Green Decision.....

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  1. timnsun

    timnsun Offensive Coordinator
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    Dude, take it easy, it was just a joke. You had 12 players on the field. I noticed and poked fun.

    Sorry about that...
     
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  2. Tuco Salamanca

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    It depends on the opponent. It will look different against Wisconsin than it does Purdue. I can see times when it’s Domann and when it is Honas or Miller. I can see times when the bigger OLB be that Davis or Ferguson drops down to a DE to create a 4 man front.
     
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    I know it's not Chinander's go-to norm defense, but he has said they use it every now and then, but with this kind of healthy depth of huge bodies, do we see some 4-3 looks?
     
  4. Tuco Salamanca

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    Probably.
     
  5. huskerfan1414

    huskerfan1414 Graduate Assistant
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    We better see some 4-3.
    I know the 3-4 is chins specialty but I have this nagging feeling in the back of my head that they might eventually slowly transition to a 4 over the next few years, especially if we continue to struggle getting 3-4 OLB hybrid rushers.

    Not saying we should do that but I wouldnt be surprised.
     
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  6. bigredhunter

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    Tuco you see it! What I like most about what we have on defense is our flexibility. We can run a legit 4 man front if needed but we also can run 3-4 or go the hybrid 3-4/3-3-5 with Domann.

    That's a lot for an offense to prepare for!
     
  7. jeans15

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    I hope

    Just never comfortable with a 3-4.

    Doesn't meant it can't work.
     
  8. huskerfan1414

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  9. TravisWalker

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    Big time talent!!!
     
  10. Larry Hagman's Liver

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    Jokes about NT height and 12-man formations aside, can we get back to celebrating just how huge of a get this is? This is an NFL-quality D-lineman from SEC country with an offer from Bama. Not too often we pull that kind a player, juco or not.

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  11. phoenix4nu

    phoenix4nu First Team All-Big Ten
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    Is that Houston Nutt?
     
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  12. Tuco Salamanca

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    Which part of my post is hard to comprehend?

    There are 4 OLBs and 4 ILBs that can and will play. I clearly, to the sober reader, wrote that the talent and experience may not be there but they can go 2 deep At all 4 LB spots

    OLB - Domann, Ferguson, Davis, Tannor. Plus Nelson, Graham and 2 walk ons in Otte and Paup. I think you will see Otte and Paup playing a tone of special teams.

    ILB - Berry, Honas, Miller, Henrich, Hannah, Snodgrass and Joey Johnson as a walk on


    That is six scholarship athletes in the middle and six scholarship athletes on the outside.
     
  13. huskerssalts

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    This year we are fine at LB. It’s next year when we maybe hurting a bit with lack of experience when Barry and Ferguson go pro. This year we have T Ferguson at OLB, Mo Barry at ILB, Honas at ILB and either Domman/Tannor at the other OLB. Then like you mentioned Miller, Hannah, Henrichs and Snodgrass as back ups at ILB and A Davis, Nelson, Domman/Tannor and maybe Miller at OLB. I don’t even want to think about next year yet...we will have talent at LB but it will be young and inexperienced talent.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing some 4-3 defenses this year either. We definitely have the personal for it. We could even put Caleb Tannor as pass rushing DE at times. Thats what Georgia Bulldogs recruited him as until we flipped him last minute, a Pass Rushing DE. He’s one of our few edge rushers we have.
     
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  14. 1 nu rugby

    1 nu rugby Redshirt Freshman
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    and, he has 3 years to play two, or 2 plus 4 games, if that fits better this season/ should he not be "FIT" - in case you didn't catch the pun!
    his mama may not have kept a couple of them pancakes back to keep him hungry for the Buckeye's or whomever the new opposing team of the week is.
     
  15. red scowl

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    It's Barry, and behind the starters are true freshman. Ferguson is a starter, but hasn't played twelve games in a season. Jojo has been injured throughout most of his time. Alex Davis made 4 tackles despite playing in every game last season.

    Honas blew up his knee. Linebacker and linebacker play is a weakness. Cheers.
     
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  16. red scowl

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    You would play a nickel defense against Wisconsin?
     
  17. red scowl

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    My bad, and I apologize. Some posters on here are so sure of everything they say, but they don't know shit. Just like the rest of us. I guess it doesn't matter, but it annoys me.
     
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  18. Cornicator

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    Probably very little nickel vs. Wisconsin. Why do you ask?
     
  19. Tuco Salamanca

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    Try reading when sober, it makes things a whole lot more productive.

    I simply wrote the LB numbers aren’t that bad. There are plenty of LBs on scholarship for this season. You may not like them, believe they lack experience, think they will be injured or not productive but that is different than not having enough linebackers on the team. Which is what I clearly wrote in my post that you replied to. Cheers
     
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  20. Baxter48

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    Naw it looks like Carl to me
     
  21. Crazyhole

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    I would. Their oline will probably be having a bit of a down year so get 4 guys up front and maximize the speed we have available to deal with a Heisman quality running back. We can't stop him from getting yards but we can limit his long runs off the edge. Not sure yet if they'll have an upgrade at QB but the kid is young so just keep constant pressure up front without the risks that come with blitz packages.
     
  22. jlb321

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    With regards to LB out of the
    I think Barry is the only one that has shown he can consistently play at a big ten level

     
  23. inWV

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    Jojo not cleared because of injury? Certainly hope they are just erring on the side of caution.
     
  24. SOHusker11

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    Heard it shouldn't be much longer, tifwiw.
     
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    Anyone know why he’s held out?
     
  26. SOHusker11

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    Summer injury, expected to join camp by the end of the week.
     
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  27. dinglefritz

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    so far that is correct. That said, it sounds like the coaching staff is very happy with what they are seeing from Ferguson, Honas and Miller. They understand the scheme much better and playing fast. I think we're going to be in good shape at LB this fall.
     
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  28. red scowl

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    Wow! Sorry it took me so long to get back. I'm not retired.

    I'm a high functioning alcoholic. ;)Laughing
    The olbs are bad. Edit: I don't expect our weak side linebackers will be able to go through a whole season. Past history and such. They are small, but their slow.

    We have 250 lb olb in Davis, you know his history. We have JoJo an undersized linebacker and Ferguson on the weak side. Both are around 230.

    We have freshmen (injured freshmen) penciled in as players in the two deep. We have a walk on in Joey Johnson that could play alot.

    Our pass rushing linebacker just started lifting weights last year is what I read. His name is Caleb Tannor. Jojo has not been cleared for fall practice.

    Will our olb be able to set the edge against Iowa and Wisconsin or Purdue even?

    You know all. Tell it Oracle.
     
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  29. red scowl

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    Injury? Maybe he's still recovering from an injury to his knee maybe. Maybe his therapy isn't being done in Lincoln, Nebraska. Maybe he has his own therapists. Maybe.
     
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  31. inWV

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    Two OLB depth charts (from ourlads): one team is NU, one team is an opponent that also runs a 3-4. Which one is which? And which one is undersized? 40 times are not listed, but I imagine the players are comparable.
    Starters - 6-2/230, 6-3/222
    2s - 6-4/246, 6-3/244
    ave height/weight 6-3/235

    Starters - 6-2/230, 6-1/235
    2s - 6-2/220, 6-5/250
    ave height/weight 6-3/234
     
  32. phoenix4nu

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    Speed for a linebacker is pretty important too.
     
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    Can't round up their 40 times, but the rivals ratings for the top OLBs are as follows:
    Team 1 - 5.5, 5.7, 5.8, NR walk on
    Team 2 - 5.6, 5.6, 5.8, 5.4
    Will OLB be a strength for NU this year? No
    Will OLB be an achilles heel for NU this year?
    Also No
     
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    All I will say is don't sell Joey Johnson short, walk on or not. Kid will play and play well, IMO.
     
  35. Pennsyhusker

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    If Green shows up, as it seems he will, we are finally going to have some depth on the defensive line.
     
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    Depth and certainly more flexibility. Daniels X2 at Nose, with Carlos and Green able to also take some snaps there. Green, Davis X2, Deontre and Stille playing at the ends. It would seem that there are 7 legit guys on the DL. The ability to go to bigger four man fronts is there, with an example being Khalil and Stille at end, with Carlos and Darrion inside.
     
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  37. cubsker

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    If our DL play is still subpar, I'm going to start drawing some conclusions on coaching.
     
  38. Pennsyhusker

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    Define “subpar”.

    Personally, I would love to see these guys get down to about 3 yards per running play this year. Is that possible with these guys? Is 3.5 or 4 more realistic?

    And please can we have some guys who know how to put pressure on the QB?
     
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  39. cubsker

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    if wisconsin and iowa are shoving our DL 5 yds off the ball into the LB.
     
  40. 1NebrFan

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    If they are shoving our line 5 yds off of the ball......I'm not sure that has anything to do with coaching.
     
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