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  1. Scott Frost's "thoughts" from 2005 still relevant today.

    It might be Frost's destiny to coach at Nebraska. Very interesting to read what he wrote in 2005, then put it through the lense of 2011, 2014, 2015 and now.
  2. Maybe it’s Just Me, but...

    I think sometimes we can get too caught up with a team's record when a coach is on the hot seat. Record is important, but not all 8-4 and 7-5 seasons are built the same. Nebraska went 10-4 in both 2010 and 2012. Which team did we feel better about at the end of the season and made us feel more positive about the future? All that said, I think Riley keeps his job if he finishes with an 8-4 record. He loses it if he goes 6-6 or worse. It's a tossup at 7-5.
  3. 8 games left....How many of them do we win?

    I picked three. I'm not sure which three. This season is so eerily similar to 2007 though and I feel like this will end up roughly the same. Nebraska will be 5-6 entering the final game of the regular season needing a win to make a bowl game. They won't get it. If you want to force me to pick three wins, then I will guess Nebraska beats Illinois, Northwestern and Minnesota. Nebraska isn't beating Purdue in West Lafayette this year unless things change dramatically between now and then.
  4. The Diaco Love...

    Maybe everyone should stop making the same joke in just two sentences. That is all.
  5. CFB Week 4 Bold Predictions Thread!

    Mississippi State wins at Georgia. Iowa stuns Penn State. Kentucky ends the long losing streak to Florida.
  6. Who should we hire

    Stoops was/is a great coach. I think it's fair to want Stoops or Chip Kelly. I also think it's fair to point out that it is highly unlikely that either is going to coach at Nebraska. Either way, I think those two guys should be the first two calls when Nebraska is looking for a new head coach. Just have more than those two guys on the list of potential hires.
  7. Who should we hire

    I wouldn't hate it, but he wouldn't be on my short list. I think he's a good and solid coach that would run into the same ceiling Bo did at 9-10 wins a year. If you crave consistency though, I think Whittingham would give Nebraska more consistency than anyone else in the last 15 years.
  8. It would take a lot of Taco Bell to use up all that toilet paper ...
  9. Why I like Scott Frost

    There's a lot to like about Frost. He wouldn't be my first choice. If the top 3-5 guys that Nebraska wanted to hire said no though, then I would be fine hiring him as a backup option. There's two things I really like about Frost (not related to him playing at Nebraska specifically). First, he's been both an offensive coordinator (Oregon) and a defensive coordinator (UNI). That gives him a strong grasp of both offensive and defensive football and how they play off each other. Second, look at the football minds he learned from as a player and coach. Frost has learned under Bill Walsh, Tom Osborne, Bill Parcells, Bill Snyder and Chip Kelly. That's quite the education in football. Most coaches would kill for an apprenticeship like that.
  10. Ground and Pound

    Any offense is the right offense if you have the right coach and the right players. The problem is finding a good coach that can recruit said players and get the most out of them. I honestly don't care too much what Nebraska runs on offense, as long as it's successful. Having said all that, I would be completely happy with an offense that looked like 2010 or 2011 Wisconsin.
  11. Two things to avoid now

    Touché. Then it would be just once a day and therefore, even less useful than before.
  12. HOL HD: Mike Riley talks Eichorst dismissal

    I blame Eichorst much more so than Riley. If you're in Riley's shoes, and you get the chance to leave Oregon State when you've underwhelmed the last five years and your seat is heating up, why wouldn't you take a pay raise and go to a school with more resources?
  13. Two things to avoid now

    Thanks. Even the broken clock is right two times a day.
  14. Recruiting will almost certainly take a hit. But if things keep going the way they are going, most of the high-profile guys would leave anyways. I don't have any inside info, but I doubt Bookie, Josh Moore, Micah Parsons or any highly-ranked guys are going to a school that's 5-7 in year three of a head coach. As important as recruiting is, finding the right guy at head coach is more important. It sucks if a good recruiting class has to be sacrificed, but delaying the inevitable for one class will have worse long-term effects.
  15. ***Nebraska Athletic Director Search Megathread***

    I've heard some people (nobody in the know, just speculation) mention Jamie Pollard from Iowa State. I don't think he'd be my first choice, but I think he's worth mentioning. Iowa State is a difficult place to win and Pollard seems to have done a decent job. I thought the Cyclones would suck at men's basketball after Fred Houberg left, but it seems like they haven't missed a beat. I think Matt Campbell was a solid hire in football. I don't know if Pollard hired Paul Rhoades or not. Pollard claimed he wasn't a candidate, but that's what everyone says until they're hired. Anyways, he wouldn't be my first choice, but I figured he was probably worth mentioning.