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It’s time to face the facts. Scott
Frost is a good quarterback.
Before you begin to boo, I will
remind you that he bailed
Nebraska’s butt out of the
Washington fire that was supposed
to burn the Huskers’ national
I’ll admit it, I was not a Scott
As a matter of fact, I thought
there were a couple other players
on the team who could do a better
job than Frosty the Snowman.
After witnessing the Stomping in
Seattle, I’m still not a Frost fan.
But now I respect him and have
confidence in him.
Frost played with a determina
tion and poise that could have eas
ily dissipated with the chorus of
hoos from the crowd two WfiSfehoi
ago. That type, of treatment, after a
year oi media oasning, could
demoralize a person to the point
that he could lay down in front of a
tough game and die.
But Frost didn’t.
Don’t forget, he gave NU a 14
point lead at the start of the game.
He stunned the loud Washington
crowd into silence several times.
That was a difficult task.
As a Nebraska native, I was
proud of him. There are some peo
ple out there who think I’m merely
a Husker fan.
They forget, sometimes, to be
a student and have pride in their
university and their state.
As a student here, I like watch
ing my university be successful. I
now think Frost can lead the
Huskers to success all season.
He deserves the starting nod
for the rest pf die year. Whatever
small quarterback controversy
there was should have been laid to
rest in the Washington end zone.
He also deserves the respect of
the fans when he walks on the
Memorial Stadium field against
Kansas State on Oct. 4.
In fact, I would like to see the
student section give Frost an ova
tion » he runs on to the field
against the Wildcats. We need a
mutual sign 6f appreciation. ,
A few years'algpMhe fans of
Nebraska did a sneciaksalute to
Kenny Walker, a deaf defensive
tackle for the Huskers. I suggest)
something similar for Frost.
The student section, particu
larly those who booed, should
stand and wave their arms, exactly
as they do after NU scores.
He’s not asking you to do it, in
fact, he said that a gesture from the
students wasn’t necessary. I’m
asking you to do it. That simple
gesture would let Frost know that
you support him and it’s time to
forget about the past and simply
Oseka is a senior news-edito
rial major and a Daily
Nebraskan senior reporter.
New NU wrinkles
^liake up offense
By Antone Oseka
It’s not often that a team changes
25 percent of it’s offense for a single
In Nebraska’s 27-14 win over
Washington last Saturday, that’s
exactly what happened. NU coach
Tom Osborne said the Comhuskers
ran seven or eight new plays and
added a new formation specifically
for the Washington game.
Osborne said one-third to one
fourth of the total offense in the
Washington game was new.
Washington coach Jim Lambnght
was surprised with Nebraska game
“They changed a whole lot of
their offensive tendencies complete
ly,” Lambright said.
The first score of the game, when
senior quarterback Scott Frost fol
lowed junior I-back Ahman Green up
the hole for 34-yards and a touch
down was a new play.
“We knew it had a chance to be a
big play,” Frost said. “Ahman (Green)
got a good block down field and there
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of the Best
Nebraska vofioyball team
has compiled a 4-2
record against ranked
opponents this fail.
tin i'i iiiniiii" Vi r
for Big 12
Jlji SHANNON uEf f ELrlNGEH
A three-game weekend loss to No. 1 Penn State
rests far from the thoughts of Nebraska volleyball
coach Terry Pettit as his Comhuskers prepare for
their first Big 12 Conference competition of the
The Huskers (9-2) open league play on the road
Friday against Kansas (7-6) and Saturday against
8-3 Kansas State after completing a rigorous non
conference schedule that included six matches
against ranked teams. NU suffered two losses
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JAIME PAULI (right) finished sixth at the Woody Greeno Invitational Saturday. The NU women won the team title.
rauli adjusts to college me
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By Shannon Heffelfinger
Bob Pauli remembers watching
NFL games with his daughter Jaime
Pauli, a sophomore on the Nebraska
women’s cross country team, and
wondering what path her skills and
talents would lead her someday.
An unusual love of sports con
sumed Jaime Pauli at a young age. As
a child, she sat in front of the televi
sion with her father, discussing the
NFL teams and players. Often, she
could identify more players than her
As she matured, Pauli’s love for
athletics expanded to other sports. As
early as her freshman year of high
schqylj, she participated in state com
petitions.: £y the time she graduated
from Mfloank High in Milbank, S.D.
she had earned I nstate track titles
and a cross country state title. She
was named the outstanding female
trackster in 1993, 1994^fl|^5 and
1996 at the South Dakota State Hick
Pauli also commanded Milbank’s
varsity basketball team from the
point guard position and helped the
volleyball team to a second-place
finish at the state competition.
A four-sport athlete who was
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JAIME PAUL! trains near her home in Milbank, S.D., before cominf to Nil.
named the 1995 South Dakota female
athlete of the year, had a difficult
choice to make when she graduated.
Pauli chose to accept a cross country
scholarship from Nebraska.
The elder Pauli couldn’t be happi
er with the path she chose.
“If she wants to get something
done,” Bob Pauli said, “She’ll do it.
She wanted to be there, and we were
happy with her decision.”
Making the transition from high
school superstar to a newcomer on a
Division I cross country team last
year was difficult for Pauli, who not
only felt homesick, but also naive to
the pressures of collegiate competi
Pauli began the season slowly, but
finished as the Cornhuskers’ No. 2
runner in the Big 12 Championships
(22nd overall) and the NCAA District
Five Championships (22nd overall).
A year older and wiser to the
pressures of the higher level of com
petition, she predicts improvement in
“It’s different this year because I
know a lot more about running,”
Pauli said. “I have more experience.
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By Darren Ivy
Today’s 5 p.m. softball scrim
mage between the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln and the University
of Nebraska at Omaha will give both
teams a chance to iron out some early
season glitches and give younger
* players some game experience.
“It will be good for them and
good for us since they are one of the
best teams in Division II,” Nebraska
coach Rhonda Revelle said of the
game, to be played ait the University
of Nebraska at Omaha campus. “It
will give our players a chance to face
a different team, and gain valuable
Instead of playing a normal
seven-inning game, the teams will
play 10 to 15 innings, use open sub
stitutions, and start some innings
with runners on base. Since the teams
will be using open substitutions,
Revelle said she hopes to get several
injured Husker players some limited
action for the first time this year.
Because of injuries to several
players, Revelle was forced to recon
sider how she would approach the
fall season. In the past, the Huskers
have played as many as 22 games, but
this season they are only scheduled to
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“I am looking at it differently
than in past seasons, Revelle said.
“We are looking at the fall as a devel
oping season this year. ”
As the younger Huskers have
been developing and the more expe
rienced players rehabilitating, the
Huskers have taken some lumps.
Last weekend, the Huskers opened
their season in Rock Island, 111.,
where they went 1-3 against Eastern
Michigan, Drake, Southern Illinois
and Indiana State. Their lone victory
came against Eastern Michigan.
Despite going 1-3, Revelle said,
she saw some positives. She said the
biggest positive is that the group
understands how much work they
need do by Feb. 15, the starting date
for the spring season.
Revelle said some of the things
the team needs to work on are learn
ing patience and pitch selection at the
plate. In the field, she wants everyone
on the team to learn the defensive
system and work together as a unit.
“I don’t put much stock into wins
and loses during the fall season,”
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