@Curt: I think one of the main reasons Mike Riley hired Donte' Williams -- if not THE reason -- is his potential to have an immediate impact on Nebraska's 2017 recruiting class.
@SoSuhme99: Nebraska plans to take five receivers in this class. I think the Huskers have a great chance to make Joseph Lewis one of them. The Huskers will hope that three or four of the first-year receivers can play immediately.
@Curt: Thank you for your question.
@Steve: Now there's an interesting question -- and a great example of why I enjoy doing this. I think in a given year -- maybe next year -- Nebraska can pass Wisconsin, Iowa and Penn State. The Nittany Lions and Badgers are pretty young teams. The Hawkeyes likely will take a step back.
@NewportRed: It wasn't that hard. I try to give players the benefit of the doubt. At this point, however, it would be disingenuous to say Tommy Armstrong has improved much in the past few years.
@Carrie: I think first of teams with the best offensive lines. Burkhead is a native of Plano, Texas, so backing up Ezekiel Elliott for the Cowboys would be a good gig. Or how about Rex on the Raiders? Have you seen their offensive line? Nebraska fans surely would appreciate its force.
@SoSuhme99: If you check the 247 Sports' crystal-ball projections, they say there's a 56 percent chance he goes to Washington, his home-state school. They say there's a 36-percent chance he attends Stanford.
@Andy: I haven't heard of any momentum toward such a change. I understand the nature of your question. But such a change would surprise me.
@chuck: Very good summation. Keith Williams preaches to his receivers that they need to have a plan. I think your plan sounds pretty good in a big-picture sense.
@Steve: Nebraska being in the top three or four every season will be a colossal challenge, in part because of what you mentioned about Michigan State -- the Spartans won't stay down for long. Penn State's program just picked up a big dose of momentum, and quarterback Trace McSorley returns next season. As you know, James Franklin is a highly regarded recruiter. He's a dogged competitor. You can see it. Yes, of course, Shawn Eichorst understands the lay of the land. He has to understand in in order for Nebraska to navigate it. It's clear that there's no time for Nebraska to relax.
@NewportRed: I'm too far removed to know if there's a correlation there. I will say this: I always cringe a little when athletes put so much focus on their political agenda, because it obviously can take focus away from why people listen to them in the first place -- that is, their prowess on the field of play.
Keep em coming. I'm here.
Thoughts on matchup with Tennessee?
If nobody has anymore questions, I think I'll call off the dogs for this week.