One particular offseason coaching move went woefully underreported and underanalyzed when it happened. On Feb. 17, defensive coordinator
People don't typically leave Tampa for an equal or lesser job in Ames, Iowa, but at Iowa State, Burnham would have a chance to coach alongside his son,
Consider the Cyclones turned around. Saturday, Burnham's defense forced a Nebraska school-record eight turnovers as Iowa State shocked the Cornhuskers, 9-7. The team that ranked 111th out of 120 FBS teams in scoring defense has allowed an average of 19.8 points, and it keeps getting better.
Meanwhile, things are only getting worse in Lincoln, where the 302nd consecutive sellout crowd just watched a second consecutive home loss. The Blackshirts did their jobs, and defensive tackle
In the second quarter, Lee led the Huskers into the red zone before
As well as Iowa State's defense played, the Cyclones also needed luck to win while being outgained 355-231. That luck struck in the second quarter when Nebraska receiver
Lee won the open quarterback competition over
The shocker leaves us with some interesting questions. First, can Nebraska recover? The Huskers play championship-level defense, but they'll have to fix their ball-security issues. With a head-to-head win against Missouri already in hand, Nebraska still can win the Big 12 North if it can solve some problems.
Second, which came first at Iowa State? The Chizik or the Rhoads? Does Rhoads deserve all the credit for matching
He's the one who hired Wally Burnham.