Cornhusker Sports News: http://feed.informer.com/digests/PWV5XNC78A/feeder Cornhusker Sports News: Respective post owners and feed distributors Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:59:12 -0600 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Nebraska recruiting: Friday Night Lights provides opportunity for unheralded prospects https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-friday-night-lights-camp Land of 10 urn:uuid:96525d54-81ed-55f3-41aa-a2899c780636 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:30:27 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_618,w_1174,x_12,y_0/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_1174/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529435671/Scott-Valentas-Michael-Bruntz-247Sports_jrzjjh.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Scott Valentas-Friday Night Lights camp-Brison Cobbins-Trustin Oliver-2019 recruiting class-2020 recruiting class-Nebraska football-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here. Scott Valentas shines under the Friday Night Lights When a prospect is called back to the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-friday-night-lights-camp">Nebraska recruiting: Friday Night Lights provides opportunity for unheralded prospects</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_618,w_1174,x_12,y_0/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_1174/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529435671/Scott-Valentas-Michael-Bruntz-247Sports_jrzjjh.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Scott Valentas-Friday Night Lights camp-Brison Cobbins-Trustin Oliver-2019 recruiting class-2020 recruiting class-Nebraska football-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><b><i>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>The Harvest here.</i></b></a></p> <hr /> <h2>Scott Valentas shines under the Friday Night Lights</h2> <p>When a prospect is called back to the staff&#8217;s offices following a day on the field, that almost certainly means he caught some eyeballs with his performance that day.</p> <p>Such was the case for Wichita, Kan., product Scott Valentas, who received that special treatment following his day at the Huskers&#8217; camp last Friday.</p> <p>Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander visited Valentas at his Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School at the end of May.</p> <p>&#8220;They said they were interested,&#8221; Valentas told Land of 10. &#8220;They didn&#8217;t know what to expect or where I&#8217;d play.&#8221;</p> <p>But since meeting Chinander, Valentas has tacked on 10 pounds. He still ran a solid 40-yard dash.</p> <p>Valentas entered Friday with high expectations from the staff. He met them.</p> <p>Nebraska needs to see how the other offers at the outside linebacker position play out before giving Valentas a committable offer, he said. But the Huskers promised him they would keep in touch throughout the summer and provide constant updates with where he stands.</p> <p>&#8220;But you&#8217;re definitely at the top of our list,&#8221; were among the parting words from the staff to Valentas, he said.</p> <p>&#8220;Hearing that, I felt good,&#8221; Valentas added. &#8220;I felt like I performed well after all that.&#8221;</p> <p>Jovan Dewitt broke Valentas out for one-on-one work during drills. The 6-foot-2 prospect plays safety for his high school team usually, but the outside linebackers coach wanted a better idea of his hip flexibility and stop-and-go ability.</p> <p>&#8220;He was saying that he just wants me to take it slow — make sure that I&#8217;m going through the motions and that I have everything down,&#8221; Valentas said. &#8220;He said it was looking good, that I knew what I was doing, that it was fast, fluid, athletic.&#8221;</p> <p>It was Valentas&#8217; first time at Nebraska, and he said he thoroughly enjoyed it.</p> <p>&#8220;Being able to camp in the stadium was amazing,&#8221; he said. &#8220;They had the cameras going. Sometimes you could look up at the screen and see yourself. That was awesome. Their fan base was crazy. They had 2,000 fans out just to come watch camp. That was an amazing experience.&#8221;</p> <p>Valentas holds 11 FCS offers, with most of those coming from Missouri Valley Conference programs. Two offers — Columbia and Cornell — are Ivy League options.</p> <p>Valentas hasn&#8217;t gotten much of a look from in-state programs Kansas and Kansas State. That would make picking up an offer from Nebraska all the sweeter.</p> <p>&#8220;Getting Nebraska to offer me would be really big,&#8221; he said. &#8220;The Nebraska offer would also be an accomplishment for all the work and time I’ve put into training to reach a goal of playing at the top tier level.&#8221;</p> <h2>Brison Cobbins feels good with performance at Friday Night Lights</h2> <p>Brison Cobbins will be an intriguing regional target in the 2020 recruiting class. The Bishop Miege (Kansas City, Kan.) prospect has been active on the camp circuit this summer and his stop Friday in Lincoln went well, he said.</p> <p>&#8220;I felt like I performed really well in front of all the coaches,&#8221; Cobbins told Land of 10. &#8220;They got a chance to see me move around, do the different drills actually in person instead of just on film.&#8221;</p> <p>Kenny Wilhite, the Huskers&#8217; director of high school relations, pulled the running back recruit aside and he also had a good one-on-one chat with coach Scott Frost.</p> <p>Frost asked him where he was from. Other coaches would tweak his drills a little bit, but also told him they were impressed with his speed and effort.</p> <p>&#8220;That helped me out a lot because I realized it&#8217;s not an everyday thing that you get to deal with coaches face-to-face and be coached by them one-on-one,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>The closest Cobbins felt to an offer was during his conversations with Frost.</p> <p>&#8220;I could tell he actually knows who I am and knows my name and things about me you wouldn&#8217;t expect, for the most part,&#8221; Cobbins said.</p> <p>Cobbins said it would be &#8220;amazing&#8221; if Nebraska offered. He currently does not hold an offer from any school.</p> <p>&#8220;It would mean a lot because they&#8217;re a really nice school,&#8221; Cobbins said. &#8220;I could tell Coach Frost is building a really nice program. That&#8217;s something I want to be a part of if they take the chance on me.&#8221;</p> <p>The schools showing him the most interest are Iowa State, Minnesota and Nebraska. He&#8217;s now camped at all three. The camps with the Cyclones and Gophers both went well, Cobbins said.</p> <p>Proximity to home — and running backs coach Ryan Held&#8217;s Kansas City roots — will help the Huskers&#8217; case with Cobbins.</p> <p>&#8220;When you have that opportunity to relate to a certain coach in a different way than others, since we&#8217;re both from the same city,&#8221; he said. &#8220;I believe that will develop the relationship a lot because we can relate to each other and talk about different things more <span style="background-color: #f6d5d9;">than </span>other people may not understand if they&#8217;re not from that area. I do feel that it gives you an advantage. &#8221;</p> <h2>Nebraska makes top groups for key recruits</h2> <p>Nebraska made the top 5  for 3-star offensive lineman <a href="https://www.landof10.com/recruiting/player/chris-akporoghene" data-player="Chris Akporoghene">Chris Akporoghene</a> on Monday, when the IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) standout announced his list. The Tennessee native included Duke, Oregon, Texas and Arizona in the group as well.</p> <p>Akporoghene is the No. 73-ranked tackle, according to the 247Sports composite, in the class. He stands at 6-4 and weighs 290 pounds.</p> <p><a href="https://www.landof10.com/recruiting/player/daniel-heimuli" data-player="Daniel Heimuli">Daniel Heimuli</a> named the Huskers to his top 8 late Monday. The 4-star inside linebacker completed an unofficial visit to Nebraska last Thursday after a several-school swing throughout the country for the Menlo Park, Calif., prospect.</p> <p>Alabama, Ole Miss, Washington, Oregon, TCU, UCLA and Utah also made the cut for the No. 12 inside linebacker in the class. Heimuli is 6-2 and 225 pounds.</p> <p><b><i>Missing out on Nebraska recruiting? Check out previous editions of The Harvest </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>here.</i></b></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-friday-night-lights-camp">Nebraska recruiting: Friday Night Lights provides opportunity for unheralded prospects</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Nick Henrich takes another unofficial visit to Nebraska; Fan Day set for Aug. 18 https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-nick-henrich-huskers-fan-day Land of 10 urn:uuid:071a271a-644d-72db-77c8-ba04d2034296 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:00:15 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_618,w_1174,x_25,y_0/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_1174/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529372717/8436499_vhvmek.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nick Henrich-Nebraska-football-Huskers-recruiting" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more. Another visit Nick Henrich, a 4-star linebacker from Omaha (Neb.) [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-nick-henrich-huskers-fan-day">Nick Henrich takes another unofficial visit to Nebraska; Fan Day set for Aug. 18</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_618,w_1174,x_25,y_0/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_1174/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529372717/8436499_vhvmek.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nick Henrich-Nebraska-football-Huskers-recruiting" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Big Red Rising</a> every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more.</em></p> <h2><strong>Another visit</strong></h2> <p>Nick Henrich, a 4-star linebacker from Omaha (Neb.) Burke, <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-nick-henrich-unofficial-visit-friday-night-lights-2019" target="_blank" rel="noopener">took another unofficial visit to Nebraska</a> on Monday. He previously visited for the spring game in April.</p> <h2><strong>Fan Day date</strong></h2> <p>For those hoping to meet coach Scott Frost, Nebraska has officially set the date for its annual Fan Day. The <a href="https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/life-in-the-red/husker-football-fan-day-set-for-aug/article_cafc27fd-555f-53c1-840b-3194ed448278.amp.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">event will take place Saturday, Aug. 18</a>, with more details forthcoming.</p> <h2><strong>Top 5</strong></h2> <p>Chris Akporoghene, a 3-star offensive tackle from Florida’s IMG Academy, announced his top 5 on Monday. <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-chris-akporoghene-top-5-img-academy-bio" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nebraska made the cut</a>.</p> <h2>Reporting for duty</h2> <p>Former Utah defensive lineman Vaha Vainuku is now a member of the Huskers, and he made it officially official when <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Huskers-defensive-line-transfer-Vaha-Vainuku-arrives-at-Nebraska--119149010/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">he arrived on campus over the weekend</a> for summer conditioning.</p> <h2><strong>Georgia talent</strong></h2> <p>The Nebraska staff <a href="https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/grayson-connection-rb-thompkins-latest-in-what-huskers-hope-is/article_d9b2f69d-5844-5e42-877f-364c91804452.amp.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">would like to keep finding talent</a> from Grayson High in Loganville, Ga. If all goes as planned, it could become a pipeline of talent for the Huskers.</p> <h2><strong>Motivation</strong></h2> <p>Need some motivation? Take it from the Big Ten Network that there are few fans <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTenNetwork/status/1008709554190684160" target="_blank" rel="noopener">as motivated as Nebraska fans</a>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MondayMotivation?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MondayMotivation</a>:</p> <p>Try to love your <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/B1G?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#B1G</a> team as much as this <a href="https://twitter.com/Huskers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Huskers</a> fan. <a href="https://t.co/Ttwxjw7aW1">pic.twitter.com/Ttwxjw7aW1</a></p> <p>&mdash; Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigTenNetwork/status/1008709554190684160?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 18, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><em>Oversleep and miss a recent Big Red Rising? No worries. We have all our past editions <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-nick-henrich-huskers-fan-day">Nick Henrich takes another unofficial visit to Nebraska; Fan Day set for Aug. 18</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Nebraska recruiting: Nick Henrich visits; Friday Night Lights recap; Matthew Anderson updates timeline https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-nick-henrich-unofficial-visit-friday-night-lights-2019 Land of 10 urn:uuid:e527cac1-5fc9-04b7-40a5-eb5cde458f98 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:30:05 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_618,w_1174,x_12,y_0/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_1174/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529357891/Nick-Henrich_m0wids_vejrxf.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Nick Henrich-unofficial visit-Nebraska football-Nebraska Corhuskers-Friday Night Lights-Matthew Anderson-2019 recruiting class" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here. Nick Henrich takes another unofficial visit to Nebraska Fresh off his first official visit of the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-nick-henrich-unofficial-visit-friday-night-lights-2019">Nebraska recruiting: Nick Henrich visits; Friday Night Lights recap; Matthew Anderson updates timeline</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_618,w_1174,x_12,y_0/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_1174/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529357891/Nick-Henrich_m0wids_vejrxf.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Nick Henrich-unofficial visit-Nebraska football-Nebraska Corhuskers-Friday Night Lights-Matthew Anderson-2019 recruiting class" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><b><i>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>The Harvest here.</i></b></a></p> <hr /> <h2><a href="https://www.landof10.com/recruiting/player/nick-henrich" data-player="Nick Henrich">Nick Henrich</a> takes another unofficial visit to Nebraska</h2> <p>Fresh off his first official visit of the cycle, Nick Henrich made his way to Lincoln for an unofficial trip Monday.</p> <p>Omaha (Neb.) Burke coach Paul Limongi confirmed the presence on campus of the top-ranked player in the state to Land of 10.</p> <p>Bringing Henrich back to campus can only be a positive development for the Huskers, especially since the visit is on the heels of his official visit to Wisconsin over the weekend.</p> <p>The 4-star linebacker previously visited Nebraska for a spring practice in April, but was unable to return for the spring game.</p> <p>Henrich took several unofficial visits that month, including stops with the Badgers and Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish picked up serious momentum in his recruitment and it showed with the flurry of predictions on his 247Sports Crystal Ball.</p> <p>Nebraska has taken some of that momentum back now, it appears. There&#8217;s more balance on the Crystal Ball. And another visit indicates serious interest on Henrich&#8217;s part.</p> <p>It&#8217;s going to take more than selling Henrich on playing for the in-state program to earn a commitment from him. The No. 8 inside linebacker in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, has offers from across the country. Like all of recruiting, this will come down to relationships. Nebraska, thanks to its proximity, has a unique opportunity of building the best relationship.</p> <p>Only when Scott Frost and inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud do that, will the Huskers officially be in the driver&#8217;s seat for Henrich. But there&#8217;s still some work to do.</p> <h2>Recapping first edition of Friday Night Lights camp</h2> <p>Another successful Friday Night Lights camp took place over the weekend. Some of the top in-state prospects, ranging from seniors to sophomores, participated in the event.</p> <p>Here are some initial reactions based on what I have heard and what others have reported.</p> <ul> <li>Trustin Oliver, who is related to Nebraska defensive end Tate Wildeman (2018 recruiting class) definitely impressed some. The 3-star athlete has three offers and could be close to earning one from the Huskers. He is 6-foot-3 and 177 pounds, meaning he&#8217;d likely profile as a wide receiver.</li> <li>Scott Valentas, an outside linebacker from Kansas, also impressed. Outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt didn&#8217;t offer, but broke him out for some 1-on-1 drills. Don&#8217;t be surprised if the Huskers keep him in play for the remainder of the cycle</li> <li>A couple of 2020 in-state prospects were in town for the camp, including Miko Maessner and Zavier Betts, who already has a Nebraska offer.</li> <li>Micah Bowens, a Class of 2020 quarterback who attends Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, picked up an offer while working out at the camp.</li> <li>Brison Cobbins is a 2020 back from the Kansas City area to keep an eye on.</li> </ul> <h2>Matthew Anderson moves decision timeline up to Friday</h2> <p>Last week, I reported that Matthew Anderson would wait until the end of the summer to announce his commitment. The news somewhat surprised me. Nebraska was in a position to take the tackle&#8217;s commitment and he almost pulled the trigger during his visit two weeks ago.</p> <p>So why the sudden delay in the process?</p> <p>Turns out, that won&#8217;t be the case. Anderson informed me last night he would be announcing his decision Friday. The expediting of the 6-foot-6 prospect&#8217;s timeline bodes well for the Huskers. They are the only Power 5 school recruiting him at this time. Anderson loved Lincoln and the coaches.</p> <p>I&#8217;d be shocked if Anderson was not a member of Nebraska&#8217;s 2019 class by Saturday morning.</p> <p><b><i>Missing out on Nebraska recruiting? Check out previous editions of The Harvest </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>here.</i></b></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-nick-henrich-unofficial-visit-friday-night-lights-2019">Nebraska recruiting: Nick Henrich visits; Friday Night Lights recap; Matthew Anderson updates timeline</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Former Nebraska OL Dominic Raiola on Mike Riley era: ‘It sucked’ https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-dominic-raiola-mike-riley-era-it-sucked Land of 10 urn:uuid:1905b06c-87e0-a124-d5ff-d5cbd3348330 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:53:49 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1580,w_3000,x_0,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529331602/Mike-Riley-Steven-Branscombe-Getty-Images-Nebraska-2018-DRC_2829_jtrcfh.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska football-Dominic Raiola-Mike Riley-era-it sucked" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>When Nebraska football hired Scott Frost as its new coach in December, it officially closed the book on the Mike Riley era in Lincoln. While hiring Frost injected some hope into Nebraska fans for the future, Riley&#8217;s tenure with the Cornhuskers will always be looked at as a disappointment. The Huskers went 19-19 overall, including [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-dominic-raiola-mike-riley-era-it-sucked">Former Nebraska OL Dominic Raiola on Mike Riley era: &#8216;It sucked&#8217;</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1580,w_3000,x_0,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529331602/Mike-Riley-Steven-Branscombe-Getty-Images-Nebraska-2018-DRC_2829_jtrcfh.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska football-Dominic Raiola-Mike Riley-era-it sucked" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>When Nebraska football hired Scott Frost as its new coach in December, it officially closed the book on the Mike Riley era in Lincoln.</p> <p>While hiring Frost injected some hope into Nebraska fans for the future, Riley&#8217;s tenure with the Cornhuskers will always be looked at as a disappointment. The Huskers went 19-19 overall, including 12-14 in Big Ten play, over the last three seasons under Riley &#8212; who has since joined the staff at Oregon State as an assistant coach. Nebraska&#8217;s 4-8 record in the 2017 season was the fewest wins for the program since 1961.</p> <p>The poor stretch in the last three years has upset not only Nebraska fans but also alumni. That includes former Nebraska center Dominic Raiola.</p> <p>During an alumni event last week, Raiola spoke with KOLN-TV 10/11 News&#8217; Dan Corey about the recent rough stretch for Nebraska football. Simply put, Raiola did not hold back his criticism.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">I asked former Nebraska offensive lineman Dominic Raiola how much it hurt him to see the football program do so poorly and his response, um, is worth a listen: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Huskers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Huskers</a> <a href="https://t.co/uuxkcX6crA">pic.twitter.com/uuxkcX6crA</a></p> <p>&mdash; Dan Corey (@DanCorey1011) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanCorey1011/status/1007469522503258118?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>“I’ll be honest with you — it sucked,” Raiola said. “I was never afraid to say I played at Nebraska because I knew what it was back then. But it sucked that they let these people come in, basically let Oregon State come in and try to be Nebraska. It’s not going to happen.</p> <p>“Their expectation level wasn’t high. The standard that was being run around here wasn’t high … You have to be here to know what it’s like, and to know what a championship felt like, and these guys know that.”</p> <p>Raiola spent three seasons at Nebraska from 1998 to 2000. In his final season with the Huskers, Raiola was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and was the winner of the Rimington Trophy, which is given to the best center in college football each year. Raiola was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft and went on to play his entire 14-year NFL career with the team.</p> <p>Raiola and Nebraska fans alike are hoping that Frost can guide the program in the right direction beginning this fall.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-dominic-raiola-mike-riley-era-it-sucked">Former Nebraska OL Dominic Raiola on Mike Riley era: &#8216;It sucked&#8217;</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Recapping Nebraska’s first Friday Night Lights camp; Huskers recruiting updates https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-camps-updates-friday-night-lights Land of 10 urn:uuid:d1427850-02c2-0d90-93ee-dba242b0df94 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:00:27 -0500 <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_537,w_1024,x_0,y_19/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_1024/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1529289823/DYalvTCU0AAwbTI_sjf6o0_c5etip_pdsbll.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska football-recruiting-camps-updates-friday night lights" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more. Friday Night Lights Nebraska hosted its first of two Friday [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-camps-updates-friday-night-lights">Recapping Nebraska&#8217;s first Friday Night Lights camp; Huskers recruiting updates</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_537,w_1024,x_0,y_19/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_1024/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1529289823/DYalvTCU0AAwbTI_sjf6o0_c5etip_pdsbll.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska football-recruiting-camps-updates-friday night lights" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Big Red Rising</a> every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more.</em></p> <h2><strong>Friday Night Lights</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska hosted its first of two Friday Night Lights camps on Friday and there was plenty for <a href="https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/friday-night-lights-no-new-cb-jackson-on-hand-oliver/article_e0e7a032-7ab8-5ba0-ab16-870333d89a7a.amp.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">those in attendance to see</a>. And <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Gallery/Check-out-photos-from-Nebraska-Huskers-Football-first-Friday-Night-Lights-camp-of-2018-119091628/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here are plenty of photos</a> for those unable to be at Memorial Stadium.</p> <h2><strong>Plenty to consider</strong></h2> <p>The Huskers hosted 3-star dual-threat quarterback Logan Smothers last Wednesday, and the visit left the Class of 2020 prospect with <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-logan-smothers-unofficial-visit-recap-2020-class" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a lot to think about before he makes a decision</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Latest top 10 to include Huskers</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska was one of two Big Ten programs in the mix for Class of 2019 running back King Doerue. The Huskers, alongside Minnesota, <a href="https://www.landof10.com/big-ten/king-doerue-big-ten-recruiting-top-ten-nebraska-minnesota" target="_blank" rel="noopener">made Doerue&#8217;s Top 10, which he released Saturday</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Big Man Camp update</strong></h2> <p>After Friday Night Lights wrapped up, the Huskers had a quick turnaround for their Big Man Camp on Saturday morning. How did it go? Good, <a href="https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/husker-commit-nelson-leads-way-at-big-man-camp-a/article_b11532d8-1673-5bb4-8e2d-7e6029e4298a.amp.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">especially for one Nebraska commit</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Tough road ahead</strong></h2> <p>Who has the toughest road game schedule in the country? The <a href="http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/23775621/nebraska-tough-road-sked-tops-2018-college-football-schedule-superlatives" target="_blank" rel="noopener">honor appears to go to Nebraska coach Scott Frost</a>.</p> <h2><strong>What’s being said on Twitter </strong></h2> <p>Miss anything on Twitter over the weekend? Here is a quick list of the more notable tweets in the last 48-plus hours:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you, dad.<br />Happy Father&#39;s Day!</p> <p>✊ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBR?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GBR</a> <a href="https://t.co/LfPb4xvlJO">pic.twitter.com/LfPb4xvlJO</a></p> <p>&mdash; ❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) <a href="https://twitter.com/HuskerFBNation/status/1008349294171127808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 17, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">All these beautiful fans tonight just for a high school CAMP lol we do college football different out here man <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBR?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GBR</a></p> <p>&mdash; BUBBA (@camgonework15) <a href="https://twitter.com/camgonework15/status/1007769172892377088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Feels so good to be back home in Lincoln!! No place like Big Red Country. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBR?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GBR</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Home?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Home</a></p> <p>&mdash; Jeremiah Sirles (@Sirles71_HSKR) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sirles71_HSKR/status/1007791945190723584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 16, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><em>Oversleep and miss a recent Big Red Rising? No worries. We have all our past editions <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-camps-updates-friday-night-lights">Recapping Nebraska&#8217;s first Friday Night Lights camp; Huskers recruiting updates</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Nebraska recruiting: Logan Smothers’ unofficial visit gives him plenty to consider https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-logan-smothers-unofficial-visit-recap-2020-class Land of 10 urn:uuid:e6a67f0d-0da2-10fc-1d2c-9c7cf76f97fc Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:30:05 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_405,w_768,x_0,y_482/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_768/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529252436/Logan-Smothers_yhdevq.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Logan Smothers-unofficial visit-2020 recruiting class-Scott Frost-Mario Verduzco-Nebraska football-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here. Strong visit has Logan Smothers thinking about wrapping it up Nebraska wrapped up its search for [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-logan-smothers-unofficial-visit-recap-2020-class">Nebraska recruiting: Logan Smothers&#8217; unofficial visit gives him plenty to consider</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_405,w_768,x_0,y_482/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_768/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529252436/Logan-Smothers_yhdevq.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Logan Smothers-unofficial visit-2020 recruiting class-Scott Frost-Mario Verduzco-Nebraska football-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><b><i>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>The Harvest here.</i></b></a></p> <hr /> <h2>Strong visit has Logan Smothers thinking about wrapping it up</h2> <p>Nebraska wrapped up its search for a quarterback in the 2019 recruiting class when Luke McCaffrey pledged to the Huskers earlier this month. But in regard to its options behind center in 2020, Nebraska could be closing in on a commitment there as well.</p> <p>The coaching staff hosted 3-star dual-threat option Logan Smothers for an unofficial visit last Wednesday. Smothers holds a Nebraska offer and thoroughly enjoyed his time in Lincoln.</p> <p>&#8220;It was unbelievable, every bit of it,&#8221; Smothers told Land of 10. &#8220;Loved it.&#8221;</p> <p>Smothers said his favorite part of the trip was the 1-on-1 time he spent with Nebraska coach Scott Frost.</p> <p>&#8220;We kind of just talked about the fit for me in the offense,&#8221; Smothers said. &#8220;For him, he kind of just told us an overview of everything.&#8221;</p> <p>The offense is fast-paced. Frost wants a guy who can run and throw, and Smothers fits the bill.</p> <p>&#8220;He loves my speed,&#8221; Smothers said. &#8220;He thinks I can fit that very well, and also throw it too. He thinks I&#8217;m a good fit.&#8221;</p> <p>Those words from a coach as reputable as Frost humbled the 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect.</p> <p>&#8220;I was kind of nervous going into it,&#8221; he said. &#8220;After talking to him, it was pretty exciting.</p> <p>&#8220;I think I&#8217;m a great fit for them for what they do,&#8221; Smothers added. &#8220;I think it&#8217;d be an easy transition for me, first of all, because we do a lot of the same stuff in my high school. So it&#8217;d be a very easy transition. But I think my speed is a big thing to bring to the table. I&#8217;m a hard worker, grew up a coach&#8217;s kid, never had it easy. I just grew up hard-working, around the game and I love it. It&#8217;s all I&#8217;ve ever known.&#8221;</p> <p>Smothers also chatted with quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, who is the Athens, Ala., native&#8217;s area recruiter.</p> <p>&#8220;Coming from Alabama, just seeing all of that, I loved all of it,&#8221; he said. &#8220;Once again, I&#8217;m very humbled to have the opportunity to go, first of all.&#8221;</p> <p>Nebraska is his first and only Power 5 offer. The relationship building taking place this early will only help the Huskers for the duration of Smothers&#8217; recruitment.</p> <p>&#8220;It shows their interest, definitely, that they want me and make an effort to talk to me,&#8221; Smothers said. &#8220;I feel like I&#8217;ve shown a lot of interest by going there.&#8221;</p> <p>But Nebraska isn&#8217;t the only program showing interest. Auburn&#8217;s offensive coordinator, Chip Lindsey, has been in contact with Smothers. He&#8217;s been trying to get him on campus. A visit had been scheduled with the Tigers for June 15, but the Smothers family returned from Lincoln too late the previous night to make the quick turnaround.</p> <p>Smothers had planned visits to Mississippi State and Alabama for this week before heading to Ohio State&#8217;s Friday Night Lights in five days. The 12th-ranked dual threat in his class expressed no desire to play college ball close to home.</p> <p>&#8220;Location is not a problem with me,&#8221; Smothers said. &#8220;I just want to go somewhere where I&#8217;m a good fit with the right coaches and a good education. That&#8217;s what&#8217;s important to me.&#8221;</p> <p>It&#8217;s still early for him, but Smothers would like his future school to have options that could set him up on a path in the medical field.</p> <p>Smothers didn&#8217;t throw for Verduzco during the most recent evaluation period. Everything the Huskers know about his game comes from game film. The quarterbacks coach displayed his patented enthusiasm toward Smothers during the visit.</p> <p>&#8220;He already knows what he&#8217;s going to do with me once I get there,&#8221; he said. &#8220;He&#8217;s already studied me up. That was pretty cool, too.&#8221;</p> <p>Verduzco&#8217;s and Frost&#8217;s track records with developing quarterbacks is another attractive recruiting chip between Nebraska and Smothers.</p> <p>&#8220;Knowing all the guys they&#8217;ve had and all the success they&#8217;ve had with Coach Frost is pretty exciting,&#8221; Smothers said.</p> <p>The visit and experience at Nebraska left a significant impact on Smothers. With two years of high school remaining, he has plenty of time to make a decision. But Smothers might be looking to wrap things up soon.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s tough to tell right now,&#8221; he said. &#8220;Maybe soon.&#8221;</p> <p>I asked Smothers if Nebraska left him with quite a bit to think about.</p> <p>&#8220;Yes sir, definitely,&#8221; was the response.</p> <h2>Isaac Townsend picks Oregon</h2> <p>One defensive end prospect is off the board for Nebraska.</p> <p>Isaac Townsend, a 3-star Huskers target, committed to Oregon late Thursday. The Colorado native selected the Ducks over Nebraska, Notre Dame and others. The 6-6, 235-pound recruit took an unofficial visit to Nebraska two months ago.</p> <p>The new coaching staff has ventured west in an attempt to pull talent from Colorado. In 2018, the Huskers signed 4-star defensive end Tate Wildeman, and McCaffrey is in the 2019 class.</p> <p>Colorado will remain important in Nebraska&#8217;s recruiting efforts, which ultimately could not yield Townsend.</p> <p>There isn&#8217;t too much reason to worry at defensive end, with 4-star prospect Ty Robinson and 3-star recruit Mosai Newsom leaning toward Nebraska.</p> <p><i>Missing out on Nebraska recruiting? Check out previous editions of The Harvest </i><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><i>here.</i></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-logan-smothers-unofficial-visit-recap-2020-class">Nebraska recruiting: Logan Smothers&#8217; unofficial visit gives him plenty to consider</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Ranking Iowa’s 2018 football schedule, opponents by difficulty https://www.landof10.com/iowa/iowa-football-2018-schedule-difficulty Land of 10 urn:uuid:e7f48bcb-a4d6-89fa-fc7a-a4a1bfecc0ad Sun, 17 Jun 2018 06:00:24 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_2467,w_4680,x_0,y_184/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528928395/GettyImages-491157586_dii27f_tpciwj.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Iowa schedule-Hawkeyes-2018 games" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>IOWA CITY, Iowa —  Coming off a season in which Iowa played 10 opponents that appeared in bowl games, including five teams that won at least 10 games, the Hawkeyes&#8217; 2018 schedule lightens. Crossover battles with Ohio State (12-2) and Michigan State (10-3) are replaced by games against Maryland (4-8) and Indiana (5-7). Contests that [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/iowa/iowa-football-2018-schedule-difficulty">Ranking Iowa&#8217;s 2018 football schedule, opponents by difficulty</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_2467,w_4680,x_0,y_184/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528928395/GettyImages-491157586_dii27f_tpciwj.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Iowa schedule-Hawkeyes-2018 games" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>IOWA CITY, Iowa —  Coming off a season in which Iowa played 10 opponents that appeared in bowl games, including five teams that won at least 10 games, the Hawkeyes&#8217; 2018 schedule lightens.</p> <p>Crossover battles with Ohio State (12-2) and Michigan State (10-3) are replaced by games against Maryland (4-8) and Indiana (5-7). Contests that required trips last fall to Iowa State, Wisconsin, Northwestern and Nebraska are played at Kinnick Stadium this year. On a computer screen, it&#8217;s a more advantageous schedule.</p> <p>Iowa&#8217;s season projections rarely go as planned, however. The Hawkeyes started as a top-15 team in 2006 and 2010, but combined for a 14-12 record. Iowa expected to challenge for the 2014 divisional title and lost all four trophy games. Then in 2015, the Hawkeyes finished the regular season 12-0. Go figure.</p> <p>With roughly 11 weeks left until the opener Sept. 1 against Northern Illinois, it&#8217;s time to take a glance at Iowa&#8217;s upcoming schedule. Here&#8217;s how it breaks down.</p> <div data-responsive-video class="cm-post__embed cm-post__embed--16x9" data-aspectratio="1.77778"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lZPSPcYcsEA?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p style="line-height: 24px;"><strong>12. At Illinois (2-10, 0-9 Big Ten) </strong>— Since their border series was reborn in 2014, the Hawkeyes have beaten the Fighting Illini four straight times by a 20.5-point average. Illinois started 16 true freshmen and played 22 last year, the most of any team in the country. Several players have transferred from Champaign since last season. The Illini finished worse than 100th in 20 major offensive categories and their defense was nearly as bad. It&#8217;s time to question whether coach Lovie Smith can turn around the Illini.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Nov. 17</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span></li> </ul> <p><strong style="line-height: inherit;">11. Maryland (4-8, 2-7 Big Ten</strong><strong><span style="line-height: inherit;">)</span></strong><span style="line-height: inherit;"><strong> </strong>— Maryland&#8217;s one-dimensional offense cost the Terrapins a bowl berth last year. At 161.7 rushing yards per game, Maryland could battle for yards with any opponent. But its passing game had the same average, which was 116th nationally. Maryland was dreadful on third down, ranking 128th offensively and 127th on defense.  </span></p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: inherit;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: inherit;">Oct. 20</span><strong style="line-height: inherit;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: inherit;">11 a.m. CT</span><strong style="line-height: inherit;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: inherit;">TBD</span></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 24px;"><strong>10. Northern Iowa (8-5, 6-2 MVC/FCS)</strong> — This isn&#8217;t your typical FCS game where the opponent collects a check and the Big Ten squad picks up an easy win. Northern Iowa always has athletic skill position players — see NFL star running back David Johnson — and is both well-coached and motivated. Northern Iowa won eight games last year, threw 29 touchdown passes and was plus-8 in turnover margin. The Panthers beat three FCS top-10 opponents in 2017 and qualified for the playoffs. There are plenty of overlooked players on Northern Iowa&#8217;s roster who have something to prove against the Hawkeyes. That said, Iowa&#8217;s size and depth should overwhelm a talented squad.</p> <ul style="line-height: 24px;"> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date:</strong><span style="line-height: 24px;"> Sept. 15</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">6:30 p.m.</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">BTN</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>9. At Indiana (5-7, 2-7 Big Ten</strong>) — Indiana usually finds an angle with Iowa that makes for a competitive game. In their 2015 meeting, Indiana&#8217;s explosive offense with running back Jordan Howard gave the Hoosiers a fourth-quarter lead. Iowa later scored twice to pull out a 35-27 win. After falling a win shy of a bowl bid, the Hoosiers lost several key playmakers this offseason, including receiver Simmie Cobbs, tight end Ian Thomas, quarterback Richard Lagow and cornerback Rashard Fant. Can their replacements play? That will determine whether this is a competitive game or a blowout.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Oct. 13</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">11 a.m. CT;</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">ABC/ESPN/ESPN2</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>8. Northern Illinois (8-5, 6-2 MAC</strong>) — This is not the easiest MAC opponent to face in an opener. Iowa found that out in 2013 with a 27-24 home loss. The Huskies competed in the Quick Lane Bowl and won at Nebraska. They also boast consensus All-American defensive end Sutton Smith, who led the nation with 29.5 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries for touchdowns. The Huskies ranked first nationally in tackles for loss (114), fifth in sacks (43) and fifth in rushing yards allowed (2.97). Northern Illinois also has a veteran offensive line. If Iowa can contain Smith and run the ball, it should win. If it does neither, it&#8217;s going to be a long, frustrating day.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date:</strong> Sept. 1<strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">2:30 p.m. CT</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">BTN</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>7. At Minnesota (5-7, 2-7 Big Ten</strong>) — Iowa has won the last three between these ancient rivals, but none of them were blowouts. Last year at raucous Kinnick Stadium, the Hawkeyes prevailed 17-10. Minnesota has no experienced quarterback returning, which is for the best. The Gophers ranked 122nd nationally in passing yards, 125th in completion percentage (47.2) and 108th in points per game (22.1). Minnesota not only has marked this game for homecoming, it has a premium price point for single-game buyers. Plus, these teams are getting ultra-competitive on the recruiting trail. Expect a spirited effort — as usual — for Floyd of Rosedale.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Oct. 6;</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">2:30 or 3 p.m. CT;</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>6. Nebraska (4-8, 3-6 Big Ten)</strong> — There&#8217;s really nothing one can take from Nebraska&#8217;s 2017 season to analyze the current squad. Iowa has won three straight in this series, including the 56-14 victory in Lincoln in 2017. The Cornhuskers switched coaches this offseason and brought in Scott Frost, who will redefine Nebraska football in short order. Nebraska has talented players — especially at wide receiver — but faces a difficult overall schedule. This game could mean the difference between staying at home or going to a bowl game for the Huskers, who have the potential to turn things around quickly.</p> <p><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Nov. 23</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">11 a.m. CT</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">FOX</span></p> <p><strong>5. At Purdue (7-6, 4-5 Big Ten)</strong> — Purdue&#8217;s turnaround last year under first-year coach Jeff Brohm was nothing short of sensational. Brohm&#8217;s offensive reputation was on display, but Purdue&#8217;s defense made unimaginable strides. The Boilermakers cut their points per game allowed from 38.3 to 20.5, their rushing yards allowed from 238.4 to 132.9 and rushing touchdowns allowed from 35 to 10. The Boilermakers lost eight defensive starters so some repair is in order. But the offense is virtually intact. Considering Purdue beat Iowa 24-15 at Kinnick last November, this series no longer carries an automatic &#8220;W&#8221; for the Hawkeyes.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Nov. 3</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>4. Northwestern (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten)</strong> — There&#8217;s no trophy involved between these teams, but it&#8217;s a rivalry in every sense. They compete for recruits, they battle on the field and it&#8217;s painful to lose. Northwestern has won the last two meetings, including the 17-10 overtime game last year. The Wildcats&#8217; defense was one of the nation&#8217;s best in 2017, ranking in the top 10 in yards per carry (3.25), rushing yards per game (107.7) and red-zone defense (73.2). Northwestern&#8217;s chances could depend on quarterback Clayton Thorson&#8217;s health and how it replaces all-time great running back Justin Jackson. Either way, this game often serves as a barometer for the teams.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Nov. 10</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>3. Iowa State (8-5, 5-4 Big 12</strong>) — Every fall on the second Saturday in September, every corner of the state tunes into the annual Cy-Hawk clash. No matter the records or prospects, it&#8217;s a big deal. The anticipation might be higher for the 2018 game than any other in the last decade. Iowa won the overtime epic last year in Ames, 44-41. Later that season, both teams knocked off top-5 teams — Iowa State did it twice — won eight games and picked up a bowl victory. With as many as 100,000 fans tailgating for a late-afternoon kickoff, it could get wild in downtown Iowa City. The key returnees for both squads, such as Iowa State running back David Montgomery, ensure the game could match the feverish environment.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Sept. 8</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">4 p.m. CT</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">FOX</span></li> </ul> <p><strong style="line-height: 24px;">2. At Penn State (11-2, 7-2 Big Ten)</strong><span style="line-height: 24px;"> — There is no more difficult road environment for Iowa next fall than at Happy Valley. In 2016, Penn State rolled up 599 yards to flatten the Hawkeyes 41-14. Iowa bounced back last year with a diligent performance, but the Nittany Lions scored on the game&#8217;s final play at Kinnick to win 21-19. Penn State returns plenty of starters — although no running back Saquon Barkley — from a team that won the Fiesta Bowl last year. Quarterback Trace McSorley returns for Penn State, which has beaten Iowa four straight times.</span></p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Oct. 27</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>1. Wisconsin (13-1, 9-0 Big Ten)</strong> — The Badgers have taken control of this border rivalry with victories in five of the last six meetings. Wisconsin pulverized Iowa&#8217;s offense last year in a 38-14 trouncing. The Hawkeyes managed just 66 yards, their lowest total in any game since 1944. While Iowa has struggled to overcome Wisconsin&#8217;s defensive prowess for several years, many of the issues were self-inflicted. The winner has claimed all four Big Ten West Division titles, and it could happen again in 2018. In the last 10 seasons, Iowa is 4-1 against top-5 competition at Kinnick Stadium. If the Badgers are ranked that high and the game is played at night, it will become a must-see event.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="line-height: 24px;">Date: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">Sept. 22</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> Time: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span><strong style="line-height: 24px;"> TV: </strong><span style="line-height: 24px;">TBD</span></li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/iowa/iowa-football-2018-schedule-difficulty">Ranking Iowa&#8217;s 2018 football schedule, opponents by difficulty</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Huskers think Zach Duval's workouts are brutal — but it's 'a good kind of brutal' http://www.omaha.com/huskers/plus/huskers-think-zach-duval-s-workouts-are-brutal-but-it/article_9dbc0492-7d27-5e27-b6c1-82ef5456bf5a.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:5a06efd2-7626-1b6a-817f-ef0bd900f31f Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:45:00 -0500 Jordan Ober threw up the first time he went through a metabolic workout. Those weeks of winter conditioning under Nebraska strength coach Zach Duval were shocks to the Huskers' systems. But Duval's program is a key reason Scott Frost and… McKewon: Prospects from Colorado, Kansas and Nevada among top performers at Huskers' Friday Night Lights camp http://www.omaha.com/huskers/plus/mckewon-prospects-from-colorado-kansas-and-nevada-among-top-performers/article_a0fe3023-5abe-595b-8746-799a9352e104.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:90dd9cb7-90b7-7fe1-4240-05472e639e7a Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:45:00 -0500 The Huskers' first Friday Night Lights camp under Scott Frost attracted plenty of talented prospects not from Nebraska, in addition to some top local standouts. The World-Herald's Sam McKewon shares his thoughts on some of the top performers from the… Friday Night Lights No. 1: New CB Jackson on hand; Oliver intriguing; local prospects impress https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/friday-night-lights-no-new-cb-jackson-on-hand-oliver/article_e0e7a032-7ab8-5ba0-ab16-870333d89a7a.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:5104a23e-72d0-9245-2489-bcfee6dafb35 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:00:00 -0500 As more than 300 campers worked out on a steamy Memorial Stadium turf during the first of Nebraska’s two Friday Night Lights camps, Scott Frost high-fived and chatted with a needle the Huskers have already pulled out of the haystack. Nebraska recruiting: Huskers land Ronald Thompkins with ‘smart’ approach https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-ronald-thompkins-2019-class-commit-bio-stats-kenyatta-watson-scott-frost-ryan-held-sean-beckton Land of 10 urn:uuid:12f66401-10be-7a39-762b-624408d857e0 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:16:37 -0500 <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_630,w_1200,x_0,y_23/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1529088282/Ronald-Thompkins-Keiteh-Niebuhr-247Sports_yatsuw.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Ronald Thompkins-Nebraska commit-2019 commits-Nebraska recruiting-2019 recruiting class-Nebraska football-Nebraska Cornhuskers-Ryan Held-Sean Beckton" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Coaching staff stayed on top of Ronald Thompkins The Ronald Thompkins commitment was the result of a masterful job of persistence and the proper approach by running backs coach Ryan Held. Although Thompkins, a 3-star athlete from the powerhouse Grayson High School program in Georgia, seemed to be headed elsewhere, that didn&#8217;t stop Held and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-ronald-thompkins-2019-class-commit-bio-stats-kenyatta-watson-scott-frost-ryan-held-sean-beckton">Nebraska recruiting: Huskers land Ronald Thompkins with &#8216;smart&#8217; approach</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_630,w_1200,x_0,y_23/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1529088282/Ronald-Thompkins-Keiteh-Niebuhr-247Sports_yatsuw.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Ronald Thompkins-Nebraska commit-2019 commits-Nebraska recruiting-2019 recruiting class-Nebraska football-Nebraska Cornhuskers-Ryan Held-Sean Beckton" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><h2>Coaching staff stayed on top of <a href="https://www.landof10.com/recruiting/player/ronald-thompkins" data-player="Ronald Thompkins">Ronald Thompkins</a></h2> <p>The Ronald Thompkins commitment was the result of a masterful job of persistence and the proper approach by running backs coach Ryan Held.</p> <p>Although Thompkins, a 3-star athlete from the powerhouse Grayson High School program in Georgia, seemed to be headed elsewhere, that didn&#8217;t stop Held and area recruiter Sean Beckton, Nebraska&#8217;s tight ends coach, from staying on top of him. On Friday, Thompkins rewarded their efforts with a somewhat surprising commitment.</p> <p>&#8220;Nebraska&#8217;s kind of always been there,&#8221; Grayson coach Kenyatta Watson told Land of 10. &#8220;They did an excellent job recruiting him. They were smart about recruiting him.&#8221;</p> <p>Thompkins didn&#8217;t include the Huskers in his top list of schools. But they kept calling.</p> <p>&#8220;They never stopped recruiting him,&#8221; Watson said. &#8220;Coach Held kept in touch with him, kept touching base with him. That&#8217;s what I mean, that was smart on his part. A lot of colleges, once kids put out their top schools, get lazy and just move on. This thing is so fluid. It changes day to day. These are still 17-, 18-year-old kids looking to make a lifelong decision. Things happen. Luckily for Nebraska, Coach Held, he did a phenomenal job.&#8221;</p> <p>Watson also gave plenty of props to Beckton, who was key during the coaching staff transition during the winter months.</p> <p>&#8220;He&#8217;s our best football player at Grayson,&#8221; Watson said.</p> <p>Watson said Thompkins has excelled at every position on the field, save for the lines. Still, for a loaded program such as Grayson that&#8217;s quite the statement.</p> <p>&#8220;He can do everything,&#8221; Watson said. &#8220;He&#8217;s just a hard-nosed kid. He&#8217;s a glue guy. He doesn&#8217;t say much. But he constantly leads by example. And he treats the ninth-graders just as well as he treats his own grade. He&#8217;s just a great person. He&#8217;s a great, humble kid. He&#8217;s going to be successful in life in general. This is just the perfect fit for him, for basically what they do in their offense.&#8221;</p> <p>The offense Scott Frost runs at Nebraska was a huge draw for Thompkins, Watson said. He profiles as a three-down back and someone who can excel in the passing game and serve a role in pass protection.</p> <p>&#8220;He has a super-high football IQ,&#8221; Watson said. &#8220;If he doesn&#8217;t get hurt, he&#8217;s rated so much higher than he is right now. It&#8217;s crazy.&#8221;</p> <p>The 5-foot-11 prospect tore an ACL last year, but Watson said he&#8217;s fully recovered. If Grayson had a game next Friday, Thompkins would be in the starting lineup. According to the 247Sports composite, Thompkins is the No. 32 athlete and No. 372 overall prospect in the class.</p> <p>In the end, Nebraska&#8217;s offense and the coaching staff&#8217;s persistence sealed the deal.</p> <h2>Ronald Thompkins knew Nebraska was place for him</h2> <p>Having two Grayson alumni on the Nebraska roster — Breon Dixon and Mohamed Barry — helped the Huskers&#8217; case.</p> <p>&#8220;That was huge, because he&#8217;s really close with both of those guys,&#8221; Watson said.</p> <p>Thompkins made this decision without seeing the campus. He will make his first visit to Nebraska next weekend for the second Friday Night Lights camp of the summer.</p> <p>Watson said things started heating up between Nebraska and Thompkins about a month ago. Watson traveled to Nebraska two years ago and loved it. The Huskers have a very positive image inside Grayson&#8217;s walls.</p> <p>So Thompkins began coming to Watson with questions.</p> <p><em>Coach, what do you think about Nebraska? Do you think I&#8217;ll fit? </em></p> <p>Watson felt it was an ideal scenario for his player.</p> <p>&#8220;Not even from the football standpoint,&#8221; Watson said. &#8220;Just the community at Nebraska.&#8221;</p> <p>The hard-working, blue-collar approach the program and its fans embody fit Thompkins&#8217; personality perfectly.</p> <p>&#8220;That&#8217;s who he is, 1,000 percent,&#8221; Watson said.</p> <p>Former Huskers running backs coach Reggie Davis fell hard for Thompkins and put on a full-court press. The idea of him playing at Nebraska has been in his head for quite some time.</p> <p>&#8220;I know people are kind of shocked, but it&#8217;s not a shock to those who know the situation and have been around and know what&#8217;s been going on,&#8221; Watson said.</p> <p>The 42nd-ranked recruit in Georgia has taken plenty of other visits. Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Penn State, LSU, Florida and Miami all hosted him. He saw a lot, Watson said, so this definitely was not a knee-jerk reaction.</p> <p>&#8220;A lot of times, kids go to find out it&#8217;s not where they want to be, opposed to where they want to be,&#8221; Watson said. &#8220;I think that&#8217;s kind of his approach.</p> <p>&#8220;He took this thing really serious.&#8221;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-ronald-thompkins-2019-class-commit-bio-stats-kenyatta-watson-scott-frost-ryan-held-sean-beckton">Nebraska recruiting: Huskers land Ronald Thompkins with &#8216;smart&#8217; approach</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Ronald Thompkins commits to Nebraska: Huskers land talented 2019 athlete https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/ronald-thompkins-commits-nebraska-football-stats-bio Land of 10 urn:uuid:eded00dd-5ec8-1995-314d-e9c1395448cd Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:22:15 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_633,w_1200,x_0,y_40/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529086775/DfwB2h5UwAAwpOV_dsx3iu.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="ronald thompkins-commits-nebraska football-stats-bio" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Ronald Thompson, a talented athlete in the 2019 class, announced his commitment to Nebraska on Friday. It&#8217;s another nice pickup for Scott Frost and the Huskers. Ronald Thompkins announces commitment to Nebraska football COMMITTED ‼️‼️ #GBR <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_633,w_1200,x_0,y_40/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529086775/DfwB2h5UwAAwpOV_dsx3iu.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="ronald thompkins-commits-nebraska football-stats-bio" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Ronald Thompson, a talented athlete in the 2019 class, announced his commitment to Nebraska on Friday. It&#8217;s another nice pickup for Scott Frost and the Huskers.</p> <h2>Ronald Thompkins announces commitment to Nebraska football</h2> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">COMMITTED ‼️‼️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GBR?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GBR</a><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f33d.png" alt=" Nebraska recruiting: When are Burke tandem of Nick Henrich, Chris Hickman expected to make decisions? https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-nick-henrich-chris-hickman-omaha-burke-decisions-commitments-visits Land of 10 urn:uuid:5d706a35-1f7a-35c9-1080-d4e4a4a15b4b Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_356,w_675,x_0,y_205/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529041884/Henrich-Hickman-2_zzxeue_bglecr.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Nick Henrich-Chris Hickman-Nebraska football-Omaha Burke-2019 recruiting class-Nebraska Cornhuskers-Scott Frost" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note, thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Cornhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca will answer a Nebraska recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-nick-henrich-chris-hickman-omaha-burke-decisions-commitments-visits">Nebraska recruiting: When are Burke tandem of Nick Henrich, Chris Hickman expected to make decisions?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_356,w_675,x_0,y_205/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529041884/Henrich-Hickman-2_zzxeue_bglecr.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Nick Henrich-Chris Hickman-Nebraska football-Omaha Burke-2019 recruiting class-Nebraska Cornhuskers-Scott Frost" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><b><i>Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note, thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Cornhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca will answer a Nebraska recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him a question on Twitter (</i></b><a href="https://twitter.com/BOOMbaca"><b><i>@BOOMbaca</i></b></a><b><i> or </i></b><a href="https://twitter.com/Landof10Huskers"><b><i>@Landof10Huskers</i></b></a><b><i>) or on </i></b><a href="https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaCornhuskers.Landof10/"><b><i>Facebook.</i></b></a><b><i> Find our previous questions and answers </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-football-recruiting-question-of-the-day"><b><i>here</i></b></a><b><i>. </i></b></p> <h2>Any updates on decision timelines for the Omaha Burke tandem? — Chris Larsen, via Facebook</h2> <p>The big recruiting question of the summer for the Nebraska football program is whether it will be able to capitalize on the talent that lies just up the road at Omaha Burke High School. The top two players in the state, <a href="https://www.landof10.com/recruiting/player/nick-henrich" data-player="Nick Henrich">Nick Henrich</a> (No. 1) and <a href="https://www.landof10.com/recruiting/player/chris-hickman" data-player="Chris Hickman">Chris Hickman</a> (No. 2), are teammates in the program and currently uncommitted.</p> <p>Both have blossomed into national recruits, with offers coming in from all over the country. Nebraska, however, has taken it upon itself under inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and coach Scott Frost to keep the players in the state for their college football careers.</p> <p>Henrich is a 4-star inside linebacker, while Hickman is a 4-star tight end who could wind up playing linebacker in college.</p> <p>The Huskers had to recover from not having a longstanding relationship with them. Since January, they&#8217;ve been attempting to bridge the gap.</p> <p>“It’s uncontrollable that they got in the game so late,” Burke coach Paul Limongi <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-chris-hickman-nick-henrich-unofficial-visits-scott-frost">told me in April</a>. “The boys know that and that’s understood. I think, so, far they’ve done a good job of building the relationship.”</p> <p>The last I spoke to Limongi, he indicated that June would be a big month for them. By the end of this month, we should see both have a list of schools they&#8217;ll be concentrating on for the rest of the summer. The question is whether they make it public or not. Both are fairly quiet and do not reveal much about their recruitments.</p> <p>For example, this weekend, Henrich will be taking an official visit to Wisconsin. That was held under wraps until late Thursday.</p> <p>I&#8217;d imagine both would want to wrap up the process by the time their senior season rolls around. A decision could come in the next six weeks or so, and I&#8217;d be surprised if it extended past the first couple weeks of August. The Huskers could benefit from having more time, but it doesn&#8217;t seem as if they&#8217;ll have that luxury.</p> <p><b><i>Missing a recruiting question of the day? Find other answers </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-football-recruiting-question-of-the-day"><b><i>here</i></b></a><b><i>. </i></b></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-nick-henrich-chris-hickman-omaha-burke-decisions-commitments-visits">Nebraska recruiting: When are Burke tandem of Nick Henrich, Chris Hickman expected to make decisions?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Nebraska recruiting: Updates on Huskers’ next class https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-2019-class-commits-targets-visits-6 Land of 10 urn:uuid:5df67233-b231-91fe-b1a6-6dbdbcc62a95 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:00:20 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_360,w_684,x_118,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529010034/DesmondBland_izqxti.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Nebraska football-recruiting rankings-recruiting updates-visits-Scott Frost-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>One week after landing three commitments, things cooled down a bit in Nebraska&#8217;s recruiting efforts. Another week of unofficial visits precluded the first Friday Night Lights camp under coach Scott Frost and his staff at Nebraska. Perhaps the camps, which will be held over the next two weekends, can lead to another commitment or two [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-2019-class-commits-targets-visits-6">Nebraska recruiting: Updates on Huskers&#8217; next class</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_360,w_684,x_118,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529010034/DesmondBland_izqxti.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Nebraska football-recruiting rankings-recruiting updates-visits-Scott Frost-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>One week after landing three commitments, things cooled down a bit in Nebraska&#8217;s recruiting efforts. Another week of unofficial visits precluded the first Friday Night Lights camp under coach Scott Frost and his staff at Nebraska.</p> <p>Perhaps the camps, which will be held over the next two weekends, can lead to another commitment or two by the time June ends.</p> <p>Until then, though, let&#8217;s take a look at where Nebraska&#8217;s 2019 recruiting class of eight commits currently stands.</p> <h2>Where Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class ranks</h2> <p>The three commitments last week shot the Huskers up the national standings. They fell slightly this week, while holding steady in the conference rankings. As of late Thursday, Nebraska&#8217;s 2019 recruiting class ranks ninth in the Big Ten and No. 34 nationally, <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Season/2019-Football/Commits/">according to the 247Sports composite</a>.</p> <h2>Latest in Nebraska recruiting news</h2> <ul> <li>Luke McCaffrey is <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-luke-mccaffrey-valor-christian-quarterback">ready to take over the starting role</a> his senior season at Valor Christian (Colo.) High School.</li> <li>Two <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-new-ncaa-transfer-redshirt-rules-2018-season">new NCAA rules</a> will affect how the Huskers recruit the transfer market and how they recruit prep players.</li> <li>Jackson Hannah&#8217;s high school coach feels <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-jackson-hannah-linebacker-2019-kirk-herbstreit">the 3-star linebacker is a great fit</a> for the Huskers, both personality-wise and on the field.</li> <li>Four-star prospects Danielson Ike and Daniel Heimuli were <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-friday-night-lights-camp-unofficial-visits-danielson-ike-logan-smothers-daniel-heimuli">on campus Thursday</a> for unofficial visits.</li> <li>Nebraska is taking a look at Bowling Green graduate transfer cornerback <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-cameron-jefferies-bowling-green-grad-transfer">Cameron Jefferies</a>.</li> <li>The Huskers hosted a <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-brant-banks-logan-smothers-aidan-keanaaina-unofficial-visits-2019-2020-class">huge 3-star lineman</a> on Monday.</li> <li>Tackle Matthew Anderson will <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/matthew-anderson-decision-timeline-nebraska-football-recruiting-cornhuskers">announce his decision</a> at the end of the summer.</li> <li>Nebraska&#8217;s coaches see serious recruiting potential <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-st-louis-satellite-camps-travis-fisher-marcus-hicks-oklahoma">in St. Louis</a>.</li> <li>McCaffrey&#8217;s commitment means Nebraska is <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-tayvion-robinson-top-six-nick-watkins-houston">all but done recruiting quarterbacks</a> in the 2019 class.</li> <li>Defensive back Tayvion Robinson has the Huskers in his <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-tayvion-robinson-top-six-nick-watkins-houston">top 6</a>.</li> </ul> <h2>Offers by the numbers</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Reported offers: </strong>375</li> <li><strong>In-state recruits offered: </strong>5</li> <li><strong>California recruits offered: </strong>54</li> <li><strong>Texas recruits offered: </strong>57</li> <li><strong>Florida recruits offered: </strong>63</li> <li><strong>Georgia recruits offered: </strong>39</li> <li><strong>Missouri recruits offered:</strong> 14</li> </ul> <h2>Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class: Commits</h2> <p>QB Luke McCaffrey, 4 stars, Littleton (Colo.) Valor Christian</p> <p>RB Rahmir Johnson, 4 stars, Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic</p> <p>OLB Garrett Nelson, 3 stars, Scottsbluff (Neb.)</p> <p>OL Desmond Bland, 3 stars, Flossmoor (Ill.)</p> <p>ATH Garrett Snodgrass, 3 stars, York (Neb.)</p> <p>OLB Jackson Hannah, 3 stars, Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy</p> <p>DT Ethan Piper, 3 stars, Norfolk (Neb.)</p> <p>RB Thomas Grayson, 3 stars, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington</p> <h2>Top uncommitted targets in Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class</h2> <p><strong>LB Nick Henrich, 4 stars, Omaha (Neb.) Burke</strong></p> <p>With two of the top 4 in-state prospects on board, the state’s No. 2 prospect will also be key to add to the class. Nick Henrich is the No. 10 inside linebacker. Notre Dame is taking a leap in his recruitment, and he had a successful visit with the Irish last month. He also visited several other programs across the Midwest, including Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Wisconsin.</p> <p><strong>TE Chris Hickman, 4 stars, Omaha (Neb.) Burke</strong></p> <p>Henrich’s teammate and the state’s top player in the 247Sports composite, Chris Hickman also plays a key position in Frost’s offense. Despite being the 10th-ranked tight end in the class, Hickman would be open to moving to the defensive side of the ball if it were a better fit. That might be the case with the Huskers, since a tight end functions as an extra receiver. Hickman visited Nebraska for a practice in April, which was said to be a successful trip.</p> <h2>Nebraska commits position breakdown</h2> <p>Here is a breakdown of the number of Nebraska’s 2019 class commits at each position:</p> <p><strong>QB</strong>: 1 (McCaffrey) <strong><br /> RB</strong>: 2 (Grayson, Johnson)<br /> <strong>OL</strong>: 1 (Bland) <strong><br /> OLB</strong>: 1 (Nelson)<br /> <strong>ILB</strong>: 1 (Hannah)<br /> <strong>ATH</strong>: 1 (Snodgrass)<br /> <strong>DT</strong>: 1 (Piper)</p> <h2>Geographical breakdown of Nebraska football commits</h2> <p>Here is a breakdown of Nebraska’s 2019 class commits by state:</p> <p><strong>Colorado</strong>: 1<strong><br /> Illinois</strong>: 1 <strong><br /> Nebraska</strong>: 3<br /> <strong>New Jersey</strong>: 1<br /> <strong>Oklahoma</strong>: 1<br /> <strong>Tennessee</strong>: 1</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-2019-class-commits-targets-visits-6">Nebraska recruiting: Updates on Huskers&#8217; next class</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Prepping for Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights camp; Luke McCaffrey’s value at QB https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-friday-night-lights-camp-luke-mccaffrey Land of 10 urn:uuid:0044690f-65fe-a081-8a31-03c026c7c58d Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:00:44 -0500 <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_2419,w_4608,x_0,y_466/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_4608/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1529030505/DSCF0047_suaj2m_u6z4az.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska-football-scott frost-luke mccaffrey" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more. Friday Night Lights Nebraska kicks off the first of two [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-friday-night-lights-camp-luke-mccaffrey">Prepping for Nebraska&#8217;s Friday Night Lights camp; Luke McCaffrey&#8217;s value at QB</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_2419,w_4608,x_0,y_466/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_4608/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1529030505/DSCF0047_suaj2m_u6z4az.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska-football-scott frost-luke mccaffrey" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Big Red Rising</a> every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more.</em></p> <h2><strong>Friday Night Lights</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska kicks off the first of two Friday Night Lights camps Friday evening, and the Huskers are expecting some key unofficial visitors for the event. Who should Nebraska fans plan to see? Land of 10&#8217;s Chris Bumbaca <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-friday-night-lights-camp-unofficial-visits-danielson-ike-logan-smothers-daniel-heimuli" target="_blank" rel="noopener">broke down the latest recruiting news</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Value at QB</strong></h2> <p>Luke McCaffrey <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-luke-mccaffrey-valor-christian-quarterback" target="_blank" rel="noopener">knows his value as a quarterback</a>, and he&#8217;s ready to show that off during his senior season of high school.</p> <h2><strong>Old Big 12 foes</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska basketball announced Thursday that <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-basketball-play-oklahoma-state-sanford-pentagon-2018" target="_blank" rel="noopener">the Huskers will face Oklahoma State</a> on Dec. 16 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.</p> <h2><strong>Frost and Harbaugh</strong></h2> <p>Can Nebraska football coach Scott Frost manage expectations from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh? Can Frost learn anything from Harbaugh? <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-scott-frost-harbaugh-expectations" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Land of 10 looked</a> at <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-scott-frost-learn-jim-harbaugh-michigan" target="_blank" rel="noopener">both sides of the issue</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Hiking with Frost</strong></h2> <p>If you missed Marty Smith hiking with Frost on Marty Smith’s America, you can <a href="https://www.huskermax.com/video-hiking-the-grand-canyon-with-scott-frost/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">check out the video here</a>.</p> <h2><strong>On the rise</strong></h2> <p>When it comes innovation, Lincoln, Neb., <a href="https://twitter.com/Huskervball/status/1007317216579252225" target="_blank" rel="noopener">is on the rise</a>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f4cd.png" alt=" Top half of Big Ten is Bill Moos' goal, but majority of Husker teams came up short http://www.omaha.com/huskers/plus/top-half-of-big-ten-is-bill-moos-goal-but/article_6d0e553b-339a-52f7-9f8f-76da83a8057f.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:5982df78-086e-33df-ef15-57db29f05563 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos is bullish on improving the Huskers’ overall performance in the Big Ten. But the Huskers are headed for their lowest-ever finish in the Learfield Director’s Cup standings, and more teams failed to finish in the… Nebraska recruiting: More unofficial visitors on campus as Friday Night Lights camp begins https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-friday-night-lights-camp-unofficial-visits-danielson-ike-logan-smothers-daniel-heimuli Land of 10 urn:uuid:981871b1-f83d-53f9-9431-6ac034319ff8 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:30:06 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_405,w_768,x_0,y_86/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_768/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529006348/SmotherVisit_j8k1rg.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Logan Smothers-Nebraska football-Friday Night Lights camp-unofficial visits-Nebraska football-Danielson Ike-Daniel Heimuli-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here. Two 4-star visitors on campus Thursday Even before one of the biggest recruiting weekends on campus [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-friday-night-lights-camp-unofficial-visits-danielson-ike-logan-smothers-daniel-heimuli">Nebraska recruiting: More unofficial visitors on campus as Friday Night Lights camp begins</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_405,w_768,x_0,y_86/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_768/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1529006348/SmotherVisit_j8k1rg.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Logan Smothers-Nebraska football-Friday Night Lights camp-unofficial visits-Nebraska football-Danielson Ike-Daniel Heimuli-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><b><i>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>The Harvest here.</i></b></a></p> <hr /> <h2>Two 4-star visitors on campus Thursday</h2> <p>Even before one of the biggest recruiting weekends on campus begins, Nebraska hosted a pair of 4-star prospects for unofficial visits Thursday, linebacker <a href="https://www.landof10.com/recruiting/player/daniel-heimuli" data-player="Daniel Heimuli">Daniel Heimuli</a> and tackle <a href="https://www.landof10.com/recruiting/player/danielson-ike" data-player="Danielson Ike">Danielson Ike</a>.</p> <p>Heimuli landed his Nebraska offer less than one month ago. The Menlo Park, Calif., native has been busy the last week, checking out several schools. He camped at Ole Miss on June 9, then picked up an Alabama offer two days later during an unofficial visit with the Tide. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect then moved on to the Midwest, visiting Illinois and Iowa State before stopping by Lincoln on Thursday.</p> <p>LSU, Oregon, UCLA and USC have all entered the competition for Heimuli, who holds 24 offers total. According to the 247Sports composite, the Polynesian Bowl commit is the  12th-ranked inside linebacker and No. 330 overall prospect in the class. He is the 41st-ranked player in California.</p> <p>Heimuli&#8217;s presence on campus is particularly interesting given the position he plays. Nebraska took a commitment last week from 3-star recruit Jackson Hannah to fill a spot in the unit. Commit Garrett Snodgrass, a 3-star athlete, also figures to play that position in college. And with the Huskers chasing top Omaha Burke priority Nick Henrich, who plays inside linebacker, it&#8217;s getting crowded on their board.</p> <p>As with Hannah&#8217;s commitment, this likely means Nebraska wants to make sure it has its bases covered at the position if the Huskers are unsuccessful in landing Henrich.</p> <p>Meanwhile, this is the second time in slightly more than two months Ike has made it to Lincoln; he also visited for one of the junior days in April. The 6-6, 300-pound prospect attends Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, meaning he is a priority regional recruit. The return visit signals interest on his side.</p> <p>Rockhurst coach Tony Severino <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-danielson-ike-greg-austin-ryan-held-rockhurst-tony-severino">told Land of 10</a> following Ike&#8217;s first visit that there were academic hurdles he needed to clear, since he is a Nigerian immigrant and has moved from Miami to Kansas City. (Miami holds the only 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction for Ike.)</p> <p>“Any place would be a good fit for him, trust me,” Severino said. “He’s exactly what most offensive line coaches are looking for. Big, physical, athletic offensive lineman. You wouldn’t know he’s 16 years old by looking at him. He’d fit right in to about any system you can get into. He’s just learning the game. He’s getting better and better every game he plays.&#8221;</p> <p>Ike is the No. 30 tackle and No. 279 prospect in the class. The Huskers are in the market for approximately three tackles this cycle.</p> <p>“He’s just got so much natural strength and size and ability,&#8221; Severino said. &#8220;He’s got some God-given talent.&#8221;</p> <h2>Huskers hosted 2020 quarterback on Wednesday</h2> <p>Logan Smothers, a 3-star quarterback in the 2020 class, took an unofficial visit with Nebraska on Wednesday. The Huskers locked up their quarterback for 2019 with Luke McCaffrey&#8217;s commitment last week, but could they be close to doing the same for 2020?</p> <p>It&#8217;s unlikely Nebraska will want to move that quickly, but it&#8217;s possible the program could take a commitment from the right target. I&#8217;m sure that, in the meantime, the coaches would encourage Smothers to take time with his decision. It doesn&#8217;t look like anything is imminent from him, anyway.</p> <h2>Nebraska makes top 5 for Jameson Williams</h2> <p>Nebraska is into the next round in the Jameson Williams sweepstakes.</p> <p>The 4-star wide receiver from the all-too-important St. Louis area included the Huskers in his top 5 Thursday. Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon and UCLA also made the cut.</p> <p>Nebraska is working hard to build relationships in St. Louis, a city the staff feels is integral to their recruiting success. Landing Williams in 2019 would set the tone and send a message the Huskers are a force to be reckoned with in St. Louis recruiting.</p> <p>More importantly, Nebraska would pick up the No. 146 prospect and 26th-ranked receiver in the class. The Huskers will have to beat out Big Ten rival Ohio State, which holds all seven of the Crystal Ball predictions for Jameson.</p> <h2>Quick primer for Friday Night Lights camp</h2> <p>This week&#8217;s Friday Night Lights camp, which is a recruiting event actually started by Mike Riley and his staff, will be the first one in Scott Frost&#8217;s tenure.</p> <p>One of the biggest names on campus for the showcase is 2020 quarterback Micah Bowens, who attends powerhouse program Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.</p> <p>This week, the emphasis will be more on instruction. I&#8217;m getting the sense that next week, some bigger-name prospects will make their way to Lincoln for what will be more of a recruiting weekend that is less contingent on the workouts themselves.</p> <p><b><i>Missing out on Nebraska recruiting? Check out previous editions of The Harvest </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>here.</i></b></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-friday-night-lights-camp-unofficial-visits-danielson-ike-logan-smothers-daniel-heimuli">Nebraska recruiting: More unofficial visitors on campus as Friday Night Lights camp begins</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Huskers to Face Oklahoma State at Sanford Pentagon http://www.huskers.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211718498 Nebraska Headline News urn:uuid:42ac24e2-0012-ea78-e881-6829cd047856 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:01:00 -0500 The Sanford Pentagon will host Nebraska and Oklahoma State in a regular-season men's college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 16. Huskers, Oklahoma State make basketball matchup in South Dakota official https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/mens-basketball/huskers-oklahoma-state-make-basketball-matchup-in-south-dakota-official/article_afdbd868-7602-50d8-afe2-eb8c9f97276d.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:c470e23e-54e5-b171-cc1e-fe48bd8d5c37 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:00:00 -0500 The Nebraska men's basketball team will officially play Oklahoma State this season. Huskers Set for USATF Junior Championships http://www.huskers.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211718529 Nebraska Headline News urn:uuid:600bff53-6139-3628-4a66-a4e7b7740188 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:28:00 -0500 Two members of the Nebraska track and field team will compete at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at the Haugh Complex in Bloomington, Indiana this weekend. Nebraska recruiting: Luke McCaffrey ready to show his value at quarterback https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-luke-mccaffrey-valor-christian-quarterback Land of 10 urn:uuid:2aba5ca1-a146-835d-ab64-259e2bb77acb Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:00:51 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_618,w_1174,x_12,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528912650/8373842_w1t5ht.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Luke McCaffrey-Nebraska recruiting-Nebraska football-Valor Christian-2019 recruiting class-2019 commits-Nebraska commits-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Recruiting databases have him listed as an &#8220;athlete&#8221; and not a &#8220;quarterback&#8221; because, well, he hasn&#8217;t played the position much, at least not in game situations. But make no mistake: Luke McCaffrey is a quarterback and he&#8217;s looking forward to showcasing what he can do behind center for his senior season, the first time he&#8217;ll [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-luke-mccaffrey-valor-christian-quarterback">Nebraska recruiting: Luke McCaffrey ready to show his value at quarterback</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_618,w_1174,x_12,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528912650/8373842_w1t5ht.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Luke McCaffrey-Nebraska recruiting-Nebraska football-Valor Christian-2019 recruiting class-2019 commits-Nebraska commits-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Recruiting databases have him listed as an &#8220;athlete&#8221; and not a &#8220;quarterback&#8221; because, well, he hasn&#8217;t played the position much, at least not in game situations.</p> <p>But make no mistake: Luke McCaffrey is a quarterback and he&#8217;s looking forward to showcasing what he can do behind center for his senior season, the first time he&#8217;ll be a full-time starter, at Valor Christian (Colo.) High School.</p> <p>“Just playing my game, really,&#8221; McCaffrey, a 2019 Nebraska commit, told Land of 10. &#8220;Overall, I don’t think it’s too different from what I’ve done in the past.”</p> <p>When McCaffrey was a sophomore, the youngest of the football-centric family sat behind older brother Dylan, who was a senior then and now is preparing for his redshirt freshman season at Michigan. In 2017, McCaffrey took a back seat at Valor Christian to incoming Colorado freshman Blake Stenstrom.</p> <p>With established presences ahead of him on the depth chart, the 4-star athlete primarily played running back — just like another older brother, Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers. Luke rushed for 548 yards on 80 carries for 9 touchdowns in his junior season, <a href="http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/luke-mccaffrey/4q5s5kEKEeW-8KA2nzwbTA/gendersport/football-stats.htm">according to MaxPreps.com</a>. When he played quarterback, McCaffrey tossed 6 touchdowns with 3 interceptions, completing 54 of 71 attempts for 878 yards.</p> <p>According to the 247Sports composite, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound recruit is the 18th-ranked athlete and No. 262 overall prospect in the class.</p> <p>“I like to describe myself as versatile,&#8221; McCaffrey said. &#8220;I can run, pass and no matter what the defense is doing, there’s a way to combat it. Just a hard worker who really wants to win.”</p> <p>This offseason, McCaffrey was busy in the film room, he said. Identifying opposing defenses has become an emphasis. The goal is to play fast and without much thinking about his mechanics, which is something that will be vital when he enters the Huskers&#8217; system.</p> <p>&#8220;Being able to just fully function and not think about my form, where I can just go freely and think with my mind,&#8221; McCaffrey said of his preparation for his senior season.</p> <p>“Especially this summer, I’m working on just how to ID defenses, make audibles and checks for however [the defense] is lined up so that there’s always a right answer.&#8221;</p> <p>Even when McCaffrey told the Nebraska staff he was committing, coach Scott Frost and quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco told him to concentrate on the short term and how having a successful senior season will only help him when he gets to Lincoln.</p> <p>“They were excited,&#8221; McCaffrey recalled. &#8220;They really wanted me to focus on what’s going to happen this year. I’ll be all-out. I think they’re really excited to have that done and finish a little bit of their recruiting.”</p> <p>Playing in Nebraska&#8217;s offense was one of the factors that sold him on the Huskers. The goals align closely with how McCaffrey likes to attack the game — being unpredictable and beating the defense through constant adjustments with tempo.</p> <p>“That’s something very intriguing, too, I think,&#8221; he said of Nebraska&#8217;s offense. &#8220;What they’re trying to do offensively, spreading the game out and really having a quick, fast-paced offense is very exciting. The word I like to use is ‘electric’ and I’m really excited for that.”</p> <p>Just talking about football with his future coaches has McCaffrey eager to settle in Lincoln.</p> <p>“I can’t wait to get there,&#8221; he said. &#8220;I think the way they both look at the game, especially Coach Verduzco — just going so deep into some details about the quarterback position — is really intriguing. I can’t wait to get out there.”</p> <p>But first, he has a senior season to prepare for and then complete, he hopes, with a state title. Making the upcoming campaign even more special is that his father, former NFL wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, will be in his first season as head coach. McCaffrey said he&#8217;ll relish the opportunity to play for his dad.</p> <p>&#8220;I think he’ll really help what’s going on and help our culture a little bit,&#8221; he said. “I’m looking forward to just coming together as a team. I think he’s bringing the culture that we really need, just helping us to work hard and accomplish our goals.”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-luke-mccaffrey-valor-christian-quarterback">Nebraska recruiting: Luke McCaffrey ready to show his value at quarterback</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> NCAA legislation impact on Nebraska recruiting; volleyball coach John Cook receives raise https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-transfer-redshirt-rules-ncaa-volleyball-john-cook Land of 10 urn:uuid:a5ce026f-f1ad-fdd7-1da5-b4b32d37ed96 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:00:47 -0500 <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_630,w_1200,x_0,y_44/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_1200/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528947659/DYaZl_cVoAAFgRq-1_f3knyw_nenkcs_vt7dja.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska-football-recruiting-transfer-redshirt-rules-ncaa-volleyball-john cook" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more. Possible impact The NCAA announced new legislation on Wednesday surrounding [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-transfer-redshirt-rules-ncaa-volleyball-john-cook">NCAA legislation impact on Nebraska recruiting; volleyball coach John Cook receives raise</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_630,w_1200,x_0,y_44/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_1200/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528947659/DYaZl_cVoAAFgRq-1_f3knyw_nenkcs_vt7dja.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska-football-recruiting-transfer-redshirt-rules-ncaa-volleyball-john cook" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Big Red Rising</a> every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more.</em></p> <h2><strong>Possible impact</strong></h2> <p>The NCAA announced new legislation on Wednesday <a href="https://hailvarsity.com/s/4023/ncaa-council-approves-changes-to-redshirt-and-transfer-rules" target="_blank" rel="noopener">surrounding redshirt and transfer rules</a>. How could that affect Nebraska on the recruiting trail? Land of 10&#8217;s Chris Bumbaca <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-new-ncaa-transfer-redshirt-rules-2018-season" target="_blank" rel="noopener">broke the possible impact down</a>.</p> <h2><strong>A well-deserved raise</strong></h2> <p>After winning his second national title in three years, Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook has <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-john-cook-national-championship-raise" target="_blank" rel="noopener">received a well-deserved raise</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Potential grad transfer?</strong></h2> <p>Bowling Green graduate transfer Cameron Jefferies <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-cameron-jefferies-bowling-green-grad-transfer" target="_blank" rel="noopener">could be a possible graduate transfer</a> for Nebraska, especially considering the Huskers&#8217; current depth in the secondary.</p> <h2><strong>Adding strength</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez has added a lot of strength and weight in the offseason so far. Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Cornhuskers-football-quarterback-Adrian-Martinez-exactly-what-Huskers-had-hoped--119030692" target="_blank" rel="noopener">said he is around 205 pounds now</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Alternate thoughts</strong></h2> <p>Athletic director Bill Moos <a href="https://hailvarsity.com/s/4020/moos-ok-with-an-alternate-but-no-changes-to-huskers-classic-look" target="_blank" rel="noopener">doesn&#8217;t mind the occasional alternate uniform</a> for Nebraska, but he&#8217;d prefer not to make it a regular thing for the Huskers.</p> <h2><strong>Wisdom from Barrett Ruud</strong></h2> <p>Need a little motivation to get through the rest of the work week? Inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud is <a href="https://twitter.com/HuskerFBNation/status/1006931218166886406" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here to help</a>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f624.png" alt=" How might new NCAA legislation impact Nebraska recruiting https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-transfer-redshirt-rules-ncaa-volleyball-john-cook Land of 10 urn:uuid:dc9181ab-9706-3b72-f05a-4b315689dcb2 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:00:47 -0500 <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_630,w_1200,x_0,y_44/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_1200/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528947659/DYaZl_cVoAAFgRq-1_f3knyw_nenkcs_vt7dja.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska-football-recruiting-transfer-redshirt-rules-ncaa-volleyball-john cook" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more. Possible impact The NCAA announced new legislation on Wednesday surrounding [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-transfer-redshirt-rules-ncaa-volleyball-john-cook">How might new NCAA legislation impact Nebraska recruiting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_630,w_1200,x_0,y_44/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_1200/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528947659/DYaZl_cVoAAFgRq-1_f3knyw_nenkcs_vt7dja.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska-football-recruiting-transfer-redshirt-rules-ncaa-volleyball-john cook" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Big Red Rising</a> every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more.</em></p> <h2><strong>Possible impact</strong></h2> <p>The NCAA announced new legislation on Wednesday <a href="https://hailvarsity.com/s/4023/ncaa-council-approves-changes-to-redshirt-and-transfer-rules" target="_blank" rel="noopener">surrounding redshirt and transfer rules</a>. How could that affect Nebraska on the recruiting trail? Land of 10&#8217;s Chris Bumbaca <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-new-ncaa-transfer-redshirt-rules-2018-season" target="_blank" rel="noopener">broke the possible impact down</a>.</p> <h2><strong>A well-deserved raise</strong></h2> <p>After winning his second national title in three years, Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook has <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-john-cook-national-championship-raise" target="_blank" rel="noopener">received a well-deserved raise</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Potential grad transfer?</strong></h2> <p>Bowling Green graduate transfer Cameron Jefferies <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-cameron-jefferies-bowling-green-grad-transfer" target="_blank" rel="noopener">could be a possible graduate transfer</a> for Nebraska, especially considering the Huskers&#8217; current depth in the secondary.</p> <h2><strong>Adding strength</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez has added a lot of strength and weight in the offseason so far. Quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Cornhuskers-football-quarterback-Adrian-Martinez-exactly-what-Huskers-had-hoped--119030692" target="_blank" rel="noopener">said he is around 205 pounds now</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Alternate thoughts</strong></h2> <p>Athletic director Bill Moos <a href="https://hailvarsity.com/s/4020/moos-ok-with-an-alternate-but-no-changes-to-huskers-classic-look" target="_blank" rel="noopener">doesn&#8217;t mind the occasional alternate uniform</a> for Nebraska, but he&#8217;d prefer not to make it a regular thing for the Huskers.</p> <h2><strong>Wisdom from Barrett Ruud</strong></h2> <p>Need a little motivation to get through the rest of the work week? Inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud is <a href="https://twitter.com/HuskerFBNation/status/1006931218166886406" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here to help</a>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f624.png" alt=" Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook gets raise after winning second national title in three years https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-john-cook-national-championship-raise Land of 10 urn:uuid:cfabc217-569a-e987-0744-53b470ca95cb Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:49:44 -0500 <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_293,w_559,x_6,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528939583/nebraska_qfgxop.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska volleyball-john cook-volleyball-raise" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook is getting a raise, according to a report from the Lincoln Star Journal&#8217;s Brent C. Wagner. Cook has led the Huskers to two national championships in the past three seasons, further solidifying Nebraska as a powerhouse program. Cook will reportedly now make $675,00 annually, an increase of $75,000 from last [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-john-cook-national-championship-raise">Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook gets raise after winning second national title in three years</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_293,w_559,x_6,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528939583/nebraska_qfgxop.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska volleyball-john cook-volleyball-raise" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-national-championship-celebration">Nebraska volleyball</a> coach John Cook is getting a raise, according to a <a href="https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/volleyball/after-second-national-championship-in-three-years-cook-gets-a/article_8a25288b-0fc0-5a78-8ef8-f5fe5f7870cb.html?utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=user-share">report</a> from the Lincoln Star Journal&#8217;s Brent C. Wagner.</p> <p>Cook has led the Huskers to two national championships in the past three seasons, further solidifying Nebraska as a powerhouse program. Cook will reportedly now make $675,00 annually, an increase of $75,000 from last season. His contract will also be extended one year, covering the next five seasons.</p> <p>Nebraska beat Florida, 3-1, in December&#8217;s national title game, capturing the fifth crown in program history.</p> <p>“You saw a team play great team volleyball. I saw [former coach Terry Pettit] had an article called ‘old-school volleyball.’ It was serve, block, dig and try not to make errors on offense and get a few sideouts. And you saw our serve-blocking defense really frustrated Florida [on Saturday],” Cook said after the win. “That’s what this team has been built on all year. They’ve embraced it, and they’ve had unbelievable leadership from the senior class.”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-john-cook-national-championship-raise">Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook gets raise after winning second national title in three years</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook gets raise after second title https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-john-cook-national-championship-raise Land of 10 urn:uuid:230cc300-6e3f-230a-4049-de8ce420e57a Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:49:44 -0500 <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_293,w_559,x_6,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528939583/nebraska_qfgxop.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska volleyball-john cook-volleyball-raise" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook is getting a raise, according to a report from the Lincoln Star Journal&#8217;s Brent C. Wagner. Cook led the Huskers to two national championships in the last three seasons, further solidifying Nebraska as a powerhouse program. Cook will reportedly make $675,00 annually, an increase of $75,000 from last season. His [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-john-cook-national-championship-raise">Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook gets raise after second title</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_293,w_559,x_6,y_0/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528939583/nebraska_qfgxop.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="nebraska volleyball-john cook-volleyball-raise" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-national-championship-celebration">Nebraska volleyball</a> coach John Cook is getting a raise, according to a <a href="https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/volleyball/after-second-national-championship-in-three-years-cook-gets-a/article_8a25288b-0fc0-5a78-8ef8-f5fe5f7870cb.html?utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=user-share">report</a> from the Lincoln Star Journal&#8217;s Brent C. Wagner.</p> <p>Cook led the Huskers to two national championships in the last three seasons, further solidifying Nebraska as a powerhouse program. Cook will reportedly make $675,00 annually, an increase of $75,000 from last season. His contract will also be extended one year, covering the next five seasons.</p> <p>Nebraska beat Florida, 3-1, in December&#8217;s national title match, capturing the fifth crown in program history.</p> <p>“You saw a team play great team volleyball. I saw [former coach Terry Pettit] had an article called ‘old-school volleyball.’ It was serve, block, dig and try not to make errors on offense and get a few sideouts. And you saw our serve-blocking defense really frustrated Florida [on Saturday],” Cook said after the win. “That’s what this team has been built on all year. They’ve embraced it, and they’ve had unbelievable leadership from the senior class.”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-volleyball-john-cook-national-championship-raise">Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook gets raise after second title</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> How will new NCAA legislation impact Nebraska recruiting efforts? https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-new-ncaa-transfer-redshirt-rules-2018-season Land of 10 urn:uuid:1c5f41c2-e097-581b-9b76-d26b6d5aaff3 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:30:50 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_2188,w_4150,x_0,y_289/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_4150/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528925855/Nebraska-Head-Coach-Scott-Frost-19-Spring-Game-IMG_0740_tmbu7u.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-NCAA transfer rules-NCAA redshirt rules-rule changes-2019 recruiting class-Nebraska football-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here. New transfer rule gives players more control Two groundbreaking measures from the NCAA announced Wednesday made [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-new-ncaa-transfer-redshirt-rules-2018-season">How will new NCAA legislation impact Nebraska recruiting efforts?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_2188,w_4150,x_0,y_289/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-recruiting_notebook,w_4150/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528925855/Nebraska-Head-Coach-Scott-Frost-19-Spring-Game-IMG_0740_tmbu7u.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-NCAA transfer rules-NCAA redshirt rules-rule changes-2019 recruiting class-Nebraska football-Nebraska Cornhuskers" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><b><i>Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>The Harvest here.</i></b></a></p> <hr /> <h2>New transfer rule gives players more control</h2> <p>Two groundbreaking measures from the NCAA announced Wednesday made it the biggest day of the offseason. First, <a href="http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/new-transfer-rule-eliminates-permission-contact-process">the NCAA announced</a> that transfer players no longer have to go through the &#8220;permission-to-contact&#8221; process, effectively ending the practice of a player&#8217;s school being able to bar them from specific destinations.</p> <p>Athletes no longer have to be released from their scholarships. Simply put, beginning in October, athletes are free to transfer whenever they want, as they inform their school. At that point, the school uploads that information into a national database, where other schools can find transfers&#8217; names and start recruiting.</p> <p>“I know we’ve scoured through it in the Big Ten and gotten a lot of input from coaches and such,” Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos <a href="http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/nebraska-s-scott-frost-bill-moos-among-fans-of-new/article_c72f7d62-d7eb-5b26-88fc-d40e0bc695f8.html">told Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald</a>. “This is probably not the last we’ll hear about the transfer rules.”</p> <p>The obvious impact on recruiting is that it will be a time-consuming task for coaches and program staffs to monitor the database and keep track of which athletes are on the market.</p> <p>A secondary effect of this rule change is that high school and junior college recruitments will hold less weight. If players can come and go as they please, their initial decisions will not mean as much. Of course, athletes will still have to sit out a season if they decide to transfer before graduating. That rule has not changed.</p> <h2>New redshirt rule has plenty of advantages, should benefit Huskers</h2> <p>The second rule change Wednesday has even more of an impact on recruiting. This <a href="https://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/di-football-offer-more-participation-opportunities">new statute</a> dictates that players can participate in up to four games without burning a redshirt. They can then begin the next season as redshirt freshmen. The rule doesn&#8217;t apply to &#8220;midyear enrollees who participate in postseason football competition that occurs before or during the student-athlete’s first term at a school.&#8221;</p> <p>That means that an early enrollee, such as a freshman who starts school in January, cannot play in a bowl game.</p> <p>“I think it will help with the development of young players and their transition to the college game,” Huskers coach Scott Frost told McKewon. “They can get an opportunity to see what the competition level will be, stay more engaged and feel like they have an opportunity to impact the team. It also helps in the case of injuries at a position late in the season, and not having to make a difficult decision on whether or not to take a redshirt off a player.”</p> <p>The advantages lie in both the beginning and end of the season. You can see whether a new player has what it takes to play early, and then perhaps take him off the table by the time Big Ten play rolls around. Or, you can use it the other way around. If the player needs work in the weight room and makes those strides during the season and can hold his own toward the end of the season, then maybe he plays. Bowl games suddenly are in play for all players.</p> <p>Coaches also essentially could activate a player for a specific game. For example, if one position group is battling injuries for a series of weeks — like the Huskers experienced at linebacker in the middle of last season — a player could be &#8220;activated&#8221; to offer some depth.</p> <p>In recruiting, this also offers a different wrinkle. Instead of insinuating that players will or will not take a redshirt when they get to campus, coaches can put the ball in the athlete&#8217;s court. What those conversations will boil down to is, &#8220;We&#8217;ll have the opportunity to play you, and if you show us enough, you won&#8217;t be redshirted&#8221; — or vice versa.</p> <p><b><i>Missing out on Nebraska recruiting? Check out previous editions of The Harvest </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-recruiting-news-recruits-the-harvest"><b><i>here.</i></b></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-new-ncaa-transfer-redshirt-rules-2018-season">How will new NCAA legislation impact Nebraska recruiting efforts?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Nebraska's options at center come into focus, but Huskers still considering 'any possibility' http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/nebraska-s-options-at-center-come-into-focus-but-huskers/article_cdc7cfc0-46d7-554f-bad3-0bfa826984c7.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:cd2d9642-574e-b03d-adb2-3c01b6c5afdb Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:00:00 -0500 Who is the starting center? Nebraska offensive line coach Greg Austin was asked that during the Husker Nation Tour, and though he said some players have stood out, the coaches are still considering "any possibility." Nebraska football mailbag: Looking back, was Big Ten move good for Huskers? https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-big-ten-huskers-hindsight Land of 10 urn:uuid:df4148fe-ddd0-26e0-1707-76d4a91f3178 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:00:35 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_633,w_1200,x_0,y_20/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528862453/DaBmiqAW4AIzpzN_umhgux_cmxyeo_onkn1k.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska football-Big Ten-move-new-bowl games" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Have Nebraska football questions? We’ve got answers. Join us every Wednesday for the Land of 10 Nebraska mailbag to talk all things Huskers. This week, we discuss Nebraska&#8217;s move to the Big Ten in hindsight, the Huskers&#8217; defensive backs situation, and more. 8 years ago today Huskers joined the big 10 was this a good deal? &#8212; happyjack (@JohnTiedje) June [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-big-ten-huskers-hindsight">Nebraska football mailbag: Looking back, was Big Ten move good for Huskers?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_633,w_1200,x_0,y_20/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528862453/DaBmiqAW4AIzpzN_umhgux_cmxyeo_onkn1k.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska football-Big Ten-move-new-bowl games" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>Have Nebraska football questions? We’ve got answers. Join us every Wednesday for the <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-football-mailbag" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Land of 10 Nebraska mailbag</a> to talk all things Huskers. This week, we discuss Nebraska&#8217;s move to the Big Ten in hindsight, the Huskers&#8217; defensive backs situation, and more.</em></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">8 years ago today Huskers joined the big 10 was this a good deal?</p> <p>&mdash; happyjack (@JohnTiedje) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnTiedje/status/1006197450204438529?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>It&#8217;s hard to believe it&#8217;s already been eight years since Nebraska joined the Big Ten. In some ways, it feels like it&#8217;s been longer. In others, it feels like yesterday that the Huskers were in the Big 12.</p> <p>In hindsight, Nebraska&#8217;s move may feel a bit lackluster from a football perspective. However, that really can&#8217;t be the only way we measure how successful the move was. In my opinion, the finances tell the story. <a href="http://www.omaha.com/news/education/nebraska-s-move-to-the-big-ten-pays-off-with/article_b3a0c321-abd9-5786-878d-d02e1bc7c422.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Omaha World-Herald broke down</a> how big this move was financially for Nebraska last October:</p> <blockquote><p><em>&#8220;The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is projected to receive nearly $51 million in payouts from its new conference this year, according to figures obtained by The World-Herald. That’s almost double the $26 million partial Big Ten share it received last year and almost six times its peak haul from its old conference, the Big 12.&#8221;</em></p></blockquote> <p>Sure, Nebraska <a href="https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/husker-sports/few-travel-headaches-in-move-to-big-ten/article_b681a039-1c90-5ac2-b53f-e0a1472099d7.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">is also paying a little more to travel</a> in the Big Ten, but it&#8217;s not that substantial. Not enough to say the move wasn&#8217;t worth it, at least.</p> <p>From my perspective, the move was the right one for Nebraska. Do I miss the Big 12 at times? Of course, but I&#8217;ve really started to love the Big Ten and I think the Huskers fit the conference overall. The only missing piece is football, and there&#8217;s hope coach Scott Frost will finally make Nebraska a contender in the conference.</p> <p>Regardless of football, I think most fans still see the move as a good deal. I haven&#8217;t seen too many complaints against it, especially eight years later.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Three new bowls added for 2020 any information on this?</p> <p>&mdash; happyjack (@JohnTiedje) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnTiedje/status/1006197912085368838?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>For those that may have missed it, the NCAA&#8217;s competition committee <a href="https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2780576-cfb-reportedly-may-add-3-new-bowl-games-in-2020-chicago-myrtle-beach-possible" target="_blank" rel="noopener">has recommended three new bowl games</a> for the 2020 season.</p> <p>Of those three, two have reportedly already found their host cities. Chicago (at Wrigley Field) would feature a Big Ten vs. ACC matchup, while Myrtle Beach, S.C., would have conference tie-ins come from Conference USA, the Sun Belt or the Mid-American Conference.</p> <p>If this pans out, the 2020 bowl season would host a record 43 postseason games and a record 84 teams out of the 130 FBS teams would make it to a bowl game.</p> <p>If you&#8217;re a fan of the bowl season, you&#8217;re probably on board with this. If you&#8217;re in the camp that already thinks there are too many bowl games, you&#8217;re probably not too happy. Either way, bowl games can be money makers and an opportunity for programs to extend their seasons. As long as those things continue to be true and popular, the addition of bowl games will not end here.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Recent recruiting activity seems to suggest Husker coaches don&#39;t like our CB situation much at all. 1) Should we be worried. 2) Does this show CB play last year was not all Williams/Diaco&#39;s fault?</p> <p>&mdash; James Bengtson (@bigginsbengtson) <a href="https://twitter.com/bigginsbengtson/status/1006215109033844737?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher hasn&#8217;t been shy about the defensive backs situation at Nebraska. In fact, <a href="http://www.klin.com/2018/06/12/adding-depth-in-the-secondary-was-a-key-need-for-fisher-this-offseason/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">he spoke Tuesday about the need to add depth</a> in the secondary this offseason.</p> <p>As Fisher noted, only three of his eight scholarship defensive backs finished spring football healthy. That meant the Huskers had to work quickly to add depth, and that&#8217;s what they did.</p> <p>Freshmen Cam Taylor, Cam’ron Jones, CJ Smith and Braxton Clark have been told they can unseat any of the veterans with hard work.</p> <p>“They’re not here to wait and they’re not here to sit around and they’re not here to be babysat. They’re here to take over this deal,” Fisher said Tuesday. “They’re expected to play this year. I wanted the older guys to hear that. I also wanted the older guys to hear, ‘It’s not your job to give that spot up.’ Let’s make this deal competitive.”</p> <p>The Huskers added Deontai Williams from Jones County Junior College for depth at safety and Mesa Community College transfer Will Jackson for immediate help at cornerback.</p> <p>So, should Nebraska fans be worried? I honestly don&#8217;t think so. I believe the talent is there, and Fisher isn&#8217;t afraid to play freshmen if they&#8217;re the best players on the field. I think that competition will be extremely important for all involved.</p> <p>And here&#8217;s what I&#8217;ll say about last year: Bob Diaco&#8217;s defense wasn&#8217;t the most favorable for Nebraska&#8217;s defensive talent as a whole. From the defensive line to the defensive backs, there was also going to be an adjustment from a 4-3 base to a 3-4 base. With that said, his defense also kept the defensive line from pursuing the quarterback and ball carrier. For the defensive backs, his approach kept them pretty far off the line of scrimmage to prevent the big plays but that created other issues as a result (ahem, tackling). In hindsight, I don&#8217;t think that set many players up for success.</p> <p>Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander prides his defense on being player friendly. If that proves true, I think you&#8217;ll see some big steps forward this fall. It might not be perfect — nor should we expect it to be — but it honestly can&#8217;t get any worse.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Alternate uniform game this year?</p> <p>&mdash; SE <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f564.png" alt=" Why Michigan-Nebraska football should be must-see TV https://www.landof10.com/michigan/michigan-football-nebraska-tv-time-date-scott-frost-jim-harbaugh Land of 10 urn:uuid:8bc077eb-75b7-d2e0-a60a-5226e4cd1f4a Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:00:06 -0500 <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_2688,w_5108,x_0,y_92/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528852679/Michigan-Wolverines-football-fans-hold-giant-Michigan-flag-by-Gregory-Shamus-Getty-Images-October-22-2016-DRC_1234_l9oqbf_esjka8.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="michigan-nebraska-nebraska vs michigan-nebraska football-televised" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Wolverines answer questions on the minds of Michigan fans. Submit a question or suggest a topic by sending a tweet here to Rachel Lenzi or here to Kevin Goheen. Check back Monday through Friday as we answer the Michigan Question of the Day. Go here to see our previous answers. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/michigan/michigan-football-nebraska-tv-time-date-scott-frost-jim-harbaugh">Why Michigan-Nebraska football should be must-see TV</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="210" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_2688,w_5108,x_0,y_92/f_auto,q_auto/h_210,w_400/v1528852679/Michigan-Wolverines-football-fans-hold-giant-Michigan-flag-by-Gregory-Shamus-Getty-Images-October-22-2016-DRC_1234_l9oqbf_esjka8.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="michigan-nebraska-nebraska vs michigan-nebraska football-televised" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Wolverines answer questions on the minds of Michigan fans. Submit a question or suggest a topic by sending a tweet <a href="https://twitter.com/rlenzicmg" rel="noopener">here</a> to Rachel Lenzi or <a href="https://twitter.com/CincyGoGo">here</a> to Kevin Goheen. Check back Monday through Friday as we answer the Michigan Question of the Day. Go <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/michigan-wolverines-question-day" rel="noopener">here</a> to see our previous answers.</em></p> <h2><img class="wp-image-53700 size-medium alignleft" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/f_auto,q_auto/v1496362355/um-wolverines-sticker_e9ojdq.png" width="15" height="15" /></h2> <h2><strong>Is the Nebraska-Michigan game going to be televised? — Brent Whiteley, via Facebook</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska-Michigan easily is one of the more intriguing matchups in college football and in the Big Ten, so this should be a televised game. Neither a network or a kickoff time has been announced for the Sept. 22 game in Ann Arbor; anticipate that announcement to come either closer to the season or even within a week of the game.</p> <p>Here are a few reasons why this game will be a must-watch for Wolverines fans, for Huskers fans and for college football fans.</p> <p>It’s a matchup of two of college football’s blue bloods, but it’s the first meeting between the Huskers and the Wolverines in five years. The infrequent matchups are a product of the Big Ten scheduling rotation. There&#8217;s no way to squeeze in every opponent, every year, with the limits of a nine-game conference schedule.</p> <p>Huskers coach Scott Frost is familiar with the Wolverines. He’ll face Michigan for the second time in three years as a coach. Michigan defeated Frost’s UCF team in 2016 at Michigan Stadium, but few Michigan fans can forget Frost’s post-Orange Bowl campaign in January 1998, <a href="https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/top-50/frost-lobbies-after-orange-bowl-win/article_f94dfc8d-3334-565b-95ad-c2d113924279.html">in which he lobbied for the Huskers to earn a share of the national championship</a>. The Wolverines won the 1997 Associated Press national championship, while Nebraska won the 1997 USA Today Coaches Poll championship.</p> <p>Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, meanwhile, will face Nebraska for the first time in more than 30 years. He led the Wolverines to a 27-23 win against the Huskers in the Fiesta Bowl in January 1986.</p> <p>Despite being two of college football’s heralded programs, Michigan and Nebraska have a short history. The two programs have met only nine times since 1905, and they head into the game in September tied 4-4-1 in the all-time series. Nebraska won the last meeting, 17-13, in 2013 at Michigan Stadium.</p> <p>After the meeting this fall in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines and the Huskers will resume the rivalry Oct. 30, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. No word yet on whether that will be televised.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">***</p> <p>Here’s Michigan’s 2018 television schedule, so far (all times Eastern):</p> <p>Sept. 1 at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., NBC<br /> Sept. 8 vs. Western Michigan, noon, FOX Sports 1<br /> Sept. 15 vs. SMU, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network<br /> Oct. 20 at Michigan State, time TBA, FOX Sports 1 or FOX<br /> Nov. 24 at Ohio State, noon, FOX</p> <p><em>Read more answers to questions about the Michigan Wolverines <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/michigan-wolverines-question-day" rel="noopener">here</a></em>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/michigan/michigan-football-nebraska-tv-time-date-scott-frost-jim-harbaugh">Why Michigan-Nebraska football should be must-see TV</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Nebraska recruiting: Could Huskers add grad transfer Cameron Jefferies? https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-cameron-jefferies-bowling-green-grad-transfer Land of 10 urn:uuid:4682bb8b-fe98-a640-0c43-7c1cf11f7837 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:00:05 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1581,w_3000,x_0,y_256/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528840336/GettyImages-841917984_fgvha6.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Cameron Jefferies-Bowling Green-graduate transfer-2018 recruiting class-Travis Fisher" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Cornhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca will answer a Nebraska recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-cameron-jefferies-bowling-green-grad-transfer">Nebraska recruiting: Could Huskers add grad transfer Cameron Jefferies?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1581,w_3000,x_0,y_256/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528840336/GettyImages-841917984_fgvha6.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska recruiting-Cameron Jefferies-Bowling Green-graduate transfer-2018 recruiting class-Travis Fisher" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><b><i>Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Cornhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca will answer a Nebraska recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him a question on Twitter (</i></b><a href="https://twitter.com/BOOMbaca"><b><i>@BOOMbaca</i></b></a><b><i> or </i></b><a href="https://twitter.com/Landof10Huskers"><b><i>@Landof10Huskers</i></b></a><b><i>) or on </i></b><a href="https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaCornhuskers.Landof10/"><b><i>Facebook.</i></b></a><b><i> Find our previous questions and answers </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-football-recruiting-question-of-the-day"><b><i>here</i></b></a><b><i>. </i></b></p> <h2>What are the chances we get/take Cam Jefferies? Bryan N., via Facebook</h2> <p>Nebraska and defensive backs coach Travis Fisher maintain their activity in the graduate transfer and junior college transfer markets in search of some necessary help in the secondary. In the last week or so, we&#8217;ve definitely gotten the sense the staff believes Fisher could use another body or two that can come in and take meaningful snaps in 2018.</p> <p>It&#8217;s also important to remember that Fisher had, at times this spring, three scholarship cornerbacks to work with. Still, the secondary as a whole is thin, even with the arrival of the incoming freshmen a few weeks ago.</p> <p>Cameron Jefferies is a name that has come up recently. Let&#8217;s establish one thing, the Bowling Green graduate transfer is definitely a take for the Huskers.</p> <p>Jefferies, as a sophomore last season, recorded 36 tackles, broke up 6 passes and snagged an interception. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound player had 10 tackles at Michigan State in the Falcons&#8217; season opener.</p> <p>The corner&#8217;s sophomore status may confuse some, but Jefferies apparently was part of a program that allowed him to receive college credit in high school. He&#8217;s also finishing up his degree this summer, so it&#8217;s likely that any move will not be official until training camp opens at the earliest. If Jefferies does graduate, he should be available for 2018, assuming he can be accepted and enrolled into a graduate program at that time.</p> <p>Nebraska added cornerback Will Jackson last week as a junior college transfer who will be eligible this season. The Huskers couldn&#8217;t reel in Notre Dame grad transfer Nick Watkins a couple of days later, though. Maybe Jefferies provides them with a shot at actually bringing in two new secondary players with college playing experience.</p> <p><b><i>Missing a recruiting question of the day? Find other answers </i></b><a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/nebraska-football-recruiting-question-of-the-day"><b><i>here</i></b></a><b><i>. </i></b></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-cameron-jefferies-bowling-green-grad-transfer">Nebraska recruiting: Could Huskers add grad transfer Cameron Jefferies?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Three Huskers Earn All-Region Status http://www.huskers.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=211718360 Nebraska Headline News urn:uuid:4d56fc4c-9531-84d0-f273-f58211e51886 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:23:00 -0500 The Nebraska baseball team produced three ABCA/Rawlings All-Midwest Region selections when the honorees for all eight regions were announced on Wednesday. Nebraska coaches continue Husker Nation Tour; LB Jackson Hannah’s has big potential https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-coaches-tour-recruiting-jackson-hannah Land of 10 urn:uuid:8519195e-e546-a66e-a742-c9ad2f1475cb Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:00:47 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1900,w_3600,x_0,y_58/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_3600/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528852744/GettyImages-487058354_vlar16_qga5k3_pntakc.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska football-Scott Frost-Jackson Hannah-Huskers-recruiting" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more. Tour continues Nebraska football coaches hit the road again on [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-coaches-tour-recruiting-jackson-hannah">Nebraska coaches continue Husker Nation Tour; LB Jackson Hannah&#8217;s has big potential</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1900,w_3600,x_0,y_58/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_3600/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528852744/GettyImages-487058354_vlar16_qga5k3_pntakc.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska football-Scott Frost-Jackson Hannah-Huskers-recruiting" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Big Red Rising</a> every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more.</em></p> <h2><strong>Tour continues</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska football coaches hit the road again on Tuesday, which provided even more insight into the plans of coach Scott Frost and his staff. That included talk <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Huskers-defensive-coordinator-Erik-Chinander-gives-his-thoughts-on-what-it-will-take-for-players-to-earn-Blackshirts-118997554" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on the Blackshirts</a>, <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Huskers-coaches-Erik-Chinander-and-Travis-Fisher-want-to-keep-current-players-on-their-toes-by-always-looking-for-better-talent-to-add-to-Scott-Frosts-team-118993614" target="_blank" rel="noopener">roster improvement</a> and <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Huskers-players-will-get-a-dose-of-heavy-training-from-an-outside-program-before-kicking-it-into-another-gear-with-Zach-Duval-119003778" target="_blank" rel="noopener">an outside training program</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Jackson Hannah&#8217;s potential</strong></h2> <p>Linebacker Jackson Hannah <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-jackson-hannah-linebacker-2019-kirk-herbstreit" target="_blank" rel="noopener">has plenty of potential to bring Nebraska</a>, which ESPN&#8217;s Kirk Herbstreit pointed out in a tweet following Hannah&#8217;s commitment.</p> <h2><strong>Iowa&#8217;s interest in Nebraska&#8217;s success</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska fans aren&#8217;t the only ones hoping the Huskers can get back to being great again. Iowa fans <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-scott-frost-iowa-hawkeyes-big-ten-west" target="_blank" rel="noopener">appear to feel very much the same</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Unofficial visit recap</strong></h2> <p>Brant Banks didn&#8217;t know what to expect from his unofficial visit to Nebraska, but <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-brant-banks-logan-smothers-aidan-keanaaina-unofficial-visits-2019-2020-class" target="_blank" rel="noopener">he left more than impressed</a> by Lincoln and defensive line coach Mike Dawson.</p> <h2><strong>Mark your calendars</strong></h2> <p>The newest edition of Marty Smith’s America <a href="https://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2018/06/marty-smiths-america-presents-college-football-coaches-like-youve-never-seen-them-before/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">debuts Thursday at 8 p.m. ET</a> on ESPN. Nebraska fans will want to set the DVRs now, as this is the show that will feature Frost hiking at the Grand Canyon.</p> <h2><strong>Friday Night Lights update</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska kicks off the first of two Friday Night Lights camps this Friday and fans are welcome to attend. The Huskers <a href="https://www.huskermax.com/fan-information-for-friday-night-lights-camps/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">shared more information for those interested</a>, including what gate to enter.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f6a8.png" alt=" Nebraska coaches continue Husker Nation Tour; LB Jackson Hannah has big potential https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-coaches-tour-recruiting-jackson-hannah Land of 10 urn:uuid:ef0d1207-81eb-5743-534e-22f4fecc0a96 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:00:47 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1900,w_3600,x_0,y_58/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_3600/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528852744/GettyImages-487058354_vlar16_qga5k3_pntakc.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska-Nebraska football-Scott Frost-Jackson Hannah-Huskers-recruiting" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in Big Red Rising every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more. Tour continues Nebraska football coaches hit the road again on [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-coaches-tour-recruiting-jackson-hannah">Nebraska coaches continue Husker Nation Tour; LB Jackson Hannah has big potential</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1900,w_3600,x_0,y_58/g_south,l_overlays:nebraska-Big_Red_Rising,w_3600/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528852744/GettyImages-487058354_vlar16_qga5k3_pntakc.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska-Nebraska football-Scott Frost-Jackson Hannah-Huskers-recruiting" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p><em>Nebraska football is the No. 1 topic in <a href="https://www.landof10.com/collection/big-red-rising-nebraska-cornhuskers-morning-news-notes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Big Red Rising</a> every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Huskers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Huskers football, recruiting, basketball and more.</em></p> <h2><strong>Tour continues</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska football coaches hit the road again on Tuesday, which provided even more insight into the plans of coach Scott Frost and his staff. That included talk <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Huskers-defensive-coordinator-Erik-Chinander-gives-his-thoughts-on-what-it-will-take-for-players-to-earn-Blackshirts-118997554" target="_blank" rel="noopener">on the Blackshirts</a>, <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Huskers-coaches-Erik-Chinander-and-Travis-Fisher-want-to-keep-current-players-on-their-toes-by-always-looking-for-better-talent-to-add-to-Scott-Frosts-team-118993614" target="_blank" rel="noopener">roster improvement</a> and <a href="https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Article/Nebraska-Huskers-players-will-get-a-dose-of-heavy-training-from-an-outside-program-before-kicking-it-into-another-gear-with-Zach-Duval-119003778" target="_blank" rel="noopener">an outside training program</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Jackson Hannah&#8217;s potential</strong></h2> <p>Linebacker Jackson Hannah <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-recruiting-jackson-hannah-linebacker-2019-kirk-herbstreit" target="_blank" rel="noopener">has plenty of potential to bring to Nebraska</a>, which ESPN&#8217;s Kirk Herbstreit pointed out in a tweet following Hannah&#8217;s commitment.</p> <h2><strong>Iowa&#8217;s interest in Nebraska&#8217;s success</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska fans aren&#8217;t the only ones hoping the Huskers can get back to being great again. Iowa fans <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-scott-frost-iowa-hawkeyes-big-ten-west" target="_blank" rel="noopener">appear to feel very much the same</a>.</p> <h2><strong>Unofficial visit recap</strong></h2> <p>Brant Banks didn&#8217;t know what to expect from his unofficial visit to Nebraska, but <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-brant-banks-logan-smothers-aidan-keanaaina-unofficial-visits-2019-2020-class" target="_blank" rel="noopener">he left more than impressed</a> with Lincoln and defensive line coach Mike Dawson.</p> <h2><strong>Mark your calendars</strong></h2> <p>The newest edition of Marty Smith’s America <a href="https://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2018/06/marty-smiths-america-presents-college-football-coaches-like-youve-never-seen-them-before/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">debuts Thursday at 8 p.m. ET</a> on ESPN. Nebraska fans will want to set their DVRs now, as this is the show that will feature Frost hiking at the Grand Canyon.</p> <h2><strong>Friday Night Lights update</strong></h2> <p>Nebraska kicks off the first of two Friday Night Lights camps this Friday and fans are welcome to attend. The Huskers <a href="https://www.huskermax.com/fan-information-for-friday-night-lights-camps/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">shared more information for those interested</a>, including what gate to enter.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f6a8.png" alt=" Nebraska AD Bill Moos wants students to “put the phone in your pocket and be engaged” at games https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-bill-moos-wants-students-phone-in-pocket Land of 10 urn:uuid:88d6f96a-9542-9383-ce4e-339ce3d33b54 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:21:34 -0500 <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1006,w_1908,x_0,y_28/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528856338/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-10.18.38-PM_jzjtfh.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska AD Bill Moos-says-students should put the phones in their pocket and be engaged" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska wants to increase its home field advantage at Memorial Stadium. To do that, Athletic Director Bill Moos had some pointed words toward Cornhusker student fans, or at least they seemed that way. When asked about building a Husker fan base for the next generation, he said student attendance at games could help. &#8220;Put the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-bill-moos-wants-students-phone-in-pocket">Nebraska AD Bill Moos wants students to &#8220;put the phone in your pocket and be engaged&#8221; at games</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> <img width="400" height="211" src="https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_1006,w_1908,x_0,y_28/f_auto,q_auto/h_211,w_400/v1528856338/Screen-Shot-2018-06-12-at-10.18.38-PM_jzjtfh.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Nebraska AD Bill Moos-says-students should put the phones in their pocket and be engaged" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" /><p>Nebraska wants to increase its home field advantage at Memorial Stadium.</p> <p>To do that, Athletic Director Bill Moos had some pointed words toward Cornhusker student fans, or at least they seemed that way.</p> <p>When asked about building a Husker fan base for the next generation, he said student attendance at games could help.</p> <p>&#8220;Put the phone in your pocket and be engaged,&#8221; he said.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Moos asked about building the next generation of Husker fans. He challenges current Nebraska students, saying their presence at games could swing a win or two per season.</p> <p>Said Moos: &quot;Put the phone in your pocket and be engaged.&quot;</p> <p>&mdash; Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanBlandOWH/status/1006672689736667137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 12, 2018</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>This is not the first time Moos has made a colorful comment and it&#8217;s also not the first time he&#8217;s worked to up the gameday experience and general enjoyment of Husker football.</p> <p>He&#8217;s been working to <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-bill-moos-black-friday-position">get the Black Friday game with Iowa back</a>, told reporters Michigan and Jim Harbaugh are <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-athletic-director-bill-moos-urban-meyer-jim-harbaugh-scared">&#8220;running a little bit scared&#8221;</a> at the thought of playing the Huskers and called hiring coach Scott Frost <a href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-football-bill-moos-scott-frost-pick-of-litter-spring-game">getting &#8220;the pick of the litter.&#8221;</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-bill-moos-wants-students-phone-in-pocket">Nebraska AD Bill Moos wants students to &#8220;put the phone in your pocket and be engaged&#8221; at games</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.landof10.com">Land of 10</a>.</p> Husker women get commitment from Australian player https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/womens-basketball/husker-women-get-commitment-from-australian-player/article_5c3462d9-1e6d-5927-8e59-a5f758c48b1e.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:2a288f68-b8c2-6450-62b2-9c6c56d6dced Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:00:00 -0500 Nebraska women’s basketball coach Amy Williams made the long trip to Australia to visit a recruit this spring, and a few months later she got the reward when 6-foot-2 Australian forward Isabelle Bourne committed to the Huskers. She’ll be part… Sam's Extra Points: Bill Moos' fan interactions outshine predecessor; Huskers desire Directors' Cup improvement http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/sam-s-extra-points-bill-moos-fan-interactions-outshine-predecessor/article_ad7a8620-a75e-55c2-bb47-0bd735e347ef.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:c959a570-875f-b9e3-56d8-60d83ee03732 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:07:00 -0500 Scott Frost started the western Nebraska leg of the Husker Nation tour, and Nebraska’s first-year coach has an underappreciated asset: Athletic Director Bill Moos. Carriker Chronicles: Luke McCaffrey on picking the Huskers, Scott Frost's electric offense and more http://www.omaha.com/huskers/carriker/carriker-chronicles-luke-mccaffrey-on-picking-the-huskers-scott-frost/article_7d1e2953-af9c-577a-be7d-d7a5da8ec068.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:f5e215e7-cdd6-bde2-abe4-ea3bc42158a3 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:45:00 -0500 All year round, former Husker and NFL veteran Adam Carriker is taking the pulse of Husker Nation. In Monday's episode, Carriker talks to Nebraska quarterback commit Luke McCaffrey about picking the Huskers, Scott Frost's electric offense, the influence of his… Orientation for new Nebraska volleyball coach includes trip to Asia https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/volleyball/orientation-for-new-nebraska-volleyball-coach-includes-trip-to-asia/article_535d457f-d2ee-5519-b8b5-fa6ab86a7c12.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:c2ddd9ee-8ba5-c0c9-e957-f069df50add7 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 21:15:00 -0500 It was when he was interviewing for a job as an assistant volleyball coach at Nebraska that Jaylen Reyes began to understand that not all of the 334 NCAA Division I volleyball programs operate like the Huskers do. Steven M. Sipple: Huskers work into summer months to improve wicked 2017 deficiency https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/sipple/steven-m-sipple-huskers-work-into-summer-months-to-improve/article_afefae20-2d8b-5bce-8308-cc395956cc7b.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:8dfc7fe4-7b22-10e7-42ff-8a2649e3aca4 Sun, 10 Jun 2018 20:45:00 -0500 A lack of pass rush coupled with suspect corner play is a wicked deficiency at any level of football — which helps explain why Nebraska is exploring the transfer market for corners. Steven M. Sipple: Gifford grateful for wisdom accumulated during injury rehab https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/sipple/steven-m-sipple-gifford-grateful-for-wisdom-accumulated-during-injury/article_cef4322e-af89-5a60-8e9b-dab4a77d51a1.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:ba015b68-de74-0d9f-2638-d183faf7b44b Sat, 09 Jun 2018 22:30:00 -0500 While looking on from the sideline, Nebraska senior linebacker Luke Gifford gained greater understanding of the importance of player accountability -- and how a lack of it contributed to the Huskers' struggles under Mike Riley. Amy Williams receives raise after turning Huskers around in Year 2 https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/womens-basketball/amy-williams-receives-raise-after-turning-huskers-around-in-year/article_4daecfb1-b169-5085-82dd-42c761700f27.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:ad8a4ddb-3836-f121-8918-f9247bb3107f Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:00:00 -0500 A big turnaround season for the Nebraska women’s basketball team earned coach Amy Williams a raise going into her third season. Husker Recruiting Notebook: Colorado connections; Anderson enjoys visit; Huskers on recruiting run https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/husker-recruiting-notebook-colorado-connections-anderson-enjoys-visit-huskers-on/article_2a97a427-148b-5093-a103-098e267b3090.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:f1eb82cd-4152-7a6f-9e49-1711e7b3993b Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:00:00 -0500 A weekly look at the latest in Nebraska football recruiting. Junior college transfer Will Jackson offers more immediate help for Nebraska defense http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/recruiting/junior-college-transfer-will-jackson-offers-more-immediate-help-for/article_395d7394-dbe9-5c1c-9d4e-361d385f5b28.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:067e4dd9-7764-d90f-ea3f-e8857d56e889 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Nebraska found immediate help on Tuesday for its depth-challenged cornerback position when Mesa (Arizona) Community College cornerback Will Jackson announced on Twitter he was committing to the Huskers. Jackson Hannah committed to Huskers because he knows Scott Frost will 'bring Nebraska back' http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/recruiting/jackson-hannah-committed-to-huskers-because-he-knows-scott-frost/article_9e24a08c-a4d9-5490-b6fd-ec29342d4da6.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:1e38b3f7-73c4-2e65-3a83-6b7b363f482b Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Jackson Hannah, a coveted linebacker from SEC country already had Nebraska among his favorite schools before, but the moment that swayed him to commit — a face-to-face conversation with Nebraska coach Scott Frost. After missing NCAA Tournament, Huskers putting stronger emphasis on summer work https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/softball/after-missing-ncaa-tournament-huskers-putting-stronger-emphasis-on-summer/article_67bab354-9d15-5695-8f28-911c575f49e1.html Search Results - JournalStar.com urn:uuid:8a2c6fd0-751b-58b4-845e-b0b0944b4ae0 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 20:00:00 -0500 The Nebraska softball team will officially reconvene in the fall to begin preparations for the 2019 season. McKewon: Three takes on Will Jackson's commitment to Nebraska http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/recruiting/mckewon-three-takes-on-will-jackson-s-commitment-to-nebraska/article_2c2721e4-eb41-5222-bfc2-6bdada6212bf.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:fb67b54e-f8ab-92b1-f378-f7581148952a Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:03:00 -0500 Nebraska football received a commitment Tuesday from Mesa (Arizona) Community College cornerback Will Jackson. Three takes on Jackson’s decision to pick the Huskers. Sam's Extra Points: Modesty suits Huskers in recruiting; early kickoffs sell Black Friday short http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/sam-s-extra-points-modesty-suits-huskers-in-recruiting-early/article_09932ec9-6346-5a02-b47e-9037d32e4d77.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:01489e56-dac7-bbb3-a453-1b7abefa92c2 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 05:00:00 -0500 Tip your hat to Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and his boss, Scott Frost. They boosted depth on their defensive line and may have opened a recruiting pipeline in one signing. Four-star 2019 quarterback Luke McCaffrey charts his own path, commits to Huskers http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/recruiting/four-star-quarterback-luke-mccaffrey-charts-his-own-path-commits/article_eeb438fb-8fb4-5126-b1f9-f945b706faa2.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:8e52c944-9fe0-ca52-3c94-a032a25c7168 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 “I just felt like this was the right fit at the right time,” McCaffrey said. “The Nebraska culture and the history, it’s the right time to join along. I want to be part of it.” Juniors Chad Luensmann, Jesse Wilkening among Huskers who could be selected in MLB draft http://www.omaha.com/huskers/baseball/juniors-chad-luensmann-jesse-wilkening-among-huskers-who-could-be/article_555dc914-4fb8-5e1c-bcdc-cdc13b7e14f8.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:90492aa5-2368-ffff-345b-623d8049defd Sun, 03 Jun 2018 23:00:00 -0500 The next three days could have a big impact on Nebraska’s future. Recruiting: With little downside, Huskers not bashful about casting wide net of scholarship offers http://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/recruiting/recruiting-with-little-downside-huskers-not-bashful-about-casting-wide/article_c67ab53b-7ab2-58ee-b4bf-868bbf85bbeb.html www.omaha.com - RSS Results in huskers of type article urn:uuid:32153b18-eaac-ccd9-e6e8-3f36ae63cf32 Sat, 02 Jun 2018 23:00:00 -0500 Jevon Glenn pauses to consider. Come to think of it, no school has made more scholarship offers to his current football players than Nebraska.