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Hilltop

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  1. Haven't seen it mentioned yet. This week is the first time or coaches have been able to travel to see recruits in 2 years. When you consider our lack of proximity to recruiting bases, and our on the field results, it would be crazy to expect it to be any different. We will fill the class but I'm guessing what level of receipts we get will be determined by how we finish the season. Settling on mediocre recruits now makes zero sense. If we finish poorly, we can get those guys 6 weeks from now. If we finish strong, we likely attract a few more upper level kids so waiting to push makes complete sense. b!^@hing about something that doesn't matter right now is just another way to whine and show your dissatisfaction with the staff and the past results. But it means absolutely nothing.
  2. The ridiculous part is expecting us to compete at an elite level when we are struggling to beat anyone right now. It would be a hell of an accomplishment for this team to win 3 of our remaining 4. If that happens, who cares what the Ohio State score was imo.
  3. I think we all know Ohio State is on a completely different level than Michigan, Michigan State, etc... It is obvious the point you are trying to make but it's ridiculous. We need to learn how to beat middle of the road west teams before we worry about how we measure up to the elite teams in the country.
  4. If we beat Purdue, I think we go 3-1. If we lose to Purdue, 1-3 or 0-4 are likely. Wisconsin and Iowa are very winnable games if the guys are in the hunt for bowl eligibility and emotionally invested.
  5. Gotcha- yeah he really wasn't ready then lol.
  6. Honestly Pelini probably would have done pretty well- and he wouldn't have had a chip on his shoulder. He wasn't ready but once candidates 1-6 turned us down, he probably should have been given a shot.
  7. It is a good thing opinions don't control outcomes. While it remains possible, I will hope for it. I'm not predicting 4-0 but stranger things have happened and it would sure make for some great excitement for the program. Hell of a lot better than thinking about the possibility of a coaching search... yuck. Speaking of that, great article about one search from the past that started this tailspin we have been in... https://theathletic.com/?p=2885515&article_source=search&search_query=nebraska
  8. There is also the "distinct" possibility of 5-7, 6-6, or 7-5. That's the point those of us pumping the brakes are saying. It is an overreaction at this point in the season because the reality is Nebraska and Frost still have a fighting chance to have a winning record this year. If that happens, we would have significant momentum going into the offseason and all the fire Frost talk would be gone for at least 12 months. While I am skeptical they can pull it off, I'm going to watch with excitement and hope. If they happen to finish 3-9, or 4-8, I would be in favor of a coaching change. Guessing much of Husker Nation would feel the same.
  9. I understand your point now. My thought on the problem is it hasn't been how we have performed against the elite teams but rather the losing to lower level teams. Nebraska has been losing to elite teams for 20 years so we are kind of used to it. It's the losing to the Illinois/Minnesota/Purdues of the world that has got everyone riled up. We need to figure out how to beat 3 teams remaining on our schedule that, on paper, we should be better than.
  10. They did finish #3 but they had a several game stretch where they were really trying to figure things out. Their offense during that stretch put up 30 on Minnesota, 20 against Purdue, 36 against us, and 26 against Michigan State. Then they squeaked by Maryland by one point. They also missed the playoff and played an "ok" game against Washington in the rose bowl winning 28-23. They were not typical Ohio State, period. I don't think any fans are looking for "great progress" at this point. That ship has sailed. Fans are hoping they win a couple more games than past seasons to make a bowl game. There is no need to place any additional measuring sticks on this team. It is painfully obvious where we are at and who we are. A 3 score loss to Ohio State would be completely forgotten by 90% of the fan base if we won 3 of our last 4 and were in a bowl game in December.
  11. 2018 Ohio State was not the same team we will be facing in a couple of weeks. That 2018 Ohio State team got blown out by Purdue 49 to 20 the week prior to our game with them. That was an unranked Purdue team that took them to the woodshed... Purdue finished 6-7 on the year. The 2021 version doesn't appear to have the same issues so I personally believe we will do good to keep the game within 3 scores. Hope they prove me wrong but I get the feeling a lot of Nebraska fans feel this way. Our season hinges on Purdue, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Win those and Ohio State doesn't matter.
  12. I think this is the best I have heard it described. Trev is in a tough spot and you are likely correct with the direction he will go.
  13. There are only so many arguments to both sides... regardless of anyone's opinions, it is pretty obvious Scott is coaching for his job the remainder of this season. I believe this thread has run it's course until we see more on the field.
  14. Nebraska actually decided to pass on this kid. He is trending down during his senior season. He didn't gain the anticipated size and his play has just been "ok" this year. Regarding recruiting, I think people are making way too big of a deal about this class. It is going to be a very small class so there really is no way to be ranked highly. Our coaches are travelling to recruit this week for the first time in 2 years. It was bound to be a class that came together late. I think the quality of recruits we get will really be decided by the on field performance over the next 4 to maybe 5 games.
  15. That's a good question. I honestly get the feeling Trev is going to give Scott another year regardless but I could be wrong. If we finish poorly, I'm concerned we lose key people to the portal and struggle to finish out the recruiting cycle. I am still excited as well but a repeat of last Saturday would tone it down quite a bit.
  16. If we really go 1-3, I really hope the win is against Iowa. Would be fitting... we fire our 2nd coach in 10 years after a win against them.
  17. I wouldn't bet on it but I think we absolutely can. We get 2 very winnable games at home and one winnable game on the road. However unlikely, it is possible so fits into the "can". We have shown we are capable of competing with good teams. I think it is reasonable to think that, with an extra week of prep, we can beat Purdue at home. It would be a win against a ranked team that could be a spark. I don't hold out much hope against Ohio State but will watch and hope for the upset. Who knows, maybe the weather will be absolutely crap and it ends up being a low scoring game where anything can happen? Then we get another bye week to game plan for Wisconsin. Win that one and we are 5-6... guessing the boys would be pretty excited and motivated for Iowa. Tons of ifs, hopes, and assumptions but yes, I believe we can. It's now or never for this staff imo.
  18. That's my point. 20 people voted for 0 but they don't really believe that, they are just reacting emotionally and having a bit of a temper tantrum lol. Guessing Vegas would set the over under at 2 as well.
  19. So honest question- If Nebraska wins 3 of their next 4 and makes a bowl game, would you be in favor of making a coaching change?
  20. That may be true for a % of the board but I still believe the majority on here, and huskers fans in general, are still pulling for Scott to turn it around. To the 20+ forum members that voted we go 0-4, anyone willing to put a bet on that? I don't really believe any on here believe that but, if so, I'll offer 2-1 odds...
  21. I'm an optimist but also a realist. I'm sad because it currently looks likely that Frost has a very steep uphill battle to keep his job. Pretty unlikely that we turn this around this season. That said, I still enjoy watching the games and still hold out hope that we win 3 of the last 4, make a bowl game, and win to finish 7-5. If we do that, Illinois and Minnesota will be all but forgotten to the optimistic crowd. The national narrative would be very positive and we could have an off season debating whether we win 8 or 10 next year. However unlikely, it is possible so I'll hold out hope. If that hope is ruined, I'll do my best to embrace whatever happens next.
  22. And Riley is still trying to figure out how to create an account
  23. I'm not sure going with the home town guy is the right thing to do if we have a coaching change this year? I'm thinking true CEO type who places extreme value on getting the best assistants in the country. Maybe Zac fits that description? I'm not familiar with his coaching.
  24. My words - "Adrian is plenty good to win when he isn't asked to carry the entire offense alone". I can't control how others perceive them but in no way did I state he was perfect. He is good enough to win games when the rest of the team does their part - specifically the O Line. Saying the Oline has it's problems is different than stating they are THE problem, which they are. You obviously are not seeing that as the glaring issue on the team.
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