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BigRedN last won the day on November 8 2017

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    Grew up in Omaha and moved in 1976. Lived in MO at Lake of the Ozarks. Went to college at Missouri State. Live in Sherman, TX, close to Dallas. Enjoy recruiting forum the most. Am a Chiefs fan. Love to run, play tennis and golf. Have run four marathons and run 30-40 miles a week. I track all my runs here RunKeeper ... http://runkeeper.com/user/HeyBakerMark/

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  1. I'd love to see a follow-up question to Mike Riley on this ... get his take on all he meant by that. As one who was on the Frost bandwagon to have him be the next Husker coach, this type of statement makes me wonder what all those folks who said Scott Frost didn't have enough experience to coach at the time ... would they take an "unproven" Frost or the "experienced" Mike Riley. I fully realize that Frost would not have come and that the upper management was so poor that Frost probably wouldn't have even have wanted the job. Yet, when you hear this statement now and the .500 type football record and the real demise and tarnish of the program just in the Riley years ... I wonder what all the, "Frost doesn't have the experience to coach yet" folks would have said about taking Frost over Riley. Thankfully, Frost will be a coach who knows that he and his staff are the best place to develop the character of a kid and develop them into the best football player they can be ... Riley obviously didn't believe that of himself of his staff.
  2. Best Android phone?  S9+?  Input?  Deals?

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    2. BigRedN


      Thanks for input @STL Husker, @Nebfanatic and @Waldo.  You Pixel fans just use Bluetooth, don't miss having audio jack?

    3. STL Husker

      STL Husker

      I have the first gen pixel which does have a headphone jack.  If you use your phone with headphones often then you can get an adapter for your phone or a bluetooth receiver to plug headphones into.  If this is a big deal to you then the S9 is the best alternative.

    4. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      I don't really use my phone for music. I don't miss not have a jack. Although I think I would prefer Bluetooth anyway 

  3. Biggest Concerns?

    Ya, I'm with you. Additionally, if the staff is holding off announcing so as to not give Akron a heads up (as @BoSolich said) ... God help us all ... we are gonna go 4-8 or worse. :-)
  4. Frost’s QB Room

    I could certainly see the "two QB on the field" as a real package to be used at certain situations, series or an opponent like OSU to try to rattle or gain some momentum. I like the idea, especially if you had two stud dual threat QB's.
  5. Biggest Concerns?

    Biggest concern are the fans and some of these silly win/loss totals. Will these "greatest fans" turn on the ? I can see 6-6 or 7-5, hitting this prediction and having to post the Animal House clip, "Remain calm. All is well!!"
  6. Predict Final 2019 Team Ranking

    Have not studied the numbers much ... but with only 9 recruits left to bring in it appears we would need to bring mostly 4* talent in almost all positions to climb up that high. I can certainly see a few of our current commits jumping up to 4*. The type of athlete Frost is recruiting doesn't necessarily translate to star power in my opinion. This, plus, it would seem a bit of a reach at this point to see some new 4-5* talent come on board and/or start to consider us. Really don't have much of an opinion or guess about where we end up now on NSD. I do think it's already believed that we are a program on the rise and recruits have already noticed.
  7. TE Messiah Swinson [Missouri - Signed LOI]

    Too bad for this young lad. At least he is young and can use the time to mature in other ways.
  8. Detached Retina?

    Sorry to here this on both accounts. Keep your head up.
  9. Sex/Porn Addiction Recovery

    Some resources I wanted to post that would allow a person who wanted to try to qualify themselves on their own and/or learn more about whether or not they have an addiction: https://foundationtalks.wixsite.com/recordings The site above has various "foundation meeting" talks. I'd encourage you to listen to Brian from San Francisco. He has talks on March 17 and May 26th. Both good. http://www.saapp.org/meeting/ Another option is to call into a phone meeting for Sex Addicts Anonymous. There are daily meetings where you can call a number and listen in to a live meeting. Of particular note, on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM EST, there is a live "Foundation Meeting" discussed above. After this meeting and any meeting you can ask questions and also get help in finding a Sponsor. Finally, if you want to contact me in the message area, I can give you my personal number or some of the other SAA meetings that I attend that have not been listed. I don't want to expose those numbers in case others care to harm or mock those who are calling into these meetings trying to find help. If you are in the Dallas area, like me, I can get you in touch with quite a few local meetings covering the entire region. There is hope.
  10. Sex/Porn Addiction Recovery

    Thought I'd chime in on this statement. I have not been back to this topic since I posted it as I figured it might get mocked some after @StPaulHusker used his status to give (in my opinion) mock the topic. No issues with him really ... I get it. In the end, their are lots of views and understandings on the topic. I recently was a part of a 6 person panel to share my experience, strength and hope with around 45 Master's level students preparing to go out into the community to be Certified Sex Addiction Therapists. One of the questions asked was simply, "Is Looking at Porn Wrong"? I thought I'd state my answer to that question below as if might give some hope to the person who feels trapped by his use of pornography. Let me be the first to say, I really have no moral view on the topic anymore. I am a former Pastor ... do consider myself a Pastor at present although not in an official position. Additionally, you won't find any "Holier Than Thou" in my view (at least, I hope you don't), as when one like me has seen this issue invade and destroy my life for four (4) decades ... well, I have nothing to be proud of. This thing has just kicked me butt since the age of around 12/13. I'm 53 now. When asked, "Is Looking at Porn Wrong?", my guess is that around half of the audience raised their hands (about what I expected ... especially for the younger generations). That didn't surprise me at all. So, in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the chapter entitled, "The Doctor's Opinion", the view is that for the alcoholic, when he seeks an effect (wants some ease and comfort for the pain he is experiencing in life) and takes that "first drink", he has what is viewed as an "allergic like" reaction. Thus, when he takes that "first drink", for him, it leads to a physical craving and binging. So, let me set up an example. Picture in your mind three plates before you. The plate on the far right has 1000 peanut M & M's. The plate in the middle has 100 peanut M & M's. The plate on the far left has one (1) peanut M & M. So, let's say @StPaulHusker eats the 1000 peanut M & M's on the far right. He downs those bad boys. He has no issue at all. The guy is fine. It doesn't even affect any bowel movement. :-) He has no allergic reaction at all. Now, @NUance comes to the middle plate and downs his 100 peanut M & M's. Again, no issue at all. The guy could actually eat more if he wanted but he feels full, satisfied and carries on in his day. Now we come to the plate on the far left with just one (1) peanut M & M. BigRedN (me) steps in to eat just that one peanut M & M and WOW, I have a reaction that totally baffles not only @StPaulHusker and @Nuance ... but especially myself. My throat begins to swell up ... I begin to have a tough time just getting a breath. Folks call 911 and before the ambulance even gets there I fall over and die. The stark reality is that I have a totally different reaction due to my allergy. Essentially, for me, when I take a "first drink" and/or a "first look" at pornography (I like to call it "selfish sex"), what it stirs in me seems to be totally different than the average temperate person. So, to those who would make "looking at pornography" as a debate, or in what appeared to be a mocking view of @StPaulHusker, what probably he and others may not understand is that it appears that there can be a small proportion of society that react differently to the same "drug of choice". The "allergy" concept seems to make sense. At least, it does to me. I never really believed this myself ... that's why I always spoke down to the alcoholic, the druggie, the overweight guy ... and especially ... the sex addict. I held the view on page 20 of the AA book: How many times people have said to us: "I can take it or leave it alone. Why can't he?" "Why don't you drink like a gentleman or quit?" "That fellow can't handle his liquor." "Why don't you try beer and wine?" "Lay off the hard stuff." "His will power must be weak." "He could stop if he wanted to." "She's such a sweet girl, I should think he'd stop for her sake." "The doctor told him that if he ever drank again it would kill him, but there he is all lit up again." Now these are commonplace observations on drinkers which we hear all the time. Back of them is a world of ignorance and misunderstanding. So, as I look back over my 40 years in struggling with porn, for me, I did always view it as morally wrong. I learned this from my folks and probably from my minimal time at church. Regardless, for most of my life, whenever I would take a "first drink" ... it just never seemed enough. One "first drink" was too many and a thousand was not enough. I always felt weird about this. I seemed to have a different reaction to it than everyone else. Still, I liked the effect and would try to "control and enjoy" it as often as I could. For me, it would always lead to countless sprees and with it would come more and more guilt and shame. I felt baffled a lot over the issue. I would try to answer the riddle with more self-will and self-knowledge ... but in the end ... whenever I took the "first drink" ... I would be the guy who just seemed to not be able to handle his "liquor". All of this reminds me of page 30 of the AA book: Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death. We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed. We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking. We know that no real alcoholic ever recovers control. All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals - usually brief - were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization. We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive illness. Over any considerable period we get worse, never better. When I lost my parents in back to back years just before and after Christmas ... something broke in my foundation. I was in so much pain. My world was shattered. Amidst all that ... I could sense I was losing my wife and my marriage of 25 years. Amidst all that pain, I needed some "ease and comfort" and my drug of choice was pornography. In my early years, I was probably a "lite drinker". 10 years later I was perhaps a "moderate drinker" while slipping further into a "heavy drinker". But when I lost my folks, the day came where I could not set the "drink" down ... it became a "necessary" to simply deal with my pain. Amidst all that I genuinely became a porn addict. Hey, again, I'm not proud of this fact. It's just what happened to me. As I got into recovery I began to see that I really did not have a porn addiction. It was only a symptom. The real problem was that I was selfish and self-centered ... that was at the root of my troubles. As I began to work through the 12 Steps of AA with a Sponsor I began to deal with my real root problems. I do believe I've had a spiritual awakening as the result of these 12 Steps. In this awakening the obsession spoken of in the chart above was removed and the "infinite cycle" of that chart was broken. Now, my Higher Power steps in and meets my needs of "ease and comfort". Power was my real dilemma. Through working through these Steps I've discovered the Great Reality deep within me and now have found access to His Power via living on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God. I now trust an Infinite God rather than my finite self. I am in the world to play the role He assigns now. Anyway, again, what has been shared was done so to be helpful to perhaps that small fraction of folks here on Huskerboard who might think they have a problem and don't know where to turn to. I only wish to be helpful ... I throw no stones at anyone for their use of porn or even their view on this topic. I've ceased fighting anyone and anything ... even porn. I have to ... or it kills me. If you need an "understanding ear" ... message me. I can help you out of that cage to a happy, joyous and free life. There are plenty of phone meetings and perhaps even a local meeting where you can find help. I can help you over the phone and sponsor you if you want to try this. I tried many "methods" over my 40 years ... including a lot of religious ones. I was a sex addict of the 100% hopeless variety. In working the Steps, God has now recovered me from a hopeless state of mind and body. I am whole again. Pass
  11. The Running Back Room

    ^^^ Good "different" opinion @ColoradoHusk. I guess I could see that. I'm sure the coach's got this whole area covered as well deeper understanding than me. :-)
  12. The Running Back Room

    Some good comments on here about Maurice ... ^^^ like this one. For me, still, it's not a question about whether Maurice is gonna be a great back. He won't need to grow into anything. It's pretty obvious he's the "real deal". I just happen to think the Bryant/Bell duo plus a few others will be very good (especially if the OL issue gets a bump as we are hearing). Thus, with the limited snaps is it worth the minimal play? I love what I'm hearing and seeing with Maurice ... but it doesn't surprise me. At this stage ... I am hopeful he gets in some really good conditioning and also gets into some good study habits early on in his career here so he can be counted on over the long haul. He's such a talent. It won't surprise me at all if he steps on the field and never gives up the RB spot.
  13. The Running Back Room

    I love Wash ... but I was still hoping he would play the last four games of the year so he doesn't use a year of eligibility. This might end up being a silly view. :-)
  14. The Running Back Room

    I'd just like to add that it's the OL also that hasn't "shown they're good enough". If the strides have really been made in correcting the OL issues then we should see a nice increase in production even with the backs we have. Ya, perhaps we have been down a notch in terms of great RB's ... but between philosophy and bad OL fundamentals and scheme what RB was gonna really be a stud. I think we have a few really good RB's now ... hopefully the OL takes a big jump as that will really help us to get a few more 3rd down conversions and keep the offense on the field.
  15. OT Jayme Simmons

    Exactly! All that is needed is commitment to this system/philosophy and we will be back to Pipeline U of old. Whisky is now doing what we had done for years. Let's get back to that.