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Published: October 13, 2007
"All frost and no cake”

— Former Husker All-American defensive tackle Jason Peter on Nebraska's current defense. His comments were on "The Spread,” an ESPN affiliate in Lincoln

"Any team in scarlet and cream is expected to do two simple things: Act like you're coaches, and play like you care. The football team isn't doing either right now. And that's why the educated Nebraska fan is booing.”

— Omaha World-Herald columnist Lee Barfknecht

"I think it's important to understand that no one, and I mean no one wants to win more than I do. And I think it's really important to understand that we as a staff, and as a program, and as a team, hate to lose.”

— Nebraska coach Bill Callahan's opening statement at his Tuesday press conference. Callahan is feeling heat from Husker Nation after nearly losing to Ball State and losing to Missouri by 35 points

"I felt a lot better – once I got finished puking and crying and all that stuff – than I did when I came home from Troy. I felt a lot better about our football team. I felt better about the way our defense is playing.”

OSU coach Mike Gundy on last week's one-point loss to Texas A&M