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Jeremy Pernell

The author's columns published before spring of 2016 are archived here.

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Jul 9, 2017
    , Jeremy Pernell
    Things are looking up, but the Huskers are probably a year away.
    The Nebraska football team put an exclamation point on the high school camp season. Husker coaches participated in satellite camps at Texas A&M (June 4), Texas-San Antonio (June 5), Florida Atlantic (June 8), Florida International (June 8), Mercer University in Macon, Georgia (June 7), Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri (June 10), and the University of the Redlands in California (June 11). They also held camps in Lincoln on June 16 and 23.

    It was the team's...

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Apr 27, 2017
    , Jeremy Pernell
    A look at where the Huskers stand at a few positions heading into fall camp.
    Nebraska is in great shape at quarterback

    Glass half-empty guy might point to a vanilla defense worthy of praise from Baskin-Robbins as the reason four Nebraska quarterbacks completed 62-of-95 (65%) passes during the Red-White game. That might be the case, but we heard reports all spring of Tanner Lee and Patrick O'Brien completing passes at a 70% clip during practices. The spring game was not an anomaly. Mike...

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Feb 27, 2017
    , Jeremy Pernell
    With a department dedicated towards recruiting in the works, the staff turns its attention to 2018.
    Mike Riley has spent his first three years one upping himself on the recruiting trail. According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, the Huskers have finished with the 30th, 24th and 23rd ranked classes during Riley's tenure. The 2015 class, underrated in my opinion, was a transition class compiled in just over 8 weeks - with over half of that time falling under the NCAA mandated Dead Period. The improvements and strides made on the trail have been impressive during...

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Feb 14, 2017
    , Jeremy Pernell
    Riley changing the culture of the program with recent staff changes.
    When Mike Riley was hired to replace Bo Pelini following the 2014 season, he said he looked at the opportunity in Lincoln as "one last adventure." Critics of the hire lamented that Riley and his large contingency of Oregon State assistants were using Nebraska for one last payday before retirement. Turns out, those guys may have underestimated just how much Mike Riley wants to go out a winner.

    The pressure to win and win big is real and Mike Riley doesn't shy away from...

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Feb 5, 2017
    , Jeremy Pernell
    Ranking the Top 40 classes and analyzing Nebraska's class
    Top 40 Recruiting Classes

    1. Alabama
    2. Ohio State
    3. Georgia
    4. Michigan
    5. USC
    6. Oklahoma
    7. LSU
    8. Florida State
    9. Auburn
    10. Florida
    11. Texas A&M
    12. Miami (Fla.)
    13. Notre Dame
    14. Stanford
    15. Clemson
    16. Penn State
    17. Maryland
    18. Tennessee
    19. Virginia Tech
    20. Washington
    21. Nebraska
    22. Oregon
    23. South Carolina
    24. UCLA

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Feb 3, 2017
    , Jeremy Pernell
    The top guys, where they are from and where they are going to school.
    The top guys, where they are from and where they are going to school.

    1.RBNajee Harris6-2225Antioch, CAAlabama
    2.OTFoster Sarell6-7315Graham,...

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Jan 16, 2017
    , Jeremy Pernell
    Sunseri would bring recruiting chops and an extended background in the 3-4.

    Lost among the excitement of the recent hiring of Bob Diaco as defensive coordinator (I'll have more on that in a future column) is the realization that Mike Riley still has another position on his staff to be filled. Secondary coach Brian Stewart left the Huskers to take a defensive coordinator position with Rice. Whether this move was encouraged by Riley or Stewart simply wanted to run a defense again (and take upwards of a 100k cut in...

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Dec 10, 2016
    , Jeremy Pernell
    The recent addition of Donté Williams to the Husker staff has breathed new life into the recruitment

    The recent addition of Donté Williams to the Husker staff has breathed new life into the recruitment of several players who have been long-time targets. It has essentially reshuffled the Husker recruiting board at cornerback. When a coach switches schools, it's common practice for him to bring along his Rolodex and look in on the kids with whom he has built a strong relationship. The reason Nebraska can be so optimistic is because...

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Dec 1, 2016
    , Jeremy Pernell
    3rd annual N2FL All-Big Ten Team Unveiled
    2016 All-Big Ten Team


    QB: J.T. Barrett (Jr.) Ohio State (2x)
    RB: Saquon Barkley (So.) Penn State
    RB: Justin Jackson (Jr.) Northwestern
    WR: Curtis Samuel (Jr.) Ohio State
    WR: Austin Carr (Sr.) Northwestern
    TE: Jake Butt (Sr.) Michigan (2x)
    OT: Ryan Ramczyk (Jr.) Wisconsin
    OT: Erik Magnuson (Sr.) Michigan
    OG: Dan Feeney (Sr.) Indiana
    OG: Billy Price...

  1. Posted By N2FL
    Nov 30, 2016
    , Jeremy Pernell
    Huskers finish regular season, turn focus towards recruiting
    Record/Results: 2-2 (9-3 overall, 6-3 Big Ten)

    Nov 5th - #6 Ohio State (62) #10 Nebraska (3)
    Nov 12th - #19 Nebraska (24) Minnesota (17)
    Nov 19th - #18 Nebraska (28) Maryland (7)
    Nov 25th - Iowa (40) #16 Nebraska (10)

    What we saw on Offense: Nebraska finished another month of anemic play on offense. Several factors played a part in the offense sputtering for the majority of the season. Last month it was the health of the offensive line, where several...