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Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
1/18/2015

Should the college football playoff be expanded?

68%
Yes WINNER

22

32%
No

6

68%
Yes

22 Comments
Jay Johnsen
9
Jay Johnsen

I hate to say it, because FCS schools make some good coin from playing FBS schools which boosts their universities, but I'd rather cut out those games, shorten the out of conference schedules, and have an eight team playoff. Teams such as Mich St, Baylor, TCU, and a Pac 12 or SEC school would've made an extremely intriguing playoff scenario. It's my personal suggestion, but it certainly doesn't make it right by any means.

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Bart Burroughs
3
Bart Burroughs

I think 8 teams would be just about right. more than that and the season is too long. 8 adds a maximum of 3 extra games and would be more comprehensive. #9 will complain but no system is perfect anyway.

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Stephen Johnson
1
Stephen Johnson

Let's expand it to 121 teams and call it the regular season. Then set up bowl games like they did in 1990.

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Dan Lofquist
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Dan Lofquist

I think it should be 6 teams. The teams that are ranked 1 and 2 should get a first round bye 3 plays 6 4 plays 5. The lower winning team plays 1 just like the NFL.

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Nathan Turner
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Nathan Turner

The arguments against include those whining outside the top 8 will be the same as those whining about being outside the top 4: that's false...nobody in #9 and above will cry for a long long time. Second argument is playing another game dampens the student-athlete mantra and the crowd support at different games, making the bowls completely useless...false, this is has been a great bowl season and much excitement...and come on, using the student athlete as an excuse? they'll be fine.

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Gearld Wolff
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Gearld Wolff

Six teams- Power 5 champion and highest ranked non-Power 5 CHAMPION. #1 and #2 get byes. #3 plays #6, #4 plays #5 the week before Christmas. Winners play #1 and #2 New Years Day. Winners play as currently set. Forces Big 12 to title game.

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Rizeabuv Yorzelf
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Rizeabuv Yorzelf

8 teams should do the trick. I think the Baylor's & TCUs of the world had a legitimate shot.

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Eric Farris
0
Eric Farris

no more excuses with 8.

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Kevin Sasse
0
Kevin Sasse

4 is nice, 6 is better, and 8 is the sweet spot. Collapse FBS down to 8 conferences that designate 1 champion who represents the conference. No polls, no computers, just Ws and Ls!

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Todd Meedel
0
Todd Meedel

Because it is fair, plus based on the football playoffs this year awesome football, and champs will be decided on the field, not in a meeting room.

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Brad Bredenkamp
0
Brad Bredenkamp

Should go to 6 or 8, but not until the Big XII gets a conf championship game to get on the same footing as the other 4 power conferences.

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Sean Fluharty
0
Sean Fluharty

I think 8 teams would be the perfect number.

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Michael Mahoney
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Michael Mahoney

Less controversy with eight team field.

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Landy Schwiesow
0
Landy Schwiesow

16 teams. Whoever has the moxie to pull off 4 games deserves to be the champion.

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Dan Cubrich
0
Dan Cubrich

A couple more teams added to the playoff would make college football more exciting.

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Shane Clayton
0
Shane Clayton

Should be top 8. If ever other division in college football can have a real playoff system, why not Division 1?

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Tony Gage
0
Tony Gage

Because it's the only fair way to run a National Title Tournament. 5 auto bids from power conferences and 3 at large picks.

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Christian Bengel
0
Christian Bengel

It will boost competition levels and would further legitimize the eventual champion. Everyone knew Florida State would fold under stiff competition, but by virtue of their record, they made the cut. What if Oregon had played a more consistent team? I guess an argument could be made either way. A championship team performs under pressure regardless of opponent and record.

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32%
No

6 Comments
Andrew Grimes
5
Andrew Grimes

Too many games. Since all games count towards records, most achievements by good players will be overshadowed by those who played more games. For example: OJ Simpson rushed for 2003 yards in 14 games, but Eric Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards in 16 games and is considered the all-time single season record holder.

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Matthew J. Meyer
2
Matthew J. Meyer

If you're not 4the you can't possibly argue you're first. More teams tells you who's the best playoff team, not the best Team.

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John Nielsen
2
John Nielsen

These young men are amateurs. Most of them will never sign a professional contract. A playoff exposes them to too much risk and it makes the regular season meaningless.

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 Jim Jones
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Jim Jones

while I was wavering, for me it came down to the "too many games already"...four seems right and has just the right amount of hype!

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Patrick Pickett
1
Patrick Pickett

I never want to see a 2-loss team play for a National Championship!

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HardcoreHusker
1
HardcoreHusker

last 2 teams will have to play 16 games, too much chance of injury, finals, getting healthy for seniors going to combines

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Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner

Not if they all give up playing the FCS schools.

What will Nebraska's run-pass balance be like in the opener against Northwestern?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
11 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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
Doug Einsel

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

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Jory Knowlton
0
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
0
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
0
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
10 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
0
Andy Fields

Our schedule is in our favor.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
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
0
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

3 Comments
Mike Petersen
0
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
0
Rolland Holliday

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

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