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Year 5 Of Erstad And

HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Music Soothes My Soul
5 Year Member
Left out of the top 6 of the coaches conference predictions

http://m.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/big-ten-baseball-coaches-leave-nebraska-out-of-preseason-top/article_d68828fc-d032-11e5-b79d-37b59b40d68d.html?mode=jqm

Let me be the first to say that is an absolute joke.

For the Erstad apologists, I'll say it for you, "the team is young" or "it'll take 12 years to right the ship after the MA mess" and on and on and on
I'm a big Erstad fan, but like (Miles) just not sure he is the coach to get us over the hump.
 

Husker Eponymous

Scout Team
10 Year Member
I have far more faith in Miles than Erstad. At least Miles is a coach. Erstad is a former major leaguer and Husker player. How you could hand him the reigns with a total of 1 yr volunteer experience is beyond me. Now entering year 5 he has one regional appearance with one win over Binghamton, and Nebraska, with some of the best baseball resources in the country, is left out of the preseason Big 10 coaches poll.
 

Bean

Gray Shirt
5 Year Member
I was hoping he would come in and do really well but......:rolleyes:

I think he needs to recruit and keep an Ace pitcher like Komine or Joba Chamberlain, and difference makers like Gordan. Seems like he gets a potential difference maker and he jumps into the draft.
 

BasilLongfellow

Mr. Nice Guy
5 Year Member
I have far more faith in Miles than Erstad. At least Miles is a coach. Erstad is a former major leaguer and Husker player. How you could hand him the reigns with a total of 1 yr volunteer experience is beyond me. Now entering year 5 he has one regional appearance with one win over Binghamton, and Nebraska, with some of the best baseball resources in the country, is left out of the preseason Big 10 coaches poll.

Yep.
 

carrolltonsker

Husker Immortal
10 Year Member
I was hoping he would come in and do really well but......:rolleyes:

I think he needs to recruit and keep an Ace pitcher like Komine or Joba Chamberlain, and difference makers like Gordan. Seems like he gets a potential difference maker and he jumps into the draft.
In a roundabout way, you are saying what I have said about all of our athletic programs for years. We have to grow our own. Two of the names you mentioned were from Lincoln, and the third was a lightly recruited player from Hawaii.

Baseball is a very difficult collegiate sport to excel in when you are a northern school. Not impossible, but very difficult. Most of the top recruits from the warm weather states want to go to a warm weather school. If you look at the rosters of most of our past great teams in baseball and other sports, many of the big contributors were from Nebraska.

Yes, we need to recruit nationally, but we really need to develop some excellent high school athletes in Nebraska, and then recruit them to Lincoln.
 

HuskerWeatherman

Husker Fan
15 Year Member
Sadly, it's a challenge to get excited about NU baseball in the post-Van Horn world.

As I've said many times before, we'll never again reach the pinnacle we did with DVH. But we should definitely be the cream of the crappy Big Ten crop.
 

Nebugeater

Scout Team
15 Year Member
The Huskers need to make some noise in Season five of the DE era but I am not going to throw this season in the toilet before we have even played a game.
 
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SoCalRed

All Big 10
5 Year Member
Left out of the top 6 of the coaches conference predictions

http://m.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/big-ten-baseball-coaches-leave-nebraska-out-of-preseason-top/article_d68828fc-d032-11e5-b79d-37b59b40d68d.html?mode=jqm

Let me be the first to say that is an absolute joke.

For the Erstad apologists, I'll say it for you, "the team is young" or "it'll take 12 years to right the ship after the MA mess" and on and on and on
Yeah, because those predictions are a lock and those guys are never wrong.

Give it a rest, Cheese.
 

SoCalRed

All Big 10
5 Year Member
Sadly, it's a challenge to get excited about NU baseball in the post-Van Horn world.

As I've said many times before, we'll never again reach the pinnacle we did with DVH. But we should definitely be the cream of the crappy Big Ten crop.
And exactly why is it that DVH decided to leave?
 

carrolltonsker

Husker Immortal
10 Year Member
And exactly why is it that DVH decided to leave?
Well, he said it was because his wife was from Arkansas and she wanted to get closer to home. I tend to think that being in a little better recruiting area probably was at least a tiny factor in the decision.
 

BasilLongfellow

Mr. Nice Guy
5 Year Member
Sadly, it's a challenge to get excited about NU baseball in the post-Van Horn world.

As I've said many times before, we'll never again reach the pinnacle we did with DVH. But we should definitely be the cream of the crappy Big Ten crop.

The athletic department is to blame on the downturn of Husker baseball. Childress was ready and willing to be a lifer at DONU as head coach. Instead, the AD choose Mike Anderson.

That was the proverbial fork in the road.
 

Husker Eponymous

Scout Team
10 Year Member
Yeah, because those predictions are a lock and those guys are never wrong.

Give it a rest, Cheese.
Ill give it a rest when we hire a real baseball coach.

No, the positions aren't a lock, but it is letting you know what the B1G thinks of Erstads Huskers, and that is, "not much"

Remember when we entered the B1G and thought baseball dominance was a given?
 
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