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How do you rate Nebraska’s hiring of Matt Rhule as head football coach?
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How do you rate Nebraska’s hiring of Matt Rhule as head football coach?
After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at QB in Nebraska's season opener?
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After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at QB in Nebraska's season opener?
Who will have more wins in his first season at his new school, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?
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Who will have more wins in his first season at his new school, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?
Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?
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Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?
In your opinion, was National Signing Day a success for Nebraska football?
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In your opinion, was National Signing Day a success for Nebraska football?
Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
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Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
Tony White turned Syracuse's defense around. Will he be able to do the same at Nebraska?
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Tony White turned Syracuse's defense around. Will he be able to do the same at Nebraska?
It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
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It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
Rhule is here! Are there any incoming assistants that you're especially excited about? If so who?
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Rhule is here! Are there any incoming assistants that you're especially excited about? If so who?
Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?
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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?
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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?
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Is the Husker offense finally showing its potential?
Can the Huskers ride RB Anthony Grant all season?
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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?
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Big win! But, with the O-line struggling, should the Huskers change up the offensive strategy?
How do you rate Nebraska’s hiring of Matt Rhule as head football coach?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
4 months left

How do you rate Nebraska’s hiring of Matt Rhule as head football coach?

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Thomas Wright
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Thomas Wright

His resume for developing kids coming in that are more the 3 star kids as it’s rare Nebraska can real in the 4 & especially 5 star kids … he’s proven he can develop those kids into stars that are being drafted into the NFL … something that only Dr Tom could seem to do in the past !

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Wade Williams
Wade Williams

What's happened to the American education system? You keep things "real" whereas you "reel" in players. Come on man!

Doug Dewitz
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Doug Dewitz

As a lifelong cornhusker fan, I believe this is just the person to put things back together that were so messed up by the firing of Frankie Solich.

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Richard Stotts
Richard Stotts

Solich was a HUGE mistake and why we slide into ditch. I guess you forget why Solich was fired...some thing about going up a one way the wrong way ?? I'll leave it at that.

TYLER PEARSON
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TYLER PEARSON

Strong leader and man of faith in Jesus, just like Dr. Tom. That foundation of faith makes a huge difference.

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Gary Furnas
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Gary Furnas

First of all, you can discount all of the "thumbs down" votes that wanted Mickey, they'd vote against any new hire. MJ was the interim coach, he wasn't the next in line, nor was he fired as HC. Rhule commanded the room today, when it took Bill Moos to do this last time out... That tells us a lot

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Dennis
Dennis

A great speaker with command presence does not equal a great coach. All the talk of toughness, etc. doesn't mean dominating the line of scrimmage, a nasty mean defense, and a ball control off that is run-oriented, all the things we once had with TO and FS. I'll take those things in lieu of wins.

Brad Bredenkamp
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Brad Bredenkamp

Proven builder and evident respect for Nebraska. So his overall college coaching record is .522; his two year 1s combined it's .125 (3-21) taking over damaged programs; year 2s is .520 (13-12) and his 3 years 3-4 it's .756 (31-10). Looks like a builder to me. Keep MJ and Busch and it should go well.

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Scott Sonksen
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Scott Sonksen

Why the heck did Husker Nation think they deserved a better candidate than this? Let's be realistic and hope that Rhule is better than Frost and Riley, at minimum. If he's not, God help us.

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James Stiver
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James Stiver

I think that he has the experience in the college ranks to develop the players and turn this team back to the powerhouse it once was.

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Ron Godwin
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Ron Godwin

He is a builder for players future but he needs to keep Mickey Joseph and Bill Bush for me to like this hire.

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Tim N
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Tim N

Proven winner. Development of players a strength, knows big ten.

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Richard Stotts
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Richard Stotts

Time will give us our answers. Nobody knows how this will turn out . GBR !!!

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Brent Briley
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Brent Briley

It's too early to judge otherwise.

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David Cassiday
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David Cassiday

Anyone who can lead Temple to two 10-win seasons knows what he's doing.

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David Rohweder
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David Rohweder

will develope players

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Cameron Snell
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Cameron Snell

Matt is a great human being, and great leader of men. Highly regarded in the college circles and also in the state of Texas!!

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Lisa Whisenhunt
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Lisa Whisenhunt

He's had success as a college coach and has coached on both sides of the ball. So far, he seems to respect Nebraska football and the fans.

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USMC Sully
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USMC Sully

experienced head coach, with proven rebuilding efforts

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James Wyatt
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James Wyatt

GO BIG RED TILL I DIE!!!

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

When it comes to coaching hires, there's no such thing as a "sure thing" or a guarantee of success (see Scott Frost). I think TA did a great job of executing a diligent and thorough nationwide search that resulted in a very good hire. One that gives Nebraska a great chance to turn it around quickly!

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Bob Colbert
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Bob Colbert

He mentioned "offensive line"

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hm dude
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hm dude

he builds programs...........

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John Fillmore
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John Fillmore

After celebrating the Scott Frost hire a few years ago I've learned to tread carefully about declaring who I think will be a great coach for the Huskers, but the evidence of his past work certainly looks promising.

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Bruce Neel
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Bruce Neel

He has done a very good job in the past with our kind of program so I hope he can do it again

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Jayme Henderson
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Jayme Henderson

He would be good hire for 90% of programs in CFB. 90% of programs are better than nebraska right now, we need to be realistic about where we are as a program.

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Dan Stephens
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Dan Stephens

We need a guy that can turn us around and I believe he is that guy.

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William Snesrud
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William Snesrud

High quality college coach....feel he will consider keeping a few current coaches with strong ties to roster and recruiting players (example - Joseph, Busch, Fisher)......Huskers Rhule.....GO BIG RED!!

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Pokey
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Pokey

Come on, the options were all maybe mediocre at best coaches. Would all be in over their heads in Big 10 just like Frost. KU coach and staff, KSU coach and staff, ISU coach and staff, NCST coach and staff, Army coach and staff, Bronco M and his VA staff? No thank you. Choice was a no brainer.

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Roy Lindfield
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Roy Lindfield

Proven program builder. His teams (ie Temple and Baylor) were know as punch you in the mouth type of teams. Nebraska will Rhule.

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Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright

Love it ! Nebraska will Rhule !!

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K St
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K St

Just another attempt by wealthy alums to buy a championship. Mickey had heart of team. Smart of Rhule to get 8yr contract. In yr 3 when alums want him gone he'll join list of coaches on payout payroll.

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Troay Strong
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Troay Strong

Skeptical, never stayed long enough to measure if his programs were built to last. Bailed from each HC job after having his best year. Almost as if he doubted he could maintain the success.

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Dennis
Dennis

Good point. If Rhule was so good, why did he leave Temple or BU? One could argue for the $, but he’s obviously not committed to a program for the long run. He played TA for a fool but unfortunately Rhule held all the cards bc TA was desperate.

Give Unconditionally
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Give Unconditionally

The unflushable turd got the Nebraska GIG, huskers never going to win again.

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Troy Erickson
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Troy Erickson

Wisconsin hiring Luke Fickell was a much better hire. Nebraska pays $9 million for a Matt Rhule who went 2-16 against ranked teams, and Wisconsin pays $6 million for a proven coach who coached at Ohio State and coached Cincinnati to the college football playoff. WTF Nebraska!?

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Dennis
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Dennis

Once again Neb hired the “man” rather than hiring someone who can fix the problems of poor defense and losing on both sides of the line of scrimmage. 64 days? He obviously was not the first choice.

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Dennis
Dennis

After hearing the press conf, I have to double-down on my thumbs down. He was obviously well-rehearsed to say all the things most people wanted to hear, but there was nothing of real substance. No idea what the team's identity will be but doesn't sound like ball control. I miss the TO and FS days.

Larry Smith
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Larry Smith

The last one who steped down from being an NFL head coach didn't work out well. That noted, who else was out there that was looking for a job? I'll wait to see if he produces.

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Douglas Cook
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Douglas Cook

I honestly thought Mickey could be the guy. He held it together and the defense made a huge jump from Chinanders debacle. He needed to get rid of WHipple, Give him a year with these players and see what would of happened. Couldn't been worse than Frost. Who was way over hyped!!!

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Perre Neilan
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Perre Neilan

He was horrible at Carolina and never beat a ranked team at Baylor

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

On the fence about him still. The fact he didn’t say Go Big Red at the end of his interview and turned down the job once talked me onto this side

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Jaghy Benson
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Jaghy Benson

Take it from a Panthers fan this guy is a con man. He’ll be fired within 3 years!!

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Wade Williams
Wade Williams

NFL success or lack thereof, means squat. Absolutely irrelevant! By your criteria, Nick Saban would have to be considered a fraud for that joke of a stint he served as the Dolphins head coach. Give me a break!

Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

Worried we are going to lose Mickey, Busch and all the recruits that love Mickey.

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Danny Baker
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Danny Baker

No, Mickey earned and has skin in the game. Matt will probably bolt in a couple of years.

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Craig W
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Craig W

Washout from the NFL that reported had to be persuaded a 2nd time to take the job. Previous record against ranked teams is zero wins. Runs an spread offense with more focus on the pass than the run, might not work in the B10. Baylor was not a rebuild. He did nothing with them the 1st 2 years.

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Wade Williams
Wade Williams

Baylor was not a rebuild???? You're crazy!

Ruthie Patterson
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Ruthie Patterson

Mickey Should Have Had A One Year Chance

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K De Backer
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K De Backer

Three years and he's gone....if you look at his history.

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After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at QB in Nebraska's season opener?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
4/27/2023

After watching the spring game, who do you predict will start at QB in Nebraska's season opener?

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Jeff Sims

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Casey Thompson WINNER

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Jeff Sims

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Chris Martin
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Chris Martin

Sims will have had a full healthy offseason to learn the new offense and develop chemistry with the rest of the offense. There aren't any preseason games in cfb. Expecting Thompson to develop chemistry with the offense in much less time is a recipe for loding winnable games at Minnesota and Colorado

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Carl Wiest
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Carl Wiest

Thing is, they are both really good QB's if they get coached up right.

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Steven Sabacky
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Steven Sabacky

More fluid on the pocket

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James Stiver
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James Stiver

I believe Sims is a very accurate passer and he appears to be a strong runner. I would have liked to see him run more in the spring game!

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Casey Thompson

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Jerry Williams
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Jerry Williams

Casey always looked good considering always under pressure, can throw the long ball and run.

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David Weaver
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David Weaver

I just think overall Casey the better option and def has leadership qualities as well. Part of this is just due to what we've seen from Casey vs what we haven't been able to see yet (real games) with Jeff Sims

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Richard Stotts
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Richard Stotts

lets see who Coach starts....Casey is just better.

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Andy Fields
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Andy Fields

I was impressed with Jeff Sims. I just feel Casey Thompson is a really good QB and could be outstanding with a good o-line. We definitely need a good back up and Sims isn't a big drop off. If the o-line is better, we go bowling this year.

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Scott Morris
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Scott Morris

I think Casey throws a lot better than Sims.

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Randy Wolf
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Randy Wolf

Better arm, better legs

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Andy Morrison
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Andy Morrison

Jeff Simms didn't seem like he has good throwing mechanics, and seemed like he rushed his throws. But my guess is we need both.

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Jim Firnhaber
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Jim Firnhaber

I believe Casey is the better passer and likely reads defenses faster.

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Kevin Bolin
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Kevin Bolin

Sims makes too many mistakes and his knack for tossing INTs and putting the ball on the ground will get him on the bench sooner rather than later - question swill he stay if he losses the starting job

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travis stoler
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travis stoler

they both play but casey starts

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Who will have more wins in his first season at his new school, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
3 months left

Who will have more wins in his first season at his new school, Deion Sanders or Matt Rhule?

Sanders at Colorado

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Rhule at Nebraska

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Sanders at Colorado

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Richard Hein
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Richard Hein

Nebraska's first two games should scare the fan base. Both on the road and with regard to Colorado, let's face it, they have way more swagger and are projecting way more aggressiveness and confidence. I think Big Red is 0-2 to start and Colorado will surprise.

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Corey
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Corey

Because of lack of athletes and confidence. It's coming again, you just refuse to see it.

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Rhule at Nebraska

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5starclng@cox.net
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5starclng@cox.net

Rhule has been there and done it at a d1 level. Sanders has not. Both programs are similar in records over the last few years. So I would lean on experience.

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Steve Farrell
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Steve Farrell

I just peaked at Colorado's schedule, it's brutal for first year coach

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Steve Farrell
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Steve Farrell

I just peaked at Colorado's schedule, it's brutal for first year coach

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Steve Stutzman
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Steve Stutzman

More Heart, Less Hype.

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James Stiver
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James Stiver

Rhule seems like he can get the team to believe in themselves and go out and have some fun with it and I think this will make a difference!

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Brandon Pierce
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Brandon Pierce

We have the better team and better coach!

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Dale Blackford
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Dale Blackford

Colorados' schedule looks more formidable to them, then Nebraska's to them.

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Richard Byers
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Richard Byers

Nebraska has a lot more developed talent in place. CU is rebuilding and had a lot of graduations and transfers out.

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Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

Colorado was much worse that Neb last year - a much deeper hole. We were close. With good coaching, we'll get over the top and to a bowl game. Besides Buffs suck

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Thomas Wright
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Thomas Wright

SHM...LOL Deion is just neon. All things that glitter aren't gold ! Colorado is going to find out the hard way just what type of coaching Deion is really capable of. I'm NOT drinking the Nebr kool-aid either, but let's face it, Rhule has put together quite the staff in comparison to Frost ! GBR !!!

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Alex Perry
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Alex Perry

With Deion being Deion and getting rid of players by essentially forcing them out I believe this will be a setback in year one. With Rhule helping most Nebraska players stay and bringing in more talent I think they will have more success in season one considering they have more talent overall.

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Agron Leopold
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Agron Leopold

Rhule is a better coach. Prime coaches in a soft pac12 but I still think rule has the better track record

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Mike Conyers
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Mike Conyers

Experience, experience, experience.

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Ken E
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Ken E

simply has more talent

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Craig Chatley
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Craig Chatley

Bc Nebraska has more talent to work with and bc Matt Rhule has more experience as a power 5 head coach.

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Bill and Kathy Dalton
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Bill and Kathy Dalton

He is a seasoned coach that is going to wake up a sleeping giant

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Brad Chatley
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Brad Chatley

Deion has never coached at the Fbs level, not saying he can't coach but Colorado was worse than Nebraska last year...

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