Another award for Husker d linemen Ndamukong Suh. Last night he won the Lombardi Trophy in Houston. He becomes the fifth Husker to win the award given to the best offensive or defensive linemen in college football.
Suh joins Rich Glover, Dave Rimington, Dean Steinkuhler and Grant Wistrom. Suh has now won the Lombardi and Nagurski awards. I believe I told you that the ESPN Awards Show was going to be last night. I was incorrect. The awards show is tonight. I sat down last night and turned on the TV at 6pm and saw college basketball on. I thought to myself, well I screwed up the Big Red Report. So, I apologize, the show is tonight, and Suh is up for the Outland Trophy, the Bednarik Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. I know for sure, the Heisman Trophy is announced on Saturday.
NU has sold its allotment of 11,000 tickets to the Holiday Bowl. The game is not a sellout and if you’re still interested in tickets, the athletic department suggests a couple of different options. The first is to go to the Holiday Bowl official website to purchase tickets. The other option is to go the Arizona Wildcats website. They have tickets remaining for the general public.
Is it déjà-Mizzou for the Huskers? Tyler Gabbert, younger brother of Missouri QB Blaine, will visit Mizzou this weekend after pulling his commitment to sign with Nebraska. Gabbert’s father told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the visit doesn’t mean the younger QB is going to sign with Missouri and he’s unsure what his plans. This is the second time this has happened to the Huskers. Blaine was also committed to Nebraska before switching to MU. So the Huskers may have lost a four star quarterback, but they picked up two four star recruits from a community college in Kansas. Sean Callahan has more. Click to hear today’s Big Red Report.