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Do you agree or disagree with the firing of Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander?
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Do you agree or disagree with the firing of Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander?
Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?
986 16
Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?
What is Nebraska's best chance for a win: At home vs. Wisconsin or on the road vs. Iowa?
661 8
What is Nebraska's best chance for a win: At home vs. Wisconsin or on the road vs. Iowa?
Which quarterback will start Saturday for Nebraska against Michigan? (That's WILL, not SHOULD.)
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Which quarterback will start Saturday for Nebraska against Michigan? (That's WILL, not SHOULD.)
Is the Husker offense finally showing its potential?
480 7
Is the Husker offense finally showing its potential?
Can the Huskers ride RB Anthony Grant all season?
173 4
Can the Huskers ride RB Anthony Grant all season?
Big win! But, with the O-line struggling, should the Huskers change up the offensive strategy?
554 15
Big win! But, with the O-line struggling, should the Huskers change up the offensive strategy?
PREDICTION: Will Nebraska's next head football coach have Big 12 ties?
814 8
PREDICTION: Will Nebraska's next head football coach have Big 12 ties?
The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?
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The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?
Did the coaching change improve or worsen Nebraska's chances Saturday against Oklahoma?
1900 22
Did the coaching change improve or worsen Nebraska's chances Saturday against Oklahoma?
Do you expect Nebraska's home sellout streak to last through the 2022 season?
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Do you expect Nebraska's home sellout streak to last through the 2022 season?
What will Nebraska's run-pass balance be like in the opener against Northwestern?
1000 12
What will Nebraska's run-pass balance be like in the opener against Northwestern?
How many regular-season games will Scott Frost's Huskers win in 2022?
707 6
How many regular-season games will Scott Frost's Huskers win in 2022?
Was Trev Alberts correct in keeping Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg for another year?
383 3
Was Trev Alberts correct in keeping Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg for another year?
Do you think Trev Alberts was correct to push for the coaching staff changes before season end?
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Do you think Trev Alberts was correct to push for the coaching staff changes before season end?
Do you agree or disagree with the firing of Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander?

Do you agree or disagree with the firing of Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander?

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56 Comments
Mark Empson
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Mark Empson

time to clean house

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Mark Empson
Mark Empson

I dont want to hear about Bo Pelini. His defense in the Big 10 was not much better. I was at the Big 10 Champ game when we were humiliated by Wisconsin. He won the games he should have won but did terrible in most of the important Big 10. So dont give me "bring back Bo defense".

Tony Reinsch
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Tony Reinsch

I didn't like his bend not break defense when he arrived 5 years ago in Lincoln. We didn't have the athletes they had at Central Florida

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Christopher Garabrandt
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Christopher Garabrandt

UCF's defense the two years they were there, says it all.

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Jax Theeler
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Jax Theeler

Nothing was changing on the defensive side of the ball. Something needed to change, put some fire under these guys!

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RJ Heinen
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RJ Heinen

Worst ranked def I ever seen

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Mike Petersen
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Mike Petersen

Defense was bad in every aspect.

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Chuck Chase
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Chuck Chase

Overall 4 years...25% good vs 75% bad

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Brian Machan
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Brian Machan

The average ranking of our defense over the last 5 years has been very low.

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Lynn Cooper
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Lynn Cooper

No real changes. Gap issues every game. Slow and far away from lone of scrimmage.

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Jay Reeder
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Jay Reeder

The D is ranked 128th. So your saying we have the 128th most talented defensive team? Nope, therefore no excuse.

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Donald Gruenemeyer
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Donald Gruenemeyer

He was not getting results and he was Scott's DC. Need to get a DC that will follow Mickey's directions.

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Gregg Smith
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Gregg Smith

This was an easy call because the defense doesn't seem to understand even basic offensive schemes. Good talent perhaps, but very substandard coaching.

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K De Backer
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K De Backer

Coaching and being able to have an effective defensive scheme were not happening.

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hm dude
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hm dude

terrible defenses

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David Ortman
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David Ortman

No adjustments and little creativity.

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James Stiver
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James Stiver

He was never a good defensive coordinator. Even at UCF they just outscored the other team. He had a fair defense last year because of the super seniors. Why would he do anything to help the Huskers because he probably was going to be gone at years end. I am personally glad he's gone.

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Russell Leier
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Russell Leier

Even at UCF, his defense was not great. Winning games 62-55 showed that. Frost should have found better coordinators from the start and maybe he would still be here. Look how well Arkansas has down with great coordinators and good strength and conditioning coach.

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Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

Defense so bad, blame is on the leader and that is Chins. If the offense was as bad as the defense wouldn't we expect a change of play caller? Yes, same with DC, team can't close an automatic door let alone close holes created by o-lines.

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Randy Wolf
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Randy Wolf

After seeing his salary (base salary $850,000) and what we were getting for it, I was going to send a ltr to Trev offering to do it for half of that. I'm sure the results would be the same but much cheaper.

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Bob Hampl
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Bob Hampl

On pace to b worst defense ever at Neb.....also he has loyalty to frost like no other.

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David Moshiri
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David Moshiri

The DC is responsible for the defensive performance. Additionally, he has the people he recruited playing for him and they are not disciplined.

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Richard Byers
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Richard Byers

UCF never had a better than average defense and we are near the bottom of the statistics in most categories with top 30 recruiting classes. The math doesn't add up.

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Steve Hubert
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Steve Hubert

I'm surprised this is even a question.

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

Very likeable guy but let's be honest, his only good defense was last year and they weren't great by statistical measures. This year has been a complete train wreck. Carricker could've coached em' up better than this debacle. These guys are woefully lacking in basic fundamentals. He had to go!

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Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

Chinander should have gone before Frost, as D is half if not more of the problem. The revolving door at NU is going to be a problem in getting any future coaches, in any specialty.

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Glenn Suzuki
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Glenn Suzuki

The firing of Erik Chinander is long overdue. Many of the games were lost due to poor defensive performance.

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donald henriksen
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donald henriksen

He didn't get the job done

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Andy Fields
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Andy Fields

It's a results oriented job and the results suck. That's big time coaching jobs for you and I agree with it.

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Andy Fields
Andy Fields

Since I didn't address the timing, I'm ok with it. They gave Frost every opportunity to succeed. He kept Chinander and it cost him both their jobs. Win and we don't have this poll.

Kevin Schamel
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Kevin Schamel

It had to happen everyone has lost faith including the kids in the scheme. Remember we kept Crosgrove to end the year and that was disaster. We had no fits from the secondary and that was Chins responsibility this week. I hate to see it but it is for the best,

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Kevin Bolin
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Kevin Bolin

the defense has been abysmal and no reason for that

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Rolland Holliday
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Rolland Holliday

Should have happened at the end of last season. This will make it very hard to recruit!

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Phil Dalton
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Phil Dalton

NW 31, ND 17, Georgia S. 45, OK 49 Too many points, does not make any adjustments, defensive backs are playing too far off the line of scrimmage allowing the other teams offensive to get too many positive plays.

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Visitor
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Visitor

It should have happened a couple of years ago. I've never been a fan of his type of defense it's not aggressive enough.

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michael daly
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michael daly

part of coaching is anticipation and preparation of future situations. He knew he was pushing all the chips on his super senior d line and safeties and did little to prepare for this year. the linebacker falloff is surprising

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Chris Foix
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Chris Foix

We are dead last on D? What are we clinging to? Not the coaches and if players aren't giving effort we can let them out of their scholarship. UCLA had only hundreds of fans last Saturday. There are expectations with NU's level of commitment.

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Doug Behrens
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Doug Behrens

Bring back Pelini! Best defense we've had in 20 years!

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michael daly
michael daly

bo was a good d coach but an overall disaster

David Warren Sherwood
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David Warren Sherwood

The defense has to be fixed

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Troy Erickson
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Troy Erickson

Frost should never had brought his buddy with him from UCF. It was clear back then his defense didn’t work. Nobody seemed to question giving up 55 points to Memphis in 2017 because they won, but it was plain to see that Chinander was not a fit to coach blackshirts.

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Darren Oestmann
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Darren Oestmann

I didn't want him to come here in the first place.

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Brad Faller
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Brad Faller

Should have been done a lot sooner. Doesn't matter if it's mid-season or not. Don't postpone the inevitable and move on.

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lydia chapawilson
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lydia chapawilson

see defense statistics for this season to date

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Tom Hedlund
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Tom Hedlund

Yes, Busch may not have much time to improve things, but it sounds like there were no tackle drills the past four years. Two weeks of fundamentals might to the D some good.

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Richard Stotts
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Richard Stotts

going into year 5 you are supposed to have developed depth..problem is they left through the portal.

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Rob Robertson
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Rob Robertson

You can't keep giving up 600+ plus yards and expect good results

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Jason Cleveland
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Jason Cleveland

His side other than 1 year has seemed to underperform. He may have been limited by his HC or not. At the end of the day, even at UCF, he didn't get the job done. 2 years as a Def Coordinator before NU, is too inexperienced for the B1G. By all accounts he's a great guy, just rose too fast maybe.

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john cochran
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john cochran

This whole thing should have been handled at the end of last season, or the end of this one. Doing it like this causes the program (players, recruits, staff, etc.) the most harm possible. When you’re going through Hell, don’t stop. Get through it, then act. We are snatching disaster from defeat.

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David Green
David Green

why wait, no flag on this decision

Jay Reeder
Jay Reeder

It's already a disaster. You have a good point, but he was trying to give the Nebraska native one more chance, right or wrong. The native failed, badly.

Larry Ewart
Larry Ewart

I agree. I have never seen a program benefit from a mid year firing.

Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
4 months left

Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?

Yes

6

No

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Yes

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

I live in Jackson, MS and believe me, anyone who can do what he's done at an HBCU school like Jackson St can flat out coach and he talked the #1 overall recruit in the country into signing with them! Not to mention several other highly ranked recruits. Yes, he could get it done! JSU SUCKED B4 DEION!

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Doug Broderick Jr.
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Doug Broderick Jr.

The silver sluggers would never allow this. But I think hed be a breath of fresh air, but could be a PR nightmare for TA.

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james bond
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james bond

he will bring the energy we need to rebound the program. but like any program one coach don't do it alone need great assistants.

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James Wyatt
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James Wyatt

I just feel Deion Sanders can recruit the 4&5 star recruits that will make Nebraska competitive! GBR

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Charlie Knapper
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Charlie Knapper

Prime is the only coach out there capable of being able to handle the fish bowl that is Nebraska Football

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

Prime time would bring prime recruits and a winner’s attitude

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No

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Bill Reno Reida
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Bill Reno Reida

No! He's more concerned about himself than anyting NU.

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levi.goin85@gmail.com
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levi.goin85@gmail.com

His look at me narcissist style is not a fit for the state or the university...and he is not proven at the power 5 level.

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Larry Smith
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Larry Smith

No, Deion would not be a good fit. Too much flash, not enough head coaching experience. That said, he has done a great job where he is.

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Jeff Brown
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Jeff Brown

He was a flamboyant player but he has no Power 5 coaching experience. Not a Nebraska culture kinda guy.

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Brad Hill
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Brad Hill

cares more about Prime than the team.

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

He is not qualified nor does he have leadership qualities. What a joke of a question to even have here. Let's get serious.

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Vincent M Mankowski
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Vincent M Mankowski

Our largest challenge is someone who can not only bring in 4 and 5 star recruits, but to adapt them to the CULTURE at Nebraska and bring out the best of them within that culture. Deion Sanders is not a part of Nebraska Cornhusker culture and cannot bring that to players.

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Robert Ebers
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Robert Ebers

Promising, yet no experience as HC in the Power 5.

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Richard Johnson
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Richard Johnson

Nebraska MUST get this hire right. They simply cannot afford the risk of a coach with no power 5 coaching/recruiting experience. The stakes are to high to gamble.

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Paul Billesbach
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Paul Billesbach

No matter the hype and potential, I want a qualified experienced HC who's exemplified those traits that we so desperately need. Deion could be that guy in a few years but I don't want to take the chance at this point that he's not.

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What is Nebraska's best chance for a win: At home vs. Wisconsin or on the road vs. Iowa?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
11/18/2022

What is Nebraska's best chance for a win: At home vs. Wisconsin or on the road vs. Iowa?

66%
Wisconsin game WINNER

3

34%
Iowa game

5

66%
Wisconsin game

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Larry Smith
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Larry Smith

Slim chance to at least stay close.

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James Key
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James Key

Stop run win game. Iowa sack Iowa QB a lot. win game

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Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

Really little chance to win either but if I have to pick one, no way we are beating Iowa with their defense and our very very very inept offense.

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34%
Iowa game

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

Casey has a better chance to play and Iowa may not score 14+

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VAHuskerFan
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VAHuskerFan

Wisconsin will rush for 300+, and game will get ugly, better chance with Iowa

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Brian Machan
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Brian Machan

It will be tough for us to score as Iowa has a strong defense. However, I think we match up better now on Special Teams and I think our defense can hold Iowa's pathetic offense.

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