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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!

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

I'll take the points and the Huskers

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The Illinois game really shook me

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I'll take the points and the Huskers

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John Jordan
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John Jordan

OU is susceptible to the long passing game. NU pulls out some stops on offense. D keeps it close. OU by 3.

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James Key
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James Key

Im breaking out my 30yr old Number 7 jersey. Huskers by 7

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

Spencer is a guy who’s easily rattled (get it?) and figures to throw a few picks if pressured. I still think we lose but Huskers can move the ball through the air and force a few TOs to keep this game within 14. Small chance they even pull out the W

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Mark Wane
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Mark Wane

I watched the Tulane game and I think Buffalo is a good team that the D shutdown. Plus I went to school in the 90’s and want us so badly to step up on National tv. We are due!! Skers

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Mick Hanson
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Mick Hanson

I drink all the Kool-aid, why not?

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Bob Berg
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Bob Berg

Sooner's lose one game mid-season. Why not this one. Hopefully no one showed the Sooner team what Frost and company did to them in '96 and '97. We should play well for 3 quarters then their top guys may take over.

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The Illinois game really shook me

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

It's likely at some point in the game we'll be down a score or two. Does this team have the mental toughness to fight and mount a comeback or will they fold? I just don't think the team has that kind of confidence in themselves yet.

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Ryan Moss
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Ryan Moss

I can’t believe Nebraska fans have fallen so far that they discuss if they can’t beat the spread and not if they can beat OU.

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Terry Busch
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Terry Busch

they have talent everywhere. We have a tiny bit of talent. It's a talent landslide.

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Sporty361
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Sporty361

No way! IL lost big to an unrated Virginia team. Sooners will do whatever they want to do regarding score. Tired of us ‘rebuilding’ when we can’t beat teams that out recruit us every year. Don’t those teams have to rebuild? Simply put we are either terrible recruiters or terrible developers.

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Larry Smith
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Larry Smith

Big REd is playing well below the Sooner's level. I just hope they can keep it at the 21 points and not get buried in a ten td avalanche.

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Steve Walker
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Steve Walker

They are still playing pretty bad. Offensive line is still not blowing anyone off the ball. Defense is still not getting a pass rush. Secondary is not as good as advertised. Hopefully there will be improvement.

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USMC Sully
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USMC Sully

we have been down this road too many times to think otherwise

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

We are not there yet. We put too much pressure on an improving defense. If NU could some how score 40 they might have a chance at the end of the game but....I'll call it 48-27 OU.

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

I believe that means they beat the spread

Bryan Petersen
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Bryan Petersen

Offensive line had yet to show we can run the ball between the tackles

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Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

No, it's just a distraction

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

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No, it's just a distraction

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Darrell Bailey
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Darrell Bailey

Lots of teams are doing the exact same thing. Make everyone else accountable before just punishing the Huskers.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

It's just a distraction, but it is the last thing we need right now. The timing of this news is extremely suspicious. Focus on taking care of business on the field and this will be ancient history in a month .

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

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Ryan Moss
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Ryan Moss

Frost is doing everything he can to try to get this program going again. That even means blatantly cheating and trying to cover up his cheating. This isn’t an oopsie, it’s desperation. Same with trying to run away from the OU game. He knows he’s in trouble and he just cost himself his buyout.

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