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    News out of other spring camps

    Sorry for being lazy, but has anyone scouted out other teams' spring game message board threads? Are Nebraska & Iowa talking national championship again?




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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    I think NU's expectations have fallen a little

    I don't lurk other teams' boards, so not sure what the fans are saying, but analysts have said NU should compete for the North this year... I assume Iowa will be top half of the 'leven, but I admittedly follow them less...



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    Iowa is cautiously optimistic...

    of course there is the element of the fan base that will see "no way" Iowa wins less than 10 games.
    Positives for Iowa: return of QB, return of leading receiver, 3 of 5 o-linemen starters return, Dace Richardson possibly back, number of starters (8) back on defense, kickers/punters return, overall momentum after way last season finished.
    Negatives: King/Kroul gone, Doak Walker Award winner (Greene) gone, schdeule more difficult (you could make a case for Iowa losing any road game. Conference roadies against OSU, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and non-con at Ames).
    My own opinion: if injuries don't occur in key areas, team would have a chance to contend for conference title. Didn't say win it, I said contend. Overall record could be anywhere from 5-7 to 10-2 (if everything went well).



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    Re: Iowa is cautiously optimistic...

    Quote Originally Posted by DodgerHawki View Post
    of course there is the element of the fan base that will see "no way" Iowa wins less than 10 games.
    Positives for Iowa: return of QB, return of leading receiver, 3 of 5 o-linemen starters return, Dace Richardson possibly back, number of starters (8) back on defense, kickers/punters return, overall momentum after way last season finished.
    Negatives: King/Kroul gone, Doak Walker Award winner (Greene) gone, schdeule more difficult (you could make a case for Iowa losing any road game. Conference roadies against OSU, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and non-con at Ames).
    My own opinion: if injuries don't occur in key areas, team would have a chance to contend for conference title. Didn't say win it, I said contend. Overall record could be anywhere from 5-7 to 10-2 (if everything went well).
    Excellent, rational post, DodgerHawki. Consider yourself approved for future posting.




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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    I had a buddy who went to the Nebraska game -- yeah I know it's crazy to spend $10 on a spring game -- but he was saying both the first and second string offenses looked really good, but that the Husker's pass defenses left him worried.

    He's a Nebraska fan, but like DodgerHawki, he's very rational when it comes to his Huskers.



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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    It's Iowa of course they are talking national championships.



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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrocks View Post
    I had a buddy who went to the Nebraska game -- yeah I know it's crazy to spend $10 on a spring game -- but he was saying both the first and second string offenses looked really good, but that the Husker's pass defenses left him worried.

    He's a Nebraska fan, but like DodgerHawki, he's very rational when it comes to his Huskers.
    Yet they still drew 77,000. Sad that ours is free and we're lucky to get 15,000


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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    Quote Originally Posted by throwittoblythe View Post
    Yet they still drew 77,000. Sad that ours is free and we're lucky to get 15,000
    I think about another 15,000 stayed out in the parking lot to tailgate...




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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    Quote Originally Posted by throwittoblythe View Post
    Yet they still drew 77,000. Sad that ours is free and we're lucky to get 15,000
    15,000? Where were the other 8,000 hiding last Saturday?

    I have nothing against Nebraska having 70,000+ at their spring game. Even my buddy thinks it's crazy, but he went anyway.

    Other than that, the only other spring game report I've heard about came from a former boss in Kansas. He said two star players for the J-Hawks didn't play (suspended), but that's all he would elaborate on.



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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    i had a friend text me from NUs spring game and his exact words were "we are back. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BABY!" my exact response was "eat ****" no caps or exclamation points, just a simple reply


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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrocks View Post
    15,000? Where were the other 8,000 hiding last Saturday?

    I have nothing against Nebraska having 70,000+ at their spring game. Even my buddy thinks it's crazy, but he went anyway.

    Other than that, the only other spring game report I've heard about came from a former boss in Kansas. He said two star players for the J-Hawks didn't play (suspended), but that's all he would elaborate on.
    They essentially sold out. They think Nebraska is good enough to make a run at Kansas this year. My, how things have changed.


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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    Quote Originally Posted by throwittoblythe View Post
    Yet they still drew 77,000. Sad that ours is free and we're lucky to get 15,000
    77,000 * $10 = another $770,000 in revenue for the Big Red.

    Good for them...


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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    They essentially sold out. They think Nebraska is good enough to make a run at Kansas this year. My, how things have changed.


    For the record they may be..........................If Pellini puts together a "Nebraska" type D of yore they'll cause the Big 12 troubles. I actually think K-st was better than they showed last year and if Snyder brought in the right assistants they'll bother people as well.

    Lastly CU will be a problem for everyone as well, or Hawkins will be gone. Simple as that. They have some talent.

    Mizzou I think will drop off.

    Just my opinion. Take it for what it is worth.

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    PS......................You noticed how much less consistent and dominating KU was with a very average D and potent O, Pretty much a 180 from the previous year. Only difference is the 2007 O, was still way better than the 2008 Defense.


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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    Quote Originally Posted by cmhawks99 View Post
    For the record they may be..........................If Pellini puts together a "Nebraska" type D of yore they'll cause the Big 12 troubles. I actually think K-st was better than they showed last year and if Snyder brought in the right assistants they'll bother people as well.

    Lastly CU will be a problem for everyone as well, or Hawkins will be gone. Simple as that. They have some talent.

    Mizzou I think will drop off.

    Just my opinion. Take it for what it is worth.

    Chad

    PS......................You noticed how much less consistent and dominating KU was with a very average D and potent O, Pretty much a 180 from the previous year. Only difference is the 2007 O, was still way better than the 2008 Defense.
    Their defense was almost as bad as ISU's, and w/out Josh Freeman, their offense is going to blow. This could be an early 1980's type season for KSU. I think they are the worst team in the Big 12. We're second...


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    Re: News out of other spring camps

    One of Nebraska's biggest concerns was at quarterback (with the graduation of Joe Ganz and the heir apparent, Patrick Witt transferring), but it appears that position may be a little better than some might have expected. Zac Lee went something like 15-18 and Latravus Washington (who was moved there from linebacker...he was a highly regarded high school quarterback) also played well at times. Cody Green, their highly regarded true freshman from Texas will probably red shirt.

    There was a lot of talk on media reports that Ben Cotton was a pleasant surprise throughtout the spring (he had four catches and a touchdown in the spring game). Some had felt he ended up at Nebraska simply because of his dad, but it sounds like some of the nay-sayers are starting to change their story.

    Nebraska certainly isn't anywhere near national championship caliber, but my guess is it will boil down to them and Kansas in the North. Nebraska plays KU in Lawrence, but has a more favorable South schedule. Nebraska plays at Baylor and is home against Oklahoma and Texas Tech, while Kansas is at home against Oklahoma and on the road at Texas Tech and Texas. That, my friends, is a murderous South schedule.

    I think the North will be interesting. Missouri could still make some noise and who knows about Colorado.



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