Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.
Nebraska has been at the center of a lot of conversation recently, both around the Big Ten and and nationally. Social media, conference writers and national media have all been buzzing about the Huskers over the last few weeks. With so much chatter about the Huskers, will it matter and what effect will it have (if any)?
Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos appeared on Sports Nightly earlier this week. He spoke about the negative pieces that national media puts out about the team.
“Well, one must remember we’re a national brand,” Moos said. “We’re recognized. We are outspoken. I know I am personally about what I think is right. The No. 1 thing that I wanted out of all this was to play football. I wanted our players to have an opportunity to compete, to be rewarded for their hard week. In the end now, we are going to play football.
“We’re going to play nine games, hopefully and maybe a bowl game as well. So, we need to look at that as a positive.”
There was some complaining about the schedule, including from Moos. The charge was that the slate is unfair to the Huskers or the tough games could have spread out a bit. How about taking the season opener with a top-5 opponent, Ohio State, as a badge of honor? The Big Ten wants to recoup television revenue and promoting big matchup early in the season is a way to do it. The Huskers are still a ratings monster as are the Buckeyes.
When the schedule was released last weekend, there were no dates included other than Saturday dates. Even with that, the expectation is that Nebraska will end up with Iowa back on the Black Friday slate. It was originally supposed to be a matchup with Minnesota. Even getting that game back the way Nebraska and Iowa want it is more exposure for the Nebraska program. Fans (and recruits) have come to expect to see the Huskers and Hawkeyes square off that day.
The talk around the Huskers recently has been both good and bad. The chatter and exposure the Huskers have received recently mean little when thinking about how the season will go in 2020. The team needs to take steps forward on the field. It will be a fun footnote that some were taunting the team about the schedule.
If the Huskers block out the noise and win some games this season that will get them noticed by recruits far more than anything that has been happening recently.
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Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.