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Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
1/22/2015

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

27%
Recruiting

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73%
Player development WINNER

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27%
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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PREDICTION: Will Nebraska's next head football coach have Big 12 ties?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
4 months left

PREDICTION: Will Nebraska's next head football coach have Big 12 ties?

Yes

2

No

5

Yes

2 Comments
Kevin Bolin
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Kevin Bolin

most likely one of their coaches

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Tom Hedlund
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Tom Hedlund

Leipold will likely prefer the Husker job over the Badgers for three reasons, and it's quite possible he would keep a few of the existing staff, namely Joseph and Busch.

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No

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Larry Ewart
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Larry Ewart

Leipold will likely stay at KU. Why? Because his contract will be renegotiated in a big way and if you win over half your games as a HC at Kansas you will be the all time winning coach ever. Jack Mitchell is number one. You will have long time security in this day and age of firing coaches.

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Leonard Barron
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Leonard Barron

we need a coach that understands the Big 10

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Bob Notbob
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Bob Notbob

Campbell isn't B1G quality. We can and will do much better. ISU is a 4th tier fbs team. We are a blue blood. We are not the same.

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

I kind of doubt it because I believe Leipold would go to Wisconsin now that they fired Chryst and I don't think Aranda would come. That leaves Gundy, which is possible. Personally, I'd love to see it work out for MJ. GBR!!!!

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Jay Reeder
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Jay Reeder

I'll go with no. As the Baylor coach didn't leave for more money laden pastures last year. And the KU coach mayget a full court press from Wisconsin.

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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
4 days ago

The Huskers haven't beaten an FBS team in nearly a full year. Will they break the skid vs. Indiana?

38%
Yes

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62%
No WINNER

15

38%
Yes

8 Comments
Chris Martin
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Chris Martin

Indiana nearly lost to IU & WKU and the W over Idaho wasn't that impressive. They allowed IU RB Chase Brown 199 yds and WKU RB Kye Robichaux 135 yds. Grant, Ervin, Johnson & Yant will have a big day and help keep the defense off the field.

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Brad Bredenkamp
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Brad Bredenkamp

Motivation by Mickey, simpler defense and a week of focus on individual technique will get the Huskers on track...IF there is any on-field leadership from the players.

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KK Smith
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KK Smith

Hope springs eternal...

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Doug Einsel
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Doug Einsel

Trying to remain optimistic.

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Visitor
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Visitor

With the shock of losing a head coach and DC behind them, they two weeks of refocus and reset will benefit this talented team and the Huskers will have new inspiration to win this next contest.

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

I believe in MJ enough that I do believe he will somehow have found a way to get this team ready to perform up to their capabilities. After the NW gm, SF said the guys needed something to believe in. They have to start with themselves. MJ will have em' believing!

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hm dude
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hm dude

Its the Huskers GO BIG RED

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James Key
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James Key

why not has to happen eventually

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62%
No

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Andy Fields
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Andy Fields

Unfortunately, the skers may not win again this year. They not be lookin too good. No offense but, enough of the dumb polls till they get better.

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Tucker Mcmann
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Tucker Mcmann

As of right now, the defense cannot stop anybody, the offense is absolutely anemic, team moral is in the toilet, we are on the road against an improved IU team. Outside of all that, I think we have a great shot.

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Danny Baker
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Danny Baker

The D-line for the Huskers will not be good enough to stop Indiana. The O-line will allow too many sacks.

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Barton Jay Burroughs
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Barton Jay Burroughs

I have seen no evidence, given the lack of coaching so far, that this team can rise to the challenge.

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Steve Slezak
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Steve Slezak

I think the team is lost even though MJ is the coach. It will be a reasonable effort, but ultimately, it will be a loss.

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James Traut
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James Traut

“Recruiting beats coaching”… true for skill positions, but not true for OL, DL, and LB positions. Very poor player development at NU and too late now that the season in underway. Wonder what Benhart would be like had he chose Iowa or Wisconsin.

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Jim Firnhaber
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Jim Firnhaber

Line play has been terrible. Need to prove it now or I won't believe.

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Alexanderthegreatandterrible
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Alexanderthegreatandterrible

Heck no, defense is so bad we can't trust the team at all.

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Dennis Peterson
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Dennis Peterson

Haven’t shown that they know how or want to.

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Jon Jorgenson
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Jon Jorgenson

Our team has not tackled in practices for four years. No toughness. A great touch football team.

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david mellott
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david mellott

The Huskers have a losing culture. Mickey doesn't stand a chance.

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Randy Wolf
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Randy Wolf

This team has been neglected for several years. Frost, it seems, spent more time on personal problems but was happy to take the salary. My gut feeling is he was trying to get fired BEFORE Oct 1st and he did everything he could to do that, including the onside kick.

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Arthur Cayette
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Arthur Cayette

No reason to start winning now. MJ seems like a great coach but you have a front line that does not want to protect the QB. They look like the basketball team with no will nor want. As Tom Kropp said when he chose Kearney St BB over UNL “they can make a good player bad”

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Glenn Suzuki
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Glenn Suzuki

Team not motivated and not playing with energy and enthusiasm. Need new coaches to motivate them.

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