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Let's all step back for a moment. Poor decisions in this game cost us the win, but let's think before we call for Frost's job after his second year. 

 

We need consistency right now more than anything else. Let the coaches finish out this recruiting cycle. Let them go through spring once more. Let them coach next fall, then evaluate and see if the fat needs to be trimmed more.

 

We had some seniors who gave it their all today in their last game. Thank you to those guys! But, that senior class has a lot of guys who have not contributed to the team at all. We loss a few starters, but we have a lot coming back. The junior class has some guys who have not contributed much either, but with it being the third year under this staff, we may see some improvement next year. I really like what Frost is bringing in with his classes. We need more athleticism, but I think we are on the way. 

 

We have to remember that this is Frost's 4th year as a head coach. He is still going to need to learn a lot. Not an excuse, just a fact. 

 

Now, I want to jump back to my previous point of what we have returning for scholarship players next year. We have 17 seniors graduating. We have 7 that started or played a prominent role on the team this year. 4 who played sparingly and 6 who barely ever saw the field in their careers, if at all. That is not a good number.

 

The junior class does not have near as many non-performers as the senior class. There are 18 juniors listed right now, with 1 who is a transfer sitting out. There are 13 of the junior class who started, would have started (Injury), or played major roles on the team this year. 3 who have not played much at all in their careers and 1 who is redshirting this year after arriving late from JUCO. I really think this junior class could have a decent senior year. Not necessarily in wins/losses, but in individual and team performance. 

 

The sophomore class, Frost's transition class, is a bit of a mixed bag so far. As they are only sophomores, I think they can't be judged in a similar way to how I am judging the upper classes. The sophomore class consists of 16 players. 8 who started, or would have started (Injury), or played prominent backup roles. 1 whose status with the team is unknown currently. The remaining 7 have played sparingly so far over their careers. This class includes arguably our best defensive player, and when he plays well, offensive player. 

 

The redshirt freshman "class" this year, consists of 9 players. 3 of which are no longer on the team, and the other 6 have potential. 

 

Now, the freshman class. 25 players. Overall a class full of potential. A few players who we have seen this year show athleticism and talent that we have been missing for years. The most important thing about this class, and possibly the most important aspect of this season, is that 23 of them will be redshirting. A full extra year in the program. Weightlifting, nutrition, and learning the playbook and schemes. Look for guys from this class to make a big impact next year and the following years. 

 

All of that to say, let's be patient just a little bit longer. I think we are almost there. There are small issues, certain coaching tendencies especially, that need adjustment. But I think we are on an overall good path, we just need to continue to be supportive and prove we are indeed the greatest fans out there.

 

Go Big Red! :bigredn:

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My prediction is that you will be scolded for making such a long, drawn out post.  You will be reminded you are a new poster and should watch your place.  And you will be admonished that this topic has a million other threads to which you could have added.

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Just now, grandpasknee said:

My prediction is that you will be scolded for making such a long, drawn out post.  You will be reminded you are a new poster and should watch your place.  And you will be admonished that this topic has a million other threads to which you could have added.

Oh goodness, I probably just did all those things didn't I?  My bad.

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I see a very lengthy and seemingly mindful post, but sorry I stopped reading after I read that this was in defense to people needing to stop calling for Frost's job after year 2. For one, your time is valuable, you shouldn't have to write up that much in response to people crazy enough to be calling for Frost's job after year two. Second, those calling for Frost's job after year 2 are either not Nebraska fans, or are hashtag# era fans who expect results within 140 characters or less.

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2 minutes ago, BoNeyard said:

those calling for Frost's job after year 2 are either not Nebraska fans, or are hashtag# era fans who expect results within 140 characters or less.

 

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2 minutes ago, grandpasknee said:

My prediction is that you will be scolded for making such a long, drawn out post.  You will be reminded you are a new poster and should watch your place.  And you will be admonished that this topic has a million other threads to which you could have added.

 

And it’s a quality, well developed post, that while I disagree with its underlying premise, I’m upvoting.

 

Seems to be a rarity this season, not that I blame anyone.

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TL:DR

 

Frost is a bad coach. He will get all the time he needs here to be a bad coach until he finally decides to call it quits and do something else with the tens of millions he has earned from coaching bad teams at Nebraska. They aren't close, they are miles away from being close to even competing in the b10 West. It's not getting any better next year.

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1 minute ago, grandpasknee said:

My prediction is that you will be scolded for making such a long, drawn out post.  You will be reminded you are a new poster and should watch your place.  And you will be admonished that this topic has a million other threads to which you could have added.

 

I'm sure, but I don't care. I've lurked on here long enough to see that the post game thread spam is usually negative posts. Thought I'd throw out a semi-positive post.

2 minutes ago, BoNeyard said:

I see a very lengthy and seemingly mindful post, but sorry I stopped reading after I read that this was in defense to people needing to stop calling for Frost's job after year 2. For one, your time is valuable, you shouldn't have to write up that much in response to people crazy enough to be calling for Frost's job after year two. Second, those calling for Frost's job after year 2 are either not Nebraska fans, or are hashtag# era fans who expect results within 140 characters or less.

 

Agree completely. Wrote this mostly as a thought exercise for myself, and to throw out something positive. 

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1 minute ago, dspanther05 said:

Frost is a bad coach. He will get all the time he needs here to be a bad coach until he finally decides to call it quits and do something else with the tens of millions he has earned from coaching bad teams at Nebraska. They aren't close, they are miles away from being close to even competing in the b10 West. It's not getting any better next year.

 

None of this is true. Stop filling up a good thread with bad thoughts.

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1 minute ago, italianguard135 said:

 

I'm sure, but I don't care. I've lurked on here long enough to see that the post game thread spam is usually negative posts. Thought I'd throw out a semi-positive post.

 

Agree completely. Wrote this mostly as a thought exercise for myself, and to throw out something positive. 

 

Beautifully stated. I get this.

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Sometimes stepping back doesn't work out so well either. Just sayin..

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