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I really don't get how people think these are unrealistic expectations. Yet they somehow do.
We should be able to recruit well enough and develop talent well enough that we shouldn't get embarrassed. Nebraska embarrassed K-State and Mizzou two years ago. Since then Snyder has built a top ten team with cast-offs and Mizzou has curled up into the fetal position in the SEC. If Nebraska fans are fine with being a worse program than K-State I have no hope that we'll ever get better.
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Thanks man. Still getting used to this storm I came back to.
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Your memory is fading again. Urb coached at Utah in '03 and '04. He won the MWC coach of the year and Sporting News Coach of the Year his first season there. That was when he started to become THE hot young coaching prospect. He elected to stay at Utah for 2004, Callahan's first year at Nebraska, for one more season, then got his big gig at Florida in 2005 after going undefeated.
I don't want to make Pedey look TOO bad (ok, you're right, I don't really care), but he wanted sign off on Meyer's choices, I don't believe he wanted to actually help choose any of them. Urb was going to be his big splash hire that he kept hinting at. And it would have been if he wouldn't have F'd it up. Then it just became a Keystone Kaper after that. And you're right, his then very public ego issues didn't help his chances with finding prospects as the search went on. Freak.
I didn't even know rule was still on here! I see the PM now, good thing he said something. That's scary for you that he knows what you look like now.
This post was edited by Big Red Phoenix 21 months ago
A really good coach can win anywhere. What are Saban's ties to Alabama that makes him want to win so much? The same as they were to LSU's, that's what. What were Urb's ties to Florida? Stoops ties to OU? There's 6 of your last 10 MNC winner's, and none of them had any reason to be where they were at but talent and $$$$.
Don't get me wrong, I agree bringing in a "company" guy if you can is great, but if you have to choose between the two (and 9 out of every 10 schools do because there IS no great "company" guy out there TO hire), then I'll take the great coach every time. Saban, Urb and Stoops had easy access to talent, but no more so than the many guys that coached at those same schools before them.
Stop it , BRP, you're killin' me!!
Thought I was fairly alert, but after debating stuff based on dates and timelines with you, I feel like I'm ready for the Memory Loss Clinic. I better stick to philosophical discussions. Sequencing events from 10 years ago isn't going too well.
Gotta admit, that the more you go over this stuff, the more pissed off you get about SP. Don't know how Meyer would have worked out over time, but to think we ended up with Callahan when we might have had Urban is kind of mind boggling.
So I guess the big question going forward is "is Eichorst as ego-maniacal as Pedersen?"
Let's hope not.
Yeah maybe I shouldn't post stuff like this, probably better off not knowing! You can see that it's all still etched very clearly into my brain. I think I'm just especially jaded because I was excited when SP came back (no, that is not easy to admit), actually believed he could do what he said. B@stard.
I am not even gonna voice an opinion on the new AD, simply out of fear of jinx.
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Sadly, the problems in Nebraska are in the coaching offices and the fans that sit in the seats and defend them.
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Surprised he can even complete a sentence now. Not used to that
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