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  1. tmfr15

    Zac Taylor Odds-on Favorite for Browns Job

    Mixed emotions like many of the people who have posted. Zac is a great guy. Cleveland is a horrible job. When would this move happen anyway? I mean, I start by assuming that Cleveland waits until the end of the year and then decides if it wants to keep the interim guy with a modified or same staff of coaches or if they want to hire a new coach and start over. Then again, this is Cleveland. They might hire a Coach In Waiting and have him stand directly behind the interim guy, reminding him between plays that he won't be the coach in two years, only to have the interim guy fire back with, "That's Ok, you won't be the coach in two years either."
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    Roster management and development

    Excellent points. That kind of answered my original question.
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    Roster management and development

    Also ... Attrition is a definite factor and we can't anticipate that with any certainty
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    Roster management and development

    It does effect the conversation a lot with recruiting when you break it down to position groups. And I can see where it would be ok for larger classes as long as they perform well. Then again, if you have to take big classes frequently, the risk/bust factor for the class goes up.
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    Roster management and development

    I guess the only consideration is roster development when opposed to over signing. And by that, I mean you want to create a system where you have guys come onto campus, learn and then play instead of expecting every player to hit Lincoln and appear on the two-deep tomorrow. I totally get what everyone is saying about the importance of this class of players in turning things around. But to have a big group of guys in one year creates the situation that Moiraine refers to where you are picky some years and lose out on talented guys and then not picky some years and pick up guys that aren't as good. It also forces guys into the line up quicker, which might in turn stunt their development. We all knew that Scott would need time to turn this around. If he needed to recruit in a balanced fashion and have walk on players bridge the gap in creating depth for practices and games, I would be OK with that. We would not get it turned around as quick, but when we did, it might be better long term. Only super duper talented studs would be playing significantly in those first two to three years of eligibility. The rest of the guys could develop as a red shirt and then as frosh and start giving us a little bit as soph then major work as junior and senior players.
  6. Just a couple questions here about over signing and it's effect on roster management and player development. Over the years, I have heard more than one Husker head coach talk about creating a balance of players with fairly equal representation, freshman through seniors. When you over sign and create a big class comprised of mostly freshmen with a few jucos, don't you upset the balance? Obviously, only a certain number of the freshmen will develop into regulars in the line up and stars. If you have bigger classes instead of balance, guys can't wait their turn because a good percentage of the guys they're competing with share their eligibility status. Wouldn't this make people frustrated enough to transfer and then you feel the need to over sign again and again and again? I didn't know if past coaches were unwilling to over sign because of the negative effect they believed it would have on the team or if they were just unable to do.it and using roster balance to excuse this deficiency as an HC. Thoughts?
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    Noah Vedral now eligible, traveled to Northwestern

    All I mean to say is that he was big time at a smaller high school in Nebraska. Does it translate to big success at D1 football, we'll see. Tim Tebow was an absolute beast in college football but that probably means little when you judge his NFL results. Failure at the next level doesn't negate the previous success at the lower level. And success at a lower level doesn't guarantee anything at the next level.
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    Noah Vedral now eligible, traveled to Northwestern

    Vederal was a beast, albeit in Class C1 of Nebraska high school football at Wahoo Neumann.
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    Noah Vedral now eligible, traveled to Northwestern

    I think they are okay with it because we've lost 20 non senior players. Twenty. Ouch.
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    Noah Vedral now eligible, traveled to Northwestern

    Vederal needs to be the immediate No. 2 man. If he gets a chance to play, we should get him in there. If he is a solid No. 2 guy that just makes the depth chart a lot more secure.
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    Huskers Hold Players-Only Meeting

    I think I heard an audible CLICK sound. Maybe they just got it. And we are going to get better from here. Seems weird to say, but I left the stadium feeling like garbage and then I heard Scott talk after the game. And then I heard today's presser. And now I hear this. I am feeling a little better. It's homer to no end to feel good at 0-4, but, strange as it is to say this, I feel better right now than I did after last year's win over Purdue. Go figure.
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    Line for Wisconsin

    Cover against Wisky? Nope. If this team was going to wake up or turn the corner, it would have done that by now. The Huskers are in real danger of going 1-11.
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    This is for the fans

    The fans are tremendously loyal. Here's hoping that the product on the field gets better. Fans are told to stick with a team through thick and thin. We've had a long run of thin. Now is the time for some thick.
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    QB Transfers

    Good points. I know that it's hard to find a JUCO guy who is good enough to start and willing to compete, but we have to look. And to the point of an open competition, I believe that it is open. Adrian beat out Tristan. But Tristan left. Getting another competitor in could help keep up the competition as hot as possible. Luke is likely not ready to do that. I am hopeful that Noah is ready to go and that his understanding of the offense is a good thing. But I am not sure. Maybe finding out how much the separation was between Noah and McKenzie Milton might shed light on this QB race. Could someone speak to that?
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    QB Transfers

    No one is saying Martinez should be benched for the next two years. What I am saying is that a JUCO should be brought in to compete with Adrian because 1) Luke is developmental and should red shirt. 2) Bunch probably isn't going to push Adrian and there's no guarantee he comes back next year. 3) Noah is an unknown factor. And, finally, 5) If we don't have a JUCO and Adrian gets hurt again next year, we might end up repeating the trouble of 2018 in 2019. Adrian is a competitor. That's great. He should compete for the job. If a JUCO comes in and beats him out, then the JUCO should play. If a JUCO comes in and competes with Adrian and Noah but Noah ends up winning the job, then Noah should play. This idea that we finally recruited a good QB, and that, because he won a legit battle with Gebbia, he's automatically our four-year solution at QB is a head scratching moment for me. I thought Bobby Newcombe was going to be our solution at QB. Crouch ended up winning the job and winning the Heisman. I was wrong about a super talented Bobby Newcombe. We could be wrong about a super talented Adrian Martinez. The bottom line is that you have to continue to recruit, continue to develop and continue to keep the competition live all the time. If Martinez ends up being the man, that's fine with me. Four years with a super star QB, or at least three, because a guy like that might go to the league, would be awesome.
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