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Nebraska is No. 50 in ESPN’s preseason FPI rankings. Thoughts?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
3/30/2018

Nebraska is No. 50 in ESPN’s preseason FPI rankings. Thoughts?

68%
Should be higher WINNER

12

32%
Should be lower

2

68%
Should be higher

12 Comments
Doug Daubert
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Doug Daubert

ESPN is a joke. I've lost all respect for (s)E(c)SPN. Don't watch them, don't visit their web site, don't really care what they do, or where they rank the 'Skers.

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Samuel C. Buda Jr.
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Samuel C. Buda Jr.

The "culture" of Nebraska Football has already started to change for the better with Scott Frost & Crew at the helm. More personal accountability and true competition for playing time has been lacking for a long time. That will change this season.

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Visitor
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Visitor

ESPN will pay dearly for their low Nebraska rating!

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Mike Conyers
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Mike Conyers

Pure talent level alone ... then add better coaching

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Mick Hanson
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Mick Hanson

They don.t know anything, they just gotta make click bate. Besides i hope everyone thinks we're last years team, i don't think so.

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Arlie Rauch
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Arlie Rauch

Not worried. The ranking means nothing. When the play on the field proves otherwise, the ranking will change. GBR!

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Visitor
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Visitor

I believe that ESPN and their preseason ranking of the Huskers is because they are looking at the past and not the future of this great program. GBR Steve Walker, a TRUE Husker fan in VOL country.

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Arlyn Trauernicht
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Arlyn Trauernicht

ratings doesn't mean anything until they play. Hopefully the cornhuskers will get back to being dominate in college football.

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Vaughn Bishop
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Vaughn Bishop

Actually, I don't give a hoot about ESPN and their FPI rating. I want to see the Big Red Machine take to the field this fall and WIN football games. Win/loss record, that the stat that counts.

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Jay Safford
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Jay Safford

I did want to say lower, but I think it's fair. There are so many unknowns at this point. how do you rank a team that hasn't played?

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Norman Curfman
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Norman Curfman

There are to many unknowns. Most of the rating is because of last years poor showing and new coaching staff. N will win at least 8 this year. Only the schedule and new system will prevent them from winning the west div this year.

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32%
Should be lower

2 Comments
James Traut
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James Traut

A better team with better coaching... but the tough schedule will mask improvements. Look to 2019 instead.

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Valerie Gilmore
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Valerie Gilmore

you can't go from the outhouse at 4-8 to a middle of the row seat, things have to be proven and earned first, no gimmes

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Doug Einsel

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

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Jory Knowlton
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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
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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
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Andy Fields

Our schedule is in our favor.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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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
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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
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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
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Rolland Holliday

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

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