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Ak-Sar-Ben Itself Merits Praise Along With King Dick And Queen Suzanne - 10-14-10

Come Election Day, White And Terry Can’t Duck Party Labels Any Longer - 10-07-10

Today, Second-Guessing Other Sports Commentators But Some Thoughts On Current Political Issues, Too - 09-30-10

Gates Gives Somber Non-Political Appraisals Of Iraq, Afghanistan - 09-23-10

At Last, A Prominent Moderate Muslim Speaks Out Against Muslim Terrorists - 09-16-10

Today, It’s All About College Football With Some “As I See It” Commentary - 09-09-10

Danes’ Sensible Approach To Immigration Won’t, Unfortunately, Fly In The U.S.A. - 09-02-10

Mosque Controversy Isn’t About Legal Rights; It’s About Moral Use Of Those Rights - 08-26-10

Time To Answer The Obvious Question: What Chance For Success In Afghanistan? - 08-19-10

Two-Paragraph News Story Offers Scary Prospect For World’s Future - 08-12-10

Outdated Constitutional Language Adds To Today’s Illegal Immigration Mess - 08-05-10

Not Wall Street But Democratic Policy Caused Mortgage Market Crash - 07-29-10

Windfarm Promoters Need More Facts, Less Rhetoric - 07-22-10

Nebraska Democrats’ ‘Find A Candidate’ Problem Began Long Months (Years?) Ago - 07-15-10

When The Subject Is Disasters,Obama Needs A History Lesson - 07-08-10

McChrystal’s Firing Spotlights Afghan War And The Slim Chance Of U.S. Victory There - 07-01-10

Advice For An Egocentric President: “I, I, I” Suggests One-Man Team - 06-24-10

Texas Decision Good For Big 12 But Even Better For The Longhorns - 06-17-10

Europe Is Sobering Up From 'Welfare' Binge; Obama-Led U.S. Moving Toward Similar Crises? - 06-10-10

A New Issue: Does ‘Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell’ Make Military Service Easier For Gays? - 06-03-10

Do State Officials Really Understand The Challenges Faced By Omaha Schools? - 05-27-10

Democrats Continue Cheap Shot Campaign Against Republican Congressman Lee Terry - 05-20-10

Cartoonist Koterba Says It Clearly: Don’t Put All The Blame On Schools - 05-13-10

Citizenship For Immigrants Is Inevitable But Start By Closing The Border - 05-06-10

Punish Wall Streeters If They Deserve It But Liberal Dems Spawned The Mortgage Mess - 04-29-10

Did Legislature, Speaker Mike Flood Deserve All Those Kind Words? - 04-22-10

Tiger Sulks His Way Through Masters— Is Obama Gambling On The Nuclear Issue? Rogue States And Terrorists Won’t Sign Up - 04-15-10

Did Obama/Pelosi ‘Sausage Factory’ Produce A Debt-Increasing Unpopular Health Plan? - 04-08-10

The Stories Behind Some Disturbing Headlines And Some Advice For Avoiding National Bankruptcy - 04-01-10

Four-Vote House Margin Makes Americans Swallow Trillion-Dollar Pill They Don't Want - 03-25-10

Insurance Pays 96% Of Family’s Cost For Seven Years Of ‘End Of Life’ Treatment - 03-18-10

President Angry Replaces President Cool; ‘ObamaCare’s’ Chances Helped Or Hurt? - 03-11-10

Americans To Get ‘ObamaCare’ Even If They Don’t Want It? - 03-04-10

Despite The Headlines, There’s Progress In Curbing Violence In North Omaha - 02-25-10

Corporate Expenditures Bad For Politics Except When They Benefit Liberal Candidates? - 02-18-10

Wind Energy Industry Faced Disaster; V.A. Hospital Not Personal Obama Choice - 02-11-10

Some Remarkable Legislative Comments And Some Questionable Media Performance - 02-04-10

When The Subject Is Nebraska Wind Energy, ‘Green’ Is The Color Of Money - 01-28-10

The “Teddy Kennedy Seat” Lesson Might Benefit Both Democrats and Republicans - 01-21-10

Some Legislative Issues—Like Gambling—Deserve Quick Death But Water Issues Deserve Careful Attention - 01-14-10

Today: ‘Big Daddy’ Government Wrong Again, And How Justified Is Cornhusker Title Talk? - 01-07-10

Dan Neary Worthy Of The Honor--
Today Some Upbeat Comments But "Obama Care" Debate Demands Attention
- 12-30-09

Even Without That Health Bill Vote, Another Term For Nelson Was Questionable - 12-23-09

Let’s Talk Football And Why Nebraska’s Suh Deserved The Heisman - 12-17-09

Image of Immigrants Would Be Helped By Less Cinco de Mayo, More 4th of July - 12-10-09

Image Of Islam Is Badly Damaged By ‘God-Approved’ Slaughter Of Non-Muslims - 12-03-09

Close Call For NU Research, Reputation; Thanksgiving Reminder: Count Your Blessings - 11-25-09

NU’s Reputation And Research Role Are Both At Stake When Regents Vote - 11-19-09

Obama’s ‘Yes We Can’
Changing To ‘Maybe We Can’t’?
- 11-12-09

Review The History Before Renaming A Street; Memories Of Sarah, Our Sweet Senior Dog - 11-05-09

“Socioeconomic Diversity” More Important Then Academic Achievement In “Learning Community”? - 10-29-09

A Visiting Sports Columnist Agrees: ‘There Is No Place Like Nebraska’ - 10-22-09

Might Obama Wish He Had A Chance To Say ‘No, Thanks’ To Early Nobel Prize? - 10-15-09

Don’t Overlook The Variety Of Aid Which Goes To ‘Poverty Level’ Families - 10-08-09

Smorgasbord Today: From UN’s “Nutcake Day” To Obama Performance Here And Abroad - 10-01-09

Must Defense Continue To Cover For Huskers’ Anemic Red Zone Offense? - 09-24-09

'Energizer Bunny' President Continues To Add Proposals For Reform - 09-17-09

Today, Variety: Football, Golf And Why No President Should Televise Himself Into The Nation’s Classrooms - 09-10-09

Massachusetts Gave Kennedy Significant Second Chances - 09-03-09

Obama’s Problem Not Just With GOP
But With A Great Many Americans
- 08-27-09

Tiger Could Use Sportsmanship Lesson—And Less Coverage From Fawning Media - 08-20-09

Gallup ‘Competitive’ Label, If Accurate Long Term, Is Good News Not Only For Nebraska Democrats - 08-13-09

Democrats Go All-Out Negative:
Trash Private Insurance Industry
- 08-06-09

Journalistic Watchdogs Turned Lapdogs When Obama Called That ‘News Conference’ - 07-30-09

Look Back, Mr. President: Opposition Is Catching Up - 07-23-09

Dem Lynch Mob Might Hang President’s Hopes - 07-16-09

Dems Start Oust-Terry Effort In The Political Gutter - 07-09-09

Despite Liberal Media's Views, Nation Better Served By Viable GOP - 07-02-09

A Varied Menu For You To Consider - 06-25-09

Freshman President Learning Some Political Realities? - 06-18-09

Voices Of Reason Raised Too Late To Slow Rush To Wind Power? - 06-11-09

Public Will Be Watching Prosecution Of Three Teen-Age Creatures - 06-04-09

Wealthiest Paying Less, In Taxes?
It’s Simply Not True
- 05-28-09

Notre Dame And Obama
Offer A Splendid Lesson
- 05-21-09

Special-Interest Liberals
Shouldn’t Badger Obama
- 05-14-09

A Surprising Source: Obama
Cites Positive Results of Iraq War
- 05-07-09

Media Transfer Their Love
From Candidate to President
- 04-30-09

Suttle Campaign Subtly Two-Faced? Or ‘Just Politics’? Voters Will Decide - 04-23-09

If America Is "At War
With Islam," It's Self-Defense
- 04-16-09

Seven Iowans Change Marriage
Tradition For 3 Million Others
- 04-09-09

Will Liberal Democrats Continue
Escaping The Verdict Of History?
- 04-02-09

Multi-Focused President
Upsets Even Liberals
- 03-26-09

Richard Nixon—Appropriate To Recall The Good As Well As The Dark Side - 03-19-09

Not Reducing Mortgage Costs; We’re Simply ‘Modifying’ Them - 03-12-09

Fair Warning From NY Times: Obama’s “Breathtaking Plans” Would “Transform American Society” - 03-05-09

A Look At Academy Awards Nastiness, But First A Plug For My Book, “Life With Marian” - 02-26-09

Let’s Not Move Slot Machine Cancer From Iowa Casinos To Nebraska Race Tracks - 02-19-09

Whiteclay Is Wrong Target;
Aim At Alcoholism Problem
- 02-12-09

For The Best “Stimulus” Formula:
Put Economic Recovery First;
“Remaking USA” Can Wait
- 02-05-09

Journalistic Hounds Are Still
In Full Pursuit Of Bush
- 01-29-09

‘First Black President’ Celebration
Shouldn’t Further Distract Us
From Job We And Obama Face
- 01-22-09

‘Adults In Wonderland’
Need To Get Real
- 01-15-09

Advice For Husker Fans:
Rejoice—But Be Realistic
- 01-08-09

Kennedy Dynasty History
Includes Shameful Chapters
- 12-31-08

Today Some Merry Christmas Thoughts But A Few Political Barbs, Too - 12-24-08

This Time It’s Indians
Who Break The Treaty
- 12-18-08

Me? A Grumpy Old Man?
One Reader Thinks So
- 12-11-08

Obama Steers A Moderate Course
But Congressional Democrats Veer Left
- 12-04-08

Too Many "Non-Blessings"
This Thanksgiving Week
- 11-26-08

Let’s Hear More About
The Principal ‘Crisis’ Victims
- 11-20-08

Color-Blind Issues Voting
Showed No Turn To The Left
- 11-13-08

Election Made History
But Big Questions Remain
- 11-06-08

Today, A Choice of Topics:
Politics Or Football—Or Both
- 10-30-08

Splitting Electoral Votes Good Idea? Then Why Do 48 States Reject It? - 10-23-08

Dems Take 11th Hour Low Road
In 2nd Congressional District Race
- 10-16-08

Another Government “Welfare Program,” Bargain Mortgages, Caused The Crisis - 10-09-08

Words Can Lose Their Meaning
When A Government Program Is Involved
- 10-02-08

—Have We Learned This Lesson?— Crisis Results When Individuals, Encouraged By Financial Institutions, Try To Live Beyond Their Means - 9-25-08

Bonds To Build Four-Lane Highways?
Where Would The Money Come From?
- 9-18-08

Today, a Large Load of Political
Commentary After a Brief Plug For
My Book, ‘Life With Marian’
- 9-17-08

Major News Media Look Bad
In Non-Coverage of
Edwards’ Sex Affair Story
- 9-11-08

Disadvantaged Students Can Be
Helped Without Discriminatory ‘Affirmative Action’
- 9-04-08

My Favorite Olympic Champion?
It Wasn’t Michael Phelps
- 8-28-08

Will Chinese Get Away With
'Out Air Is Clean' Scam?
- 8-21-08

Windmills, Solar Won't Do It;
Time To Get Real On Energy
- 8-07-08

I Doubt That God or Jesus
Have Heavenly Money on Either Team
- 8-07-08

‘Pop Star’ Obama Lacks Experience,
McCain Lacks Clear Campaign Strategy
- 7-31-08

Top Athletes Should
Know When to Quit?
- 7-24-08

Would Odor of Politics
Taint Fire Chief Choice?
- 7-17-08

Will Hospitality, Qwest Center
Lure Swim Trials Back to Omaha?
- 7-09-08

Omaha Stars Again
On National TV Stage
- 7-02-08

Omaha's CWS Reputation
Gets New "Rave Reviews"
- 6-25-08

S.D. Vote Could Lead
To National Abortion Battle
- 6-18-08

Don’t Let Niobrara Go The Way
Of The Republican And The Platte
- 6-11-08

Voters Didn’t Impose Term Limits
To Rid Legislature of Chambers
- 6-04-08

“It’s Our Turn” Pitch Might
Not End With Hillary Defeat
- 5-28-08

Prime Nebraska Political
Battleground This Year:
2nd Congressional District
- 5-21-08

The 'Browning' of America:
How Far Will It Go?
- 5-14-08

Obama ‘Stumbling’ To Victory? - 5-08-08

"Does Homebuyer Bailout
Reward the Irresponsible?"
- 4-30-08

"Was McCain, Not Clinton,
The Real Winner in Pennsylvania?"
- 4-25-08

"Cleaner Skies Advice For Gore:
Pressure On China, More Nuke
Power If Jane Fonda Will Allow It"
- 4-16-08

"Why The Big Fuss Over
Tiny Gasoline Cost Increase?"
- 4-09-08

"Quietly, Nebraska Yields
All-Public-Power Status"
-  4-02-08

"Obama’s ‘Historic’ Speech Left
Big Questions Unanswered "
-  3-25-08

"Overweight Moore Produces
“Sicko,” Finds An Ally In Creighton Doctor"
-  3-19-08

"Bush Sings, Praises Press
At Annual Gridiron Dinner"
-  3-12-08

"Obama Would Be Least
Formidable Opponent For McCain"
-  3-7-08

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"Could Citizen ‘Packing Iron’
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-  2-20-08

"Obama’s Style Without Substance
Exciting, But Is It Presidential?"
-  2-13-08

"Barack Obama and John McCain:
A Major Contrast in Egos? "
-  2-07-08

"‘First Black President’
Emphasis Wouldn’t Help Obama"
-  1-30-08

"Kimball Lauritzen: Think of Her
As Joyous on Some New Dawn"
-  1-23-08

"What 'Tough' Election Contest
Was Ben Nelson Talking About?"
- 1-16-08

"Overhyped New Hampshire
Offsets Overhyped Iowa"
- 1-10-08

"Coach Bo Now Well Welcomed;
Time to Start Thinking of NU Wins"
- 1-2-08

"Words of Jews Most Moving
To Me This Christmas Season"
- 12-25-07

"AT LAST: TALK OF PREVENTION
JOINS MOURNING OVER KILLINGS"
- 12-19-07

"Killer Is Getting Just What He Wanted;
Let's Add Anger and
Action to Our Sorrow"
- 12-12-07

"Bo Brings Emotional Fire to NU Job;
Scary News: Huckabee Gain in Iowa"
- 12-05-07

"Callahan Outclasses Loudmouth Critics;
Tom Osborne Treated Him Fairly"
- 11-28-07

"A Thought for Thanksgiving Day:
Tell Them You Love Them"
- 11-21-07

"Callahan Critics: Is Loss to CU
The Only Way to Satisfy Them?"
- 11-16-07

"Crybaby Fans, Sports Commentators
Distracting Players From Their Job?"
- 11-09-07

"Did Bob Kerrey’s Decision Avoid
the Likelihood of Defeat?"
- 11-02-07

"Nosy Congress Makes
Three Bad Calls"
- 10-26-07

"Is This The Way to Run UNL´s
Athletic Program?"
- 10-19-07

"Right Decision Could
Help Both Fair, UNL"
- 10-12-07

"Stop Trying To Make God A Republican" - 10-6-07

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As I See It
Harold W. Andersen is a retired Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Omaha World-Herald Company. Full biography.

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Two-Paragraph News Story Offers
Scary Prospect For World’s Future

August 12, 2010

On an inside page, a recent two-paragraph newspaper story carried more significance than anything else appearing in that newspaper that day or perhaps any other day.

The small headline:  “Global woes seen in birthrates.”  The story said: 

“With 267 people being born each minute and 108 dying, the world’s population is projected to top seven billion next year, while the rate of working-age adults to support the elderly in developed countries declines precipitously because of lower-birth rates and longer life spans.

“William Butz, president of the Population Reference Bureau, which made the projections, said ‘Chronically low birth rates in developed countries are beginning to challenge the health and financial security of the elderly while developing countries are adding over 80 million to the population each year, and the poorest of those countries are adding 20 million, exacerbating poverty and threatening the environment.’”

So more and more of the world’s population becomes more dependant on the productivity of relatively fewer and fewer productivity-capable people in developed countries around the world.   

“Developing countries,” which badly need humanitarian help from developed countries, are adding over 80 million to the world’s population each year, while developed countries will be increasingly challenged to meet their own needs without the capability to meet the increased need for support of the world’s developing countries.

A disturbing prospect?  No, more like an alarming or even frightening prospect.

* * *

First Lady Michelle Obama Or Queen Michelle?
Whichever, She Travels In Style In Spain

Not a queen in actuality, of course, but acting like a queen, pampered like a queen, much of it at taxpayers’ expense.

That’s an issue worth drawing attention to, as I see it, in connection with Michelle’s trip to Spain with some family friends and one daughter.  (The other daughter is in summer camp.)

Michelle traveled in an Air Force jet, which by government calculation costs $11,851 an hour to operate, making the total cost for 16 hours in the air roundtrip approximately $160,000.  The First Lady paid for transportation at the cost of a round-trip-first-class commercial flight from Washington to Madrid, a rate which currently ranges from $7,700 to $12,000. 

Michelle’s friends—The New York Times did not identify them—were reported to have traveled at their own expense on commercial airlines. 

The first lady and friends stayed at a five-star hotel in Marbella, where at least 30 rooms were reported reserved for the entourage.  The hotel, Villa Padierna, was described in The Times story as the most luxurious establishment in Spain with rooms costing from $500 to $6,600 for a suite.

13-Car Motorcade Drives To The Beach

The Times story continued:  “As Michelle Obama and her entourage arrived on Friday in a 13-car motorcade at a beach club with a stretch of sand cleared by security in police boats hovering off the shore, the atmosphere has been filled with commentary about a tone-deaf trip in the same week the United States government reported the loss of another 133,800 jobs.” 

First ladies traditionally have been given travel opportunities in Air Force planes, but consider the contrast with Laura Bush’s use of such taxpayer-financed services.  Laura took vacations without her husband each year traveling with her Secret Service detail to meet friends for canoeing and hiking expeditions in national parks. 

Now, a first lady with good taste in stylish clothes but incredibly bad taste when it comes to the propriety of luxurious travel abroad at a time when millions of Americans are without jobs, American soldiers are being killed in Afghanistan and the federal government deficit grows larger every day.

Elsewhere on the subject of Obama family travel, a writer for the Scripps Howard News Service recently produced a column which carried this headline:  “An entourage surpassing the Queen’s.”  A subhead read: 

“President Obama showed up at the G-20 summit in London with everything but the proverbial kitchen sink, although he did bring the White House chef and the kitchen staff.”

‘British Press Entranced By Obama Entourage’

Columnist Dale McFeatters wrote that the British press was “entranced by the sheer size of President Obama’s traveling entourage…Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the White House chef and kitchen staff for the president’s own food and water.”

According to a British newspaper, The Evening Standard, Obama also came with “35 vehicles in all, four speechwriters and 12 teleprompters. 

“There were also a presidential helicopter and a heavily-armored presidential limousine which has its own oxygen system and is resistant to chemical and radiation attack.”  (Reasonable precautions, as I see it.)

Columnist McFeatters’ concluding paragraph:  “The president is entitled to all the secure communications and support he feels necessary to do his job.  But surely, when we’re trying to project a more restrained, humble image to the world, the president’s huge retinue could be scaled back.”

* * *

Liberals Preach What Sounds Like
Tolerance For “Holy War” Religion

By ironic coincidence, the column-one headline in The New York Times last Sunday told of 10 humanitarian aid workers being found slain by Muslims in Afghanistan and the column-six headline told of “heated debates” across the nation in regard to constructing new Muslim mosques.

The slaying of the medical team, including six Americans, was proudly claimed by the Muslim Taliban as the work of their warriors.

Meanwhile, in New York City, both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and The New York Times have been insulting opponents of the proposal to build a Muslim mosque and community center two blocks from the site where nearly 3,000 persons died September 11, 2001 when two airliners crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

The planes were piloted, of course, by the followers of the same Muslim religion as are the promoters of the proposed 13-story mosque and Muslim religious center. 

There is a liberal element in this country which doesn’t seem able to deal with the reality that there are basic differences between the Muslim religion and other religions.  The most basic of the differences, of course, is that the Muslim religion not only tolerates but actually advocates jihad or “holy war” against non-Muslims when Muslim religious leaders conclude that such terroristic action is justified. 

The killing of those 10 medical volunteers, some of whom had given most of their adult lives to humanitarian treatment of the Afghan people, were captured and killed by Taliban terrorists practicing their version of “holy war.”

As I see it, Mayor Bloomberg and The Times have been talking utter nonsense in their defense of the building of a Muslim mosque two blocks from the site of the 9/11 disaster for which Muslim “holy warriors” were responsible.

Bloomberg called the proposed mosque “as important a test of separation of church and state as any we may see in our lifetime, and it is critically important we get it right.”  Bloomberg thus was arguing that city officials, following our constitutional First Amendment assuring freedom of religion, had no choice but to approve construction of the mosque.

The Times said the proposed mosque would be “a monument to tolerance” and city approval of the project “was not just the right thing to do, it was the only thing to do.”

What rubbish.  The City Council obviously could have voted to disapprove construction of the mosque.  Supporters of the mosque could have then tried to win their battle in a court of law rather than in an atmosphere dominated by emotional arguments by both supporters and opponents. 

Final thought in regard to the Bloomberg/New York Times argument that construction of the mosque would be an entirely positive thing, a sort of “monument to tolerance”:

You might ask, tolerance of what?  Tolerance of Muslims murdering non-Muslim “infidels”? 

* * *

San Francisco Federal Judge’s Approval
Of Same-Sex Marriage Not Yet Historic

A federal district judge’s decision to overturn the results of the popular vote which banned same-sex marriage in California is, of course, a very long way from being the law of the land. 

But, predictably, it is being hailed by homosexuals and lesbians across the country as a possible forerunner to the overturning of same-sex-marriage bans which are the law in a number of states, including Nebraska where a 70% majority approved a state constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex marriages.  (I thought, and still think, that the Nebraska amendment went too far in banning legal recognition of any sort of civil union argument between same-sex couples.)

Predictably, The New York Times (The Times turns out to be a favorite target today) endorsed the federal district judge’s opinion as “an instant landmark in American legal history.”  It’s simply nonsense to so describe a federal judge’s opinion which is subject to review both at the appellate court level and very likely by the United States Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote that “moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and women.”  The Times said that Judge Walker’s words “could some day help change history.”

All of this emotional overkill was contained in an editorial appearing under the headline “Marriage Is a Constitutional Right.”  The New York Times has spoken.  What court would dare say otherwise?

* * *

‘Stone Age’ Defense Helped Huskers
Win One Of Their Greatest Victories

With the season-opener against Western Kentucky only a little more than three weeks away, it’s time to talk Nebraska Cornhusker football.  As a matter of fact, in Nebraska when isn’t it time to talk Husker football?  In any case, I’m ending today’s column with recollections of one of the greatest victories in Husker history.

As I watched the NETV network’s fascinating revisiting of the Bob Devaney/Tom Osborne era of Husker football history last Sunday evening, I happened to have at hand some before and after newspaper stories dealing with the showdown between top-ranked Nebraska and No. 2 Florida in the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix January 2, 1996.  The Omaha World-Herald’s front page story offered no predictions and finished with this quote from a Florida fan:  “I think ‘Husker fans’ are scared as we are.  This is not a blowout ball game, and both sides know it.”

Other pregame comment was less objective. 

A story in the Los Angeles Times likened the Huskers with their run-oriented offense to stone-age dinosaurs and described pass-oriented Florida as a “Space Age team,” with the clear implication that Space Age would beat Stone Age. 

The  next day, the same L.A. Times reporter wrote a story which appeared under the headline:  “Frazier, Phillips, Lead All-Time Great Victory.”  The sub-head read:  “Florida has no defense for running attack.”

USA Today predicted a Florida victory and USA Today founding father and weekly columnist Al Neuharth wrote that Husker Coach Tom Osborne could “no longer quite match” Florida’s Steve Spurrier.

The USA Today post-game report card gave Nebraska an A+ in three categories—rushing offense, rushing defense and coaching.  Florida coach Steve Spurrier and his staff got a grade of C-.

CBS’s football commentator, former UCLA Coach Terry Donahue, offered this evaluation of the Cornhuskers:  “We may have seen the greatest team in the history of college football.”

Oh, yes, I almost forgot the bottom line.  Defensive Coach Charlie McBride’s Black Shirts held Florida to minus 23 yards rushing and 260 total yards, about half Florida’s season average, as Tom Osborne-coached Nebraska beat Steve Spurrier’s “Space Age” Gators 62-24.

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