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2 hours ago, suh_fan93 said:

 

 

Is that Gunnerson at the end with Corcoran? He doesn't look much smaller that's an awesome DE/OLB frame! 

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36 minutes ago, WyoHusker56 said:

 

Is that Gunnerson at the end with Corcoran? He doesn't look much smaller that's an awesome DE/OLB frame! 

Yes it is 

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1 hour ago, WyoHusker56 said:

 

Is that Gunnerson at the end with Corcoran? He doesn't look much smaller that's an awesome DE/OLB frame! 

Those are the type of players that are gonna transform this defense. We've been recruiting big lanky dudes in the front 7 

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3 minutes ago, Mavric said:

Word is Jackson Hannah has moved to Outside Linebacker.

Wonder if they will try to do a similar role as Jojo Domann.  Hannah was really skinny last year, and may be better at a lower weight and be a weak-side OLB.

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We seem to have a lot more natural OLBs than ILBs. I still think Greene & Mauga-Clements are natural OLBs. Either way I think a significant upgrade in sheer speed and athleticism is occurring. It just seems our LBs have been bogged down by either lack of athletic talent (Barry) or too much thinking/responsibility/choosing wrong gaps (Honas). 

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23 minutes ago, Decked said:

We seem to have a lot more natural OLBs than ILBs. I still think Greene & Mauga-Clements are natural OLBs. Either way I think a significant upgrade in sheer speed and athleticism is occurring. It just seems our LBs have been bogged down by either lack of athletic talent (Barry) or too much thinking/responsibility/choosing wrong gaps (Honas). 

 

I think you're right on the natural fit for these guys. However, if they make a good transition to inside the thought of guys like Greene or Mauga-Clements on the interior of your defense is awesome for us and scary for other teams.

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I don't care WHO the f#&% is on this team come next season. They better get to a damn bowl game or else Frost is fired. 

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Something interesting to watch this week will be Cameron Jurgens competing for the Nebraska track team for the first time in the shot put. The Husker football player from Beatrice had a throw of 63 feet, 3 inches, in high school that ranks seventh in state history.

 

Pepin says it’s good when the track team can use football players when they don’t have conflicts with spring football practice.

 

“That’s what the really good programs across the country are doing,” Pepin said. “They got a lot of football players on their team, particularly in the sprints and jumps and occasionally in the throws. And that’s one of things that we haven’t had. So that’s really hurt us because if you get a guy like that you don’t have to pay anything for him so now you can take that scholarship and get a guy in another event. And you may not have him all the time, but they’re there for the big meets that are important.”

 

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On 1/23/2020 at 11:38 AM, Mavric said:

Word is Jackson Hannah has moved to Outside Linebacker.

 

I think he can be a good fit at OLB.   I think that also means they feel decent about what they have at ILB.  

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Speed on defense is critical to success.   Big and slow maybe works at the goal line or in real bad weather where footing is tough.  
hopefully we have three deep at every spot with some experience and decent size and above average speed / quickness.   Then of course the defenders have to be good fundamental tacklers.  These coaches know these things and are trying to get enough pieces on the field to play solid defense.  If they have speed then they can be much more aggressive and attack and even overplay sometimes.  Those things create TFLs and turnovers and sacks etc.  sometimes being out of position is a good thing as the offense can’t scheme as easily consistently.  But if you overplay you’ve got to be able to recover and stop the big play results.  

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