I was the same. I also think that Solich began to lean so heavily on him he lost some of the creativity in his play calling and could never quite get it back.
Yeah just like the lack of EC’s pro career.He was talented, but as evidenced by his lack of a pro career, he wasn't quite the "next level" talent he seemed to think he was. Regardless, it's all past history. If he were here now under the same circumstances you can bet he'd be in the transfer portal.
I don’t think he offered to switch as much as he was told EC was the starter and that he’d get a chance play more quickly by being the WR/KR.Oh I hadn’t heard about that. Doesn’t entirely surprise me, though.
I always had a favorable impression of Newcombe during his NU tenure - I thought it was very selfless of him to offer to switch positions. Honestly, except for a couple of shining moments, he kind of disappeared. I always felt like he was kind of given the shaft, though the way he handled it after leaving was not exactly mature.
In today’s portal-transfer environment neither BN nor EC would’ve stuck out their career at NU.Yeah we don't anyone like him here again...
I've had a few interactions with EC over the years. Strange dude. A bit bipolar and eccentric. He can be very condescending one minute and then act like your best bud the next. He's really a strange dude. Love what he did for the Huskers for sure, but I can sort of understand the feelings from Newcombe.
I have no doubt Crouch would have been transfer portal bait if he hadn't won the QB position. Out of the two, BN may have been a little better of a passer (maybe), but EC was a way better runner. That was the better fit for the offense Solich was running at the time. Personally, I would have rather seen BN transfer than bad mouth his team after he left. And again, he wasn't as good as he apparently thought he was. Whether you get a load of playing time at the college level or not, if you get drafted and have the right stuff you'll make a team at the next level. And before anyone starts pointing out EC's pro career (or lack there of), I agree there are some similarities between the two.
I just like to think of both of them as former Huskers who did their best while in Lincoln. I wish them both good health and success.Jmo.Keep the faith.GBR.
Bobby would have been a terrific QB for Nebraska under a better coaching staff fit. Frank had no clue how to run a passing game and hence the morphing into crouch left, crouch right, crouch on the draw offense we ended up with going all the way through Jamal lord. (Checkers anyone) Newcombe was not the runner Eric was and once it became obvious that is what the offense was going to be the QB battle was over.
Before we even think about bashing Bobby Newcombe, let’s remember how quick Eric crouch would have “entered the transfer portal” had he not ultimately ended up with the job.
Excellent for Dr. Newcomb.The bolded all day long. I know we were spoiled with Dr. Tom’s offense and I had expected some of that knowledge to rub off on Frank. Unfortunately it didn’t, I’ll leave it at that. I believe Bobby was recruited by Osborne and probably would’ve been the starting QB in TO’s offense. I also think he would’ve been a very good Duck-R in Frosts offense. In today’s world I think Bobby probably would’ve entered the transfer portal due to coaching change, not because of Crouch.
Dr Robert Newcombe now resides in Chandler AZ and is the head football coach at Casteel High School.
They where both awesome while in Lincoln. I agree with you. I always just like to think about the great moments they gave us.I just like to think of both of them as former Huskers who did their best while in Lincoln. I wish them both good health and success.Jmo.Keep the faith.GBR.