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Our offense had 500 yards for the third time this season

We were only out-yarded by 15 yards

I was actually pleasantly surprised by how our defense held up to their running game.  They had some big plays but we held them to 3-5 yards on a lot more runs than I expected.  I thought they might be getting 8-10 all night long.  We just could not get them held to 0-1 very often so we couldn't get off the field.

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Same old penalties and turnovers that kill us. The defense struggled with angles and tackling. There was a lot of promise on the offensive side of the ball with Washington, Spielman, and Martinez. The real thing that I learned is that Jurgens is going to be a center.

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Frost said we would “ know it when we see it”. I think we saw it on O for sure.  

Mo Washington is one tough dude.  He will be a good one for us.

JD- single game record, most yards by a single player at Camp Randall, heart and soul of the team tonight.

Penaltues, penalties, penalties....

Liked seeing some personnel changes.

Martinez-Baller.  Tough as nails.

Definsively- guys gotta tackle.  Gotta play mean.  

Play calling-I’d like to see Martinez run more.  He needs to start making DC’s sweat

 

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12 minutes ago, lo country said:

Frost said we would “ know it when we see it”. I think we saw it on O for sure.  

Mo Washington is one tough dude.  He will be a good one for us.

JD- single game record, most yards by a single player at Camp Randall, heart and soul of the team tonight.

Penaltues, penalties, penalties....

Liked seeing some personnel changes.

Martinez-Baller.  Tough as nails.

Definsively- guys gotta tackle.  Gotta play mean.  

Play calling-I’d like to see Martinez run more.  He needs to start making DC’s sweat

 

Agree with most of this.  AMART can't run more because he is all we have right now.  

Penalties are just plain killing so much for this team right now, but I think they are improving some because they were effort based tonight, not stupid.

Defense is doing the best it can with what its working with.  

O-line is a weak point, but has some shining moments.

Gaining yards is great, but points win games.

Washington is going to be a star, but we are jerking our RB's around too much right now.

 

 

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Not a list of things learned but some observations.  Intentionally didn't watch the first half.  Tuned in second half expecting to see players quitting and half effort.  Instead I saw a DL that wasn't getting pushed around in the 3rd qtr and an offense that was still playing hard.  I thought the Wisconsin D looked like they lost interest and didn't seem aggressive in the pass rush.  As one announcer pointed out they got burned by BYU QB runs so I think their DL was doing the Pelini dancing bear routine to try and contain Martinez.  Martinez's running ability is a huge benefit.  Only when we were in obvious passing situations were they ratcheting up the pressure with blitzes which Wisconsin is extremely effective.  Of course penalties but overall, some encouraging signs.  Hopefully Washington isn't too frustrated and sticks around. 

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There are some exciting pieces on offense and Frost looks to have a good scheme to utilize them.

 

The defense needs a complete overhaul in talent, and Chinander needs to figure out how to defend Big Ten teams. 

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I know its never good enough for some who just expect perfect blocking and no penalties, but the line looked really good more than a few times this game. 

 

I honestly cant remember an NU QB that looked as comfortable passing and also had showstopping running ability like Martinez. He also left some plays on the table today not trusting himself, but he will get there. Seems like every half he plays he improves. 

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29 minutes ago, Mavric said:

Our offense had 500 yards for the third time this season

We were only out-yarded by 15 yards

I was actually pleasantly surprised by how our defense held up to their running game.  They had some big plays but we held them to 3-5 yards on a lot more runs than I expected.  I thought they might be getting 8-10 all night long.  We just could not get them held to 0-1 very often so we couldn't get off the field.

 

It's what happened in the fourth quarter for our defense. Just like it was last year.

 

They get past our line and then we just don't close in on the ball. We have one linebacker that played this game that gives 100% on each play and flies to the ball. One. 

 

The Davis twins are good for sure. You've got Freedom out there who was a good 4-3 defensive end but just isn't doing a whole lot as a 3-4 defensive end. Cam Taylor played well and obviously has a lot of speed. There are some positives but there are of course a lot of problems, ranging everywhere from still battling bad tackling by some guys to just a lack of ability for others.
 

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4 minutes ago, PasstheDamnBallGuy said:

I know its never good enough for some who just expect perfect blocking and no penalties, but the line looked really good more than a few times this game. 

 

I honestly cant remember an NU QB that looked as comfortable passing and also had showstopping running ability like Martinez. He also left some plays on the table today not trusting himself, but he will get there. Seems like every half he plays he improves. 

 

No doubt. And how about Spielman...seriously unreal.

The Big 10 really hasn't changed much in 20 years, outside of Urban Meyer coming in. 24 points is enough to win you games in this conference. 500+ yards of offense? Totally dynamic offense, and Martinez will is already a star.

 

You watch Northwestern and Iowa play against Wisconsin and this s*** of getting 200 yards hung on them by a running back is rare. We get to the fourth quarter and just let em stomp us into the turf with their ground game. 

 

Second quarters have been pretty terrible for our offense. Imagine going into halftime with a score of 20-17. 

But at any rate...our defense is just terrible. We could actually beat Northwestern and Michigan State but it's going to take a showstopping effort from Martinez, Washington, Ozigbo, Morgan, and Spielman. 

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18 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

There are some exciting pieces on offense and Frost looks to have a good scheme to utilize them.

 

The defense needs a complete overhaul in talent, and Chinander needs to figure out how to defend Big Ten teams. 

On defense, I think your first point will solve the second point 

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Just now, TheSker said:

On defense, I think your first point will solve the second point 

That is our hope. The front 7 had no chance against Wisconsin tonight. Young is probably the worst LB I have ever seen at NU.  He got used in coverage time and time again. Our OLB’s not good either. 

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Its hard to win games when Officials don't use the same rule-book for both teams.

Targets
Holds
Block in the backs
: Late hits

: Facemasks

2 weeks in a row iv seen a deliberate effort by B1G crews to not throw flags on blatant penalties committed by the other team.

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14 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

That is our hope. The front 7 had no chance against Wisconsin tonight. Young is probably the worst LB I have ever seen at NU.  He got used in coverage time and time again. Our OLB’s not good either. 

Yeah. Young being the starter says a lot about the talent on that side of the ball. He plays hard, but he’s always on the wrong side of a big play. 

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47 minutes ago, Nebhawk said:

AMART can't run more because he is all we have right now. 

 

He already had more rushing attempts tonight than everyone else combined, and about half of the total rushing yardage. Washington and Ozigbo both had significantly more YPA, but Martinez had the longest run.

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31 minutes ago, Undone said:

 

It's what happened in the fourth quarter for our defense. Just like it was last year.

 

They get past our line and then we just don't close in on the ball. We have one linebacker that played this game that gives 100% on each play and flies to the ball. One. 

 

The Davis twins are good for sure. You've got Freedom out there who was a good 4-3 defensive end but just isn't doing a whole lot as a 3-4 defensive end. Cam Taylor played well and obviously has a lot of speed. There are some positives but there are of course a lot of problems, ranging everywhere from still battling bad tackling by some guys to just a lack of ability for others.
 

I think the Davises are pretty average honestly. Just my opinion, but I didn’t see them holding their ground too much today. 

 

I wasn’t watching them every play, but they certainly weren’t disrupting the running game 

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This may be my last time contributing to these threads.  It's very much the same s#!t everytime.  

 

Loved Maurice Washington ballin' out this entire game.  Every time he touched the ball it was usually good for us.  

Spielman looked back to form and had a great game.  

Morgan was solid.

AMart could have played better.  Ball security is an issue.  Accuracy also needs to improve...throws high or at guys feet at times.  I want more fire out of this guy.  This guy is getting a lot of hype but hasn't won a game.  I would be pissed by now.  

Frost needs to dial it up too...the penalties are killing us and talk is cheap.  

The defense...ugh, still under construction.  Textbook how not to tackle on some really bad missed tackles tonight.

Lack of pass rush and run stuffing leads to losing.  

We need to recruit for a top 10 class.  We basically know the few guys that make the score look respectable...other than them it is pretty thin.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, The Murphinator said:

Same old penalties and turnovers that kill us. The defense struggled with angles and tackling. There was a lot of promise on the offensive side of the ball with Washington, Spielman, and Martinez. The real thing that I learned is that Jurgens is going to be a center.

 

Yeah I heard the announcers say that and as a gut reaction I am thinking, WTF?!?!?!

 

By all accounts, Cam Jurgens is a freak athlete who could be a huge physical mismatch for us at the TE spot.  But, I'm going to trust Coach Frost (if this is true) that he knows what he's doing here.

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This is what I learned:

 

(1) We continue to shoot ourselves in the foot by committing wayyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooooo many penalties which have not been addressed and continue to hurt us and prevent us from winning a game

(2) We have no special teams. In fact, just calling what we have special teams is an insult to the term special teams.

(3) Coaches have very bad game management skills. We finished the game with THREE timeouts in our pocket. Why not use them to get the ball back and try and score. The coaches seem to have quit with 4.5 minutes remaining. That sends a wrong message to the team.

(4) We definitely did not miss Lindsey or Bell. In fact, our offense played well enough to win.

(5) Our defense is making it extremely hard for the offense to play organized. When we fall so far behind because our defense can’t stop anyone, it forces the offense to throw the ball so much because we want to catch up. That is not a good strategy. Black shirts should be taken away from everyone on the defense until the defense starts playing well as one unit and not just a few individuals who are carrying everyone else on the defense.

(6) Our team seems to have forgot how to win. We need to win soon or it will be very difficult for this team to build the confidence needed to start winning ball games again.

(7) Until we eliminate the penalties and have our special teams do something special and have our defense play like their lives depend on it, we will not win a game other than the Div II game and maybe (strong maybe) Illinois.

 

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Our offense can be great when the OC calls the spread game and stays away from our inept line. But even then there’s a chance they’ll put their hands in the defenders face , block in the back, or run up in the stands and tackle someone’s mother.

The defense tries but doesn’t have the Jimmies... they could also use some tackling practice. If they’re being held then they need to do something to make it obvious.

The Never-look-back pass defense isn’t working.

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I learned a Husker game can put me to sleep.  I'll have to finish it today.

 

I was surprised they only beat us by 3 more points than Purdue beat us at home.  Moral victory?

 

I also learned I'm jealous of Florida's quick turnaround.

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4 minutes ago, The Dude said:

 

I also learned I'm jealous of Florida's quick turnaround.

 

Florida won the SEC East in 2016, went 9-4 and won the Outback Bowl beating Iowa 30-3. They had a much more talented team to turn around. 

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I learned Tony fair just moved to the top of our recruiting board. We need monster defensive lineman to combat some of these offensive lines we face. 

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We could have won every game except Michigan if we cut the stupid penalties in half and had ST that were average. The 95 Huskers would have lost 5 games with this many penalties and pathetic special teams. Throw in the terrible turnover ratio, and it even makes winning more difficult. I am not sure why the coaches are having so much difficulty eliminating the penalties, but it was nice to see a new punter. Hopefully Frost makes enough progress to get us a win next week.

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1.  We saw glimpses of what we were expecting to see from Frost's offense.  The team moved the ball well in the second half and there were glimpses of signs to come with the weapons on offense.

 

2.  Similarly, we saw what we expected from Chinander's defenses at UCF.  They give up lots of points and yards against good competition and I do not see a great future for Chinander's approach in the BIG even if/when he has new personnel on the field.  

 

3.  Speaking of defense, we were most aggressive in the Colorado game and that happens to be the game we had tons of sacks and were the closest to winning.  I realize that Wisconsin was running the ball a lot, but when they passed, they had all the time in the world.  I am not sure why we were not dialing up the pressure on defense.

 

4.  We have regressed in the punting game big time.  I am not sure who is telling Lightbourn to do the rugby punts, but he ended 2017 as one of the most improved players on the team, and he is going backwards in 2018.  

 

5.  I am super excited about Martinez, Spielman and Washington and they all should feel good about their future at Nebraska.

 

 

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It appears that more players are becoming more familiar with and understanding the offense.  Our freshman QB is learning and getting better but despite the yardage and stats, he has lots of upside yet to develop.  Imagine what he will be like by next year at this time, having another year of practice and learning and getting the timing etc down with his skill players.  I also expect the playbook will gradually expand and Frost will feel more comfortable running a bigger variety, etc.  Of course, the O line has to grow bigger, stronger, smarter, angrier, etc.   This game played our about like our 3rd game of the season instead of our 5th.  Not a surprise considering the perfect storm start in games one through three.   

 

The defense is doing some good things but can't seem to string enough good plays together to stop drives before mid field so we have little chance of getting or changing starting field position.   Special teams need a month's worth of live practice.   Until we get the basics down (coverage, field awareness, legal blocking, etc.), we are going to lose the field position battle and that costs us atleast 14 pits to every team we play.   However, there are signs of development and improvement.  There remains hope for two or three wins yet this fall.   

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9 hours ago, Mavric said:

Our offense had 500 yards for the third time this season

We were only out-yarded by 15 yards

I was actually pleasantly surprised by how our defense held up to their running game.  They had some big plays but we held them to 3-5 yards on a lot more runs than I expected.  I thought they might be getting 8-10 all night long.  We just could not get them held to 0-1 very often so we couldn't get off the field.

 

I like the positives you list, but let’s be honest - this was a “look beyond” game for the Badgers. They play Michigan next week, and they knew they could win by just showing up yesterday. 

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I thought both sides of the ball played much improved.  

 

Ozigbo needs and and deserves more than 5 carries in a game

 

Lamar Jackson and Dedrick Young are complete liabilities on defense

 

Im curious what the point of putting Mazour in scholarship was if he isn’t going to play until garbage time.

 

Offensive line played better.  Martinez had a lot of time to throw most of the game.

 

Martinez will be an absolute weapon when he understands he can run more than he does.

 

Tre Neal might understand this defense but he’s not very good out there.  Looks lost sometimes

 

I really hope JD stays all 4 years here.  Dude is amazing.

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8 minutes ago, StPaulHusker said:

I thought both sides of the ball played much improved.  

 

Ozigbo needs and and deserves more than 5 carries in a game

 

Lamar Jackson and Dedrick Young are complete liabilities on defense

 

Im curious what the point of putting Mazour in scholarship was if he isn’t going to play until garbage time.

 

Offensive line played better.  Martinez had a lot of time to throw most of the game.

 

Martinez will be an absolute weapon when he understands he can run more than he does.

 

Tre Neal might understand this defense but he’s not very good out there.  Looks lost sometimes

 

I really hope JD stays all 4 years here.  Dude is amazing.

Lamar Jackson shouldn't be playing.  He is not there to play and give effort.  On Taylor's 88-yarder, Jackson wanted no part in trying to make a tackle.  He practically ran away from Taylor.

 

Young was pretty much benched for Weinmaster in the 2nd half.  It will be interesting to see if that sticks on the depth chart.  Honas's injury kills NU right now.

 

Tre Neal isn't good either.  I guess I didn't realize he would have been a backup at UCF this season, but that's one of the reasons he transferred to NU.

 

Mazour is on all the special teams, and there were scholarships available for this semester.  I don't see the negative of putting him on scholly, even in a limited role.

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I learned the defense is much better without 21 on the field.  He was on the field for all of Wisconsin's big plays.  Not saying they were all his fault but his effort makes my eyes hurt

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Just now, MyBloodIsRed16 said:

I learned the defense is much better without 21 on the field.  He was on the field for all of Wisconsin's big plays.  Not saying they were all his fault but his effort makes my eyes hurt

21's effort is an epidemic.

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5 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

Lamar Jackson shouldn't be playing.  He is not there to play and give effort.  On Taylor's 88-yarder, Jackson wanted no part in trying to make a tackle.  He practically ran away from Taylor.

 

Young was pretty much benched for Weinmaster in the 2nd half.  It will be interesting to see if that sticks on the depth chart.  Honas's injury kills NU right now.

 

Tre Neal isn't good either.  I guess I didn't realize he would have been a backup at UCF this season, but that's one of the reasons he transferred to NU.

 

Mazour is on all the special teams, and there were scholarships available for this semester.  I don't see the negative of putting him on scholly, even in a limited role.

Mazour on scholarship isn’t a negative at all!  I just figured if he worked hard enough to earn one, it was going to translate to him having a role in the offense.  That’s all.

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Just now, StPaulHusker said:

Mazour on scholarship isn’t a negative at all!  I just figured if he worked hard enough to earn one, it was going to translate to him having a role in the offense.  That’s all.

Fair enough.  My bad on misunderstanding your post.  Mazour may be a bigger part of the offense going forward, now that Bell is gone.  Word is that Bell was still getting plenty of reps in practice this week and was a decent part of the Wisconsin game plan.   

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27 minutes ago, StPaulHusker said:

I thought both sides of the ball played much improved.  

 

Ozigbo needs and and deserves more than 5 carries in a game

 

Lamar Jackson and Dedrick Young are complete liabilities on defense

 

Im curious what the point of putting Mazour in scholarship was if he isn’t going to play until garbage time.

 

Offensive line played better.  Martinez had a lot of time to throw most of the game.

 

Martinez will be an absolute weapon when he understands he can run more than he does.

 

Tre Neal might understand this defense but he’s not very good out there.  Looks lost sometimes

 

I really hope JD stays all 4 years here.  Dude is amazing.

Agree with this. I get that the gameplan was to attack the secondary, but maybe a few more runs by Oz at least gives us some shorter 2nd and third downs.

 

As for Martinez, I have to think he's being told to protect himself. There's been plenty of times when he's scrambling where he could just take off, but runs around instead. He's going to be very, very, very good.

 

Mo Washington is going to be a stud. He twitches and changes direction so quick, he almost looks like a video game player. Also, he's a great pass catcher.

 

Finally, Id take a clone army JD Spielman all day, every day. That dude is simply a stud, and is the best playmaker we have.

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2 hours ago, WyoHusker56 said:

 

Florida won the SEC East in 2016, went 9-4 and won the Outback Bowl beating Iowa 30-3. They had a much more talented team to turn around. 

 

Nebraska and Florida had very similar records the last 2 years.

 

Much more talented?  Perhaps.  I'd like to see how many highly rated players Mullens has ran off this year.

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1 hour ago, StPaulHusker said:

I thought both sides of the ball played much improved.  

 

Ozigbo needs and and deserves more than 5 carries in a game

 

Lamar Jackson and Dedrick Young are complete liabilities on defense

 

Im curious what the point of putting Mazour in scholarship was if he isn’t going to play until garbage time.

 

Offensive line played better.  Martinez had a lot of time to throw most of the game.

 

Martinez will be an absolute weapon when he understands he can run more than he does.

 

Tre Neal might understand this defense but he’s not very good out there.  Looks lost sometimes

 

I really hope JD stays all 4 years here.  Dude is amazing.

Yup! But we also knew this based on his effort over the last three years. 

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The biggest thing I learned is how far Wisconsin has quietly fallen this season.

 

The most frustrating part of the game was how our defense can make any team's offense look good in conference play. Look at their scores through their first five games:
 

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34 points against...Western Kentucky? With a three year starter at quarterback? Only put up 21 points against BYU? I'm honestly surprised they put up 28 against Iowa.

 

But then they play us and roll up 500 yards and 41 points. This just has to stop with poor tackling and lack of effort to fly to the ball. 

 

I am absolutely done with Lamar Jackson. Look at this lack of effort; he totally could have made the tackle:

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And I just don't get using Gifford as a stand-up lineman on the edge. In my opinion it just won't pay off. When you're playing Wisconsin just line your backers up like you did against Colorado in more of a standard 3-4.

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3 minutes ago, Undone said:

The biggest thing I learned is how far Wisconsin has quietly fallen this season.

 

The most frustrating part of the game was how our defense can make any team's offense look good in conference play. Look at their scores through their first five games:
 

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34 points against...Western Kentucky? With a three year starter at quarterback? Only put up 21 points against BYU? I'm honestly surprised they put up 28 against Iowa.

 

But then they play us and roll up 500 yards and 41 points. This just has to stop with poor tackling and lack of effort to fly to the ball. 

 

I am absolutely done with Lamar Jackson. Look at this lack of effort; he totally could have made the tackle:

RoEG4V.gif

 

And I just don't get using Gifford as a stand-up lineman on the edge. In my opinion it just won't pay off. When you're playing Wisconsin just line your backers up like you did against Colorado in more of a standard 3-4.

 

My favorite part of this .gif is where 21 just gets assholed.  

 

That tackle attempt from 23 is pretty special.

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Wisconsin was 7.7 yards per rush.   We did our usual non-defense and they took what they needed at will, generally. 

 

Our 3 for 10 on third down conversions was sick.. although we seemed to do better on other downs thanks to Martinez.

 

The damned defense is losing our games.  All of them.

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I want to reiterate what a pretender team Wisconsin is this season. If they had our conference schedule they'd be a 7-5 team. I'm actually going to predict it right now - they'll lose to Northwestern.

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Offense:

-Gave Martinez a pocket most of the game

-AMart, JD and Washington are going to be lethal

 

Defense:

-D Line couldn’t control LOS.  Weak pass rush.

-Freshman guys look good

-Im trying not to call out players individually anymore, but there are two players, one starter and one former starter that should never see the field.

 

Special Teams:

-Great call to change punters

-They had no respect for our KO coverage. No team should be able to make it to the 15 if they run out of endzone.  They were consistently venting to 30.

 

I liked what I saw.  There is hope if we have patience.

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1 minute ago, gobiggergoredder said:

I liked what I saw.  There is hope if we have patience.

Ditto and agreed.

 

Frost has brought in some dynamic freshmen.  The lines of scrimmage aren't as quick to fix because of the time needed in S&C to develop them.

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58 minutes ago, The Dude said:

 

Nebraska and Florida had very similar records the last 2 years.

 

Much more talented?  Perhaps.  I'd like to see how many highly rated players Mullens has ran off this year.

 

In 2016, Nebraska lost to Iowa 40-10. Florida beat that Iowa team 30-3. Similar records sure. Similar talent level no way. 

 

As far as transfers, I know Florida had a few, but I don't know who or how many. I also don't think anyone was ran off from NU. I think players decided they didn't fit or didn't want to fit Frost's offense and he didn't try to stop them from leaving. 

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24 minutes ago, The Dude said:

 

My favorite part of this .gif is where 21 just gets assholed.  

 

That tackle attempt from 23 is pretty special.

Another angle...

 

 

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Martinez and Spielman have the makings of stars and NFL level skillsets. 

 

The offensive skill position guys played lights out and never gave up.

 

I could round up 5 fat guys from any bar in town and they would do a better job of blocking than our offensive line. Their effort and technique are both pathetic. How many big plays were negated by them doing something stupid? 

 

The defense is generally bad. Coverage is poor, run defense is bad, and we can’t generate a pass rush. But worst of all is their complete inability to tackle. On several plays, several defenders were running alongside the RB or WR carrying the ball and not even attempting to make a tackle. It reminded me of watching my 4 year-old daughter play soccer. 

 

I have confidence in Frost and the staff, but thought we would be further along by now. We have to eliminate mistakes and general stupidity. Some of that is dumb players, but part of it is also coaching.

 

Despite the result last night, I saw signs of progress.

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I learned that we have a handful of very good and exciting players on offense; 2AM, JD, MoWash, Ozigbo, Stanley Morgan And only a couple on defense; Mo Barry and Bootle. There might be some younger guys with potential to develope and there might be a few others that are serviceable but what we really need is a whole bunch of new jimmies and joes, especially on defense.

 

We won’t win until our offense starts putting up 40+ points because our defense is that bad. And they won’t start putting up 40+ points until they get turnovers and penalties under control.

 

Special teams is still atrocious. Every minute they have spent practicing special teams has been a complete waste of time. We need to negotiate alternate means of changing ball possession with the league because any time we have to put a kick or return unit on the field we’re going to lose in the transaction.

 

I dont see this team getting much better this year. It doesn’t appear that our most severe problems are things that practice helps.  We need jimmies and joes and that improvement will be measured in years not weeks.

 

I am tired and fed up with listening to all of these players and coaches in press conferences. If I hear “they battled” one more time following them getting their sh#t kicked in, I’m going to lose it. Just quit talking about it and do it.

 

I shouldn’t have abandoned Comfortably Numb so quickly. I’m back there already. I seriously do not expect any game to end in victory this season. Maybe, possibly Bethune-Cookman. Maybe. And that’s only based on knowing they are FCS. Not sure that matters because we play like an FCS school.  The good side of this is my expectations are at an all time low so anything positive that happens will seem awesome.

 

Thank God Wiscy did not decide to simply run it between the tackles all night. Holy sh#t that would’ve been ugly. If I was Chryst that is exactly what I would’ve done. Not a single pass, not a jet sweep, nothing but right down our throat. It would’ve been a blood bath.

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38 minutes ago, Undone said:

The biggest thing I learned is how far Wisconsin has quietly fallen this season.

 

The most frustrating part of the game was how our defense can make any team's offense look good in conference play. Look at their scores through their first five games:
 

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34 points against...Western Kentucky? With a three year starter at quarterback? Only put up 21 points against BYU? I'm honestly surprised they put up 28 against Iowa.

 

But then they play us and roll up 500 yards and 41 points. This just has to stop with poor tackling and lack of effort to fly to the ball. 

 

I am absolutely done with Lamar Jackson. Look at this lack of effort; he totally could have made the tackle:

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And I just don't get using Gifford as a stand-up lineman on the edge. In my opinion it just won't pay off. When you're playing Wisconsin just line your backers up like you did against Colorado in more of a standard 3-4.

 

He’s terrible. Or, at least, his effort is terrible. 

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5 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

I could round up 5 fat guys from any bar in town and they would do a better job of blocking than our offensive line. Their effort and technique are both pathetic. How many big plays were negated by them doing something stupid?

 

Pass blocking was actually good last night. If it hadn't been, how else do we get to over 400 yards through the air?

 

We only had 24 rushing attempts, 13 of which were by Martinez and one was by Bunch. 

 

Offensive line was decent enough as a unit last night to win the game outside of all of the penalties.

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