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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

10 Comments
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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Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7

The Illinois game really shook me

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I'll take the points and the Huskers

7 Comments
John Jordan
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John Jordan

OU is susceptible to the long passing game. NU pulls out some stops on offense. D keeps it close. OU by 3.

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James Key
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James Key

Im breaking out my 30yr old Number 7 jersey. Huskers by 7

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

Spencer is a guy who’s easily rattled (get it?) and figures to throw a few picks if pressured. I still think we lose but Huskers can move the ball through the air and force a few TOs to keep this game within 14. Small chance they even pull out the W

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Mark Wane
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Mark Wane

I watched the Tulane game and I think Buffalo is a good team that the D shutdown. Plus I went to school in the 90’s and want us so badly to step up on National tv. We are due!! Skers

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Mick Hanson
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Mick Hanson

I drink all the Kool-aid, why not?

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Bob Berg
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Bob Berg

Sooner's lose one game mid-season. Why not this one. Hopefully no one showed the Sooner team what Frost and company did to them in '96 and '97. We should play well for 3 quarters then their top guys may take over.

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The Illinois game really shook me

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

It's likely at some point in the game we'll be down a score or two. Does this team have the mental toughness to fight and mount a comeback or will they fold? I just don't think the team has that kind of confidence in themselves yet.

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Ryan Moss
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Ryan Moss

I can’t believe Nebraska fans have fallen so far that they discuss if they can’t beat the spread and not if they can beat OU.

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Terry Busch
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Terry Busch

they have talent everywhere. We have a tiny bit of talent. It's a talent landslide.

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Sporty361
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Sporty361

No way! IL lost big to an unrated Virginia team. Sooners will do whatever they want to do regarding score. Tired of us ‘rebuilding’ when we can’t beat teams that out recruit us every year. Don’t those teams have to rebuild? Simply put we are either terrible recruiters or terrible developers.

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Larry Smith
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Larry Smith

Big REd is playing well below the Sooner's level. I just hope they can keep it at the 21 points and not get buried in a ten td avalanche.

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Steve Walker
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Steve Walker

They are still playing pretty bad. Offensive line is still not blowing anyone off the ball. Defense is still not getting a pass rush. Secondary is not as good as advertised. Hopefully there will be improvement.

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USMC Sully
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USMC Sully

we have been down this road too many times to think otherwise

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Wade Williams
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Wade Williams

We are not there yet. We put too much pressure on an improving defense. If NU could some how score 40 they might have a chance at the end of the game but....I'll call it 48-27 OU.

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

I believe that means they beat the spread

Bryan Petersen
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Bryan Petersen

Offensive line had yet to show we can run the ball between the tackles

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Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

No, it's just a distraction

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

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No, it's just a distraction

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Darrell Bailey
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Darrell Bailey

Lots of teams are doing the exact same thing. Make everyone else accountable before just punishing the Huskers.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

It's just a distraction, but it is the last thing we need right now. The timing of this news is extremely suspicious. Focus on taking care of business on the field and this will be ancient history in a month .

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

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Ryan Moss
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Ryan Moss

Frost is doing everything he can to try to get this program going again. That even means blatantly cheating and trying to cover up his cheating. This isn’t an oopsie, it’s desperation. Same with trying to run away from the OU game. He knows he’s in trouble and he just cost himself his buyout.

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