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  1. Toe

    OLB Eugene Asante

    Man, I don't know about this guy. He looks a little too much like Tyjon Lindsey for comfort.
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    OLB Steven Parker

    247 posted an outlook/evaluation for him earlier (free article): Somebody should tell Parker where Randy Gregory himself played.
  3. @krc1995 'Honorable' is a bit of a stretch for Incognito...
  4. Right, that's why I've been watching the average rating more closely than the class ranking - this year's class is going to get a bump in the rankings just from being a bigger class than usual. Really, we're just trying to make up for lost ground due to Riley's 2017 class being such a bust. But as someone else mentioned, at least we're not just looking for warm bodies this time of year, like we have in some years past. I keep talking about how we're basically the top of the second tier for recruiting in the Big Ten: consistently ahead of most, but still well below Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. All but a few schools in the conference average between about 85.5 and 87.5 on 247's composite. On that scale, we're looking pretty good at 88.4 - best average since at least 2011 (though I'm pretty sure there's some grade inflation going on). But then you look up at the top guys. Michigan at 90.4, Penn State at 91.6, and Ohio State at 92.3. We're good, but a long way from joining the big boys. If anything, though, I think this recruiting class is impressive just for being this good despite the fact that we're coming off back-to-back 4-8 seasons. What will this staff be able to do when they've got some winning seasons at Nebraska to point to?
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    R Burkhead

    God, Patriots fans don't deserve Burkhead. Look at how much they were bitching about him being in the game, until he went and won it for them! https://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/search/52294943/?q=burkhead&o=date&c[node]=10
  6. Suh vs Burkhead in the Super Bowl.

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    *** 2019 Recruiting ***

    Right. Like in the NFL these days, the real de facto 'base' defense for most teams is nickel, even if they're labeled 4-3 or 3-4. Then of course, there's what Chinander himself said about his D: "Is there going to three down linemen? Yeah, maybe. Sometimes, sometimes not. The thing I don’t understand – you guys know more about it than I do now – you know, there's a three-technique, a five-technique and a one-technique. This guy's got his hand on the ground and now it's a 4-3. Now he's standing up and it's a 3-4. It's going to be a multiple defense. Sometimes it'll be four guys with their hands down, sometimes three." In short, don't get too worked up about the labels.
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    OLine Work in Progress

    I'm just now reading the article from the OP, but I thought this quote from Austin was interesting: "Sometimes guys look like they're not working hard because they don't know what the hell they're doing. That's the issue sometimes. They're not finishing a block because they don't know how to finish the block."
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    Mikale Wilbon

    Sure, I thought of that, but I don't feel that it really changed the big picture much. Also, I didn't feel like copying everyone else's yards.
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    Keith Williams

    At least he doesn't have to worry about trying to recruit when he can't drive to the recruits' houses...
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    Dedrick Mills - LOI Signed

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    Dedrick Mills - LOI Signed

    Hay guyz, do you think he'll sign? I don't know if he's gonna sign or not.
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    NFL 2018