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  1. Riley yes. Nothing short of a scandal sees him not get a full season with his own QB at the helm. Eichorst on the otherhand, very likely would have been fired within a few weeks.
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    What if Nebraska has TWO games canceled this year?

    How the heck do you justify building a dorm costing $300M with only 4,000 total students?
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    Defensive Issues - Who's more at fault?

    We didn't have much choice. He was already the 3rd string player for that grouping. Reed and Smith were both hurt. They tried to cover the deficiencies in coverage by blitzing with 6 or 7. The Pass rush simply wasn't quick enough.
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    Pass Rush?

    Recruit Defensive Ends who can rush the passer? Our current DE's are a converted Tight End and a guy who was recruited to be a run stopping base end in a 4-3. We have ONE actual recruited rush end on this roster right now (Alex Davis) because the ONLY other one Riley recruited is Quayshon Alexander and he's out for the season.
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    Credibility

    Jackson and Lindsey are a start (though not a youth movement and it isn't like that is new for them (especially for Jackson) to be replaced for bad play.. But Conrad was due to injury and illness not because they wanted to make a change. Do you really expect the starting line to not just go right back where it was to start the season when all five are available? None of this excuses the fact that there is a senior linebacker who can't tackle and is constantly out of position because he has zero concept of eye discipline. One player who play after play makes everything his teammates do irrelevant because he hands the opposing offense the ability to do whatever they want when they get themselves into the right match up where he has to make a play. When that one player continues to start and play virtually every snap the mantra of accountability falls flat. Even Mark Banker, who had far less investment in the program than this staff benched Daniel Davie. I HATE calling out a specific player but Listen to Frost's press conference going on RIGHT NOW.. Hard to take it seriously when Dedrick Young is STILL your starting linebacker and plays virtually all of the snaps.
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    Credibility

    There is a lot to excuse this year and I understand they are still limited on offense and a whole bunch of other stuff.. BUT when you constantly preach things like "mistakes are ok but repeated mistakes get you benched" and then continue to not only start but give virtually all snaps to player(s) who continue to make the same blatantly obvious and drive crushing mistakes over and over again a MASSIVE credibility problem is being put forth right now with this staff that just gets worse game by game.
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    *** Official Troy Game Thread ***

    Makes sense with Bryant retiring.. besides having one of your QB's having the same number as one of your top TE's doesn't make much sense.
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    *** 2018 Game 2 "Expert" Picks: Troy At Nebraska ***

    His nickname is Closing Time. 2AM
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    *** 2018 Game 2 "Expert" Picks: Troy At Nebraska ***

    One thing to note, in the words of their coach, we are easily the biggest team (size wise) they have ever faced. They on the other hand are quite undersized, expecially on defense. They run a modified 3-4 and have one 300lb lineman. The only offensive lineman we have that isn't at least 300lbs is Jaimes and he's going to be matched up with a 230lb DE. Their big issue is linebacker.. They run two middle linebackers and a bandit outside linebacker - all three weigh 220lbs or less. Then instead of a 4th linebacker they run a position called the "Spear". Essentially a hybrid DB/LB... that Spear is likely the player who is going to be tasked with the RB in our option and outside run game a lot... The guy they have starting in that Spear position is a 6'1 186 lb sophmore... going against Bell and Ozigbo. That is without even mentioning the fact that their starting corners are 5'9 170lbs and 5'11 177lbs. I could be wrong but that seems like a problem for them.
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    Osborne at Big Red Breakfast

    Frank took the greatest football program in the country to .500 ball in 5 years. The equivalent in todays game would be Alabama winning the championship this season and having Saban retire. If the guy that took over for Saban went from where they are now to a .500 record in 5 years he'd be labeled one of the worst coaches in history.
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    Mikale Wilbon

    The biggest issue I have with Ozigbo is that every tine the kid runs more tham 15 yards he taps his helmet and takes himself out of the game. Like wtf.
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    ** 2018 Opponent Previews: Minnesota (Game 8) **

    Lot of conparisons with Frost in the Minnesota previews... not sure why. A more comparable situation to compare Flexk to is Brohm at Purdue. Problem Minnesota has is that Brohm is an elite coach, Frost might be too.. but Fleck is nothing but a bunch of noise with no substance. Or to use an old one. He's all hat and no cattle. Be shocked if he isn't fired in 4-5 years. Brohm makes Fleck look like a highschool coach. I'm hoping he takes a job at a bigger school in a different conference soon.
  13. It would mean a disapointment. If this staff is as advertised 7 wins should be the expected floor: Nebraska should be 3-0 in the non con. Nebraska should be expected to win against Purdue, Minnesota and Illinois. Those are six games at home where Nebraska is the most talented team. You lose any of those you screwed up or just flat out didn't show up... like the last few staffs have shown. Nebraska should also win at Norhwestern. A virtual home game at 11am (the least intimidating road game you can get) who Nebraska is more talented than. MSU at home, Iowa on the road and Michigan on the road are the tossups. You can win these, but it wouldn't be an indictment to lose all 3.. as long as the MOV's are reasonable. (Michigan is a tossup even though its a road game vs a better opponent because it's Frost's first Big Ten game and the first road game - that actually tends to bode well as motivation.) Wisconsin and Ohio State on the road... win one of those - throw a party. New schemes, new staff, new whatever, That is seven wins you should have. You lose any of those 7 and it's a disapointment. You lose one or two of those 7 AND get no upset? Big disapointment. Iowa and MSU expecially are winnable toss/upsets. As for hotseat questions that quick? If certain units don't perform AND they are a 6 win team or ...worse? Yeah it's a potential hotseat for some guys and year 2 is a prove it year. Frost may be one of ours but if one of his assistants turns out to be Banker or Diaco or Cavenaugh or even just Bruce Read or Hank Hughes 2.0 does he get a pass because it's Frost? ... dear god that staff sucked... No. Mike Riley and his staff sucked, but just because that staff took a 9 win team and won 4 games, doesn't mean we should give Frost a pass for taking a similar team (granted with a tougher schedule) and winning 6. Even if it's year 1. Just like it wouldn't have been ok for Pelini to win 6-7 games in his first year simply because Callahan only won 5 the year before. Or ok for Riley to only win 6 his first year even though the previous year they won 9. The expectations for both were what the expectations are at Nebraska, regardless of what the last guy did. That said, I fully expect this staff will achieve a 9 win season (8 pre bowl game). With significant elevation instead of a cliffdive to follow. This looks to be a MUCH better staff. We win the 7 I said we should and score 1 upset.
  14. Actually Rivals did a five year ranking report prior to last season. Michigan was the 18th most talented team in the country. class ranks: 4, 4, 51, 31, 5 Their last couple classes were top 5 but their upperclassmen who weren't redshirts came from classes ranked 51st and 31st. But look at Penn State. Who happened to be the 21st most talented team. class ranks: 12, 23, 15, 25, 42 ONE spot ahead of #22 Nebraska. class ranks: 20, 26, 28, 32, 17 The gap has been widening the past few years but it isn't gaping - yet. Hopefully with this staff it closes right back up.
  15. It's hard to base anything on last years performance expecially when it was fairly obvious the Defense quit on Diaco following his actions and comments during and after the Northwestern game. That said strictly on recruiting talent we were already one of the 25 most talented teams in the country not counting incoming players. We added: The #1 Juco RB who is good enough that he probably starts Day 1. The #2 Juco WR who is probably one of the 5 fastest players in the country. The #6 Juco WR who runs a sub 4.4 and caught 7 td's playing for EMCC (aka Last Chance U) The #2 Juco Safety Who looks like an absolute headhunter. The #1 ILB Who already looks like he will be one of the best players on the team and an anchor in the middle of the defense. AND we added Breon Dixon who will start at the hybrid OLB/Nickel spot. This team has more talent than every team on that schedule everyone is worried about except Ohio State an Michigan. (And in reality Michigan is not much more talented than Nebraska.) As it stands 6 wins would be a big underachievement.
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