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Discussion in 'Husker Board' started by Bert Lantcaster, Dec 19, 2019.
Merry Christmas, you filthy animal
Dad dying when he was 8....being charged with a crime when he was in HS...and then having it televised nationally as a sex offense...out of context without any explanation that he wasn't the rapist, nor the one who filmed it, but was instead a disgruntled ex. Can you imagine your name being plastered on national television, on opening night of the college football season, and being called a sex offender? When you aren't actually being charged with rape. I would call that a tough break. The actual serial rapists on our team got off easier in the media.
People are never treated "equally". Our society values certain things and if a person has talent in these value areas they are going to get extra chances to be exploited by those who can use that talent. The cold reality is Frost understands that his future at Nebraska COULD hinge on having Mo turn into a great player. That desire to have extra depth at an important decision, while also wanting to appear ethical and fair is the reason why Mo has been suspended multiple times but has been given multiple chances. There are 80 guys on that team that would be gone by now...or never brought in the first place. Mo has a chance to use his football talent to better the team and his own life...ignoring that talent is a waste to NU and Mo.
Don't be surprised if you start losing a team over doing that. On several teams, Mo would be just another player. Is he a special and irreplaceable talent? I certainly don't see it and it's not worth hurting team chemistry giving him extra chances he probably doesn't deserve.
Players can't change their work habits or focus just because the coaches decide they are going to "do what's right" for a single player. There are 120+ guys on the team and Frost has to manage them properly. One of the apparent problems that this team had/has was an attitude that "their' guy should be starting, that "these rules" need to be enforced. That isn't their job. They are D1 college football players, playing at the fourth most winningest program in the history of the sport...90k people come to watch them every-week and they rarely have to play in front of a hostile crowd on the road. A coach can NEVER pander to his team and their "psyche". Proof...our Freshman...were pumping up our seniors throughout the end of the season. Proof...one captain was a transfer from a bad defense and another was a 19 year old. And the 3rd one was probably the weakest player on the defense. In that climate kids need to STFU and play.