I'm back and the freshness continues to roll off my fingers today...for those wanting their fix of life and sports....lets dive in.
THE HOT LIST:
1. Husker Basketball News
2. Eye On Husker Recruiting
3. Husker Notes
1. Doc Sadler got some good news and some bad news yesterday as the NCAA granted him a wavier to extend his scholarship limit to 14 but in return it'll cost him 15 games as Christian Standhardinger will not be allowed to play in any games till Big 12 play in January. This came after the NCAA originally was planning on not allowing Standhardinger to play at Nebraska in early May prompting Sadler to go out and recruit another player to fill his scholarship limit. That player signed with Nebraska and in late August Doc received word that Standhardinger status was changing and possibly for the best. Yesterday the NCAA ruled that Standhardinger could enroll at Nebraska but sit out 15 games. Doc is pleased with this decision as he gets to have 14 kids on scholarship and also will have some added size and height that Nebraska badly lost out in having last season. Doc also talked about not redshirting anymore kids because of the loss of redshirt players he has endured the past 2 seasons. The notion of kids wanting to play right away will now keep him away from doing that....hopefully that'll mean kids staying at Nebraska for 4 years. Either way in 2 months Nebrasketball will return....dunno how excited I am right now but when the time comes I'll be.
2. Good article today by Mitch Sherman of the Omaha World Herald talking about the small recruiting class that Nebraska has now standing at just 5 kids. Ted Gilmore the Husker recruiting director, insists that Nebraska has a big board of over 300 prospects to chose from and bring in for official visits. For people out there thinking Nebraska is going to have a huge 25-30 player class should sorely check the roster and see that Nebraska only has 14 seniors so we can reasonable expect this years class to be in the 17-18 player range. Although Nebraska is putting itself in position to have a major top 5 recruiting class next season as they are heavily recruiting 5-10 juniors that could be ranked in the top 20 in the country next season. Even if Nebraska doesn't make a big splash this season on the recruiting trail like other programs will, I full heartily believe Nebraska will have a top 5 class in 2011...be watching...next recruiting will be a HUGE one for the Skers.
3. Husker Notes take a dabble on various topics and news-lines in Husker Sports....Husker Volleyball swept Creighton last night 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 to earn their 88 consecutive home win snapping Penn State's record. Nebraska now hasn't lost a home game in 5 years..I anticipate that this record could be over 95 by the end of the season...we'll see if they can keep that streak alive when they play bigger opponents like Texas.....Cody Green is quickly becoming one of the best freshman that Shawn Watson has ever coached...."He's football smart" giving him a chance to grasp the offense quickly...Watson has been very impressed with Green's ability to audible coverage's at the line of scrimmage in practice.....Bo continues to praise Jared Crick play in camp as he will be the opposing DT next to Suh...I hope that he's ready to elevate his game and prevent Suh from being double teamed...If Crick can draw that kind of attention that Suh will be demanding...our DL will have a HUGE season......Alex Henery is a stickler on technique and form as he video tapes himself and watches film on other successful kickers....probably explains a lot how he's made over 89.7 percent of his field goals in his career....Keep kicking away Alex....Bo used the FAU bonfire of burning the Nebraska N as motivation fuel for this weekend....Bad Idea FAU you should just show up and get pummeled instead of having a silly bonfire.
Coming back with the game preview, and much more tomorrow....Peace