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  1. I've got to go with Frazier, he just had IT. Accuracy would definitely be the weakness, but it's also worth pointing out he wasn't being asked to make high percentage throws. We didn't pass to move the ball, we did a lot of deep shots so nobody was going to complete 70% in the mid 90s offense. Most of the QBs would be great fits though, and then it's just a matter of which strength (accuracy, decision making, athleticism) you like best or which weakness you dislike the most. It's totally unfair because for most of his career the decisions were great, but the OT interception Ganz threw against Texas Tech always comes to mind so I don't tend to consider his decision making a strength. He'd do well in this offense though.
  2. Husker Pro Day Today

    True, I forgot about that so not a great comparison. I just don't think 16 reps is that terrible - not an amount any OL is going to be proud of, but some successful lineman have had similar performances. Pro football reference says Russ Hochstein only did 16 reps at his combine, and he did fine. Not claiming Knevel was a great lineman but I don't think he's close to the worst OL we've had.
  3. Husker Pro Day Today

    Eh, it's not great but it's not the worst we've ever had. Marcel Jones only did 13 reps at his combine, and he was pretty solid. From other schools, Orlando Brown did 14 reps after he weighed in at 345, although it is being talked about as one of the worst recent combine performances. He was fine in college though. A couple years ago a Wisconsin lineman (Havenstein) put up 16 reps, and I didn't hear anything about Wisconsin's S&C or Havenstein's personal effort, plus he was still a second round pick. It's not a good number, but long arms are not a benefit for bench and some taller guys don't do as well as their weight would suggest. I know Knevel wasn't great, but I'd chalk that up more to playing hurt because Cav "didn't have time to prepare backups to play." I didn't tend to notice him when he was playing healthy, which is better than I can say for some other lineman.
  4. Who starts at QB?

    Where's the Bubba Starling option? Milton was the 3rd quarterback to play his freshman year, although once he played they definitely didn't look back. I'd be really surprised if it was Martinez - he's the future but it could be a long year if he starts right away. I've gotta think both Gebbia and POB are better than the non-Milton options were at UCF, so as long as they both stick I'd bet Martinez will redshirt. Wouldn't be shocking if the number 2 guy transferred though, and if that's the case he would definitely play.
  5. Jordan and the Argonauts

    Soo... White? He's nowhere near as quick as Edelman, and I love Westerkamp but Hogan is a much better athlete. Hogan had 28 bench press reps at the combine and ran a 4.50 at his pro day, Westy did 12 and ran 4.73 both times on his pro day. I agree in the right system Westerkamp could play (and probably play well), but Canada might be a better fit. Reminds me of Nate Swift - great college receiver, just not quite quick enough to stick in the NFL. Hope he gets a chance to prove me wrong and does, but I do think he can be really good in the CFL.
  6. Huskers in the 2018 NFL Draft

    I think Lee, Brown, Jones, and maybe Gates and Kalu are draftable, all in the late rounds though. Somebody will try to fix Lee, and a few kickers usually get selected late. Jones/Gates/Kalu all have questions they'll have to answer, but they have talent. Jones and Kalu need to run well, and Gates needs to explain his effort level and regression - I don't know how much you can pin on having a terrible coach, but he does have that excuse.
  7. Huskers in the Super Bowl

    He did get a carry early on a reverse, but I'm pretty sure that was just to prove he's still alive. Sounds like he was the player that cut Brady's hand, so a disappearance wouldn't be shocking. In all seriousness though, probably had more to do with being out for a few weeks. They have a lot of talented backs, and you never know who they're going to use - hopefully he's used more in the super bowl, White didn't impress me a ton. Lewis is clearly the top back at the moment though.
  8. Huskers in the Super Bowl

    I wish we would drop this one, the past few years there hasn't been a contributor, mostly IR or practice squad. Really not something to be proud of, IMO. At least both Gerry and Sirles on active, but they're a special teamer and a backup lineman. XLVIII (2013) - Stewart Bradley, LB, Denver Broncos On injured reserve before the year even started XVLIX (2014) - Alfonzo Dennard, CB, New England Patriots Actual contributor XVLIX (2014) - Eric Martin, LB, New England Patrios (PS) 50 (2015) - Zaire Anderson, LB, Denver Broncos (PS) LI (2016) - Vincent Valentine, DT, New England Patriots Don't think he played many snaps, but was at least on the active roster I believe.
  9. Erik Chinander

    That was definitely good to see, but they do have at least some NFL talent. Their corner (Hughes) is going to be an early round pick, we don't have anyone in the secondary that's a better NFL prospect. Either way, more creativity and aggression on defense will be nice.
  10. JUCO Recruiting

    Chongo Kondolo! Although I'm not sure it qualifies as a significant contribution. I agree overall, some more developed athletes on the lines would help. I really don't think nose tackle was our problem last year, but it would be nice to keep Stoltenberg fresh.
  11. I think he could have a Charlie Whitehurst-type NFL career, and he's been around for 12 years. Look good in the preseason against guys who won't make rosters, stick around as a third string QB for a while, maybe get a regular season chance once in a while. Most fans won't have any idea who you are, but it's not a bad way to make some money if you have the arm talent.
  12. Non-Scott Frost Coaching Options

    It's really not what we ran in the 80's and 90's, and I think a Georgia Tech-level of success is the best you can hope for with it. We ran power football with a solid dose of options thrown in, not mostly triple option with some gimmicks. The Navy/GT offense is a couple different formations, a few different motions, and a set of plays off of each motion. I think Niumatalolo (and Johnson) are good coaches, but you're settling for a peak of consistent 8-9 win seasons and occasionally contending for B1G West titles if we find a great QB. I will be very disappointed if that's the route we go, I just think it limits our ceiling. I wouldn't mind Shaw or Patterson, but it seems like the Patterson ship has sailed - he has TCU positioned to be a perennial top-20 team with playoff potential. Why leave, especially when that means recruiting Texas would be much harder? I also don't know if we're considered a step up from Stanford, we'd have to pay Shaw a lot.
  13. Has This Stat Happened Before?

    I don't think having a WR with more yards than an RB is inherently a problem, but definitely a shift from the previous philosophy. Surprisingly never happened with Callahan, although you can give him some of the credit for it happening in '08 as well. Obviously more likely to happen with RB rotations, but in this case the run game just sucks as well. In 2015 the top 4 rushers had 765, 444, 400, and 265 yards. In 2008 they had 803, 517, 467, and 258 yards. So 1,800-2,000 between the top 4 rushers, which I would be fine with. This year it's 431, 299, 259, 65. We do have 3 games left (and likely no bowl game, where the other years did have to boost the stats), but we're not running for 800 yards in the next 3 games anyway. It's not the rotation, it's just a pathetic running game.
  14. Has This Stat Happened Before?

    More recent than you think - 2015, Westerkamp led the team with 918 receiving yards, Newby led in rushing with 765.
  15. Ranking the Riley Hire for a Blue Blood

    I don't think Minnesota was ever considered a blue blood, most of their championships were from the '30s and '40s, not the modern era. I think we're at the point where it's a toss up for the average fan whether we're still in that category, but the all time numbers are in our favor. Problem is, the current athletes have only been around about as long as our conference championship drought.