@Justin: Yes, I think it'll be a committee, but that's not to say there isn't a head of the committee. Someone has to end the year with more touches. I'm still predicting Terrell Newby gets the most, because he's an all-around guy, he's had a really good offseason, and ... honestly, we really don't know what the other guys are all about at this point. More than half of Ozigbo's touches last season came in the bowl game. I think you're going to see a lot more two-back sets if the spring is any indication.
@Terry: Tough guess. There's another hockey everyone always brings up first, but is the University of Nebraska system willing to put a team in Lincoln when that's UNO's baby up the road? It's a real question that I don't hear brought up enough. I keep thinking lacrosse is going to spread out to more universities too. As of a couple years ago, I heard it was the fastest growing sport on the east coast. It's got some physicality to it, there's a lot of scoring, it's played fast.
@Blackshirtcj: O-line. I'm buying they get closer to their upside than don't.
@Calihusker: Yeah, that's what I always heard on Frost. A couple reasons: Oregon was rolling at that point. So some might not even call it a lateral move. Also, being under the microscope as a position coach wasn't the most appealing.
@Benchwarmer: It is not binding. So perhaps "official" offer doesn't exactly compute. Let's just say it's really close to an official offer, a token to say, "Yes, we're all about you." Most of the time. A coach or athlete can still pull away.
@Justin: He increased by two percentage points a year ago to get to 55.2. If he does truly stick to what he's saying about using the checkdown more, it should give him a slight inflation right there. So I believe a % between 58-60 could be a reasonable goal and also one that would provide the Huskers success if combined with keeping the INTs below 10 or so.
@Braden: Not right away, but what do I know at this point? Not a lot. I think that Jackson and Bootle are two guys to definitely keep in mind, but media has just seen one practice and there wasn't much on opening day that would allow you to form serious observations about a player. I do think NU needs at least one true freshman corner to have some sort of important role this year, whether it's a third corner or a possible nickel option. Jackson, on paper, might seem the most likely to be that guy, but I'll let the competition play out. Roles aren't won based off who was the highest-rated recruit. Braylon Heard and Aaron Green know this.
@FLhusker: Interesting name to throw out. Now that'd be a big leap. The only thing I'll say is I'm going into the season with an open mind. The past often enough can help in predicting the future, but certainly not always.
OK, everyone. I'm off to write about Mick Stoltenberg. Big role for him this year. We'll do it again next week.