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Everything posted by Treand3

  1. The wind has been blowing in Nebraska's direction.
  2. All good. Agreed that he's the type of talent that could elevate a program.
  3. I am not. They simply offered the QB, one that's in their backyard. Dylan, at times has lamented on his relationship with the Georgia staff that has been built over the last couple of years; They were his 1st offer IIRC. Lastly, I never said UGA couldn't or shouldn't recruit 2 QBs, in fact I get it. Their room is very thin and I wouldn't be surprised if they took a transfer. My point is that Georgia doesn't offer an in-state kid they've known about as their 2nd QB if they were confident about DR, who've they've been recruiting for a long time.
  4. I've heard/read that UGA is planning on taking two(They already have one) but it's a pretty significant development for anyone that doesn't think Dylan and Nebraska is going to happen.
  5. I really think UGA should be compared to USC in the early 2000's. More so than our 90s teams. That said, I didn't hesitate to pick Nebraska in the poll.
  6. They're not getting Evers, Mordecai or Williams without putting the ball in the air much more than they have. Sure they'll still be run oriented but they'll be easier to prepare for because they'll be more like everyone else.
  7. Yep and I hope Nebraska employs the QB run game going forward.
  8. Again. People that say OM is a better job are only looking at things because of where they are on the map and that they are seemingly rolling right now. You wouldn't have to tell Nebraska fans twice to show up for a ranked team, let alone for one that has been bowl-less for the last several years. Yes, the clarion ledger post. I was a little off on the numbers. Yes Kiffin's salary is mostly from private donors.
  9. He's gone on record saying that. Though I'm unsure if that's going to happen anytime soon. That said, OM's NIL is behind a lot of schools in general.
  10. Due to state law, Mississippi state employees can only have a maximum of 4 year contracts. The most he will make in one year is 7.5 mil. Any other school outside of the state can offer more per year with a 5th/6th year. Plus Kiffin has been frustrated with NIL, particularly after losing Arch to Texas, where Thompson has said Nebraska has a better NIL collective. Again not saying he's the guy.
  11. Other than each school's current state would it be a step down. Nebraska has a bigger budget, better NIL, fan support and is not in a conference where if things are in order, would be at 8th in the pecking order. That's not even counting OU and Texas. Ole Miss' recruiting hasn't been much better, some years it's been worse. Any location advantage OM has is eliminated by other teams in their conference, with better resources, that take their in state talent. I too am not saying he's the guy either.
  12. Let's just say after that very game, Nebraska was used to generate better fiscal opportunities...at least that's what the rumor is.
  13. Even though I don't think it will be Meyer, nor does it need to be. I'd take Meyer fyi. Just a guy that understands recruiting the Midwest particularly for OL, DL and LB but employs a staff that can attract skill.
  14. Depends on what "win now" looks like. If we are simply talking about bowl eligibility or 7/8 wins its absolutely possible with the right staff out the gate. If we are talking about being legitimate championship contenders within the big ten, that will take a few years. This is assuming the staff can maximize on field success and parlay that into recruiting wins.
  15. Agree here. They are competitive because they are solid to very good/elite on the OL and in the front 7. This always gives them a chance against most teams, but the recruiting aspect keeps them from making that leap from just being competitive. If recruiting didn't matter, Iowa and especially Wisconsin would have won the conference by now, when neither OSU or Penn State were in some sort of trouble or with Michigan having an average coach. I feel the right coach will prioritize the OL and front 7 while maximizing recruiting the 500 mile radius or something similar for those types of players. Where I feel Nebraska can and will be different is attracting the skill players the aforementioned schools struggle to get, which could also stress an OSU or Michigan in a winner take all situation. Since being in the Big Ten, whether it was Pelini, Riley and now Frost, all have had issues recruiting, building/developing the OL and front 7 rooms. Hire a coach that will leave no stone unturned those places and those carrots the other current West teams have can no longer be dangled over our heads.
  16. Gotta have it in this type of offense. Not having one is like Wisconsin not having a very good RB. Capable of being a functional offense but can't quite do what it was designed to do.
  17. I agree that CT should be better in that area. That throw by AM was actually better than a loss of downs from the 23 yard line, a play had to be made anyhow. What I didn't like were the sequence of playcalls leading up to that 4th down, especially the 2nd down call that gave AM and the OL especially very little margin of error on 3rd down.
  18. We also have to always come away with points when getting to the redzone. That TO on downs in the 1st was huge. Like you said though, you can't give cheap points to a team that likes to control clock and being content with 2-5 yards a carry.
  19. For Manning, you hope its consistent and Mickey is still mentioning him 1st 3 weeks from now. Manning taking the lead on a spot is great for the season.
  20. Absolutely the little details will make a huge difference. I'm not sure what's so funny about what I said, when you are losing games by single scores, it's due to not executing finite details and less about recruiting. Recruiting has little to do with coming out flat against Illinois - where your 4th year captain fields a punt at his own 5 yard line, another 4th year player earning a taunting penalty in the same game or not making Illinois use their TOs to go into the half tied at 9, your punter kicking in the wrong direction in East Lansing, not electing to take 3 points in your opening drive against Michigan, your ST unit giving up yet another KO return for a TD(see '19) or your 4th year capitan on defense refusing to actually tackle Brelon Allen giving up a long TD in Madison or your punting unit giving up a blocked kick against Iowa. Of course there are moments when your kicking unit can't make FGs (OU), AM fumbles the ball against Michigan in the waning moments or throws a whopping 4 INTs against Purdue, takes an ill advised safety in Minneapolis or we just don't have to pass rush to get to Stroud but recruiting isn't the reason we are bowl-less these last 4 seasons.
  21. Absolutely. The less opportunites you give the opponent to score, the higher chances you have to win on the things you mentioned including field position. This is enhanced if you as an opponent are mistake prone and are unable to put pressure on this approch by scoring TDs. Most offenses in the West don't have the vertical ability to stress weaker secondaries that usually get exposed in Indy. Granted you still have to be able to hold up in the run game and not give teams chances with turnovers. Winning the divison is usually the team that has the best run defense, the least TOs and can play the best field postion while having a prodcutive run game. We all know it isn't enough to win the whole thing as Iowa was eventually out talented by Michigan, NW by OSU and Wisconsin, who needed several mistakes by OSU to even be up at halftime in '19 even lost by double digits . None of these team could apply pressure offensively. As far a luck is concerned, we don't need it imo. Focus on the basics to meet where most of these teams are and then let your talent shine. As you mentioned, this conference will force you to be fundamentally sound or you'll pay more often than not.
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