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Packers Coaching in College: Pelini Leads Nebraska into Wisconsin for First Big Ten Game

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Packers Coaching in College: Pelini Leads Nebraska into Wisconsin for First Big Ten Game

Several former Green Bay Packers players and coaches are now coaching in the college ranks. Here's a brief preview as Week 4 of the college season gets underway...

  • With former tight ends coach Bo Pelini as head coach, Nebraska comes to Wisconsin for their much anticipated Big Ten Conference game. It's the biggest college football game of the week and one of the biggest of the year with a matchup of two top ten teams in the nation. College Gameday will be in town and somewhere between 20,000 to 40,000 Huskers fans are expected to travel to Madison. From a game standpoint, it doesn't get any better than Wisconsin's explosive offense versus Nebraska's famed Blackshirt defense. Heisman candidate Russell Wilson and the running back tandem of Montee Ball and James White operate behind a huge offensive line. Meanwhile, touted defenders including tackle Jared Crick, linebacker Lavonte David and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard may play together for the first time all season. The game will be nationally televised on ABC at 7 p.m. Central time.
  • Texas A&M will take on Arkansas in Cowboys Saturday with former Packers head coach Mike Sherman––and right-hand man Tom Rossley––at the helm. Next year this will be a matchup of SEC foes, but for now it's a non-conference game against two one-loss teams. The game will be on ESPN at 7 p.m. Central time.
  • In an under the radar game, Kansas––with former personnel director Turner Gill as head coach––will host undefeated Texas Tech. After a losing first season in Lawrence, Gill has the football team trending in the right direction with some decent offensive output. The game airs on Fox Sports affiliates at 11 a.m.
  • A pair of former Packers, linebacker Mark D'Onofrio and defensive line coach Jethro Franklin, are on the defensive staff at Miami where they have a non-conference game against Bethune Cookman at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
  • Former running back Noah Herron is a graduate assistant at Indiana, which will host Penn State at 11:00 a.m. on ESPNU.
  • Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis., where former linebacker John Anderson is an assistant coach, plays at Lake Forest College in Illinois at 1 p.m.
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