Big News All Around For Huskers Football

The team did not play on Saturday in Indianapolis, but it has been a busy week in Nebraska football.

Carl Pelini is now the head coach at Florida Atlantic University. His brother, Bo Pelini, is now searching for his replacement.

Lavonte David is an All-American, the 96th first-team All-American in Huskers history.

The Huskers are playing in a January 2nd bowl game against Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks.

On the bowl game, Samuel McKewon of the Omaha World Herald has this to report:

Steve Spurrier. South Carolina’s stingy defense. And that vaunted SEC speed.

That’s what awaits Nebraska’s football team in the Jan. 2 Capital One Bowl. The 10-2 Gamecocks, No. 9 in the final BCS standings, will play the 9-3 and No. 21 Huskers at noon CST in Orlando, Fla.

Played in the 65,438-seat Citrus Bowl and televised on ESPN, it’s one of five Jan. 2 games involving Big Ten teams. It’s Nebraska’s highest-ranked bowl opponent since No. 9 Auburn in the 2007 Cotton Bowl. And its $4.6 million payout is the highest of any non-BCS game.

This matchup against the other USC is the exact opposite of last year’s Holiday Bowl. This time, we’re playing the team with a better record and higher ranking. Will this team respond to the underdog role and hand the ‘Cocks their jocks?