@Zadi: For some reason, I really like that idea.
@Nebkidsfirst: Definitely something to keep an eye on. Have to lock down state!
@Zadi: Oregon is a bit scary right now. But yes, I think Gonzaga is more balanced -- great offense, great defense.
@DDD: Well, you have to admit this was a sticky situation because it involved a coaching change.
@DDD: Wasn't recruited by Amy Williams. That sort of thing -- a coaching change -- can cause complications. I'm not saying that's the issue in this particular case. But it surely doesn't help on either side of issue.
@Robin: Yes, I have seen it and thought it was very balanced. It was haunting for me to watch having covered Lawrence and actually growing to like him while he was at Nebraska,
@Zadi: The softball team lost five really good seniors and have seven freshmen on the roster. The pitching has been inconsistent. Plus, Revelle's team has played the toughest schedule in the country. Keep those things in mind.
@NewportRed: I think the world of Amy Williams as a head coach. I think it would be premature to write her off or make any sort of meaningful judgment. She walked into a situation more difficult than even she imagined.
@Tom: Oh, you're killing me... I think Correll Buckhalter and Jammal Lord probably fit that category. I think Maurice Purify might fit that category. I think Gerry Gdowski most definitely fits that category. I'm trying to think of defenders ...
@Tom: Carl Nicks was a hell of a good lineman who never got much acclaim at NU but became one of the very best interior offensive linemen in the NFL.
@FloridaHusker: Clemson's identity was basically Deshaun Watson. Alabama's identity offensively generally highlights a physical, downhill running attack, although the Tide was option oriented this season. Your point is valid. An offense's identity often is tied to the quarterback.
@Robin: Ryan Held comes to mind, the running backs coach at Central Florida.
@Zadi: Offense: JD Spielman. Defense: JoJo Domann. (Edit: Domann is a sophomore. My bad. Let's go with Pernell Jefferson, who was listed No. 2 at strong side inside linebacker behind Chris Weber entering the spring.
@Unclelarry: I think that Nebraska Hall of Fame is only a couple years old.
@Robin: I am continually impressed (and somewhat amazed) by Nebraska's showings in that sport.
@BR: I agree. I think a lot of people will overreact to Shepard leaving. Remember, Nebraska closed the season with two upset wins. That showed a lot about the inner strength of program. Give Williams time!
@BobCox: Anderson is buried on the safety depth chart behind Aaron Williams, Antonio Reed, Kieron Williams, JoJo Domann and Marquel Dismuke, and perhaps Tony Butler.
@Unclelarry: I think Nebraska still is set on recruiting a QB in this class. With the ridiculously high transfer rate of QBs, I think it's playing with fire to skip a cycle at that position.