We may not have won the Big 12 Championship on Saturday night, but I am so proud to be a Husker for many reasons, among those right now…

5. I’ll start with the totally non-football related. My hubby and I went to the Huskers first-round NCAA tournament match Friday night and watched those ladies take the match in a sweep! There is nothing quite like sitting fifth row at a match in the Coliseum! They followed with another sweep the next night and are headed to the Regionals in Omaha next weekend! Love that Husker volleyball – you ladies rock!

Now on to the football…

4. In this article, Nebraska fans are referred to as “too nice and polite.” I didn’t know that was an insult. I believe we are also referred to as dull, but Mr. Kelso, I will take dull over rude (as you were) any day. I am quite proud of our fans and how they represent themselves, thank you very much. (On a side note, I’d like to hear what this “writer” has to say after the game!)

3. We made it back to the Big 12 Championship! That is always something to be proud of!

2. Our defense – known as the Blackshirts if you hadn’t heard – was stellar Saturday night. I was in awe. They continually shut down one of the top offenses in the nation and played their hearts out all night. NINE SACKS?!?! Amazing. The Blackshirts alone deserved to win that game, but alas, it was not to be. So proud of those young men.

And the #1 reason I am so proud to be a Husker right now…

Ndamukong Suh.

No, I did not just switch languages on you.

Suh is the 6’4″, 300-lb. defensive tackle who made Colt McCoy’s life a nightmare Saturday night. 4.5 sacks, 12 total tackles. He was on fire. He has been the whole season. And not too bad last season either.

And now, with just cause, he is a serious contender for the Heisman – the award for the most outstanding college football player in the United States.

This year, that was Suh. Whether he wins it or not.

For all these reasons, and many more, I am SO proud to be a Husker.