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OWH Spring Previews: 8 'Prove It' Players/5 Senior Leader/5 Players To Emerge

Discussion in 'Football' started by All 'N' 011808, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. All 'N' 011808

    All 'N' 011808 Former Walk-on 2 Year Member

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  2. All 'N' 011808

    All 'N' 011808 Former Walk-on 2 Year Member

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    From the link above...
    Players listed include:
    OLB Alex Davis
    OT Christian Gaylord
    DE DaiShon Neal
    DT Peyton Newell
    OL John Raridon
    OL Boe Wilson
    RB Mikale Wilbon
    RB Devine Ozigbo

    What do you think? If some names above decide not to prove it, do they go elsewhere?
     
  3. Huskerthom

    Huskerthom Starter 2 Year Member

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    That is a petty good group of 8 "show me" guys.
     
  4. denisonred

    denisonred Junior Varsity 10 Year Member

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    Did nt I read where Peyton Newell was transferring?
     
  5. All 'N' 011808

    All 'N' 011808 Former Walk-on 2 Year Member

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    That's being "discussed", but I haven't seen anything official. Being a fifth year senior who probably has his degree, Newell becomes a prime candidate to help get the scholarship numbers back to 85 since NU is four over at 89.
     
  6. HuSkaBob

    HuSkaBob Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    I think Boe Wilson and Devine Ozigbo have pretty much done what they can with the opportunities they were given. Ozigbo seems to be the type of back that needs a little help to get beyond the line. There was little help. Boe Wilson makes a fine fullback... maybe they should try him on the offensive line? [/sarcasm]
     
  7. Ackos

    Ackos Heisman 15 Year Member

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    I would think there are a lot more than 8, something closer to 80
     
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  8. HuskerInTexas

    HuskerInTexas Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    Meh, some of these aren't really in prove it mode for me.. they've mostly already proven they can be rotational pieces (at best) but likely won't be "the" guy at their position. Wilbon is a prime example of that.

    Like @HuSkaBob said though, I'm not sure I'd include Ozigbo or Wilson on this list. They seem to have at least shown glimpses in their opportunities.
     
  9. bucktril

    bucktril Scout Team 15 Year Member

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    I would add Lamar Jackson to the list.
     
  10. Red Zymurgist

    Red Zymurgist Want a beer? 2 Year Member

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    If I understand Big Ten oversigning rules correctly (a big IF!), Nebraska had to notify the Big Ten that it believed it would have 64 players still on scholarship come this fall, leaving 21 recruiting openings and allowing Nebraska to sign 24 with the plus 3 rule. I also understand that Nebraska has to be 85 total scholarship players by this fall. I think this means that there are 65 players currently on scholarship who will have to "prove it" before fall, as at least four have to go before then.
     
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  11. HuskerTea

    HuskerTea Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    Ouch!
     
  12. djlhuskerfan

    djlhuskerfan Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    I have to agree that we know what we have with wilbon and Ziggy. And Alex Davis also. I do think the whole o-line needs to be on that list. Most underwhelming part of team last year
     
  13. huskrthill

    huskrthill Crap 5 Year Member

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    I don't think this is unfair. All of the guys need to "prove it" to themselves, their teammates, and the new staff. Even multi-year starters should be looking in the mirror. The guys need to be honest with themselves about what happened last season. The coaches were held accountable and were let go. They players must also bear some responsibility. Which ones are going to hold themselves accountable? Which ones are going to expect their teammates to also show some accountability?
     
  14. katymac

    katymac Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    I felt this way last year when I attended the whisky game.:Bananalazy:
     
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  15. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    I think 8 other guys will do the proving and these guys, with the possible exceptions of Wilson and Raridon, will do the sitting.
     
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