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Log on at noon for “The Big Ten Roundup” chat with staff writer Lee Barfknecht to get your questions answered about the latest headlines from around the Big Ten.

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Husker O-line coming together 
after early ‘wake-up call’

They gathered before the next practice and met as a unit, because that’s what Alex Lewis said you do after your head coach calls out your group for a poor performance. It was the Tuesday after the McNeese State game, and the Nebraska offensive line sat down without coaches in the Osborne Complex before heading to the practice field.

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Barfknecht: If Michigan’s Brady Hoke 
goes, so should A.D. Dave Brandon

If anyone in charge at Michigan is in the mood to fire someone for the current mess in football, make sure to get a 2-for-1 deal. Fire head coach Brady Hoke if you must, but if you fire Hoke, also nail the guy who launched a sucker punch at Hoke at 1 a.m. Tuesday: his boss, UM Athletic Director Dave Brandon.

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Husker notes: Slow defensive starts puzzling to Papuchis

It’s not quite a fact-finding mission, but Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis has asked several starters why the unit has struggled on opening drives.

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Nyatawa: Ameer Abdullah’s running style conducive to durability

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has pointed out a couple of times this season that the way Abdullah runs — low to the ground, with next-level instincts — often doesn’t allow defenders to drop him with violent hits. 

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