New Name Emerging???

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  1. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Head Coach
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    The average SEC D-Coordinator makes over $1 million. If we want to be relevant again we can't be afraid to spend like the big boys.
     
  2. Bugeater

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    Damn, a former hawkeye might be the new d.c. at UNL. What next, Eric Bienemy? :D
     
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  3. huskerfan66

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    A question I have for those more savvy and knowledgeable than me. What defense is parella used to running and used to and if it is the 3 man front, maybe his influence and wants were a factor here.
     
  4. jflores

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    Define better.

    In the last 5 years, the handful of "big name DC's" include probably Don Brown, Venables, Kirby Smart, Aranda and Diaco.

    Anybody who is clearly better than Diaco makes at least what we are offering Diaco, and if we felt they were clearly better than Diaco, we'd probably have to double what we offer Diaco to pull them from where they are currently sitting.

    Offering Aranda 150% of what we're shelling out for Diaco, isn't a pay increase for Aranda.
     
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  5. DudznSudz

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    My guess is he's used to the more traditional 4-3, but it doesn't really matter; his job is to build and train elite D linemen. Reading bout the 3-4 scheme, it sounds like the NT is just a super-charged DT who takes on a double-team, and the DE's are much more like traditional DT's, just maybe a little quicker and able to react to slightly different schemes in ways a DT wouldn't necessarily do. If your NT needs to be 300+ pounds easily, and your DE's now need to be around 300 pounds themselves, you're dealing with biiiiiig tough linemen no matter what.

    Also, Parella has been playing football for like 25+ years at an elite level. My guess is he knows what to do.

    I'd be MUCH more interested in how Trent Bray reacts; in this 3-4 "No Crease" scheme, you have to play 4 linebackers, 1-2 of whom are basically like traditional DE's. That is where the real challenge will be.
     
  6. jeans15

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    Offer whatever it takes. :Cool:
     
  7. jflores

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    Bray I think should be fine. Since we lack impact DE's, we're counting on some of his tweener backers to provide a pass rush anyway.
     
  8. TwinsRRUs

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    Maybe the teams we play will have an Utter-like player at center. If that is the case, we could move Conor Young (lightest guy on the team) from WR to DT Laughing
     
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  9. DudznSudz

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    Yeah. On top of that, we have Avery Roberts coming in (a truly elite LB who will probably wind up running the D in a year or two), and I would think guys like Colin Miller and new recruit Guy Thomas, who are slightly bigger LB's and projected towards DE, would wind up being those hybrid LB's who work on the outside but can come up and be down linemen when necessary.
     
  10. jflores

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    Quayshon Alexander. I can't remember the size on Pernell Jefferson either.
     
  11. DudznSudz

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    Yup! Him too. Basically, any LB that is at or pushing 230 pounds and is quick as hell would be our outside LB's. My guess is the Davis twins, DaiShon Neal, and Freedom will wind up being the DE's depending on the down.
     
  12. WHCSC

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    Throw 1.5 and an assoc HC title at Clancy Pendergast from USC
     
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    What about beefing up Neal? He is already enormous. I wonder if he is too tall to play NT? .... Just typing out loud.
     
  14. IndHusker7

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    I started a thread what Nebraska has become, some people took it the wrong way when I talked about being the big boys and spending money.... but situations like this show how important it is to spend big money and shoot for a big name. It's a program changer and we haven't made the most of opportunities in the past!
     
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    Is it that slow but loud chicken pecking sound or the blur of 217 words per minute sound?
     
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    It is more of a blur of misspelled words and the annoyed right-clicking for spell check.
     
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    Too tall would be my guess. Need those 6'1"-6'4" ish guys that look like balls.
     
  18. huskerfan66

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    Agreed but disagree. I totally agree it will take a stud NT. That is my huge concern because IMO we barely have good DT let alone studs that can play NT effectively. I played MLB in a 3 man front with a total stud NT. Let me tell you, it made lb job a lot easier. It cut YOUR immediate responsibility down and freed you up to pursue, react, and play looser and a little less disciplined because you could react faster
    As a lb I would love it but you will have more ol trying to get upfield on you.
     
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  19. jflores

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    So Pendergast is a guy I've been aware of, but digging into his stats, it wouldn't seem he's necessarily the type of guy you throw crazy money at to get at all costs.

    He was in the bottom half of the NFL basically his entire stint as DC and not a terribly great track record in college either.

    http://coachingsearch.com/article?a=A-closer-look-at-new-USC-defensive-coordinator-Clancy-Pendergast

    His 2016 defense finished worse than ours did and USC is inarguably I think the more talented team.

    Edit: It also appears he has held the DC and Associate HC title before at least at Cal. So we wouldn't be offering him anything new for his resume. To be clear, I think he's a good coach, lots of good buzz around him, I'm just not sure he's a "better part of $2 million" coach.
     
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  20. headcard

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    Diaco also coached LB's in addition to being DC at ND, so I could see him taking OLB and leaving Bray with ILB. Bama uses a similar setup.
     
  21. DudznSudz

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    THAT could be really cool.
     
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    I didn't dig as deep as you. I remember his name coming up before.
     
  23. headcard

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    Yes, please.
     
  24. rchrisreade

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    Diaco was also the ST Coordinator at Virginia.
     
  25. BigRedPimp

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    But could they get a punt or kick return for 5+ yards? He can't compare to Read's scary good ST
     
  26. litespeedhuskerfan

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    If you don't insert this "sleeping with" before this "Bienemy", I can't take you seriously.

    Berman ruled.
     
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    PeliniTheCrutch First Team All-Big Ten
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    How does he even survive?
     

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