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February 7, 2008 5:00 AM

Drew Litton: Darrell Scott's signing


Quite a day in Boulder. The Buffs landed the best running back in the country, a whole herd of linebackers and some incredible talent on the offensive line. Meanwhile in Lincoln, other than signing Baker Steinkuhler, the son of former Nebraska standout, Dean Steinkuhler, the Huskers struggled with it's first recruiting class under a new head coach. Word has it that Bo Pelini is not necessarily the easiest guy to play for. Hawkins, on the other hand, seems to be inspiring recruits to catch his vision for the future. It seems to be working.

Darrell Scott was heavily recruited and Texas made a major effort to try and sign him. But, in the end, the relationship that Buffs coaches had established with Scott, as well as the family ties Scott has in Boulder made the difference. He will be fa blast to watch. Some recruiting analysts consider him to be as good, if not better than Reggie Bush, and if he remains healthy, has the potential to be a top 5 NFL draft pick. He's a stronger, sturdier version of Bush, a kid who spends a lot of time in the weight room.

Are those Husker fans I hear sobbing in their corn flakes? I thought so.


  • February 7, 2008

    9:45 AM

    good ol' george writes:

    How about a cartoon about Kevin Hart, the football player in Reno who concocted his own recruiting?

  • February 7, 2008

    9:49 AM

    Bob writes:

    Guess they must have had some real nice strippers and escorts available during the visit for these recruits.
    Colorado will not even win 6 games this upcoming season. Hawkins is overrated. He's nothing more than a loud-mouth coach who is beginning to physically resemble Al Davis with the shades and all.
    Too bad that Scott won't be playing for a real program. If he wants to waste his college career being set up with strippers and keg parties, then so be it.

  • February 7, 2008

    10:00 AM

    RedRover writes:

    What? Why would the Huskers be crying in their cornflakes? Pelini salvaged a VERY nice class. I would say he went above and beyond expectations for his first class. In fact Scout has Nebraska ranked higher than Colorado. Scott was a good get by Colorado but the ink is not even dry on the LOI and you are already claiming him as good if not better than Reggie Bush and a top 5 draft pick?? Good grief.

  • February 7, 2008

    11:29 AM

    Drew writes:

    In typical Corn Flake fashion...Red Rover might want to actually read the post...Recruiting analysts say Scott reminds them of Reggie Bush, I don't. And give it up already about the escort services. It's very old news. Or should I bring up Lawrence Phillips? Kind of ancient history isn't it?

  • February 7, 2008

    12:54 PM

    Sportz Fan writes:

    CU: Return to Dominance

    NU: Return to Arrogance

    Drew, you probably forgot that Corn Flake fans can't read.
    NU's heyday is clearly over thanks to Bill and his "revolutionary" WC Offense.

  • February 7, 2008

    1:00 PM

    KP13 writes:

    Hey red rover bend on over and run through the corn field backwrads with your pants down! The gary Barnette days are over here in Boulder, all the non-sense has been laid to rest....Dan Hawkins is a class act, a great coach, and one hell of a motivator. Next year if wouldn't mind, please bring that same weak A** team against the buffs so we can stomp your face in the ground again, oh and please bring it to the Kansas game again...cause that was almost as fun as watching the CU game!

  • February 7, 2008

    2:05 PM

    RedRover writes:

    Sorry Drew, overlooked the fact someone else said that about Scott. Sorry about that.

    KP13, Hawkins is a great coach and a classy guy and will surely have plenty of success at CU. You on the other hand just proved what a lack of class some CU fans have with those comments.

  • February 7, 2008

    2:15 PM

    Mark writes:

    KP13, you have to remember we put 51 points and threw for almost 500 yards on you this year. If Nebraska doesn't have the worst defense in the nation we win that game. Don't worry, Nebraska will basically have the same offense and a new and improved defense when the Puffs come to Lincoln. Should be a GREAT game!

  • February 7, 2008

    4:13 PM

    Johnny writes:

    Colorado has the absolute worst fans and media covering their college sports in the world. This article proves. Anyone that can claim that it is difficult to play for Bo Pelini is completely ignorant. Congrats on Scott though I hope he takes it to the rest of the Big 12.

  • February 7, 2008

    6:32 PM

    Huskergod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! writes:

    How'd that super recruit,Marcus Houston,work out for ya?

    Oh yeah,a complete washout.Try not to screw it up AGAIN :)

  • February 7, 2008

    6:55 PM

    Jeff writes:

    Classless cartoon. Denver media are a bunch of clowns. How can anyone take you guys seriously? One day you may aspire to rise above cartoons for a paying job.

  • February 7, 2008

    6:55 PM

    Jeff writes:

    Classless cartoon. Denver media are a bunch of clowns. How can anyone take you guys seriously? One day you may aspire to rise above cartoons for a paying job.

  • February 7, 2008

    6:55 PM

    Burn CU writes:

    While Scott is quite a pick up for the Puffs, a team is not made by one player. I'm not into the star ratings and overall team rankings, because at this point they do not mean anything. If in three years the majority of the recruits are contributing a lot and the team is winning, then the class can be considered successful. I also would not consider this Pelini's first recruiting class, that will be next year. I'd bet not many people thought much of Hawkins recruiting class the year he took over for Barnett. The majority of the team recruiting rankings I've seen have NU ahead of CU, so if NU "struggled" this year, it still appears to be better than CU did in its best year. I think it is also interesting that the media in Colorado focus so much on the one out of state player that signed with CU, and not much on at all on the local players that signed with CU. Don't even mention the other D-1 schools in the area. GO BIG RED!

  • February 7, 2008

    6:59 PM

    Wally writes:

    Lucky was the #1/2 RB in the country when we got him. Good RB. Ahman Green was #1/2 RB in the country. Great RB. You can never tell how a kid pans out. Who blocks for them and staying healthy makes a lot of difference in end product.

    CU fans. Try not to piss yourselves to early.

  • February 7, 2008

    7:14 PM

    Husker writes:

    I love how he uses "word has it Bo pelini is hard to play for" when all we hear from players are "I would run through a brick wall for him". I am not downplaying landing Scott or trying to hype up our coach or recruiting class but just temper your expectations until you see him play. Gotta love the NU cu rivalry =]

  • February 7, 2008

    7:19 PM

    NebTea writes:

    As a Nebraska fan of over 50 plus years,I always enjoyed the Colorado-Nebraska games.I feel that coach Hawkins is a great coach,& will do big things in Boulder.I feel the same of coach Pelini.Do not understand the anger that fans on both sides seem to hold.Kind of sad I think.Good luck on the field.Go Big Red.

  • February 7, 2008

    7:25 PM

    Nick writes:

    To say Pelini and staff struggled to put a class together shows both your arrogance and lack of intelligence. To pull a quality class such as the one assembled after all the decommits (who were commited to Callahan and not the program) speaks volumes about the NU staff. If you're going off the recruting service sites rankings as to who has the better class, Rivals says CU does but Scout says NU does so thats a wash. You're making things up when you hear Pelini is hard to play for as the only rules he's laid out for his recruits are to work hard, be on time, and don't talk back. All things considered, it's clear your commentary was designed to "fire up" the worst fans in college football. Your column has only fed that stereotype...congratulations.

  • February 7, 2008

    7:28 PM

    Andy writes:

    CU's return to dominance?
    You mean when they give you 5 downs?
    GO! BIG! RED!

  • February 7, 2008

    7:38 PM

    Dem' Huska Boyz writes:

    Who was recruited harder? Darrell Scott, or his mother?? Word on the street is that she landed a real nice job at a bank in Boulder. Probably just a coincidence. I guess it beats bribing recruits with strippers. Stay classy Buffs!

  • February 7, 2008

    7:53 PM

    JRD writes:

    Don't worry, fellow Husker fans. Just save this cartoon for upcoming NU/CU games--it'll be worth a good laugh then. Tom and Bo are in charge, and CU's "domination" (one game winning streak over NU) will be over in 10 months.

  • February 7, 2008

    8:07 PM

    Crash writes:

    So seriously Husker fans. Which recruiting class would you have rather had - NU's or CU's?

    As a CU fan I certainly wouldn't trade straight across for yours.

  • February 7, 2008

    8:38 PM

    JRD writes:

    Crash...Honestly? I'd take Nebraska's recruiting class. And I'm completely serious. We'll see soon enough.

  • February 7, 2008

    8:47 PM

    NYHusker writes:

    Those CU recruits look a little inebriated. Was this during their recruiting trip or during last year's 4/20 smoke out?!

  • February 7, 2008

    9:09 PM

    Robert Freeze writes:

    Hasnt bill callahan taught you coloradans anything? stars do not matter. it is coaching. during the tom osborne or bob devaney era not one five star recurit was ever signed and we still stomped you every year. Didnt you guys get beat by kansas also? go big red

  • February 7, 2008

    9:11 PM

    noah writes:

    well at least he went to colorado instead of texas or ou where they are already full of talent

  • February 7, 2008

    9:11 PM

    b writes:

    1) draw dumb cartoon that'll motivate the 'corn flakes' - Check. 2) Wait for the defenders of red to roll in - Check. 3) Collect page-view revenue on ads, since most puffs fans dont really care anyway.

    Brilliant strategy. Dumb cartoon.

  • February 7, 2008

    9:20 PM

    huskerdrew writes:

    Judging by the photo, Dan thinks the his work is done now that Scott has signed. Bo, on the other hand, has got his tackle box and is already gearing up for what matters, coaching. Lets play it out on the field. And, in addition, the Huskers have higher ranked recruiting classes by scout and espn. Get your facts straight.

  • February 7, 2008

    10:55 PM

    Buffcrazy writes:

    This is almost funny about the allegations and class rankings. That whole "domination" speech being over in 10 months (thanks Crash) is about as funny as the whole "order restored" tshirts donned by the Cornflakes when you beat us 30 to 3 in Barnett's last year. Yeah, Markiesha (Marcus Houston) didn't pan out, and we gave him the boot. The big diff us CU fans have vs you NU fans, is when we don't win, we don't threaten to off one of the coaches. You husker fans really have no room to talk about "class."

    All schools have crappy fans and good fans....thank you Nick for rising above as a husker fan that shows some class. As far as Bo being hard to play for...I've even heard that from NU fans. The whole bank payoff rumor...Alexis Scott already an office manager for a doctor...why would she want a cheesy bank job? Just rumors circulated by sore losers.

    I think I speak for all the Buffnation, we're all looking forward to playing you guys next year...you have Shawn Watson still, the very same OC that we had when you beat us 30 to 3 and Texas beat us 70 to 3, the comment by Johnny, you're right, you'll have the same offense, and you'll be as predictable as we were at the end of the Barnett era....get used to everyone figuring out your plays!!

  • February 7, 2008

    11:18 PM

    Crash writes:

    Buffcrazy... You called out a lot of posters but did so incorrectly. The "posted by" is at the end of each post not the beginning. Just wanted to clear that up because I do not want to be associated with flaming CU.

  • February 7, 2008

    11:40 PM

    Dave writes:

    Guess it's aparently true,brain freeze is common at higher altitudes.Not too many years ago the Buffs had another coach who tried to inspire this team by strumming on his guitar and singing to his troops.Perhaps Hawk can make up nursery rhyms for his gaggle of girls.

  • February 8, 2008

    12:53 AM

    Victor E. Rojo writes:

    Scott is Rivals' #6 player in the nation and Steinkuhler is #8. Those are two "fish" that are about the same size in most anyone's book. Better get out your eraser, Drew, and try again.

  • February 8, 2008

    1:01 AM

    Lightfoot writes:

    Wake me up when helmet-hair Zen finally has a winning season at CU.

  • February 8, 2008

    1:47 AM

    jb writes:

    Eh actually we fired staff from 2 losing seasons in 4 years with Callahan.. Callahan didnt care about NU tradition, and thats why he was let go.

  • February 8, 2008

    2:36 AM

    1971buff writes:

    Do the math: if Zen goes 4-8 next season, he will actually improve his winning percentage at CU. Face it, he has taken over a division champion and driven it into the ground. What exactly "seems to be working," Mr. Litton?

  • February 8, 2008

    2:57 AM

    Jimmy writes:

    Darrell, have fun playing in front of 45,000 fans on Saturdays in Boulder. If you're real lucky, they won't throw stuff at you when you're losing to Nebraska.

  • February 8, 2008

    3:36 AM

    Ward writes:

    welcome to the People's Republic, darrell!

  • February 8, 2008

    3:47 AM

    SMU writes:

    CU is still on NCAA probation, correct? Second time this decade, correct? Boy, all you buffchips out there had better pray there's nothing amiss with DS's recruitment.

  • February 8, 2008

    4:01 AM

    Rabbi Bob writes:

    Real classy & professional -- name-calling by the artist on his blog. Before you call out a "Corn Flake" for misinterpreting your prose, perhaps you could learn to write a little more clearly & sensibly. Your Reggie Bush sentence doesn't quite track, and by the time one reaches the end of it, it's impossible to tell whether it's you or the experts talking. And then there's this one: "the Huskers struggled with it's first recruiting class." English is your first language, is it not?

  • February 8, 2008

    4:39 AM

    K Lucas writes:

    Per Scout:
    Bo Pelini's first recruiting class rank #21

    Dan Hawkins first recruiting calss rank #50

    NUFF SAID!!!

  • February 8, 2008

    4:53 AM

    Crank Yanker writes:

    Funny, I heard it;s the job offer darryl's mom got from a Boulder bank that sealed the deal. OLE Macky Mack told the Texas Mafia to back off making her a VP @ 1st Texas Trust because he was probably going to need that job for next years QB recriuts mom.

  • February 8, 2008

    6:26 AM

    Sportz Fan writes:

    K Lucas-

    Per Rivals.com:

    Dan Hawkins & CU (This Year): #16 Nationally

    Bo Pelini & NU (This Year): Not even National Top 25. In fact, ranked #7 in the Big 12.

    NUFF SAID!!!

    Always two sides to every story.......

  • February 8, 2008

    7:01 AM

    Tomas writes:

    Regardless of who CU recruits, you will still be CU -- a program that flirts with marginal success, only to slide back into your thin air daze after getting slapped in the B12 title game. BTW, to all the eco friendly Coloradans, why are you sucking up the Rocky's resources with your golf courses and housing developments? Oh, wait, never mind, Denver is spreading east into the desolation that is eastern Colorado, and towards the beautiful plains and prairies of Nebraska! War 5th downs!

  • February 8, 2008

    7:51 AM

    iwasbs writes:

    Don't forget that the 1994 National Champion NU team was ranked 91st as a recruiting class in 1990! When TO says he doesn't care about those rankings, he has the cred to back it up. Coaching, not 'stars', win championships.

  • February 8, 2008

    7:54 AM

    M writes:

    Before either side gets too excited, read this article. It shows that recruiting rankings are not all that important.

  • February 8, 2008

    8:05 AM

    lAWLESS writes:

    I Am a Husker but do realize we can take both teams over the past few years and not be a top 20 team. We both have no room to rant and rave about unproven players. I do see the USC and OSU teams that have done good things with great team recruiting but if they are tops year in and year out why not more NC for each. Ranking of players is sometimes is just that a ranking. Proven on the field is another story. Best of luck Buffs!

  • February 8, 2008

    8:18 AM

    HuskerEd writes:

    Response to Nick - It is easy to understand the anger. Series History indicates NU has been nothing but a bully 46-18-2. CU is jealous of the success we have had at Nebraska and more than anything would like to duplicate it.

    Cu is like a little brother to us and trying to get respect where ever they can. Let them have their day, Scott is a good recruit with potential to be great. If there are any inappropriate deals made the NCAA will handle it. My guess is that an 18 year old kid is struggling to handle the situation and said something he would like to take back.

    As far as the cartoon keep it up get your jabs in while you can. "There is no place like Nebraska and you know it".

    Go Big Red!!!

  • February 8, 2008

    9:42 AM

    AustinTrey writes:

    Darrell Scott looks like a fish out of water in Boulder. Probably already rotting. Have fun getting pounded by the Horns the next two years.

  • February 8, 2008

    9:44 AM

    The Lummox writes:

    So Scott is going to win 4 heisman trophies before he is gone. He's no Sal.

  • February 8, 2008

    9:47 AM

    Chingo writes:

    Hey cartoon boy, pass the bowl, don't be a bogart...

  • February 8, 2008

    9:56 AM

    Breck writes:

    Enjoy your nice little February triumph, all you buffchips. The Dan & Cody show needs all the help it can get. Ya think Zen will finally win more than one B12 North game? Beat Iowa State! Glory, glory etc.

  • February 8, 2008

    10:06 AM

    Feelgood writes:

    Man it's so nice to realize that there are still hacks in the Colorado media like yourself. NU may have only had the #30th ranked class by Rivals, but Scout.com ranked them #22 and ESPN.com #21. While ESPN.com ranked CU's class at #24, and Scout.com didn't even have CU in the top 25. Do your research before you write a hack article like this, that's 2 out 3 recruitting websites that rank NU higher than CU. Plus the walk-ons NU got, don't even get me started on that one. Of course none of this matters until the produce, which makes you an even bigger tool. And where did you get your info from that players of Bo's have said he's hard to play for? That has never been said about Bo by any of his players. Source?

  • February 8, 2008

    10:37 AM

    Herby writes:

    Wouldn't this toon be more appropriate with Mac Brown seeing as Colorado was dueling with them for Mr. Scott's services????? And what's with the name calling? Corn Flakes?? Come on, that is uncalled for. Your supposed to be a professional, act like it.

  • February 8, 2008

    10:51 AM

    Jeremy H writes:

    I think I remember this same scenario a few years ago. Insert the name "Marcus Houston" with "Darrel Scott". Lets hope this new can't miss running back does something other than sit the bench and transfer.

  • February 8, 2008

    10:56 AM

    Russ writes:

    Wow, a lot of Husker fans with nothing better to do than post nasty comments on a Colorado newspapers' website.

    I wonder why that is? Oh yeah, because there is nothing to do in Nebraska other than watch NU football. Since football season is over I guess there isn't anything much better to do than check every newspaper in the country for any possible insult to the Little Red (what have they done in the last 6 years? NOTHING).

    So, go on and hate Huskers, it really doesn't matter to us. We live in a state that is a travel destination for people all over the world, so while you are sitting at your computer thinking of ways to insult CU (a far superior institution to NU on every level) we are out skiing, hiking, camping, white-water rafting ... need I go on?

    Like Coach Hawk said, the worst day as a Buff is always better than the best day as a Husker.

  • February 8, 2008

    11:16 AM

    HuskerInJeffco writes:

    Looks like Russ too has nothing better to do than type nonsense about football at his computer. That makes his comments all the more ironic.

    Too bad the beauty of Colorado doesn't rub off on its people. Drunken, stoned, spoiled brats who throw trash at their own players. Nice.

  • February 8, 2008

    11:21 AM

    CleteMcD writes:

    Alexis Scott will soon be a more famous name than Darrel Scott. CU is headed toward its third probation of this decade.

  • February 8, 2008

    12:04 PM

    Howard in Colorado Springs writes:

    WOW! Since this IS a Colorado puplication, and thus can be expected to have the Colorao "point of view", I find it odd that so many NU fans think that they should have editorial input on what is printed - or blogged!

    It seems to me that NU fans are delusional in much the same way Green Bay Packers fans are; they perceive thier team to be football royalty, and react like swarming Piranhas when anyone says, or blogs, anything that isn't totally fawning about thier team!

    Are CU fans preoccupied with what is printed about thier team in any Nebraska papers? Somehow, I don't think so...

    I went to UCCS, and technically it is part of the CU Empire, but the Boulder-ites don't regard us as such. Still, I wear the Black and Gold for one reason, and one reason only; it is nettlesome to the plethora of Nebraska fans parading around is if they are special!

    After a lifetime of living here, and (as with Cheeseheads) dealing with Nebraska "fans" that don't EVER want to live in Nebraska (or Wiconson), you get that way...

    GO BUFFS! (and Broncos)

  • February 8, 2008

    12:53 PM

    b writes:

    Russ, Howard - yr missing the point. As mentioned out above, a more "accurate" cartoon might have shown TX instead of NE, but in a (brilliantly) strategic move to generate page views of an otherwise mediocre page, NE was substituted for the very reasons you mentioned - a fanatical devotion that will bring them (and their page clicks) by the 100s. Again the strategy was brilliant, wish i could say the same for the cartoon.

  • February 8, 2008

    12:59 PM

    BigEd writes:

    Exactly who is preoccupied/obsessed? CU lands a top recruit that Texas wanted, so there's a Nebraska cartoon? CU cannot seem to look at itself through anything other than the prism of Nebraska football. Same with their fans (all 657 of them).

  • February 8, 2008

    1:43 PM

    Webster writes:

    Drew is prepositionally challenged. The truth is that Pelini isn't the easiest guy to play AGAINST.

  • February 8, 2008

    1:48 PM

    Phil C. writes:

    So, wait...

    The guy hasn't played a down of college football, and is suddenly the next Reggie Bush? He's projected to be a top-5 NFL draft pick? That's absolutely insane.

    Drew...put down the pipe. Good lord.

  • February 8, 2008

    1:58 PM

    Sportz Fan writes:


    It's called a " sports rivalry". That's why Drew made the cartoon w/NU instead of Texas. That and I bet he knew the type of reaction he would get out of the whining Husker Nation.

    I just laugh everytime Drew draws a cartoon that is in anyway associated with the "great" state of Neb and the reaction his toons get out of you. You are playing right into his hands and proves the arrogance of a once respected Husker Nation.

    This is a Denver paper that supports the local schools......no amount of whining or excuses will change that fact.

    Let's just start to look forward to next season and hope both our defenses show up this go around!

  • February 8, 2008

    1:58 PM

    Jack writes:

    Seems like Mizzou did as well as either NU or CU, and pasted the Buffs and Huskers behind 96-16 combined this year. Perhaps you guys should worry about second place in the North for awhile.

  • February 8, 2008

    2:25 PM

    Anonymous writes:


  • February 8, 2008

    2:41 PM

    Chuck writes:

    Darrell Scott is so flighty that he actually changed high schools. Good luck nailing him down in Boulder. If he's not starting by October, he's gone.

  • February 8, 2008

    3:45 PM

    Sportz Fan writes:

    I LOVE IT!! An "unknown" poster who has the courage to talk trash but cannot back-up what he/she says. Have the courage to at least post YOUR "Handle" and back up your admission with facts. Or are you afraid to do that.....whiner?

  • February 8, 2008

    4:31 PM

    Anonymous writes:


  • February 8, 2008

    6:07 PM

    Buff forever writes:

    Wow is all I can say. Nebraska fans continue to show their complete and utter ignorance, stubborness, and stupidty. Nebraska should ban the internet statewide, it gives their moronic fans a much too easy way to advertise how dumb they are.

  • February 8, 2008

    9:35 PM

    Husker94 writes:

    To all the "Buffs" fans, all 143 of you, how does it feel to have a stadium with a max capacity which is about 1/3 less than size of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln? How does it feel to have a mere 18 victories in this entire series? How does it feel to know that your institution has to lie, cheat and steal in order to entice marginal recruits to come play for you? How does it feel to be regarded by the rest of the Big 12 as the sCUm of the league? After all, you can't spell SCUM without CU. How does it feel to know that the ONLY time you guys sell out your junior college stadium is every other year when Nebraska comes to town? How does it feel to be so pathetic that you guys only care about one thing, beating Nebraska? How does it feel to know that your program will never have the national prestige of Nebraska?

    You THC influenced hippies need to put the bong down and realize the simple truth; Nebraska is back and we'll resume our rightful place kicking your arses all over the field every year.

    GO BIG RED!!!!

  • February 9, 2008

    12:07 AM

    todd writes:

    It's a little ironic isn't it that now Colorado is lauding their recruit as a "potential Reggie Bush" this year when Nebraska has been doing that the previous 4 years. Look what it got them??

  • February 9, 2008

    1:20 AM

    Reggie Bush writes:

    Darrell Scott ain't me.The ethics at Colorado pretty much make the Clintons look like Sunday school teachers.

  • February 9, 2008

    1:38 AM

    4everred writes:

    I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the Buffs on MORE upcoming N.C.A,A. sanctions.
    Would appear something is either rotton in Boulder and/or some person and/or persons in your Athletic Department have a severe learning disability

  • February 9, 2008

    9:23 AM

    Anonymous writes:

    how disprespectful to the kids who signed for NU...and you're a grown man...pathetic...disgraceful journalism, no doubt proud of getting response, however negative...

  • February 9, 2008

    11:41 AM

    Sportz Fan writes:

    My question is, where were all of you diehard Nebraska fans on this board after the November 23rd cartoon that Drew created???

    Hmmm, just wondering. Talk is big out of season. In season when it really matters....not a peep.

    Go to the Archives......it's easy to find.

  • February 10, 2008

    3:13 PM

    John In Lincoln writes:

    I would ask that anyone who was offended by this cartoon write to the Rocky Mountain News and complain. The "Corn Flakes" comment by Drew was way out of line. This kind of insulting "journalism" is no better than the "lynching" comment directed at Tiger Woods. It's a direct insult to hard working people in the state of Nebraska.

    I demand a public apology directly from Drew Litton. His comments were outlandish. I cannot believe that the Rocky Mountain News, or any publication, would stand behind such a public disgrace.

    Drew - You should be ashamed of yourself. I think it's probably time you stick to pictures and stop blogging.

  • February 10, 2008

    3:13 PM

    whatthef.... writes:

    The truth of the matter is that neither the Buffs or the Huskers have done squat in awhile. The Huskers have high hopes now that Callahan is gone. The Buffs are happy about a good recruiting class, but I remember Callahan bringing in 4 and 5 star players quite frequently, look what happened to him. The Buffs also seem to think that they whooped on NU last year. I remember NU scoring 51 on you (that is awful as NU getting 65 put on them). The big difference is NU just fired Cosgrove (one of the worst DC's in the country) and hired one of the best defensive minds in the country as a head coach. CU still has Collins. To Husker fans, even though you are excited, I would hold off on the flexing until you see what Pelini can do at Nebraska. CU fans, I would climb down off your high horse until you do not lose 7 games in a season. Both teams were no more than mediocre at best last year. Let the season play out.

  • February 10, 2008

    3:18 PM

    John In Lincoln writes:

    "Thanks to all the Huskers fans who logged on to leave comments about yesterdays cartoon. It's what makes this blog a blast to do. Just remember, Corn Flakes...don't ever lose your sense of humor."

    This is the "Corn Flakes" comment I'm talking about. It's from the "Suns Fast Break" toon.


  • February 11, 2008

    1:58 PM

    Chris writes:

    I have a new one "Nebraskans for Darrell Scott". I know we are on the right path when I read all the vitriol spewing out of Lincoln and Austin. Jealousy at its finest. Darrell Scott is coming to a Big 12 stadium near you in the Black & Gold.

  • February 11, 2008

    2:16 PM

    buffwings writes:

    Typical children of the corn... If the rest of the world doesnt acknowledge their supposed greatness then we are ingnorant. This is a Denver paper for COLORADOans, not for you goobs. Go post whatever you want on the Lincoln toilet paper we dont care. No one outside brenaska cares about you other than making fun of you and we love doing that because you bring it upon yourselves with your arrogance. There is nothing else in your lives but corn and cornflake football. How pathetic!!

    GO BUFFS!!

  • February 11, 2008

    2:23 PM

    buffwings writes:

    BTW, Drew keep it up! We are making a collection of all your cartoons. Especially the ones that poke fun at the dorks to our NE.

    the cornholios will never return to their 'days of glory.' The CF landscape has changed too much and parity will keep them from being no greater than the occasional KU or MU team. Mainly they will be 'mediocre' in their own and the nation's eyes.

    GO BUFFS!!

  • February 11, 2008

    3:16 PM

    whatthef..... writes:

    At least NU had "Days of Glory". CU has had one maybe two years of being good (not great) and a lifetime of being mediochre. NU fans, although arrogant much of the time, embrace those glory days. CU fans wish to achieve them for once. CU fans may knock the Clownahan years at NU, but he did beat you a few times. As a neither a NU or CU, I would say that neither NU or CU should be pulling the "We are better" card at this moment. CU had a good recruiting class, but none have played a down. Stars mean nothing! Look how long it took Mac Brown to win a NC with all his 5 and 4 star recruits. As for NU, Pelini has not even coached a spring game as head coach. You have history, but no proven present. Let your teams prove something (even a Big 12 title, otherwise, this all sounds like two drunk idiots arguing over a woman at a bar. Meanwhile she is making out with a bigger better man on the pool table.

  • February 11, 2008

    3:59 PM

    Doint? writes:

    Bigger, better man at the pool table? Too much time on your hands brother....too much time.

  • February 11, 2008

    4:56 PM

    Jeff writes:

    You Colorado fans should stick with the two things that you know: North Face jackets and Subaru Outbacks.

  • February 11, 2008

    6:21 PM

    Dan writes:

    First, if you demand an apology over a cartoon then you prove yourself to be pathetic with no strength of character.

    Second, if you think that anything nefarious went on, inspite of the fact that every shred of credible evidence indicates the opposite, then you have a hard time reading a news paper article which are written at an 8th grade level.

    The Corn will never be what they once were.

  • February 11, 2008

    7:09 PM

    buffwings writes:

    Hey NOW!! I have a Columbia jacket and a Subaru Impreza WRX thank you very much.

    Gosh you corn people are just plain ignorant to anything outside the cornflake state.

  • February 12, 2008

    6:20 AM

    Nick writes:

    Being a Big Buff fan, I feel we had a great recruiting class but, I also have to believe that not one of these athletes have played a down at the D-1 College level. I have to agree with the post where it was said the coaching is the biggest difference not the stars. Hawkins is showing progress which is good but, again until he wins on the field we have nothing to brag about. It's fun to get excited about the future of Colorado football but, remember we need to have class and act like we have been in the winners circle. Some day we all hope to be there on a consistant basis. The cartoon was uncalled for and we needed to thankful we had a good recruiting class. Nebraska shouldn't have been mentioned. I have always said we need better people in the Colorado media. Hell, half the time they are beating up on CU football.

  • February 12, 2008

    7:24 AM

    Buff Predictor writes:

    Wow, you huskers are a sensitive bunch! This is a Denver area newspaper so you need to expect an area bias towards CU. The poor little huskers have to deal with the fact that their dominance over CU is done. No reason for CU not to celebrate a good haul of recruits and dig it in a bit at a rival.

    Frankly, I thought husker fans would have a thicker skin. But you all are just a bunch of whiny crybabies....
    GO BUFFS!!!!!!

  • February 12, 2008

    10:50 AM

    LJ BUFF writes:

    It's funny how NU fans only want to look at stars and recruits when it is favorable for them. Remember when Josh Freeman, Harrison Beck, Marlon Lucky, Zach Taylor and Sam Keller were ALL going to win Heisman's for NU? I believe I received plenty of emails from NU fans professing this. Oh and wasn't Callahan once an offensive genius and Pelini wasn't ready? Keep drinking the kool aid up there and i'll look forward to the Joe Ganz for heisman campaign. Go Buffs!

  • February 26, 2008

    10:03 PM

    Roscoe Pound writes:

    Good for CU, now if you get 21 more players you might actually have a team...

  • December 9, 2008

    4:52 PM

    Michel writes:

    too bad we owned CU, it'll be anoter long, loosing struggle for the buffs


  • September 12, 2009

    10:44 AM

    kllhusker writes:

    so i just thought i would ask, how is darrell scott working out for you all? he sure did big things in that CSU loss. i truly thought dan hawkins was the man for the job at CU and i figured he would get them good enough to consistently compete with bo pelini, but after that ugly loss i dont see it panning out. oh, and by the way, that little fish on the end of nebraska's rope ended up taking up 2 starting spots on nebraska's linebacking corps (sean fisher and will compton) and another shared starting spot at linebacker (walk-on mathew may). not to mention several prominent backups (baker steinkuhler, PJ smith, alfonzo dennard). so, hows that cartoon looking by now? not too good for the buffs im afraid. this just proves once again that the trash talkers lose. hawkins and CU better wake up quick, they have a season--and a job--to catch.

  • October 23, 2009

    1:41 PM

    cakefartsgirl writes:

    Seriously what the fuck is wrong with me


  • November 3, 2009

    5:45 PM

    AC writes:

    A whale runs faster than Scott, ironically. And now he's waddling to UCLA. Congrats.

  • November 18, 2009

    7:43 PM

    HuskerinKansas writes:

    Wow that was really fun to read thanks for the laughs Drew!!!

  • December 4, 2009

    12:40 PM

    Drew Litton is a Complete Moron writes:

    Wow Drew, great article. Just thought i would let you know that Darrell Scott, that god of a recruit CU got, has LEFT THE TEAM. Meanwhile, Bo Pelini's recruiting class (you know, that guy thats really hard to play for...) has been making major contributions (ironically, Baker Steinkuhler has made less of a contribution than many of the players in this class, although has still made a bigger contribution than Darrell Scott ever did in Big Bad Boulder) and the Corn Flakes are 9-3, winners of the north (although will soon be losers at the hands of the Texas Longhorns) and on their way back to national prominence. Funny how that works sometimes huh? Even the "experts" like you are sometimes put in their place. Well, good luck with your next recruiting class! Better luck next time against those retard hillbilly corn flakes, as you seem to view us...

  • December 28, 2009

    2:51 PM

    Alec writes:

    Not to be stereotypical, but this is a great article about the typical Colorado fan. You get one highly touted recruit that hasn't even set his feet on campus yet and you claim Nebraska's days are officially over and you are on top of the world. Easily the most asinine and embarrassing cartoon I have seen in a long time.

  • June 23, 2010

    1:51 PM

    opm disability retirement writes:

    Snitch (Occupational Hazards, Book 2) (By Rene Gutteridge) By Rene Gutteridge Although retirement looms on the near horizon and he earned the desk job, Las Vegas police sergeant Ron Yeager is bored. Thus when the brass asks him if he would agree to train an undercover task force of rookies to infiltrate an auto theft gang, ....

  • July 13, 2010

    2:40 PM

    SIDNEY writes:

    Yeah, there's a bit of the fork inside the road when individuals get effective where by they either go down the "modesty" route or even the "complete bugger" route. I'd say about 60 - 70 % on the time they take the latter.

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