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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
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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
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Gene Baker

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

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Doug Einsel
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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
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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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Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
8 months left

Which is a more likely win for the Huskers in 2023?

Minnesota on the road

1

Purdue at home

5

Minnesota on the road

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jerry reinhardt
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jerry reinhardt

The way I see it, the little weasel will be running scared, not knowing what him!

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Purdue at home

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Mark Brigham
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Mark Brigham

It's at home and I think we will be understanding our new system and coaches by then.

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Walt Hansmann (CPTD, DTM)
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Walt Hansmann (CPTD, DTM)

Purdue is deeper into the first season of a new staff. And it is at home where the crowd is more of a factor.

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Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

Later in the season. The mini game is #1 and we'll have some kinks to work out. BUT I think we win both. With good coaching we'll finally put Mini in our rear view mirror.

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Kevin Bolin
Kevin Bolin

not likely

Yes

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Ken E
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Ken E

speed speed speed

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Bruce Neel
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Bruce Neel

Good job. A lot of good players and a lot from Nebraska

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Dick Plock
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Dick Plock

We are moving the roster and trying to get better! Thanks for hiring Coach Rhule, Trev!!!

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Chuck Bolder
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Chuck Bolder

Think they did very well considering the time they had to get er done!

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Kevin Hilyard
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Kevin Hilyard

I thought we did really well with the defensive and offensive line, plus the most in-state recruits since 98!

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Scott Thomsen
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Scott Thomsen

In short order, Coach Rhule and staff put together a top 30 class. That's a great result for the short time they had to work with. My only pain point was losing Earnest Hausman to Michigan through the transfer portal.

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Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright

Ernnie's lose ! Besides, Rhule is replacing him with some 4 & even 5 star recruits out of Florida. Ernest WHO ? GBR !!!

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