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Everything posted by VectorVictor

  1. The same O-Line that should be better in year 3.5/4 as well?
  2. Yup, and I don't buy that Adrian was anywhere close to healthy enough to start considering what we saw out of him. We have a second string QB for a reason--we should have prepared him and used him against Minnesota. I mean, FFS, we have teams that are running two or three QBs against us a game. And we can't get one second-string QB ready? And no, I'm not advocating wholesale replacement of Martinez. Just saying if he wasn't even 50% (which he wasn't if he couldn't provide the threat of a running QB, IMO), then he shouldn't have been on the field.
  3. Whenever I read the title, this pops into my head...I can't be the only one...
  4. He is. I saw him prepping the uniforms for our new lacrosse and hockey teams now that football is shuttered…
  5. We don’t need him to sell the program. Just be a competent QB that doesn’t make (as many) mistakes and get us to 6+ wins… …and if our culture has truly improved, it should be able to handle and smooth out Rattler…
  6. We’ll know next week. If Nebraska doesn’t hold serve and win against Pur-F******-due, then the season is over, and we’ll be subjected to hot seat talk the rest of the way (until Trev says/does something).
  7. Talent, skill, luck, and a lot of moral victories.
  8. I wonder if we bite on Rattler…especially if Martinez goes elsewhere (which I think he’ll do if we don’t go bowling).
  9. Theres no way you can tell me Bert’s first year team at Illinois is better, roster-wise, than what we have at Nebraska the past four years. This is great for Bert, but it’s a slap in the face for Nebraska fans.
  10. So Bert got a (road) win against a Top 10 team his first year. There’s no way you can tell me Illinois is better in Bert’s first year than we were in Scott’s first, second, third, or fourth year. 

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    2. GSG


      Penn State's play-calling in the OTs was weird. They got too cute (where have I heard that before lol) 

    3. VectorVictor


      @GSGI said the exact same thing myself watching those OTs. 

      Also, swapping end zones during OTs was a beating. Would much rather have the old OT back. Or after the second OT, make it sudden death rules, a la the NFL. 

    4. GSG


      @VectorVictor Yes! Bring back the old OT. I think under the old rules that game probably ends in 3rd or 4th OT and not the 9th 

  11. Don’t look now but Illinois is going toe to toe with Penn State in Happy Trail Valley.
  13. Hey, but our defense just made a turnover… …and boy is it delicious. They’ll certainly get an A in their Home Cooking class.
  14. Yeah…I don’t know. It looks like Kansas is running our offense better than we are/did. The stadium shots in 4K are sad for Kansas though. Less than 50% attendance. And the more I see teams like Kansas run our offense better, the more I think we just need to scuttle the offensive staff and bring in fresh, top to bottom.
  15. Not sure how we’ll do today, but I have a good feeling we’ll see a good matchup, and I really hope we can win against BYE. Our offensive line matches up well to the La-Z-Boy defense and the inevitable Xbox Live gameplay. I’m concerned about Martinez’s fumbling, especially if it happens in the kitchen. And our special teams…well, maybe for once it will be a good thing to “hook it” when they’re out at the lake fishing. And Frost? Here’s hoping he’s making a list of improvements to focus on for the season and next year with Trev.
  16. No worries. I was like...yeah, I've been fine with replacing him since last season, LOL...
  17. Lovie Smith got a two year extension while at Illinois (for recruiting purposes).
  18. Wait...why is Verduzco "my boy"? I'm perfectly fine with him being replaced at the end of the season...
  19. Exactly. What's the point of getting Smothers reps if we're not able to lean on him when we need to. And all we needed was the threat of the QB run to help open things up, something that Smothers can do. Give him some simple swing passes, a healthy dose of RB plays, and then Play Action up the middle to where all Smothers has to do is hit a streaking receiver or his safety valve. If you plan for it (like they could have all week long when Martinez wasn't practicing) Smothers' downside could have been mitigated by playcalling and preparedness. Not saying it would be perfect or it would have assured us the win, but it's better than losing a perfectly winnable game with a gimpy Martinez.
  20. Even the Bobfather changed up his coordinators, including OC, after a couple of lackluster 6-4 seasons. I just think Frost's loyalty is blinding him to the truth that Bob was able to see plain as day. Thing is, Bob Devaney had a lot of coaching experience under his belt before coming to Lincoln. Frost...not so much. Can't remember that fellow's name that took over the OC helm under Devaney, but I guess he worked out okay for Nebraska? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  21. Or AD Trev Alberts enters the chat to tell us he’s shuttering the football program and creating a new one-horse competition rodeo program.
  22. https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/the-weekly-rundown-a-long-two-weeks-for-nebraska These are some good callouts by Sean Callahan...and it was obvious something was amiss when Martinez wasn't taking off when he could have scrambled for 5, 7, 10+ yards at times and instead went with the pass. If Martinez was hurt...why are we not going with Smothers? If Martinez was out of practice this whole week and gimpy, it may also explain why his throws were off too--many of those balls, Smothers could hit, right? I'm not calling for Smothers to permanently replace Martinez...but one must look at the decision making and wonder what's going on. If a gimpy Martinez is better than a 100% Smothers, then what does that say about our QB development? Or decision making on the offensive side of the ball?
  23. This team is so in their head an riding an emotional roller coaster...and it's going to take more than Frost to level things out. Also, with the rumor of Adrian Martinez playing hurt against Minny...does he get healed up in two weeks, or are we going to debut the Smothers show against Pur-f******-due?
  24. Jesus…put more pressure on our kicker by telling him each FG gives money to disaster relief…
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