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|1 year 30 weeks ago||He's actually done one hell of a job.||
He locked up almost all of our commitments except for a running back out of NOLA who was out the door regardless, and then Reuben Jones who I think would've gone to Michigan even with Pelini at the helm. Neal is originally from Texas, and he flirted a lot with the possibility of looking elsewhere the entire fall, but Riley has really done well on keeping his commitment. You can't fault a kid for entertaining a school as prestigious as Michigan, but Riley has done one hell of a job of keeping him around.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Les Miles||
This kind of stuff happens most places though. Just Bo Pelini is one of the few coaches to do it then challenge the AD to fire him.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||This.||
This. Completely this.
The Us against the World is probably the biggest issue too. It's very evident of the culture he created at Nebraska by Josh Mitchell's comments on Twitter today. Here's to hoping Riley changes the culture
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Football aside||
Football aside, the Big Ten is better. Our academics have skyrocketed, we're getting new and better professors left and right, and in general our sports have gotten better (basketball, wrestling, etc). Football is the only major downturn, but I don't know if staying in the Big 12 would've helped. This was a failing project since 2002.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Lots of issues||
Mostly the fact that we just fired a coach who's only 3 losses came to ranked opponents. Also it's a desolate recruiting area, we have an unrealistic and rabid fan base, and there is heavy pressure that comes from being the biggest name in the state. There are plenty of other jobs out there with a lot less pressure and easier chances to succeed.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||It's possible||
Scott Frost has been on a lot of lists since the Fire Bo crowd became vocal. The only concern is he has no head coaching experience, one of the big criticisms of Bo. FWIW there's been a guy who called this whole firing and has been on top of everything for about a week and he keeps mentioning Jim McElwain as Nebraska's #1 guy, but mentioned McElwain wasn't very interested. We'll see going forward
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I heard Irvin just hit another three||
I heard Irvin just hit another three
Plz make it stop.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||You're welcome||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I don't know...||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Plz don't||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Believe it||
Working with the school, I can confirm Bo was with a couple of friends watching the NCG and thought it'd be funny to tweet at the Faux Pelini. It's only good PR for Nebraska, so I'll accept it!
|2 years 42 weeks ago||After the Michigan game last year||
There was a little animosity towards Nebraska fans who were traveling on their way to East Lansing the following weekend.
One of my friends left a restaurant early cause a few guys were heckling the group he was with, and he said one was wearing a Michigan jacket. I know that's an incredibly small portion of a large fanbase, but I did hear some people having encounters with Michigan fans while traveling up for the game. Nothing was overly out of line, just probably frustrations from the week before.
Don't worry though, you'll never reach the amount of assholeness Wisconsin fans hold in the eyes of Nebraskans.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Eh||
Illinois has historically recruited the Chicagoland poorly in all sports. Beyond that the football program lacks the tradition and the fanbase to really sell recruits. Their best recruiting selling points are essentially a solid education, as well as the opportunity to play in a premier conference, and this is offered at every other school in the Big Ten.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||More of what he replaces||
I'm not worried about him dominating the game, but he potentially fills the hole that Odighizuwa had previously left after having hip surgery.
Offensively I'm not too worried about that game, it's the Husker defense that scares me. Hundley had a field day last year and we could still be going through growing pains during the game.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Grandmother||
He says it was because his grandmother is dying. UCLA still a solid couple of hours from his hometown so whether it's legitimate I do not know.
I'm more concerned with the fact that now Nebraska has to play him week 3....
|3 years 10 weeks ago||While Harvard may open doors||
While Harvard may open doors, it all depends on the major too. An elementary education degree will not be beneficial by any means from a Harvard as opposed to any other university.
I'm a firm believer that although a degree from an institution can vary the opportunities you're offered at the start of your career, ambition will far exceed the weight of any degree. My largest criteria factor that led me to choose Nebraska was the fact I could still get a quality education, but through scholarship and financial aid I will not need to take out student loans. Graduating debt free was a big deal to me.
All things said, my best friend is attending Penn and the opportunities offered by alumni to students and recent graduates far accelerates his ascension in ranks over a standard degree.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||As noted above||
Pelini is from Ohio, with very strong ties still in the state. He has seen some success recruiting the Youngstown area, and has put an emphasis on recruiting in the rust belt area. One interesting thing to watch is with Nebraska's affordability and (relatively) easy access to Chicago (right down 1-80), the school has seen a large influx of kids from the city and surrounding suburbs. I'm curious to see if that has any influence on student-athletes from that area, seeing as how they have nabbed 3 of them based on your current recruiting classes posted above.