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What is the more important component of the coaching staff's job?
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What is the more important component of the coaching staff's job?
In your opinion, was National Signing Day a success for Nebraska football?
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In your opinion, was National Signing Day a success for Nebraska football?
Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
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Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
Tony White turned Syracuse's defense around. Will he be able to do the same at Nebraska?
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Tony White turned Syracuse's defense around. Will he be able to do the same at Nebraska?
It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
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It seems Matt Rhule is keeping Donovan Raiola as Nebraska's offensive line coach. Good move or bad?
Rhule is here! Are there any incoming assistants that you're especially excited about? If so who?
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Rhule is here! Are there any incoming assistants that you're especially excited about? If so who?
How do you rate Nebraska’s hiring of Matt Rhule as head football coach?
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How do you rate Nebraska’s hiring of Matt Rhule as head football coach?
Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?
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Do you think Deion Sanders (Coach Prime) is good candidate for head coach of Nebraska football?
What is Nebraska's best chance for a win: At home vs. Wisconsin or on the road vs. Iowa?
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What is Nebraska's best chance for a win: At home vs. Wisconsin or on the road vs. Iowa?
Which quarterback will start Saturday for Nebraska against Michigan? (That's WILL, not SHOULD.)
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Which quarterback will start Saturday for Nebraska against Michigan? (That's WILL, not SHOULD.)
Is the Husker offense finally showing its potential?
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Is the Husker offense finally showing its potential?
Can the Huskers ride RB Anthony Grant all season?
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Can the Huskers ride RB Anthony Grant all season?
Big win! But, with the O-line struggling, should the Huskers change up the offensive strategy?
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Big win! But, with the O-line struggling, should the Huskers change up the offensive strategy?
PREDICTION: Will Nebraska's next head football coach have Big 12 ties?
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PREDICTION: Will Nebraska's next head football coach have Big 12 ties?
The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?
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The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
1/22/2015

What is the more important component of the coaching staff's job?

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Recruiting

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Player development WINNER

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Recruiting

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Norman Cummins
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Norman Cummins

Start at a higher level of talent.

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Kyle King
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Kyle King

While there are exceptions to this rule (TCU, Boise State, etc.) the most proven way to have sustained success in college football is to recruit at a high level. While player development is certainly important, and it would be foolish to say you can have success purely with recruiting, it's no accident that the four teams in the College Football Playoff this year are considered four of the top recruiting schools in the nation. For an interesting read on this: http://www.si.com/football/2013/02/04/recruiting-rankings-predictive-accuracy

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73%
Player development

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Terry Rasmussen
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Terry Rasmussen

Really needs to be equal

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Gene Baker
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Gene Baker

No one comes complete with all his ability fully developed. So every player no matter how good, still must be developed in order to have a championship level team.

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Rick Keane
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Rick Keane

player development brings recruits.

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James Traut
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James Traut

At NU, Osborne realized he couldn't compete head-to-head with Switzer at OU-- hence focus on development.

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Joel A. De Ford
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Joel A. De Ford

Lesser talent can be made great with good coaching, but great talent will go nowhere without good coaching.

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Arlie Rauch
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Arlie Rauch

Without player development, even very talented guys will fail to contribute well to the team.

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Keith Petrie
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Keith Petrie

You can recruit and win with players who are good... Can work hard learn and execute... And play as a team! Play with heart! GBR

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Jay Johnsen
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Jay Johnsen

While recruiting talent is obviously vital to a seems success, stars next to a players name on scout and rivals don't necessarily mean they're the best players available. Personally, I'll take a kids desire to be the best, work ethic, and humbleness (i.e. Ameer Abdullah), over a kid with 5 stars, dripping with talent, but has no desire to get better. Just take a peak at an NFL roster, most are made up of 3 star prospects. While you could argue that it is a numbers game (the ratio between 5 and 3 stars), I'd still presume its because of the "development" of talent. Furthermore, I think of it this way. A players rating is based on 1-99 (99 being the best, J.J. Watt, Calvin Johnson etc.), say a 5 star kid out of high school is roughly 75, and a 3 star is around 50. Have you seen some of these 18 year old kids that have a 5 star rating? They look around 30 with full beards. These are basically men playing amongst kids, so of course they're going to make a bigger impact on the field. However, I don't want to categorize all 5 stars in this manner for it is not true. While 3 stars on the other hand, may only be 50 right now, but their potential is much higher than 5 stars. Maybe they don't have much muscle, but a huge frame that has the potential. Maybe they can run a 40 in 4.5 seconds, but has not developed lateral movements. My point is that while 5 stars may have more of an immediate impact, 3 stars may have more of a ceiling, and may become better football players if "developed."

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Bart Burroughs
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Bart Burroughs

Osborne and his staff were masters of development. both are important but you won't always get the 4 and 5 star studs.

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Ron Ames
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Ron Ames

All players need growth -- without development, even 5*'s not attain full potential.

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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 !!!

No

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Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
4 months left

Are you concerned about the players that have decommited or are in the portal?

Yes

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No

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Yes

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

The Hausman departure really hurts.

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VAHuskerFan
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VAHuskerFan

Ofcourse it’s concerning anytime a player leaves

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No

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Scott Ferguson
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Scott Ferguson

College football has become a swinging door of opportunity. Don't let the knob hit ya, where the good Lord split ya!

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Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright

Amen Scott … probably should’ve never been playing for us in the first place then ! Who wants unloyal (especially Nebr. native) players anyway …. Can’t wait til kick their A$$ when we play against em ! lolololol

Linda Ogren
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Linda Ogren

Only one player seen time, so should get better

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

That's just part of the deal now with the portal, particularly after a coaching change. People may not care too much for it but we better all get used to it because it's not going anywhere.

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Jerry Johnson
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Jerry Johnson

If they enter transfer portal, they are not willing to work, and play tough. Let them go elsewhere

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Dan Benedict
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Dan Benedict

The new staff needs the freedom to get the players that will fit their system. The kids that leave or stay away are no guarantees either.

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john brandon
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john brandon

Rhule only wants young men who wish to be at Nebraska ... as simple as that.

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Mike Knust
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Mike Knust

It's the new era that College Sports is in. It happens to every team. It's like NFL free-agency free for all.

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Tom Hedlund
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Tom Hedlund

They chose to leave, and that's fine. We want players who want to be at Nebraska.

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Patrick O'Brien
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Patrick O'Brien

Coach Rhule needs to build his own team. Players that transfer shouldn't be there anyway.

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Stuart Fagan
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Stuart Fagan

This is normal for a coaching change. I get it. But I do think that they'll regret leaving as time passes.

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James Wyatt
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James Wyatt

We will find other players who will want to play for Nebraska and all the new coaches! GO BIG RED TILL I DIE!!!!!

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Michael Graham
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Michael Graham

None of them will end up trading up.

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Larry Smith
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Larry Smith

In the spring the head coach and assistants will start their work. They, in effect, will ride the horse upon which they came, the players on the field. It is up to the coaches to either develop those players or to fail. We will see the result in August.

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Brian Machan
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Brian Machan

With the coaching changes, its only prudent for players to re-evaluate their decisions to make sure its best fit for them. If I was a father of a player, i would encourage the re-evaluation process and if they re-commit, Great! Otherwise best of luck to both sides.

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Tim Brunswick
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Tim Brunswick

Not as of today ( 12/15/22)...But time will tell..Ask us in another 3 weeks...

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Gene Baker
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Gene Baker

I have a lot of confidence in Matt Rhule. And his ability to develop players.

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