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Maurice Washington

Discussion in 'Football' started by denisonred, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Twelve String

    Twelve String Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    According to the guys on 93.7 The Ticket, Scott Frost and staff were aware of this situation, vetted it and are still on-board with getting MW to campus. The situation apparently did not involve academics.

    Washington's struggles have been well documented.The young man is on his fourth high school for crying out loud. I think Scott Frost is demonstrating that he is willing to give him a chance to right the ship rather than throw him overboard like some are willing to do already.

    Scott's approach sounds very similar to a former head coach ......

    Go to 10:40 on this segment for the heart of the discussion.

    http://www.theticketfm.com/early-break/may-16th-maurice-washingtons-eligibility-is-apparently-up-in-the-air-for-the-fall-how-much-would-that-change-your-view-of-the-rb-situation/
     
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  2. EastOfEden

    EastOfEden Red Shirt 10 Year Member

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    wish I knew what the California environment was like.

    he could go either way at this point; I'm glad the staff is supporting him. He seems to need support.

    My guess is that if he gets to Lincoln he will be OK.
     
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  3. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 5 Year Member

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    Situation absolutely involves academics. But him being at multiple high schools is just another piece of the puzzle.
     
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  4. Twelve String

    Twelve String Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    Then his high school coach must be lying.

    “He got in trouble, and he was expelled,” said Cason, who declined to say why Washington was expelled, other than that it was for behavior and not academics. Washington did not immediately answer text messages, and his phone is not allowing calls.

    http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/recruiting/husker-signee-maurice-washington-s-academic-status-in-question-nu/article_c75cfd1b-9252-5976-acc0-127c4a45ba1d.html
     
  5. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 5 Year Member

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    I’m talking about why he’s not here and having to transfer home to get here. His hand being forced to not stay where he is to try and get eligible is just another red flag.
     
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  6. denisonred

    denisonred Junior Varsity 10 Year Member

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    Only time will tell. However, at this point the situation does not look good. But if I recall we took a chance on him when we recruited him. Sometimes those gambles pay off othertimes not so good.
     
  7. Twelve String

    Twelve String Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    Gotcha. I went off in a different direction with your first response - my bad. I see what you mean.
     
  8. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 5 Year Member

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    I probably confused you more than the other way around.

    But between going to 3/4 different high schools, not being eligible for Nebraska, then getting expelled from his last school where he was trying to get eligible for Nebraska for something other than academics, I’d be fine going another direction. I know we aren’t, but we are plenty deep at RB.
     
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  9. Bigger Ed

    Bigger Ed Recruit

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    I image you were pretty busy this 4-8 season, huh.
     
  10. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 5 Year Member

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    There's plenty of times taking an academic risk or someone that has been to more than one high school works out. Dennard is a guy we got due to his academics and that worked out, went a little off the rails after he graduated here, but worked out for the football team. Marcus Newby also had qualification issues, but he couldn't have been a better person. When you start getting into academic issues and couple that with expulsions or behavioral deals, it gets a little dicey. Luckily we are paying someone 5 million a year to figure it out.
     
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  11. Beareye

    Beareye Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    If Washington and Bryant are out of the picture, I'm not sure how deep we are at RB. We have Bell, Miles Jones (If the staff wants to use home as a RB), Bradley, and a few seniors who have had very pedestrian careers. There are enough bodies, but not a lot of proven contributors.
     
  12. djlhuskerfan

    djlhuskerfan Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    I am sure this staff will have some holes to fill in recruiting. It wasn't going to get fixed in one partial cycle. Cant afford too many injuries.
     
  13. jwoods

    jwoods Consensus 2 Star 2 Year Member

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    If history is a good indicator, Frost won't rely on only one guy to carry the load in the running game. 15 different players carried the ball at UCF in 2017 (17 in 2016). While I expect Bell to get the bulk of the carries, I'm confident we will find a way to utilize Bradley, Wilbon, Ozigbo and others.
     
  14. HuskerInTexas

    HuskerInTexas Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Spielman or Lindsey in the backfield at some point either
     
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  15. Husker Marine

    Husker Marine Recruit

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    Everyone keeps forgetting to mention the guy who has averaged 13.6 ypc the only times we have seen him in any game type action... 8 carries for 109 yards...

    This guy rushed for 50 TDs in HS and passed for another 36.
     

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