QB tranfers coming to Nebraska

iahawkeyes17

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Fortunately for us, nebby doesnt have a Qb problem. Different name on the back, same problem. keep ignoring the issue and hawk fans appreciate it
Their new qb is going to learn its a little different when surrounded by all that talent at Texas including handing it off to an elite rb then going to Nebraska which had no running game last year with Martinez being their leading rusher. Plus top 2 pass catcher with Allen and toure are gone along with the fact he has to face teams in the big 10 that actually play defense. Could be a rude awakening for him.
 

sbhawk64

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Their new qb is going to learn its a little different when surrounded by all that talent at Texas including handing it off to an elite rb then going to Nebraska which had no running game last year with Martinez being their leading rusher. Plus top 2 pass catcher with Allen and toure are gone along with the fact he has to face teams in the big 10 that actually play defense. Could be a rude awakening for him.
His rude awakening will be how can such a bad coach be coaching at Nebraska? that is THE issue
 

Millardhawk

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Lather, Rinse, Repeat - let's hear you Blackskirt fans

2015: Nebraska loses 28-20 - the spin from UNL is Tommy Armstrong sucks, if we had a better QB we win
2016: Nebraska loses 40-10 - the spin from UNL is we lost because Tommy Armstrong was not 100%
2020: Nebraska loses 26-20 - the spin from UNL is we lost because Adrian Martinez sucks
2021: Nebraska loses 28-21 - the spin from UNL is we lost because Adrian Martinez was out.
It will help get us so we stop losing every close game. Getting rid of Martinez also will help. Every loss was 9 or less. Difference in Iowa game was the blocked punt. We also played a much tougher schedule with OU, OSU, Mich and MSU. Had MSU beat (special teams...), tied with Michigan with ball late (fumble) and OSU with chance to go ahead late (INT). Iowa typically gets an easy schedule from the conference. Best win was Penn State who would have won if the starting QB did not get hurt. Beat ISU with no offense. Just need to quit screwing up 2-3 times a game and will win.

See you back in 3 or 4 years as it will be fun to reminisce on the excuses.
Lather, Rinse, Repeat...YOU LOSE!!
 
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spiderland

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Whew, gun to my head: If Ball State is down 24-3 to the Fightin Flops with 7 min left in the 4th quarter @ Lincoln, I just don’t see any scenario where Nebber wins that game.

57-24 Ball State would be the final imo.
Wasn’t there a season where all 12 of Nebber’s opponents hung at least 50 on them, and wasn’t Ball State on that schedule? Kansas put up like 80 on them that year, I think. Or was that the year they gave up 60 to Purdue? I’m not sure there’s a school in the Big XII, B1G, MAC, or Sun Belt who hasn’t hung at least half a hundred on old Nebber in the past 15 years or so.
 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HAWK

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Wasn’t there a season where all 12 of Nebber’s opponents hung at least 50 on them, and wasn’t Ball State on that schedule? Kansas put up like 80 on them that year, I think. Or was that the year they gave up 60 to Purdue? I’m not sure there’s a school in the Big XII, B1G, MAC, or Sun Belt who hasn’t hung at least half a hundred on old Nebber in the past 15 years or so.
Now that’s a trivia question!
 

Cornmaker

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Wasn’t there a season where all 12 of Nebber’s opponents hung at least 50 on them, and wasn’t Ball State on that schedule? Kansas put up like 80 on them that year, I think. Or was that the year they gave up 60 to Purdue? I’m not sure there’s a school in the Big XII, B1G, MAC, or Sun Belt who hasn’t hung at least half a hundred on old Nebber in the past 15 years or so.
Kansas was good in 2007 while Nebraska was terrible and getting ready to fire Coach Cally. Kansas beat us by 37 points that year, but its less than what Michigan put on Iowa in Big Championship game.
 

Bank of Hawk

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If you’re into loss porn:

Kansas was good in 2007 while Nebraska was terrible and getting ready to fire Coach Cally. Kansas beat us by 37 points that year, but its less than what Michigan put on Iowa in Big Championship game.




 
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OutbackBowl2017

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You want to talk about a past blow out when cally was attempting to convert and option team to a west coast offense? I want to talk about the present. We are getting better. You are overrated. We will see how things go next season.
Same as last season, then the season before that, then the season before that, then the season before that, etc.
 

iahawkeyes17

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You want to talk about a past blow out when cally was attempting to convert and option team to a west coast offense? I want to talk about the present. We are getting better. You are overrated. We will see how things go next season.
Yes the number 3 team in the nation compared to an avg Kansas team are the same…. Also how does trying to convert from the triple option have any correlation to your defense giving up 70 to KANSAS. You are getting better but you just went 3-9 in your coaches 4th season with out having one finishing over .500 yet???? Oh that’s right you guys had big time upgrade in moral Ws last season….
 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HAWK

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You want to talk about a past blow out when cally was attempting to convert and option team to a west coast offense? I want to talk about the present. We are getting better. You are overrated. We will see how things go next season.
I could see you you being a 2-10 team this year.

Not sure who the 2 teams you can beat are though.

Do you play Bethune Cookman in Lincoln this year?
 

cidhawkeye

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You want to talk about a past blow out when cally was attempting to convert and option team to a west coast offense? I want to talk about the present. We are getting better. You are overrated. We will see how things go next season.
It is the off season, I can understand your confidence. If you could figure out how to actually avoid playing games you guys would be solid.
 

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Florida State transfer QB Cubba Purdy (Iowa State's QB brother) and Texas QB Casey Thompson appear to be in the tranfer portal coming to NU. Coach Whipple, OC and QB coach has a past relationaship with both. Thompson, the Texas transfer signed paperwork today.
The only thing Nebraska really has going for it is they can get a trained donkey into school there and thats attractive to guys in the portal and to juco guys. Its actually a really significant advantage they have over alot of other schools
 

Cornmaker

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The only thing Nebraska really has going for it is they can get a trained donkey into school there and thats attractive to guys in the portal and to juco guys. Its actually a really significant advantage they have over alot of other schools
Michigan's academics are a sham. Undergraduate education is filled with cheating. Most textbooks are the same for most courses at different accredited colleges. The top professors dont teach undergraduate courses. When I was applying for graduate school, Michigan was not ranked very high.
 
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MeetTheFerentz

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You want to talk about a past blow out when cally was attempting to convert and option team to a west coast offense? I want to talk about the present. We are getting better. You are overrated. We will see how things go next season.
Please give proof that Neb is getting better (lost veteran QB who was their only high-quality player; has gotten worse every year under Frost no matter what they do personnel-wise) and that Iowa is overrated (finishing #23 in the polls for a 10-win P-5 team is pretty low; no way that is 'overrated').

If you're saying that Neb has a chance to win >3 games next year and that Iowa will have a hard time winning 10 games, that's fair but not equivalent, and really just playing the odds.

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We gonna give you hawks a good spanking that make you forget about the championship game.

Michigan's academics are a sham. Undergraduate education is filled with cheating. Most textbooks are the same for most courses at different accredited colleges. The top professors dont teach undergraduate courses. When I was applying for graduate school, Michigan was not ranked very high.
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Birky

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You want to talk about a past blow out when cally was attempting to convert and option team to a west coast offense? I want to talk about the present. We are getting better. You are overrated. We will see how things go next season.
Me: Cornmaker went 0-23, and got pinned by 3 girls while wrestling JV for Colfax-Mingo.

Cornmaker: Yeah, and you got rolled by Spencer Lee in the finals at Nationals!!!!!
 

ghostOfHomer777

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I'd still give Logan Smothers a perfectly good shot of winning the QB job.

I'm particularly curious as to whether schematic changes will be made on O for the Huskers given their new staff. When you have new staff ... that can sometimes still lead to a little bit of a transition period.

They have Betts and Manning who are decent at WR ... and some other transfers coming in ... however, I don't think that a high-level passing game is a given for the Huskers in '22.

I'd ordinarily say that the running game is more likely to "click" for the Huskers in '22 ... but given their inexperience at QB ... that might be tough to say too. Smothers is obviously a great fit if they opt more for the running-QB option game that Scott likes to feature ... however, we'll see how things look with the new OC. If they don't feature the QB run quite as much ... then that won't force opposing Ds to worry about the extra gap quite as much.

Huskers got Iowa at home in '21 ... against a VERY vulnerable Iowa squad ... and still couldn't pull off the W. With quite a transition staring them down in '22 ... I don't see them defeating the Hawks in '22.
 

Land Shark7

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I'd still give Logan Smothers a perfectly good shot of winning the QB job.

I'm particularly curious as to whether schematic changes will be made on O for the Huskers given their new staff. When you have new staff ... that can sometimes still lead to a little bit of a transition period.

They have Betts and Manning who are decent at WR ... and some other transfers coming in ... however, I don't think that a high-level passing game is a given for the Huskers in '22.

I'd ordinarily say that the running game is more likely to "click" for the Huskers in '22 ... but given their inexperience at QB ... that might be tough to say too. Smothers is obviously a great fit if they opt more for the running-QB option game that Scott likes to feature ... however, we'll see how things look with the new OC. If they don't feature the QB run quite as much ... then that won't force opposing Ds to worry about the extra gap quite as much.

Huskers got Iowa at home in '21 ... against a VERY vulnerable Iowa squad ... and still couldn't pull off the W. With quite a transition staring them down in '22 ... I don't see them defeating the Hawks in '22.
I do
 

MitchLL

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I'd still give Logan Smothers a perfectly good shot of winning the QB job.

I'm particularly curious as to whether schematic changes will be made on O for the Huskers given their new staff. When you have new staff ... that can sometimes still lead to a little bit of a transition period.

They have Betts and Manning who are decent at WR ... and some other transfers coming in ... however, I don't think that a high-level passing game is a given for the Huskers in '22.

I'd ordinarily say that the running game is more likely to "click" for the Huskers in '22 ... but given their inexperience at QB ... that might be tough to say too. Smothers is obviously a great fit if they opt more for the running-QB option game that Scott likes to feature ... however, we'll see how things look with the new OC. If they don't feature the QB run quite as much ... then that won't force opposing Ds to worry about the extra gap quite as much.

Huskers got Iowa at home in '21 ... against a VERY vulnerable Iowa squad ... and still couldn't pull off the W. With quite a transition staring them down in '22 ... I don't see them defeating the Hawks in '22.
Smothers will never get the chance to win the starting job. Frost will make sure he doesn't.

Can you imagine the uproar of bringing in the Texas guy and then having Smothers beat him out? All the new faces in Lincoln is a recipe for disaster. What Tucker did at MSU is extremely rare with the big turnover in the roster.

While the schedule is definitely more favorable, Frost still has to prove he can win. The jury is out.
 

Cornmaker

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Logan Smothers looked great for three quarters of the Iowa game, but he seemed to get a bit nervous in the 4th quarter and started fumbling. Casey Thompson should win the QB job, but if he has a good season, he will go pro, so there will be plenty opportunities for LS. We have loaded up with skill players, but our OL play will determine our season.
 

HawkeyeGenius

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Iowa fans may look at Nebraska and see 9 losses, but we are the best 9 loss team in history according to espn stats. Iowa was blown out by Michigan and Wiscy, while Nebraska played everyone on its tougher schedule tough.

Also Kirk is 66 years old and soon Brian will be taking over. How do you Hawk fans feel about that prospect?
Please tell me you're not serious when you say or try to rationalize losing nine games. You go 3-9 and it means one thing. You suck.
 

iahawkeyes17

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Logan Smothers looked great for three quarters of the Iowa game, but he seemed to get a bit nervous in the 4th quarter and started fumbling. Casey Thompson should win the QB job, but if he has a good season, he will go pro, so there will be plenty opportunities for LS. We have loaded up with skill players, but our OL play will determine our season.
Who??? You lost your top 2 pass receivers last year with Toure and Allen. Your running backs were awful with your QB Martinez being your leading rusher. You guys over hype incoming players every year. Your fan base made Manning seem like he was the next Calvin Johnson. Color me skeptical when it comes Frosty so I'll believe it when I see it...
 

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Michigan's academics are a sham. Undergraduate education is filled with cheating. Most textbooks are the same for most courses at different accredited colleges. The top professors dont teach undergraduate courses. When I was applying for graduate school, Michigan was not ranked very high.
Holy crap, you must have a degree from kNe to say something like that!
 

MeetTheFerentz

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Michigan's academics are a sham. Undergraduate education is filled with cheating. Most textbooks are the same for most courses at different accredited colleges. The top professors dont teach undergraduate courses. When I was applying for graduate school, Michigan was not ranked very high.
LOL

Dude who maintains that Neb football is a blue blood downplays Michigan academics.

LMFAO
 

ghostOfHomer777

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How? Through what logical argument might you conceive?
Certainly not based on historical precedent.

Iowa is typically a team that is built from the trenches on out. The 2021 was a bizarro season for the Hawks because of the success that the Hawks enjoyed IN SPITE being so weak, young, and inexperienced along BOTH lines.

If there was EVER going to be a game where the Huskers had a shot ... it was the '21 game in Lincoln. The Huskers were having a season reminiscent of Frost's first ... they could play pretty much anybody close ... but they hadn't yet learned how to win.

Despite jumping out to the early lead ... the Huskers couldn't manage to close the deal. Iowa won and the rest is history.

Looking to the 2022 season, Hawkeye fans have 20+ years of past precedent to know what to expect ... whenever the Hawks are weak along the lines but return most of their young talent ... the units ALWAYS improve. What's more ... they usually improve by a substantial margin (particularly when they can remain healthy).

Part of my incredulity about Nebraska defeating the Hawks in '22 is based on the following rock-solid premises:
  • Iowa will be much improved in the trenches
  • Home game at Kinnick
  • QB continuity on O (fingers crossed that translates to improved play)
  • Iowa's offensive staff is now more acclimated working together (Hawks had 2 new guys on the offensive staff in '21)
  • Offense features no fewer than 8 returning starters (with experienced depth)
  • Defense features no fewer than 8 returning starters (with experienced depth)
  • Nebraska will have to feature a new starter at QB ... most likely a guy who is new to the O
  • In recent years, even a strong Husker D has been little more than a "meh" Iowa D. That's even with the Husker D being reputed to be the "bright spot" of the Husker squad least season.
  • The Huskers still have plenty of guys who seem to have serious attitude issues ... it's hard to have great team unity when you tolerate head-cases on the squad
  • Lastly, there's Iowa's X-factor ... Iowa plays special teams ... having high-level special teamers return like Charlie Jones and Tory Taylor. Scott frost has yet to field a Husker squad that paid adequate attention to special teams.
I'd be fascinated to see a rational Husker fan who could manage to strongly argue in favor of the Huskers.
 

ghostOfHomer777

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Smothers will never get the chance to win the starting job. Frost will make sure he doesn't.

Can you imagine the uproar of bringing in the Texas guy and then having Smothers beat him out? All the new faces in Lincoln is a recipe for disaster. What Tucker did at MSU is extremely rare with the big turnover in the roster.

While the schedule is definitely more favorable, Frost still has to prove he can win. The jury is out.
You're probably right.

Also, despite the crap that Yant pulled ... the fact that he was still allowed to play at the end of the season. That continues to point at the sort of program he's running ...
 

rchawk

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LOL

Dude who maintains that Neb football is a blue blood downplays Michigan academics.

LMFAO
With a GPA of 3.88, University of Michigan requires you to be near the top of your class, and well above average. ... If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.88, you'll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate. This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.

Yeah, that sounds like Nebraska.