Saturday’s Nebraska-UCLA game was supposed to be all smiles for former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier.
The NU great was saluted at halftime by the Huskers and the National Football Foundation, the first activity scheduled in Frazier’s road to a Dec. 10 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
But UCLA’s 41-21 shellacking of the Huskers had Frazier less-than-thrilled.
The Husker legend waited as long as he could — four hours spent “letting it sink in,” he wrote, as he took to Twitter to vent.
In an extended post, the quarterback of NU’s back-to-back national championship teams in 1994 and ’95 had this to say:
“After letting it sink in for about 4 hours I still struggling. It’s time to get rid of the defensive play caller, the Dc, lb dl and db coaches. I hate saying this but this crap is getting old. How in the hell do you not make adjustments or put your players in the position to compete? If this is what is going to happen for the remainder of the season, count me out. I don’t care if we lose a game but the way we are losing is just not what #Nebraska fans deserve. I have fought, bled, and cried over this program. I didn’t do all that for the program to become what it has today. Time for change! I will comment about the offense this week on Tommie’s X’s and O’s. Trust me you don’t want to miss it. #Huskers”
Other Husker fans had a chance to express their opinions after the game (in our postgame chat, on Twitter, on the Big Red Today Facebook page), and many were critical.
But Frazier — with more than 12,000 followers on Twitter — is one of the most visible Husker personalities around, and he’s calling for specific coaches to be replaced.
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