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oldustyballs
04-12-2006, 02:40 PM
Here is a good article on how NU's spring practice is going so far.

http://nebraska.scout.com/2/519469.html

Man I am pumped, I can not wait for the spring game and for the season.

Nick7
04-12-2006, 06:23 PM
Cool, thanks. CP's comin'.

Iceman_44b
04-12-2006, 06:48 PM
QB's are alittle dinged up now.Don't know if Beck will play saturday or not. Coach Coz said "this might be the best unit I've ever had." RB's are coming along nicely.Herian is at full speed.Get more on later :D

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/...a169392797.txt

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.....asp?CID=531681

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/media/storage/paper857/news/2006/04/11/Sports/Rigoni.Diversifies.Skills.Strives.To.Up.Time.On.De fense-1842964.shtml?norewrite200604122147&sourcedomain=www.dailynebraskan.com

Offensive line works out the details
BY STEVEN M. SIPPLE / Lincoln Journal Star


You hear “West Coast offense” and you might think “finesse.” Watching Nebraska’s spring practice this year, you think otherwise. “We want to be physical,” said Husker offensive line coach Dennis Wagner. “I think coach (Bill Callahan) is challenging our guys. We’ve tried to establish running the ball in every scrimmage and in everything we do. Run the ball. Run the ball. Run the ball.”

That mentality occasionally comes with a price, as Matt Slauson learned during practice Monday. About halfway through the workout, the starting right tackle suffered a black eye and a deep gash over his nose that required six stitches. He left practice for about 20 minutes to have the wound mended, then returned as if he had just gotten a drink of water as opposed to minor surgery.

“That’s a lineman’s way,” Slauson said with a smile.

Left tackle Chris Patrick, meanwhile, injured his right ankle in a scrimmage Saturday. It hurt like heck, he said. It was still sore Monday, but the junior practiced anyway.

Why not take a day off?

“Offensive linemen can’t do that,” said Patrick, smiling. “Maybe quarterbacks do that, and running backs. But not offensive linemen.”

Especially not when Nebraska is working to ingrain a rugged mentality into its offensive unit. Wagner said the Huskers are striving to be regarded as a hard-nosed, physical outfit across the board as they prepare for Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. Red-White Game at Memorial Stadium.

“You want to be known for something,” Wagner said. “We want Nebraska to be known for being a physical football team. And that’s the great part of our offense. We want to be able to pass and run. (But) if you can run the ball, it opens a lot more doors. We didn’t feel we ran the ball effectively last year, especially early in the season and midseason.

“The last three or four games, we had better numbers. But we can’t afford to wait. For us to be the kind of team we want to be this season, we have to establish a running game right away.”

Nebraska last season finished 107th nationally in rushing offense at 96.0 yards per game. Perhaps more telling, the Huskers were 101st in fourth-down efficiency (7-for-19, 36.8 percent). On fourth down, gaining tough yards often becomes paramount.

Callahan hasn’t exactly eschewed the run in his first two seasons at Nebraska. In 2004, the Huskers actually ran 56.1 percent of the time and passed on 43.9 percent of the plays. Last season, the Huskers’ run/pass ratio was 48.6/51.4.

In neither season did Nebraska receive consistent offensive line play.

“Obviously, we have a lot to work on and improve on,” Wagner said. “But when you run the football, you’re not going to have 50-yard runs every time. We’re talking to our guys about consistency. That means no tackles for losses. For every 1- or 2-yard gain, maybe there is a big run in there.

“We’re developing. That’s what spring ball is all about.”

Nebraska returns two full-time starters from last season’s O-line, center Kurt Mann and guard/center Greg Austin. Sophomore tackles Lydon Murtha and Slauson started three times late in the season and Patrick twice.

Mann, entering his third season as a starter, is sitting out spring drills following shoulder surgery. In his absence, Nebraska has struggled at times at center this spring.

“Center play is where we really have to become more consistent this spring,” Wagner said.

In Monday’s practice, for instance, Nebraska twice botched center-quarterback exchanges in the red zone.

Through the first seven spring practices, Austin, the starter at left guard last season, handled the bulk of first-string center duty. In the last five practices, junior Brett Byford, sophomore Andy Christensen and freshman Jacob Hickman have shared duty.

Junior Jordan Picou, limited this spring to no-contact work because of a shoulder injury, could be a factor at center come fall.

“There are high expectations for Jordan Picou,” Wagner said.

At tackle, Patrick and Murtha have taken the majority of repetitions on the left side, while Slauson anchors the right side ahead of junior college transfer Victory Haines.

At the guard positions, Austin, Christensen and sophomore Mike Huff typically alternate with the first string, while junior Brock Pasteur and redshirt freshman Rodney Picou work with the second unit. Hickman lately has jumped into the reserve guard fray.

“We’re getting better every day, protection-wise and running game-wise,” Patrick said. “I think it’s a night-and-day difference from last year’s spring football. I think guys are more confident. They know the playbook. It’s been the same offense now for the third straight spring. Guys are playing hard and fast.”

Wagner emphasized that competition for playing time will continue into fall camp, when five newcomers arrive, including transfer Carl Nicks.

“Your confidence had better be high, and you better be playing at a high level,” Wagner said. “If you’re not, somebody could take your spot.”

Iceman_44b
04-12-2006, 06:49 PM
BTW!!!! www.huskerboard.com :D

Iceman_44b
04-13-2006, 01:22 PM
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The Nebraska football team put in the finishing touches for Saturday's Red-White game Thursday morning, with a 5:45 a.m. helmets only workout inside Memorial Stadium.
For most of NU's coaches, seeing 58,000 people at a spring game will be nothing new, but first-year tight ends coach Shawn Watson is definitely looking forward to the experience.
"It will be a lot of fun, Watson said. "I've heard about it and I can't wait to experience it.

Sophomore Joe Ganz will be the starting QB for the White squad on Saturday.
"For our recruiting, it's obviously showcases what Nebraska football is all about and the passion and excitement the people have for it."

Watson also serves as Nebraska's recruiting coordinator and he said he can't put into words how much the spring game will do for recruiting.
Of all the spring games that have taken place across the country, Texas has had the biggest crowd at 41,200 and Alabama was second at 40,000.
Of the 80 recruits expected to be in Lincoln, Waston said seven to eight of them will be players that already have scholarship offers from the Huskers.
"58,000 people…if you're a recruit and you show up and see that, you know how important football is," Watson said. "It's obvious that you want to play in a place that it's that important.
"I love what our fans our doing for us. That is so huge for our recruiting, because no one else in the country can say that."



Senior tight end Matt Herian will play with the Red team on Saturday.
As head coach Bill Callahan alluded to after Wednesday's practice, senior tight end Matt Herian will see live action on Saturday.
Watson said Herian and juniors Josh Mueller and J.B. Phillips will serve as the three tight ends on the Red squad.
"We're going to let him go," Watson said of Herian. "He's had a really good week of practice and I'm really encouraged with where he's at right now, so we're going to let him go."
However, Watson said Herian is still not at 100 percent, but he's getting closer and closer every day.
"He's not full speed yet, but I'll tell you he's really close," Watson said. "He's the best he's been since I've been here. I'm really encouraged. The last three days have been excellent days for him."


No decision on Beck yet

Offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said that senior Zac Taylor will be the Red quarterback on Saturday and sophomore Joe Ganz will be the starting quarterback for the White team.

Offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said sophomore QB Harrison Beck will not play if he's not at 100 percent.
Sophomore Harrison Beck practiced for the second day in a row, but Norvell said there still hasn't been a decision on if he'll play in the Red-White game. If Beck does play, he'll also work with the White team.

"Harrison is not completely healthy," Norvell said. "He's been sore, so he's not completely healthy.

"We wanted him to practice today to get some reps and to get him into some situations. I don't know if he's 100 percent to be able to go on this weekend."
If Beck is not at 100 percent, Norvell hinted that he may not go on Saturday.
"We need Harrison to play in the fall," Norvell said. "If he's not ready to play, then he won't play. We'll see how he's feeling and see how his shoulder is and we'll make that evaluation in the next couple days.
"We don't want him to play if he's not 100 percent. It's not fair to him."


Offensive line breakdown




Junior Chris Patrick as held down the left tackle spot all spring.
Offensive line coach Dennis Wagner will have his line broken in two groups of seven for Saturday's Red-White game.

The No. 1 line on the Red team will have junior Chris Patrick at left tackle, senior Greg Austin at left guard, sophomore Andy Christensen at center, sophomore Mike Huff at right guard and sophomore Matt Slauson at right tackle.

Wagner said that sophomore Lydon Murtha will serve as the swing tackle on the Red team and junior Brett Byford will play center for the Red squad.

"We're going to move some guys around just like we've done all spring," Wagner said. "It's still a situation where we're trying to put some different combinations on the field."

During spring ball, Austin worked the first two weeks as the No. 1 center and Christensen took over for the last two weeks.

"That was the plan all along," Wagner said. "The plan was to give Greg the first half and Andy the second of spring ball. They basically switched positions.

You have to constantly develop centers. Next year we lose two senior centers and Austin has always been a third center that's available to us, so we've got to develop guys because both he and Mann are seniors."


Quick hits

***There was a mild scare during Thursday morning's practice when junior cornerback Cortney Grixby went down with an ankle injury. However, Grixby walked it off and was able to come back in a few plays later.

***Norvell said both sophomore running backs Cody Glenn and Marlon Lucky will work as the running backs for the Red team on Saturday.

"They're different players then they were 15 practices ago," Norvell said. "They've made a lot of strides and we're really pleased with their development and they've got to continue to improve. They got the bulk of the reps this spring, they had to play hurt and banged up, like everyday backs are supposed to do and they've grown a bunch and developed this spring. We're really proud of them right now."

***As of 8 a.m. Thursday morning, close to 40,000 tickets have now been sold for Saturday's Red-White game.

***NU conducted a 90 minute helmets only workout inside Memorial Stadium on Thursday morning. Saturday's Red-White game is set for a 12

Iceman_44b
04-13-2006, 01:33 PM
John Gruden was also in Lincoln this week or last week, not sure.He went to a practice. I did hear he was impressed with Zach Bowman and Marlon Lucky.

maruske845
04-25-2006, 05:33 PM
huskers rock:)

Nick7
04-26-2006, 01:26 PM
huskers rock:)

I think I agree :rockon:

Straz1999
04-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Hey I wanna know how good Nebraska is going to be. And Im not talkin about somebody that thinks their going to open the season #1 and win it all, I wanna hear from someone with a realistic opinion. How is that lucky kid at running back? Is their defense going to be solid? One of my friends at my base is a die hard huskers fan and he said that the young qb (i forget his name) is real good but that writers said he "has no huddle presence" as one guy put it. Do you guys believe Callahan can turn it around? I just kinda wished a little ill will on the huskers for firing Solich after a 9-3 season. Anyone that goes 9-3 with Jammal Lord at qb is a pretty good coach IMO. But really, what is the realistic outcome you guys see from the Huskers? From a Sooner fan.

Nick7
04-26-2006, 05:32 PM
Hey I wanna know how good Nebraska is going to be. And Im not talkin about somebody that thinks their going to open the season #1 and win it all, I wanna hear from someone with a realistic opinion. How is that lucky kid at running back? Is their defense going to be solid? One of my friends at my base is a die hard huskers fan and he said that the young qb (i forget his name) is real good but that writers said he "has no huddle presence" as one guy put it. Do you guys believe Callahan can turn it around? I just kinda wished a little ill will on the huskers for firing Solich after a 9-3 season. Anyone that goes 9-3 with Jammal Lord at qb is a pretty good coach IMO. But really, what is the realistic outcome you guys see from the Huskers? From a Sooner fan.

Realistically, we could go 10-2 in the reg season. That's not counting a possible Big 12 Championship or Bowl Games.

Anyway, our defense is more than solid. I really think we'll be top 3 next barring any injuries.

I'm not so sure about Lucky at RB, though. That really isn't a problem because we have Cody Glenn(e?), Brandon Jackson, and the #1 juco recruit, who resembles Adrian Peterson.

Zac Taylor (the QB) will most likely be one of the top in the Big 12. He passed for 300 and 400 yards at least 5 times last year.

About Solich, he wasn't really the reason we were 9-3. Bo Pelini was the real reason and that's why the decline in D was so significant the next year with virtually the same players. When I saw that Pelini had gone to OU, I couldn't believe it. All in all, Solich took a National Championship team and didn't do **** afterwards as far as recruiting....

rcsodak
04-26-2006, 09:34 PM
I don't think listening to all of the hype quite is going to make the team any better than it was last year.
Sure, the O ran on the D. It's not like the two didn't practice against each other all spring long.

Look at OU. The D and the O were both nullified by each other.
You could say that that's more telling.

I don't see NU winning anymore than 7-8 games. Of course, first is their 'scrimmage' games to start the season off....then they can look forward to rebuilding team in KSU and CU. Of course, CU could surprise some people, imo.

And the fact that they're playing USC isn't all that it's cracked up to be, either.
They are without ALOT of players from last year, plus they'll be starting a freshman with NO spring practices under his belt, plus, his backup was just arrested for a possible sexual assault.
I can hear it now, if NU should beat USC. :rolleyes:

The same can be said about Texass, and their same situation of a freshman QB and missing players in the D.

I hope OU and NU get to meet in the Big XII Championship......

.... :cheers:

jhns
05-02-2006, 02:12 PM
OU is horrible on offense though so if they where nullified the defense got a lot worse and they are in for some trouble. Nebraska now has the recruits from the current coaching staff comming getting up to sophmore and juniors so they can start. With the players intended for this type of system Nebraska is going to be a lot better than they have been the past 5 years.

Nick7
05-03-2006, 01:19 PM
And the fact that they're playing USC isn't all that it's cracked up to be, either.
They are without ALOT of players from last year, plus they'll be starting a freshman with NO spring practices under his belt, plus, his backup was just arrested for a possible sexual assault.
I can hear it now, if NU should beat USC. :rolleyes:

The same can be said about Texass, and their same situation of a freshman QB and missing players in the D.

.... :cheers:

Hmm...after a quick glance at your shedule, you really shouldn't be calling ours easy...

UAB
Washington
@ Oregon
Midd. Tennesse State
@ Miz
Iowa State
Colorado
@ Texas A&M
Texas Tech
@ Baylor
@ Oklahoma State

I fail to see a tough game on there....maybe Oregon, even they lost their QB, RB, and best WR. We have all the same conference games, too except for Baylor (talk about a powerhouse) and Tech, who will probably be pretty good. So other than that, I don't see how our schedule is such a cupcake compared to yours.

deezan777
05-06-2006, 03:07 PM
Pretty soon the Nebraska passing experiment will be a total failure, Callahan will be coaching wide receivers in Canada and Husker fans will be pondering the meaning of life.

Nick7
05-06-2006, 04:03 PM
Pretty soon the Nebraska passing experiment will be a total failure, Callahan will be coaching wide receivers in Canada and Husker fans will be pondering the meaning of life.


Hmm...really? Considering our QB was 29th in the nation in passing compared to your 78th, we're not looking too shabby. Y'all better hope you get your passing going because you're kidding yourself if you think AP is staying for his Sr. year. :duh:

jhns
05-10-2006, 09:33 AM
Hmm...really? Considering our QB was 29th in the nation in passing compared to your 78th, we're not looking too shabby. Y'all better hope you get your passing going because you're kidding yourself if you think AP is staying for his Sr. year. :duh:
Every time you say something about that to an Oklahoma fan they just go off about how their unproven Freshman is better than Peterson. Now I have heard that he is supposed to be good but I highly doubt he is even near Petersons level and probably never will be. So you guys do need to get some passing going because it's not like Oklahomha runs the option. This is why Oklahoma will still be bad the next couple seasons also.

mrsolo
05-10-2006, 12:02 PM
OU is horrible on offense though so if they where nullified the defense got a lot worse and they are in for some trouble. Nebraska now has the recruits from the current coaching staff comming getting up to sophmore and juniors so they can start. With the players intended for this type of system Nebraska is going to be a lot better than they have been the past 5 years.

Horrible on offense? Had enough offense to be the Huskers last year didn't they? Last I saw the Nebraska defense was pretty salty.

OU's offense got off to a horrible start, then AD got hurt. Towards the end of the the year they were starting to gel. You're going to see a lot more production in yards and points this year from the offense....mark my words.

silkamilkamonic
05-10-2006, 12:05 PM
Husker's should haev a strong well balenced team.

Too bad they got Callahan who IMO is a lousy Head Coach.

A great x's and o's guy and has done a great job recruiting, but I don't think he has the personality to be a coach, or to motive players into becoming winners.

jhns
05-10-2006, 01:38 PM
Husker's should haev a strong well balenced team.

Too bad they got Callahan who IMO is a lousy Head Coach.

A great x's and o's guy and has done a great job recruiting, but I don't think he has the personality to be a coach, or to motive players into becoming winners.
Well he has done a lot with a team of really young guys and teams that where built to run the option. I don't think he is a bad coach and he has gradually made the team better every year. As soon as his guys that he brought in get older which should start this year we will see how good his teams are.

jhns
05-10-2006, 01:39 PM
Horrible on offense? Had enough offense to be the Huskers last year didn't they? Last I saw the Nebraska defense was pretty salty.

OU's offense got off to a horrible start, then AD got hurt. Towards the end of the the year they were starting to gel. You're going to see a lot more production in yards and points this year from the offense....mark my words.
Yeah you will get the production of Peterson. You still couldn't pass at the end of the year and I don't see that suddenly changing with the same guys out there.

rcsodak
05-10-2006, 10:06 PM
Hmm...after a quick glance at your shedule, you really shouldn't be calling ours easy...

UAB
Washington
@ Oregon
Midd. Tennesse State
@ Miz
Iowa State
Colorado
@ Texas A&M
Texas Tech
@ Baylor
@ Oklahoma State

I fail to see a tough game on there....maybe Oregon, even they lost their QB, RB, and best WR. We have all the same conference games, too except for Baylor (talk about a powerhouse) and Tech, who will probably be pretty good. So other than that, I don't see how our schedule is such a cupcake compared to yours.
I think you forgot to list Texass......
Your eyes must be deceiving you then.....

Since when are OSU and/or Washington on the same levels of a WAC team?
MTSU is in the same conf as troy....so that's a wash.


Out of NU's four non-conf games, only one is of a top 25 team.....and they'll be lucky to win 7 games......

I'm curious, as to when SDSU/NDSU/NCU is going to get to play NU........ :D

rcsodak
05-10-2006, 10:09 PM
Every time you say something about that to an Oklahoma fan they just go off about how their unproven Freshman is better than Peterson. Now I have heard that he is supposed to be good but I highly doubt he is even near Petersons level and probably never will be. So you guys do need to get some passing going because it's not like Oklahomha runs the option. This is why Oklahoma will still be bad the next couple seasons also.
Bad enough to beat NU??????

That could be their only WIN, and I'd be happy. :D

Maybe you forgot, but OU's QB was a freshman, versus NU's JUNIOR!

Most people could understand the difference......

I still laugh...though.....that your qb is from Norman....... :wave:

mrsolo
05-11-2006, 07:40 AM
Yeah you will get the production of Peterson. You still couldn't pass at the end of the year and I don't see that suddenly changing with the same guys out there.

Couldn't pass at the end of the year? If I remember correctly, Bomar was the MVP of the Holiday Bowl. I'm pretty sure he completed a pass or two. :confused:

Nick7
05-11-2006, 01:44 PM
I think you forgot to list Texass......
Your eyes must be deceiving you then.....

Since when are OSU and/or Washington on the same levels of a WAC team?
MTSU is in the same conf as troy....so that's a wash.


Out of NU's four non-conf games, only one is of a top 25 team.....and they'll be lucky to win 7 games......

I'm curious, as to when SDSU/NDSU/NCU is going to get to play NU........ :D

I didn't forget to list anything, my list was directly from ESPN, so if they messed up...

Are you trying to tell me that OSU is decent? They beat (division 1-AA) Montana State by 5 points. The only decent team they beat was TTU, but other than that....

True, 3/4 of our non-confrence are nothing, but at least one of them is good.

I'm curious as to when this stud freshman RB will get known outside of the homer sooner fans.
:confused:

Nick7
05-11-2006, 01:48 PM
Bad enough to beat NU??????

That could be their only WIN, and I'd be happy. :D

Maybe you forgot, but OU's QB was a freshman, versus NU's JUNIOR!

Most people could understand the difference......

I still laugh...though.....that your qb is from Norman....... :wave:

I don't believe he said OU was bad last year.
:duh:

Bomar was a RS Freshman, which is basically a Sophmore that didn't get to play at all his Freshman year. Besides, Taylor probably wouldn't look so bad if he got to hand the ball off to the best (or one of the best) RB's in the country.

rcsodak
05-11-2006, 10:31 PM
I don't believe he said OU was bad last year.
:duh:

Bomar was a RS Freshman, which is basically a Sophmore that didn't get to play at all his Freshman year. Besides, Taylor probably wouldn't look so bad if he got to hand the ball off to the best (or one of the best) RB's in the country.
Originally Posted by jhns
OU is horrible on offense
yeah...what was I thinking? :rolleyes:
I wasn't criticizing Taylor.......I though he played admirabley.
Wasn't Lucky supposed to be the next AD? *smile*

Look, we ALL know that the offense is only as good as the Oline.....and OU's was NOT good last year. It took most of the year to finally figure out who played when/where. Between that and AD getting injured, 8-4 (s/b 9-3) isn't so bad.
This year, the Oline has hopefully gotten stronger, with the addition of some Juco players, and youngsters from last year. Guess we'll find out soon enough.
As for AD, by all accounts, I hear he's actually Faster and Stronger! Again, guess we'll find out soon enough.

The whole NU thing has just been ironic.....

Who'da thunk that, while they are going through some rebuilding, retooling, that the rest of the Big XII would be at it's weakest, sans Texass? If this had happened any other time, NU would have been lucky to end up .500........

bailey24shutdwn
05-12-2006, 12:17 AM
When I think Oklahoma in the last two years I think, blown out to USC and there QB getting desrtoyed by a UCLA linebacker.

jhns
05-12-2006, 09:06 AM
Oklahoma just needs to be taken off the map and given to Canada or something.

mrsolo
05-12-2006, 10:31 AM
Oklahoma just needs to be taken off the map and given to Canada or something.

That's a really mature and intelligent response. If that's all you have to offer, maybe you should step away from the conversation. :duh:

jhns
05-12-2006, 11:06 AM
That's a really mature and intelligent response. If that's all you have to offer, maybe you should step away from the conversation. :duh:
Yes, because that is the only response that I have made.... Your response was real productive to the conversation also maybe you should stop being such a hypocrite. Thanks. :ugh:

mrsolo
05-12-2006, 12:00 PM
Yes, because that is the only response that I have made.... Your response was real productive to the conversation also maybe you should stop being such a hypocrite. Thanks. :ugh:

No it is not the only response you have made. It was, however completely unproductive.

How am I being a hypocrite? If my reply to you keeps you from making any other ridiculous statements then it was very productive. Why do you choose to attack the entire state of Oklahoma? I've not made fun of Nebraska. Perhaps I took offense to your statement.

This thread began as a discussion of Nebraska spring football. It evolved into a comparison between the OU and Nebraska football teams. How in the world
"Oklahoma just needs to be taken off the map and given to Canada or something."
even remotely fits into this conversation or is necessary is beyond me.

jhns
05-12-2006, 01:03 PM
No it is not the only response you have made. It was, however completely unproductive.

How am I being a hypocrite? If my reply to you keeps you from making any other ridiculous statements then it was very productive. Why do you choose to attack the entire state of Oklahoma? I've not made fun of Nebraska. Perhaps I took offense to your statement.

This thread began as a discussion of Nebraska spring football. It evolved into a comparison between the OU and Nebraska football teams. How in the world
"Oklahoma just needs to be taken off the map and given to Canada or something."
even remotely fits into this conversation or is necessary is beyond me.
How does anything about OU have to do with Nebraska spring practice? You are being a hypocrite by posting stuff now two different times that has nothing to do with the thread but talking trash about how I posted something in the same form. If you are offended and you believe a thread shouldn't be taken off topic there is always the private message feature. Do not tell me how my post is bad for going off topic when you are doing the same. If you take offense to an internet post you should probably not be on the internet anyways. People usually make them jokingly and I was assuming that we where all mature enough to understand this on these forums. Oklahoma and Nebraska have always been a great rivalry and I love watching them play eachother especially when they are both doing good. There is still the fact that I hate seeing Nebraska lose so I still will have some freindly crap talking about Oklahoma considering they are one of the few schools that has been able to rival Nebraska for many years even in the glory days.

Now please just get over yourself and dont start trying to make personal attacks.

Nick7
05-12-2006, 01:16 PM
Originally Posted by jhns
OU is horrible on offense
yeah...what was I thinking? :rolleyes:
I wasn't criticizing Taylor.......I though he played admirabley.
Wasn't Lucky supposed to be the next AD? *smile*

Look, we ALL know that the offense is only as good as the Oline.....and OU's was NOT good last year. It took most of the year to finally figure out who played when/where. Between that and AD getting injured, 8-4 (s/b 9-3) isn't so bad.
This year, the Oline has hopefully gotten stronger, with the addition of some Juco players, and youngsters from last year. Guess we'll find out soon enough.
As for AD, by all accounts, I hear he's actually Faster and Stronger! Again, guess we'll find out soon enough.

The whole NU thing has just been ironic.....

Who'da thunk that, while they are going through some rebuilding, retooling, that the rest of the Big XII would be at it's weakest, sans Texass? If this had
happened any other time, NU would have been lucky to end up .500........

He never said they were a horrible team, he said they are horrible on offense.
:duh:

Lucky was a Freshman this year on a team with a horrible o-line. He was never supposed to be the next AP (AD?)...

After losing two people on the o-line, what makes you think they will be better? Plus, your WR has gone down a notch after losing Travis Wilson. Yes, yes I know Kelley is the greatest thing since as sliced bread, so no need to push that further.

What makes you think OU would have been any better if the Big 12 hadn't have been weak?

rcsodak
05-12-2006, 10:32 PM
He never said they were a horrible team, he said they are horrible on offense.
:duh:

Lucky was a Freshman this year on a team with a horrible o-line. He was never supposed to be the next AP (AD?)...

After losing two people on the o-line, what makes you think they will be better? Plus, your WR has gone down a notch after losing Travis Wilson. Yes, yes I know Kelley is the greatest thing since as sliced bread, so no need to push that further.

What makes you think OU would have been any better if the Big 12 hadn't have been weak?
AD = ALL DAY! Though you'd know that.... :goofy:

Like I said, they've got some highly sought after Juco's coming in, PLUS the freshmen that got playing time last year.....followed by "guess we'll find out soon enough".

And in case you didn't notice, Travis didn't do jack last year, as he was hurt, and then slow in getting caught up with the freshmen. His big year was when Clayton was still there, getting the #1 defenders........

And I wasn't saying anything about OU's play vs the Big XII's.......maybe you should re-read that sentence..... ;)

Nick7
05-12-2006, 11:00 PM
And I wasn't saying anything about OU's play vs the Big XII's.......maybe you should re-read that sentence..... ;)


You said it as if only NU would be bad if the rest of the Big 12 was strong this year.

rcsodak
05-13-2006, 09:27 PM
You said it as if only NU would be bad if the rest of the Big 12 was strong this year.
Well, just who, exactly, is in the middle of a new coaching staff, scheme, etc.?

I'd call that rebuilding......wouldn't you?

It's not like it's USC we're talking about, in top 5 every year in recruiting....and they just "reload". :coffee:

I wasn't too big to admit OU was going through rebuilding years.....over/over....until they got Stoops.

Try it.......you'll sleep better at night> ;)

Iceman_44b
05-13-2006, 09:51 PM
NU isn't exactly rebuilding this year. They have a strong core of players returning in 2006. Are they still learning,yes.Hey lets face it the kids are only 18-23 years old. Everybody that plays in the WCO in college is still learning the system. Thats includes everybody at USC.Thats just the way it is. :coffee:

Nick7
05-14-2006, 08:33 PM
Well, just who, exactly, is in the middle of a new coaching staff, scheme, etc.?

I'd call that rebuilding......wouldn't you?


Try it.......you'll sleep better at night> ;)

that's not the point, an 8-4 team is an 8-4 team (barring any major injuries/SOS differences).

rcsodak
05-15-2006, 10:32 PM
that's not the point, an 8-4 team is an 8-4 team (barring any major injuries/SOS differences).
Maybe the year after.....

...but counting wins against the likes of Maine, Wake, Pitt, Kansas St. & Colo, with losses to the likes of Kansas & Missouri, shouldn't be anything to 'brag' about.

And to think.....the coach this numbskull replaced was 9-3 (?) his last year...... :rolleyes:

Nick7
05-16-2006, 09:55 AM
Maybe the year after.....

...but counting wins against the likes of Maine, Wake, Pitt, Kansas St. & Colo, with losses to the likes of Kansas & Missouri, shouldn't be anything to 'brag' about.

And to think.....the coach this numbskull replaced was 9-3 (?) his last year...... :rolleyes:

Alright, if you think OU was marginally better last year even though our strength of schedule was practically the same, our record was the same, and you only beat us by a TD, then I don't understand you logic...

jhns
05-16-2006, 11:09 AM
Alright, if you think OU was marginally better last year even though our strength of schedule was practically the same, our record was the same, and you only beat us by a TD, then I don't understand you logic...
We won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mrsolo
05-16-2006, 12:17 PM
We won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You won what?

jhns
05-16-2006, 12:28 PM
You won what?
Nothing last year but Nebraska is going to win a lot more now that the coach has his team playing. I was just getting excited and pre-celebrating.

mrsolo
05-16-2006, 12:30 PM
Nothing last year but Nebraska is going to win a lot more now that the coach has his team playing. I was just getting excited and pre-celebrating.

LOL....nothing wrong with faith in your team. Whether it's blind or not(both for OU or Nebraska fans) remains to be seen. Here's to a all Big Red Big XII championship!!!!
:beer:

jhns
05-16-2006, 12:51 PM
LOL....nothing wrong with faith in your team. Whether it's blind or not(both for OU or Nebraska fans) remains to be seen. Here's to a all Big Red Big XII championship!!!!
:beer:
Yeah I doubt either teams wins the national title or anything but now Nebraska gets to see what they paid for in the coach. He has to start winning now that he has his players starting instead of the option guys trying to play this west coast stuff. If he doesn't have a real good year though he will most likely get fired like all the other Husker coaches that dont win. I wish we could get Tom back.

Nick7
05-16-2006, 06:59 PM
LOL....nothing wrong with faith in your team. Whether it's blind or not(both for OU or Nebraska fans) remains to be seen. Here's to a all Big Red Big XII championship!!!!
:beer:


Amen. :beer:

rcsodak
05-16-2006, 08:49 PM
Alright, if you think OU was marginally better last year even though our strength of schedule was practically the same, our record was the same, and you only beat us by a TD, then I don't understand you logic...
OU - Strength of Schedule - #1

Huskers - #36


....."practically the same"? :duh:

Did you forget that TCU was a darling of the NCAA last year?
I doubt they'd beat out OU in a best of 3, but they were pretty good last year.

Maine? I didn't even know they fielded a football team before last year...... :goofy:

Like I said in an earlier post.....it's OK to admit your team is in a rebuilding mode....and hasn't been a contender for some time.....


....I think we've all been there before. ;)

Nick7
05-17-2006, 04:21 PM
OU - Strength of Schedule - #1

Huskers - #36


....."practically the same"? :duh:

Did you forget that TCU was a darling of the NCAA last year?
I doubt they'd beat out OU in a best of 3, but they were pretty good last year.

Maine? I didn't even know they fielded a football team before last year...... :goofy:

Like I said in an earlier post.....it's OK to admit your team is in a rebuilding mode....and hasn't been a contender for some time.....


....I think we've all been there before. ;)


Like I said in a different thread, I have seen different things from different sources.

I have no problem admitting we're in rebuilding mode, but to say OU isn't and they go 8-4 isn't something to be proud of.

rcsodak
05-17-2006, 07:13 PM
Like I said in a different thread, I have seen different things from different sources.

I have no problem admitting we're in rebuilding mode, but to say OU isn't and they go 8-4 isn't something to be proud of.

Reloading, Nick........

When NU gets in and STAYS in the top 10 in recruiting, as long as the usc's, ou's, etc., then you can change the wording also....... :D

Nick7
05-18-2006, 03:54 PM
When NU gets in and STAYS in the top 10 in recruiting, as long as the usc's, ou's, etc., then you can change the wording also....... :D


But I want to change it NOW!!! :D

rcsodak
05-18-2006, 08:23 PM
But I want to change it NOW!!! :D
LMAO!

Patience, my son......




...p...a...t...i...e....n...c....e....... :D

Nick7
05-19-2006, 03:37 PM
LMAO!

Patience, my son......




...p...a...t...i...e....n...c....e....... :D



fine. be that way. :mad: