Nebraska Proves It’s Both Desperate And Disingenuous

Discussion in 'Football' started by Fryowa, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    326 offers for one HS class. I’m sure it means a lot to get that lame-ass form letter in the mail. You’re really showing those recruits you “mean it,” frosty.

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  2. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    In Frosty's defense, Nebraska is averaging like 4 wins the last 3 seasons with no bowl games. A lot of high schoolers might not have heard of Nebby.
  3. Herkeye1986

    Herkeye1986 Well-Known Member

    True trash is what that program is now.
  4. homes

    homes Well-Known Member

    So Iowa has 91 offers. I wonder out of those 91 offers how many also have Nebraska offers.
  5. CP87

    CP87 Well-Known Member

    Interesting to see Minnesota has basically cut its offers in half from previous cycles.
  6. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised by Michigan as well.They used to make their pick of the best players.
  7. TJHawkeye

    TJHawkeye Well-Known Member

    Offering every 4 and 5 star kid shows you hate actual scouting and don't really care what kind of culture you want at a school.
  8. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    Can't help but notice that you don't like Nebraska much, do you>
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  9. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Absolutely do not. Proudly hate everything about that program and its fans.

    If incessant Nebraska hate isn't your bag, I'd definitely recommend clicking ignore on my profile.
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  10. Hawk1960

    Hawk1960 Well-Known Member

    When you don't include character as one of your filters in recruiting you end up with the Mo Washington's of the world.
  11. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    You didn't ask a dozen different girls to prom?
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  12. SpiderRico

    SpiderRico Well-Known Member

    The crazy thing, though, is that even with as shitty as they've performed the last 5 years, they continue to bring in Top 25 classes. Granted, they obviously don't know how to develop them once they're there, but the fact they can still bring in that type of talent while remaining largely irrelevant during the last 20 years is crazy.
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  13. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Do I strike you as a guy who went to prom?

    Be honest.
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  14. CP87

    CP87 Well-Known Member

    I hope they keep up this approach, it seems to be working out great for us.
  15. CP87

    CP87 Well-Known Member

    If you put out the message:

    Come here, we will put you in an environment that values hard-work and accountability, you will have a fair opportunity to earn playing time, you will be part of a family, we will develop you into a better human being, and we will maximize your chances of making a paying career out of football. get hard-nosed, driven kids who want to be part of something bigger than themselves.

    If you put out the message:

    You are the superstar piece this team needs (by the way, I have also offered 300 more of those super-star pieces). Come be a part of this all-star recruiting class we are putting together. When you get here, you are going to play right way. We are going to dominate with all our talent; it is going to be easy, it is going to be awesome, you need to get on board! are going to get the type of kid that switches high schools to go play with the other good BB players so it is easier to win championships. The type of kid that demands instant gratification. The type of kid that does not accept responsibility. The type of kid that isn't willing to put in the work necessary to reach their potential.

    Iowa knows what they are doing with their messaging.
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  16. westender

    westender Well-Known Member

    No dude, you don't. Nor did I. Colossal waste of time and money.
  17. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    One of the very few things I like about the Twitter age is that we get to see things like this and frost will get asked about it. In 1989 nobody had a fucking clue about how many offers got made, let alone who got offered and from where. You didn’t really know anyone on the team until they got playing time as sophomores in most cases.

    That tweet by Sanderson is getting traction, and frost got squirmy last year when he was asked about it. He’ll definitely get quizzed on it, especially if the tire fire continues.
  18. CP87

    CP87 Well-Known Member

    The most shocking thing about the list: Stanford has offered 27 guys. And Iowa thinks they are selective.

  19. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Not with a date...
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  20. Chickenlounge

    Chickenlounge Well-Known Member

    Is it because all 12 of the girls turned you down? It's ok, you can tell us. Everyone here is very compassionate and understanding. :)