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What do you think about Luke McCaffrey choosing to enter the transfer portal?

What do you think about Luke McCaffrey choosing to enter the transfer portal?

Not concerned, something he had to do

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Dang, another top offensive player lost

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Not concerned, something he had to do

13 Comments
Linda Ogren
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Linda Ogren

Never was qb, makes me wonder about an coach, he needs to GO

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 13:11:41 -0600

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Mike Briggs
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Mike Briggs

if he was unwilling to switch position to help the team, then leave. He's not a QB

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 07:35:49 -0600

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Stephen Andersson
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Stephen Andersson

We should still be able to win three games next season, so I see no reason for concern.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 05:23:26 -0600

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

Fans like you are the reason people give up on this program. The defense will be exceptional and the offense has rising stars.

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:11:39 -0600

Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

He came to us b/c we were one of the few to offer him as a QB. It's clear he's far from an elite QB so if he's not willing to play another position he'll either be a backup or a good D2/FCS QB. The only thing we lost is a few plays a game he would have been good for a QB draw or trick play.

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 09:09:26 -0600

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Wes Thrun
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Wes Thrun

Luke wasnt going to take Nebraska anywhere, i don't think AM is going to take NU anywhere either. Nebraska needs to get an accurate qb, i dont really care how mobile he is, if he's 18-20 yrs old then hes mobile enough.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 20:04:19 -0600

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John Ballew
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John Ballew

L Mac is making a mistake and I think his father agrees. He is not a B1G QB but is an impact player on offense. He could have had a big role here. Good luck to him. And his brother.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:46:03 -0600

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Jim Stevens
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Jim Stevens

When Vedral left Frost had to keep LM at QB for obvious reasons. While they used him sparingly in specialized roles they had to limit him for fear of injuring. It was just bad timing to try and move him to receiver until someone else was developed QB 2.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:49:08 -0600

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Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

Wished he'd stay as a slot/WR guy. He's getting bad advice thinking he can be a top QB. I think he could be a top WR if given the opportunity. he'll probably be the next Tom Brady surprise QB. Follow your dream kid - that is all that matters. We'll be fine wtout him if we replace him well.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:35:26 -0600

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PJ SAid
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PJ SAid

Backup QB 4 interceptions 1 TD Should be Wideout NOT a QB Have two recruits in the wings... MOVE the HELL ON people!!!

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:34:08 -0600

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David Jorgensen
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David Jorgensen

I really, really like him but numbers don't lie. 1 TD to 6 INTs. His skill set is what everyone is saying and his skill set would be great at Nebraska. Hope he finds this out with feedback from other schools and decides to change positions here at NU.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:26:05 -0600

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Arlie Rauch
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Arlie Rauch

If he thinks he is the best, though his performance shows otherwise, then he should go where more people agree with him.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:21:50 -0600

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Bob Berg
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Bob Berg

His talents will be missed but as Shatel and Sipple clearly stated, his qb acumen is not there...yet. Hopefully he can find a qb slot on a PAC12 team more suited to his size and speed. Notice that most of the transfer portal is filled with guys who are seeing a challenge / decline on the depth chart

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 07:54:27 -0600

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Dang, another top offensive player lost

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Michelle Chrastil
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Michelle Chrastil

Coaching and culture are not what was expected...

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 17:31:30 -0600

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John Fillmore
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John Fillmore

If we still ran the option offense of the 90s, Luke could've been a decent QB, but it's clear he didn't have the arm strength or accuracy for the deep ball needed for the current offensive design. It would've been nice to keep him as a slot receiver. Obviously he wouldn't have been happy with that.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:24:55 -0600

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Donna and Scott Wilson
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Donna and Scott Wilson

The coaching staff did not use him the right way. The did in the ohio state game.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:24:26 -0600

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Jim Moore
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Jim Moore

We're put in a position that if AM gets injured again or continues to underperform, we have the worst offense in the league again. Teams just put 9 on the line of scrimmage and dare us to pass. I have to question the competency of our QB coach.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:34:52 -0600

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Leo Maddalena
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Leo Maddalena

You have to respect the young man's drive to be a QB but sometimes a person loses sight of the forest thru the trees. It was the coaches job to sell a longer term vision and help him recognize his "fit" with not only Div IA ball but with the NFL. That said, maybe he has other post college plans?

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:43:51 -0600

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Joby Clauson
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Joby Clauson

Hope he finds the right fit. The staff + coaches certainly believe they have the right to; so do the players.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 09:28:01 -0600

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Tom Nelsen
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Tom Nelsen

What has changed or was different that would cause a player to want to go elsewhere? Is it a realization that things are not going to get better around you even if you have the talent and desire to be great? I felt like if he could be even moderately effective at QB he'd have plenty of opportunity

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:17:39 -0600

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Lori Leitzke Lusk
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Lori Leitzke Lusk

I am heartbroken. He is such a neat kid and I wanted to see him play for years and show what talent he really had. I really wish he would reconsider. He was much loved and respected by the fans here.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 06:33:34 -0600

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

Something is wrong... this is what sports journalism should be about... getting to the bottom of this and let the readers know what is going on. I love Scott Frost but something is wrong.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 06:30:38 -0600

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Monday Morning Quarterback:  Who do you have in the CFP national championship game?

Monday Morning Quarterback: Who do you have in the CFP national championship game?

Alabama

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Ohio State

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Alabama

7 Comments
John Fillmore
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John Fillmore

Bama's defense is better.

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:12:11 -0600

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Wade Williams
Wade Williams

Bamas D is NOT better! I live in the south and believe me, their 2 main tests they failed miserably. Ole Miss and Fla rolled up all kinds of points and yardage on them. Bama feasted on a mostly weak SEC this year. They will lose this game. Take the points!

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 08:53:36 -0600

Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

Genuinely surprised more people are taking the Buckeyes. I think Alabama is well coached with better athletes across the board. If Buckeyes can run on Bama there's a good chance they win. I'm not sure they can. But I am sure Bama can pass on OSU and that's dangerous. 38-31 Tide. Hope I'm wrong!

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:16:20 -0600

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David Steffen
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David Steffen

better atheletes more tested

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 07:23:27 -0600

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shawn hobbs
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shawn hobbs

I'm from Greenbow, stupid is as stupid does.

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 01:19:48 -0600

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Sheryl Lindley
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Sheryl Lindley

They are tuff to beat. Ohio may be more hungry which could be the difference. I just wish there was some new faces in the playoffs. I do not like either one of the two.

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 18:59:41 -0600

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

Cheer for Fields. He seems to be a very genuinely good guy

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:17:26 -0600

Ohio State

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

For no other reason than they are in the Big 10 and they were vocal supporters of Nebraska's desire to play this past fall. They supported us, so I support them.

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 10:56:39 -0600

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Steve Walker
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Steve Walker

I really like Justin Fields. Some conference pride. Also Ohio State helped Nebraska get the BigTen to play football. Alabama is probably better, but I am pulling for tOSU.

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 14:49:01 -0600

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Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

Need some conf pride here. Tired of seeing SEC and ACC winning this game. And besides, when we beat OSU next year in Lincoln, it will be a real feather in our hat!!! (Got to think positive)

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 10:13:22 -0600

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

Thinking positive doesn't make things happen. I hope the Buckeyes win but between having a banged up QB and facing the best offense in college football it's a tough task!

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:18:44 -0600

Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

The SEC was pretty week this year top to bottom except for AL. They haven't faced a running attack or as balanced an offense as OSU. Nor have they faced a D this good, particularly the secondary. OSU 27 BAMA 24

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 08:47:10 -0600

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Dale Paulsen
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Dale Paulsen

Nick Saban is a pompous ass, and Ryan Day is a class act! Best reason I can think of!

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 16:58:28 -0600

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Richard Stotts
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Richard Stotts

better qb play

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 16:26:46 -0600

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How would you grade Husker progress this year toward returning to a top-level football program?

How would you grade Husker progress this year toward returning to a top-level football program?

They progressed - A or B

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No progress - C or D

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They progressed - A or B

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Stephen Andersson
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Stephen Andersson

Having only 2 losses as late as November 20 certainly qualifies for an A.

Sat, 26 Dec 2020 14:10:41 -0600

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No progress - C or D

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Spot Ify
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Spot Ify

The talent is there, but the focus and subsequent execution isn’t there. Too many mistakes. And if I see another shotgun formation at the one yard line, I’m giving up and watching the LPGA.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 22:22:42 -0600

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Kim Brown
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Kim Brown

Winning baby. All that matters.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:47:15 -0600

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Tucker Mcmann
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Tucker Mcmann

Some decent progress on D. Offense clearly regressed from 18 and 19. Penalties and bonehead mistakes at crucial moments and inconsistent play on the O line continues to crush the O.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:25:48 -0600

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Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

One part of the culture hasn't changed: Discipline. Until it does, we'll remain sub 500. Too many penalties, turnovers, coaching errors to win those close games. Talent gets us close, but discipline gets us wins D improved, O regressed wtout a WR who can spread the field & a QB who can pass long

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:22:34 -0600

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Scott Reed Schaefer
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Scott Reed Schaefer

There seems to be lack of development is many areas. Still too many penalties. Still losing the turnover battle. Still lacking progress in special teams. Still inefficient in the downfield passing game. Still little breakaway long runs. Frost must bring a winning season in 2021 or seat will get hot.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 10:14:25 -0600

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Randy Wolf
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Randy Wolf

F.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:52:39 -0600

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Tim Winchester
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Tim Winchester

I am a Scott Frost supporter and believe he is the man for the job. However, I am not sure I can say that about all his assistants. Austin needs to produce results. Coach V is supposed to be a QB Guru but it has not translated to the field. I am confident Frost is the right man for the job.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:26:49 -0600

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

I am surprised at the lack of progress. For all the advantages of being Nebraska and its football pedigree, why are schools like Cincinnati (and others like Liberty and Coastal Carolina) easily surpassing us? If it wasn't for Scott Frost I would make a change. But I love Scott Frost.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:32:53 -0600

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

If the question was centered on Defense, I'd give that an A- or B+. I'm very encouraged by that but every bit of progress there was offset but an anemic offense. However, Martinez was much improved on the back half of the season outside of the Minny game. In total I'll give it a C.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:28:58 -0600

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David Steffen
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David Steffen

Martinez was best as freshman coach need to match plays to talent and run some option football. How about the I Deidrick is a great fullback and Robison as I back would be a hell of a challenge.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 07:16:47 -0600

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Steve Walker
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Steve Walker

Just 3 wins. What can you say?

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 07:07:46 -0600

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Bill Adamss
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Bill Adamss

Frost sucks. Resign please

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 06:04:26 -0600

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Jim Moore
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Jim Moore

They have gone from less than mediocre to one if the worse teams in the BIG. This is in spite of having more talent than many of the teams that have passed them.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 04:48:48 -0600

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Rod Combs
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Rod Combs

Anyone who watched this season would know there was no progress, aside from possibly the defense. Offense and special teams were atrocious.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 04:01:47 -0600

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

Atrocious is a bit harsh for special teams. Culp was an All Big 10 kicker. We were on our 2nd string punter to start and 3rd string the last few games. I'm not worried about special teams.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:31:06 -0600

Lucas Franzen
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Lucas Franzen

3-5. Ouch. They look like a team with little to no discipline. Penalties, turnovers, missed tackles, horrid special teams.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:14:26 -0600

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Chris Martin
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Chris Martin

Overall a C. A year that has been nothing but endless strangeness along with awful (and I don't mean just football related) 2020 gave us an improved defense that made Chin and his assistants look like the best coaches on staff.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:44:15 -0600

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Loren Zimmerman
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Loren Zimmerman

D+ HS level football is right. No discipline. We need a BIG running back, a BIG fullback. Wandel can't continue to take a beating; targeting, hands-to-the-face, holding. Either the receivers are slacking off and not knowing routes, or they are a discipline problem.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:23:11 -0600

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Mike Petersen
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Mike Petersen

Some progress on defense but 3-5 doesnt warrant an A or B. Ended with a win but it included same issues. Those turnovers and penalties will get you beat 95% of the time.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:26:28 -0600

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Joe Snuffy
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Joe Snuffy

Still seeing turnovers, penalties, special teams meltdowns, and some other usual suspects. The defense did look good at times, but consistency hasn’t entirely been established there. You have to hope there’s a future eruption just below the surface, but that’s been a long held hope.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:03:27 -0600

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Lucas Franzen
Lucas Franzen

One quality all great, or even good, defenses possess is the ability to pressure a quarterback. We very rarely made any QB sweat, giving them more than ample time to pick us apart (especially on 3rd downs).

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:18:09 -0600

Brian Anderson
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Brian Anderson

Anyone who thinks that the ‘skers have progressed is asleep at the wheel... 3 years in with Frost & his crew and it couldn’t be more disappointing.... they’re a joke and it is quite apparent that nothing will be changing anytime soon ..the program is Broke!! ..

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 19:48:58 -0600

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Jim Firnhaber
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Jim Firnhaber

Another year with no consistency and a comedy of errors. It was a ss on grass.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 19:44:13 -0600

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Jeff Frasch
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Jeff Frasch

Most un disseplined team in the Big 10!!! High school teams don't make these type of mistakes over and over and over

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 19:40:25 -0600

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Jon Jorgenson
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Jon Jorgenson

Mistakes, penalties, fumbles, coaching, scheme and youth. I like Frost. Players are playing harder and more physical. Many of the players came from winning programs. Need that winning attitude. IA, NU, WI, IL, MN and OSU have that attitude and swagger when they play Nebraska.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 19:38:52 -0600

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Scott Ferguson
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Scott Ferguson

The same mistakes in year 3, not a good look. Quarterback play is worse than ever. Offense scores less points than recent memory. Special teams woes, penalties.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 19:14:03 -0600

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