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Were you surprised about the firing of Mark Banker?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
4/12/2017

Were you surprised about the firing of Mark Banker?

34%
Yes!

6

66%
It was necessary... WINNER

17

34%
Yes!

6 Comments
T David Andrew M
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T David Andrew M

I honestly didn't think Riley would do it, but this is kind of like that, "You won 1,000 bucks" kind of surprise! Glad to see change, hope we find someone who is a very solid Defensive coach.

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Steve Walker
1
Steve Walker

These poll questions are not mutually exclusive. I was very surprised that Riley pulled the trigger. On the other hand, given our defensive ranking, it was necessary.

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Gene Baker
0
Gene Baker

I was surprised because I thought the D was getting better.

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Doug Einsel
0
Doug Einsel

Just didnt see it coming

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Mark Dennis
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Mark Dennis

seemed to come from nowhere..kind of shocking. Lets hope the next hire is outstanding

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66%
It was necessary...

17 Comments
Jerry Williams
5
Jerry Williams

I really liked Banker as a person. However, a new defensive scheme was necessary. Do we have the right guy in mind, I hope so. We need him here and no some long hire run.

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Isaiah Skrdla
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Isaiah Skrdla

While I would have replaced Davis and Cavanaugh long before Banker I do think that the change is needed. We can't seem to recruit d-ends. Maybe a 3-4 would be a better fit. Riley however doesn't seem to be as proficient at hiring good coaches as he is at firing bad ones. Doesn't give me much hope.

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

The D wasn't good enough....not up to NU standards and not championship worthy! That wasn't terribly surprising though because the fact is, they didn't play much D at Oregon State either! NU has to have a dominant D if we are ever going to win another title of any kind, conf or natl titles!

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Bill Hemmer
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Bill Hemmer

LIKE ALL THAT HAS HAPPEN

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Reed Moormeier
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Reed Moormeier

Didn't see him get the D to an elite level.

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Alex Perry
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Alex Perry

Banker has always been a DC and that can be evidence that he was not good enough to move up or maybe he turned things down but he has not produced top tier defenses and shown recruiting greatness to my knowledge.

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Chris Gallegos
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Chris Gallegos

Banker's Defense looked just as porous and unprepared as Pelini's defenses. Familiar scene watching them get smacked around in all big games that matter.

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David Moshiri
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David Moshiri

Banker made poor post game comments following Iowa and Tennessee Bowl game reflecting on the his players. Additionally, not a savvy recruiter.

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Andy Kadavy
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Andy Kadavy

Two years have proven that scheme cannot make up for lack of talent. Between those two facets and recruiting, it was important for Riley to do this now.

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Mike Conyers
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Mike Conyers

Good enough guy, bad enough DC

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Jon Moore
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Jon Moore

Recruting, recruiting, recruiting

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Norman Curfman
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Norman Curfman

Nebraskas defense was adequate for middle tier teams but very inadequate for top tier teams. The reasons are many but his philosophical approach to defense for the big ten.

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Sean Fluharty
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Sean Fluharty

I'm definitely shocked an surprised, but it was definitely necessary... just gotta make sure that the new guy is superior to the one who was just let go. Shouldn't be hard.

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David MacKay
0
David MacKay

It was time for change on that side of the ball. The defensive line play was atrocious! We need someone who can teach these kids the fundamentals and start working on putting fear back in our opponents offense. Also he was definitely a weak link in recruiting! Good Luck Mr. Banker!

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Paul Bruner
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Paul Bruner

This all started over a year ago not having a plan B in place for the D-line, and it continued to be an issue with current recruiting situation.

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Valerie Gilmore
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Valerie Gilmore

it was needed, and we need to give HCMR a hi five. Not like the previous staff that played the shell games when it came to shaking up the staff. MB will land on his feet.

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Meredith Stegman
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Meredith Stegman

He needed to be fired at Oregon St but we took him off of their hands. Now we can get someone who knows how to recruit and play sound tough defense.

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How many regular-season games will Scott Frost's Huskers win in 2022?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
14 days left

How many regular-season games will Scott Frost's Huskers win in 2022?

Seven or more

2

Six or fewer

3

Seven or more

2 Comments
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
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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

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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Was Trev Alberts correct in keeping Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg for another year?

Was Trev Alberts correct in keeping Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg for another year?

Yes

3

No

0

Yes

3 Comments
Tom Nelsen
0
Tom Nelsen

Give him time to see if he can figure out a winning formula here. It's not like anyone else has been successful. Not much to lose. It's too bad there has been so little success. I think Husker fans would be overly supportive of the program especially with some improvement.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

Let's face it. With a few rare exceptions, Husker basketball has never been better than mediocre at best. Let's give Fred plenty of runway to turn things around. We certainly don't have much to lose (pun not intended).

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Linda Ogren
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Linda Ogren

Just needs players that play DEFENCE they all know offence

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No

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