Nathan Bobert is a Husker fan living in a foreign land. But the Edmond resident has made sure that his sliver of Oklahoma reflects his Nebraska passion. Bobert paints his lawn, even coloring it completely red earlier this year. Jenni Carlson: Had you done anything with the yard before painting it all red? Nathan Bobert: Occasionally, I would just do the Husker emblem. Simple. Easy. JC: Painting the whole yard red doesn’t sound simple or easy. NB: I called the company that sells the paint, because the paint does not kill the grass. It’s actually got a fertilizer in it. Somebody drove past and saw mine and tried to do the same with the OU symbol and latex paint ... it killed their yard. They asked me, "How does yours keep growing?” "Because I buy the $8 a gallon spray paint.” It took over 10 gallons of paint to paint this yard. JC: You just spray it on? NB: Sears was running an ad for a Wagner paint sprayer. When I was half way through, I had two of the news helicopters fly over me. Then I had two lawn companies pass me and say, "I haven’t seen anything like that ever.” JC: So, was your wife OK with the whole yard being red? NB: Not really. She hated it. But she did say if Nebraska gets to go to a bowl game this year, which we still need one more win, she said she’ll let me paint the yard again. With as much painting as I’ve done inside the house, what’s wrong with painting outside? JC: This is like your reward. NB: My wife doesn’t mind when I make it look like a football field. I know it’s different, but it’s not gaudy. But I had to do the yard of red. Had to be gaudy. JC: So, what about your neighbors? What do they think about all this? NB: Stunned. I think it was to the point that maybe they wished they would’ve thought of it first. JC: Got to ask you about the game today and the OU-Nebraska rivalry being renewed. NB: I hope with Bo Pelini being in place and Tom Osborne back in the organization, we can get the Nebraska-OU rivalry and tradition back to what it used to be. If you really look at it, man, they’re making huge strides on where we need to go. Am I hoping for a little Husker magic for an upset? Yes, I am.