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Could always improve, but we've got a lot of quality players. If we snag Clark, Newby, Finnin, Dixon, Collins which I believe in the end we will, than that's looking good. Maybe try to add a Jaylen Miller or flip Qualls would be great. It will be Bo's 2nd best class ever IMO (behind the 2010 class). Recruiting has definitely improved since Bo's first 2 years with Teddy G as recruiting coordinator and it's not even close. Not in offer lists, stars, etc. I remember signing one 4* in the entire 2008 class (Will Compton). I remember losing recruiting battles to Utah, Kansas, Texas Tech, etc in Bo's first few years. It was brutal. Coach JP looked like the only coach with some enthusiasm towards recruiting. The staff took vacations all at the same time during one of the busiest recruiting periods of the year and came back from vacation in the summer to their top 50 prospects committed to other schools. Anyone remember that? It was terrible. Nebraska fans did backflips when Brion Carnes flipped from lowly Western Kentucky on NSD and were ecstatic when we beat out Maryland (when the Terps were horrendous) for Jason Ankrah. Those were the best non-JUCO recruits in the class. I'm still not sure who we beat out for Corey Cooper because it sure wasn't Notre Dame & FSU. Anyone remember Shawn Bodtman? That's what Im talking about. We're getting better athletes and players (non-JUCO) - not really close either, but they're still young. 10 wins in the future should be the baseline in expectations moving forward. People upset about recruiting need to gain some perspective because for years we had much worse production on the trail. Through attrition, this program is upgrading talent levels (although improvement is still necessary).
Like your thoughts and I like our recruiting class as well. Looks like there was a "recruiting" learning curve that the staff has addressed and moved forward from. (I admit, I was excited about Carnes as well). Please don't get me wrong, he's a hell of an athlete, but maybe not ready to make the leap to the collegiate QB ranks.
I always say, if you rest on your laurels.... the rest of the world will pass you by. Not saying they had a lot to brag about, but the staff seems really focused on getting caught up with the Jones' of the recruiting world.
This is almost assuredly his best class already. I'm not sure what about 2010 has you so giddy. I pray we walk away from Dixon. I don't think he goes the distance, gone in 2 years. Not impressed with the character. The rest I think you are right that we will get and very helpful to our cause. If we can also get Willis, Cochran, Vanderdoes and maybe get lucky on Bradley (or some other quality DT) it will be a great class. Top Ten IMO. Not likely that we get all 4 of those, but 2 or 3 wouldn't surprise me.
Good breakdown Junkie, and I wish I shared your optimism.
No doubt they've improved recruiting the last few years, but man - they had to!
My hope is SE sees what's going on, and is committed to making the necessary "suggestions".
This class provided the perfect opportunity to add high quality depth with the number of a scholies available...we'll just have to see how we finish.
Not one of the players in this post will be N.
This post was edited by beardown2489 15 months ago
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Didnt look to bad,but we are going backwards by not getting a Top DT for next year and a 2 star DT and 3 star DT AINT GOING TO GET IT DONE...
I see what you meant by backwards now.....30...25....20....15...
Here's to keeping this backward momentum!!!
We've lost almost half!!!
Feed me to the wolves, and I will return leader of the pack. #FreeDA
I'm reeeaaallly skiiippping!!!! It feels so good!!!!!
what i meant Lou, We were going after top quality players and landing them,but now it would seem we are going after lesser quality just to fill that spot...Save me the story of diamond in the rough..every team in the country recruits Florida and we were the only top offer he got,,And we saved the other DT the trouble of having to choose over the bottom feeders Kansas or Missouri..
Edit: Attack the post, not the poster. Please refrain from the personal bits.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BornToBeRed 15 months ago
Quit. Show some class my man. Big Lou is solid. Don't understand the fat reference.
We arent going after lesser quality players from the get go. Its not like they havent gone for the 5 start guys....just didnt get them this year. I really hope these guys pan out so you can eat your words. #hater. Have a lil faith my man! Watch these guys film, they can make an impact here.
Let's find some respect. Lou might be one to take a few notes from in that department.
The film on the two dt recruits looks good to me.
Ha, and I'm the one that gets a DV ITT!
I downvoted obobbo for his fat lou call out?
I'm not sure what you originally posted. BTBR apparently had to clean it up though so that's not a great sign. I understood what you meant and I tried to lightheartedly make you aware of the fact that, according to at least two different recruiting websites, this class is sitting in the top 15. There are anywhere from 6-9 openings to be filled depending on how the math works out and we are still in on some quality recruits. I also understand that a few people are really upset about our depth at D-tackle. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a recruiting swing where so many guys we were after elected to stay home. I get that it sucks but it doesn't reflect on the entire class nor does it make it ok to trash the two D-tackle recruits that we do have.
I'm always up for a good debate. I'm not a name caller and I won't dismiss your pov. About the only thing I ever take issue with is nasty, negative posts and even then I'm willing to concede their points if not their delivery. Also, if you did make reference to me being fat, I'll have you know that I'm just big boned.
Haha, I upvoted you for that!! And I got JA.
I see i got your name wrong..Sorry about that Big Lou... I was being push off computer by my 5 year old granddaughter who wanted on the bubbleguppies site and just had a quik glance at your user id..Wasnt trying to be funny .
Bubble guppies comes first and Huskers second!!! Lollllll
I however do have a worry. Your priorities worry me. Having watched bubble guppies with my niece....Id pick huskers! haha, but what are you gonna do....kids come first.
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