Since I asked all of you for your opinions on the State of the Huskers, and over 6,000 of you were kind enough to oblige
, I figure the least I could do is share my responses and a brief justification*.
*Author's note: I composed this prior to Pelini being fired by Shawn Eichorst (that dude is really screwing with my writing schedule), so the responses refer to Bo in the present tense as Nebraska's coach)
Here are the answers I provided when I took the survey last week. Just promise you won't hold any of these answers against me...
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1. What is the biggest issue facing the Nebraska football program?
Reason: I feel Nebraska has the talent to win the West, but I question the approaches taken on offense and defense. Yeah, you probably could say this is on the coordinators, but I look at it like this: bring in the coordinator of your choosing. If he runs the exact same scheme as what's being done now, would he be successful? On the flip side, would Beck or Papuchis look better with a different scheme?
2. What is the primary issue holding back the offense?
Reason: It starts up front for this team. When the line is playing like "hell in a helmet", the offense moves very well. When they play like "Grandma Helen in a helmet", Armstrong and Abdullah have problems and Beck looks bad.
3. What is the primary issue holding back the defense?
Defensive coordinator / scheme
Reason: The Big Ten is a run-first league, but NU's defense