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  1. I'm more skeptical of Held than I am of anyone else on this coaching staff. At this point, he looks a lot like Keith Williams: all recruiting hype and no production.
    8 points
  2. First, no one has actually claimed that. Second, the fact that they are behind has been proven and acknowledged by Rivals. But please continue to exaggerate what other people are saying and acting like they are just making things up.
    4 points
  3. I still think if that first game doesn't get canceled due to the lightning we end up at least 6-6 in 2018 which would have snowballed further. Starting with the close loss to Colorado with no warm up and severe blue balls really threw us down a well it took too long to climb out of.
    4 points
  4. Could have something with their offensive line not being very strong and dominant
    4 points
  5. I agree, in year 4 we shouldn’t be using words like “potential” or “inexperienced” for the RBs or the WRs or really any position group. Part of recruiting imo is also holding on to the guys you had at one point. If you recruit a bunch of potential and good players but they don’t stick around or ever realize their potential, you’ve just wasted time and effort and its a sign you aren’t recruiting the right mentality and are failing to develop them. This year should tell us all we’ll ever need to know about the long term viability of this coaching staff. And I don’t want to hear what a brutal schedule this is. There’s Oklahoma and tOSU and then everyone else are teams we should expect to compete with or beat. Its the B1G West for chrissakes. I’m done with excuses.
    3 points
  6. We are not floundering.
    2 points
  7. “Wow” indeed. It was a great slap down!
    2 points
  8. 2 points
  9. Way more people should be disgusted that a f#&%ing moron like this can get elected.
    2 points
  10. Yea that’s what I was alluding to is that they seem to prefer spreading it around. I’m sure the theory is to keep guys fresh while also spreading the carries to keep them all happy but my opinion is that our backs rarely seem to find a rhythm.
    2 points
  11. Yeah playing Wan'dale at RB was a damned if you do damned if you don't. You had to get Wan'dale the ball or he would leave/Giving the ball to Wan'dale at RB is the reason why he left.
    2 points
  12. Congratulations. Is alcoholism related to Covid?
    2 points
  13. Thats at least one
    2 points
  14. It's nice to see that the Nebraska kids are getting to play at places like Auburn, Missouri and OU. One can see that at least the high schools are producing talented players. When one sees this kind of talent in the state one can at least begin to see that if we could get back to our roots that we have players in which a program could be developed. For me, it appears that there is a better base of development within the High Schools in Nebraska then their use to be. So, if one could get back to the basics at OL and DL you would think one could formulate a way to keep and develop these kids that are going to solid programs and then add in the flair we use to be able to attract on the perimeter.
    2 points
  15. What's fascinating is those who couldn't see the qualities and abilities in a player like Wandale. So, because he isn't the all-purpose back that saves the team then, "he sucks ... we don't need him ... he's not that good". And then now, Held isn't that good ... he can't develop players, etc. So, you add in those injuries and covid [which hurts development] and leave Wandale without anything around him developing [and lay the blame on him that he isn't the Savior of the program]. Then we lose the face/star/bright spot of the program with the most experience of the program who is ready for his best years [with folks saying, "it doesn't matter ... we don't need him] and now we are back to Held can't recruit or build any depth. We keep staying "young" because we either can't or don't seem to be able to keep our WR or RB's for the necessary years [some of it is in our control, some not]. It's all just so "fan-ish" to me. I'm offering no judgment. It just makes me smile. I'm hopeful for Ervin/Yant as a 1-2 combo this season. Plus, if the OL really is good and our strong suit, then anyone should be able to emerge from our current dust.
    2 points
  16. Maybe that's true, but Ozigbo had one of the more wasted careers in recent Husker Football. Was late to see the field his senior year (maybe that was on him being out of shape), and Riley absolutely wasted him. The game his Freshman year against Illinois stands out. Had a breakout game, the talent was obvious, and then you barely saw him over the next few seasons.
    2 points
  17. If you are referring to 2020, the RB room was killed by injuries and COVID. It’s difficult to get a guy to play in a position if players aren’t available.
    2 points
  18. Being stuck using Wan'dale as an RB had absolutely nothing to do with the O-line. Seriously, I know there were some injuries and covid to deal with, but Held couldn't get anyone ready to play besides Mills, at the position that's usually one of the easiest for newcomers?!
    2 points
  19. When I heard the NIL debate I thought they were talking about getting paid from one's YouTube or whatever. I didn't know it meant getting directly on a company payroll. I don't see how this could be anything but a bidding war for talent. One of many messes will be a recruit's star rating. It was messed up enough before. Now an additional star means thousands of dollars in his pocket. U know the boosters, err I mean business owners are going to shell out for the 5*s.
    2 points
  20. But you gotta admit not getting that Akron game played really had a detrimental effect on the season and team progress, right?
    2 points
  21. We actually slowed down not only manual labor but also skilled labor from entering the country during the past 4 years. We need both.
    2 points
  22. When Miami right now TODAY can show recruits that every single one of their players is making $6k per year off of ONE DEAL> Thats an incentive where a booster doesnt have to have with a recruit. When a recruit sees the starting QB is making $100K- they can figure out, that they will too if they are a starting QB. Kids are a bit smarter than youre giving them credit for.
    2 points
  23. This is something you probably shouldn't have admitted to in a public forum.
    2 points
  24. The last Mike Riley's coached team got destroyed by 100 points over the last 4 games. But yeah, let's talk about what Frost hasn't replaced yet.....
    2 points
  25. I think this is one area where NU has got to do MUCH better in if they have any hopes of doing anything besides racking up a losing record. I know Bell quit, Mo didn't pan out, Oz had one year, Mills didn't return etc......Not to mention Wan'Dale the featured "back" for what seemed like too many times over the past two years. I hear that Held can recruit. I don't follow recruiting so I have no idea, but it seems in year 4 we shouldn't ever have to use the word inexperienced and RB in the same sentence at Nebraska. Are we getting killed by recruiting misses ie wrong guys, guys who just "don't get it", injuries or simply lack of coaching. Bell #1 Juco, Mills #1 Juco IIRC and neither one, IMHO, set the world on fire. Oz had a phenomenal senior year, but I really wonder was that the staff or his own determination. When given his shot, he never looked back. Our RB room, like the WR is high on potential, but LOW on production. How do we improve that instead of waiting 2-3 more years for guys to be in the system....In the article, IMO, he didn't exactly inspire confidence. Again, IMHO, he'd be more on the hot seat than Frost. You can only coach what you have/develop. https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/husker-rb-coach-ryan-held-talks-talent-inexperience-injury-and-challenges-in-his-wide-open/article_d8dcad7e-1c8a-534c-aacd-1f027a174ddf.amp.html
    1 point
  26. 1 point
  27. f#&%ing idiots. if someone can find a Democrat at the federal level that says s#!t this dumb, I’ll vote for Trump in 2024.
    1 point
  28. I dont know what the numbers say, but we don't really commit to run the ball with our backs and seem content to run the QB even when we are having success on the ground. Seems like Scott starts calling the cuitsy tootsy flare pass bull $h!t and just can't help himself. Maybe it's analytics, personal, scheme, idk. Common sense would tell you if something is working, keep doing it until the other team stops it. 1 such instance that comes to mind is a game vs Wisconsin in Lincoln (2019 I think) and mills is just running ruff shot all over...dude had the game of his career with us if I remember correctly. We are trying to get back into the game or even take the lead perhaps (I can't remember the exact situation) and we get deep in the red area and what does Scott do? Pull mills, insert mazour and get cute with play calling and get turn over on downs. Moral of the story is, either you commit to run or you don't. 1 guy I'm looking forward to seeing on the roster at RB is Yant. Guy seems like a bull dozer. If we can open up some holes for him, that dude is gonna be a problem for the defense.
    1 point
  29. Should be higher. He has the size, attitude and lateral quickness we need. If he can improve his conditioning- could have a pretty big impact in the running back room.
    1 point
  30. Yeah it's a hard life but somebody's gotta do it.
    1 point
  31. No embellishment to make a story sound a little better. No denial as a kid to stay out of trouble. No little white lies to spare someone's feelings. No "memory loss" to keep from snitching on a friend. That's impressive. You could never be a politician.
    1 point
  32. I know. It’s amazing. Can’t wait to bid on one of his pieces.
    1 point
  33. This one is hard for me. The guy can recruit. He has always had talent in the room. His development of said talent hasn't been outstanding but his 3 most talented backs have been with him for like a combined year and a half (Oz, Mo, Bell). Oz was already molded and needed only fine tuning, Mo was great but had off field issues, bell left after a cup of coffee. Mills came in and was highly recruited...but let's not forget, he was a B back at GT. That a glorified fullback. Vision was not required there. He struggled in that department. Then he recruited smaller guys, guys that were diamonds in the rough or guys that had serious injuries. In hopes that everyone mentioned above would pan out & he'd have time to develop them before having to use them. Flash forward to now, knowing how it all turned out. Held recruited high on potential and low on immediate readiness in the first few years...with the exceptions listed above. With all that said, he recruited his best back yet this year. A guy that has the flash and the polish. Ervin is ready to play and will do well this year. Morrison has the potential to do great things too, he has all the tools. Scott is a freak, but has vision issues as well. He's mills 2.0. fortunately for us, he's got time to figure that out. Yant is the wildcard. He's ozigbo. He's the bruiser with burst. He was a chunk, and now he's leaned way down. Good thing for us is he did it after his first year here...not before his last season. He was a gift. I'll always root for a kid like him. Held has a tough job, one he hasn't had a passing grade in for lots of reasons. He's got his best stable. He'll get his house in order. Keep in mind, the schematics of our offense have been pretty abysmal when it comes to RB production too.
    1 point
  34. When you choose to play D&D marathons every Saturday and into Sunday instead of going to or watching Nebraska football games on said Saturday for 6 years- they are very much mutually exclusive. But if that's your thing- by all means carry on.
    1 point
  35. Ozigbo had to earn his PT because he was dreadfully out of shape. Once he lost his weight, he was a much different and better running back.
    1 point
  36. Couldn't agree more with what you said. Remember Ozigbo didn't get much playing time at the start of the season..
    1 point
  37. I'm an engineer that is equal parts nerd and sports fan. I love board games, reading, and Sci-Fi, but I also love football, baseball and hockey. Things don't have to be mutually exclusive but certain folks who are insecure with things in their own life tend to lash out. They also like to declare themselves smart, or in the know. I've learned in life that the ones who declare themselves something are often not, but those are their own demons to deal with eventually. You do you and who gives a $%!+ what anyone else thinks.
    1 point
  38. Actual scouting eyes will be more important than ever to find the true talent. I suspect those stars can be bought. At least a few of them.
    1 point
  39. Agree, not arguing, but maybe kid was set on playing offense. Truly wonder if Jurgens signs with Nebraska if they would’ve recruited him as a center
    1 point
  40. Good point. I lied in surveys and probably many other times in my life. Have you?
    1 point
  41. Lauren Wolfe, the former freelance editor who was fired by The New York Times over a pro-Biden tweet, defended her open political stance in a recent op-ed titled, "I’m a Biased Journalist and I’m Okay With That." Wolfe was ousted by the Times after she celebrated the arrival of then-President-elect Joe Biden at Joint Base Andrews ahead of his inauguration, writing "I have chills." Published on Friday in Washington Monthly, Wolfe argued that "being fair and having [a] point of view aren't incompatible" and that journalists "shouldn’t have to disguise or suppress their views." They don't suppress them. not sure she should have been fired for this...I mean Chris Mathews got chills up his leg from President Obama and he survived. It took the Me Too movement to get rid of him. The media fawning over a politician is nothing new. Kudos to her coming out and admitting that the media is bias.
    1 point
  42. I think age would be working against Cook. In few years we would be doing this all over again. I'd really like to see somebody come in and be successful in the long haul. Plus, from what I've heard the VB recruiting class this year is like #1 in nation and destined for great things. I'd hate to see the most successful sport at the University upset by losing their coach.
    1 point
  43. That's disingenuous. Players will be making MUCH more than that and of course they will all be involved in supervised strength, conditioning and diet plans. THats a mutually beneficial deal. Whats real is INSTEAD of investing $155,000,000 in a new facility. You can take say a small fraction of that- say $10,000,000 per year and put towards players NIL- so over $100K per player. If the goal is to improve the program, why should it matter if its an upgrade from the #40 best facility to #10? Why not put it towards buying players? What gets you the best ROI? NOT facilities It's the new equation and whoever figures out how to do it well will win a LOT of games. Like when we used to know how to do weights well and not very many others knew how.
    1 point
  44. So one more year than Tommy Boy...Dr. Glen.
    1 point
  45. Frost is going to have a few bad losses trying to build a roster that has talent across the board to compete in the B1G.
    1 point
  46. in the far right edition they get to burn down the capitol
    1 point
  47. youve stopped paying attention, I have heard of all of them ha
    1 point
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