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  • Tuesday, October 16, 2007 5:14 PM Chris Mac wrote:
    Blog subscription...Please
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    1. Friday, October 19, 2007 10:31 PM KOOT wrote:
      I don't think the present team deserves the honor to use the tunnel walk music.I think what sounds more appropiate is to have the Huskers come busting through the doors holding hands and skipping while blaring through Memorial Stadium is the ever popular nursery rhyme, RING AROUND THE ROSIE. Then when they cross midfield, do what they always do . THEY ALL FALL DOWN. What do you think ?
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  • Thursday, October 18, 2007 6:46 PM Jason J Parolek wrote:
    Just a note to say great to have you back home. I was born and raised in Columbus, NE and have lived in Fort Worth, TX for the last eight years. I have missed my old Nebraska team and am extremely excited to see that the necessary changes are already taking place. My loyalty to Nebraska has never wavered but the last few years have been rough, especially living here. Anyway, just wanted to say welcome back and I catch your show every chance I get. Thanks!
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    1. Saturday, October 20, 2007 9:10 PM MIchael Bond wrote:
      I hear ya Jason Parolek. I was raised in Kearney Nebr. Now I live in Commerce Texas, just east of Dallas, and I hear about it every Saturday from the TX fans. I just wish the big 12 would have been around in the early to mid 90s so we could have gave these tx fans something to cry about every year. Do you know of any Nebr. watching parties in the DFW area?
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    2. Monday, February 18, 2008 10:57 PM Ann wrote:
      Jason Parolek!! remember me? Ann Murray class of 1990! funny...my husband and I were watching state wrestling on TV this past weekend....he was a wrestler at Lincoln East and we were talking about wrestlers from Columbus that he remembered. You were one, because I guess you beat one of his friends (BJ Dowding) which one one of only like two losses in his high school career. Anyway, since you crossed my mind I thought I'd run your name on google... hopefully this will get to you. I hope you are doing well in Texas. You'll have to tell me a little about what you're doing these days. We've been in Lincoln about four years after living in Colorado for seven years. I'm married to a decent dude, have a 14 year old son and 7 year old twin daughters...life is good, no complaints! But how in the world did we get to be in our upper 30's?? Time is going crazy fast! Hope you're doing well Jason...drop me a line when you've got a minute. Ann annhall72@hotmail.com
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 10:29 AM Rob Horst wrote:
    Hey Jason, I enjoyed your first entry and I have to say that I agree with you about 99%. I agree we should run Castile more, but I think that we have a weapon in Lucky. I don't think that the coaches use him enough like they should, or could be using him. I think that he could be a Reggie Bush type player and we should sometimes put him in the slot reciever position with Castile in the backfield. Their would be huge mismatches, and no linebacker in the country would be able to cover him. I just don't think that these coaches are adjustible enough like thay should be at the college level. Anyways, that wasn't my question for you even though I could go on and on for days about this team and their coaches. My question to you is have you ever considered coaching defense, especially for the huskers. I think that you and your fire are exactly what this team is missing and I think that you would make and outstanding defensive line coach and someday defensive coordinator. Something to think about... Rob
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    1. Friday, October 19, 2007 11:58 AM nvhusker wrote:
      Right on! I would like to see things go back to basic fundamental football. Let's pick 60 plays out of the eight pound book and run them until we don them perfectly every time. No one cares how smart we are and how many plays we know! We are inconsistent because we have too many plays with the possibility of one guy missing an assignment and the play then fails.
      Let's get some emotion into the game on both sides of the ball and maybe the sidelines,too! The answer to our problems is probably not going to be found on that play card until we learn to execute our basic fundamentals.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 10:33 AM S Loeffler wrote:
    My son wore "double nickel" all through high school...you and Grant were his idols! Great having you back and your honesty regarding tradition, expectations, and leadership...all of which are a part of Nebraska. Your respect for Coach Osborne comes through in the manner you write about him, and that speaks volumes.Welcome back!
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 11:42 AM barney wrote:
    Why can't Joe Ganz have a chance , especially when we are blown out early in the game. We've had many players who were excellant when given a chance
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    1. Friday, October 19, 2007 6:41 PM Barney fan wrote:
      You are right - GAnz should have played in at least 3 games by now. Callahan is deliberately NOT playing him, it avoids a QB "controversy", and blames Keller for the WCO failure.
      I believe that Ganz is the better player: certainly a better runner with the ability to escape. In all the blow out losses, Callahan refused to acknowledge Ganz as a "football player", seemingly convinced that Ganz couldn't help, or even supply a spark.
      Callahan - once again - is wrong, he finally realized that Lucky is hesitant - Castille's getting more carries. But Callahan is afraid that Ganz will be more effective than Kellar, making Cally's "open competition" at QB back-fire on him again. OH, you heard it here first, the firing of Pederson CERTAINLY marks the soon-to-be firing of Callahan. It wouldn't make sense to fire Pederson, and keep Callahan....
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      1. Sunday, October 21, 2007 9:18 AM Leanne wrote:
        You both are right about Joe Ganz, why has this kid sat for four straight years and been able to play. I think he could add an extra spark and if he is able to run than he could be gaining yards and fans. We need someone that is able to get himself out of a jam, and Keller can't do it, he is too busy looking for his receiver and doesn't use his feet. I think we should rally around Ganz, this season has been blown already, put this kid in and see what he can do. Who cares about a QB controversy, we have seen what Keller has, he is good, now lets see Ganz. Other teams are forced to put QB #2 in and they prove to be the better player. I can't figure that out either, just stupid decisions from the HC once again. Not often have we had two choices in QB's, so lets use them both and keep them fresh for every other game. What do we have to lose at this point.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 11:42 AM SQJTaipei wrote:
    Is it my old monitor or is the red on this page more Sooner than Husker?
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 11:46 AM Livio Nespoli wrote:
    I just want you to know that I appreciate your candor. Furthermore, my deep respect for you beating your demons and staying strong. As a born and bred Nebraskan I want to thank you for Peter's contribution to our culture and heritage. God bless you.

    As for the end of the Callahan era, I simply cannot wait, not as much for the change to a new coach, but so that these boys that play for us will begin to understand what it means to be a Nebraska Cornhusker!
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 11:48 AM Shane wrote:
    Thanks for coming back to Huskernation. I really wish you could put the pads back on and show the boys how to play. Again thanks for all the great memories! Shane
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 11:49 AM Mike Frey wrote:

    Nice article. There is no better way for these current players and future potential players to understand the Nebraska tradition and way of doing things then to have former players be a presence at practices and games. I hope Dr. Osborne stays involved in the program as long as he wants. Please keep trying to have a positive impact on the current program.
    There is talent on this team. For what ever reason, the effort just isn't there? Hopefully, this will change....
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 11:59 AM John wrote:
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:04 PM Dane Hunt wrote:
    Welcome back Jason I herd your story on the Jim Rome show of the Demons that you have had to deal with and probably are still dealing with.It just grabbed a hold of me and touched me to know that the players that we as fans "worship" on Saturdays are just normal people that happen to be really good at football. It just helps to know others have struggled also. I am very glad you are beating them "Demons" and will continue support for you. I am glad you are back in Nebraska and I would love for you to become part of the coaching staff sometime, if that is something you would like. I think you could show kids what kind of passion and dedication it takes to be a real BlackShirt and be able to relate to them with stuff other than football as well, anyway great to have you back and best of luck to you. Thank God for Dr. Tom.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:05 PM Mo Husker wrote:
    Thanks for some good old fashioned honesty. This team needs to get tough, just like you said. I bet no one every slacked around you or your brother. THAT is why we won and were dominant up front. I hope your message goes from this blog to the Husker's ears. Make that blackshirt mean something, Huskers. It's about ALL of us. Keep up the great work, J!
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:05 PM Chad wrote:
    Thanks for moving back...I was in college at UNL from 93-97...those were great years and I'll never forget them either...of course you are always welcome in Nebraska...again...glad you're back!
    Go Big Red
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:08 PM Los wrote:
    Great article JP! Glad I came across this. You are completely correct about TO and the effect he has. Even for people who have never met the man, we all know the aura of honesty and integrity he brings to the table. I cannot wait to see who, if Callahan is gone at the end of the year, TO hires to the NU coaching staff. My dream team would be something like this. Pelini as head coach, Rathman as OC, Marvin Sanders as DC, and bring in guys like yourself, Wistrom, Frost, and maybe Hoskinson as assistants. Just a dream buddy but what a lineup!!!
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:10 PM Rick Richter wrote:
    Very good article, I think you are right on with the character of Tom.It will make a difference and put confidence back in the program .
    Good to see your blog ,I will check in from time to time . My big concern for the rest of the year is the players mentality,if we get slapped around 3 or 4 more times this year it could be tough
    I know that Tom has extended himself to everyone and hopefully the coaching staff will follow his example.

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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:19 PM M Schultz wrote:
    Glad to have you back Jason.

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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:20 PM Brett H -St Louis wrote:
    Jason-great write-up! I have never really read any of your blogs or articles and quite frankly have always thought of you as a loose cannon or crazy dude. Nothing bad, but just a little out there. I knew when you played that may have even given you an advantage, but your words are true and should be delivered to those who will listen. Do you believe that you and Wistrom were natural born leaders or became them throughout your careers? I ask this because maybe there is not anyone on this current roster that has the ability or know how of being a leader. You guys undoubtedly had the team by the balls and they didnt want to let you down or TO, but these guys dont care who they let down and seem like they just want the game to get over so they can start partying. Im sure you guys had your share of Budweisers, but atleast you earned them.
    I grew up 10 miles from Wistroms home town of Webb City, Mo and have followed his entire career even till now in retirement and coaching in Springfield, so I ask you this: Would you two consider coming back to the U and getting this Defense back where it belongs?
    I think your guys fire alone would put us back on the map as a defensive school, just like it should always be. Good luck to you and glad to have you around!! Now go challenge some of these guys to take someones head off!
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:22 PM John wrote:
    You rock Jason! If we can't get Pelini or Gill back to NU let's say you take over. I agree wholeheartedly with everything you have written, particularly about NU not going in pads during practice. And BC still can't seem to figure out why we lack intensity. This coaching staff needs to go. Even if they win out, which they won't, they still need to go. They haven't proven that they respect Husker football and if they don't respect it, how can you expect your players to respect it? BC was the virus to Oakland and now he has spread to Lincoln. Time for Dr. Tom to administer his immunization shot.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:34 PM dghikee wrote:
    Amen Brother! This team is in need of some serious leadership. There is no fire and emotion in these guys. It starts with the coaches but the players need to bring something to the table. As a former athlete, I don't understand how you don't reach game day ready to strap it on and go to war. If the starters aren't willing to put it all on the line, they need to step aside and let the younger guys have a shot.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:47 PM Jason Kraft wrote:

    Whats up man? It's Karft. Congrats on the radio gig.

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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 12:49 PM Kerry W wrote:
    Thank you Jason for all you have done for the University, and thank you for not sugar coating the problems this team faces as we enter the next 5 games.
    God Bless
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:04 PM bill Gondring wrote:
    The entensity and honest observations are very comforting from a creditable source, keep it up.Go Nebraska
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:05 PM insider wrote:
    I hope the players will feel comfortable going to Tom to air their grievances with the coaches. This staff has played head games with the players and they don't trust the coaches. I was very happy about the Calli hire and was very supportive until I had a chance to talk in private conversations with the players and listen to their stories. Also Suh beat the hell out of Victory Haines last week after Haines got the best of him. How come Suh didn't get disciplined more? There are serious moral and trust issues between the players and the coaching staff. I care to much about the players to see them suffer any longer. People really need to know the truth about what is going on.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:08 PM j vanderheiden wrote:
    I am with you on the defense lacks energy. Seems to me that when it starts to go bad they just quit. Last year when we lost to the Horns it did not hurt like the losses this year. At some time you have to stop blaming the coaches and hope the players will just say they have had enough and no one will score on us again.
    Would you consider coaching any part of this defense?
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:19 PM Brett wrote:

    The man! I wanted to place my gratitude for your great post. One thing I realize is your passion for the game and in this article you did not have to bash any of the current coaching staff. We all know the issues. Like what you had stated, it is a simple lack of intensity by this team. I have been watching replays of the USC game and to think this team had the lead in the second quarter but let the wind out of their sails themselves. It is a true example of what passion and intensity can do to the game. At the very least - the team needs to address this. For some reason things fall into place when you add passion.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:24 PM Janie Perry wrote:
    I am so glad you started this blog. I have been a husker fan since the 50's when I use to sit in the bleacher section which is before your time (it was the south stadium. You explained it better than anyone yet. (the problem with the team now) Maybe you can also help this team out by talking with them either in person or through your blog. Even through your problems, you were still a good role model for kids. Everyone did respect you. I feel sorry for these kids now because they don't know what it is like to be part of the Husker Family. I'm sorry for them, I also didn't know all the pictures etc had been taken down and not talked about. What if Washington DC would have done that with former presidents pictures and no one would have known what they were about. History books would have never been written. Oh boy what this administration did after Bill Byrne left was wipe out the history of Husker Land and hopefully players like you and Dr Tom is to bring it back and let it live like it should have been all this time. Glad you are back and good luck to you and your family. JP
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:26 PM Nitty wrote:
    You are the man dude. Glad you made it through the tough times.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:28 PM husker415 wrote:
    Excellent first blog! Keep'em coming. And please, go to the locker room and throw some guys around.
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:31 PM Gloria wrote:
    Hi Jason, I saw you on The Big Red Wrap. It was great to hear your enthusiasm and your endless love for Nebraska Football. When you and your brother played, it was so special and such a special era for the Nebraska football program. Glad you're back home. It all feels like family again with TO back at the helm. God bless you and yours. Gloria Western Nebraska's biggest Husker fan!
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  • Friday, October 19, 2007 1:38 PM Bob wrote:
    Welcome home JP. You are still the man. Love listening to you on the radio also. You're one of my favorite all time Huskers. I agree we need to get some fire back on D. I love it that TO came back we really needed a change. Thanks
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