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How would you grade Husker progress this year toward returning to a top-level football program?

How would you grade Husker progress this year toward returning to a top-level football program?

They progressed - A or B

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No progress - C or D

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They progressed - A or B

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Stephen Andersson
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Stephen Andersson

Having only 2 losses as late as November 20 certainly qualifies for an A.

Sat, 26 Dec 2020 15:10:41 -0500

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No progress - C or D

26 Comments
Spot Ify
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Spot Ify

The talent is there, but the focus and subsequent execution isn’t there. Too many mistakes. And if I see another shotgun formation at the one yard line, I’m giving up and watching the LPGA.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 23:22:42 -0500

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Kim Brown
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Kim Brown

Winning baby. All that matters.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:47:15 -0500

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Tucker Mcmann
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Tucker Mcmann

Some decent progress on D. Offense clearly regressed from 18 and 19. Penalties and bonehead mistakes at crucial moments and inconsistent play on the O line continues to crush the O.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:25:48 -0500

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Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

One part of the culture hasn't changed: Discipline. Until it does, we'll remain sub 500. Too many penalties, turnovers, coaching errors to win those close games. Talent gets us close, but discipline gets us wins D improved, O regressed wtout a WR who can spread the field & a QB who can pass long

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:22:34 -0500

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Scott Reed Schaefer
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Scott Reed Schaefer

There seems to be lack of development is many areas. Still too many penalties. Still losing the turnover battle. Still lacking progress in special teams. Still inefficient in the downfield passing game. Still little breakaway long runs. Frost must bring a winning season in 2021 or seat will get hot.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:14:25 -0500

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Randy Wolf
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Randy Wolf

F.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 10:52:39 -0500

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Tim Winchester
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Tim Winchester

I am a Scott Frost supporter and believe he is the man for the job. However, I am not sure I can say that about all his assistants. Austin needs to produce results. Coach V is supposed to be a QB Guru but it has not translated to the field. I am confident Frost is the right man for the job.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 10:26:49 -0500

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

I am surprised at the lack of progress. For all the advantages of being Nebraska and its football pedigree, why are schools like Cincinnati (and others like Liberty and Coastal Carolina) easily surpassing us? If it wasn't for Scott Frost I would make a change. But I love Scott Frost.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:32:53 -0500

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

If the question was centered on Defense, I'd give that an A- or B+. I'm very encouraged by that but every bit of progress there was offset but an anemic offense. However, Martinez was much improved on the back half of the season outside of the Minny game. In total I'll give it a C.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:28:58 -0500

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David Steffen
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David Steffen

Martinez was best as freshman coach need to match plays to talent and run some option football. How about the I Deidrick is a great fullback and Robison as I back would be a hell of a challenge.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:16:47 -0500

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Steve Walker
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Steve Walker

Just 3 wins. What can you say?

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:07:46 -0500

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Bill Adamss
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Bill Adamss

Frost sucks. Resign please

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 07:04:26 -0500

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Jim Moore
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Jim Moore

They have gone from less than mediocre to one if the worse teams in the BIG. This is in spite of having more talent than many of the teams that have passed them.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 05:48:48 -0500

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Rod Combs
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Rod Combs

Anyone who watched this season would know there was no progress, aside from possibly the defense. Offense and special teams were atrocious.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 05:01:47 -0500

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

Atrocious is a bit harsh for special teams. Culp was an All Big 10 kicker. We were on our 2nd string punter to start and 3rd string the last few games. I'm not worried about special teams.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 09:31:06 -0500

Lucas Franzen
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Lucas Franzen

3-5. Ouch. They look like a team with little to no discipline. Penalties, turnovers, missed tackles, horrid special teams.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 02:14:26 -0500

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Chris Martin
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Chris Martin

Overall a C. A year that has been nothing but endless strangeness along with awful (and I don't mean just football related) 2020 gave us an improved defense that made Chin and his assistants look like the best coaches on staff.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:44:15 -0500

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Loren Zimmerman
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Loren Zimmerman

D+ HS level football is right. No discipline. We need a BIG running back, a BIG fullback. Wandel can't continue to take a beating; targeting, hands-to-the-face, holding. Either the receivers are slacking off and not knowing routes, or they are a discipline problem.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:23:11 -0500

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Mike Petersen
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Mike Petersen

Some progress on defense but 3-5 doesnt warrant an A or B. Ended with a win but it included same issues. Those turnovers and penalties will get you beat 95% of the time.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 21:26:28 -0500

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Joe Snuffy
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Joe Snuffy

Still seeing turnovers, penalties, special teams meltdowns, and some other usual suspects. The defense did look good at times, but consistency hasn’t entirely been established there. You have to hope there’s a future eruption just below the surface, but that’s been a long held hope.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 21:03:27 -0500

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Lucas Franzen
Lucas Franzen

One quality all great, or even good, defenses possess is the ability to pressure a quarterback. We very rarely made any QB sweat, giving them more than ample time to pick us apart (especially on 3rd downs).

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 02:18:09 -0500

Brian Anderson
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Brian Anderson

Anyone who thinks that the ‘skers have progressed is asleep at the wheel... 3 years in with Frost & his crew and it couldn’t be more disappointing.... they’re a joke and it is quite apparent that nothing will be changing anytime soon ..the program is Broke!! ..

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:48:58 -0500

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Jim Firnhaber
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Jim Firnhaber

Another year with no consistency and a comedy of errors. It was a ss on grass.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:44:13 -0500

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Jeff Frasch
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Jeff Frasch

Most un disseplined team in the Big 10!!! High school teams don't make these type of mistakes over and over and over

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:40:25 -0500

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Jon Jorgenson
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Jon Jorgenson

Mistakes, penalties, fumbles, coaching, scheme and youth. I like Frost. Players are playing harder and more physical. Many of the players came from winning programs. Need that winning attitude. IA, NU, WI, IL, MN and OSU have that attitude and swagger when they play Nebraska.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:38:52 -0500

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Scott Ferguson
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Scott Ferguson

The same mistakes in year 3, not a good look. Quarterback play is worse than ever. Offense scores less points than recent memory. Special teams woes, penalties.

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:14:03 -0500

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Do you see the Huskers getting to 8 wins in 2021?

Do you see the Huskers getting to 8 wins in 2021?

They can do it

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No way

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They can do it

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Richard Stotts
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Richard Stotts

time to win close games . Defense paves way to 8 wins

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:58:24 -0400

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Mark Wane
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Mark Wane

They're due right? And since I'm 42, and used to us winning 9 games every year for most of my life why would I change my expectation now? 8-4, win the bowl game, 9-4. Should be the minimum expectation for every Nebraska fan. Always! Then with playoff expansion coming, let's get in the mix!! GBR

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:15:50 -0400

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Paul F Edwards
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Paul F Edwards

Of the 3 things needed to win; player acquisition, development and deployment, acquisition is the best predictor of future success. By far in fact. Our roster is built because of great recruiting, development and roster management. It's really kinda all on the coaches to deploy well. If they do, yes

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:09:51 -0400

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Nat Warren
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Nat Warren

Better o line makes a running game. 4 large backs doesn't hurt.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:44:27 -0400

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Curt Marquis
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Curt Marquis

It's a more complete team across-the-board. Defense should be a top 25 group

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:47:59 -0400

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David McClymont
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David McClymont

Strongest SF team yet. We've been close to beating our west div tormentors for the last 2 years. It happens this year. 3 wins vs Wi-IA-MN-Nw-Mi.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:38:05 -0400

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Stephen Andersson
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Stephen Andersson

Absolutely, between the football and basketball teams should get to 8 wins in 2021.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:25:06 -0400

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Steve “S85” T
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Steve “S85” T

I'm a fan and I think they can win them all. If you don't think so, be a colorado fan.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:50:36 -0400

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No way

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Rod Combs
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Rod Combs

I want to believe they can, but until the issues going on over the last several years stop....it's going to be more of the same.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:26:22 -0400

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Gale Cogswell
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Gale Cogswell

maybe if they play teams like the Ladies of the Lords...

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 12:57:09 -0400

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

Even with the difficult schedule they have the talent to get 8 wins. Unfortunately, this will also take team execution, discipline and a swagger we have yet to see. I'm hoping for 6 wins and a bowl. Anything more is gravy.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 21:33:08 -0400

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Douglas Norman
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Douglas Norman

Huskers have not shown ability to beat even avg teams and are much more likely to LOSE one of the games they should win. then upset a team that they are underdogs in. This looks like a bubble 6 win team, at best.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:39:37 -0400

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Ryan Moss
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Ryan Moss

But at least they’re not in the Big 12 any more, am I right? High five!

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:27:42 -0500

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Trip Conroy
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Trip Conroy

Not a chance, not with the schedule and no proven on-field play to show otherwise

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:06:53 -0400

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Terry Busch
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Terry Busch

cause we cant play consistent football. Call it the Frost effect.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 01:35:30 -0400

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Daniel Zach
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Daniel Zach

Come on. Stop posting these silly articles. I’m a huge fan but NOTHING points to that much improvement.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:51:41 -0400

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Glenn Suzuki
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Glenn Suzuki

Huskers does not have the will to win close games. They are 2 years away from winning the close games.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:33:07 -0400

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John Fillmore
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John Fillmore

I have to see a decent downfield passing game first before I start getting too optimistic.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:41:54 -0400

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Danny Spielman
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Danny Spielman

Why would we think this team could win 8 games? I always had rose colored glasses on over the last couple of decades. I took them off and, whew, Steve Pederson screwed us. Prove it to me!!!

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:34:31 -0400

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Do you see Omar Manning beating JD Spielman's 49 catches for 898 yards in 2019?

Do you see Omar Manning beating JD Spielman's 49 catches for 898 yards in 2019?

Yes, AM2 will get him there

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Not sure of the player or the scheme yet

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Yes, AM2 will get him there

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Paul F Edwards
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Paul F Edwards

Sure why not? He looked fantastic during the spring game. Could have been better but...could get there or come close.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:15:56 -0400

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Not sure of the player or the scheme yet

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Jamie McAtee
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Jamie McAtee

He won’t get 49 targets

Tue, 25 May 2021 07:19:37 -0500

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

I'll reserve judgment until we've seen him consistently come down with catches in traffic over the course of a season. A JD in hand is better than 2 Omar's in the bush.

Tue, 04 May 2021 19:43:32 -0500

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David Weaver
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David Weaver

No clue yet - he's got all the measurements but has yet to be healthy until now. I think key will be can he stay healthy and can he play through minor injuries.

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:38:50 -0500

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