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Harsh toke AP, Coaches

Nebraska Virginia Tech Football

The weekend is over, and the nation’s observers have weighed in with their opinions. By that I mean the release of this week’s Top 25 lists.

Obviously the top 3 schools are going to be Florida, Texas and Alabama right now. From there, it’s debatable for every other position. However, there is a debate that didn’t seem to take place at all.

When I looked at the Top 25 lists, I was caught off guard and surprised by the fall that Nebraska took. Entering the weekend, Nebraska was ranked 19th in the AP poll and 18th in the Coaches poll. After losing 16-15 in Blacksburg, Va., to Virginia Tech, the Huskers fell to 25th in the AP and 24th in the Coaches.

At the same time the Hokies moved up from 13th and 14th respectably, to 11th and 12th.

This just raises a question for me. How do you justify dropping the Huskers that far after going on the road and nearly beating the Hokies? Yes, they deserve to fall from their spot at the beginning of the weekend. However, falling to 24th and 25th isn’t justified.

The Huskers instead should have been ranked around 22nd. If the loss would have come to Florida Atlantic or Arkansas State, then yes drop them as far as you want. However, on the road against a good — not great but good — Va. Tech team doesn’t seem the justification for a 6-place drop.

All in all, that was a harsh toke from both the AP and the Coaches.

Cody Glenn suspended indefinitely

LB Cody Glenn checks out the replay board after making a stop against Western Michigan on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. Glenn has been suspended indefinitely for "violating team rules." (Michael Mason-D'Croz)

LB Cody Glenn checks out the replay board after making a stop against Western Michigan on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008. Glenn has been suspended indefinitely for "violating team rules." (Michael Mason-D'Croz)

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini announced in a statement today that star outside linebacker Cody Glenn will be suspended indefinitely for “violation of team rules.”

In the statement, Pelini said that the coaching staff and players won’t comment any further on the issue to help Glenn’s privacy.

This announcement came as little surprise to me after hearing a report on Sunday about Glenn. I won’t go into details, because it hasn’t been made public and at this point I am speculating. However, on Sunday the Journal Star was tipped off about a criminal investigation that may involve Glenn, and although the paper couldn’t find anything that night, it seems as though this case has something to do with the suspension.

With that in mind, Glenn’s name has not appeared in any city or campus arrest reports, and thus any talk would be — as I already said — “speculation.”

Pelini said that he will not pull a redshirt at this juncture on any player to replace Glenn on the roster. Instead, defensive coordinator Carl Pelini mentioned Blake Lawrence — who saw quite a few snaps against Kansas — LaTravis Washington and Thomas Grove as possible replacements against Kansas State.

So far this season, Glenn is third on the team in tackles with 51 — despite missing the Texas Tech game. He┬áhas six tackles for loss, four pass breakups and four quarterback hurries.

Blackshirts sited
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