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Nebraska Cornhuskers (corn)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Crazed Husker, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. alexhortdog95

    alexhortdog95 Sad Frosty...

    People here at my job are wondering why I am doubled over in laughter right now in tears. This, sir, wins a G.P.A.
  2. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Glad to be of service.
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  3. Palpie

    Palpie Senior

    He's not wrong, frost will determine how long he's there by his performance. He might get a slightly longer leash for being a nc winning hero, but sooner (sorry to use that word) or later he has to produce. Probably sooner (again sorry) given the hype he came in with.
  4. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    The thing they don't get is that Out-of-State and National recruiting is results driven.
    You don't have time to wait for Frost to have "all his guys" on the team before you stop being a dumpster fire. By the time that happens, the media honeymoon has passed and you've lost the momentum / headline appeal.
    That's the national media, not the echo chamber in every school's local bubble.

    Even so, there is no excuse for Frost not being able to build a 'system' like Wisconsin has done. Big West is one of the weakest divisions in P5.
    You can have a lot of success developing 3stars that fit a philosophy... that is, if you actually have the skills to develop them.
  5. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    By now it should be obvious that success at School A may not translate to School B. Frost isn't the only example of this.
  6. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    A paper stadium for a paper tiger....

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  7. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Frankly, he’s almost the norm, no? Very few have had great success at one and then were able to repeat at a second.
  8. charlohiottean

    charlohiottean So much potential…

    Keep talking like that and you’ll make Urban blush.
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Is Nebraska football too far gone, even for Scott Frost?

    back at the 30-yard line in Memorial Stadium. It's hot outside -- late September hasn't surrendered yet to fall temperatures in Lincoln, Nebraska -- and though it's climbing into the 80s by 10 this morning, Frost has opted for a long-sleeved black T-shirt to go with his black gym shorts and backward red Nebraska hat. He steps back, whips to face the right sideline, then fires a bullet in the direction of a wide receiver. Dem Franchize Boyz blares from speakers -- Lean wit it, rock wit it -- and, oh right, this isn't 1997 at all.

    Frost does this on Fridays, jumps into the fray of actual drills. Even from far away on the sideline, it's easy to catch that black shirt straining, easy to catch that Frost still lifts weights and does things like traverse the Grand Canyon to keep in playing shape. Which is why the Huskers' former quarterback and 44-year-old current head coach is able to tangle with freshman Myles Farmer on a kickoff, and sprint to the line of scrimmage to raise his right arm back like he's a defensive end refining his swim move, and charge at No. 99, pulling up just short of tackling him to the ground.

    Frost's parents, Carol and Larry, watch the whole affair unfold from up high, on the stadium's third floor. Larry started coaching high school football in 1969 and spent much of his career in the state of Nebraska; Carol came on board not long after and coached receivers and defensive ends for her son's teams for 25 years; and they both still turn around to find out who needs them when a Nebraska player calls out for "Coach Frost." His parents started timing Frost's 40-yard dashes when their son was 2. Most parents scratch marks into the walls to chart a child's growth; they logged 40 times to memorialize speed progression. "It's in his baby book," Carol says. "I have a record of him from 2 through 18. He went from 13.8 to 4.5."

    They're sports junkies, is the point, and since they live exactly eight minutes from campus, they try to make it to practice at least two or three days a week.

    Tom Osborne does too. He stewarded Nebraska football for 25 years, won national championships in three of them, and now returns to campus twice a week himself -- usually on Mondays, to see how the team is recovering from that weekend's game, and Wednesdays, to catch the heaviest workday. He patrols the sideline and keeps to himself, while Frost, the quarterback Osborne coached to the school's last national championship 22 years ago, does the coaching. It's now Frost's job -- birthright? -- to steer Nebraska back to Osborne's heights.

    Frost is the redeemer come to rescue Nebraska from itself -- the (literal) prodigal son returning home; the wunderkind unleashing the prowess that turned his previous charges at Central Florida from winless to undefeated in two years' time. There's a perfect storm of gauzy nostalgia and modern-day hype, and Frost lives in its epicenter. That's why this 2019 season, with its blowout losses and alarming regression -- from the quarterback to the team's ability to even feign competitiveness with the Big Ten's best -- feels like something worse, more foreboding, than merely a lost year.

    "I think he feels the weight of the thing," Osborne says.


    After practice one day that week, Osborne is sitting in a balcony that, perhaps appropriately, looms large over the indoor football field. He looks like the statesman he became -- he represented the state's third congressional district in the House of Representatives back in the early 2000s -- after retiring from coaching: pressed khakis, a light blue dress shirt, gold watch and a ring on his left hand showing an "N." Frost will confirm as much -- that he does, in fact, feel the weight of this thing -- in his office later.

    "Doing this in my home state with all the hopes and aspirations of all Nebraskans on our shoulders adds a little bit of pressure," he says. "You have that everywhere. It's just a little different when it's home."

    He says he enjoys it, though, the fact that this rebuilding project of his is happening here, in Nebraska, where he grew up, and at the University of Nebraska, where he played and won. "It's just neat to have the people who are closest to me so close to this," he says.

    So his parents come by. And Osborne. And sometimes Nebraska's women's volleyball coach, John Cook, who has known Frost since the early 2000s. And occasionally teammates from the old days like Jason Peter, Nebraska's former All-American defensive tackle captain and three-time national champion.

    They all come to bear witness. Nebraska was so monolithic for so long and then, poof, it wasn't, so they come to see whether this is the time and this is the person to really, finally, restore the program's good name. Peter called his former linemate Grant Wistrom after one practice to tell him there was a brawl that day. That never happened under Frost's predecessors, Bo Pelini or Mike Riley, but it happened all the time when Peter and Wistrom and Frost played under Osborne, and Peter loved that. It looked like the '90s out there.

    Before Frost took the job, Cook called another of Frost's old teammates and told him: You've got to do this. You've got to get your boy back. Well, he's back, and now they hold their collective breath. Watching him. Waiting on him to make this right.

    Back on the balcony, Osborne is so soft-spoken you have to lean in to actually hear him say it, to speak out loud the unease that gnaws at the people who love this state and its football team. "A lot of people feel that if this doesn't work with Scott," Osborne says, "it's probably not going to work, period, you know?"

    Entire article:

    Frost had a decent recruiting class in 2018 and 2019, i.e. better than anyone else in the B1G West. If he keeps that up, he can be the perennial contender in the B1G West (i.e. like Wisconsin). It's just going to take a couple more years, etc. Corn has a great fan base; they just have recognize this, be patient, and give Frost some time. I do think the "ship has sailed" for Corn being a perennial contender for the National Championship as in their past "glory days" though.
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  10. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Isn't Chinander a Pokemon?

    What does it evolve into?
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  11. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  12. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    I freaking knew it!
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Notre Dame sellout streak expected to end at 273 games

    Notre Dame's streak of 273 home sellouts is expected to end with Saturday's game against Navy, according to the school.

    The streak -- the second-longest active run to Nebraska's 373, according to the South Bend Tribune -- dates back to the final game of the 1973 season, when Notre Dame beat Air Force on Thanksgiving Day in a game that was moved from Saturday to accommodate an ABC telecast. Notre Dame Stadium then had a capacity of 59,075 and the turnstile count was 57,236. The current capacity is 77,622.

    Corn's streak started in 1962, that's 57 years and counting.

  14. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Has Nebraska accepted their place?

    8-13 currently at Nebraska, Frost gets an extension. I’m not saying to fire the guy, but maybe let it ride a little while longer before giving out an extension. Nothing so far says it’s getting turned around. Are they afraid someone is going to come knocking? Are they afraid he’s gonna walk when the contract is up? I don’t get it. He was already signed through 2024.
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  15. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Desperation and Saint Toms endorsement.
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