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RE: Nebraska Predictions
(09-16-2017 08:32 AM)Milwaukee Pilot Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 07:49 AM)dpgohuskies Wrote:  
(09-15-2017 10:01 PM)NILAW Wrote:  This whole Huff pass blocking issue is way over-blown. Compare Huff’s stats to many NIU feature running backs:

Jordan Huff: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...uff-1.html
Chad Spann: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...ann-1.html
Garrett Wolfe: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...lfe-1.html
Michael Turner: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...ner-2.html
LeShon Johnson: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...son-1.html

Huff’s career 6.9 yards per carry is higher than Spann’s 5.4, Wolfe’s 6.4, Turner’s 5.3, and Johnson’s 5.6.

As far as pass blocking, I don’t recall Garrett Wolfe or LeShon Johnson being very good on pass blocking, and Chad Spann may have been the best of the lot on pass blocking. People can disagree about this, but you can’t disagree about Michael Turner; Coach Novak said about Michael Turner’s NFL prospects: "Michael is so big and so strong, he's a guy that's fast when he gets going. He's fast in the second 50 yards. He can learn pass blocking and he's big enough to protect the pocket passer.”

Coach Novak and Coach Kill understand the value of an explosive TB; Carey simply does not understand the value or for whatever reason does not get it. As far as pass protection, if Turner needed to learn pass blocking per coach Joe, he obviously was not a good pass blocker at NIU. Yet, with a good (very good or whatever adjective you want) coach, Turner and the others were NIU feature backs. Huff should be also.

You could at least acknowledge the glaring difference in carries, you are using an average, sample sizes are way off

Agreed, dp. I the sample size is a valid point. The problem here is that Law says "feature" back. Huff has not proven, over the years, that he is good enough, or shown enough consistency to be a "feature" back. At this level, if you are that much better than the lot, you stick out. I know, funny that I say that, as the best of the lot, Turner, just may have not ever gotten the chance if Hammock didn't go down with his heart issue.

I guess to be that clear number one you really have to "separate" yourself like Graham did in camp according to Carey. You really have to show like Graham did that you are head and shoulders the best option. Oh wait....
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RE: Nebraska Predictions
(09-16-2017 08:33 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 07:49 AM)dpgohuskies Wrote:  
(09-15-2017 10:01 PM)NILAW Wrote:  This whole Huff pass blocking issue is way over-blown. Compare Huff’s stats to many NIU feature running backs:

Jordan Huff: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...uff-1.html
Chad Spann: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...ann-1.html
Garrett Wolfe: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...lfe-1.html
Michael Turner: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...ner-2.html
LeShon Johnson: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...son-1.html

Huff’s career 6.9 yards per carry is higher than Spann’s 5.4, Wolfe’s 6.4, Turner’s 5.3, and Johnson’s 5.6.

As far as pass blocking, I don’t recall Garrett Wolfe or LeShon Johnson being very good on pass blocking, and Chad Spann may have been the best of the lot on pass blocking. People can disagree about this, but you can’t disagree about Michael Turner; Coach Novak said about Michael Turner’s NFL prospects: "Michael is so big and so strong, he's a guy that's fast when he gets going. He's fast in the second 50 yards. He can learn pass blocking and he's big enough to protect the pocket passer.”

Coach Novak and Coach Kill understand the value of an explosive TB; Carey simply does not understand the value or for whatever reason does not get it. As far as pass protection, if Turner needed to learn pass blocking per coach Joe, he obviously was not a good pass blocker at NIU. Yet, with a good (very good or whatever adjective you want) coach, Turner and the others were NIU feature backs. Huff should be also.

You could at least acknowledge the glaring difference in carries, you are using an average, sample sizes are way off

It's amazing how many carries those other RBs got, especially Wolfe - at his size he was still a workhorse RB. Go figure.

Here is the other difference in them being "feature" backs.....all the other guys mentioned sniffed the NFL. You cannot believe that Huff has that talent level. The others were workhorses for the exact reason that they had a very special talent. Not say that Huff isn't a D1 running back---he's just not a "special" talent, like the others.
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Nebraska Predictions
Changing my prediction to:

NIU 27
NU 24

After watching all of the pressers from the Nebraska coaches and players, I really do think they are overlooking us based on the comments made about NIU. Let's gooooo!


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RE: Nebraska Predictions
(09-16-2017 08:58 AM)Milwaukee Pilot Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 08:33 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 07:49 AM)dpgohuskies Wrote:  
(09-15-2017 10:01 PM)NILAW Wrote:  This whole Huff pass blocking issue is way over-blown. Compare Huff’s stats to many NIU feature running backs:

Jordan Huff: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...uff-1.html
Chad Spann: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...ann-1.html
Garrett Wolfe: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...lfe-1.html
Michael Turner: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...ner-2.html
LeShon Johnson: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pla...son-1.html

Huff’s career 6.9 yards per carry is higher than Spann’s 5.4, Wolfe’s 6.4, Turner’s 5.3, and Johnson’s 5.6.

As far as pass blocking, I don’t recall Garrett Wolfe or LeShon Johnson being very good on pass blocking, and Chad Spann may have been the best of the lot on pass blocking. People can disagree about this, but you can’t disagree about Michael Turner; Coach Novak said about Michael Turner’s NFL prospects: "Michael is so big and so strong, he's a guy that's fast when he gets going. He's fast in the second 50 yards. He can learn pass blocking and he's big enough to protect the pocket passer.”

Coach Novak and Coach Kill understand the value of an explosive TB; Carey simply does not understand the value or for whatever reason does not get it. As far as pass protection, if Turner needed to learn pass blocking per coach Joe, he obviously was not a good pass blocker at NIU. Yet, with a good (very good or whatever adjective you want) coach, Turner and the others were NIU feature backs. Huff should be also.

You could at least acknowledge the glaring difference in carries, you are using an average, sample sizes are way off

It's amazing how many carries those other RBs got, especially Wolfe - at his size he was still a workhorse RB. Go figure.

Here is the other difference in them being "feature" backs.....all the other guys mentioned sniffed the NFL. You cannot believe that Huff has that talent level. The others were workhorses for the exact reason that they had a very special talent. Not say that Huff isn't a D1 running back---he's just not a "special" talent, like the others.

I disagree. Huff has the talent. The only question is whether he has the motivation and work ethic required for the NFL. As much as I supported Wolfe's efforts in the NFL, it was always going to be a major uphill battle for him at his size.

In all the years I've watched NIU I've never seen anyone gain so many yards that was not a starter, other than Turner, when Hammock was playing. Even Turner only averaged 5 ypc or so. Not for 200+ carries anyway - at that point it is no longer a fluke.
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RE: Nebraska Predictions
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09-16-2017 10:19 AM
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RE: Nebraska Predictions
Wonder if there could be a delay with some isolated storms in the vicinity.
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