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Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
11/30/2014

Does Bo Pelini need a win at Iowa to keep his job?

55%
Yes WINNER

11

45%
No

20

55%
Yes

11 Comments
Chris DeBoer
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Chris DeBoer

It was like the article said too many forgettable wins and absolutely embarrassing losses. That culture is part and parcel of what we are now and I do believe that falls to the coaching staff they set culture and kids play for each other and coach. Three losses in a row is too much

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Joel Thornton
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Joel Thornton

The definition of insanity is keeping a mediocre coach year after year and expecting different results. Turns out Bo, our defensive genius, doesn't know defense at all.

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Gordon Sherman
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Gordon Sherman

Scott Frost...............duh

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Joel Thornton
Joel Thornton

I'm sure Frost is a good O.C., but we need someone who has been a head coach before. Can't afford to have him learn on the job.

Greg Humlicek
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Greg Humlicek

No, John Papuchis and Tim Beck need a win to keep THEIR jobs. They lose and they need to go! I personally think they need to go regardless of this game.

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Walter Calkins
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Walter Calkins

9 wins would be ok if 8 of them were not really bad tesms.

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H G Keller
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H G Keller

A high dollar football program should produce 10 wins a year. If they don't they are cheating the fans, the school, and the players. Bo is not striving for excellence. If he is he is not getting close and UNL should find a coach who does know how to reach excellence. Everything else will fall into place.

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Jamie Stark
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Jamie Stark

There's no chance at all of him keeping his job if he loses. Still very slim if we win.

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Kevin McDonald
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Kevin McDonald

Another 9-4 season is not going to cut it for the Husker faithful. I will say I was excited when Bo took the reins and the immediate improvement on defense. We have reached a plateau and firmly entrenched in the "also ran" column in the national picture. I have reached the conclusion Bo is not the one to bring us back to national prominence.

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Dalynn Parks
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Dalynn Parks

8-4, crappy record against top 25 (top 10), and a 3 game losing streak, with this easy schedule? Bye!!

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Ron Huffman
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Ron Huffman

The Huskers have no identity. ..Both sides of the ball since having to play quality football teams. ...If the team blew as much steam and attitude like bo does they'd be National title contenders. .

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45%
No

20 Comments
Dan Block
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Dan Block

Bo Just needs the team to play well at Iowa. Be competitive. Bo does need to hire new coordinators to keep his job though. One more thing, can we please get a microphone to the reporters asking the questions at the press conferences? Doesn't seem like that would be too difficult. The answers loose a little bit without hearing the question.

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Visitor
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Visitor

The decision about whether Pelini keeps his job will be based on the body of his work, not one game. Based on the body of his work, I don't think he should be back.

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Dustin Connely
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Dustin Connely

Seriously? You remember Bill Callahan? Do you remember how Dr. Tom couldn't make everyone happy with 9 win seasons? Now.....what is the perception of him? Nebraska fans have been sooooo spoiled (myself included), give Pelini time.

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B1GRedFootball
B1GRedFootball

Really???!!!, Bo's had 7 years. How much time do you think he needs? The Huskers lose and NFL RB and NFL DE to the pros next year. Enough is enough. Take a look at Osborne's record over his coaching career. See many blowouts???

Buster II
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Buster II

First of all, Nebraska can not afford the kind of coach to take them to the promise land. The landscape of college football has changed so much in recruiting, conference changes, and play calling. Allow Bo to adjust and make the kind of changes he needs to do. Do you really want to get another flop like Bill Callahan in here? Stick with Bo, he's closer than ;you think of putting together a championship season. Would be nice if they could GTFO of the Big 10 also. This conference stinks and doesn't attract the kind of recruits needed to compete against the calibers of the SEC and the Big 12.

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Dirk Schlicht
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Dirk Schlicht

Stop this nonsense. It does the kids no good, It does the program no good. It does the coach's no good.

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Christian Bengel
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Christian Bengel

I can't imagine Nebraska firing him after we let Bill Callahan hand us 2 losing seasons. I think at the most, the AD would "suggest" that he seek out better Assistants such as OC and DC changes. Papuchis shows flashes of "getting it", but then reverts to Craig Bohl and Kevin Cosgrove type performances. If the kids aren't getting it, or consistently doing the wrong things, it HAS to be coaching.

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Christian Bengel
Christian Bengel

If Bo could put on the HC and DC caps and get Scott Frost as the OC, I think we'd start in the right direction. Bo has proven to be a great defensive-minded coach and Frost has more than proven his worth as an OC at Oregon...bring that National Champ back home and let him run the offense.

Peter Rygol
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Peter Rygol

Whether he wins or loses on Friday doesn't much matter to me. I'll watch because I love Big Red football for what it was and not for what it has become. The only thing that will get me remotely excited is if the OC & DC, plus a couple of other coaches are replaced, which should have been done last year. But at this point if Bo gets canned, so be it. I really don't care to listen about the process and lack of execution any longer. It's all words resulting in very little action.

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B1GRedFootball
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B1GRedFootball

No, I doubt Eichorst will fire him. However, it could be a different story if the Huskers get blown out in their final 2 games. That would be proof Pelini has lost this team.

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Mike Myers
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Mike Myers

He is a good coach

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Randy Denniston
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Randy Denniston

Bo has the kind of passion and recruiting skills that has and is bringing up our talent level. His weakness is his DC and OC and one or both should be a condition to him staying. The players don't seem to be improving as the season goes on and thats the hands on coaches fault. If Bo is smart he will replace both to upgrade his staff. Frost OC and Muschamp DC and well skyrocket into National prominence.

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Troy Bennett
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Troy Bennett

Nobody wants this job. Coordinators and a handful of position coaches should go. Hire some real coaches instead of your buddies Bo

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Gene Lydick
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Gene Lydick

I don't think it matters the damage has been done.

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B1GRedFootball
B1GRedFootball

I agree. Bo had his shot. Remember Bo sympathizers, he's getting paid multiple millions for this job and had 7 years to make it happen. 7 X 3 million/year = 21 millions bucks. He'll do fine......

Sean Fluharty
0
Sean Fluharty

I am voting no, simply because I don't think Eichorst has the cajones to fire Bo.

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Josh Smith
0
Josh Smith

He was done after the loss to Minnesota.

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Chris Lowe
0
Chris Lowe

He's gone regardless. Time to end this nightmare.

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Lee Gilmore
0
Lee Gilmore

Should be gone no matter what.

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What will Nebraska's run-pass balance be like in the opener against Northwestern?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
11 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.

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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
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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
10 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

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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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