“I’m hoping the Big Ten has to modify their system to us." -- new Nebraska football coach Scott Frost on how he would modify his system to work in the Big Ten

“I told the players today nobody wants to go 4-8. I want to get this program to where we’re disappointed if we go 8-4, and that can happen again. Everything is set here.” — Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos on the firing of Mike Riley.

“I learned that this is a special place. The opportunity to be here, it’s like that old song, I think: ‘I could have missed the pain, but I’d have had to miss the dance.’ … I loved the opportunity to coach here.” — Former football coach Mike Riley after his firing.

“We want to be proactive and not reactive. We want to have some documentation and a thorough analysis of what does this new technology mean for Lincoln. We want to be … ready for this potential wave of the future.” — Lonnie Burklund, assistant director of transportation for Lincoln Public Works and Utilities on the city’s latest study on driverless cars.

“In my opinion, someone knows something. Please do the right thing.” — George Loofe, pleading for answers to his daughter Sydney’s disappearance.

“We really came out this year and proved that we are a great team and we’re capable of being up there with all the big dogs. I think this means a lot to us.” — Nebraska volleyball player Mikaela Foecke on the team’s share of a Big Ten championship.

“We believe it is imperative to express our alarm now, before irrevocable damage is done to the mission of the university and the value it contributes to the state of Nebraska.” — Roughly 70 UNL faculty members in an open letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts and several state senators, accusing them of using an August campus free speech incident to attack the university.

“With having these big stores now, the younger generation just want to drive to a big store, because they think the small-town store is going to cost more. And who’s to say there’s not going to be more built out here?” — Dana Petersen of Eagle on the closure of Eagle General, the town’s only grocery store.

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