McKewon: Pelini's 'process' not slowing stream of blowout losses

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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — The annual expo of Nebraska football foibles under coach Bo Pelini made its tour stop early this year. The penalties, kamikaze tackling whiffs, drops and fumbles left the Huskers spending much of the second half chiding themselves, or each other. There might have been as many confidence-draining huffs as there were UCLA first downs.

So it goes for a team on a long, increasingly dramatic roller coaster. The very thing Pelini claims his process guards against — the rises and drops in mercury in college football, and the 18-to-22-year-olds who play it — is precisely what plagues the program.

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