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    Dear HuskerBoard family, After 16 years of running HuskerBoard, it's time to turn the page. Jump to the last few sentences to find out where HB goes from here. Continue reading for my full "best man" wedding speech. I started HuskerBoard a few years after graduating from UNL in 2003, b/c I was a Husker zealot looking for someone to talk Husker football with while living in KC. I began by creating various profiles and having conversations with myself ... Shortly after, I convinced my old college buddy Eric, to join the schizophrenic conversation. We goofed around, shared our idiotic commentary with our multiple personalities, and our old school version of memes. Suddenly, people started showing up. Actual, real, not voices in our heads people - like you guys. Some of you even became our friends, and some lifelong friends - b/c of a crazy little place where adults click buttons and type things about sports stuff. Today, HuskerBoard stands strong at nearly 12K members and counting. The largest 100% FREE Husker forum on the web. With easily the most respectful and intelligent members and moderators. I'm extremely proud of what HuskerBoard has become. And it most certainly wouldn't still be here without MANY amazing contributors over the years. Too long to list them all, so to avoid missing someone I won't even start. You know who you are, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. And of course you incredible SOB members that are just as nutty about the Huskers as us. And some who may actually be clinically insane, you added a nice dash of color and entertainment to the board. It's been an honor being the Lord of the Flies; although some of you don't even know WHOTF I am, as I've been behind the scenes the past several years. I had to put my Husker addiction on the back-burner when I had my first daughter 7 years ago. I now have 3 kids, and my time is being stretched more everyday. I recently decided it was time to pass the torch. To someone I knew would maintain our values, and keep the HB spirit of ethics alive. David Max, the longtime owner of HuskerPedia and now HuskerMax will be taking over the board effective tomorrow August 27. I know the board will be in good hands, as David is a solid human being and amazing Husker fan. He vowed to maintain the board as a FREE forum, and will surely take it to even better places than I've had time for lately. And special thanks to Mavric for leading the crew so expertly the past few years. Mavric is the man, and is planning to continue onward & upward with HB. So please follow his lead and continue building HuskerBoard into the best Husker forum on the web. Thanks again to all, and GBR!! ~Mic drop~ Chad aka Blackshirt P.S. - David will make an announcement soon about his upcoming plans for the board, including an invitation to his Tailgate Party this Saturday!
  3. 50 points
    If he were my son I would tell him to go to Oklahoma
  4. 36 points
    Hey now Jurgens threw a couple deep balls.
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  6. 34 points
    Gebbia is by all accounts a great kid, a talented quarterback, and a leader on the team. He may be the hardest worker on the roster and poured his heart and soul into winning the job. He’s also a young man who’s just been told that despite all that work, sweat, drive, and leadership, it just wasn’t enough. So he’ll have to watch someone else lead the team this fall. It’s hard to imagine how hard that would be. Cut Gebbia some slack. He’s earned it.
  7. 33 points
    I just wanted to point out that @jessica0 has been on this board since October and already has something like 238 rep points. I've been on here since December of 2005 and have 255 points. It always fascinates me how newbies can come on here and pretty much seem to dominate the board and then become the next "guru" on the board. I mean no harm by this post ... I actually was hoping a few folks would simply +1 this post so I can get out ahead of Jessica on the rep points. Thanks for any +1's. :-)
  8. 32 points
    I heard that they tried to fraudulently acquire a Husker related message board, and then maliciously incited panic by announcing a fake 10am outage. Frost doesn't stand for that kind of crap.
  9. 30 points
    Pizza's are $10 House parties are bad When texting ex-girlfriends Use the phone of a dad
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  11. 29 points
    Huskers in the morning: Huskers in the evening:
  12. 28 points
    I believe it would behoove Coach Frost to hire me as a consultant for the Nebraska football program. Why you ask? 1). I am very familiar with Nebraska. I had an uncle who lived outside of Union and I cried every time my dad threatened to take the family there for a visit. Still do. 2). I can find Nebraska on a map 3). As a lifelong Iowa State player and fan, I am on intimate terms with losing and futility 4). Everytime I drive by the Gotham exit, I say "I'm Batman" Now that my credentials have been established, here are just a few ideas I have for building morale and producing success for the Husker program: Helmet Stickers - Helmet stickers inspire fear in opponents! No one wants to face off against someone with his headgear covered with tomahawks or walnuts or whatever. Helmet stickers make the opposition quake in fear! Little does anyone know what these stickers represent. Do you get them for doing something great? Do you get them for learning to tie your shoes or for getting kicked out of Applebees? No one knows and...as long as no one leaks the information...that guy across the line is going to be scared. Oh...all the stickers will be shaped like ears of corn and you get your first one for figuring out how to get the backing off the sticker. Award Helmets - This was a brilliant idea brought to Iowa State by that coaching genius Jim Criner. While all the regular schlubs on the team had to wear the boring scarlet helmet, the prior weeks MVP got a snazzy gold one to wear. This had the dual reward of recognition by your coach for your effort and recognition by the opposing team as the only decent player for Iowa State resulting in 11 opponents ignoring 10 ISU players while attempting to remove the head...with shiny gold helmet attached...from the 11th. Receipients of the Award Helmets usually spent the week attempting to find someone else dumb enough to wear it...a kicker perhaps. On game day you could usually find the award helmet sitting on the bench, next to a freshman walk-on who suddenly found himself missing his boring scarlet helmet. The award helmet may sound like a bad idea but I would utilize it in a different way...by giving it to a starter who might need a little jolt to up his play. We tell him it's his award for his hard work...meanwhile hoping that he'll get smashed enough times that he'll finally figure out he's wearing a big bullseye on his head and will do anything he can to get rid of it...or...just die. Either way, problem solved. New Color Schemed Uniforms - Again, I drawing from experience from Iowa State coaching legend Paul Rhodes. When Paul took over he changed the Iowa State uniform color scheme to look exactly like the uniforms worn by the USC Trojans. This was quite effective. When Iowa State took the field, opponents became disoriented...thinking they had somehow been magically transported to Southern California. You could hear them muttering to each other "Hey...that's USC over there! They're tough! We're gonna get our asses handed to us". Unfortunately the illusion was shattered when our kicker tripped on the tee or our return guy dropped the kick off then ran away from it...except when we played Kansas. Those morons still think they gave USC all they could handle. Nebraska can't dress up like USC but...perhaps Ohio State? Opponents would be at a total loss if they expected Nebraska and Ohio State ran onto the field...especially Ohio State! The only thing that would give it away would be the ear of corn helmet stickers! I don't suggest copying the uniforms from an NFL team however. That just makes your team look like pathetic losers...or Iowa. The Band - Encourage players and fans alike to assault the opponents band members. Its fun, keeps everyone occupied during TV time outs and enables Iowa City lawyers to continue to buy their mistresses pretty things. These are just a few of the many ideas that leak out of my head on a continuous basis. Please forward my contact information to Coach Frost and I hope to hear from him soon.
  13. 28 points
    Welcome to Nebraska, where we're used to plowing Fields
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    Im actually really wondering what goes through your mind when watching this team play? It took me 7 years to fall off the Pelini bandwagon, so Im usually one for giving coaches time, but anyone with a pair of eyes can see that this is NOT good football. And when you break down film its even worse.
  16. 27 points
    I've noticed quite a bit in discussions on both what the offense next year will look like and in recruiting that it's a certainty that Frost needs a "run-first" QB to make his offense work at a high level. Look at the stats, though, and that seems to be a bit of a fallacy. For comparison's sake, let's look at the rushing attempts and completion percentage of QBs at Oregon and UCF during Frost's tenure at both places, and how that might affect how he wants his QB room to look at Nebraska. Frost as WR coach: 2009: Jeremiah Masoli - 12 games/121 attempts (10 att/game) (58% completion) 2010: Darron Thomas - 12 games/93 att (7 att/g) (61.5%) 2011: Darron Thomas - 13 games/56 att (4 att/g) (62.2%) 2012: Marcus Mariota - 13 games/106 att (8 att/g) (68.5%) Frost as OC: 2013: Marcus Mariota - 13 games/96 att (7 att/g) (63.5%) 2014: Marcus Mariota - 15 games/135 att (9 att/g) (68.3%) 2015: Vernon Adams - 10 games/83 att (8 att/g) (64.9%) Jeff Locke - 5 games/61 att (12 att/g) (61.6%) Frost as HC: 2016: McKenzie Milton - 10 games/100 att (10 att/g) (57.7%) 2017: McKenzie Milton - 12 games/93 att (8 att/g) (69.2%) On average, offenses that Frost has been involved with (or that have inspired his offense, if you will) have ran the QB around 8 times a game (or 2 times per quarter), with a completion percentage hovering in the mid 60s. Compare and contrast that with QBs that we have seen at Nebraska: Tommy Armstrong - 45 games/423 att (9.4 att/g) (53.3%) Taylor Martinez - 44 games/585 att (13 att/g) (59.8%) Joe Ganz - 24 games/115 att (5 att/g) (65.1%) - 2008: 12 games/92 att (7 att/g) (68%) Jammal Lord - 39 games/516 att (13 att/g) (48%) Eric Crouch - 43 games/648 att (15 att/g) (51.5%) Scott Frost - 24 games/302 att (13 att/g) (53.5%) Tommie Frazier - 35 games/342 att (10 att/g) (49.5%) My conclusion is this: I don't believe that Frost's offense absolutely needs a Taylor Martinez to be successful; I think it needs a Joe Ganz. Put someone back there with a completion percentage in the 60s while also being able to run the zone read/designed run an average of one to two times a quarter. I think that both Gebbia and POB can do this, should they be called upon next year.
  17. 27 points
    BREAKING: Tennessee has offered their head coaching position to Mike Gundy. He has asked for some time too.... mullet over.
  18. 26 points
    No problem. Happy to help. Thanks for helping me find the condescending attitude. Wasn’t sure where to find it.
  19. 26 points
    Thanks for the "update" that has zero information, Brandon. When is the last year that there wasn't actual attrition, let alone "rumblings"?
  20. 26 points
    If I was compiling summaries from 247 and taking credit for them, I'd be telling the members here that Jackson Bratton is a legit get for us. I am selective for a reason and thats because 98 percent of the time, I really don't know. My most "insider" moments here go back to the 2010-2011 years and thats because I knew and grew up with the CA kids on the roster, Jason Ankrah, and believe it or not was a point of contact for Curtis Carter during his recruitment. I had to speak to Joni Duff to get clearance for that, because Curtis and I hit it off through FB, which was an NCAA violation at the time. I can tell you exactly when the recruiting fell off on that. I worked at a Community College here in SoCal and met a bunch of college coaches, camp directors, and recruiting analysts. If I ever speak about the recruitment of kids, it's because I sent out a text asking someone who is in the know. It's through those contacts that I found out about Frost signing with Nebraska, and that it took a little longer than expected because of a staff hold up with Troy Walters. For the rest of the members on this board, I am sorry for divulging all this stuff, and coming off like a name dropping idiot. I hope you guys understand.
  21. 26 points
    Welp. Here we are again. 4-8, no bowl game, not even remotely ranked. Just like last year. Or... is it? I'm not going to blow sunshine up your behind and tell you that you should be happy with 4-8. But there are many reasons for optimism. Three more years of Adrian Martinez, three more years of Maurice Washington. JD Spielman will be back and badder than ever. In all, 17 of the 28 players in the offensive 2-deep for the Iowa game and 14 of the defensive 2-deep are back. And we've got some talent waiting in the wings. But most of all, we've got this coaching staff. And the second half of this season showed that they know how to coach, how to turn a ship around, with a lot of players they didn't recruit and a bunch of guys who resisted the buy-in. Some of those guys left, and we saw the result from the second half of the season. Against one of the toughest schedules we've faced in years, this staff had these guys ready to play in (nearly) every game. Michigan was an outlier, and irredeemably ugly. But that was the only such game. Last year there were five games just like that. Comparing 4-8 seasons with a bunch of uncommon opponents is tough. But in-conference we played seven of the same teams as last year. And we went 2-5 against that group, same as last year. But these weren't the same losses. We scored more against every one of those opponents this year compared to last year, 143 points in 2017 compared to 247 in 2018. That's more than two TDs per game better. We gave up fewer points to three of those teams, giving up 265 points to them last year compared to 247 this year. Just under 3 fewer points per game - and that's including Illinois who scored 29 MORE points this year thanks to AJ Bush and Purdue scoring 18 more this year thanks to David Blough. Both are seniors, both are gone next year. Despite playing Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Northwestern on the road, we gave up 40 fewer points to those teams. So the defense, despite being the weaker of the two sides of the ball, definitely improved. Last year they gave up 50+ points to three of those seven teams. This year - zero. Last year we finished 1-5, half of those six teams scored 56 points. We weren't even contending to win four of those games. This year, we finished 4-2. None of those opponents scored more than 36 points. We could have won every one of our final six games. We also suffered zero soft-tissue injuries this year. So, yeah. We're 4-8 again. No improvement in the win column from a season that saw a coach fired last year. But man, there's plenty of improvement to see this year. It's like a completely different team. Get ready, Husker fans. Only 281 days until next season kicks off.
  22. 26 points
    Love that for him. Absolutely hate that its for the Patriots.
  23. 26 points
    Come on, man. Diaco was no Hitler. Hitler actually blitzed too often.
  24. 26 points
    If he were my son, I'd tell him to stop listening to Mike Riley.
  25. 26 points
    Lee, why did you vote for Michigan for the AP title in 1997 when they had played a worse schedule than Nebraska, eked out a lackluster, asterisked win over a weak #8 Washington State team featuring Ryan Leaf and a cast of nobodies, and after Nebraska had DECISIVELY trounced a #3 Tennessee team featuring Peyton Manning and a cast of future NFL players? FOLLOW-UP: Lee, how many times did you rank Michigan #1 in the final AP ballot in the 1990s? Lee, why do you have such thin skin that you block anyone who disagrees with you on Twitter? FOLLOW-UP: Lee, how does your "block them all" attitude correspond to your employer's desperate pleas for more online subscribers, and do you personally see any conflict with those two positions?
  26. 26 points
    Best win: getting Frost. /end thread.
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    It seems a fair number of you have already given up, waved the white flag and surrendered out of fear. Why even bother playing the game right? Why get out of bed and try something, because it might end badly? Why go outside when there are scary things out there? We should probably just forfeit now because there is a chance something bad happens. Are we going to do that? No we aren't. We are going to create a mad house on Saturday night with or without all of you who are afraid of your own shadow. It will be fun as hell because Memorial Stadium at night for a big game is one of the best places on earth. To achieve anything in life you have to take risks. To get better you have to test yourself against those who are better. Any of you want to find some backbone and join us? Or would you rather still sit in the corner, waiting to post comments about how you were right to be scared? Win or lose we will stand up and cheer for the victors and we will have enjoyed the ride, with heads held high as Huskers. Go. Big. Red.
  30. 25 points
    Why was she looking at the Nebraska team and not waving at the kids?
  31. 25 points
    Negative- I now have 3 1/2 hours of a Baylor game on my DVR.
  32. 25 points
    Tristan’s chances of a championship have died of dysentery.
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  34. 25 points
    Frost went on to make millions a year and they're doing a local radio show. That's my guess.
  35. 24 points
    If we beat Indiana all the idiots stop talking for another week...
  36. 24 points
    Easy for you to say. You're runningblind.
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    Chinander just completed his 3rd season as a coordinator. Twice inheriting awful teams with bad tendencies, full of the last guys recruits for a different scheme. The guys here at NU have had 4 different D coordinators in 5 years, depending on how long they've been in school. That means learning 2/3/4 new schemes while adjusting to new coaches. You don't think the kids at UCF recieved positive habits from this coaching staff they are carrying over this year after they took them from 0-12 to 13-0? It would be nice to inherit a 13-0 crew rather than a 116th ranked 4-8 crew. How about you just calm the heck down give him a couple years to recruit and develop?
  39. 24 points
    Good morning, Keith. Thanks for joining the board.
  40. 24 points
    Coach Reggie Davis: It is tough to get complete backs to commit to DONU. Coach Held: Hold my beer! Dude is doing work. Completely changing that RB room in a hurry. Lots of speed and versatility seen from the guys they have targetted. Looks like Frost and Co. are serious about wanting to be able to run the football.
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    UCF would beat Nebraska 100-0 right now on a neutral field. Scott Frost would immediately be transported to Lincoln on a cloud of magical corn husks wrapped in transcendent glory, cherubim and seraphim flying about his glorious golden locks. Trev Alberts would meet him at the door of the stadium, go to one knee, and give him the keys of the program. The statue of Brook Berringer would wink as Scott walked by. Mike Riley and Bob Diaco would offer themselves as human sacrifices in Scott's honor, but in his munificence he would grant them pardon, and they would live out their days telling stories in hushed voices of how they were the coaches who preceded Frost's triumphant return to Nebraska. Danny Langsdorf would never be seen alive again. Some say he took one look at Scott's playbook and vaporized in a puff of jealousy. The Huskers would once again be the greatest team ever. Tanner Lee would, under Scott's tutelage, transform into a Pure Option quarterback, and would lower his shoulder to deliver the blow on every play - even on handoffs. Nebraska would end every game with the entire team looking straight into the camera, saying, "We want 'Bama," and they would mean it. At the end of the season we would dominate the playoffs, and when it came time to play 'Bama, they would politely decline, claiming they had to wash their hair - but we would all know they were just scared of Scott's team. Frost would win the Big Ten Championship an unprecedented 17 straight years. Conference headquarters would move to Omaha (because it wouldn't be fair if it was in Lincoln). All future Husker games would start at 1:05pm Central Time like God & Bob Devaney intended. Scott will not retire, but at the end of his life he will voluntarily lay himself down at the 50 yard line, where his soul will gently depart his body, which will never decay.
  43. 23 points
    So it begins. I predict by the end of fall camp Nebraska will be the board's favorite to win the West.
  44. 23 points
    I've learned that our fans and their "eye tests" can't tell the difference between a QB looking good in garbage time against a team whose will is crushed and competitive games. I've also learned fans will be forever obsessed with back ups regardless of if they can actually play better than starters.
  45. 23 points
    on one hand im as frustrated as hell and maddened as he is that these things havent been improving, but on the other i still have a really good amount of trust in his ability or at the very least his insatiable compulsion to fix them. there's no way to fake the emotions that come through in a quick little interview vignette like this. frost will drive himself mad trying to get this team up to snuff. maybe he's not capable of doing it but at the very least no rational person can think he isn't going to give every single ounce of himself trying.
  46. 23 points
    I'm starting to think Foster and Farmer are the biggest losses from last season. Farmer was able to play Center when we needed him to.
  47. 23 points
    I hate lightening storms. It’s worse than lightning because this has the potential to erase all of the s&c gains they’ve made if they get lighter.
  48. 23 points
    We learned that some people apparently think a defensive culture and horrible recruiting can (should) be fixed in one season. We improved tons this year on defense compared to last year. "[Chinander] needs to find himself a new job" is 200% wrong. Give the man a couple of recruiting cycles before saying stuff like that. Some people's kids, man.
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    What about them? They can't complete with the big boys in the league. Heck they can barely compete with the bottom feeders of college football. They'll be lucky to keep the Penn st game within 4 tds.
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