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What is Dispatches from Blogfrica? Pretty simple: I ask questions of a blogger for an opposing team; he (or she) answers. A truly revolutionary idea, no? Today: Salt Creek and Stadium from Corn Nation, the finest Nebraska blog around.

1) So, uh, who’s left at quarterback for Nebraska?  Are you guys going to be pulling Bubba Starling out of minor league baseball?  Trying to wring some more eligibility out of Scott Frost? Give us the lowdown on the quarterback position for Nebraska on Friday. 

SCaS: Following Saban’s lead, we dug through the rule book and found an old rule that allows you to bring back players with expired eligibility as long as they aren’t playing the position they played. Since most of our great players are getting on in years, we brought back Taylor Martinez as a safety, but he’ll be taking some snaps at wildcat.

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley has invited Brenda Tracy to Lincoln, Neb. for an unprecedented visit on Wednesday. Tracy is the survivor of an alleged gang-rape by four college football players in 1998. She’ll meet with Riley one-on-one for the first time since the incident and address his Huskers football team in a private meeting.

ESPN’s Outside the Lines will feature Tracy on Monday’s program. But before that, Tracy wanted to share her thoughts with our readers.

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For the first time since December 2014, discount the Nebraska Cornhuskers are ranked in a major poll.

The Huskers have been ranked 20th by the Amway Coaches Poll on Sunday after their 35-32 victory over the Oregon Ducks. This marks the first time that Nebraska has been ranked in a Top 25 poll since Mike Riley took over the program.

This is also the first time the Huskers have been ranked since December 2014, when they were ranked 25th and took on USC in the Holiday Bowl, the first game after the dismissal of Bo Pelini as head coach. The Huskers lost to the Trojans 45-42 in that game, where the Trojans themselves were ranked 25th.

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The power of today’s young people has never been expressed better than Nebraska linebacker Michael Rose Ivey did on Monday. Ivey, and teammates DaiShon Neal and Mohamed Barry kneeled during the playing of the national anthem before the start of Saturday’s game against Northwestern University. As you can imagine, the backlash has been incredible.

They have received death threats, a litany of racists messages and one Regent members wants them kicked out of school, simply for expressing their freedom of speech.

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Nebraska football never deviated from their scarlet, there white and cream simplicity for decades, but they have begun experimenting with different uniform designs and colors over the last few years. And that will continue in 2016.

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Nebraska football honored its former punter Sam Foltz with a touching tribute early on in its season opener with Fresno State Saturday night.

In Nebraska’s first punting situation of the season, it sent out only 10 players leaving no one at the punter’s position.

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