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  1. With 21 new signatures, it's time to look over National Signing Day's tea leaves and into Nebraska's future. 5 Things We Learned About Nebraska after National Signing Day 2016
  2. A parent chimes in on the difference between Mike Riley and Michigan's Man. Riley vs. Harbaugh Recruiting: A Parent Chimes In
  3. Perhaps my most personal piece to date. Lawrence Phillips: The Villain, the Victim and the Questions He Left Us With
  4. Big Vince makes one mistake in declaring early and it's a big one. Nebraska's Vincent Valentine Makes Critical Mistake in Declaring for NFL
  5. Time for some Real TalkĀ®. Nebraska's Nate Gerry Penalty Proves It's Time to Tackle the Lawlessness of Targeting Calls
  6. 1.) Pelini hated recruiting enough to hurt himself and always has, but that's beside the point. No one called for his firing until maybe four or five years into his tenure not four or five games into it 2.) Riley actually understands how to recruit much like Callahan did. You have to keep your recruiters responsible and he has some excellent young recruiters such as Bray and Williams. Regarding #1, at the risk of derailing the thread, the reason for the discrepancy between the five years for Pelini and five games for Riley is that (1) most people were pleased with Pelini was hired whe
  7. 1.) Pelini hated recruiting enough to hurt himself and always has, but that's beside the point. No one called for his firing until maybe four or five years into his tenure not four or five games into it 2.) Riley actually understands how to recruit much like Callahan did. You have to keep your recruiters responsible and he has some excellent young recruiters such as Bray and Williams. Point 1 is pure fabrication both in terms of his view on recruiting and when people started bitching. Many didn't like to see Callahan go (some still post here) and never wanted pelini. As far as Riley goes, if
  8. What you say starts to ring hollow if it isn't matching up to what you do. Hard to do it when you don't have the personnel who can execute it properly. We're talking about the understanding of principles and familiarity. The team's confidence and knowledge of what they were looking to do versus Miami is obviously different than it was versus UCLA. That's a ten game difference. It's also hard to do it when you give the ball to our backs 18 times and call 45+ pass plays. Newby averaged 5.9 yards per carry against Miami this year. Ameer averaged 6.5 yards per carry vs. Miam
  9. 1.) Pelini hated recruiting enough to hurt himself and always has, but that's beside the point. No one called for his firing until maybe four or five years into his tenure not four or five games into it 2.) Riley actually understands how to recruit much like Callahan did. You have to keep your recruiters responsible and he has some excellent young recruiters such as Bray and Williams.
  10. 1.) We're viewing Riley's hiring to now as the year. 2.) Nebraska's current rank is 32.
  11. When it comes to Riley's offense, yes there is. However, you are correct when it comes to the effectiveness of the pass. You'll see passes that Tommy failed to make again only if he can't make them, someone else will. Armstrong won the game because he was put in position not to do much damage and stay on the ground where he was more of a threat to UCLA than putting the ball in the air where he was actually a threat to his own team's success. Also, Purdue? Ryker Fyfe.
  12. What you say starts to ring hollow if it isn't matching up to what you do. Hard to do it when you don't have the personnel who can execute it properly. We're talking about the understanding of principles and familiarity. The team's confidence and knowledge of what they were looking to do versus Miami is obviously different than it was versus UCLA. That's a ten game difference.
  13. Thanks guys. Get ready for when the 13th of January comes (dead period ends). These guys are going to come out of the gate hot.
  14. The idea that Riley and Langs wanted to do things "their way" a.k.a. The Callahan Effect isn't true at all. Coming into the job, he was asked about being pass-happy and he said no, I want people on the ground with the ball. He said the same thing following the win versus UCLA, so at this point I'm curious if people are just hearing what they want to. Fans see 40-plus passes and think that's the game plan. 22-25's roughly the sweet spot and you need the talent available to run the ball if you're going to stick to that. That means all 11 on the offensive side of the ball and Terrell Newby di
  15. Giving a grade to Nebraska's head man for what he's done and sneaking a peek to the future. Mike Riley's Recruiting Adventures and What Nebraska Fans Should Expect Moving Forward
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