Get old and stay old!

bigredhunter

Sophomore
Gold Member
Mar 4, 2009
1,155
1,219
113
Florida
When NU was a perennial top 10 program, each year the line was made up of mainly 4th and 5th year players. Frost has mentioned how important it will be for our program to get old and stay old. In Frost's first two seasons, over half of the starting OLine had been in the program for 3 years or less. Also if you look at programs like Wisconsin and Iowa, they almost always have "old", developed, OLines who exceed the expectation of their high school recruiting rankings.

If the B1G cancels our season completely and there is no football in the spring, we may finally have a chance to catch up to other successful OLine programs.

I have posted our potential depth chart if 2020 is skipped. I have also posted our depth chart if 2020 is played. You can compare both potential scenarios to the OLines we've had in Frost's first two seasons.

Get old, stay old!!!

*Red indicates players who had only been in the program 3yrs.
*
Bold indicates players who had been in the program 5yrs or more.
*Green indicates a player who has been in the program 2 yrs or less.

2021:
Assuming everyone returns next year and they aren't required to use a year of eligibility in 2020.
LT: Brenden Jaimes, 5th year
LG: Boe Wilson, 6th year

--- or Trent Hixson, 5th year
--- or Nouredin Nouili, 3rd year
--- or Ethan Piper 3rd year
--- or Broc Bando, 5th year
--- or Matt Sichterman, 5th year
C: Cam Jurgens, 4th year
RG: Matt Farniok, 6th year
RT: Bryce Benhart, 3rd year

2020
LT: Brenden Jaimes, Senior
LG: Boe Wilson, Redshirt Senior
--- or Trent Hixson, Redshirt Junior
--- or Nouredin Nouili, Sophomore
--- or Ethan Piper, Redshirt Freshman
--- or Broc Bando, Redshirt Junior
--- or Matt Sichterman, Redshirt Junior

C: Cam Jurgens, Redshirt Sophomore
RG: Matt Farniok, Redshirt Senior
RT: Bryce Benhart, Redshirt Freshman

2019
LT: Brenden Jaimes, Junior
LG: Trent Hixson, Redshirt Sophomore
C: Cam Jurgens, Redshirt Freshman
RG: Boe Wilson, Redshirt Junior
RT: Matt Farniok, Redshirt Junior

2018
LT: Brenden Jaimes, Sophomore
LG: Jerald Foster, Redshirt Senior
C: Tanner Farmer, Redshirt Senior

RG: Boe Wilson, Redshirt Sophomore
RT: Matt Farniok, Redshirt Sophomore



Original Depth Chart Post from last season:

https://nebraska.forums.rivals.com/threads/the-big-red-machine.253180/#post-5532860
 
Last edited:

bigredhunter

Sophomore
Gold Member
Mar 4, 2009
1,155
1,219
113
Florida
Original Depth Chart Post from last season:
https://nebraska.forums.rivals.com/threads/the-big-red-machine.253180/#post-5532860

Get old and stay old and you have a recipe for maxing out talent. The below OLs all competed for National Titles.

1994
LT: Rob Zatechka, Redshirt Senior
LG: Joel Wilks, Redshirt Senior

C: Aaron Graham, Redshirt Junior
RG: Brenden Stai, Redshirt Senior
RT: Zach Wiegert, Redshirt Senior

HC: Tom Osborne
OLine Coach: Milt Tenopir


1995
LT: Chris Dishman, Redshirt Junior
LG: Aaron Taylor, Redshirt Sophomore
C: Aaron Graham, Redshirt Senior
RG: Steve Ott, Redshirt Senior

RT: Eric Anderson, Redshirt Sophomore
HC: Tom Osborne
OLine Coach: Milt Tenopir


1997
LT: Fred Pollack, Redshirt Senior
LG: Aaron Taylor, Redshirt Senior

C: Josh Heskew, Redshirt Junior
RG: Jon Zatechka, Redshirt Senior
RT: Eric Anderson, Redshirt Senior

HC: Tom Osborne
OLine Coach: Milt Tenopir


2001
LT: Dave Volk, Redshirt Senior
LG: Toniu Fonoti, Junior
C: John Garrison, Junior

RG: Jon Rutherford, Redshirt Senior
RT: Dan Vili Waldrop, Redshirt Sophomore
HC: Frank Solich
OLine Coach: Milt Tenopir
 
Last edited:

BigRedRising

Redshirt Freshman
Aug 31, 2019
508
635
93
Good compilation. Interesting stuff. Having an old offensive line and defensive backs is very powerful. Still would rather get out there this year though
 
  • Like
Reactions: bigredhunter