Let's see if we can get this thing going ...
@Jay: I've heard (and seen) worse ideas for reality shows. Boost in recruiting? Hey, whatever works, right?
@Zadi: Collins apparently is having a decent rookie season, as is Valentine in New England.
@FLhusker: I like the offensive line talent in the system, especially sophomores Nick Gates, Jerald Foster, Tanner Farmer and Cole Conrad. As for defensive linemen, the Davis twins and Mick Stoltenberg provide an excellent interior core. But pass-rushers are needed badly on the edge.
@Brindley: I try not to follow recruiting on a day-to-day basis.
@Al: I think you can call it his team -- in the context of your question -- after this class.
@Josh: I'm really interested in how big of a jump Tre Bryant could make at running back. As for a rising freshman, I think JD Spielman could have an immediate impact. He needs to have an immediate impact.
@JimNE: As I get older, I care more and more about the bottom line and less and less about the superfluous minutiae that often accompanies college football discussions. Bottom line, Youngstown State is in the final four. Break it down any way you want.
@jj: You have not missed the results. There have been no results. It's possible the "investigation" faded into oblivion. We, as a sports staff, need to check on this story. Thanks for asking.
@Robin: I thought Mike Riley and Danny Langsdorf had a good game plan ready for Ryker Fyfe's start against Maryland. After all, Nebraska had 270 yards in the first half, and led 21-0 at the break. The Huskers tailed off in the second half. We now know Fyfe injured his wrist early in the final 30 minutes, which may have held back the offense.
@FLhusker: I wouldn't be surprised if Donte' Williams can haul in three or four big California fish.
@jw: I think you have to take into account that Nebraska has played the toughest schedule -- yes, THE toughest -- in the nation to this point, according to the Daily RPI published by ESPN.
@Robin: I think it's typically difficult to defeat a team three times in one season, especially a team as talented and powerful as Penn State. Add in the fact there was so much on the line for Nebraska and, well, you understand why John Cook said his stomach was in knots the night before the match. As for your second question, I don't think it was a matter of Nebraska refocusing. I think it was a matter of Nebraska breaking down a barrier against PSU and playing more freely against Washington.
@TO: I've seen them both fight. I think Sugar Ray's hand speed gives him an edge on Crawford, albeit a small one. I think Crawford is a unique talent who would've been a force in any era.
@Al: I hesitate to take the easy way out, but I'm going to say it's his team next year for both of the reasons you lay out.
@Josh: I'm not sure Nebraska would take a beating even if it went through the motions. Tennessee allowed 700-plus yards to Missouri and 600-plus to Vanderbilt. If your defense allows 600 yards to Vandy, something is amiss. As for a prediction, I'm simply not ready to make one because I haven't studied Tennessee's personnel closely enough to feel confident in laying out a score, except to say Nebraska probably will need at least 28 points to win.
@jw: I need to think about that question more.
@Steven M. Sipple: Jaylin Bradley from Bellevue West is a running back to watch. He just has to get some academic issues in order.
@rickylee41: I feel like that's an absurd idea.
@jw: That is an excellent question. I think Riley and his staff have a good relationship with the state's high school coaches, but it could be better. As for having a heavy West Coast flavor, I think it's OK if you get the right type of players -- for instance, ones who will function OK while being so far from home.
@FLhusker: I think this is a case where you follow the money. Williams was making $215,000 at Arizona and got bumped to $400,000 at Nebraska ($425,000 in 2018). No way Arizona was going to match that.
@jw: Clemson was very beatable. The Tigers were picked 11th in the ACC preseason poll. Very ordinary team.