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What is the football position that says "Nebraska Football"

What football position makes you think "Nebraska Football"

  • Option QB

    Votes: 10 15.6%
  • Fullback

    Votes: 7 10.9%
  • I-Back

    Votes: 15 23.4%
  • Offensive Line

    Votes: 29 45.3%
  • Defensive Line

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Receiver/Tight End

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kicker

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Linebacker

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Defensive Back

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kick/Punt Returner

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    64

Red Reign

Husker Immortal
10 Year Member
Good Lord some of y'all must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed

A decent thread topic and a chance to have a good discussion derailed by a player for two

RR
 

Pops

I have squandered my resistance
15 Year Member
We've had great players at every position over the years, but what is the football positions that, when you think of it, says "Nebraska football." Comparable examples are USC with tailbacks, Penn State with linebackers, Oklahoma with cheaters, and Texas with bovine relationships.
Earl Campbell and Walker say hey

how you doin
 

CrabHusker

Shut up and color
5 Year Member
I was sure to specify "football position" because I knew what sort of answers I would get if I left out the adjective. That would have been a REALLY interesting thread for the 10 seconds before it got locked.

It usually takes longer than 10 seconds, but I get your point.

I would also say that since we’ve slidden off the top and then the side of the hill that is college football relevance, our identity and what position our football team most brings to mind has changed as well. My ‘I back’ is obviously a kind toward the past. I wonder what the younger fans of Nebraska and college football in general think from a position standpoint having only seen NU play in...say...the last 15-20 years?
 

Husker In Oklahoma

All Big 10
15 Year Member
I wonder what the younger fans of Nebraska and college football in general think from a position standpoint having only seen NU play in...say...the last 15-20 years?
They think of Nebraska like we all used to think of Iowa State, Kansas, Indiana, northwestern, Oregon State, etc, bad teams, that If you see on your schedule, you know it’s a sure W.
 
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CrabHusker

Shut up and color
5 Year Member
They think of Nebraska like we all used to think of Iowa State, Kansas, Indiana, northwestern, Oregon State, etc, bad teams, that If you see on your schedule, you know it’s a sure W.

I think that starts to change this fall, but for the really young college football fans (25 or younger) you're likely right.

From the 'position' standpoint as is the question in the OP, I wonder if it's a 'Reasonably athletic quarterback'? Two different athletic Martinez' at the position who'll have played eight years combined. Tommy Armstrong who also seemed to have played eight years. It's an interesting question.
 

Husker In Oklahoma

All Big 10
15 Year Member
I think that starts to change this fall, but for the really young college football fans (25 or younger) you're likely right.

From the 'position' standpoint as is the question in the OP, I wonder if it's a 'Reasonably athletic quarterback'? Two different athletic Martinez' at the position who'll have played eight years combined. Tommy Armstrong who also seemed to have played eight years. It's an interesting question.
If you’re under 30, you have vague memory of NU being really good. Under 25, there really isn’t any, unless you remember when you were 3 or 4. Yeah, been a minute. Outside of 2009, 2010, where I think NU could have played against anyone and been respectable, that’s really it as far as being really solid.

QB position could certainly be one. Tagge, Gill, Taylor, Frazier, Frost, Crouch. Certainly some great QB’s. 8-9 years worth of Martinez’s, Armstrong for 4. Definitely some lengthy careers.
 

Elwood von Kiowa

Grad Assistant
5 Year Member
I think that starts to change this fall, but for the really young college football fans (25 or younger) you're likely right.

From the 'position' standpoint as is the question in the OP, I wonder if it's a 'Reasonably athletic quarterback'? Two different athletic Martinez' at the position who'll have played eight years combined. Tommy Armstrong who also seemed to have played eight years. It's an interesting question.
For the youngsters: Hail Mary 2013 (Z receiver... Or maybe backup QB)
 
Really hard to pick an individual position nowadays because the program has been struggling for several years. Going back in time I'd have to say the O line, but that's when we ran the option. We were "Kicker-U" for a while (granted, invaluable resource but not what you'd want to define your program). We to string together a decade or more of winning seasons again and have players consistently drafted from a certain position. Then you'll have your answer.
 
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