene Chizik.