http://www.buffzone.com/buffzonetopstories/ci_26389192/94-loss-huskers-game-changer-cu Neill Woelk returns with an article about the great '94 Buffs and what might have been had they beaten Nebraska. A few things jumped out at me. The first was McCartney insisting on trying to run against the corn instead of throwing early and often. Neill and I aren't the only ones who have noted McCartney's chutzpah in designing and sticking to a game plan that was destined to fail. He was like that sometimes, stubborn to a fault. Also, while I can sympathize with going in-house to replace McCartney (though we can argue about whether they chose the right assistant), I now think it was a mistake. It was Marolt's mistake in thinking that CU could keep the wagon rolling instead of starting anew. We saw the same mistake when James left Washington and it seems Oregon may be in the same boat with Helfrich. It would have been hard for a new coach to come in to a program that just had a fantastic run, but it would have been the right choice. Marolt lacked the chutzpah to do it. Finally, WTF was wrong with Judith Albino-lobbying to go to the Big 12 and not the Pac 10? It was clear to me when I was at CU that the culture was closer to the Pac schools than the Big 12 schools, add in the academic prestige and it was a no-brainer to ditch the Big 12. How could an academic have gotten that decision so wrong?