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  1. No it doesn't. The POINT is that the fact that Nebraska hasn't won a championship since 97 is as irrelevant to Nebraska recruiting well as it is to those other programs. They recruit better than us now because they've been good. But they are good now because even when they were bad they put in the resources to keep investing in the players to be able to recruit well enough till they got a better coach who could win games and turn that into great recruiting. Nebraska has done the same. Nebraska recruits well despite being awful BECAUSE the program invests in the players and programs that invest in players is where players want to play. Mike Riley's awful evaluation work aside, We still out-recruit everyone in our division and most of the other one. If this staff can COACH they will win games and the talent will go back up where those schools I mentioned above are because the infrastructure and support is still there. If they can't we'll move on to someone else who hopefully can. In the meantime we will still land top 25-30 classes because the program is set up to do so. - every coach since Osborne retired has done it more often than not and none of them were particularly great coaches. Win games and those top 25 classes become top 15 classes. Win more and they become top 10 classes.
  2. Oklahoma hasn't won a National Title in 20 years. Notre Dame hasn't won a National Title since 1988 Penn State hasn't won a National Title since 1989 - when they were still independant. Georgia hasn't won a National Title since 1980 Michigan hasn't won a National Title since 1948. All of them were bad until they got a good coach and then they weren't. Players go where the programs invest in them. Nebraska invests in the players as much as anyone. We will get talent. Gotta have a staff who can evaluate and coach it.
  3. Benhart is better than Farinok at tackle by the simple fact that he can actually move his hips like a tackle and this move actually gives us enough flexibility that we aren't hamstrung into running to one side or the other depending on the call simply because the backside doesn't have an effective puller. One of the biggest issues the past 2 years is that a huge chunk of the Scott Frost run game relies on having multiple offensive linemen pull on the same play. Nearly 3/5'ths of Frost's run game playbook relies on at least 2 pulling linemen. (generally pulling both guards when running power, pulling a tackle and a guard when running dart and actually pulling 3 linemen when running the pin and pull) and we simply haven't had enough guys that can do that well and with any consistency. Farinok struggled to do this well at Tackle but should do a lot better as a guard and Benhart just on film alone looks to be MUCH better at that then Farinok at the tackle position. Aside from anything else they bring to the table if those two can be good at that one aspect this season it opens up a significant part of the playbook that Frost simply hasn't been able to run at Nebraska effectively thus far. Not only opening up the run game but making the bubble screen not suck. That along with a deep threat WR will make this offense a REAL threat again and lead to big chunk plays.
  4. Oklahoma *I assume 2x Washington Penn State Colorado Ricky Williams Barry Sanders Raashan Saalam Billy Simms - only other ones I can think of is Jason White or Sam Bradford but I think they were both in Norman.
  5. Purdue San Diego State Central Michigan Northwestern Illinois Rutgers Iowa Minnesota That's 8 games that if you don't go at minimum 6-2 against in year 3 at Nebraska, you have some serious problems as a coaching staff.
  6. They're trying really hard to hire Vince Morrow. Considering how brazenly he was trying to cheat as soon as he got a chance when he was here and as much as he cheated at Kentucky this is a BAD move for MSU. That program simply cannot handle a recruiting scandal right now.
  7. 2 and 3 are completely irrelevant to a timeframe and apply to ever school in the country. Take those two away and every one of those apply to pre-Saban Alabama except #1. Hire an elite coach and you win. It isn't that complicated. Finding that elite coach first is the part that is hard.
  8. He's a really good defensive coach. I think what you are asking is if he a really good Coordinator? He took an awful defense to being not awful. But he's never put together an elite defense even against weaker conpetition at WSU or with elite talent at OSU or OU. He's also never been anywhere for more than 3 years. I would say no he's not a great DC but he's above average. My question back would be do you think Chins is a really good defensive coordinator? Statistically he's on par (if not better) than Grinch. Personally I think it's close, but I would say if Nebraska's defense is better this year than last year Chins is better than Grinch.
  9. So you are going to take a guy who has been a head coach for 20 years and because he had a fairly good defensive coordinator for 2 years a couple seasons ago, he cares about defense all of a sudden? Please. Especially considering the way Grinch got the job with Leach in the first place. Grinch had never been more than a defensive backs coach before then, and was hired by Leach almost completely on the recommendation of/as a favor to his buddy Gary Pinkel, Grinch's uncle. Also a part of the reason Grinch was seen as such a good DC was because of how bad Leach's Defenses usually are. Under Grinch they still were 74th, 50th and 58th in defensive points against in his 3 seasons there. He's a really good Defensive coach, but look at him compared to someone else. Namely our Defensive Coordinator. Grinch took the 117th worst defense and got them to 74th his first year. Against a Strength of Schedule of 74th Chin took the 116th worst defense and got them to 88th in his first year. Against a Strength of Schedule of 26th Grinch got WSU down to 50th in his 2nd year. Against a Strength of Schedule of 34th Chin got Nebraska down to 66th in his 2nd year. Against a Strength of Schedule of 25th Grinch in his 3rd year regressed. WSU finished 58th in ppg against a Strength of Schedule of 56th. Chin is going into his 3rd year. If next year Nebraska's Defense regresses and Scott Frost fires Chin and gives the Defensive Coordinator job to Barrett Ruud and told him to run the defense and call plays, would you say Frost is showing he cares about turning around his defense? Last year after Clayes resigned with the 107th ranked defense in the country, Leach instead of going out and hiring an actual replacement gave the job to co-defensive coordinators: CO-DC A had a single year as a quality control intern at North Texas, a single year as a quality control coach at WSU and a single year of actual coaching experience as a DB coach before getting the WSU Coordinator job. CO-DC B had 25+ years of coaching experience and had been a pretty good Defensive Coordinator at 3 different schools while moving up the coaching ladder from D2 to CUSA and then the MAC before getting the WSU Linebacker/co-dc job. Leach gave the primary DC title and play-calling duties to C0-DC A. Think about that. His Defensive Coordinator was so ashamed he resigned after blowing a 49-17 lead at home to UCLA in a game where the UCLA QB threw a record 9 touchdowns, and Leach's brilliant decision to fix his defense was to turn that unit over to a guy who had literally a single year of coaching experience at any level. Ruud has more than double the coaching experience right now than the guy Leach gave that job to last season.
  10. Is he? He was innovative 15 years ago but he doesn't prioritize recruiting when he hires assistants, he doesn't do much to help his players be ready for the NFL off the field and has no idea defense is even a thing you should try to be good at. If I'm a WR or RB maybe, If I'm a QB absolutely, but if I'm a defensive player I'm looking for a way out of town.
  11. Well Deantai started the season as the starting safety and got hurt in the first half of the first game. When was Farmer hurt? He played against NIU, OSU, Wisconsin and Iowa * so basically one game per "quarter" throughout the entire season, and was on every travel roster except one.
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