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Player: Matthew Anderson

Hometown: Leesville, Louisiana

School: Leesville

Position: Offensive Tackle

Height: 6-7

Weight: 250

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Offers: Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nebraska, Western Kentucky

Visits: 6/4/18; 9/8/18 vs. Colorado

 

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45 minutes ago, Chadhusker said:

I'm ok with this offer. A 6-7 tackle ,i'll take that. 

David Knevel says hello. 

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When it comes to an offer like this, one thing you really want to look for is if most of the smaller schools around him are offering. In this case, outside of the big time program, virtually every coaching staff in his radius has come to the same conclusion that he deserves a scholarship to play football at the next level.

 

So with that said, it’s likely that he’s a guy who simply slipped through the cracks so far. If LSU doesn’t have you on their radar, that can happen. I will be surprised if we remain his only Power-5 offer now and it’s nice that we can always remind him we were the first big time program to see his potential and that the others (assuming there’s more) came calling after us.

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On the surface it might seem odd to offer a player who has no other offers from P5.  If I trust the coaches to see talent (I know we've said that before but what choice do we have!) then I have to think they saw something in him that would work for this offense.

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57 minutes ago, jsneb83 said:

Spelled his name wrong

Our pets heads are falling off!

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Sounds like a commit is very soon, wants to talk to family and coaches first. Seems smitten by us. I still don’t know how to feel about him being a top OT priority but this staff has my full buy in so I trust them.

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According to LSU people,  the state is expected to have an exceptional year for talent in 2019 and this kid is one that is being forgotten.   Sounds like he is very raw but has the tools to be a good one, very athletic.   If he has a great Sr. year,  some of the other big boys will start sniffing around. 

 

  

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Actually surprised to hear some of these things from the coaches.  For me, it's a bit (actually a lot) of oversell for me.  In my mind, I just can not imagine, even under Frost, that in 4-5 years he actually restores the order and we win a National Championship.  I literally can not imagine that.  I'm glad they believe that.  I think have more rebuilding to do and it's more realistic to get in the hunt in the next 5 years and hope for one in Frost's term.  

Back to Mr. Anderson ... I was disappointed he didn't commit.  After the next few days I think he naturally cools and other options will present itself and it gets more difficult.  We shall see.

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19 minutes ago, BigRedN said:

Actually surprised to hear some of these things from the coaches.  For me, it's a bit (actually a lot) of oversell for me.  In my mind, I just can not imagine, even under Frost, that in 4-5 years he actually restores the order and we win a National Championship.  I literally can not imagine that.  I'm glad they believe that.  I think have more rebuilding to do and it's more realistic to get in the hunt in the next 5 years and hope for one in Frost's term.  

Back to Mr. Anderson ... I was disappointed he didn't commit.  After the next few days I think he naturally cools and other options will present itself and it gets more difficult.  We shall see.

I have zero problem with what he said he was told. We have to bring back a confidence and attitude that we WILL win and not MAYBE win. 

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22 minutes ago, BigRedN said:

Actually surprised to hear some of these things from the coaches.  For me, it's a bit (actually a lot) of oversell for me.  In my mind, I just can not imagine, even under Frost, that in 4-5 years he actually restores the order and we win a National Championship.  I literally can not imagine that.  I'm glad they believe that.  I think have more rebuilding to do and it's more realistic to get in the hunt in the next 5 years and hope for one in Frost's term.  

Back to Mr. Anderson ... I was disappointed he didn't commit.  After the next few days I think he naturally cools and other options will present itself and it gets more difficult.  We shall see.

Why is it so hard to think a natty is possible in 5 years time? Lots great coaches have won in the first 5

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^^^ to the last two posts.  Well, didn't say I had a problem with it either ... just think it's an oversell.  "Why is it so hard to think?"  It's the last 20 years.

 

FYI, again, I wanted Frosty back when no one wanted Frosty.  Before the last coach we got.  I believe in Frost.  I just want to be more than realistic.  Tom Osborne was a great coach.  It took him more than 5 years.  It was a different time back then but even more today ... in Frost I trust ... but FRANKLY, I trust in Scott a hell of a lot more than this fan base.  Folks are already expecting him to go undefeated next year.  We have a good coach.  I'll give him time to restore the order.  The results will follow ... no demands need to be met.  Frost is our guy.

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26 minutes ago, BigRedN said:

^^^ to the last two posts.  Well, didn't say I had a problem with it either ... just think it's an oversell.  "Why is it so hard to think?"  It's the last 20 years.

 

FYI, again, I wanted Frosty back when no one wanted Frosty.  Before the last coach we got.  I believe in Frost.  I just want to be more than realistic.  Tom Osborne was a great coach.  It took him more than 5 years.  It was a different time back then but even more today ... in Frost I trust ... but FRANKLY, I trust in Scott a hell of a lot more than this fan base.  Folks are already expecting him to go undefeated next year.  We have a good coach.  I'll give him time to restore the order.  The results will follow ... no demands need to be met.  Frost is our guy.

I certainly don’t see us going undefeated, but I have decent expectations. With coaching changes, the good ones, turn around a program quickly. It’s noticeable from the jump. Nebraska has the kind of roster where that shows. I see a team like Purdue. An attitude change alone made them tough to play. Look at Iowa state. Bo turned Nebraska around in one year, then took the next step in year two. Even Riley he a decent team in year two. If frost is worth everything we believe he is, I won’t be surprised to see Nebraska looking really good towards the end of this year when guys are really comfortable. 

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1 hour ago, BigRedN said:

Actually surprised to hear some of these things from the coaches.  For me, it's a bit (actually a lot) of oversell for me.  In my mind, I just can not imagine, even under Frost, that in 4-5 years he actually restores the order and we win a National Championship.  I literally can not imagine that.  I'm glad they believe that.  I think have more rebuilding to do and it's more realistic to get in the hunt in the next 5 years and hope for one in Frost's term.  

Back to Mr. Anderson ... I was disappointed he didn't commit.  After the next few days I think he naturally cools and other options will present itself and it gets more difficult.  We shall see.

To your first point...while you are correct to an extent, rebuilding can be done in 3 years... I fully expect us to be in the HUNT in the big ten by then. If not at least competing and maybe falling a game short of representing the B1G West, then yes, something has gone wrong. Championships...maybe in 5 years?

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Just sit back and enjoy. The first year is always the most fun in these deals. oh and back to Anderson.

 

Let's get this big old boy!

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6 hours ago, Vince R. said:

I certainly don’t see us going undefeated, but I have decent expectations. With coaching changes, the good ones, turn around a program quickly. It’s noticeable from the jump. Nebraska has the kind of roster where that shows. I see a team like Purdue. An attitude change alone made them tough to play. Look at Iowa state. Bo turned Nebraska around in one year, then took the next step in year two. Even Riley he a decent team in year two. If frost is worth everything we believe he is, I won’t be surprised to see Nebraska looking really good towards the end of this year when guys are really comfortable. 

 

That was such a good post until there. That team was actually out gained in terms of ypp! The 2015 team was actually a little better than the record, 2016 a little worse. Neither fits the point.

 

But, yes, history strongly suggests a big and quick turnaround if Frost is going to indeed get the job done.  

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2 hours ago, brophog said:

 

That was such a good post until there. That team was actually out gained in terms of ypp! The 2015 team was actually a little better than the record, 2016 a little worse. Neither fits the point.

 

But, yes, history strongly suggests a big and quick turnaround if Frost is going to indeed get the job done.  

Record wise, I believe he is talking

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12 hours ago, Huskers93-97 said:

Why is it so hard to think a natty is possible in 5 years time? Lots great coaches have won in the first 5

Did they even say "National" Championship team?

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In my mind, I just can not imagine, even under Frost, that in 4-5 years he actually restores the order and we win a National Championship

 

That quote above is what I was responding to by bigredn

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5 hours ago, brophog said:

 

That was such a good post until there. That team was actually out gained in terms of ypp! The 2015 team was actually a little better than the record, 2016 a little worse. Neither fits the point.

 

But, yes, history strongly suggests a big and quick turnaround if Frost is going to indeed get the job done.  

It is still a good post! You have to believe me.

 

As Scotty mentioned, I was referring to the record. That team gave up after the delating lost in Madison. Had they won, that year is much different. 

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He looks like a TE. Really hope he can put on some good weight.

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I don't know why people don't like this kid. I think he's someone that will be great in time. He has some size and that's a good thing. 

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3 minutes ago, ADS said:

Someone get that kid a sammich

The kid lives in Louisiana... A place known for its food.

 

I am a bit concerned if he cant put on weight in that state.

 

That being said, give him an unlimited gift card to raising canes and he will be fine!

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I prefer a kid who is 250 than 350. A kid that is 250 has all the room in the world to put on good weight. Duval has proven this to be no issue. He will most likely graduate around 265-270 and I would assume a redshirt year would leave him around 300. That weight is going to be much better proportioned than coming in over weight and having to lose it then add it back on. 

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^^^ This!  I'm all good here.  When he is starting as a Junior, at 6' 7" he will have no problem being at a minimum 30 pounds heavier with the correct kind of weight.  That's 10 pounds a year and doesn't even include this year.  No worries at all.

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Per Bruntz he has no commited yet, just spoke with Anderson.

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Yeah, I wasn't sure but the Tweet from Austin made me think it was legit.  But no one else did anything so must be a false alarm.

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9 minutes ago, Ziebol the Red said:

Per Bruntz he has no commited yet, just spoke with Anderson.

 

It's too late.  I've already emotionally accepted this.  This one still counts.  :-)

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Is he athletic enough to play TE or DE if he doesn't put on the weight?  Maybe he's one of those kids that the coaches can tell he isn't done developing.

 

I probably would rather start with someone like this than someone who is a big tub of goo and then try to get them in shape....as long as he can put on the muscle.

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