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Re: Nebraska Football 2016

Postby twiztid1 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Riley has been no better than Pelini on the field or in recruiting. But I love his desire to win and willingness to change. The offense has been ok given the injuries and lack of depth. I think it'll be much better with a QB that can find open receivers. But special teams and defense are awful despite being healthy. Good changes by Riley.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2016

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twiztid1 wrote:Riley has been no better than Pelini on the field or in recruiting. But I love his desire to win and willingness to change. The offense has been ok given the injuries and lack of depth. I think it'll be much better with a QB that can find open receivers. But special teams and defense are awful despite being healthy. Good changes by Riley.


As Osborne said to Callahan, you can maybe have 1 bad year here. You don't last with 2. He's already had a losing record and got a pass for it. I don't think Riley had a choice on these. We've under-performed with two relatively easy schedules. Next year's will be tougher and 2018 is a legitimately tough one. The seats for Riley and Eichorst were definitely getting warm.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2016

Postby Greg S » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:04 pm

Supposedly they already have the replacement ready to go (which would make sense). Could be announced tomorrow, if not Saturday.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2016

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Greg S wrote:Supposedly they already have the replacement ready to go (which would make sense). Could be announced tomorrow, if not Saturday.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2016

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Greg S wrote:Supposedly they already have the replacement ready to go (which would make sense). Could be announced tomorrow, if not Saturday.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2016

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Greg S wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:
Greg S wrote:Supposedly they already have the replacement ready to go (which would make sense). Could be announced tomorrow, if not Saturday.

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I would buy 50 if it also included a picture of Elmo alongside him.
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Re: Nebraska Football 2016

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It sounds like Bob Diaco will be bringing his 3-4 defense to Lincoln.
Good thing we have plenty of linebackers.
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Re: Nebraska Football 2016

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:58 am

Coyote wrote:It sounds like Bob Diaco will be bringing his 3-4 defense to Lincoln.
Good thing we have plenty of linebackers.


I also hear Diaco will be the highest paid assistant coach in Nebraska football history at a rumored nearly $1 million salary.. As a point of reference, the fired Banker was making $580,000...

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Nebraska Football 2017

Postby nebugeater » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:40 am

2016 is in the books. Time to move on to a 2017 thread. With the staffing changes, recruting, Winter conditioning, and pending spring practice we are on to a new season.

I moved a few posts at the end of the 2016 thread here that are about the future season.
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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Stargazer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:53 pm

Pretty impressive recruiting class beginning to come together. When's the last time we've had 4 4-star WR's ?

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:26 pm

Stargazer wrote:Pretty impressive recruiting class beginning to come together. When's the last time we've had 4 4-star WR's ?


Meh..

NU has had more effective recruiting classes under Osborne that ranked in the 40's..

It's not the number of stars or "blue chips" in college; but rather how they fit into the coaching system/scheme and then practice and play "the right way" that makes the actual difference..

Time and coaching will tell with these current supposed "4 star" recruits.. there is as much a chance they'll fall flat on their faces than become on the field difference makers..

We shall see...

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Coyote » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:58 am

Stargazer wrote:Pretty impressive recruiting class beginning to come together. When's the last time we've had 4 4-star WR's ?

It will be interesting to see how the new system will use these WRs. And they are still after one more. If one of our QBs can get them the ball in stride... In ugly weather...

With the D going 3-4 I hope we can develop a good NG.
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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:18 am

Coyote wrote: It will be interesting to see how the new system will use these WRs.


Although not a WR, for the time he was here, TE Cethan Carter was never fully integrated or used properly within the NU offensive scheme.. Never got to see the coaching staff maximize this kids talent.. We saw flashes, then he got hurt..

I think Carter has the talent and skill set to potentially play in the NFL.. Or at least garner a spot on somebody's practice squad...

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Greg S » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:48 am

So far so good on signing day.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby nebugeater » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:58 am

Yes

So far all have fallen the Huskers way that were expected with a few major signings still in play.
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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Greg S » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:10 am

Guy Thomas staying with Nebraska surprised me. Still think Calvin signs with Wash State.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby MadMartin8 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:39 pm

Greg's correct. Calvin signed with Wazzou.

That kid is a headcase, and Nebraska might end up with better WRs.
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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby twiztid1 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:55 pm

I really like what Riley has done since the end of the regular season. He made some significant coaching changes and put together good recruiting class. My only complaint is they didn't fill out the class. Bo was awful in this area which contributed to the depth issues of late. It's a tough spot for coaches though as they were in on some high end talent that didn't announce until late today. Nebraska might not have as many spots open next year either.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Greg S » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:35 pm

Next year's will be smaller, but with the couple spots that weren't filled this year you add those to next year's class (and for this spring and fall, you give the open ones to senior walk ons).

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:59 am

Sounds like there could be over 70,000 people for Saturday's spring game. As of Wednesday morning, more than 66,000 tickets had been sold.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

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skinzfan23 wrote:Sounds like there could be over 70,000 people for Saturday's spring game. As of Wednesday morning, more than 66,000 tickets had been sold.


And an impressive list of recruits. Obviously it doesn't mean much if you can't close the deal on some of these elite prospects, but at least this coaching staff puts passion into recruiting while the previous one seemed to only make excuses and negative comments.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:00 pm

Latest update states that ticket sales have surpassed 70,000 and there is a possibility of breaking 2008's record attendance of 80,149.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

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I think it was 78,312
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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Coyote » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:56 pm

Nate Gerry goes to the Eagles in the 5th (184). Sorry Omaha Cowboy :;):
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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:46 pm

Coyote wrote:Nate Gerry goes to the Eagles in the 5th (184). Sorry Omaha Cowboy :;):


Nate Gerry to the irrelevant Philadelphia Hummingbirds not withstanding..

I'm surprised there has been no 2017 Husker football talk here since the NFL Draft 4 months ago. I'm wondering if many are just not excited about the upcoming NU season after reading and hearing the pundits downplaying the Husker season with the expectation of only 5 to 7 wins. Does a 5-7 season put Mike Reilly squarely on the hot seat? Probably yes. But I still think he deserves a 5 year window to completely turn the roster over.. At the end of the 2019 season, if we still see the Huskers middling at the 5 to 7 win mark and not close to competing for a conference championship, then I'd say he's out..

Anywho, what are your expectations for the upcoming NU season? Opening game is less than 1 month (more like 3 weeks) away...

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Busguy2010 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:35 am

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Coyote wrote:Nate Gerry goes to the Eagles in the 5th (184). Sorry Omaha Cowboy :;):


Nate Gerry to the irrelevant Philadelphia Hummingbirds not withstanding..

I'm surprised there has been no 2017 Husker football talk here since the NFL Draft 4 months ago. I'm wondering if many are just not excited about the upcoming NU season after reading and hearing the pundits downplaying the Husker season with the expectation of only 5 to 7 wins. Does a 5-7 season put Mike Reilly squarely on the hot seat? Probably yes. But I still think he deserves a 5 year window to completely turn the roster over.. At the end of the 2019 season, if we still see the Huskers middling at the 5 to 7 win mark and not close to competing for a conference championship, then I'd say he's out..

Anywho, what are your expectations for the upcoming NU season? Opening game is less than 1 month (more like 3 weeks) away...

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I've been thinking about the upcoming season myself, I just didn't know when or where to post it. I have followed the football program very little in the off-season. All I've really heard is the quarterback has shown some promise and there have been some injuries. I honestly have no clue what I'm talking about, but the optimist in me says they will beat Oregon, surprisingly beat Wisconsin and Penn State and finish the regular season 11-1. The realist says 7-5. College football is so much harder to predict given the overall lack of true talent and huge rosters. College football has so much to do with what the next man up can do or can't do. I will have to watch the first three to six games really closely to have anything close to a real idea. I've just vaguely heard most people outside the state think they're going to tank, but the local media seems to be really optimistic. I definitely have my bit of Husker pride, and I can see through it.

I'm glad you brought this discussion back up, Cowboy. What I really wanted to post about was Rex Burkhead as a Patriot. After seeing his greatness in Nebraska and borderline irrelevancy with the Bengals, I am feeling super confident that Bill Belichick will best recognize Burkhead's strengths and utilize him thoroughly. For those of who follow pro football, I expect Burkhead to compile about 5 touchdowns with catches out of the backfield or certain goal line plays. As a fan of both these teams, I'm really excited to see Burkhead show his relevancy, and ultimately win a Super Bowl title.

If you're a Husker fan, you've gotta like the Patriots because they seem to like the Huskers. It would be interesting to find out how many Nebraska players have played in the regular season with the Patriots in their great years. I know there's been a few within the last eight or so years. Alfonzo Dennard, Vincent Valentine and Rex Burkhead so far. Dennard and Valentine have both won Super Bowls, Burkhead is next up. I may do a little more research on that topic.

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Re: Nebraska Football 2017

Postby Busguy2010 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:47 am

I currently hope the Bills don't sign Brandon Reilly, and the Patriots pick him up in typical fashion. Then in a couple years, Brandon Reilly will be yet another Husker to have a tangible impact on the the NFL.


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