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Frost Advisory    112

Okay, I had to make a post because this is making my blood boil.  I am seeing a ton of comments on Facebook from Husker fans who seem perfectly fine with our performance today.  Many are even calling to give Riley another year.  I am seeing a lot of congratulating for covering the spread and only losing by 12.  These people are downplaying the fact that 21 of these points came in the 4th quarter after Penn St was content with the score.  I just don't get it.  This is making me think this soft culture that is apparent on the field is also infecting many in the fan base.  Now people are okay with just not getting blown out.  To make things worse, these same people shame others like myself who are critical of the performance.  Reading these people's passionless comments just makes me want to throw up.  Did anybody else notice a lot of that today?  It's highly disturbing.

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brophog    847

It's all pointless at this point. Why do you think we spend so much time debating pitchforks.

 

You are a 3 prong guy, right?

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Landlord    7,848

Disturbing is not a word I would use. Slightly annoying and understandably indicative of A) lowered expectations in our fanbase and B) the fact that a huge portion of our fanbase only follows the football team very casually and just doesn't actually care all that much? Sure. It's definitely those things.

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4skers89    601

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Duke Cannon doesn't wear scarves, and he's never ordered a damn veggie burger.  He'd rather be on a John Deere lawn mower than a 3PM conference call.  For his senior year shop class, Duke Cannon built a second story addition to his parents' house.  He got an A.  We commemorate this accomplishment and the others of hard-working men with this superior grade bar soap.

 

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This thread does two things: 1) makes me laugh and 2) makes me say, "Duh."

 

I saw all this, as did a few others, from the beginning.  I posted comments here about how I "hoped" that Mike Riley would have success.  I wanted him to succeed.  But hopes and wants mean less than a hill of beans when the person you want to succeed is doing things that ultimately guarantee failure.

 

For example, Mike Riley's "running" game.  Too often Nebraska is in 10 personnel (4 WRs, 0 TEs, and 1 RB) and trying to run the ball against 6-7 defensive players.  This isn't me claiming to be some X's and O's guru, this is me looking at the offensive and defensive formation and being able to count to seven.

 

Mike Riley talks a lot about wanting to run the football, but he's schematically incompetent when it comes to the X's and O's of actually running the ball.

 

Nebraska is currently 4-7 because Mike Riley is doing here in Lincoln, the things that DIDN'T work in Corvallis.  Soft, pathetic, weak, pass-first, mentality.

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brophog    847
7 minutes ago, Making Chimichangas said:

This isn't me claiming to be some X's and O's guru, this is me looking at the offensive and defensive formation and being able to count to seven.

 

That's all football is, numbers and leverage. 

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Nebfanatic    1,080
3 hours ago, Making Chimichangas said:

This thread does two things: 1) makes me laugh and 2) makes me say, "Duh."

 

I saw all this, as did a few others, from the beginning.  I posted comments here about how I "hoped" that Mike Riley would have success.  I wanted him to succeed.  But hopes and wants mean less than a hill of beans when the person you want to succeed is doing things that ultimately guarantee failure.

 

For example, Mike Riley's "running" game.  Too often Nebraska is in 10 personnel (4 WRs, 0 TEs, and 1 RB) and trying to run the ball against 6-7 defensive players.  This isn't me claiming to be some X's and O's guru, this is me looking at the offensive and defensive formation and being able to count to seven.

 

Mike Riley talks a lot about wanting to run the football, but he's schematically incompetent when it comes to the X's and O's of actually running the ball.

 

Nebraska is currently 4-7 because Mike Riley is doing here in Lincoln, the things that DIDN'T work in Corvallis.  Soft, pathetic, weak, pass-first, mentality.

We rarely run 4 receivers? Hoppes is on the field a ton of snaps. They run a bunch of 2 tight stuff when we aren't trailing by 30. None of this matters but if you don't like running out of 10 formations you're really not gonna like Scott Frost. He will run a bunch of 3 and 4 WR sets to create space in the middle to run.  If anything the opposite of what you are saying is true. when we run the ball we typically run our of 2 tight end sets with a FB and alot of the time motioning a tight end play sidem Something of this variation is almost always done and it draws 8-9 defenders into the box just based on our formation. now if we had a stellar O-line and pro level tight ends, this could end up being an awesome thing as we could still dictate the run game by manhandling the defensive front, then we can use PA and shred the defense with our TEs. Problem is we don't have the personnel, nor a creative play caller. We are very predictable in the run game and make no effort at continuing to establish it even if it is effective. It can be difficult the way our defense is playing, but at the same time, the OC clearly isn't committed to running the ball in general. 

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NM11046    2,042

And I see a bunch of people that know the future has already been decided, and who know that these are 18 year old kids that are doing what they can each Saturday.  The guys on the field don't want to underperform.  They don't want to lose.

 

I'm seeing fans that recognize that after this season and the beatings they've taken on the field, in the press and by "fans" that those kids still go out there and do their best (for the most part).  I see fans that recognize that this is a game, and there are ups & downs.  

 

No, I'm not content to lose, and I'm not perfectly fine with their performance this year, but there is a lot more at play than wins and losses, and the public negativity and moaning does absolutely nothing.

 

But hey, maybe the difference is the people I'm friends w/on FB vs. who you are.

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3rd and long    170

What I've noticed on my FB is most of the hardcore fans have simply stopped saying anything. And this may be politicalynincorrect, but it's mostly the gals talking about "the boys played hard and didn't quit". 

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gobiggergoredder    1,438
6 hours ago, Frost Advisory said:

Okay, I had to make a post because this is making my blood boil.  I am seeing a ton of comments on Facebook from Husker fans who seem perfectly fine with our performance today.  Many are even calling to give Riley another year.  I am seeing a lot of congratulating for covering the spread and only losing by 12.  These people are downplaying the fact that 21 of these points came in the 4th quarter after Penn St was content with the score.  I just don't get it.  This is making me think this soft culture that is apparent on the field is also infecting many in the fan base.  Now people are okay with just not getting blown out.  To make things worse, these same people shame others like myself who are critical of the performance.  Reading these people's passionless comments just makes me want to throw up.  Did anybody else notice a lot of that today?  It's highly disturbing.

You must not read comments in the official Huskers FB postings.

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Jeremy    259
1 hour ago, NM11046 said:

And I see a bunch of people that know the future has already been decided, and who know that these are 18 year old kids that are doing what they can each Saturday.  The guys on the field don't want to underperform.  They don't want to lose.

 

I'm seeing fans that recognize that after this season and the beatings they've taken on the field, in the press and by "fans" that those kids still go out there and do their best (for the most part).  I see fans that recognize that this is a game, and there are ups & downs.  

 

No, I'm not content to lose, and I'm not perfectly fine with their performance this year, but there is a lot more at play than wins and losses, and the public negativity and moaning does absolutely nothing.

 

But hey, maybe the difference is the people I'm friends w/on FB vs. who you are.

Nope. 

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Hayseed    539

Yes, I was very disturbed! Where is it all gonna end! I was so upset about it I had to go fix the dryer, wash the car, and rake the leaves. Man, if I only lived in an apartment and rode the bus I'd have all kinds of time to really get indepth and focus on the motivations of these weak fans!!

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Redux    5,750
7 hours ago, Making Chimichangas said:

This thread does two things: 1) makes me laugh and 2) makes me say, "Duh."

I saw all this, as did a few others, from the beginning.

 

At what point do you stop congratulating yourself?

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Hedley Lamarr    2,787
1 hour ago, Football Guy Bob said:

That’s embarrassing and painfully unfunny.

A writer for a Iowa site created it 

I hope we beat those bastards and shower them with sprinkles 

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GBRFAN    457
3 hours ago, Nebfanatic said:

We rarely run 4 receivers? Hoppes is on the field a ton of snaps. They run a bunch of 2 tight stuff when we aren't trailing by 30. None of this matters but if you don't like running out of 10 formations you're really not gonna like Scott Frost. He will run a bunch of 3 and 4 WR sets to create space in the middle to run.  If anything the opposite of what you are saying is true. when we run the ball we typically run our of 2 tight end sets with a FB and alot of the time motioning a tight end play sidem Something of this variation is almost always done and it draws 8-9 defenders into the box just based on our formation. now if we had a stellar O-line and pro level tight ends, this could end up being an awesome thing as we could still dictate the run game by manhandling the defensive front, then we can use PA and shred the defense with our TEs. Problem is we don't have the personnel, nor a creative play caller. We are very predictable in the run game and make no effort at continuing to establish it even if it is effective. It can be difficult the way our defense is playing, but at the same time, the OC clearly isn't committed to running the ball in general. 

 

SHHHH you are ruining his platform - how dare you 

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GBRFAN    457
2 hours ago, teachercd said:

There isn't one positive things about this season.

 

 

Not true - sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can climb up out of the hole (we are there) :(

besides that your post is 100% true.

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Hayseed    539

Rod Tidwell to Jerry Maguire -"See, man, that's the difference between us........... You think we're fighting, I think we're finally talking! "

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cheekygeek    179
3 hours ago, Football Guy Bob said:

That’s embarrassing and painfully unfunny.


I think it is HARSH, but also pretty darn funny and I have to admire the mind that came up with it.

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krc1995    698

Really it’s no different then putting a for sale sign in TO’s yard or other cutesy things that college students do. Paid coaches are subject to these little stunts but never players. 

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