Originally Posted by Nuggets4
The problem is, and I've heard this from Nebraska fans as well so don't say it's CU homerism, that NU's personnel is all set for the running game. It's gonna take at LEAST 3 years to get the new personnel in place to run the west coast offense. OL that can move, QB's that can throw. You're now competing against the OU's of the world in recruiting. I don't doubt that NU can get the recruits, but can the fans be patient enough? The same fans that ran Solich out after a 10-win season?
Here are the offensive stats for Nebraska through two games:
NET YARDS Plays Rush Pass Tot Avg
Team 158 637 420 1,057 6.7
Avg. 318.5 210.0 528.5
This is a huge improvement over last years offense. The problem?... too many mistakes/turnovers (which goes back to what you said about personel in a new system). I'd have to agree that it will take 2-3 years before the personel is in place to compete on a national scale, but people can see the improvements and a team on the rise instead of the team in decline they saw with Solich. Solich may have won ten games, but those three losses were ugly. If it wasn't for having a very good defense they would have been about a .500 team last year. The fans had better be patient because Nebraska could have a hell of a team in a few years if they give Callahan a chance....
Sorry I got a little testy earlier, you can't be all bad if you are a Bronco fan......