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27 points (total) in the last three games

BigRedOhio

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
Omg. Stop. Others have to step in and step up. The talent excuse has been used on every failed coach. It’s weak and others have to start playing better. There is enough talent here to NOT get your ass kicked by freakin Minnesota.
I agree with you... but these players just simply are not very good... or at least the ones on the field are not
 

North Cove

Scout Team
15 Year Member
Omg. Stop. Others have to step in and step up. The talent excuse has been used on every failed coach. It’s weak and others have to start playing better. There is enough talent here to NOT get your ass kicked by freakin Minnesota.

Amen !!!

Every program has "several players graduated" every year.

:rolleyes:
 

Husker In Oklahoma

All Big 10
15 Year Member
I agree with you... but these players just simply are not very good... or at least the ones on the field are not
So, only at Nebraska do the recruiting rankings miss? I don’t buy that either. It’s virtually impossible for all of Nebraska’s players to not be as good as advertised. Coaching has to come in somewhere.
 

lincoln84

Travel Squad
5 Year Member
I promise you SF does not believe his scheme won’t work in the BIG. We did not get beat on schemes last night. We still can’t block or tackle.
 

MadRat

God, Family, Football
2 Year Member
I promise you SF does not believe his scheme won’t work in the BIG. We did not get beat on schemes last night. We still can’t block or tackle.
What are you talking about? The schemes were broken against Minnesota and we failed to change the fundamental problems. That is not one blocking and tackling alone. We twisted and slanted our DL wide while relying on 5'10" DBs to take on OL. We are poor at linebacker play and it showed. We don't have a deep pass and it showed. We overloaded the formation and tried to string out the defense with a slow developing hand sweep play after play. We forced the ball into 9 in the box.. One schematic issue after another.
 

goodnterribles

Regulators! Let's mount up.
5 Year Member
What are you talking about? The schemes were broken against Minnesota and we failed to change the fundamental problems. That is not one blocking and tackling alone. We twisted and slanted our DL wide while relying on 5'10" DBs to take on OL. We are poor at linebacker play and it showed. We don't have a deep pass and it showed. We overloaded the formation and tried to string out the defense with a slow developing hand sweep play after play. We forced the ball into 9 in the box.. One schematic issue after another.
Agreed, they should run the FB trap full time with only Nebraska kids.
 

lincoln84

Travel Squad
5 Year Member
My point is that we are so bad at fundamentals—-blocking, tackling, penalties, fielding punts etc, etc, etc...that it is kind of pointless to talk about finesse/spread vs. BIG football. Like, we aren’t even ready for that discussion. Scheme discussions have merit but I didn’t even see a scheme last night to criticize. I saw a lot of slap and tickle tackling, blocking. Inept, undisciplined. Who was the asst on the sidelines with SF YAWNING in the 4thQ?
 

Boheet

Recruit
5 Year Member
So, only at Nebraska do the recruiting rankings miss? I don’t buy that either. It’s virtually impossible for all of Nebraska’s players to not be as good as advertised. Coaching has to come in somewhere.
I think you probably have a point but how many of the kids from Riley’s recruiting classes (generally rated in upper to mid 20’s if I remember correctly) are actually still around? The other thing I am seeing (but you would know better than me so correct me if I am wrong) is that especially along the lines the kids being recruited now really don’t look anything like what we have playing. The o-line recruits seem to be much longer than the current players and it seems the 2 deep on the d-line was almost all recruited to play in the 4-3. So yeah, these players were pretty well rated but seemingly for a different system (whether they should be utilizing the players strengths or going full force to install the new system is another discussion).
 

Husker In Oklahoma

All Big 10
15 Year Member
I think you probably have a point but how many of the kids from Riley’s recruiting classes (generally rated in upper to mid 20’s if I remember correctly) are actually still around? The other thing I am seeing (but you would know better than me so correct me if I am wrong) is that especially along the lines the kids being recruited now really don’t look anything like what we have playing. The o-line recruits seem to be much longer than the current players and it seems the 2 deep on the d-line was almost all recruited to play in the 4-3. So yeah, these players were pretty well rated but seemingly for a different system (whether they should be utilizing the players strengths or going full force to install the new system is another discussion).
This happens everywhere with a coaching change. At some point, you have to start heading north. NU was doing that the last 6 games of 2018. This year, it’s pointing south, that’s not good. Expectations were placed on the program, he welcomed that. It almost looks like a Riley team out there. It’s not a fundamentally sound team. That’s got nothing to do with talent.
 

MadRat

God, Family, Football
2 Year Member
The o-line recruits seem to be much longer than the current players and it seems the 2 deep on the d-line was almost all recruited to play in the 4-3. So yeah, these players were pretty well rated but seemingly for a different system (whether they should be utilizing the players strengths or going full force to install the new system is another discussion).
We've had two seasons to recruit OLBs, which is really the only defensive player that differs from 3-4 to 4-3. I think people make too much out of that. Some teams use specialist OLBs that flip relative to offensive formations to make it easier on the OLB. The 90's Huskers certainly did. Otherwise you are trying to find unobtainable recruits that would be spectacular in any system.
 

David3464

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
This happens everywhere with a coaching change. At some point, you have to start heading north. NU was doing that the last 6 games of 2018. This year, it’s pointing south, that’s not good. Expectations were placed on the program, he welcomed that. It almost looks like a Riley team out there. It’s not a fundamentally sound team. That’s got nothing to do with talent.
I think last year the Huskers last six games were against some of the less talented offensive teams though. This year the team has looked horrible though against some of the same teams they were competitive with or beat last year. Compare OSU's games....Illinois games. This year, the team just isn't that good. I really thought people bringing up how well the team finished last year was a bit of a mirage. MichSt had a terrible offense. Bethune Cookman. Who else? The four wins were not against mostly unimpressive teams.
 
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