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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
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
0
Jon Moore

Recruting, recruiting, recruiting

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Norman Curfman
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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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Were you surprised by the timeline shift of the Memorial Stadium renovation?

Were you surprised by the timeline shift of the Memorial Stadium renovation?

Yes

5

No

7

Yes

5 Comments
Todd Kalberg
0
Todd Kalberg

I gave up our 4 season ticket a few years ago because of the deficiencies in the South Stadium and then they announced the renovations. Guess I made the right call afterall.

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Joe Nigro
0
Joe Nigro

Once again, the south stadium gets short changed.

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The ANTI Trump
0
The ANTI Trump

Thought it was a done deal.

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Loren Zimmerman
0
Loren Zimmerman

Far too expensive. Special seating for the rich is not fair to the majority of season ticket holders.

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Fred
0
Fred

who wants to pay for tickets and sit in the south endzone? Not me! ill just watch on tv. And lets be honest the sellout streak will end if we dont start winning.

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No

7 Comments
Ralph J. Williams
0
Ralph J. Williams

People had time to think over what was bothering them about the former plans.

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Von Townsend
0
Von Townsend

I don't think the half billion price tag to renovate a 100 year old stadium makes fiscal sense right now. There are also more economical ways to improve south stadium without completely tearing it down and displacing 22K fans for 2 years.

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Visitor
0
Visitor

They were arbitrary plans. No legitimate schematic or even a mockup. Hard to back "we can't describe it, just trust us."

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Steve Farrell
0
Steve Farrell

different leadership - different ideas

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Kent Haynes
0
Kent Haynes

Good to slow down and have another set of eyes relook at everything.

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John Connor
0
John Connor

I think it is good to slow down the project and wait until we starting wiinning as then demand will significantly increase. Also wait until the economy is doing better and interest costs decrease. To me it is being good financial stewards of the Atheltic Department finances. Phases are good.

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Steven Benscoter
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Steven Benscoter

because I thought that this may not be a good time to be spending that much, when we haven't even finished the last project. I think our AD will have to be able to read the money people, and the times. I thought that Trev A couldn't live with that.

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Do you support a direct compensation model for college athletes?

Do you support a direct compensation model for college athletes?

Yes

4

No

6

Yes

4 Comments
Jacob Moseman
1
Jacob Moseman

Compensation has always been tied to market value. These athletes are worth far more than they're being compensated, and that's been the case for over a century. Hence, they've been ripped off. I support salary, salary cap, and education on how to invest it in 401k style accounts.

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Visitor
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Visitor

Much more controllable, and much more equitable.

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Fred
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Fred

its the law................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Loren Zimmerman
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Loren Zimmerman

It has to fair across the board, from Fordham to Alabama. one monthly stipend for everyone, not just scholarship players. There has to be a limit on how many players all schools should abide by. Determine the national budget and every school must contribute.

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No

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Doug Einsel
0
Doug Einsel

Everyone who already commented believes in the same thing I do.

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Chuck Siegel
0
Chuck Siegel

Compensation changes the entire dynamic of college athletics, and not in a positive way.

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Robert Lloyd
0
Robert Lloyd

They should be students and NOT professional athletes. If they want to get paid they can go pro. Personally, I believe they should cancel all sports in public schools and colleges though I love our Huskers.

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Don Scott
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Don Scott

Put myself through school in the 70's. They are getting for exchange of their athletic prowess what I had to work and save for. The two summers after high school I drove alfalfa trucks 12 hours a day 7 days a week. EARN IT!

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Scott Ferguson
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Scott Ferguson

They already live better than most students. Free room and board, tutors, clothing, and actual education cost.

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Dan List
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Dan List

They are compensated with room and board plus an education. The perks they get as athletes now are unbelievable!!!

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