@rickylee41: I detected nothing that would be easily interpreted as "anti-Trump" in Gaga's performance. My sense is she mixed lip-syncing with live singing. And, yes, it was very entertaining. She is an enormously talented individual.
@TMats: I was not surprised because of my high regard for the recruiting ability of John Parrella, Trent Bray and Donte Williams, and even Brian Stewart.
@Smokey: My read is Shawn Eichorst's day-to-day involvement is limited. He does, however, meet weekly with Mike Riley. Recruiting is no doubt a major part of their conversation. But the way Eichorst and Riley present it, Eichorst's role is basically providing all the tools necessary for Nebraska to succeed, including in the recruiting realm.
@KD: That is an interesting question as it pertains to Tavita Thompson. The only answer I can give you is this: He accepts such responsibility as a graduate assistant with the hopes that he will end up as a full-time assistant who enjoys a prosperous career. It appears Thompson is indeed heading in that direction.
@mohusker: Nothing solid in that regard.
@BR: When McVeigh, Jacobson and Tshimanga are on the floor together, you're right, speed and quickness diminishes considerably.
@BootLeather: I'm not convinced you can create toughness in players. I think you better think about toughness as you're recruiting them.
@@dustinbailey_NE: I believe you have to be careful when you begin to suggest Nebraska should change its ways in regard to such important areas as the one you mention. Nebraska already has abandoned some program tenets that came to define the program. How many more of those tenets are you willing to abandon? At some point, Nebraska will no longer be Nebraska.
@Glenn432: You're absolutely right. The wide receiver meeting room could use more bodies, especially ones who have made a few catches at the collegiate level. I think all three true freshman receivers will have a great chance to play immediately. Bottom line, I think two will have to play immediately. My guess is those two will be Tyjon Lindsey and Jaevon McQuitty. As for walk-ons, Nebraska will need to get significant contributions from Bryan Reimers, Gabe Rahn and perhaps even Conor Young, a sophomore from Cozad.
@Jack72: Let's keep this simple. Nebraska fans know good football when they see it. If they see good football week in and week out, they might be much more apt to be patient.
@Robin: You make a valid point, especially regarding Graham. I perhaps should narrow the scope to the Super Bowl era.
@Dano: Both Mike Riley and Mike Cavanaugh have made it clear that they have typically operated with five men playing the vast majority of the snaps along the line. Riley has spoken of a willingness to alter the approach.
@BootLeather: I don't think your question has a simple answer. You mention some critical areas of the discussion -- all of which apply to varying degrees. I personally believe that great recruiters can gauge toughness and love for the game. I think those elements are extremely important.
@Buster: MIchigan hasn't put out a roster for 2017 so it's tough to know exactly how many seniors the Wolverines will have on scholarship.
@AZHusker: We had that list in the newspaper. I thought we had it on-line.
@Glenn432: That trend should change to a large degree with Riley starting his third full recruiting cycle.
@Jack72: I'd be somewhat surprised if he doesn't.
@@dustinbailey_NE: I think the majority of Nebraska fans would feel uncomfortable with an "anything to win" mentality. Or maybe I'm wrong ...
@rickylee41: Unsure of exactly what type of story you're seeking?
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@Steve: I think three offensive linemen are solid, but not spectacular. I would have liked to see a top-100 player among the linemen (like Foster Sarell). I count Chris Walker as a defensive lineman because I think that's where he'll ultimately end up.