@merco: Matt Snyder? It's hard to know exactly how guys on the scout squad are doing, but the top guy going into next season at the moment is probably Tyler Hoppes, who would be a senior. Then you hope that at least one of two guys from the combination of Snyder, Engelhaupt and Stoll are ready to make that big leap in the spring of 2017. Engelhaupt jumped out me size-wise the first time I saw him. He's an impressive looking dude.
@JimC: Purdue is just getting rocked by opponents rushing, so if the Huskers can't line up and run it this Saturday, it's concerning. So I would guess this is a run-heavy game for Nebraska that, in a perfect world, puts more weight on the running backs than Tommy Armstrong. The fewer hits No. 4 takes this week, the better.
That said, Nebraska hasn't been good enough to assume it can just dial stuff back and get through the week with a win. I know Purdue has had its struggles, but Fresno State is 1-6 and was down only 11 to NU going to the fourth quarter. So even when the Huskers clearly have a better team, they need to show they can grab control of a game early and run away from an opponent.
@NewportRed: It'd sure be interesting but right now it's just a guy reporting that he'd be interested. It's frankly not even news at this point.
Hey everyone, thanks for chatting. A lot of comments and questions that I couldn't even get to. I'll try to type and think faster next week -- Wisconsin week. Enjoy this weather while we got it.