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Do you like Nebraska's chances of turning its defense around?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
12/2/2016

Do you like Nebraska's chances of turning its defense around?

63%
Yes WINNER

10

37%
No

9

63%
Yes

10 Comments
Robert Lloyd
3
Robert Lloyd

Good people as coaches. The line depleted, now is in the hands of a great upcoming coach. Linebackers and d-backs are in good hands.

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Jay Safford
1
Jay Safford

I like their chances but it may take a few games with a young d-line. I wish the veterans would have stuck around 1 more year. Our young d-line improvement is the key i believe.

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Louis Scholz
0
Louis Scholz

I'm a word Parella .......

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Isaiah Skrdla
0
Isaiah Skrdla

I don't think that it will happen this year. I think this year will be terrible. However I think 2017s defense could be pretty good. I feel better about the direction of the defense than the ofense.

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Valerie Gilmore
0
Valerie Gilmore

the talent was there last year, the talent is there this year and we have a new motivator speaking in terms that will get them ready for games, so yeah Nebraska will turn it around.......

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Danny Baker
0
Danny Baker

I feel they were almost there last year and now with Parella, the package will be complete.

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Gene Baker
0
Gene Baker

Yes they have a ton of young talent and great coaches, especially John Parela! I'm actually very excited to see the finished product out on the field! GBR!!!

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Kevin Hamilton
0
Kevin Hamilton

Talent is down in the line but I expect to see improvement this year.

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Michael McKain
0
Michael McKain

I believe these are good coaches with good talent. John Parella will help instill the Blackshirt pride.

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Todd Michael
0
Todd Michael

I believe in this staff

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37%
No

9 Comments
Bob Dickson
6
Bob Dickson

To me, the 'D' coordinator is still a question mark. 'D' line is a question mark. Although I like John Parrella's chances of bringing them around.

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Stephen Johnson
1
Stephen Johnson

Same defensive staff, different day. Same pass defense, 115 this year????

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Roger Lohr
1
Roger Lohr

I'm not sure Mr Banker can coach a successful pass defense.

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James Traut
1
James Traut

Likely improvement in the DBs negated by weaker defensive line.

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T David Andrew M
1
T David Andrew M

Did not see enough development last season to give me any meaningful reason to suggest that what is returning on the defensive side of the ball will be anywhere near what will be needed for a winning season.

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Jc Clark
1
Jc Clark

Not this year with the lack of depth and meaningful experience on the defensive line. it all starts there. We're going in the right direction though.

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Terry Darnall
0
Terry Darnall

Not sure. This year will tell a lot. I was hoping it was a aggressive defense, but I didn't see it last year. Only Nate Gerry at the end of the year got aggressive. No excuses this year, players know the defense, so now we will find out/

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Byron Augustin
0
Byron Augustin

Because Banker is still the DC.

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Kevin Bolin
0
Kevin Bolin

The D coordinator has NEVER had a top D so why would we expect one now - especially when the D line is so young?

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What will Nebraska's run-pass balance be like in the opener against Northwestern?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
12 days left

What will Nebraska's run-pass balance be like in the opener against Northwestern?

More runs than passes.

6

More passes than runs.

4

More runs than passes.

6 Comments
Wade Williams
0
Wade Williams

First game is always vanilla on offense. They will try to establish the run with basic run formations.

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Robert Lloyd
0
Robert Lloyd

Slightly more runs than passes... if we are smart. Or it's going to be a long year.

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Nat Warren
0
Nat Warren

Oline should dominate a transfer portal depleted Northwestern front and get the practice running the ball that is needed to win in the BIG.

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Man who stares at Q-functions
0
Man who stares at Q-functions

They will play to win. The way to win is to grind Northwestern down.

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Dalynn Parks
0
Dalynn Parks

I feel we should get a somewhat comfortable lead and start grinding out 1st downs via the run game. But if Oline under-performs and forgets to show up? All bets are off.

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Mick Hanson
0
Mick Hanson

Show off our running back talent, as they won't stop us by the end of the game.

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More passes than runs.

4 Comments
Doug Einsel
0
Doug Einsel

It will likely be balanced, but slightly more runs. Whipple likes running.

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Jory Knowlton
0
Jory Knowlton

Whips will probably stick to a 54/46 ratio. I know they will be seeking as much balance as possible. An early lead would help balance things back to near 50/50. Early on as they go on attack, I think it may start out close to 60/40.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It'll be pretty close to a 50/50 split, but I'll give the slight edge to the run game. From what I've read our run blocking is better than our pass blocking right now. Much like the TO days I can envision a run heavy 1st & 2nd down to avoid 3rd and longs.

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Jim Firnhaber
0
Jim Firnhaber

There will be swing passes and screens that will act as substitutes for runs, loosen up the D and spread the defense.

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How many regular-season games will Scott Frost's Huskers win in 2022?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
11 days left

How many regular-season games will Scott Frost's Huskers win in 2022?

Seven or more

3

Six or fewer

3

Seven or more

3 Comments
Andy Fields
0
Andy Fields

Our schedule is in our favor.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

I struggled with this decision. We have talent, but that hasn't been our problem recently. Execution, special teams and the O-line have been our Achille's heal (in that order). If we can improve in 2 of these areas, it should be enough to get us 7 wins.

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Al Wenburg
0
Al Wenburg

I think our offense will score a lot more points than last year and the defense will shut more teams down on 3rd downs.

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Six or fewer

3 Comments
Mike Petersen
0
Mike Petersen

I think we may have to win one of the last four tough games to be bowl eligible.

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Rolland Holliday
0
Rolland Holliday

Tough teams on the schedule, and Scott has not proven his coaching abilities as of yet.

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