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tmfr15 last won the day on April 15 2012

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  1. Just when you thought we hit rock bottom, and in the past four years, that’s been frequent, things do in fact get worse. Think what it must have been like for Iowa fans when KF fired his OC and hired his son. Head shaking went on. I am sure of that even in apathetic Iowa. Speaking of Iowa, we all knew Frank “the tanked” was OL coach in Iowa. He is the fill in guy for us, or maybe nothing is quite as permanent as that which is temporary. Ron was an RB coach before. Would he be open to doing it again? I think he would. As for the OC in name at least, and the QB coach, maybe they are young and have “fresh ideas” All are cheap. And assistant coaches and an OC from elsewhere are probably not. And they start coaching immediately and get a “jump start” on next year. What if our next year is like the four from before with the same four who were here already. Crazy? Maybe. Out of the realm of possibility seeing how things have gone? Can’t rule it out.
  2. Listening to a lot of people in the media saying that Nebraska made the right choice with Frost because the team is so competitive and close. Then I watch games and specifically the “good” teams that we competed close against. They look pretty average to me. And then I look at the bad losses we’ve had. If you are going to look at the good losses them you have to look at the bad ones. It all adds up to me being pretty skeptical. And that’s without considering the bad coaching in the losses, the lack of player development and some post retention statements by Frost and then just end of with a deep feeling of disappointment.
  3. This is what I don’t understand. When someone brings in a coach, the usual thought is that they like his ideas on offense and defense and that the coach will hire assistants to implement that vision. If it works, and the OC or DC leave , it’s not a big deal since the offense and defense belong to the head coach. Scott’s defense is to let Chins run it. The offense, which was his specialty (from the Chip Kelly tree) is gone. A completely new offense will be run according to someone else’s vision. So say we land the perfect OC and to go along with Chins at DC and Rocket to the front of the class in the Big 10 only to have both OC and DC leave for other opportunities. Are we then starting from scratch? What is Scott’s role now? Is he becoming an expert on the new offense and on the defense we have at current so he can find replacements later? Quite frankly, what his role in years past as Walters and then Lubik were the real offensive brain trusts and not Scott? This is what causes people to believe that keeping Scott was a mistake. He doesn’t have a plan save for cutting the throats of assistant coaches to buy time for himself.
  4. I have a friend who is a Broncos fan and hates the current HC. He was actively rooting for the other team because he wanted the coach to be fired. I can't do that. I can't be happy when the team is losing. Point is that we all know there will be people wanting three blow out losses because, in that case, 3-9 and they think, "No way can Frost be retained." I am conflicted because in the case that we lose all three, but by seven points or less, it still gives me no hope that things are going to change, but some fear that close losses to those three will be seen as progress. And we have seen progress. It works until it doesn't. Progress should include a rise to victory, not a constant state of losing close to some good and some bad teams. The desired outcome then is clear and decisive wins in the next three where we play complete games (O-D and St). Probably not going to happen, but I can't cheer against Nebraska. Just can't
  5. It looks to be the fifth consecutive non bowl season in Lincoln. And, as a fan, that’s pretty deflating. I know most of us were big fans of Frost. It seemed like a slam dunk. It has been anything but that. None of us fans have any say in who gets fired or hired. So there’s not much point in debating. We have opinions but someone else will make the final call. We do control the level of interest we have in the team. And I am interested and invested or I would not be posting. I have to say my level of interest has gone down. For many years, Husker football was a passion. I enjoyed and supported but was not nearly as invested in basketball or volleyball or baseball. I don’t follow those other programs 365 like I do football. But I am starting to believe that the excitement and investment for football is dropping to be a lot closer to those other Husker sports Its a little hopeless right now. When Bill replaced Solich, we hoped for good. It went bad, TO to the rescue. Bo gave way to Mike, it was bad but we all felt we got the right coach. with Scott. We have little hope that Scott is going to turn it around and about the same faith that the program will rise rapidly under new leadership. when the off season comes, I won’t be wishing away any time to get back to football. I won’t think about it that much until summer. And that’s very different for me. Sometimes I wonder if a day will come where I simply don’t care at all. I am hoping to read about what you all are thinking about this Coaching change or no, the off-season looks like a snore.
  6. Personally, I ain't going anywhere. This is my team. I have seen the best and worst from these guys. After 20-plus years of this, now I am going to quit being a Husker fan. Right? Sure. Are you nuts!? However, if I had the power of the administration of the University of Nebraska and was paying Scott's salary... I would cut him loose. It would end right here. I assume you are fan as I am and, well, we back whatever is there. We backed Bill, Bo, Mike and Scott just the same. Hoped for the best. But as an administrator, are you telling me that you would A) Be happy with the product on the field OR B) Have a reasonable expectation things are going to change in the future. My guess is that it would hard to hold the A or B position and that only leaves you with C as in C-ya Later Scott.
  7. A lot was wrapped up in the firing of Frank Solich back to 2003. It signaled a new era at NU in the way we look at coaches and their tenures. Don't like them? Not doing well enough W-L? Fire 'em. But that wasn't the only thing. NU had a formula of power football that Frank was building upon. When we went away from that, we were almost guaranteed to spin into a down period of adjustment to a pass-oriented attack. We fired Bill, then Bo and Mike. Here we are with Scott. What's different this time? First off, we don't have some time honored way of playing the game. We hardly have an identity at all. Secondly, Scott doesn't come here if we are committed to the idea of sticking with a guy through the hard times Lastly, times have not been harder in 50-plus years. Scott seems lost. He seems like he wasn't ready for this job. We are staring straight down the barrel of 3-9 and the reality that things will not get better. We tried a plan that seemed destined to succeed and it fell flat. In the end, we learn from this. We fire Scott. We find a coach that will be a teacher of fundamentals and who will bring physical football back to our school, because 1. It worked here in the past. 2. It's the formula for success in the Big 10. We need recruiters to make this work. We need top assistants, not the coach's buddies. Coaches that can recruit the Big 10 and mold us into a team that can win the league. We can't be what we once were by recruiting the south, Texas in particular. We have to find a new way with a seemingly familiar brand of ball. Everyone is saying how hard this choice is when it's not hard at all. 4-8, then 5-7, then turn down a bowl when one is given to you 3-5 and then three more wins when you don't have eight chances to garner victory.... you got 12. Next season isn't going to be easier because we are fresh off losses to Purdue, Minnesota and Illinois. The tough teams in this division are Wisconsin and Iowa. And if we lose to them too, I am wondering how next year will be easier. Are we changing leagues? We still play all those teams next year too. And maybe Northwestern improves and they kick us too. A 1-5 or 2-4 division record would not be a surprise. And we play Oklahoma in the non-con. So 2-5 not counting cross over or other non-cons. Count me out of that. This ends here. It ends with Frost leaving.
  8. Apathy is real. Indeed. But I continue to be amazed by our fan base. They fill up the stadium and cheer any positive play. At some point, I am going to turn up to the stadium and find it half empty…at least that’s what I keep thinking. We keep losing but the fans aren’t giving up. Any fan who needs to take a break because the games are really hard to watch shouldn’t be hard on themselves for it. Fans have been patient for over two decades now. The athletic department needs to fix it. Either help Scott fix it or find another coach who can fix it.
  9. Nebraska is so far removed from glory that resurrection isn’t possible. If Nebraska gets to be good again, that program will be new and will be it’s own thing. The new Nebraska would have no closer relationship to Bob and Tom than Glassford did with the Husker program we all grew to love.
  10. I feel the frustration from all around as well. It’s almost impossible to avoid now. After Buffalo, OU, MSU, NW and MU, I felt it turning and was very excited. I sometimes listen to the game on radio archive because Matt says what I feel a lot of the time. After losses and disappointment, that gave me some solace because Matt was right there like a fan in the booth suffering along with me. After NW, he was freaking going crazy and it was so fun to hear his enthusiasm. Then Minny. It all came down. We feel like a 4-8 or even a 3-9 team. Hope is lost. Fire Frost and suffer in another transition. Keep him and a bowl seems unlikely for the sixth straight year. I couldn’t even listen to the game on archive. Pulled from the site. No game coverage. Maybe I should be happy with that since I was miserable enough without the radio version to possibly aggravate my mind.
  11. As a fan, I am frustrated. As someone standing on the outside and looking at the deal without emotion clouding judgements, you would have to say that Nebraska’s season has been extremely productive. I remember a time that losses suffered by Nebraska were to teams with impressive resumes. After the opener, Nebraska has fought hard against three such teams. They haven’t laid off or suffered a hang over yet. We continue to develop. I am saying wins are locked in for the next two. I had us winning against MU in a very tight one. We lost in that fashion but we continue to bring it. No predictions of a grand finish here. We lost one we should have had to open. And to get to a bowl, we will probably need to win a game we should not. Best case that’s Wisky, but we know Camp Randall is no joke and they have our number. Just wait and see at this point. Not ready to talk off-season moves. Get through this season first.
  12. We win. We cover. But we don’t score 30. We score in the 50s. I feel it. The defense is going to score.a couple times. AM to ST a couple times. AM on a run play. A couple RB TDS. Maybe AM to Austin Allen for six. This is our get right game. This is where it begins to turn We broke a tendency when we expanded that 14-3 lead against Buffalo. We broke a tendency when we came out and competed well in the second half against OU. We had Michigan State on the ropes. More evidence of the change that’s coming. We didn’t finish. I get it. Until we do, the movie stays the same. Why not now? This is our time. We are going to win the first of a four game streak to clinch bowl eligibility and set up great games against solid opponents in the last three games. I was stunned last week. Devastated really. And then I realized that we are standing in front of a major opportunity here , not just for this year but for the seasons to come. Maybe it’s wishful thinking. But I have seen enough to believe we can do it.
  13. Frost lost to an Illinois team that lost to UTSA… the Road Runners for crying out loud … and then to Virginia, by four TDs. And Illinois was coached by a first year coach and led by a transfer QB, the back up who no doubt had few if any practice reps and who left Rutgers because he couldn’t beat out Noah Vederal, who left here because Scott didn’t feel he had what it took to beat out AM. How soft is the schedule going to be next year? Methinks It would have to be powder puff soft to inspire any sort of confidence
  14. Man ... that Buffalo win was fun. We were up in the second half and the defense closed it for us. There was never a doubt in my mind through the fourth quarter that we were going to win. And that's a big deal. It hasn't happened a lot under Frost. And now the bad news, the road ahead looks as rough as it could be. Oklahoma, Michigan State, Michigan. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Iowa. All losses. Just those losses has us at 5-7. Minnesota is on the road. And Northwestern gives us fits. Purdue. Certainly we can beat them. But a split of Minny and NW makes us 4-8. And Frost gets the door. Good news though. And I really do believe this. Nebraska is going to hire a coach with experience who is a builder of programs. Not going to be flashy. Not going to be a big deal on the national scene. But we will see improvement right away. Eight or nine wins in 2022. Calling it now.
  15. I am feeling the Riley Skers game at home against Ark State as an idea for how this one plays out. Late drama, but DONU pulls through.
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