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Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 NFL Scouting Combine Capsules

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 23 hours ago
It’s not National Signing Day for recruitniks, but it’s up there. I speak of the annual NFL Scouting Combine which looks like half Westminster Dog Show-half meat market. Amazingly there will be plenty of live-tweeting about it and wouldn’t you know, four Nebraska Cornhuskers have been invited to display their wares.   Andy Janovich, FullbackJanovich was done a severe...

5 Players Who Could Impress During the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 day ago
It never fails. Every year, at least one player puts on a show at the NFL Scouting Combine that changes the way scouts look at him (in a good way) and subsequently boosts his draft stock. Sometimes this happens during an interview, but more often than not, it happens during one of the drills. Scouts will see something in a player they hadn't seen before, causing some franchises to rework...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Running Backs

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 1 day ago
Nobody expected transitioning from the Ameer Abdullah era to be easy and it most certainly wasn’t. Nebraska worked with what it had, and fortunately quarterback Tommy Armstrong had some skilled feet to take some of the burden off of the backs. However, he was a mere 44 yards behind No. 2 on the rushing list. 2016 looks to offer plenty of uncertainty in the first few games as well...

Dallas Cowboys’ Randy Gregory: Too Spoiled by the Nebraska Program He Left

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 2 days ago
It’s hard to feel bad for former Nebraska Cornhusker and current Dallas Cowboy Randy Gregory. His recent actions are nothing new and they may end his NFL career sooner rather than later. Last Friday, the NFL passed down a four-game suspension for Gregory’s violation of the league’s substance abuse policy after failing three tests. The second-year player will miss the first...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Quarterbacks

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 5 days ago
A quarterback battle as intense as the one about to start boiling in Lincoln hasn’t been seen since eventual Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch went toe-to-toe with Bobby Newcombe. Crouch obviously won that fight, but the stage is set for a clash that likely goes to fall camp (and maybe beyond). 2015 SummaryIf there was any position thinner than Nebraska’s linebacker corps last...

College Football's Top 25 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 6 days ago
Junior college prospects are some of the biggest wildcards in a recruiting class for college football teams. Not every program taps into the junior college ranks for options, but immediate help can be found at this level. While junior college recruits often help right away, some are more of a project and can take half (or more) of a season to develop. Additionally, junior college recruits are...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The 2015-16 college football coaching carousel was one of the busiest in recent memory. There were plenty of surprises along the way, including Steve Spurrier’s sudden retirement in October, the bizarre separation between USC and Steve Sarkisian, Todd Monken’s late departure to the NFL, Lovie Smith's late hire at Illinois and Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to leave BYU for...

Way Too Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing Big Ten Non-Conference Games of 2016

By J.P. Scott, 11 months 1 week ago
With National Signing Day behind us and spring practice on the horizon, it's not too early to take a look at what lies ahead for the Big Ten in terms of intriguing non-conference matchups. Related: Big Ten 2016 Team Recruiting Rankings The addition of a ninth conference game puts added pressure on everyone during the early portion of the season. That's the time of the...

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016 Spring Practice Positional Preview: Linebackers

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 11 months 1 week ago
Nebraska linebackers coach Trent Bray probably sleeps much more soundly than he did a year ago. His corps has swelled to something that could help take defensive coordinator Mark Banker’s scheme to the next level this fall and help erase some key mistakes from the past. 2015 SummaryHeading into the 2015 season, depth was razor-thin and as young as the Mike Riley era itself. To make...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2016 college football season is already underway, and even with the season nearly 200 days away, it’s never too early to take a look at the returning talent and project some of the players due for a breakout season. Recruiting establishes the foundation for any program, but finding and developing quarterbacks is a challenging and essential task for any coach....