I presume Steve is on his way into the chat. So just hang tight a moment.
@PTHUSKER: A very good shot. In fact, I would put it at 85 percent.
@JCfromDenver: Damion Daniels, Elijah Blades. Perhaps Michael Onyemaobi.
@Carl: It would be extremely unreasonable, in my opinion, to put Mike Riley on a "hot seat" if Nebraska fails to make the Big Ten Championship Game.
@Huskerwi: Would be an upset if Daniels doesn't commit.
@Colby: I think the minimum expectation this season is making the NCAA Tournament. If that doesn't happen, well, the conversation begins to get uncomfortable.
@EricInScottsdale: I would say you're being unreasonable, but considering the circumstances, you actually make sense.
@Troy: Yes, I've heard Jamire Calvin may be wavering on verbal commitment to Nebraska. I still think the Huskers are a relatively safe bet to get his signature. Let's put it at 75 percent.
@EricInScottsdale: Show up to work looking tired and disheveled and ask for a mental health day. I often show up disheveled and am encouraged to take a couple days off. :)
@EricInScottsdale: I can hear the fight song rumbling in your head. :)
@Troy: I don't have a great working knowledge of the walk-on class at this point. I have been pretty locked in on scholarship group up to this point.
@SoSuhMe99: Pro-style offense. Probably about 50-50 run/pass ratio. Lots of play-action and bootleg stuff. Probably a lot of short and quick passes...
@JCfromDenver: Wow, you are getting right to the nitty-gritty. I'll say over. Just over. As in, eight or nine. Seems like a pretty safe bet in the context of recent history.
@Huskerwi: I've been told it's close to a lock.
@JC79: If there is a Plan B, I'm unaware of it.
@MNHusker: There is truth. Stay tuned.
@Huskerwi: I think that's very possible although it's all speculation at this point. But you do have to acknowledge the three players expected to be part of Nebraska's class of 2017 (including Damion Daniels). That helps make up for last year's shutout in the Lone Star State. I also wonder if hiring an assistant with ties to Florida/southeast region would make sense.
@NewportRed: I'm unsure exactly how many years a coach is allowed to work as a graduate assistant. It used to be two years and that may still be the case. Once the allotted time expires, I think a coach can move into a "control quality" type of role. I don't believe it's a lock that Thompson would get that 10th spot. I think he would definitely get a long look. But I believe there would be stiff competition for the role, as should be the case.
@AlaskanNebraskan: Tommy Armstrong has been working out as a receiver. This surprises me somewhat. Does he have enough speed for that position? There's no questioning his toughness. I wonder if safety might be a better spot for him.
@GaryCarrieri: You raise a legitimate point. My earlier response was to a question that I read as a "conference championship game or bust" scenario. I regard that as being unfair as it pertains to Riley.
@Troy: I have mixed emotions about recruiting. I recognize the importance of acquiring high-level talent. That is obvious. But all the attention that many of the recruits (not all) seem to seek is a little much for me. I also find it odd that whenever a 17/18-year-old verbally commits to Nebraska, he can expect phone calls from no fewer than seven Nebraska-based reporters. That is probably a conservative estimate. That seems over-the-top. Read the coverage and tell me it's not over-the-top. But the thing is, it's widely read material. So, the beat goes on ...