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Should McCaffrey have stayed in the game against Iowa?

Should McCaffrey have stayed in the game against Iowa?

Indeed, why not?

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Not the right time

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Indeed, why not?

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Jeremy Woitaszewski
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Jeremy Woitaszewski

I am utterly baffled why you wouldn’t play the qb that gave you The best chance to win and at that moment in time it was clearly McCaffrey...

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Bill Laughlin
Bill Laughlin

EXACTLY right.

Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

AM is becoming another Tommie Armstrong. Up and Down - not consistent - flashes of greatness but turnover prone. McCaffrey seems to be the better fit.

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Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

He is cooler under pressure. Simple as that.

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Alex Perry
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Alex Perry

Martinez has not been what he was last year all this season. He only had Martinez throw 18 times and so if your aren't going to throw much anyway then why not put the better runner in, c'mon coach!!!

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Dennis Van Derslice
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Dennis Van Derslice

He's a better passer and a more agile runner.

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

Adrian has not gotten the job done this year and McCaffrey came in and electrified the team and crowd. Is there something wrong with throwing a TD? He is then benched for the rest of the game?

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John Fillmore
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John Fillmore

AM has some issues; when he is on he is great, but something is wrong. Is he “overthinking” his position? Maybe. I’d have given McCaffrey more opportunities.

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Brendan Keeley
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Brendan Keeley

Anyone not trying to fool themselves knows that Adrian is not the answer. Two seasons, two sub-500 records. Be loyal to winning. That's it!

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Tom Mundorf
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Tom Mundorf

HE SHOULD BE STARTING!!

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Frank Johnson
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Frank Johnson

AM wasn't doing the job. McA couldn't have done any worse and probably would have done much better. To me, Scott's two biggest problems, special teams and no Qb rotation.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

In this case the 89,000 fans chanting "Luke!!!" had it right. One pass for the day, rolling to his left. One perfect strike for a TD. The kid elevates everyone play. He is most certainly a gamer.

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Robert Travnicek
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Robert Travnicek

We are finished. Adrian has something on Frost to the point that Scott doesn't care whether we win the games. We LOST 4 last year because he ran off Tristan Gebbia YEAR OVER.

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John Schaffert
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John Schaffert

Obviously something was not right with Martinez; whether it was injury or something else. I understand Coach Frost staying committed to his guy; the #1 QB; but Nebraska NEEDED this win.

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Gary Field
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Gary Field

He’s not afraid to fail, and he seemed more energized!!

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Rick Chambers
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Rick Chambers

He should have been the Q-back the whole game, Sorry but Martinez is done, and is showing no effort, Luke is the Q-back for the future at Nebraska.

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Rolland Holliday
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Rolland Holliday

You could see and feel the fire with the team when Luke is in the game. Adrian had confidence issues all year. Not sure why, but it was unfortunate for the team. Tough decisions ahead for Scott.

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Tim Butterfield
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Tim Butterfield

You always go with the hot hand, if you want to win

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MIchael Bennett
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MIchael Bennett

I think Luke’s speed may have made a difference

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Tim Winchester
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Tim Winchester

Adrian is a great athlete who appears to have a confidence issue. The stage might be too big for him mentally. Luke has been groomed for this his whole life.

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Darrell Moore
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Darrell Moore

Yes he would have given the team another dimension with his speed.

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Darrell Moore
Darrell Moore

Also Coach Frost coaches much better with Luke than he does with Adrian. Adrian is just more hesitant than Luke is and I think the injury bug has him mentally scared.

Steve Farrell
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Steve Farrell

Should have Luke played more? That's like asking if bears crap in the woods..

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Barry Rogers
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Barry Rogers

Heck yes, keep him in! He's the real deal, can make plays, and it looks like the team rallies around him.

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Ruthie Patterson
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Ruthie Patterson

HE MAID THINGS BETTER WHEN HE WAS IN HE WILL BE THE QB NEXT YEAR IF ADRIAN IS NOT BETTER

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David Jorgensen
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David Jorgensen

It just felt like for the season that the coaches put the needs of Adrian's ahead of the needs of the team

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Randy Wolf
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Randy Wolf

Luke is next years starter. it is a no brainers. If Frost decides to be Bo Pelini and insist he is right and everyone else is wrong and stick with AM the Huskers will get another year of no bowl.

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Keith White
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Keith White

Go with the hot hand. If Luke had just been lucky because they expected run from him, he too would bog down and then you know it's not the qb but the great defensive thry were facing.

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James Howell
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James Howell

A player playing with confidence vs a player struggling. The entire team plays at a different upbeat tempo and speed when McCaffery is in the game. Even from a 2nd/3rd string role he commands the O!

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Semaj Revoc
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Semaj Revoc

Because its been obvious for most if not all season AM isn't right in mind or body. Frost went all in and doubled down on him being "The" guy. Vedral or McCaffrey should've been in after 1st qtr.

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levodee
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levodee

We needed a spark. They put him in at WR and QB in the 1st with success, then disappeared until late in 4th when it was all but too late. Needed to unload bag of tricks in this one and didn't do it.

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Ben Eicher
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Ben Eicher

Give it a try. Didn't have to be for the whole game thought.

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Not the right time

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Richard Owens
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Richard Owens

Wrong time for the effort.

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John Lautt
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John Lautt

Nebraska and it's entire team is a joke!!! When does the arrogance end that thinks they should win every game?? When does reality sink in that Nebraska is just like every other lower team?

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Brendan Keeley
Brendan Keeley

Troll some other site!

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.

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More passes than runs.

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More runs than passes.

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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

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Six or fewer

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Seven or more

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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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