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  1. HuskerBruin

    Watson to NFL

    and now he is a head coach at a Division 1 school. Shawn Watson has a losing record as a head coach. Colorado was OVERJOYED at seeing him leave. He was a key cog in the most toxic staff to ever set foot in the Osborne Athletic Complex. And in the rebuilding effort, his charges have been found consistently wanting. I hope Bo has significant pull, because coaches, especially new, young, fresh guys, are a dime a dozen. And Shawn Watson has plague written all over him. Its not taking this long just because contractual agreements are being worked out. I can't believe I'm about to defend Watson, but here it goes. Just because he has been a bad OC doesn't mean he can't be an effective position coach. Remember that Callahan, while a terrible HC, is an excellent OL coach. I think Wats could make a solid QB coach. Listen to any QB he has ever coached and the guy will describe Watson as being an amazing coach and genius at the QB position. This doesn't mean these former QBs are correct, but the fact that they all - to a man - speak extremely highly of Wats makes me think the guy could be a good QB coach. Now please excuse me while I go scrub my keyboard after typing this Watson defense.
  2. HuskerBruin

    Watson to NFL

    Wait a second. If Watson gets an NFL job, then he won't be Nebraska's OC any more.
  3. HuskerBruin

    this is pretty accurate

    Well you were right about the bowl game, I'll give you that!
  4. HuskerBruin

    Controversy goes National

    If I might chime in, the kind of offense were running in 2010 was going to be the stuff we saw in the Holiday Bowl, something which has been more or less confirmed by Niles Paul (and I think Watson himself spoke on it). Plainly, it is not the offense we actually ran in 2010. A change occurred and you could argue how major it was, I'd say it is fairly significant. Niles even said recently on 1620 (USC) that they were all set to run the Holiday Bowl offense this season until the end of fall camp, when the coaches (he didn't specify Bo or Wats) suddenly changed it to suit Taylor. It was obvious that Niles was pissed about this and how it affected him and the other WRs.
  5. HuskerBruin

    Controversy goes National

    This is mostly trash. He makes two critical mistakes, IMO. First, he seems to be mixing the Sanders and Watson/Gilmore issues together, which is a huge mistake. Watson/Gilmore is about on-the-job performance; Sanders is about extra-curricular stuff. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I haven't heard any offensive recruits come out and say they were mislead about the impending coaching changes on that front. Indeed, did not Jamaal Turner and/or Ameer Abdullah state that they understood coaching changes were underway? As for Sanders, there are many perfectly good reasons to keep things under wraps. For one, if you believe the rumors coming out about this, it appears that Sanders may have transgressed in a way that is embarrassing if not illegal. I think it's not unreasonable that Bo might have wanted to keep quiet about that situation. Should Bo have advised CJ that Sanders was likely going to resign and that they were bringing in a replacement? Probably. But this was almost a lose-lose scenario. If you tell him that Sanders is resigning, he's going to want to know why. If you don't tell him, it is going to look shady and he will think you aren't being straight with him. If you don't tell him anything and he finds out Sanders has left after he send his LOI, then he thinks you aren't being straight with him. So, again, it was a lose-lose. And, in any event, CJ has already indicated that the loss of Sanders has not impacted his decision to come to Nebraska. The second mistake this article makes is to suggest that anyone was actually injured in this. We all know Watson has been applying for every coaching position that's been open. And, as said before, no recruits other than CJ have indicated they felt misled, and even he is said that he would have come to Nebraska anyway. This makes this whole ordeal much ado about nothing. It absolutely could have and should have been handled better and I think Bo takes the secrecy thing too far for his own good, but it is being blown WAY out of proportion. Very well said. You just saved me some time in writing a lengthy post. Anyone who has followed Nebraska recruiting even somewhat closely these last couple of months has known for a while that (1) at least Watson was out, (2) the offense was going in an Oregon spread direction, and (3) the affected recruits were well aware of these changes and some of them even let it slip in their interviews. The article's author clearly didn't do his homework on this. I certainly don't think Bo handled this very well at all, but this is just sloppy journalism.
  6. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    Sipple just tweeted the following: Welcome news in my eyes.
  7. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    Sipple just posted the following on the Life in the Red blog: Not surprising at this point, but at least it's something relatively official. Just another sign that Beck will be the guy. Link. Edit: Sorry, knapplc. Didn't see your post on this in another thread until just now. Feel free to move this. Edit 2: Well that was fast!
  8. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    No clue, but the timing would be strange if true considering Brown is the Special Guest at a Nebraska Alumni event in March. Northeast Kansans 4 Nebraska I saw that and had the same thought initially, though I imagine he would still be a guest speaker draw throughout the state for the rest of his life - both because of his strong history with the program and his ability to captivate and motive a crowd with his talks. Dude makes me want to go tackle somebody whenever I hear him speak. So I don't think that scheduled event necessarily means he's staying on staff, though I hope it does. I'm inclined to agree with bournehusker here. Perhaps due to the rumored re-shuffling of the staff, maybe he's moved into a new office? It wouldn't surprise me if Brown is taking over the Recruiting Coordinator duties, therefore moving into Gilmore's old office? I have no clue on this but is Gilmore's office near the Compliance office? Pretty sure RC's have to keep in touch regularly with compliance staff, no? I hope you're right. Just throwing this out there, but would there be need to change offices if you are a recruiting coordinator? Maybe so, but I just can't think of why that added duty would necessitate a different office (assuming his office really is cleared out, which is just a rumor at this point). Anyhow, I hope he's still on the staff.
  9. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    No clue, but the timing would be strange if true considering Brown is the Special Guest at a Nebraska Alumni event in March. Northeast Kansans 4 Nebraska I saw that and had the same thought initially, though I imagine he would still be a guest speaker draw throughout the state for the rest of his life - both because of his strong history with the program and his ability to captivate and motive a crowd with his talks. Dude makes me want to go tackle somebody whenever I hear him speak. So I don't think that scheduled event necessarily means he's staying on staff, though I hope it does.
  10. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    Not to throw more rumor fodder out there, but I'm hearing rumblings that Brown's office has been cleared out. Has anyone heard anything like this from someone around the AD? I know there has been mentions on here about Brown retiring, though that thread quickly devolved into an immature argument about religion. Not looking for that to be revived here.
  11. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    KU ran a version of the spread.
  12. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    We will find out in due time. Yes we will. All I was really debating was the fact that its done deal on Warinner being hired. I would say that I'm 95% sure that he is by what I was told. He hasn't led me wrong in 10 years. But you are right, until the contract is signed, nothing is official. All I know for sure is that it's "Bo's guy" for OC and he's really happy about it from what I've been told. But as I said before, they are keeping it really close to the vest until the announcement. I was guessing the Houston OC since it would be the oSu offense that kicked our defense's butt this year, but a Warinner/Beck would have ties to the successful KU years and they were pretty good, but as someone stated before, didn't play but one bowl team during the regular season, so how good were they really? Or would he go for the fat man himself in Mangino for OC? Personally I really don't care, I just want a competent offense to go with Bo's defense so we can get back to kicking some serious ass and we don't have to worry about Bo failing here. We need him to be successful for the programs sake because we can't afford to start over again if the offense isn't fixed and things go downhill from here. So how do you reconcile this 95% certainty with the Sipple quote I just posted in the previous post? I still believe my friend over Sipple. Sipple is only going to hear what Bo wants him to hear. And even if Sipple knows more than anyone else, he has to weigh the fact that he can't go and publicy say anything that Bo doesn't want him to say and piss Bo off. He would get cut off and I don't think he want's that. I don't think it's so much that Sipple doesn't want to piss Bo off, and more the fact that any sources he has are probably off the record (meaning he can't print), or only as strong as the rumors you see on here (meaning he can't print). I think anything those guys have that is strong enough to put in print, they do. If Sipple was simply too afraid of Bo to write anything, you wouldn't have seen an article where they cited anonymous sources concerning contact with both Frost and Warriner. Right. As Kevin Kugler has frequently said, Sipple doesn't say something unless he has it on very good authority. I don't always agree with Sip's opinions - especially on Wats - but I really respect how careful he is about what he reports. So when Sip says that he's hearing that Warinner is falling off the radar, I take that seriously. Wait, are we seriously debating whether we should believe a message board poster's friend or a long-time sports journalist? Bo really needs to make some hires soon!
  13. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    I know this is similar to a Sipple tweet I posted earlier today, but it's about the only possible development we've seen today. Question is, does this mean things are going Frost's way? Or maybe Beck will get the full OC title? That article made me laugh. The material Sipple wrote is basically what people have been saying on here for the last few days. Saying Beck would be Co-Oc, ron Brown coaching WRs. Barney being a Co-Oline coach as possiblities. Jeez Sip didnt have to reach to far for your research did ya. Who needs the LJS when you got huskerboard. Well, to be fair, just about every possibility short of TO being the next OC has been suggested on here recently. And Sipple's claims hold more weight since we know there are real sources close to the situation behind them, not just some guy that got an email from a friend. So if Sipple says he's hearing that Warinner may be fading from contention for the position, that means something to me. But I know there are more than a few Sipple haters on here that will blast me for defending him. So have at it, boys!
  14. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    We will find out in due time. Yes we will. All I was really debating was the fact that its done deal on Warinner being hired. I would say that I'm 95% sure that he is by what I was told. He hasn't led me wrong in 10 years. But you are right, until the contract is signed, nothing is official. All I know for sure is that it's "Bo's guy" for OC and he's really happy about it from what I've been told. But as I said before, they are keeping it really close to the vest until the announcement. I was guessing the Houston OC since it would be the oSu offense that kicked our defense's butt this year, but a Warinner/Beck would have ties to the successful KU years and they were pretty good, but as someone stated before, didn't play but one bowl team during the regular season, so how good were they really? Or would he go for the fat man himself in Mangino for OC? Personally I really don't care, I just want a competent offense to go with Bo's defense so we can get back to kicking some serious ass and we don't have to worry about Bo failing here. We need him to be successful for the programs sake because we can't afford to start over again if the offense isn't fixed and things go downhill from here. So how do you reconcile this 95% certainty with the Sipple quote I just posted in the previous post?
  15. HuskerBruin

    Frost/Warinner

    I just got back and didn't see anything about this in my quick skim of this thread, so I'll go ahead and post it. Sipple says the following in this recent article: I know this is similar to a Sipple tweet I posted earlier today, but it's about the only possible development we've seen today. Question is, does this mean things are going Frost's way? Or maybe Beck will get the full OC title?
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