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Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
1/12/2015

Are you satisfied with Mike Riley's staff choices so far?

57%
Yes WINNER

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43%
No

28

57%
Yes

20 Comments
Nathan Turner
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Nathan Turner

This is how coaching works. A coach gets hired, brings in guys he's worked with in the past. No surprise many of them come from OSU. People need to chill out a bit and let this play out. He's never coached with Muschamp, nor Frost...what makes you think they will mesh?

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Peter Rygol
10
Peter Rygol

I get a kick from those that say we will now be a middle tier team. really? That's where we are right now and have been for 10+ years.

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Glenda Felber
5
Glenda Felber

I think development of the players is a key component by experienced college and pro coaches will be a tremendous help. I hope the players will be more disciplined and more aggressive in their play.

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Michael Burke
3
Michael Burke

Lots of experience and he knows the guys he is getting.

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Dan Novak
2
Dan Novak

As long as he keeps Ron Brown

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Karla Gade
1
Karla Gade

we won't know until games are played. for now give 100% support!!

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Dennis Fritz
1
Dennis Fritz

it was time to chang

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Bart Burroughs
1
Bart Burroughs

He hasn't even officially taken the team over yet. give the guy some time before you start tearing his staff and decisions apart. I know it's a long winter but come on....

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Ron Huffman
1
Ron Huffman

Mr Riley knows football. ..

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Matthew Lehechka
0
Matthew Lehechka

RBs coach is NFL caliber (recruiting) OC is a QB guru (never had one before) Co-DC/DL coach (specializes in Runstuff) Keeping Coach Warren (recruiting) Young LBs coach (recruiting) Mike Riley: "I like to surround myself with people that are more talented than me, so they can really add to what I already do."

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Robert Lloyd
0
Robert Lloyd

He's a smart guy. Let him surround himself with the people he needs.

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Chad Carolyn Lueders
0
Chad Carolyn Lueders

Retaining Nebraska's DB coach and the OC hire are some of the highlights. Now it'd be great if Riley could find a role for Ron Brown!

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Robert Hegler
0
Robert Hegler

Better than the last regime. Coaches who know how to coach. Will be interesting to see how they adapt to the talent they have and how they will manage the game. Also, interesting to see how they recruit.

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David Moshiri
0
David Moshiri

Good grief, he is going to be a great HC at Nebraska. He has the right to assemble his staff to build a champion. It's the same in other programs, except they wish they had Mike Riley as football coach. GBR!

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Dan Cubrich
Dan Cubrich

I can guarantee you there isn't too many programs that wished they had Riley. He was on the hot seat at Oregon State for crying out loud.

brian schulte
0
brian schulte

He knows what he's doing

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Chuck Siegel
0
Chuck Siegel

Because he is far more qualified to make staff choices than I am or even (gasp) the media are.

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Arlie Rauch
0
Arlie Rauch

Why not? My not knowing them and their chemistry contributes nothing to their validity.

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Ron Bonebright
0
Ron Bonebright

I feel Mike Riley is a good addition to the Huskers. The coaching staff has a lot experience which is one thing that Bo's staff lacked. Proof will be the start of next season.

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Daniel Revas
0
Daniel Revas

I like the experience,though I wish they had retained Coach Kaz.

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Todd Meedel
0
Todd Meedel

so far so good, still working it out....

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43%
No

28 Comments
Brian M Wilson
13
Brian M Wilson

Ron Brown, being added, will change my mind!

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Michael Morkert
Michael Morkert

i agree with Bryan.

Gordon Sherman
8
Gordon Sherman

Not done? Who is the DC ?

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Greg Wulfekuhl
2
Greg Wulfekuhl

Wish he would have taken the opportunity to bring in the best coaches in the country, rather then just bring in his entire staff from OSU.

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Rob Powers
2
Rob Powers

Too much sticking with the same guys he is familiar with instead of getting the best guys available.

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Joseph Schumacher
2
Joseph Schumacher

Cavanaugh is only one I like. Risky move bringing in his previous pals. If conference titles don't become quick reality, pressure will fall down quickly. Don't understand passing on Ed Orgeron.

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Jason Smith
1
Jason Smith

GOD NO - Smiley Riley will make the Huskers a bottom tier BG10 team in just a couple of years. What a waste of time. Did you see that DC hire? - Defense last year was rated 96th!!!!!! WE WANT BO BACK.......

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Joel A. De Ford
1
Joel A. De Ford

None of them, including the head coach, has proven that he can win

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Matthew Joseph Cave
1
Matthew Joseph Cave

I thought we hired the Oregon State Coach. Not a "regurgitation" of the 2009 Oregon State coaching staff plus a few of his buddies.

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Visitor
1
Visitor

Wow Riley has brought all of his Oregan St recruits! What a home run!!

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Dan Cubrich
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Dan Cubrich

I hope I'm wrong, but I can smell another Callahan like debacle coming up. I used to post on another site and some of those hacks think Riley is going to be our savior. Boy are they going to be disappointed!

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Sean Fluharty
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Sean Fluharty

Too many old buddies and friends, instead of assembling the 'elite' staff we were led to believe would be assembled.

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Keith Petrie
1
Keith Petrie

Their record speaks for itself!

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Places InYour Heart
1
Places InYour Heart

I wish there is a 3rd option: "Neutral" Wish he would had hired better defensive staff If not he better let them go. Even Bob Stoops let his own brother Mike goes

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Larry Baumann
1
Larry Baumann

Nothing but Oregon State Hacks!

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Spot Ify
1
Spot Ify

Seems like he's simply relocating his old staff from OSU, albeit with nice raises. They may be good, but not super impressed so far with a few exceptions...Reggie Davis from the 49ers is a super addition and Langsdorf should be solid. Both should be able to go recruit with the best of them.

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Kent A. Lang
1
Kent A. Lang

The entire staff sucks.

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Mark Meston
1
Mark Meston

I think Riley will doom us to middle tier of the B1G. Competitive games against Iowa and Minnesota while tOSU, Michigan and Michigan State compete for B1G and National titles.

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John J. Walker
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John J. Walker

Coach Ron Brown is the face of Husker football for me. Here's hoping the new coach finds a place for him. He represents something even more than the game. John J. Walker, BS from NU in 1958, Ph.D. in Chemistry Ga Tech

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Michael Morkert
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Michael Morkert

building a Nebraska program is more than just hiring friends and people you have worked with before. We need coaches that will build a Husker program. Offense and defense used to dictate the game...now i hear..."take what the defense gives us"...we need Husker football to return!

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Geraldo Boru Brew
0
Geraldo Boru Brew

We had an opportunity to recruit some talented coaches who would give us pull in the east, south and west. Coach Riley is a nice guy, but as the CEO of the program you have to recognize we need national recruiting and a mix of coaches who balance the cast of characters. For example, Bo did not hire strong OC, and DC when he had the opportunity and that, along with his temper was his foil.

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Brian Miller
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Brian Miller

I can't really say good or bad at this point but am rather underwhelmed, thought he would bring in some named talent, not just bring in the staff that went .500 every year with him and give them a raise since his wallet is fatter. Give it time but the new DC had defenses that were on par or worse than Papuchis.

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Dan Buell
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Dan Buell

Would like to see Brown retained. Should have kept at least one other NU assistant. There are no ties to what Husker football is all about.

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David chilen
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David chilen

Would have like to see a big move on d-cord side. I understand wanting coaches you are comfortable with but need some wow factor

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Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7

The Illinois game really shook me

9

I'll take the points and the Huskers

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John Jordan
0
John Jordan

OU is susceptible to the long passing game. NU pulls out some stops on offense. D keeps it close. OU by 3.

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James Key
0
James Key

Im breaking out my 30yr old Number 7 jersey. Huskers by 7

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Matt Seiler
0
Matt Seiler

Spencer is a guy who’s easily rattled (get it?) and figures to throw a few picks if pressured. I still think we lose but Huskers can move the ball through the air and force a few TOs to keep this game within 14. Small chance they even pull out the W

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Mark Wane
0
Mark Wane

I watched the Tulane game and I think Buffalo is a good team that the D shutdown. Plus I went to school in the 90’s and want us so badly to step up on National tv. We are due!! Skers

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Mick Hanson
0
Mick Hanson

I drink all the Kool-aid, why not?

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Bob Berg
0
Bob Berg

Sooner's lose one game mid-season. Why not this one. Hopefully no one showed the Sooner team what Frost and company did to them in '96 and '97. We should play well for 3 quarters then their top guys may take over.

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The Illinois game really shook me

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It's likely at some point in the game we'll be down a score or two. Does this team have the mental toughness to fight and mount a comeback or will they fold? I just don't think the team has that kind of confidence in themselves yet.

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Ryan Moss
0
Ryan Moss

I can’t believe Nebraska fans have fallen so far that they discuss if they can’t beat the spread and not if they can beat OU.

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Terry Busch
0
Terry Busch

they have talent everywhere. We have a tiny bit of talent. It's a talent landslide.

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Sporty361
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Sporty361

No way! IL lost big to an unrated Virginia team. Sooners will do whatever they want to do regarding score. Tired of us ‘rebuilding’ when we can’t beat teams that out recruit us every year. Don’t those teams have to rebuild? Simply put we are either terrible recruiters or terrible developers.

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Larry Smith
0
Larry Smith

Big REd is playing well below the Sooner's level. I just hope they can keep it at the 21 points and not get buried in a ten td avalanche.

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Steve Walker
0
Steve Walker

They are still playing pretty bad. Offensive line is still not blowing anyone off the ball. Defense is still not getting a pass rush. Secondary is not as good as advertised. Hopefully there will be improvement.

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USMC Sully
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USMC Sully

we have been down this road too many times to think otherwise

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Wade Williams
0
Wade Williams

We are not there yet. We put too much pressure on an improving defense. If NU could some how score 40 they might have a chance at the end of the game but....I'll call it 48-27 OU.

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

I believe that means they beat the spread

Bryan Petersen
0
Bryan Petersen

Offensive line had yet to show we can run the ball between the tackles

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Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

No, it's just a distraction

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

1

No, it's just a distraction

2 Comments
Darrell Bailey
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Darrell Bailey

Lots of teams are doing the exact same thing. Make everyone else accountable before just punishing the Huskers.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

It's just a distraction, but it is the last thing we need right now. The timing of this news is extremely suspicious. Focus on taking care of business on the field and this will be ancient history in a month .

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

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Ryan Moss
0
Ryan Moss

Frost is doing everything he can to try to get this program going again. That even means blatantly cheating and trying to cover up his cheating. This isn’t an oopsie, it’s desperation. Same with trying to run away from the OU game. He knows he’s in trouble and he just cost himself his buyout.

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