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In State Recruiting Article

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by Section 104, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Section 104

    Section 104 Recruit 2 Year Member

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    I'm not posting a link because it is behind the Omaha World Herald firewall, but the article on this morning's front page is very interesting. I understood that there were more Nebraska kids playing back in the day, but not the depth of it as I was busy with school, babies, starting a career. If you get the hard copy of the World
     
  2. EastOfEden

    EastOfEden Red Shirt 10 Year Member

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    180 man roster helps on that.
     
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  3. TheOneders

    TheOneders Recruit

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    Back then didn't they also have more scholarships to give out and additional assistant coaches?
     
  4. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Blackshirt 2 Year Member

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    Yes and double Yes.
     
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  5. Blue Howl

    Blue Howl Drink up, Shriner! 5 Year Member

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    We need to start doling out those county scholarships again. ;)
     
  6. Uncle Buck

    Uncle Buck All Big 10 15 Year Member

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    Actually, no
     
  7. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Blackshirt 2 Year Member

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    Which part. Because they definitely did have more scholarships.
     
  8. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Blackshirt 2 Year Member

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    https://www.aseaofblue.com/2013/6/11/4409982/ncaa-football-a-brief-history-of-ncaa-football-scholarships
     
  9. Uncle Buck

    Uncle Buck All Big 10 15 Year Member

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  10. TheOneders

    TheOneders Recruit

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    I thought the article referenced Osborne's career, and not just the 90s. If not, my bad. I read it yesterday, and can't pull it up now. I wasn't alive at the time, but it was my impression that Nebraska used to have a freshman/JV squad (70s-80s?) that Solich at one point coached. I figured they would of had to have some additional coaches to help run those teams.
     
  11. satcong2

    satcong2 Recruit

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    The freshman team was dropped, due to the NCAA, in the mid to late 60s,as I recall. I think that Frankie never did coach the freshman team. The freshman team had about 4/5 coaches and played a 4/5 game schedule.
     
  12. Cyberbach

    Cyberbach Founding Father 15 Year Member

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    Actually I remember reading about Frank coaching the freshman team as well so I looked it up, 4 years 1979 thru 1983 Freshman Coach

    Solich returned to college football at his alma mater in 1979, spending 19 seasons at Nebraska as an assistant coach under Tom Osborne: four as the freshman team coach, and 15 as running backs coach.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Solich
     
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  13. Uncle Buck

    Uncle Buck All Big 10 15 Year Member

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  14. satcong2

    satcong2 Recruit

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    I will not rely on my memory anymore and do more research before posting.
     
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  15. weaver75

    weaver75 Recruit 2 Year Member

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    Until the fall of 72, freshman were ineligible for varsity football. And Nebraska had a freshman team for another decade. I think this helped the walk on program in the 70s especially, because Nebraska high school kids got a year to compete with the scholarship kids and prove themselves, and scholarships were then available if successful.
     
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