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Do the Huskers have all the pieces to win the B1G West Division?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
6/18/2016

Do the Huskers have all the pieces to win the B1G West Division?

69%
Yes WINNER

17

31%
No

13

69%
Yes

17 Comments
Lane Liley
12
Lane Liley

Winning the Big Ten West is NOT an impressive goal. However, this just shows how far the program has fallen. I know that we can win with our talent but the chemistry and strategy has to be such that it utilizes the talents they have to the max. This poll shows our low expectations for the program

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Gene Baker
3
Gene Baker

I voted for this side because they do have all the pieces in play to win the west. They have gotten better in every area with young very athletic players in every group. Plus the addition of John Parrela, will guide the Black Shirts in dominating offenses this year!

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Jim Jones
3
Jim Jones

Looks like we have some great talent and we have one year of familiarity w coach Riley's syst

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Matt Rennerfeldt
2
Matt Rennerfeldt

Talent...check Coaching...check (Parella baby!) Schedule...Columbus, Madison, Iowa City...ain't scared.

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Josh E
2
Josh E

We out-talent our peers by a fair margin. It comes down to coaching.

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Travis French
2
Travis French

Yes good qb play and we are N

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Visitor
2
Visitor

Yes they have the talent,if the coaches can take a big step forward and be the coaches they were in the bowl game we could be much improved

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Lee Heitmann
2
Lee Heitmann

Yes if they don't shoot themselves in the foot as they have the last several years,,

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John Kretzschmar
1
John Kretzschmar

There are pieces on both offence and defense that can be better than last year. The coaches and players are communicating with each other at another improved level as well. And...I'm an optimist.

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Jerry Williams
1
Jerry Williams

I think the talent is there, but is the maturity?

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Ben Hornig
0
Ben Hornig

They had the pieces last year, just the coaches pissed it down their legs.

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Jacob Taylor
0
Jacob Taylor

We usually have a good team but it will depend on the coaching

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Jeremy Greer
0
Jeremy Greer

We have the offense to do this but need out defense to step up to the plate and produce on a more consistent basis.

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Mike Conyers
0
Mike Conyers

We could have won it last year except for player/coach issues and poor clock management.

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Danny Baker
0
Danny Baker

They have had the talent to win the West division for the last few years, now maybe they can since they now have the right coaching staff in place.

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31%
No

13 Comments
Kevin Hamilton
10
Kevin Hamilton

Things look to be headed in the right direction but after last years disaster I think they are a year away.

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Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson

We need to see much improvement in the coaching. There is a reason the coach has never won a conference championship.

Josh Smith
3
Josh Smith

I think the talent and coaching is there and set up for success but I feel it's going to be another year or two before we start seeing great success.

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Isaiah Skrdla
1
Isaiah Skrdla

The coaches don't know how to run an offense that utilizes the current tallent. Without dedication to a run game that involves a heavy dose of option and the use of o-line depth I fear this team will struggle. I'm hearing the same spring talk I did last year and expect to see the same offense.

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Andrew LaFevre
Andrew LaFevre

The offense doesn't need to be an option based offense.

Rizeabuv Yorzelf
1
Rizeabuv Yorzelf

Until they get a consistent QB in place, great O-line all the way across, and decent D-line then forget it. I guess that's about 70% of the team.

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Ron Burke
0
Ron Burke

Possible, but unlikely. Our recruiting rank in the Big 10, 2012-2015, averages fifth. Our coaching staff is a good one, but probably ranks fourth, behind OH, MI and MS. Winning the Division with this combination would require over-achieving. I sure hope we do it!

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Randy Wolf
0
Randy Wolf

When they replace Tommy Armstrong with a real Big 10 QB they will have a chance to compete.

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Mark Sunneberg
0
Mark Sunneberg

The play calling needs to be way better. They need to play to their strengths, take the decisions out of the equation for the qb. Pass defense better get a LOT Better.

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James Traut
0
James Traut

Yes and no. Good enough for a surprise breakthrough, but not likely. I'll stick with others: 3rd, maybe 2nd.

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T David Andrew M
0
T David Andrew M

The coaching staff does not have me convinced it knows how to handle ball in the Big 10. It was a very poor hire with promises of better days, not impressed at all yet.

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Andrew LaFevre
Andrew LaFevre

Playcalling was great. They played to the team's strength last year, which sadly was the passing game. This year's approach seems to be more run oriented with a true back emerging.

Stephen Johnson
0
Stephen Johnson

Way to many mistakes by the coaching staff.

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Do you think Adrian Martinez will come back for a 5th year?

Do you think Adrian Martinez will come back for a 5th year?

No doubt

1

Not sure about that

1

No doubt

1 Comment
Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

What else is he going to do? I don't think his skillset translates to the NFL and I doubt he'd get drafted. The NIL money is probably as good as any offer he'll get in the working world.

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Not sure about that

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Joe Dreyer
0
Joe Dreyer

Getting to where I hope not. After 4 years, he should be 1000 times better

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Will the Huskers have more yards rushing or passing this weekend against Michigan?

Will the Huskers have more yards rushing or passing this weekend against Michigan?

Rushing

1

Passing

0

Rushing

1 Comment
Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

We need to establish the run to make everything else work. If they shutdown our run game, they'll be able to pin their ears back and tee off on AM.

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Passing

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