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    by Published on 06-29-2015 10:33 PM     Number of Views: 9088 
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    As a Nebraska football fan, I dread the months of July, and August. Not because those months are painfully slow for news, the season feels light years away, or I'm already tired of predicting the team's record for the upcoming season.

    I dread this time of year because I know that any day now the new Husker football alternative uniform will be released. If we've learned anything over the first three years of the "Unrivaled" series of alternate unis, it's that they are routinely bad, mediocre at best, and downright awful at worst.

    Of course, this is also the time of year where I start to get my hopes up and think "maybe this is the year that adidas knocks it out of the park and creates some spectacular." Surely, the three stripe folks - having recently lost Notre Dame and Tennessee, and reportedly being on the ropes with Michigan - will bring out their "a" game. Right?

    Um....about that....

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    A post on medium.com entitled "Adidas: Sports Apparel Laughingstock" *chronicles a laundry list of screw ups and failings by adidas.

    *As ...
    by Published on 06-29-2015 08:07 AM   
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    Say what you want about Bo Pelini's failures to recruit the state of Nebraska, he got most of the Nebraska prospects he seriously offered. In his first full year of recruiting, Mike Riley could lose the top two prospects in the state, and losing Jared Bubak does matter for Riley. ...
    by Published on 06-26-2015 12:33 AM     Number of Views: 7255 
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    On Wednesday, Oklahoma's president said the Big XII "should strive for" a 12-team league. Since it is the end of June, when you're more likely to see snowflakes than college football news*, several outlets pounced on the story and began speculation on who teams XI and XII might be.

    *Or at least, college football news outside of recruiting and arrests. Those two topics know no off-season.

    One of those pieces came from ESPN's Jake Trotter, who broke down 12 possible additions from most likely (BYU, Memphis, Boise State, Cincinnati, etc.), less likely (Florida State and Clemson, or other defectors from a Power 5 conference), down to the least likely: Nebraska.

    You're reading that correctly: somebody at the Worldwide Leader made a case for Nebraska going back to the Big XII.

    Now, before I rip his rationale to shreds, it is worth mentioning in Trotter's defense that he considers North Dakota State* - a current member of the FCS - a much more likely addition than Nebraska. Whether or not this improves Trotter's credibility is up to you.

    *Be sure to give Trotter credit for this spectacular factoid about the Bison: "They actually have as many wins against the Big 12 as Kansas does in the last five years."

    But let's face it: at best, suggesting Nebraska as a "new" member of the Big XII is an ...
    by Published on 06-21-2015 03:33 AM     Number of Views: 8116 
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    The University of Nebraska just completed a week of satellite camps and one thing is certain: Mission Accomplished. Mike Riley brought all nine of his assistant coaches on the road with him, as well as graduate assistant and de facto ...
    by Published on 06-09-2015 05:11 PM     Number of Views: 7583 



    JoJo Domann of Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is rated as a high three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout, and is yet to be rated by ESPN. As one of the best overall players in the Huskers' 500-mile radius, JoJo has become one of the most sought after players on the Huskers' recruiting board. Domann is a former high school teammate of 2015 Nebraska signee Avery Anderson and is regarded as one of the best linebackers in the Western United States. Nebraska will likely sign at least four linebackers in this upcoming class and Domann is arguably their top target. It's no secret that linebackers will have a lot of responsibility in Mark Banker's cover 4 scheme. One of their most important assignments will be the need for them to cover running backs, tight ends and even slot receivers occasionally. Domann is exceptional ...
    by Published on 06-06-2015 11:32 PM  Number of Views: 5839 



    Koby Quansah of Kingswood-Oxford High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, is currently rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals (#210 overall) and as a high three-star by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout. Husker coaches continue to search far and wide for talented linebackers to add to the roster through the 2016 class. That search has taken them to Connecticut, where on June 3rd they offered one of the best linebackers in the Northeastern United States. Koby Quansah has the prototypical skillset at the linebacker position for the Cover 4 defense that Mark Banker plans to install. Quansah is extremely versatile, capable of playing all three 'backer positions and is adept at covering tight ends and running backs out of the backfield - a prerequisite in the Cover 4 scheme. Nebraska is new to the pursuit for Quansah, ...
    by Published on 06-02-2015 06:40 AM  Number of Views: 2374 
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    3. Athletics

    One of my sports dreams has been to be a part of a field-storming at Memorial Stadium. I live in jealousy of Missouri and Iowa State fans who have rushed their home fields in recent years, want that moment at Nebraska. ...
    by Published on 05-27-2015 08:55 PM  Number of Views: 7921 
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    Nebraska needs strong performances from Nebraskans to have a decent chance at winning conference championships. Always has.

    Iím not talking about quality depth provided by Nebraska walk-ons, even though thatís important. Iím talking about all-conference ...
    by Published on 05-27-2015 08:44 AM  Number of Views: 8216 
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    2. Football,
    3. Recruting

    In a revised review of Nebraska's 2011 recruiting class, Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald notes that, as early as the summer of 2010, signs pointed to Bubba Starling choosing MLB over college football. Even though Jamal Turner was committed to Nebraska as a quarterback, ...
    by Published on 05-25-2015 01:06 PM     Number of Views: 10994 



    Greg Simmons of Fort Pierce Central High School in Fort Pierce, Florida, is currently rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services. Nebraska continues to scour the country in search of linebacker help and the Huskers are particularly thin in the middle. There isn't a true middle linebacker on the current roster who isn't an upperclassmen. It is imperative for the coaches to find a couple inside guys in this class who they can plug into the system and have learn for a year under guys like Josh Banderas and Michael Rose-Ivey. The linebacker position promises to be vital in Mark Banker's Cover-4 scheme. Linebackers will need to be athletic and versatile. They will be asked to cover tight ends and running backs, while also needing to stuff the run and be effective blitzers. ...

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