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How quickly do you think the Huskers can be contenders again?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
12/22/2017

How quickly do you think the Huskers can be contenders again?

24%
1-2 years

11

76%
3-5 years WINNER

19

24%
1-2 years

11 Comments
Chad Mitchell
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Chad Mitchell

I think the talent is there, and a decent coaching staff can get more out of them. Still 3-4 defense which they started recruiting for.

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Roger Moellendorf
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Roger Moellendorf

Because Frost showed what he could do in 2 short years at UCF. But we need to be patient if it takes longer.

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Tony Long
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Tony Long

Some people in life just seem to have "it". Coach Frost has shown over and over that he has that quality. "it" rubs off on those around him, it inspires people to be more, try a little harder and push through adversity. The remarkable amount of success he has all his career is all the proof i need.

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

He's already done in less than two years at UCF... So he could pull a big upswing with us. But if he doesn't, I think we will support him for at least 5 years with improvements showing as he progresses. I am just happy no more of the Diaco blame game and the worst play-calling on offense.

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Johnny Joyce
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Johnny Joyce

I just think it's never been the kids. A good coach, as Nebraska has proven in the past, can make good athletes great through teaching, coaching, and believing. I pray that Scott and his staff are those coaches. It appears to be the case from what I have seen him do so far. Patience will be required

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Arlie Rauch
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Arlie Rauch

The talent is pretty good. The game-planning will be much better than we have seen in the recent past. They will be markedly better in a very short time.

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Rich Leffler
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Rich Leffler

He has the talent already there he just has to develop it

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Roger Wilkins
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Roger Wilkins

Huskers have the talent, they're young and lack depth at several positions. With a coaching staff who can teach the fundamentals, develop players and do an effective job this year and next evaluating talent then two years, a Division West title should be well within reach.

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Tom Caniglia
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Tom Caniglia

Because there is enough young talent on the team to Win in the Big10 West. With the right coaching and scheme (see UCF as example) it can happen quickly

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Bill Laughlin
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Bill Laughlin

Because I have a TON of faith in Scott Frost. He knows the system, culture. The fans will let him do his thing without a lot of second-guessing. His personality and experience will compel fence-sitting recruits to give NU a shot. I'm COMPLETELY jazzed about Scott transforming NU.

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Bill Laughlin
Bill Laughlin

I should qualify "contender" in my mind as challenger for the Big 10 Championship. That's enough for me at this point. From the outhouse to the Penthouse in 2 years, absolutely do-able with SF. (I won't be sad if it doesn't happen, just no more 50-point blowout losses to MN and IA ! )

76%
3-5 years

19 Comments
Fred Gibson
5
Fred Gibson

I think if Scott Frost is named HC, it will be within 3 years. Ive watched Central Florida and it is the offensive scheme plus very sound defense that has made them so successful. He taught all that to UCF players within 2 years. There is no reason to think that UNL players are dumber than UCF.

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Ryan Morrow
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Ryan Morrow

It'll take 1 year to undo MR's "coachings", 1 year to implement the new system, and the 3rd year will show a scrappiness on the field we haven't seen in a LONG Time. So 3 to show competitiveness, 4 to be in national contention

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Kenley Meyer
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Kenley Meyer

People need to have expectations in check. Let the new coach come and implement his schemes. Patience is gonna be needed

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John Steel
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John Steel

It's going to take time for the recruiting to stack up and meld together. Patience is key.

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Jeff Ketzler
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Jeff Ketzler

There are some guys in there, but we need a couple years of recruit classes to be competitive in the BIG

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Brad Bredenkamp
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Brad Bredenkamp

If Frost comes he will fix the work ethic and discipline right away, but it will take at least 2-3 years to beef up the team to out-physical Wisconsin on the lines.

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crimprof
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crimprof

Recruiting, confidence, walk-ons, junior college.

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Daniel S Oates
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Daniel S Oates

I see 3 to 4 yrs. I think Scott F. And his staff can get them in big 10 championship game in few years.

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Visitor
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Visitor

It will take some time for SF to make the Huskers dominating again.

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Matt Beha
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Matt Beha

Things have changed since Bob Devaney's overnight success. So 1-2 years is just not realistic.

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Sean Fluharty
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Sean Fluharty

I expect us to be competing for the conference title in 3-4 years. No need to expect it to happen overnight; just let Frost work his magic.

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Kelly Sterling
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Kelly Sterling

Will take time to flip the culture.

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Craig Boldman
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Craig Boldman

Optimistic with SF but agree with the others it will take 3 or more to undo 15 years of crap football

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

Hoping that is 1-2 but trying to temper expectations and be realistic, I think 3-4 is more likely. You never know though, just look what SF did at UCF. There's no way anybody predicted that, even SF didn't think that transformation was going to be that quick.

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Kurtis Ramsey
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Kurtis Ramsey

I don't think we have the ol,dl or team speed to contend for anything for at least 3 years and thats being generous. Depending on how this year's recruiting class turns out it maybe 4 years.

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The ANTI Trump
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The ANTI Trump

IT WILL TAKE THAT LONG AT LEAST TO GET GOOD LINEMEN IN THE FOLD AND COACHED UP.

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T David Andrew M
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T David Andrew M

Unless the new coaching staff can find ways to motivate the offensive line and the defense, its going to take time. The talent that is on roster now, demonstrated an ineptness for position responsibility this year, not sure how coaching factored into that.

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The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
7 hrs ago

The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?

38%
Yes

8

62%
No WINNER

15

38%
Yes

8 Comments
Chris Martin
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Chris Martin

Indiana nearly lost to IU & WKU and the W over Idaho wasn't that impressive. They allowed IU RB Chase Brown 199 yds and WKU RB Kye Robichaux 135 yds. Grant, Ervin, Johnson & Yant will have a big day and help keep the defense off the field.

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Brad Bredenkamp
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Brad Bredenkamp

Motivation by Mickey, simpler defense and a week of focus on individual technique will get the Huskers on track...IF there is any on-field leadership from the players.

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KK Smith
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KK Smith

Hope springs eternal...

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Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

Trying to remain optimistic.

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Visitor
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Visitor

With the shock of losing a head coach and DC behind them, they two weeks of refocus and reset will benefit this talented team and the Huskers will have new inspiration to win this next contest.

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

I believe in MJ enough that I do believe he will somehow have found a way to get this team ready to perform up to their capabilities. After the NW gm, SF said the guys needed something to believe in. They have to start with themselves. MJ will have em' believing!

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hm dude
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hm dude

Its the Huskers GO BIG RED

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James Key
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James Key

why not has to happen eventually

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62%
No

15 Comments
Andy Fields
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Andy Fields

Unfortunately, the skers may not win again this year. They not be lookin too good. No offense but, enough of the dumb polls till they get better.

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Tucker Mcmann
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Tucker Mcmann

As of right now, the defense cannot stop anybody, the offense is absolutely anemic, team moral is in the toilet, we are on the road against an improved IU team. Outside of all that, I think we have a great shot.

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Danny Baker
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Danny Baker

The D-line for the Huskers will not be good enough to stop Indiana. The O-line will allow too many sacks.

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Barton Jay Burroughs
0
Barton Jay Burroughs

I have seen no evidence, given the lack of coaching so far, that this team can rise to the challenge.

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Steve Slezak
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Steve Slezak

I think the team is lost even though MJ is the coach. It will be a reasonable effort, but ultimately, it will be a loss.

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James Traut
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James Traut

“Recruiting beats coaching”… true for skill positions, but not true for OL, DL, and LB positions. Very poor player development at NU and too late now that the season in underway. Wonder what Benhart would be like had he chose Iowa or Wisconsin.

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Jim Firnhaber
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Jim Firnhaber

Line play has been terrible. Need to prove it now or I won't believe.

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Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

Heck no, defense is so bad we can't trust the team at all.

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Dennis Peterson
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Dennis Peterson

Haven’t shown that they know how or want to.

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Jon Jorgenson
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Jon Jorgenson

Our team has not tackled in practices for four years. No toughness. A great touch football team.

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david mellott
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david mellott

The Huskers have a losing culture. Mickey doesn't stand a chance.

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Randy Wolf
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Randy Wolf

This team has been neglected for several years. Frost, it seems, spent more time on personal problems but was happy to take the salary. My gut feeling is he was trying to get fired BEFORE Oct 1st and he did everything he could to do that, including the onside kick.

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Arthur Cayette
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Arthur Cayette

No reason to start winning now. MJ seems like a great coach but you have a front line that does not want to protect the QB. They look like the basketball team with no will nor want. As Tom Kropp said when he chose Kearney St BB over UNL “they can make a good player bad”

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Glenn Suzuki
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Glenn Suzuki

Team not motivated and not playing with energy and enthusiasm. Need new coaches to motivate them.

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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?

Agree

56

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2

Agree

56 Comments
Mark Empson
2
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
0
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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2 Comments
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.

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