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Unsportsmanlike Conduct, the afternoon show on 1620, posed a very interesting off-season question today: 

 

 

It took me awhile, but this is what I went with: 

 

QB: 1995

RB: 2012

WR/TE: 2006

OL: 1982

DL: 2009

LB: 2002

DB: 1999

ST: 2015

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This is fun off season fodder.

 

QB: 2019

RB: 1982

WR/TE: 2014

OL: 1995

DL: 1988

LB: 1992

DB: 1999

ST: 1972

 

Changing my mind on ST back before I existed thanks to @Guy Chamberlin

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No one has picked up on my QB choice yet.... :)
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QB: 1989 (Gerry Gdowski isn't a bad consolation prize after other unit selections eliminate Gill, Frazier, Frost and Crouch.)

RB: 1982

WR/TE: 2013 (Not many Nebraska teams started two receivers that would later be selected in the NFL Draft.)

OL: 1994

DL: 1997

LB: 2003 (Barrett Ruud and Demorrio Williams)

DB: 2010

ST: 2014 (I'll take a young Pierson-El returning punts before he was injured.)

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6 hours ago, Hans Gruber said:

QB: 1989 (Gerry Gdowski isn't a bad consolation prize after other unit selections eliminate Gill, Frazier, Frost and Crouch.)

RB: 1982

WR/TE: 2013 (Not many Nebraska teams started two receivers that would later be selected in the NFL Draft.)

OL: 1994

DL: 1997

LB: 2003 (Barrett Ruud and Demorrio Williams)

DB: 2010

ST: 2014 (I'll take a young Pierson-El returning punts before he was injured.)

I like the 2010 db selection. Prince! Dennard, Hagg, Gomes. That squad was stacked at DB

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4 hours ago, Nebfanatic said:

I like the 2010 db selection. Prince! Dennard, Hagg, Gomes. That squad was stacked at DB

All four drafted and played at least two or three seasons in the NFL. Prince is still playing. 

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These are all pretty solid, but you don't have to be old to reach back and grab Johnny Rodgers over Demornay Pierson-El.

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QB: 2001 (Crouch; wanted Frazier or Gill but...rules)

RB: 1983 (Rozier)

WR/TE: 1971 (Rodgers)

OL: 1994 (Best OL in school history)

DL: 1997 (Jason Peter, Grant Wistrom, Mike Rucker, Steve Warren all NFL Players, 2009 was a close second)

LB:  1993 (Trev Alberts)

DB: 1999 (Mike Brown, Ralph Brown, Keyou Craver, Clint Finley all NFL players)

P/PK: 2009 (Alex Henery, Brett Maher)

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28 minutes ago, In the Deed the Glory said:

QB: 2001 (Crouch; wanted Frazier or Gill but...rules)

RB: 1983 (Rozier)

WR/TE: 1971 (Rodgers)

OL: 1994 (Best OL in school history)

DL: 1997 (Jason Peter, Grant Wistrom, Mike Rucker, Steve Warren all NFL Players, 2009 was a close second)

LB:  1993 (Trev Alberts)

DB: 1999 (Mike Brown, Ralph Brown, Keyou Craver, Clint Finley all NFL players)

P/PK: 2009 (Alex Henery, Brett Maher)

 

I don't think all those 1990s fit withing the rules either  ;)

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I thought this would be a fun exercise but man, It’s crazy how stacked those mid 90’s teams were. Wanting to pick somewhere between 93 to 97 for virtually every position group. It’s insane.

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1 hour ago, JJ Husker said:

I thought this would be a fun exercise but man, It’s crazy how stacked those mid 90’s teams were. Wanting to pick somewhere between 93 to 97 for virtually every position group. It’s insane.

 

I had a real difficult time choosing between the '94 OL, '95 QBs, '95 RBs, and '96 DL. I do feel like I dropped the ball with the '02 LBs, but I picked them for Ruud, Shanle and Demorrio. 

 

On 6/6/2019 at 12:06 AM, runningblind said:

This is fun off season fodder.

 

QB: 2019

RB: 1982

WR/TE: 2014

OL: 1995

DL: 1988

LB: 1992

DB: 1999

ST: 1972

 

Changing my mind on ST back before I existed thanks to @Guy Chamberlin

 

For a time, I had the '95 RBs and the '19 QBs; I decided I could trade AMart and LP/Green for Frazier and Burkhead/Abdullah. 

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It's really early on Adrian Martinez, but really tempting. Certainly worth freeing up players from the glory eras. 

 

Or to put it another way; look what Adrian Martinez did with units that wouldn't come close to anyone's "best of" lists. 

 

 

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Okay, this sucks. Wouldn’t have guessed this would be so difficult but each pick takes out a five year window. To make it easier (I thought) I ranked the importance of the position groups based on Nebraska’s usual style of play or at least how important I perceive these groups to usually be. Had to start with the best possible lines up front. I also gave more weight to the list of names rather than specific years those names performed great. So a guy who may not have played as much as a frosh or soph but was awesome later in his career got weighted highly for all years he played. It was working pretty well until I came to the last category :bang With this methodology I came up with;

 

OL: 1994 (Stai, Wiegert, Zatechka, Taylor, Graham, Wilkes)

DL: 1997 (Wistrom, Peter, Kelsey, Rucker, Warren)

RB: 1982 (Rozier, Craig, Smith, Schellen, Rathman)

QB: 2001 (Crouch)

DB: 2009 (Prince, Asante, Dennard, Gomes, Hagg, O’Hanlon)

LB: 1989 (Croel, Mills, Petko, Tyrance)

WR/TE: 1971 (Rodgers, Woody Cox, Frosty Anderson, Jerry List) bonus- Johnny boosts the return game for ST

P/PK: 1968 (Paul Rogers) this one is sort of weak but he did likely save Devaney’s job and pffft....they’re kickers and Henery wasn’t an option.

 

Really would’ve liked to somehow get Tommie or LP or Gill or Suh in here...but rules.

 

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I realize Special Teams is more than a return man, but looking at the rest of the units I don't think we'd do much kicking. 

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42 minutes ago, Guy Chamberlin said:

I realize Special Teams is more than a return man, but looking at the rest of the units I don't think we'd do much kicking. 

 

Yeah, this team doesn’t even need a punter but the kicker (extra points) and return guys would be busy.

 

Actually the original tweet this derived from did not specify special teams but rather called that position group P/PK. So I guess this particular all-time Husker team does not require returners or an all around ST. But I played it safe by taking Johnny Rodgers in the WR group.

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