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  1. A Big Ten West team has still not won the B1G Championship. Wisconsin won it before there was a split. Since the East/West split B1G West teams are 0-8.

  2. I think he was saying Gabriel will want to go to Ole Miss. I have heard that Gabriel really wanted Lebby as HC at UCF. Now that he is at Ole Miss, it makes sense he goes there because they will be in need of a qb. I do not know what transfer qb we get but Gabriel probably doesn't come here. I am okay with that.
  3. I would say Jadan Blue is your first option. No doubt about it as he is the best available. However, almost everyone will be after him that wants a receiver. Pittman might like what he saw at Oregon under Frost and have some familiarity with him. Maybe he doesn't even remember him at Oregon. The other thing with Pittman is he is solid at retuning punts. Nebraska definitely needs help in that department and it would make the return game more dangerous. Here are some highlights of him.
  4. I would also add Mycah Pittman to this list. He did not get a ton of receptions at Oregon so his stats are lower this year. He is still a solid player.
  5. Kudos to Smothers. Played his heart out and really wanted to get us this game. I believe the play calling held us back in this second half more than anything. I won't fault him for that fumble as it didn't really lead to much and on the safety he had zero time to do anything before there was a guy in his face. Even on the INT it seemed the guy may have ran the wrong route or stopped when he looked to be breaking it to the endzone. But he was trying to make a play for his team and that is mostly due to inexperience. He could have maybe lived to fight another down but the pressure was on and I though he handled himself very well today. Whether he should start next year is up for debate but I liked what I saw out there from him. I still think we need a grad transfer to come in and take command of the offense as Smothers still needs some time to develop. I wouldn't be mad if we named him the starter next year, but I think there will be a better player in the portal.
  6. We do not have good playcalling with a lead. Just gave up on the run game after that blocked punt. We do just enough but not enough to finish games.
  7. Offense QB- If Adrian is gone we will need a guy who is ready to go and learn the offense. WR- after Toure was really good for us I like us to go this route again. TE- We lose a few guys and FidoNe is not ready to carry this room yet. OL- Would love to get that OL from Wisconsin. This oline could use an experienced guy to help out. Defense OLB- pass rusher is so badly needed. D-line- depends on who leaves. if Daniels leaves we will need another guy to man the nose spot. S- I like what we have but might see if we can get someone better. OLB- maybe a guy that can fill Jojo's role? Depends how we feel with Gifford or Wright when he is healthy. ATH- go after a guy who could play multiple positions and return kicks and punts for us. It is crucial we get somebody who is at least a threat to return kicks. Special Teams Punter/Kicker who wants to move up from G5 or FCS and get some nice NIL money or play at a P5 program.
  8. Some options to think about for Offensive Coordinator Graham Harrell- OC at USC. We need work on the passing game and he can definitely help us in that regard. I believe he would call plays that fit us and not chuck it all over. He has potential to be a head coach down the road and would bring in new ideas. Robert Anae- offensive coordinator for the number one ranked offense Virginia. He also coaches inside receivers and TEs. He would be offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach if we hire him. He also played and coached offensive line so he will know the importance of finding and elite oline coach. Really like what I see from him, but he has been with BM for a long time. We could out pay Virginia for him but he might be good where he is. Tim Cramsey- Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks at Marshall. His offense has put up yards and points. He has had both prolific passing and rushing attacks. Looks like a guy with lots of experience and an offense that does something. His job working with quarterbacks looks impressive as well. Andrew Sowder- Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kent State. The offense has put up some impressive numbers including 605 yards per game in 2020. This year is about 475 a game. I really like what I see from him as many of his quarterbacks take care of the ball and put up numbers. The main takeaway is his offense finds the endzone. Tom Herman- he is an analyst for the Chicago Bears. We could easily hire him away- might want an AHC title or something like that. He had some great offenses at Houston, Texas, and OSU as a coordinator. He would love to get back into coordinating and proving his worth by calling plays. He could have some options at head coaching a G5 school. These are some guys that have had success at where they have been. Would not surprise me if Helfrich is hired if our other options say no.
  9. On the PI play in the second quarter, it was not even close to a foul. Jordan Westerkamp was literally tackled against Wiscy in OT in 2016 and they did not call anything. How is that not called and this running into the defender is called? It is almost like you cannot play defense out here and it was called on one of our best players too. Makes no sense, but we were only a fumble away- could make an argument he was down- from potentially beating them. The most frustrating part is we can't get a break or call to go our way to get us over the hump against these elite teams. If the Michigan QB fumbled the same play as Martinez they 100 percent call him down. I believe we can get it right against one of the two top ten teams left on our schedule. But we will have to play a cleaner game and not turn over the ball. The team is so close to getting it done.
  10. 1 Should have kicked the field goal. 2 Refs are biased tonight. How is that PI? How do you not call hold or illegal formation on third down? 3 How are we going to come out after half. The offense has to do something because the defense has been on the field far too long.
  11. Since this class is going to be small and developmental, do we raid the portal for the upcoming year? I believe we take the best we can get and find some guys in the portal to play and a few to sit and develop that are underclassman. What do you think they strategy is for the remainder for 2022 or are they going to take more high school guys? @Mavric
  12. Doesn't he also have ties to Nebraska where he grew up here for a few years? How much interest would you say he has in Nebraska? Our 2023 class has a chance to be very loaded. The fact that we are in on this guy just shows how much Fred and Matt have gotten excitement into our program by players all over the country. The Michigan game should definitely be electric for him to see and experience.
  13. I learned that our offense just needs to score 24-30 points to win games. If we continue to get better there are some pedestrian offenses we play. Ohio State and Michigan are the best offenses left on our schedule. Does any teams offense in the B1G West scare anybody? This was one of the best offenses so far in the B1G and the defense held them to 16 points. Take out the botched Special teams play that gave them 7 and we still held them to 23. We need to create a few more big plays and once Oliver Martin gets back I can see us taking a few more deep shots early in games.
  14. A dedicated special teams coordinator. We have Lubick coaching receivers as OC. Why not have Chins coach OLB with Rudd and be DC. Although, Dawson is not a bad coach, he just needs to stay away from the special teams coaching. Frost needs to get involved but it is evident he does not put an emphasis on it, and that will plague his tenure. Nebraska needs an elite offensive line coach. If we decide to move on from HCSF 1 Lane Kiffin- does he want to walk into an easy schedule or continuously play Alabama, Auburn, LSU, etc of the SEC West. Think we can poach him but it might be tough. He ranted about B1G officiating during halftime of their game versus Louisville. 2 Gus Malzahn- steal another UCF coach. Will he want to come here or continue to build in an easy recruiting hotbed? 3 Jeremy Chadwell- If he has another great season we should definitely go after him. Has an offense that could fit our skillset of players and put an emphasis on running the ball. 4 Zac Taylor- Nebraska native that has NFL experience. If he gets fired he will be looking for a job. Might stick with the NFL though and coach there as he has much more experience. 5 Best coordinator in the country- This is to be determined. Bill O'Brian might not be a bad choice but would he be here for the long haul or to move up to a better job? We had the most success going this route in the last 4 coaching hires at UNL.
  15. I believe this is the first time Lincoln Riley's Oklahoma team has been held below 27 points in a game. EVER! Look at all the elite DC's they have went against in the past, and we did this on the road in Norman nonetheless. I get wanting to blame someone, but Chins ain't it dude.
  16. Yep, put up some really good numbers this week as well. Nebraska needs to offer before another area school scoops him up.
  17. Forgot to login to your burner? Either that or is it fun to talk to thyself? Think he could have got in but not with an official.
  18. As long as it isn't Adrian as our leading rusher. I expect 2-3 backs to have more total rushing yards than him. If not, we might be using him too much in the run game. Adrian can have lots of yards, we just can't design so many runs for him this year. He needs to have running backs getting good yards because we cannot afford AM to take a bunch of hits.
  19. This is just a sad situation. Now, she can't go back to her country.
  20. I didn't think he had a chance at getting drafted at all. What a great decision by him to bet on himself to get drafted and see his name get called! It is really cool that he got drafted by his home city, that has to mean a lot to him.
  21. Some notes to share with everyone. From sports nightly with Fred Hoiberg tonight. -Breidenbach is a lot better than expected it seems. He is now back after his injury. Can play a few positions for us and has done well since coming back from the injury. Will allow us a small ball five but mostly play the four and can stretch the floor. -About 5 or so practices left of player workouts before they are sent home for a few weeks. -Bryce Mcgownes is a great basketball player. He can take over a game at times and can completely dominate on the floor. -Verge has been a solid addition to the team. So far so good on that front after losing Dalano. He gives us depth in the backcourt. -Hoiberg likes the continuity of the team and new adds to the year for depth. We are doing things off the court to build chemistry. -Tominaga will be used this year and his spacing will free up other players. If teams do not guard him he will make them pay as he is a volume shooter that shoots it very well and can have a big role. -Trey Mcgownes is focused on making the right plays and finding the right players- which he is doing well in. Was trying his best to get Bryce the ball when he hit a few shots. You can tell Hoiberg is loving his leadership and everything about him that he has done over the summer. My take on Trey- He is going to allow his brother to play freely by getting him the ball when he is hot. Trey will also stand up to any dude trying to trash talk or get Bryce off his game so Bryce can focus on making plays. Trey will still score the ball but will have to be more of a facilitator at the point guard spot with lots of talent around the team. I would say from what I have heard he is definitely the leader on this team. Trey says he could play football if he wanted to because he is very confident in his abilities. Hoiberg told him no way as we need him this year. All in jest of course but thought I would share as it was funny.
  22. It is a couple days old but I found some info on Isaac Traudt and Jasen Green. You have to scroll down as Green is the last one talked about in the article. https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/cassidy-s-takeaways-day-2-of-the-under-armour-association?ga_source=cm
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