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    Nebraska to return to option football?

    Maybe Pelini has noticed the success of Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech, and wants to rack up yardage like the Husker teams of old...

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    Re: Nebraska to return to option football?

    Was anybody else happy that Johnson went to GaTech and not Nebraska? I really respect him, and think he could have really had some success there. I think he will do just fine where he is, but I think he would have way more success then Pellini will have at Nebraska.


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    Re: Nebraska to return to option football?

    I, for one, am glad Johnson is not playing us once a year. Tech ran for 438 yards last week against Mississippi State. I knew he would have success with the triple option, but not in his first year, with players he inherited.
    Pelini was still a huge risk, IMO, for Nebraska. I'm still scratching my head how a school like Nebraska failed to lure a proven, successful head coach to Lincoln. Like maybe...Paul Johnson?



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    Re: Nebraska to return to option football?

    They needed to hire Monty Kiffin the first go around (post Solich), then they would be getting ready to start the Lane Kiffin era...



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    Re: Nebraska to return to option football?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I, for one, am glad Johnson is not playing us once a year. Tech ran for 438 yards last week against Mississippi State. I knew he would have success with the triple option, but not in his first year, with players he inherited.
    Pelini was still a huge risk, IMO, for Nebraska. I'm still scratching my head how a school like Nebraska failed to lure a proven, successful head coach to Lincoln. Like maybe...Paul Johnson?
    Let's keep in mind that he played Mississippi State here - not exactly the strongest defense in the world.

    Although they won the game, the offense struggled against Boston College, a much stronger defense.


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    Re: Nebraska to return to option football?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    They needed to hire Monty Kiffin the first go around (post Solich), then they would be getting ready to start the Lane Kiffin era...
    Yeah, just remember what happened the last time the Cornhuskers hired a disenfranchised Oakland Raiders head coach...


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    Re: Nebraska to return to option football?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Let's keep in mind that he played Mississippi State here - not exactly the strongest defense in the world.

    Although they won the game, the offense struggled against Boston College, a much stronger defense.
    You mean that Mississippi State defense that held Auburn to 3 points the week before?
    You mean that Mississippi State defense that beat Auburn and Alabama last year, and returned a bunch of starters? The MSU team that went 8-5 and won the Liberty Bowl?
    Johnson's team gets better every week - that's why he is a tremendous coach. His start at Georgia Tech has become a national story. Attempting to diminish what he has done is to deny reality...



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    Re: Nebraska to return to option football?

    I don't think there's any question that Nebraska is moving more towards a spread option offensive attack. Ganz has more speed than the last 2 NU QB's (Taylor and Keller), so why not take advantage of his speed.

    Nebraska was even "spreading the field" alot during last year's CU game.

    The 2 QB's that Pelini has recruited (one for 2008 who's redshirting this year and one for the class of 2009) are "dual threat" QB's.


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    Re: Nebraska to return to option football?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    You mean that Mississippi State defense that held Auburn to 3 points the week before?
    You mean that Mississippi State defense that beat Auburn and Alabama last year, and returned a bunch of starters? The MSU team that went 8-5 and won the Liberty Bowl?
    Johnson's team gets better every week - that's why he is a tremendous coach. His start at Georgia Tech has become a national story. Attempting to diminish what he has done is to deny reality...
    Nice. Grab one example. I can give you another - the same Mississippi State team that lost to an awe-inspiring Louisiana Tech team. I guess by your theory since GT only put up 17 against VT that they're no better than North Carolina and worse than East Carolina.

    Bottom line is everyone in the nation is falling all over themselves about GT coach when he has yet to prove anything. Winning this season may say something - too bad the only two opponents left on their schedule worth a damn are Clemson and Georgia.

    Maybe 2-3 years from now if he actually does something I'll change my tune. Until then - no thanks.


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