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All this talk about the offensive is getting old. It's the "D" that wins games like in the old days when we had a really good one. If they couldnt score they cant win.
I say lets work on getting some really good guys on the "Badside of the Ball" and beat some people up!!
ILB's and DB's and some mean as all get out upfront guys are what we need!! Let the pretty boys go someplace else, lets get the mean and uglies back..
Even in Basketball and Baseball!!
This post was edited by Adams13 2 years ago
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The key to the success of this year's team is the O. I think Beck's O this season will be much improved from last season's O. Beck/Taylor will have a lot of the kinks worked out and I think Brion will step up at QB to give us a back-up the coaches have confidence in. I look for Taylor to run with more effectiveness and take some of the burden off Rex.
I also think Westerkamp can come in and play an important role in the offense right away, and I believe that Beck will find ways to utilize Turner and Green in the passing game. That should make our offense versatile enough to keep opposing D's off balance and reduce the wear and tear on Rex.
The D may struggle a little early but we are adding significant talent at D-back and Bo will go back to coaching the D. I think we have a strong back 7 by the time the conference games come around. I think the new D-line coach will develop the D-line and will instill a more aggressive style.
Good to see you posting. I concur with your analysis, not sure about Westerkamp (this year), as he's a big talent with a lot of other 2nd year talent coming into their own...a good problem to have.
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Don't be a stranger, El. Always good to see your posts.
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I agree with you that the development of our offense is key. We haven't had a consistent offense in years. However, if given the choice, I would rather see our defense return to complete dominance. Reason being that defense does win championships. Offense puts rears in the seats, but defense puts trophies in the trophy case. Take a look at the SEC and why they are so dominant.....they play tremendous defense in that league. The closest we have come to being in a BCS game in years (2009) was when we had probably one of the best defenses I have seen at Nebraska. Granted we also had one of the worst offenses I've ever seen at Nebraska, but that defense won us ball games.
I like your analysis though.....I think in Beck's 2nd crack at Big Ten competition (along with the points you made about Turner/Green/Westerkamp) he'll be more prepared. It makes a world of difference if you have an idea how a defensive coach is going to play your personel. I expect big things this season from the offense.
This post was edited by OrderRestored83 2 years ago
What a load of conjecture and horse manure.
I don't know why so many blogger believe there's going to be some rush to split the FBS Division again. Nor is the argument for 16 team conferences all that compelling, unless entities like the ACC and SEC decide to continue to snipe schools from the big East and CUSA.
I have never bought into the idea of the PAC-12 reaching to siphon off four more teams from the Big 12. There simply aren't four teams in the conference attractive enough; OU and OSU, maybe, but they really do not want either Tech or Baylor, and Texas is unlikely to go anywhere that they can't control things.
More likely is that we'll see the Big 12 go back to being a 12 team conference with additions from MWC or the WAC.
I agree on one thing though. The next round of TV contract negotiations will likely prompt another round of conference expansion.
@daddy, I don't want to hijack this thread so in keeping it short; yes some ideas were more extrapolated than others. :) But really, who would have thought at this time 3 years ago that San Diego St would be a member of the Big East?
Well, the BigLeast is desperate. They are a basketball conference still trying to disguise themselves as a football conference and that veneer is wearing pretty thin.
The Big East won't survive, as a BCS conference, after the next round of negotiations. It will simply turn into CUSA under another name.
No, I'm not surprised that schools like Pitt and WVU are willing to run off to a better offer and a better deal, if that's what you mean.
I wonder about the idea of the FBS turning into a set of super-conferences. I also do not see Maryland even getting an offer to join the B1G. It makes little f any sense. The B1G is very big on regional continuity. ND, yes. MD, no! the Big 10 might stop at fourteen teams, but sixteen is far into the future, if ever.
the whole 16 team conference nonsense is what engenders the concept of the NCAA splitting the FBS again. It won't happen. The football powers are not going to leave the NCAA either. That's the other piece of nonsense that's constantly promoted.
This guy is simply blogging about his BCS wet dream, but that doesn't mean any of it will happen.
good point, but I like the fact that colleges are obligated anymore and can move conferences (with the right amount of money)..
Let the little dogs play with the big dogs during bowl season!!
Adam 13 me myself and i alone stand with you on this premise! Surprised? I hope not and dont ever change your mind! Whenever Nebraska decides to FIX its defense (does not mean defense plays both sides of the ball game) more than half of our problems in the last frustrating years are solved.
Take a closer look at the NCAA National Champions in the past Nebraska, Miami, FSU and recently Alabama, LSU, Auburn and so on they all have something in common the DEFENSE: the ability and capacity to STOP opponents at will and create a chance for the offense to score. If that intangible is fixed even the offense gets motivated and effective because of defensive turn overs, field positions for the offense become critical.
You may not have to many folks see it the way you do but i do! Great post by the way man!
This post was edited by Khoolshady 2 years ago
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