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1/25/2016

Positive signs? Are you feeling good about recruits this week?

42%
Yes

12

58%
No WINNER

23

42%
Yes

12 Comments
Visitor
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Visitor

The recruiters are going to close strong

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Kevin Bolin
Kevin Bolin

Not likely - these guys have never recruited very well. I see this class being 6, 7 or even 8th in the big ten and that won't cut it.

Alan Blackburn
2
Alan Blackburn

The recruits we have are mostly high quality in abilit!

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Terence Knight
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Terence Knight

This Q asks if there are positive signings upcoming–not currently. Reilly is closing in on several 3 & 4 star recruits and should land them soon. NE has not been w/ the big boys for awhile so expecting 5 star recruits now is ridiculous. Lets just aim for a top 20-25 class this year and build w/ that

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Brian Staudenmaier
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Brian Staudenmaier

The 4 and 5 star recruits start developing relationships as sophomores so it's gonna take a few years to really get this machine rolling

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David LaFever
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David LaFever

Lets be serious...it can't be any worse than Pelini's recruiting and then having a good number of players leaving the program due to him. Look at the recruits that played this year..better than Pelini's starters

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Kevin Bolin
Kevin Bolin

really? Are you serious? Or just trying to get a laugh! Pelini's recruits are the starters. Stanley morgan was a peleini recruit - only Reilly recruit to see th efield was the LB and that was due to them being thin there and having injuries.

Del Vanderbeek
Del Vanderbeek

Kevin Bolin you are right on, I agree with you. We will find out very soon on signing day just how bad it is.

Mike Leonard
0
Mike Leonard

so much talent in one place

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Daniel Conner
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Daniel Conner

I believe that Riley is a better recruiter than Bo Pelini was.This year will be better than last year, and next year will be better than this year. If this doesn't happen, then we will be looking for a new head coach.

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Steven Dankenbring
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Steven Dankenbring

We have the assistant coaches that can get the inner city kids to look at lincoln

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Arlie Rauch
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Arlie Rauch

Always hoping for the best. A good attitude and some good coaching can make much out of no-matter-how-many-stars a player has.

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Richard Stotts
0
Richard Stotts

Due to last year's results on the field with the freshmen class.

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Visitor
0
Visitor

Love the qb and rbs

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Kevin Bolin
Kevin Bolin

what RBs are in this class that are high star?

58%
No

23 Comments
Kevin Hamilton
10
Kevin Hamilton

They seem to have stalled and the talent level being pursued does not appear to be at the level necessary to play with the big boys again.

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John Nielsen
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John Nielsen

Riley is in his 60's and Eichorst might not be around NU too much longer. That and the poor record last year doesn't promise much stability or success over the next 4-5 years for recruits.

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Ron Ames
8
Ron Ames

Too many important misses.

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Rich Stricklett
5
Rich Stricklett

Haven't had a commit in 3 months

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DHUSK
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DHUSK

No. Just read this stat. "The Big Ten East division has 52 of the conference's 60 4-star recruits this year" We need to step up our game and start bringing in talent if we want to compete with OSU/UM/PSU/MSU.

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Sean Fluharty
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Sean Fluharty

All of this talk about what Riley & Co. could do with the resources available at Nebraska, and they have done very little. We need Top 15 classes in order to compete for championships... instead we'll finish closer to 40

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Kevin Bolin
Kevin Bolin

You are so right! Look at Oregon St. now that he is gone - they have a much better recruiting class with their new coach then Reilly ever had there. They may even finish in the top 30; so don't try to blow smoke at me and tell me he and his staff are good recruiters.

Matthew James Rowling
4
Matthew James Rowling

Only 15 commits and no OT's

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bjb1959
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bjb1959

in general yes, this year, not really. I think their focus is on 2017 although that may be a mistake unless we have some great Jems from previous classes (redshirts) we are unaware of.

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bjb1959
bjb1959

Gems, not Jems....

James Traut
3
James Traut

Not necessarily Riley's fault... times have changed and the Husker name draw is now just so-so. Roughly middle of the pack class in the Big10.

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Sean Fluharty
Sean Fluharty

You hire a big-name coach such as Saban or Harbaugh or similar, and the kids will go to Alaska to play for him. Nobody cares about Riley; he's not a hot commodity. It's as simple as that.

Chas Herrera
2
Chas Herrera

I don't have much enthusiasm for this whole Mike Riley staff. Seems like a nice guy, but not a successful coach by Nebraska's standards by any means.

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Visitor
2
Visitor

just average at best

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Jonathon Siminoe
2
Jonathon Siminoe

We just keep coming up short on the high profile kids so it is a bit discouraging, but having said that I LOVE the fact that we are going after high profile players. I'm very optimistic that this staff WILL bring in the players needed, but it would seem this year we just don't have the draw.

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Kevin Bolin
Kevin Bolin

you need to take your rose colored glasses off and see this staff for what it is Riley left the cupboard bare in Oregon st. when he left and he will do so at UN too best not let him stay long

Jared Phillips
2
Jared Phillips

No evidence to say otherwise

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Wednesday Punk
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Wednesday Punk

I'm just still not impressed with Riley and staff - Even if the guy recruits at the top of the heap for the next few years, and starts putting together some wins, he will be set for retirement in 5 or 6 years (or earlier if the wins don't start coming), and then we start over AGAIN! GBR!!!

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Were you surprised by the timeline shift of the Memorial Stadium renovation?

Were you surprised by the timeline shift of the Memorial Stadium renovation?

Yes

5

No

7

Yes

5 Comments
Todd Kalberg
0
Todd Kalberg

I gave up our 4 season ticket a few years ago because of the deficiencies in the South Stadium and then they announced the renovations. Guess I made the right call afterall.

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Joe Nigro
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Joe Nigro

Once again, the south stadium gets short changed.

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The ANTI Trump
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The ANTI Trump

Thought it was a done deal.

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Loren Zimmerman
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Loren Zimmerman

Far too expensive. Special seating for the rich is not fair to the majority of season ticket holders.

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Fred
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Fred

who wants to pay for tickets and sit in the south endzone? Not me! ill just watch on tv. And lets be honest the sellout streak will end if we dont start winning.

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No

7 Comments
Ralph J. Williams
0
Ralph J. Williams

People had time to think over what was bothering them about the former plans.

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Von Townsend
0
Von Townsend

I don't think the half billion price tag to renovate a 100 year old stadium makes fiscal sense right now. There are also more economical ways to improve south stadium without completely tearing it down and displacing 22K fans for 2 years.

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Visitor
0
Visitor

They were arbitrary plans. No legitimate schematic or even a mockup. Hard to back "we can't describe it, just trust us."

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Steve Farrell
0
Steve Farrell

different leadership - different ideas

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Kent Haynes
0
Kent Haynes

Good to slow down and have another set of eyes relook at everything.

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John Connor
0
John Connor

I think it is good to slow down the project and wait until we starting wiinning as then demand will significantly increase. Also wait until the economy is doing better and interest costs decrease. To me it is being good financial stewards of the Atheltic Department finances. Phases are good.

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Steven Benscoter
0
Steven Benscoter

because I thought that this may not be a good time to be spending that much, when we haven't even finished the last project. I think our AD will have to be able to read the money people, and the times. I thought that Trev A couldn't live with that.

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Do you support a direct compensation model for college athletes?

Do you support a direct compensation model for college athletes?

Yes

4

No

6

Yes

4 Comments
Jacob Moseman
1
Jacob Moseman

Compensation has always been tied to market value. These athletes are worth far more than they're being compensated, and that's been the case for over a century. Hence, they've been ripped off. I support salary, salary cap, and education on how to invest it in 401k style accounts.

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Visitor
1
Visitor

Much more controllable, and much more equitable.

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Fred
0
Fred

its the law................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Loren Zimmerman
0
Loren Zimmerman

It has to fair across the board, from Fordham to Alabama. one monthly stipend for everyone, not just scholarship players. There has to be a limit on how many players all schools should abide by. Determine the national budget and every school must contribute.

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No

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Doug Einsel
0
Doug Einsel

Everyone who already commented believes in the same thing I do.

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Chuck Siegel
0
Chuck Siegel

Compensation changes the entire dynamic of college athletics, and not in a positive way.

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Robert Lloyd
0
Robert Lloyd

They should be students and NOT professional athletes. If they want to get paid they can go pro. Personally, I believe they should cancel all sports in public schools and colleges though I love our Huskers.

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Don Scott
0
Don Scott

Put myself through school in the 70's. They are getting for exchange of their athletic prowess what I had to work and save for. The two summers after high school I drove alfalfa trucks 12 hours a day 7 days a week. EARN IT!

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Scott Ferguson
0
Scott Ferguson

They already live better than most students. Free room and board, tutors, clothing, and actual education cost.

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Dan List
0
Dan List

They are compensated with room and board plus an education. The perks they get as athletes now are unbelievable!!!

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