@Hopefulhusker: I suppose it's possible. Only matters if they are difference-making kids. Gophers have a star average of 2.61 on Rivals right now. I realize he's had to recruit on the fly there, and he's piled up a high number of kids (they have 23 commits), but let's see if he can bring that star average up at Minnesota. One reason I'm not just completely buying on him there is, for whatever off-field issues they had, I think Kill/Claeys knew how to win and play a particular style that made it tough on fellow Big Ten teams. I'm just not going to assume the guy who was the hot thing in 2016 is necessarily better than the Kill system, which won a ton of football games itself prior to that staff getting to Minnesota.
@Zadi: I'd be for that. Same challenge rules as the NFL. Everything inside of 2 minutes of the half and fourth quarter is reviewable if close.
@NewportRed: I think Nebraska needs to win the next two, but even when the team was 3-0, deep down I still wondered if this more of an 8-10 or 9-9 outfit. Those are the records I'd probably bet on.
@71husker: NU went really hard after Foster Sarrell, which is understandable because he doesn't look like your normal high school recruit, and Filiaga, and I'm guessing thought they could approach Walker if those didn't happen and get him aboard. They were right, too. That's no knock on Walker. I think he's a really good prospect. I'm glad when local kids get those opportunities and I think it's important. I also know it's a tough numbers game. You can only take so many guys. You rank your guys and proceed accordingly minus the sentimentality. We'll see how it goes. I think NU got a really good football player, though.
@BrooklynBob: I do agree. I think it's about level of play as much as anything. Not discounting the importance of wins at all, but I believe in this fan base to sometimes distinguish between a good, prideful performance in a loss compared to a average/lackluster performance in a win against lesser competition. I guess I'd use the Wisconsin game last fall as an example. See, if this program can give that effort and pride going forward, I think fans can take that and believe that talent upgrades can change those games to wins. But ... those days like Iowa City have to become fewer and fewer.
@NewportRed: I don't know Walker's camp history, but if he didn't go to some of those Rivals camps and stuff, sometimes you aren't on the recruiting sites' radar as much. Also, and I'm not here to knock those sites, because the local guys especially work really hard, but I think sometimes unfairly if a Nebraska kid doesn't get a Nebraska offer, it's always assumed he doesn't deserve three stars. I bet he gets three stars before this is over, which is kind of funny, since that evaluation would obviously be solely based on NU giving him an offer and not actual independent thought on him deserving. By the way, he's in no way a 2-star. I've seen him play a couple times and he's really good on both sides of the ball. Those who have seen him more than me are even more complimentary.
@JimNE: I think there's a feeling by some Husker fans that Ohio State and Michigan sit at a separate table than everyone else. But, you know, real talk: The Huskers haven't exactly played the level of ball required since joining the Big Ten to put themselves in the same conversation. Certainly not with Ohio State.
@Wonder: No, just InstaTweet.
@Trashman: GO AWAY!!!!!!! Kidding
@Wonder: My thought is I wouldn't want to be that new S & C guy. I'm sure the thought was we have to go in and toughen these boys up right away, but that many high-conditioned athletes with the type of issues being reported is disturbing to me.
@Huskerwi: You bet. NU needs some pass-rushing menaces and pronto. I don't care what scheme you play. Those guys always matter.