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Bo was right about this much: Eichorst is a total pu&&y and a c&&t.

 

Is this really necessary? Who cares what Bo thinks. He did himself no favors to retain the head coaching position at Nebraska and hated you (the fan).

 

Forgive me if I don't give substantial credence to the grumblings of a man whose been fired.

For someone who claims to not care what Bo thinks, you seem to give enough credence to overstate and misappropriate a past grumbling of his

How is that a misappropriation, exactly? He verbally abused and criticized the fans while creating a clear culture of distrust between the team and fan base. There's nothing wrong or dishonest about what I said, but nice try.

 

To rehash a fired coach's sentiments towards his former boss is petulant and irrelevant at this point, and the fact that one of our own fans is reverberating his disgusting language is ridiculous.

How do you know bhamhusker is one of the fans Bo's comments were directed at? That is misappropriation. I noticed you didn't dispute that you were overstating. Good thing, since someone who thinks the entire fan base was hated and verbally abused probably can't help it.

 

Your second paragraph has a point, but is impeded by your hypocrisy in the first, and your earlier post.

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Ah, the real fan argument. Always a winner.

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Dear Husker Family,

Good morning.

I want to express my sincere appreciation to every Husker fan who has come to Memorial Stadium this season to cheer on the Big Red; who has traveled hundreds or thousands of miles to proudly wear the red and white in visiting stadiums; and who has passionately supported our student-athletes, our head coach, our assistant coaches and staff. Your support and patience as Mike Riley rebuilds our storied program one brick at a time mean the world to our young men, our staff and our university.

While many are understandably disappointed in the current record of the football team and the heartbreakingly close losses we have suffered, I am confident the future is bright because I see it in the eyes of our players, coaches and staff and I am impressed by what I know is going on behind the scenes. Our coaches are developing our student-athletes and, though the consistent victories are not there yet, I am confident they will come. I have witnessed how our young men battle every day in practice and fight to the finish on game days in the face of great adversity. Football can be a humbling game of inches and seconds and our players have laid everything on the line while making no excuses. The prospective student-athletes looking to make Nebraska home possess athletic talent, academic potential, and high character making for a bright future. Coach Riley has a vision and a plan and is committed to providing the Husker faithful with a sustained winner which will compete annually for championships.

As I have said many times, it is an honor and privilege to represent Nebraska, and I am humbled and care deeply about the men and women I have a chance to work with every day here. The incredible amount of hours they put in and the sacrifices they all make to represent Nebraska are truly remarkable. In two decades as a student-athlete and athletics administrator, I have had the opportunity to learn and work alongside some incredible people at five different institutions. What the best administrators and coaches have in common is a consistent commitment to teaching young minds to do things the right way and to instill a values system that emphasizes hard work, discipline, loyalty, teamwork, compassion and excellence. Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.

Your continued support is what makes Nebraska special and together, we will do great things. Thank you again for your incredible passion and support. We look forward to another home sellout and an electric environment on Saturday as we come together to cheer on our team against Michigan State.

Have a great week and Go Big Red!

Shawn Eichorst

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Oh let's not kid ourselves about it being a rebuilding project. It absolutely is a rebuilding project.

 

Nebraska's attrition from last year was normal. Yes we lost Abdullah and Gregory notably but this was in no way a rebuilding project.

 

 

Bo's teams were a house of cards. I explained why above. I never mentioned attrition.

 

 

You do know what attrition means right???

 

 

Do you?

 

Okay let's talk about attrition then.

 

Abdullah was easily the offensive MVP over the last 2 years. Carried this team on his back when we needed him too and now that bell cow is gone. That only strengthens the case that it is a rebuilding scenario.

 

1. It's pretty clear you don't understand the true definition of attrition as it correlates to college football. Here's a hint: It's not like the NFL. There's attrition every single season in college football. Every single college football team experiences it. Players graduate or in small minority of cases some players are able to declare early for the NFL draft. Some just quit or leave the team or stop playing due to medical/personal reasons. Hopefully this makes some sort of sense to you as far as attrition and how it effects every single college football team every single year.

 

2. Per the bolded if you think losing one player automatically equates into calling the next season a 'rebuilding year' regardless of how good that player might have been then by your definition every single season is a rebuilding year.

 

Here's another hint. It's not.

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Oh let's not kid ourselves about it being a rebuilding project. It absolutely is a rebuilding project.

 

Nebraska's attrition from last year was normal. Yes we lost Abdullah and Gregory notably but this was in no way a rebuilding project.

 

 

Bo's teams were a house of cards. I explained why above. I never mentioned attrition.

 

 

You do know what attrition means right???

 

 

Do you?

 

Okay let's talk about attrition then.

 

Abdullah was easily the offensive MVP over the last 2 years. Carried this team on his back when we needed him too and now that bell cow is gone. That only strengthens the case that it is a rebuilding scenario.

Kenny Bell gone? A reliable deep threat. Great perimeter run blocker. Yeah we really don't need that right now.

Gregory? Boy a pass rush specialist like that would be swell this year wouldn't it.

LBs? Yeah that cupboard was empty when Bray got here, and he has put results on the field regardless.

 

Come on. We lost a lot of on field production. That only further proves that it is in fact a rebuilding process.

 

Like I said above, it doesn't excuse the current staff from their list of mistakes, but they didn't exactly take over a contender either.

 

Problem:

 

People were THRILLED to see KB gone and if I remember correctly...many people hated RG and felt he did not play hard. Yet know those guys are missed?

 

Vegas had the win total at 8.5...if they would have seen this as some rebuild project they would have put that total at 6.5 and been laughing all the way to their vault because they would have known that 150,000 Husker fans would have been betting the overs.

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What the best administrators and coaches have in common is a consistent commitment to teaching young minds to do things the right way and to instill a values system that emphasizes hard work, discipline, loyalty, teamwork, compassion and excellence. Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.

That's quite a culture change from previous regime.

 

^ Agree. We'll get there -- at least, we won't suffer a program we can't be proud of in the meantime.

 

Would anyone trade this season for another typical 9-win season under Bo? I suspect many would. I don't see what's all that special about being unranked that makes us Nebraska fans accept that amount of boorishness and lack of class for the guy representing the university, and placed in charge of its student-athletes.

 

Between the talent and the mentality Bo left in place, I believe a brick-by-brick rebuild is right. Talent wise, no -- even better management and recruiting isn't going to dramatically transform the raw talent blueprint. Mentality wise, the thing more crucial and defining for a team's performance, absolutely and totally.

 

 

"I think we have kids in our program that are capable of winning championships."

 

Shawn Eichorst, November 30, 2014.

 

Even Eichorst is calling bulls*** on you (and himself) as of last year. Why you continue to defend him appears to be some sort of demented Stockholm Syndrome, it appears.

 

There probably are a couple of kids in our program that are capable of winning championships. Unfortunately there are only about 5, when you need about 40 or 50.

 

But why did nobody say this when MR was hired? All we heard was that MR would improve and win championships. Nothing was said about suffering through a losing season or rebuilding.

 

 

Because nobody wants to admit that a lot of folks were wrong about Bo and that he was a better coach than we thought. Many, including myself, thought just about anyone could win 9 games playing in this turd of conference division. Apparently that was not the case so the only way for someone explain what this season has morphed into is to create a narrative that the cupboard is completely bare and void of all talent. That 1-6 Purdue is superior and this is all Bo's fault. I'll admit I was wrong about Bo as a coach. Still happy he isn't here, but man did we swing and miss with Riley.

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Meh. Plenty of people talked about how we might be in for a transition year, although few expected it to be bad. I think plenty of people cautioned, though, that it's hard to know what to expect in year 1.

 

There were people in the "look at the schedule! look at the talent! We're going to win 10, 11 games! No worries about the transition" camp, too. It's possible that they were wrong about it. It's also possible that these coaches will never amount to anything.

 

Time will tell.

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Bo was right about this much: Eichorst is a total pu&&y and a c&&t.

And even if Bo was right, it still doesn't mean he was justified in how he left town and aired his dirty laundry.

 

You didn't see me say that, did you? I merely said that he was right about his assessment of Eichorst.

So we're in agreement then?

Show me the person that thinks the player meeting was a good idea? I mean, I get where Pelini was coming from and I understand his anger, but of course that wasn't the right way to do things. Acknowledging that the guy was right about something is not an endorsement of him or his behavior.

I'm that guy. I have no problem with the meeting and what he said. (Yes, I know I'm in the extreme minority).

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Meh. Plenty of people talked about how we might be in for a transition year, although few expected it to be bad. I think plenty of people cautioned, though, that it's hard to know what to expect in year 1.

 

There were people in the "look at the schedule! look at the talent! We're going to win 10, 11 games! No worries about the transition" camp, too. It's possible that they were wrong about it. It's also possible that these coaches will never amount to anything.

 

Time will tell.

No one saw this coming. Even the most heated opposition to this hire probably didn't see this. I hated the hire but got on board and was optimistic going into the season. It has become impossible to watch this team for me. It makes me sick to see what is being put on the field as Nebraska football.

We don't have time. It's been frittered away for the past 15 years with one bad hire after another.

 

I don't know what the right course is here. We are painted into an awful corner. Fire the coach and make this job even more radioactive then it already is, or allow Riley to hammer in the last few nails in the coffin. This isn't the Texas job. We can't rebound as easily as some of these other programs with built in recruiting

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Dear Husker Family,

Good morning.

I want to express my sincere appreciation to every Husker fan who has come to Memorial Stadium this season to cheer on the Big Red; who has traveled hundreds or thousands of miles to proudly wear the red and white in visiting stadiums; and who has passionately supported our student-athletes, our head coach, our assistant coaches and staff. Your support and patience as Mike Riley rebuilds our storied program one brick at a time mean the world to our young men, our staff and our university.

While many are understandably disappointed in the current record of the football team and the heartbreakingly close losses we have suffered, I am confident the future is bright because I see it in the eyes of our players, coaches and staff and I am impressed by what I know is going on behind the scenes. Our coaches are developing our student-athletes and, though the consistent victories are not there yet, I am confident they will come. I have witnessed how our young men battle every day in practice and fight to the finish on game days in the face of great adversity. Football can be a humbling game of inches and seconds and our players have laid everything on the line while making no excuses. The prospective student-athletes looking to make Nebraska home possess athletic talent, academic potential, and high character making for a bright future. Coach Riley has a vision and a plan and is committed to providing the Husker faithful with a sustained winner which will compete annually for championships.

As I have said many times, it is an honor and privilege to represent Nebraska, and I am humbled and care deeply about the men and women I have a chance to work with every day here. The incredible amount of hours they put in and the sacrifices they all make to represent Nebraska are truly remarkable. In two decades as a student-athlete and athletics administrator, I have had the opportunity to learn and work alongside some incredible people at five different institutions. What the best administrators and coaches have in common is a consistent commitment to teaching young minds to do things the right way and to instill a values system that emphasizes hard work, discipline, loyalty, teamwork, compassion and excellence. Those principles coupled with a positive attitude generally result in championships.

Your continued support is what makes Nebraska special and together, we will do great things. Thank you again for your incredible passion and support. We look forward to another home sellout and an electric environment on Saturday as we come together to cheer on our team against Michigan State.

Have a great week and Go Big Red!

Shawn Eichorst

http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=210466315

 

 

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Oh let's not kid ourselves about it being a rebuilding project. It absolutely is a rebuilding project.

 

Nebraska's attrition from last year was normal. Yes we lost Abdullah and Gregory notably but this was in no way a rebuilding project.

 

 

Bo's teams were a house of cards. I explained why above. I never mentioned attrition.

 

 

You do know what attrition means right???

 

 

Do you?

 

Okay let's talk about attrition then.

 

Abdullah was easily the offensive MVP over the last 2 years. Carried this team on his back when we needed him too and now that bell cow is gone. That only strengthens the case that it is a rebuilding scenario.

 

1. It's pretty clear you don't understand the true definition of attrition as it correlates to college football. Here's a hint: It's not like the NFL. There's attrition every single season in college football. Every single college football team experiences it. Players graduate or in small minority of cases some players are able to declare early for the NFL draft. Some just quit or leave the team or stop playing due to medical/personal reasons. Hopefully this makes some sort of sense to you as far as attrition and how it effects every single college football team every single year.

 

2. Per the bolded if you think losing one player automatically equates into calling the next season a 'rebuilding year' regardless of how good that player might have been then by your definition every single season is a rebuilding year.

 

Here's another hint. It's not.

 

 

I'll continue discussing this point with you when you stop cherry picking. All I'm saying is, Bo Pelini did not leave a fully equipped team behind and that the issues run deeper than the numbers show.

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Transition years are tough. I think that realistically no one could see this coming. On the other hand, losing talent like Ameer and RG isn't replaceable overnight, because it took 3 years for those guys to become Ameer and RG as Huskers. The cupboard wasn't bare, but mighty thin in spots. QB being one of them. RB has talent, but lacks any kind of in game college experience. Newby played some last year, but not enough to be considered a veteran.

 

Kenny Bell was a very good downfield blocker, and did catch more passes than he dropped, something that has happened far too much this season.

 

You can make arguements for both sides in this discussion. Coaches aren't doing a good job, and from a pure effort stand point, the players are not leaving it all out on the field each and every down either, and that has been an issue for the last 3 years. ONce this team has gotten behind in games in the last few seasons, they have either quit or found ways to quit. Thats on the players more than coaches, but like I said, its hard to really go one way or the other.

 

I will say that I have seen players in the right position to make plays, and seen alot of whiffs on defense, and thats been an issue now for at least 3 years. Offense, dropped passes are not something that has just occurred this season, that has been a plague for the last few years as well. QB's making bad decisions have almost been a part of this program now since TMart.

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Oh let's not kid ourselves about it being a rebuilding project. It absolutely is a rebuilding project.

 

Nebraska's attrition from last year was normal. Yes we lost Abdullah and Gregory notably but this was in no way a rebuilding project.

 

 

Bo's teams were a house of cards. I explained why above. I never mentioned attrition.

 

 

You do know what attrition means right???

 

 

Do you?

 

Okay let's talk about attrition then.

 

Abdullah was easily the offensive MVP over the last 2 years. Carried this team on his back when we needed him too and now that bell cow is gone. That only strengthens the case that it is a rebuilding scenario.

Kenny Bell gone? A reliable deep threat. Great perimeter run blocker. Yeah we really don't need that right now.

Gregory? Boy a pass rush specialist like that would be swell this year wouldn't it.

LBs? Yeah that cupboard was empty when Bray got here, and he has put results on the field regardless.

 

Come on. We lost a lot of on field production. That only further proves that it is in fact a rebuilding process.

 

Like I said above, it doesn't excuse the current staff from their list of mistakes, but they didn't exactly take over a contender either.

 

Problem:

 

People were THRILLED to see KB gone and if I remember correctly...many people hated RG and felt he did not play hard. Yet know those guys are missed?

 

Vegas had the win total at 8.5...if they would have seen this as some rebuild project they would have put that total at 6.5 and been laughing all the way to their vault because they would have known that 150,000 Husker fans would have been betting the overs.

 

 

Their attitudes were hard to deal with as a fan. Bell especially getting involved in the pay for play debate the way he did, and the crap he has pulled on twitter this year. But I know exactly what their production on the field meant and how hard that is to replace.

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Meh. Plenty of people talked about how we might be in for a transition year, although few expected it to be bad. I think plenty of people cautioned, though, that it's hard to know what to expect in year 1.

 

There were people in the "look at the schedule! look at the talent! We're going to win 10, 11 games! No worries about the transition" camp, too. It's possible that they were wrong about it. It's also possible that these coaches will never amount to anything.

 

Time will tell.

No one saw this coming. Even the most heated opposition to this hire probably didn't see this. I hated the hire but got on board and was optimistic going into the season. It has become impossible to watch this team for me. It makes me sick to see what is being put on the field as Nebraska football.

We don't have time. It's been frittered away for the past 15 years with one bad hire after another.

 

I don't know what the right course is here. We are painted into an awful corner. Fire the coach and make this job even more radioactive then it already is, or allow Riley to hammer in the last few nails in the coffin. This isn't the Texas job. We can't rebound as easily as some of these other programs with built in recruiting

 

 

I completely agree with you. I was supportive of getting rid of Bo, but not overly excited about Riley but was willing to give it a chance. Even after the first couple close losses he still had me on board. However, seeing the team actually regress as the season has progressed is a sign that their coaching is getting worse, not better. All teams have injuries and that is no excuse.

 

We are in a tough spot, but to me there are two options.

 

1. Retain Riley and hope things get better. I'm not want for relying on hope though.

 

2. Fire Riley and do as you say making this job difficult for the next guy.

 

I personally am in favor of #2 unless NU wins the final 3 games and shows signs of life. But before #2 can happen, SE must go. I don't trust him to pick the next coach.

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Oh let's not kid ourselves about it being a rebuilding project. It absolutely is a rebuilding project.

 

Nebraska's attrition from last year was normal. Yes we lost Abdullah and Gregory notably but this was in no way a rebuilding project.

 

 

Bo's teams were a house of cards. I explained why above. I never mentioned attrition.

 

 

You do know what attrition means right???

 

 

Do you?

 

Okay let's talk about attrition then.

 

Abdullah was easily the offensive MVP over the last 2 years. Carried this team on his back when we needed him too and now that bell cow is gone. That only strengthens the case that it is a rebuilding scenario.

 

1. It's pretty clear you don't understand the true definition of attrition as it correlates to college football. Here's a hint: It's not like the NFL. There's attrition every single season in college football. Every single college football team experiences it. Players graduate or in small minority of cases some players are able to declare early for the NFL draft. Some just quit or leave the team or stop playing due to medical/personal reasons. Hopefully this makes some sort of sense to you as far as attrition and how it effects every single college football team every single year.

 

2. Per the bolded if you think losing one player automatically equates into calling the next season a 'rebuilding year' regardless of how good that player might have been then by your definition every single season is a rebuilding year.

 

Here's another hint. It's not.

 

 

I'll continue discussing this point with you when you stop cherry picking. All I'm saying is, Bo Pelini did not leave a fully equipped team behind and that the issues run deeper than the numbers show.

 

 

But how many coaches leave behind a 'fully equipped team' in college football????????? Do you not follow the sport???? Again this is not the NFL.

 

Let me make it clear for you. While Nebraska lost their best rb in a long time and a 1st round draft pick on defense there were still a lot of guys leftover from a team that won 9 games just last year. Now suddenly we are 3-6 and it's not because Bo didn't leave us with a fully equipped team. Do you not think any blame should be laid upon the current new staff of coaches???!!!! There's talent on this roster to warrant a better record than 3-6 and the coaching decisions which have at times resembled ones made on the high school level are right there in front of you for everyone to see.

 

Holy excuses batman.

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