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08:23 AM ET 09.23 | The Cornhuskers will continue to ride Taylor Martinez. There are no plans to decrease the number of touches for [Martinez], even though the week-to-week physical pounding could put Nebraska's top quarterback at risk. In all three of the Huskers' contests so far this year, Martinez has led the team in carries. He ran 19 times against Washington, a total high enough to lead the NU ball carriers in all but four games last year. But coach Bo Pelini said he isn't worried about how Martinez, at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, will handle a season's worth of contact.

The Omaha World Herald

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September 23, 2010  08:40 AM ET

"loads", "continue to ride Taylor", "number of touches", "physical pounding".

What the **** is going on in Nebraska?!?

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September 23, 2010  08:54 AM ET
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Pelini's got them playing football. Pretty damned well, it would seem.

How goes the battle, man?

September 23, 2010  08:58 AM ET
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"loads", "continue to ride Taylor", "number of touches", "physical pounding".What the **** is going on in Nebraska?!?

it's Neb...what else are they going to do all day long

September 23, 2010  09:11 AM ET

I think the QB should touch the ball on every offensive play. Maybe I should go into coaching.

September 23, 2010  09:14 AM ET
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I think the QB should touch the ball on every offensive play. Maybe I should go into coaching.

Cool. You handle the coaching and I will take over management of our hostess program VR.

September 23, 2010  09:20 AM ET
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Cool. You handle the coaching and I will take over management of our hostess program VR.

Being on the "scout team" that the hostesses practice with is really fun.

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September 23, 2010  09:59 AM ET
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Being on the "scout team" that the hostesses practice with is really fun.

I may be available for the role of Dad-with-son-considering-UTK. The Dad-with-daughter role, though...

September 23, 2010  10:03 AM ET
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I was thinking the Vols Bikini team....;)

The subject of that photo reminds me of one of my old college housemates, Katherine.

September 23, 2010  10:12 AM ET
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"loads", "continue to ride Taylor", "number of touches", "physical pounding".What the **** is going on in Nebraska?!?

The South Dakota Jackrabbits are coming, thats what.

September 23, 2010  10:33 AM ET
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I thought you had got that coaching gig w/ TN the lingerie team?

Well sure, but I took that gig on a Volunteer basis only.

September 23, 2010  12:04 PM ET
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"loads", "continue to ride Taylor", "number of touches", "physical pounding".What the **** is going on in Nebraska?!?

You didn't think we gave him the starting job for his skills as a quarterback, did you? Heck, anyone can play quarterback, but did you see him in those tight football pants?

~Bo

September 23, 2010  12:34 PM ET

Well, duh. Martinez makes them win. Should he change up their whole offense to protect him and then start losing games?

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September 23, 2010  01:20 PM ET
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There's one game next month I'd like for him to lose. Guess we'll see.

So you'll be rooting for K-State on the 7th, huh, JRM?

September 23, 2010  01:32 PM ET
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There's one game next month I'd like for him to lose. Guess we'll see.

Hmm...I was thinking the same thing about your team JRM.

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September 23, 2010  03:48 PM ET

this Pelini guy is one heckuva coach

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