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  1. Would be great to get him. Looks more like a safety to me than a CB. Could be a boundary I guess. I like him better at safety.
  2. Agree. I have come to appreciate Coach Fisher's recruiting. At first I was worried but he knows what he is looking for and does pretty good with projecting kids and development. His kids always seem to improve as the year goes along. I think he and Verduzco have an eye for talent and to what fits for the scheme. Fisher needs to keep making progress and I think he is.
  3. That's too bad. Such is life I guess. Still have a good group of freshmen DB coming in to add to a good DB room, so onward we go.
  4. Welcome Shawn! I like the length. Looks like he can play X or Z.
  5. Personally, I would think they already had their discussions with players and what their status is. At some point you have to be true to your word and show some loyalty. At some point if you keep upgrading your going to lose what you have. Greed, not knowing when to quit, can't have 13 players all expecting to play in the rotation. Some develop players are good for chemistry and provide depth. These players make positive contributions through other ways until they are ready. So I would stick with the we are full. Now if a player choses to leave on their own well then it's a different story...(not being facetious here)
  6. If Martinez gets hurt it could be McCaffrey. Heck it still might be McCaffrey depending upon how creative they choose to be
  7. Awesome. Welcome Mr Culp. Rutledge is gearing up the competition. Impressive work so far. Keep up the good work!
  8. Betts is a guy that can play the X WR position for us. That really helps out our offense. Now if we can get Manning qualified we are in good shape. Great news and congrats to Betts!
  9. Excellent! I love his rangey build and arm strength. Good athlete. As a matter of practicality I was okay with signing Leonard here but getting homegrown kids is always extra cool! I love it when homegrown kids play for the state. (Must be part of my small town upbringing) It's always good to get your Qb committed early too so this is a happy day.
  10. I like how they do it today. If a walkon becomes a starter or earns his way into the regular playing rotation then he earns a 'ship for that year or the next depending upon current numbers. If it's available for that season give it to them, if not plan it in for the next cycle. Don't want to make it too complicated. Hurts to lose Forbes but I think it also says how strong the OL is getting. Also speaks to the body type they are ultimately looking for.
  11. I personally would only take 1. They have 3 schollie Qb's on the roster and 2 walkons. I like the concept of 1 schollie qb per class with a goal of having 4 on the roster. To me Haarberg and Leonard are the same with similar build and speed. I seem them as guys who are more throw first but can run a little when needed to keep defenses honest. I say take the first one that accepts.
  12. Another article. https://www.omaha.com/sports/college/huskers/teams/baseball/five-seniors-to-take-advantage-of-ncaa-waiver-return-to-husker-baseball-for-2021-season/article_1229dd95-b324-5651-adfa-607931383809.html#3 I posted because I want bonus points for pointing out the ripple effect! My next prediction is the flux concept. Hold that thought I have to go to the can.
  13. Never considered doing it that way. Just seemed to me that it was slowing the play down but I guess there are different ways of doing things. Thanks for the info.
  14. Good blend of size, speed and power. One thing he will need to do in college is get rid of that little hop he does when the ball is snapped. First step is important as you move up levels.
  15. Sounds like Dawson may be one of the coaches in the box according to what they have done in the past as Chinander prefers being on the sideline. Offensively, I think I would like to see Lubick in the box. Frost can talk to the Offense on the field. I would like to see Mario on the sideline so he can see the QB's eye to eye.
  16. I would think they would have to waive the roster limit as well. If you have a bunch of players returning your going to probably have a big redshirt class with incoming guys. I wonder if they waive the squad limits for games as roster sizes will be have all those extra players? Interesting how this ripples.
  17. I like to budget scholarships out. I figure at most you would ever do is 3 scholarships for Special teams. (Punter,Kicker,Long snapper) and hopefully you have less than that so you can use them elsewheres but for budgeting count it is 3. That gives you 82 to divide between offense and defense so that's 41 for each side. For defense if you gave out 4 scholarships to each position you would have 44 allocated or 3 too much so take 1 away at each level. So we run a 3-4. So that (3*4)- 1 = 11 DL (4LB*4) -1 = 15 LB's and same with DB's 15. Offense is a little harder as there are more formations and personnel groups so I figure off of 11 personnel and start with a 3 deep. That gives 15 Ol, 3 qb, 3 rb, 9wr,3 te with 8 left over to award. I then allocate an extra scholarship to each of those 5 groups so now you have 16 OL,4 QB, 4 RB, 10 WR, 4 TE with 3 left to divvy up. At this point it's kind of a choice. I throw one to the RB's as that's a high injury position. It can be a RB/WR type, you can throw one on the OL and the final one is either a WR or a TE. That becomes my starting point for an idea number. Then I figure + or -1 for each group as you can't always hit your target and rosters are fluid. I agree it's not unreasonable to do 5 for this class. It also depends on where you are at for other positions and they should be able to be pretty selective now.
  18. Very good points. One caveat. Can't take 5 every year as that would skew your depth a bit too much over time but some years you could do 5. Like you say this might be that year given we only did 3 the previous year. Would be nice to take 4-5 each year consistently. With a supplement from the walkon program. Nebraska has a lot of guard types that become good players.
  19. You may be right. I figure the number to hit is 17 but you have an acceptable range of +-1 which gives you a range of 16-18. We have 4 Sr's and 13 underclassman so the target IMO is 4 although 5 would be within acceptable range. One wildcard is Nouili. I think he could get on scholarship in the next year or so. Not sure if Hixon is still on scholarship? I imagine he is? Watched Yager's film again and just love this pickup as he adds overall value to the squad. Can long snap and played a little nose besides playing OL so he's not one dimensional. I do think he is best at OL though. Reminds me of Banks a little. Yager is reported to be a smart guy which is great for OL. I really like what Austin has done in recruiting since he has been here. Now we will see how well he can develop them.
  20. I think it's a great pickup! For a big guy he has good feet and is nimble. I am really loving the OL class that they have committed. I think they could stand pat with what they have but they will probably go for 1 more. I think Austin is building a strong unit.
  21. More on newest Husker commit https://www.greatlakecanadians.com/player/core-jackson/
  22. I don't think there is a whole lot of individual coaching and individual drills that goes into special teams as compared to positions. There's some for the kicker/punter/long snappers/fielders but beyond that I can't think of any individual work to be done. I think it would be group work? Special teams wouldn't have a lot of plays to learn and techniques to apply as compared to positions. I am guessing that would be a possible reason why some coaches don't have a dedicated ST coach?
  23. I hope your right. One thing I am keeping an eye on is the southern hemisphere. The outbreaks there are generally smaller?May be due to the warmer temps? Bad thing though is they are headed into the fall. If it gets ingrained there it will probably be back this fall just like the flu. We trade it back and forth every year. Perhaps by then the majority will have immunity? Interesting times for sure.
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