After a week in Nashville, Tennessee, the Nebraska football team is home and life is moving on toward 2017. As the 2016 football season is put to rest, I figured we could take one last look back on all the Music City mania with some of our pieces over the last couple of days. So let’s ring in a new year of Nebraska football by taking a quick look back at the Huskers’ final game of 2016.
>> Brandon Vogel took notice of the players sitting at the post-game press conference and it was Nebraska’s walk-ons to Tennessee’s players that were one highly-rated recruits. He goes on to talk about what that means for Nebraska in 2017, which will take figuring out how to build on the foundation those walk-ons built on making their own dreams come true.
>> Coach Mike Riley said this is the end of the one team and the beginning of another, which is fitting. You can see the post-game press conference here and check out some additional quotes in the same story.
>> Go beyond the box score of Nebraska’s 38-24 loss to Tennessee on Hail Varsity Premium.
>> Another piece over on Hail Varsity Premium is Jacob Padilla’s play of the game. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise, but it’s Brandon Reilly’s 38-yard touchdown catch. He broke the whole play down.
>> Aaron Babcock had some outstanding photos (as always) and shared them in two galleries that can’t be missed. There’s one devoted to all the best action shots and another to the fans in attendance.
>> Before the game ever took place, country music singer Chase Rice dropped by Nebraska’s practice. He took a few moments to chat with Hail Varsity about his auction to support Sam Foltz’s charity of choice.
>> And finally, the photo gallery from Battle of the Bands. Nebraska may have lost the game but they won this contest. It was a lot of fun and the photos capture it.
There was plenty more from the week in Nashville so if you want to relive it all, just head over here.
The Grab Bag
>> Land of 10’s Chris Heady asked Danny Langsdorf if he expects the offense to look much different in 2017. Needless to say, it sounds like it might be more similar that people realize.
>> It doesn’t sound like Jim Harbaugh is leaving Michigan for the Los Angeles Rams, but if that offer happens, could the Wolverines keep him? Forbes shed a little light on the whole topic.
>> Speaking of Forbes, they also recapped the 60-year history of the Goodyear blimp. If you’re a fan of the blimp, it’s a nice little recap.
Today’s Song of the Day
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.