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Redux    5,067

So I made a thread, or at least a post, like this in 2015.  I can't find it now unfortunately.  We sit 3-3 on the year, or .500 if you prefer, with Ohio State looming on the horizon before a mercy bye week.  My plans for Saturday night?  I picked up a bottle of Glenlevit Founders Reserve a month ago.  I am going to crack it open during kickoff and pour myself a nice glass over ice and take in what pretty likely could not only be our coaches final game donning Husker gear but final game period.  This is a team that smeared us by almost 60 points last year, I don't expect a W or even to be THAT conpetetive.  Hence the lonely scotch drinking game plan.

 

I bring this up because I saw something this morning I hadn't seen since 2 years before, it was after the Purdue loss in 2015 I believe.  In my small town of 2,200 there is a gentleman who has a sign out front every Fall.  It showcases his prediction for the game every week.  He ALWAYS predicts a Husker win, even when we are super dogs he predicts a 1 point dog fight win.  After the Purdue loss, the sign was gone.  He took it down mid season, that's how disgusted this super fan was.  Today, it was still there.  But today it read:

 

Nebraska 13

Ohio State 49

 

That's where we are.  Year 3 of a staffs tenure right back where we were in year 1.  I have a source who sends me some info time to time and he is really an optimistic guy that loves this staff.  I won't lie, I like Riley and what he is building.  Problem is you can't throw results to the side and build Nebraska up for years and years before the results start pouring in.  That goes double if you're as old as Riley.  That goes quadruple if you're coaching at Nebraska during an almost 20 year conference title drought.  Maybe he finishes the year and retires.  Maybe he is gone this Sunday.  Maybe we announce the AD and he gives Riley one more year.  I have no idea.  I only know that Saturday is going to be a milestone game for one reason or another.  My emotion for this season is basically gone, my fandom is in idle.  I'm at the point I was before I became a fanatic, I'm indifferent towards football Saturday.  Fans can only take so much disappointment after being spoiled.  I just want to see something I can be proud of again.

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Nebfanatic    748

No matter what happens, I highly doubt we can Riley after the game. We don't want to somehow get stuck with Diaco as our head coach for a year. Make sure we have the right guy lined up before we pull the trigger. 

 

As as for the game, I'm sorry you feel this way. My fanaticism is at full strength! GBR LETS GRAB THE UPSET!!

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Isle of View    174

I don't see a mid-season firing barring some bizarre occurrence like a player revolt.  

 

Here's what I see happening.  Riley finishes sub .500 (or possibly even at 6-6) and he's fired by the new AD.  Finish 7-5 of better and he stays.

 

I would also say there's about a 0.5% chance of him finishing 7-5 or better.  Especially if tOSU tees off on his team like I suspect they will.  IOW, I'm about 99.5% certain Riley will not be on the sidelines of Tom Osborne field in 2018.

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BIG ERN    865

I feel like Riley's last chance was against Wisconsin and we lost 38-17. If we beat Ohio State I honestly won't feel any better because I know its another Riley special and nothing more. Unless Wisconsin has a collapse we have no chance at winning the division even with a win Saturday. 

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Undone    401
16 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:

I feel like Riley's last chance was against Wisconsin and we lost 38-17. If we beat Ohio State I honestly won't feel any better because I know its another Riley special and nothing more. Unless Wisconsin has a collapse we have no chance at winning the division even with a win Saturday. 


The season itself definitely ended on Saturday night. Even if our only other loss is to Ohio State, Wisconsin would have to lose three games for us to go to Indy. Won't happen.

I think Riley keeps his job if he goes 8-4 because that's going to mean a win against Penn State. But, that won't happen either. 

It's unbelievable that we're on the verge of repeating the 2007 season, but here we are...

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MichiganDad3    785

I want MR gone now, because I believe we can have a winning season if he is gone. But we need a decent interim HC to get that winning season, and I am nearly certain that Langs and Diaco would be worse than MR.

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Redux    5,067
1 hour ago, MichiganDad3 said:

I want MR gone now, because I believe we can have a winning season if he is gone. But we need a decent interim HC to get that winning season, and I am nearly certain that Langs and Diaco would be worse than MR.

 

If he is fired after Saturday, our coach is probably Bob Diaco for a year and a half.  Someone has to be the PATSY for 2018's nasty schedule, nobody wants that person to be Scott Frost.  See Luke Fickell in 2011 before Urban Meyer.

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Hans Gruber    139
13 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

If he is fired after Saturday, our coach is probably Bob Diaco for a year and a half.  Someone has to be the PATSY for 2018's nasty schedule, nobody wants that person to be Scott Frost.  See Luke Fickell in 2011 before Urban Meyer.

 

I agree that it's unlikely Rike gets fired before the season is over, or at least until the new AD is hired. I also agree that if, big if, Riley was fired, then Diaco would be the interim head coach.

 

But why do you think Diaco would then be the head coach in 2018?

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observer3    0
4 hours ago, BIG ERN said:

I feel like Riley's last chance was against Wisconsin and we lost 38-17.

 

Nebraska seems to be in a similar place as in 2011.   

 

From this Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Pelini:

 

"Nebraska was defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Cornhuskers' first Big Ten Conference game. The Cornhuskers came out strong tying it up at 14–14 with four minutes to go in the 2nd quarter, but Wisconsin's offense dominated Nebraska in the 2nd half and ending up winning the game with a score of 48–17." 

 

The description of that game from 2011 is remarkably similar to the game Nebraska just played vs Wisconsin in 2017...

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BIG ERN    865
3 minutes ago, observer3 said:

 

Nebraska seems to be in a similar place as in 2011.   

 

From this Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Pelini:

 

"Nebraska was defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Cornhuskers' first Big Ten Conference game. The Cornhuskers came out strong tying it up at 14–14 with four minutes to go in the 2nd quarter, but Wisconsin's offense dominated Nebraska in the 2nd half and ending up winning the game with a score of 48–17." 

 

The description of that game from 2011 is remarkably similar to the game Nebraska just played vs Wisconsin in 2017...


Wisconsin won the B10 that year and went to the Rose Bowl. We also were 9-3 during the season. I'd say slightly different times 

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Football Guy Bob    4,428
13 minutes ago, secretasianman said:

Coach Riley will not be fired before a new AD is in place.  

 

This.  Rimington was not brought in to fire anyone, and Green/Bounds are not going to fire anyone.

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Redux    5,067
14 minutes ago, Hans Gruber said:

 

I agree that it's unlikely Rike gets fired before the season is over, or at least until the new AD is hired. I also agree that if, big if, Riley was fired, then Diaco would be the interim head coach.

 

But why do you think Diaco would then be the head coach in 2018?

 

Why setup your too target to fail in year 1.  That schedule is brutal.  I've heard more than once that Diaco is backup coach if Riley were suddenly fired.  If your top choice isn't ready, let the interim navigate the shark infested waters.

2 minutes ago, Football Guy Bob said:

This.  Rimington was not brought in to fire anyone, and Green/Bounds are not going to fire anyone.

 

Yup.  Team may look bleak, but it would take a pretty massive failure to oust Riley before seasons end, or even before next year honestly.

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TGHusker    1,119

Even wt the 2018 season being a monster, I don't see that as a obstacle to us having an new HC.  The interim coach, if any, won't be here in 2018.  The new HC will be given a pass for that year as they put the staff together and their system in place.  However, that new HC could easily make the 2018 less of a pain than what we expect it to be today.  We are judging 2018 by projecting the performance of our current coaching staff and therefore our players onto the 2018 season and the 2018 coach.  Get the right coach in here who can motivate, coach up - he could take the talent we have and inspire them to play even beyond their rated talent level.   

2018 looks like a disaster if MR and assistants were still here.  But if Vince Lombardi were the coach (or his modern day image) who knows what may happen. :dunno  I'm inspired by what has happened as PSU.  If they can do it, so can we (yes I acknowledge they have a richer recruiting ground). 

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BIG ERN    865
Just now, Redux said:

 

Why setup your too target to fail in year 1.  That schedule is brutal.  I've heard more than once that Diaco is backup coach if Riley were suddenly fired.  If your top choice isn't ready, let the interim navigate the shark infested waters.


Frost will be getting offers after this season 100%. Gotta lock him up now 

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Redux    5,067
1 minute ago, BIG ERN said:


Frost will be getting offers after this season 100%. Gotta lock him up now 

 

Of course he will.  But you only have to lock him up if he's looking for an out.  He's not.

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BIG ERN    865
4 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

Of course he will.  But you only have to lock him up if he's looking for an out.  He's not.


You think he will stay at UCF 1 more year then come here if we offer him after the 2018 season? 

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Redux    5,067
4 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:


You think he will stay at UCF 1 more year then come here if we offer him after the 2018 season? 

 

Absolutely.  Same goes for any other number of coaches we are considering.  Our 2018 schedule is brutal.  May sound crazy, but I would rather have Riley finish this recruiting class, reel in as many of the big fish he can and navigate as much of next season as he can.  Let him try to leave on a positive instead of canning him.  Then 2019 is more manageable and the next guy gets a stronger pool of talent to work with.

Of course that all goes out the window if Saturdays game is a massacre and the boosters get really impatient.

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Undone    401
18 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:


Wisconsin won the B10 that year and went to the Rose Bowl. We also were 9-3 during the season. I'd say slightly different times 

 

It's just insane though how we've allowed to blow us out since entering the Big 10. 

I posted this in another thread: Going back to 2001, Iowa has never allowed Wisconsin to score more than 34 points. Get your head around that. Iowa, in 15 straight seasons, never allowed Wisconsin to score more than 34. 

We need a defensive coordinator that crafts a defense to stop the run. Period. That's it. All we have to do in order to take the next step is to create a defense that could stop Wisconsin & Iowa's power run offenses. I think Diaco is capable of this, but by the time this season is over I'll quite possibly believe otherwise.

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Hans Gruber    139
5 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

Why setup your too target to fail in year 1.  That schedule is brutal.  I've heard more than once that Diaco is backup coach if Riley were suddenly fired.  If your top choice isn't ready, let the interim navigate the shark infested waters.

 

I've seen a lot of people suggest this. Letting Riley or Diaco coach in 2018 solely because the schedule is tough seems like a bad idea to me. I understand the reasoning and logic behind it, but it's just delaying the inevitable.

 

If there's a problem, fix it. Don't wait a year to fix it. We shouldn't just assume that a new head coach in 2018 means Nebraska will go 4-8. If the current coaches are as bad as some claim, then getting rid of them means Nebraska should be better by default.

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BIG ERN    865
Just now, Redux said:

 

Absolutely.  Same goes for any other number of coaches we are considering.  Our 2018 schedule is brutal.  May sound crazy, but I would rather have Riley finish this recruiting class, reel in as many of the big fish he can and navigate as muvh of next season as he can.  Let him try to leave on a positive instead of canning him.  Then 2019 is more manageable and the next guy gets a stronger pool of talent to work with.


A lot of wishful thinking. Sounds like we want the cake and eat it too. It would be a decent scenario in theory, but I cannot take another year of this football. 

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BIG ERN    865
1 minute ago, Undone said:

 

It's just insane though how we've allowed to blow us out since entering the Big 10. 

I posted this in another thread: Going back to 2001, Iowa has never allowed Wisconsin to score more than 34 points. Get your head around that. Iowa, in 15 straight seasons, never allowed Wisconsin to score more than 34. 

We need a defensive coordinator that crafts a defense to stop the run. Period. That's it. All we have to do in order to take the next step is to create a defense that could stop Wisconsin & Iowa's power run offenses. I think Diaco is capable of this, but by the time this season is over I'll quite possibly believe otherwise.


Now that we are in the B10 this is the main priority we should look at I agree. Diaco has ran a prevent 3-4 for the past 7 years...don't hold your breath 

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Redux    5,067
1 minute ago, Hans Gruber said:

 

I've seen a lot of people suggest this. Letting Riley or Diaco coach in 2018 solely because the schedule is tough seems like a bad idea to me. I understand the reasoning and logic behind it, but it's just delaying the inevitable.

 

If there's a problem, fix it. Don't wait a year to fix it. We shouldn't just assume that a new head coach in 2018 means Nebraska will go 4-8. If the current coaches are as bad as some claim, then getting rid of them means Nebraska should be better by default.

 

And depending on what the higher ups and the boosters want, we very well may see the change after the season.  If a new coach is hired, they will ultimately get a fabricated 1st year pass anyways.

 

Just now, BIG ERN said:


A lot of wishful thinking. Sounds like we want the cake and eat it too. It would be a decent scenario in theory, but I cannot take another year of this football. 

 

Who doesn't want to eat their cake?  I can't stand this below average slop either, but little we can do about it.

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NUinID    643
10 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

Absolutely.  Same goes for any other number of coaches we are considering.  Our 2018 schedule is brutal.  May sound crazy, but I would rather have Riley finish this recruiting class, reel in as many of the big fish he can and navigate as much of next season as he can.  Let him try to leave on a positive instead of canning him.  Then 2019 is more manageable and the next guy gets a stronger pool of talent to work with.

Of course that all goes out the window if Saturdays game is a massacre and the boosters get really impatient.

 

That is a lot of ifs and wishful thinking.  

 

I personally am not sure that Frost even wants to come back and coach at Nebraska.  There is going to be multiple big time power job openings this year and if he wins 10 at UCF he will be a huge commodity on the market.  Right now I could see jobs open up at Ole Miss, Tenn, A&M, Baylor, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St, Nebraska, LSU just off the top of my head.  

 

Now all those jobs won't come open, but some will, of all of those jobs the one that is the hardest to recruit to isssssss Nebraska.  Now if he really wants to come back to Nebraska great, I would understand that, but I don't think it is a slam dunk that he does.  

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Whistlepig    94
5 hours ago, Redux said:

So I made a thread, or at least a post, like this in 2015.  I can't find it now unfortunately.  We sit 3-3 on the year, or .500 if you prefer, with Ohio State looming on the horizon before a mercy bye week.  My plans for Saturday night?  I picked up a bottle of Glenlevit Founders Reserve a month ago.  I am going to crack it open during kickoff and pour myself a nice glass over ice and take in what pretty likely could not only be our coaches final game donning Husker gear but final game period.  This is a team that smeared us by almost 60 points last year, I don't expect a W or even to be THAT conpetetive.  Hence the lonely scotch drinking game plan.

 

I bring this up because I saw something this morning I hadn't seen since 2 years before, it was after the Purdue loss in 2015 I believe.  In my small town of 2,200 there is a gentleman who has a sign out front every Fall.  It showcases his prediction for the game every week.  He ALWAYS predicts a Husker win, even when we are super dogs he predicts a 1 point dog fight win.  After the Purdue loss, the sign was gone.  He took it down mid season, that's how disgusted this super fan was.  Today, it was still there.  But today it read:

 

Nebraska 13

Ohio State 49

 

That's where we are.  Year 3 of a staffs tenure right back where we were in year 1.  I have a source who sends me some info time to time and he is really an optimistic guy that loves this staff.  I won't lie, I like Riley and what he is building.  Problem is you can't throw results to the side and build Nebraska up for years and years before the results start pouring in.  That goes double if you're as old as Riley.  That goes quadruple if you're coaching at Nebraska during an almost 20 year conference title drought.  Maybe he finishes the year and retires.  Maybe he is gone this Sunday.  Maybe we announce the AD and he gives Riley one more year.  I have no idea.  I only know that Saturday is going to be a milestone game for one reason or another.  My emotion for this season is basically gone, my fandom is in idle.  I'm at the point I was before I became a fanatic, I'm indifferent towards football Saturday.  Fans can only take so much disappointment after being spoiled.  I just want to see something I can be proud of again.

your small town gentleman seems to be an optimist.

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Whistlepig    94
9 minutes ago, NUinID said:

 

That is a lot of ifs and wishful thinking.  

 

I personally am not sure that Frost even wants to come back and coach at Nebraska.  There is going to be multiple big time power job openings this year and if he wins 10 at UCF he will be a huge commodity on the market.  Right now I could see jobs open up at Ole Miss, Tenn, A&M, Baylor, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St, Nebraska, LSU just off the top of my head.  

 

Now all those jobs won't come open, but some will, of all of those jobs the one that is the hardest to recruit to isssssss Nebraska.  Now if he really wants to come back to Nebraska great, I would understand that, but I don't think it is a slam dunk that he does.  

the conventional thinking is that Frost wants to come back, but only if the deep seated issues are solved and to his liking- some have, Eichorst fired, Perlman forced out- the big thing will be the AD- if Rimmington were to stay I'd say Frost would be looking at Lincoln real estate right now.

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El Diaco    4,533
46 minutes ago, Football Guy Bob said:

This.  Rimington was not brought in to fire anyone, and Green/Bounds are not going to fire anyone.

 

You're right, Rimington was not brought in to fire anyone. He was brought in to hire the AD that will fire Riley and hire the new HC. And the new AD will likely have to agree to a predetermined short list of HC candidates. No way they risk a repeat of how it's gone the last 20 years.

Anybody who thinks the Eichorst dismissal was not about the performance of the football team is fooling themselves.

.500 or below and Riley is gone this year. 7-5 is a bit of a gray area, I would suppose it's how and to whom we get those next 2 defeats but I think they would have to be pretty stellar performances for Riley to survive at 7-5.

8-4 or 9-3 are such pipe dreams that I won't even address them seriously but I do believe it would take minimum 8 wins for Riley to be around another year and I'm betting 8 wins wouldn't even do it. So it may just depend on if they can find the right person now and/or on Frost's preference to wait another year.

They didn't can ADSE because of basketball.

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Warrior10    1,783
59 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

Absolutely.  Same goes for any other number of coaches we are considering.  Our 2018 schedule is brutal.  May sound crazy, but I would rather have Riley finish this recruiting class, reel in as many of the big fish he can and navigate as much of next season as he can.  Let him try to leave on a positive instead of canning him.  Then 2019 is more manageable and the next guy gets a stronger pool of talent to work with.

Of course that all goes out the window if Saturdays game is a massacre and the boosters get really impatient.

I disagree with this. Looking at next year's schedule:

 

Akron - W

Colo - ?

Troy - W

Mich - L

Purdue - ?

Wisc - L

NW - ?

Minny - ?

OSU - L

Illinois - W

MichSt - ?

Iowa - ?

 

Frankly thats the scenario I see with Frost or Riley at the helm. I would prefer Frost be here implementing his scheme and mentality...plus a year of going after his recruits and going 6-6 then another year of Riley going 6-6. How would Riley even be able to recruit next year, people aren't dumb. Then Frost would have a step up for a more manageable 2019. 

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Nebfanatic    748
2 minutes ago, Warrior10 said:

I disagree with this. Looking at next year's schedule:

 

Akron - W

Colo - ?

Troy - W

Mich - L

Purdue - ?

Wisc - L

NW - ?

Minny - ?

OSU - L

Illinois - W

MichSt - ?

Iowa - ?

 

Frankly thats the scenario I see with Frost or Riley at the helm. I would prefer Frost be here implementing his scheme and mentality...plus a year of going after his recruits and going 6-6 then another year of Riley going 6-6. How would Riley even be able to recruit next year, people aren't dumb. Then Frost would have a step up for a more manageable 2019. 

That's if Frost is willing to leave UCF after this season 

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NUinID    643
31 minutes ago, Whistlepig said:

the conventional thinking is that Frost wants to come back, but only if the deep seated issues are solved and to his liking- some have, Eichorst fired, Perlman forced out- the big thing will be the AD- if Rimmington were to stay I'd say Frost would be looking at Lincoln real estate right now.

 

Where do you come up with some of this stuff?  

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InOmaha    63

It doesn't matter who they get, if the new coach is afraid of next year's schedule, why would the University hire them?  It's not like we can run and hide from the teams in our conference.  He'll have to face them. 

 

We want to hire someone that isn't afraid of Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan.  Jeez.  If they don't believe they can beat those teams, they shouldn't get an interview.  I bet only one on the list has a shot at playing in a conference title game.  A new coach had better get the players more afraid of what he thinks than of teams on the schedule.

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Redux    5,067
52 minutes ago, NUinID said:

 

That is a lot of ifs and wishful thinking.  

 

I personally am not sure that Frost even wants to come back and coach at Nebraska.  There is going to be multiple big time power job openings this year and if he wins 10 at UCF he will be a huge commodity on the market.  Right now I could see jobs open up at Ole Miss, Tenn, A&M, Baylor, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona St, Nebraska, LSU just off the top of my head.  

 

Now all those jobs won't come open, but some will, of all of those jobs the one that is the hardest to recruit to isssssss Nebraska.  Now if he really wants to come back to Nebraska great, I would understand that, but I don't think it is a slam dunk that he does.  

 

Nothing is a slam dunk, or Houston Nutt would have been our coach in 2004.  And it may sound like a lot of what ifs, but you have to believe that the future is being planned out constantly for what direction this program goes.  Talks are happening.

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Redux    5,067
3 minutes ago, InOmaha said:

It doesn't matter who they get, if the new coach is afraid of next year's schedule, why would the University hire them?  It's not like we can run and hide from the teams in our conference.  He'll have to face them. 

 

We want to hire someone that isn't afraid of Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan.  Jeez.  If they don't believe they can beat those teams, they shouldn't get an interview.  I bet only one on the list has a shot at playing in a conference title game.  A new coach had better get the players more afraid of what he thinks than of teams on the schedule.

 

Being afraid of playing teams was mentioned nowhere.

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InOmaha    63
2 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

Being afraid of playing teams was mentioned nowhere.

 

It's implied when people talk about leaving current staff on board at the end of the season to absorb a difficult season rather than saddle a new coach with a losing season.  If the new coach comes in expecting a losing season, or the fans expect a losing season with him, given that schedule, we hired the wrong guy.  Because it's basically the schedule you get every year playing in this conference.

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Redux    5,067
12 minutes ago, InOmaha said:

 

It's implied when people talk about leaving current staff on board at the end of the season to absorb a difficult season rather than saddle a new coach with a losing season.  If the new coach comes in expecting a losing season, or the fans expect a losing season with him, given that schedule, we hired the wrong guy.  Because it's basically the schedule you get every year playing in this conference.

 

Well, no that's not exactly right.  I see why you assume that though.  The 2018 conference slate is NOT a standard schedule, FYI.  Go look at it and tell me you feel good about any nee coach coming in and winning most of them.

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Isle of View    174
44 minutes ago, Warrior10 said:

I disagree with this. Looking at next year's schedule:

 

Akron - W

Colo - ?

Troy - W

Mich - L

Purdue - ?

Wisc - L

NW - ?

Minny - ?

OSU - L

Illinois - W

MichSt - ?

Iowa - ?

 

Frankly thats the scenario I see with Frost or Riley at the helm. I would prefer Frost be here implementing his scheme and mentality...plus a year of going after his recruits and going 6-6 then another year of Riley going 6-6. How would Riley even be able to recruit next year, people aren't dumb. Then Frost would have a step up for a more manageable 2019. 

 

The ? games are wins if Frost comes and losses if Riley stays.  And I'm not so sure Akron and Troy are wins if Riley stays.

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NUinID    643
35 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

Nothing is a slam dunk, or Houston Nutt would have been our coach in 2004.  And it may sound like a lot of what ifs, but you have to believe that the future is being planned out constantly for what direction this program goes.  Talks are happening.

 

Talks with who?  Talks between our Interim AD, the President, and Chancellor?  I am sure they are talking in very broad terms, but that is it.  I don't believe they are dividing up the world just yet.  You know MR just might keep his job.   

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Toe    343
6 hours ago, Undone said:

It's unbelievable that we're on the verge of repeating the 2007 season, but here we are...

 

It's totally believable that we're on the verge of repeating the 2015 season, Riley is here.

 

1 hour ago, Redux said:

May sound crazy, but I would rather have Riley finish this recruiting class, reel in as many of the big fish he can

 

Do some people have permanent rose-colored glasses attached to their faces when it comes to Riley's recruiting, or what? He's had a couple bites from big fish, but that's really about all he's accomplished - at the end of the day, the catches in his boat are really no better than Bo's.

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Redux    5,067
2 minutes ago, NUinID said:

 

Talks with who?  Talks between our Interim AD, the President, and Chancellor?  I am sure they are talking in very broad terms, but that is it.  I don't believe they are dividing up the world just yet.  You know MR just might keep his job.   

 

If you think the decision makers are sitting idly by right now, I have some box season tickets to sell you.

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InOmaha    63

I want a new coach that looks at next year's schedule and says, we should dump Akron or Troy and pick up Miami, Florida State, or OU so our strength of schedule is better at the end of the year.  Sure you'll lose one every once and a while like OSU does, but it seems to build character and pay off in the end.

 

How far we've fallen if we're debating if the team can get to 6-6 in a season when Akron, Colorado, Troy, Purdue, NW, Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa are on the schedule?  Nebraska would pick up teams like these in our non-conference schedule back in the old days to pad the W column.

 

A new coach should only need to pull out one win against Michigan, Michigan St,  Wisconsin, or OSU to get to 9 wins next year and the first 3 teams should be toss ups given how they've played the last 3 years.

 

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Redux    5,067
Just now, Toe said:

 

It's totally believable that we're on the verge of repeating the 2015 season, Riley is here.

 

 

Do some people have permanent rose-colored glasses attached to their faces when it comes to Riley's recruiting, or what? He's had a couple bites from big fish, but really about all he's accomplished - at the end of the day, the catches in his boat are really no better than Bo's.

 

No, and not true.  I'm  ot going to try to convince you otherwise though, not worth the effort.

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Toe    343
4 minutes ago, Redux said:

No, and not true.  I'm  ot going to try to convince you otherwise though, not worth the effort.

 

What, are you still on the Tanner Lee hype wagon? Still holding out hope that Elijah Blades makes it to Lincoln? Are you convinced that a couple highly-rated WRs padding the rankings are all you really need to have a great recruiting class?

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Redux    5,067
1 minute ago, Toe said:

 

What, are you still on the Tanner Lee hype wagon? Still holding out hope that Elijah Blades makes it to Lincoln? Are you convinced that a couple highly-rated WRs padding the rankings are all you really need to have a great recruiting class?

 

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NUinID    643
21 minutes ago, Redux said:

 

If you think the decision makers are sitting idly by right now, I have some box season tickets to sell you.

 

Your just speculating.  Is Mike Riley coaching for his job, yes he is.  Do they have a plan to move forward if they fire him, yeah most likely.  But I doubt it is something super mapped out unless MR is going to be fired for sure.  Dave Rimmington is really not going to be part of this process. He is here to do exactly what he said he was doing.  He is here to "calm the waters". 

 

I mean I do think Ronnie and Gus do want to have a strong athletic program and football is the flagship so they want it to do well.  Harvey would have rather not had to think about it. 

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Redux    5,067
5 minutes ago, NUinID said:

 

Your just speculating.  Is Mike Riley coaching for his job, yes he is.  Do they have a plan to move forward if they fire him, yeah most likely.  But I doubt it is something super mapped out unless MR is going to be fired for sure.  Dave Rimmington is really not going to be part of this process. He is here to do exactly what he said he was doing.  He is here to "calm the waters". 

 

I mean I do think Ronnie and Gus do want to have a strong athletic program and football is the flagship so they want it to do well.  Harvey would have rather not had to think about it. 

 

Yes, I am speculating.  But I am basing that speculation off of different things I have heard the past month.

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