Sunday, January 15, 2017

Huskers Name Diaco as Defensive Coordinator

Huskers Name Diaco as Defensive Coordinator: Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley announced Saturday that Bob Diaco has been hired as the Huskers’ defensive coordinator.

Huskers Fall Down Stretch at Illinois

Huskers Fall Down Stretch at Illinois: Hannah Whitish hit a career-high four three-pointers to finish with a career-high 16 points, but it was not enough to prevent Illinois from pulling away down the stretch for a 79-59 win over the Nebraska women's basketball team on Sunday at the State Farm Center.

Sport Shorts!

The Nebraska basketball team was outscored 26-4 at the free throw line yesterday. They got beat by Michigan by six points 91-85. Nebraska now goes 3-2 in the Big 10.

There is no doubt that Nebraska needs Ed Morrow Jr. He is an offensive big man who can help the scoring but most of all hw knows how to rebound especially on the offensive side.

Northwestern and Michigan went 22-46 from the three point line. That's tough to compete with. Opposing teams are getting a lot of good looks from the three point line.

I like the Bob Diaco hire or least what I have read about him. I hope he can do some late recruiting for us on the defensive side.  It will be interesting to see how fast we adapt to the 3-4 defense.

Huskers Fall at Michigan, 91-85

Huskers Fall at Michigan, 91-85: Despite a career-high 28 points and nine rebounds from Tai Webster, Nebraska ran into a hot-shooting Michigan team and fell 91-85 Saturday in Ann Arbor.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Meyers Named Preseason All-American by Perfect Game

Meyers Named Preseason All-American by Perfect Game: Lincoln - Perfect Game released its Rawlings Preseason All-American teams on Monday and Nebraska junior Jake Meyers was a third-team pick. Meyers was the utility selection on the third team and was one of two Big Ten players named across the three teams, joining Maryland’s Kevin Smith, who was the first-team shortstop selection.

From SpongeBob to Salt Creek: Why Bob Diaco should be just what the Nebraska Cornhuskers ordered

From SpongeBob to Salt Creek: Why Bob Diaco should be just what the Nebraska Cornhuskers ordered

Friday, January 13, 2017

Huskers Travel to Michigan on Saturday

Huskers Travel to Michigan on Saturday: The Nebraska men's basketball team looks to remain perfect on the road in the Big Ten, as the Huskers travel to Michigan Saturday afternoon.

Langsdorf Honors Huskers Foltz, Banderas, Others

Langsdorf Honors Huskers Foltz, Banderas, Others: Wednesday night was a unique experience for 750 college football fans who attended the 20th annual Outland Awards Dinner at Omaha’s Downtown DoubleTree Hotel.

Huskers Shoot for First Road Win at Illinois

Huskers Shoot for First Road Win at Illinois: The Nebraska women’s basketball team takes aim at its first road win of the season when the Huskers battle Illinois on Sunday. Tip-off between the Huskers (5-12, 1-4 Big Ten) and the Fighting Illinois (7-10, 2-2 Big Ten) is set for 2 p.m. (CT) at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Sport Shorts!

Brandon Reilly made the Big Ten All-Bowl team! Congrats!

Nebraska has added five new players to the football roster! These are players that started classes at NU this semester.

One is Avery Roberts, a four star outside linebacker, who was named the Delaware Defensive Player of the Year. Roberts is possibly NU's best recruit this year.

Tristan Gebbia, a four star quarterback from Calabasas, California is also enrolled. He threw for 5,338 yards and 61 touchdowns with only 11 interceptions. He was the only QB to throw for over 5000 yards this year. He finished his career with 13,109 passing yards which is second most in California history. The all-time leader is Jake Browning, the QB at Washington.

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. is also at Nebraska. He is the son of Keyshawn Johnson, the All-Pro. Johnson was a four star receiver for Gebbia at Calabasas. He had 48 catches for 812 yards and 11 touchdowns this past year and when he was a junior he had 68 catches for 944 yards and six touchdowns. Actually Johnson will be a little late getting to Lincoln as he just had appendicitis.

Jaevon McQuitty is another four star receiver on campus. McQuitty injured his shoulder this fall but still had 39 catches for 854 yards and 12 touchdowns. He had 31 TD's during his high school career. McQuitty is from Columbus, Missouri.

The fifth player is an offensive tackle named Broc Bando. Cool name. He was from Lincoln but this past season he was the starting right tackle for the undefeated Bradenton Fla IMG Academy team.

These five players will provide help and depth at their positions. Some may make an immediate impact. This group has also been active in recruiting other players for the Huskers.

ESPN senior hoops writer Andy Katz says there is no reason Nebraska can't rise to a top team in the nation. He says just look at Wisconsin that was once a school that was just plain terrible at basketball.
Wisconsin has reached the NCAA Tournament each of the last 17 seasons. Twice they were in the Final Four.Katz says right now Wisconsin is the best in the Big 10 with Purdue Michigan State, and Indiana in the next tier. I might put Northwestern in that group too. Katz is high on Ed Morrow Jr. and says the sky is the limit for him.

Nebraska got a former five star basketball recruit Sunday by getting Isaac Copeland to be a Husker. He is 6'9" and weighs 220 lbs. Copeland was rated the No. 23 player in the nation by Rivals coming out of high school in 2014. Copeland can start playing for the Huskers in January of 2018. With Copeland, Nebraska has filled its allotment of 13 scholarships. Copeland was named to the Big East freshman team in 2014-15. He averaged 11.1 pts per game that year.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Nebraska basketball!

Nebraska plays Northwestern in Lincoln tomorrow! Northwestern has beat Texas by 19 points and was only beaten by Butler by two points. Northwestern is rated 44th in whereas Nebraska is rated 83rd. Northwestern is favored in this game but it should be very close with NU at home.

The Northwestern team is run by Bryant McIntosh, their point guard.

Nebraska may be without Isaiah Roby, our freshman guard, who has really helped NU as his time has increased. Roby was injured (back) in the Iowa game and is a game time decision.

Can Nebraska make it 4-0 with another upset? Can it? I say yes!!

Nebraska 67
Northwestern 65

NU football was 0-4 today in commitments at the All-Army Bowl. It was expected that NU would get one for sure and maybe two or three. No luck today!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Sport Shorts!

Rex Burkhead is a free agent and there will be some teams that want him. He would fit the New England's style of offense. He would fit San Diego's style or maybe New Orleans's style too. It will be interesting to see where he goes.

Last Friday Ryker Fyfe was pressured on 17 of his 40 drop back passes. On those attempts, Fyfe was just 3-for-14 for 32 yards.

Nebraska basketball plays Iowa in Lincoln tomorrow night. Look NU to go 3-0 in the conference with a 78-73 win. Watch Iowa's Peter Jok! just predicted the two deep roster for 2017.

They have starters on offense as:
Tanner Lee QB
Devine Ozigbo RB
Stanley Morgan Jr WR
Demornay Pierson-El WR
J D Spielman WR
Austin Allen TE
Nick Gates LT
Jerald Foster LG
Michael Decker C
Tanner Farmer RG
David Knevel RT

2nd team
Patrick O,Brien QB
Tre Bryant RB
Bryan Reimers WR
Kenyan Williams WR
Jaevon McQuitty or Keyshawn Johnson WR
Tyler Hoppes TE
Matt Farniok
Cole Conrad
John Raridon
Jalin Barnett

On the first team I am surprised with Austin Allen starting. That would be great if he can. What happened to Matt Snyder. I think Tyler Hoppes will get a lot of action.

Picking David Knevel over Cole Conrad was a surprise. I also won't be surprised if John Rarison starts at center. I will take Foster Sarell to start at right tackle if he signs with Nebraska.

If Nebraska can pick up Joseph Lewis the top receiver in the country he will play a lot!

Starting Defense
Freedom Akinmoladun DE
Sedrick King  DE
Mick Stoltenburg DT
Carlos Davis  DT
Chris Weber LB
Marcus Newby LB
Dedrick Young LB
Chris Jones CB
Josh Kalu CB
Kieron Williams S
Aaron Williams S

2nd team
Daishon Neal DE
Ben Stille DE
Khali Davis DT
Peyton Newell DT
Luke Gifford LB
Mohamed Barry LB
Avery Roberts LB
Boaz Joseph CB
Lamar Jackson CB
Antonio Reed S
Avery Anderson S

Alex Davis is pretty good at DE but doesn't make the list. AJ Natter can play some ball too. Tyrin Ferguson may get some LB time but this position is much deeper now. Two years ago Luke Gifford started and now two years later he is second team. He has improved also.

I could see Lamar Jackson starting at CB with Kalu nickel back. DiCaprio Bootle and Marquel Dismuke gives us a lot of depth at CB. Eric Lee has disappeared and we will see if he makes a move this year. Antonio Reed has started now but is listed No. 2 in this list. Avery Roberts, an incoming freshman, may be be our next Nathan Gerry by being a great hitter.

Of course injuries will play a factor in all of this and we seem to have more than our share of injuries.

The defense looks pretty strong for next year, Our offense is untested except for the offensive line mostly and the wide receiver position. They could be better though next year too.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

NU Football recuitment

A key recruit for Nebraska is Joseph Lewis the number one wide receiver in Nebraska. He plans to announce on Signing Day in February. Lew is has visited Oregon and Nebraska. He is being recruited by Coach Keith Williams and signees Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson Jr. He says Nebraska and USC are his leaders but he is considering Arizona State and Oregon. He will visit Arizona St on January 13th and USC on January 20th.

Also 6'6" 310 lb fove star Foster Sarell is rated by some as the No.1 offensive lineman. Sarell loves Nebraska's offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh and that is why NU is still in the hunt. Sarell is from Graham, Washington. Washington and Stanford are also in the hunt for Sarell.

Sarell can help NU right away. He is that good.

Cornerback Darnay Holmes, offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga and slot receiver Jamire Calvin are Nebraska targets that are also announcing Saturday.

Calvin, a 5'9" 175 speedster, is the most likely to commit to NU according to some of the recruiting services. He likes both Keith Williams and Donte Williams.

Tom Herman has hired former NU coach Tim Beck to run the offense in Texas.

Bellvue West recruit Jaylin Bradley has qualified academically and may get an offer from NU soon. He is a running back that set a lot of records this last season.

Sounds like he will go with Nebraska if he is offered by them.

In basketball recruiting, Keyshawn Embery from Midwest Oklahoma is considering Nebraska. He is a four star point guard who is averaging 33 points a game. Embery is rated 109th by Rivals. Embery has been on the campuses of Kansas St., Nebraska, Oklahoma St. and Arkansas.