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John_J_Rambo

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take this in the spirit it's intended, but how in hell can the people in charge of this site, which is solely dedicated to the Huskers, allow this to make it through the editing room and onto the front page:

From Top 40 Huskers for 2021: 1-5

Adrian Martinez and head coach Scott Frost are entering their fourth year together at Nebraska. The stakes are high, and Martinez is not shielding away from the pressure.

Last season, Martinez battled for the starting position against sophomore Luke McCaffrey, who has since left the program. QB1 is his once again, but he needs to play like it can be taken away at any moment. Nebraska is desperate for a winning season.

Despite the criticism, Martinez had his best season in 2020 in his offense grade (77.9) and run/rushing grade (80.8), according to PFF. His best passing season grade (71.1) was his freshman season.

Martinez needs to get back to completing more passes. He has personnel he can rely on with deep wide receiver and tight end rooms.

Nebraska quarterback coach Mario Verduzco has been preaching that Martinez must reduce his turnovers.
If he can do that and up his completion percentage, Martinez could lead Nebraska to success.

stating LMc was a sophomore last season is just wrong, and easily researchable

inferring the key to AM's success this year lies in simply completing more passes, following a school record completion percentage season that led to zero success, is appallingly lazy (at best)

have some pride, HOL. or just link this board to the home page and save some overhead.
 

jmliehr

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His freshman year he completed 20.4 passes a game, the next two were 14.9 and 15.4. Scoring has seemed to follow loosely, 30, 28, 23.

So sure, he completed a great percentage, but I think if they’re saying the passing game needs to be a bigger part the evidence could back that up a bit.
 
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John_J_Rambo

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His freshman year he completed 20.4 passes a game, the next two were 14.9 and 15.4. Scoring has seemed to follow loosely, 30, 28, 23.

So sure, he completed a great percentage, but I think if they’re saying the passing game needs to be a bigger part the evidence could back that up a bit.
yep. not all completions are created equal, and AM completes an extraordinarily puny number of high-value passes.
 

Joe M

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Wasn't Luke a sophomore academically last year? Sure he maintained his RS by playing in less than four games during his first year on campus, but technically he was in his sophomore year of college in 2020.

What am I missing here? Seems like a weird thing to complain about.
 

9and4

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In general, copy editors have been dismissed in too many newsrooms, and in the case of online-only media, copy editors have never been a part of the production process. Too much energy has been spent on trying to maintain 20 percent profit margins and not enough on actually producing quality content. Reporters now just post live content having been the only set of eyes to see the content.

Not to be too pedantic, but I've tired of trying to explain the difference between "kickoff" (a noun) and "kick off" (a verb phrase) that I'm sure Sean Callahan is tired of it as well.

In other words, stories on this site and others of its ilk are simply posts with bylines, not thoroughly reviewed and vetted journalism.

In general, in journalism schools such as the one here at Iowa, so much of an undergraduate's attention is spent on how to become an "influencer" and not on actually producing quality content that most of my students now have no idea how to pronounce "versus." Here's a hint: It doesn't rhyme with "purse."
 

drubendall

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take this in the spirit it's intended, but how in hell can the people in charge of this site, which is solely dedicated to the Huskers, allow this to make it through the editing room and onto the front page:

From Top 40 Huskers for 2021: 1-5

Adrian Martinez and head coach Scott Frost are entering their fourth year together at Nebraska. The stakes are high, and Martinez is not shielding away from the pressure.

Last season, Martinez battled for the starting position against sophomore Luke McCaffrey, who has since left the program. QB1 is his once again, but he needs to play like it can be taken away at any moment. Nebraska is desperate for a winning season.

Despite the criticism, Martinez had his best season in 2020 in his offense grade (77.9) and run/rushing grade (80.8), according to PFF. His best passing season grade (71.1) was his freshman season.

Martinez needs to get back to completing more passes. He has personnel he can rely on with deep wide receiver and tight end rooms.

Nebraska quarterback coach Mario Verduzco has been preaching that Martinez must reduce his turnovers.
If he can do that and up his completion percentage, Martinez could lead Nebraska to success.

stating LMc was a sophomore last season is just wrong, and easily researchable

inferring the key to AM's success this year lies in simply completing more passes, following a school record completion percentage season that led to zero success, is appallingly lazy (at best)

have some pride, HOL. or just link this board to the home page and save some overhead.
Once you see how little they pay these guys, it all comes into focus.
 

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