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) By the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium, Husker fans had a lot on their minds.What is Shawn Watson doing Why can't any of the running backs hold onto the ballHas any respectable team ever kicked a field goal on first down in the third quarter They haven't Because I really think Pelini might want to consider it.Can Suh play offense He can't Are you sureLost in the confusion was the Huskers' quarterback dilemma. With everything falling apart in the Husker offense, people forgot for 57 minutes about the quarterback debate that had raged all week.But in those final three minutes of the game Zac Lee threw two interceptions on key drives, and the conversation was back.There are many problems with Nebraska's offense The running backs fumble too much The wide receivers can't catch. And there is no answer at quarterback.Zac Lee couldn't handle the defenses of Virginia Tech, Missouri, or Texas Tech. But not even the cynics could have guessed Iowa State would shut him down.Husker fans are beginning to throw in the towel on the season.
That was the first indication he would not be able to handle Big XII defenses.The second indication The 42.4 percent completion percentage against Mizzou. Luckily for Lee, people forget about two sub-par performances thanks to a comeback victory against Mizzou where he threw three TDs in the fourth quarter.Touchdowns and victories will earn you a reprieve. Losing to Texas Tech, and not producing a single touchdown,...well that will put you on the hot seat again.Still the Huskers stuck with Lee.Even after his three interceptions against Iowa State, coach Bo Pelini made excuses for his quarterback ""We didn't play well around Zac. If he leaves Lee in there, fans take that as a message that he fine with losing.
As a coach, the last thing you need is the Nebraska fan base going against you.Pelini has to make a change at quarterback for the sake of the team, and for the sake of the fans.The fans want to see what Cody Green has For a full four quarters. Not mop-up duty, but meaningful minutes.Yeah, we know there are weaknesses in his game. Let him work them out so maybe next year, he will be ready to take over the offense.The Huskers have already lost enough this year They cannot afford to lose their fans next.. STOCKHOLM, Sweden(Business Wire)Regulatory News: Operating income decreased by 9 per cent (22) to SEK 509 million (SEK 557 m) The profit after tax decreased by 21 per cent (24) to SEK 185 million (SEK233 m) Earnings per share decreased by 20 per cent (24) to SEK 6.78 (8.51) Net savings increased to SEK 6,760 million (SEK 5,000 m), corresponding to 15per cent (12) of savings capital at the beginning of the year The number of accounts increased by 37 per cent (27) to 226,000 (165,000 asof 31st December 2007), and the total savings capital decreased by 25 per cent(6) to SEK 34,600 million (SEK 45,900 m as of 31st December 2007) The Board proposes that a dividend of SEK 6.00 (SEK 6.00) per share be paidFourth quarter Operating income decreased by 18 per cent (28) to SEK 124 million (SEK 151m) The profit after tax decreased by 41 per cent (22) to SEK 39 million (SEK 66m) Earnings per share decreased by 40 per cent (22) to SEK 1.43 (SEK 2.40)Preliminary Financial Statement, 2008 Comments from the Managing Director "In saying goodbye to 2008, we are putting a highly eventful year to rest.Avanza Bank is perceived as a secure haven in the turbulent market and ourpositions have consequently progressed substantially. The simplification we implemented during theautumn, making it easier for customers to choose their savings format, hasclearly contributed to the growth in account numbers," says Nicklas Storåkers,Managing Director of Avanza Bank. "We managed to achieve or surpass all of the growth targets over which we havecontrol. This achievement notwithstanding, however, we did not manage tocompensate in full for the 42 per cent fall in the value of the stock marketduring the year, and the final figures for the year show falls in income andprofit of 9 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively.