Under the Radar - 2014 Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview

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  1. Bl0ndeRedHead

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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers are loaded this year, but don't tell anyone. The majority of the public once again has no recognition for Nebraska and their 15 players with a 90+ overall rating, or the fact they finished one win away from a shot at the BCS title game last year. Because, see, the folks in Lincoln don't get respect, and that's how they like it. With several starting transfers coming in from Oklahoma this year, and a couple of well built recruiting classes, Nebraska has primed themselves for another run at the Big 12 title. Now all they have to do is get by their tough schedule.

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    OFFENSE
    This team is leaning on Brent Wright at quarterback, but the real strength of this offense comes from the line. With 5 lineman rated at 90+, and another 3 in the wings with ratings in the 80s, Nebraska appears to have one of the better lines in the country. The only real area of concern is receiver, where the Huskers go two deep with "the initials" Watson and Dykes. Braylon Heard will continue to do whatever the coaches need him to, whether it be run, catch, or block.

    QB - Brent Wright (JR) - 94OVR - 92THP 92THA, 84SPD 84ACC 81BTK
    HB - Braylon Heard (SR) - 93OVR - 99SPD 99AGI 95ELU 91BTK
    WR - A.J. Watson (JR) - 86OVR - 87SPD 90JMP 81BTK 97RTE 96REL
    WR - C.J. Dyes (SO) - 85OVR - 86SPD 88JMP 80BTK 95SPC 95REL
    T - Ali Mangum (JR) - 98OVR
    T - Russell Washington (SO) - 94OVR
    T - Andrew Rodriguez (SR) - 90OVR
    G - Teddy Carpenter (JR) - 91OVR
    G - Anthony Bryant (JR) - 90OVR



    DEFENSE
    When looking at the defense of Nebraska, the only soft spots are at the OLB position, where they have 2 young starters. But those LBs are shored up by MLB and captain Jake Mitchell, the highest rated defensive player. Opponents will definitely want to shy away from throwing it, as every starter in the secondary is rated above an 89. Going to the run might not help either, as every starting lineman is above an 88. The real question is whether or not this will be a shutdown defense or the kind of defense that bends but forces lots and lots of turnovers. Only time will tell.

    DE - Andrew Carlton (SO) - 90OVR - 91STR 95PWM 86TAK
    DE - James Howell (JR) - 90OVR - 94FNM 96HPW 90BSH
    DE - Marcus Bowman (JR) - 89OVR - 97FNM 96BSH 92PWM 90PRC
    DT - Chase Rome (SR) - 88OVR - 90STR 99ACC 90PWM 91HPW
    OLB - Jonathan Clark (SO) - 81OVR - 87SPD 87ACC 86HPW 80BSH
    MLB - Jake Mitchell (SR) - 95OVR - 88STR 92ACC 93HPW 95BSH 90PRC
    CB - Carlos Carter (SR) - 95OVR - 97SPD 97JMP 99MCV 96ZCV 94PRS 99PRC
    CB - Tyler Thompson (JR) - 93OVR - 95SPD 96ACC 99MCV 99ZCV 92PRS 99PRC
    FS - Kaleb Gaither (SR) - 89OVR - 90SPD 90ACC 99MCV 90TAK 91PUR 93HPW
    SS - Daniel Morgan (JR) - 92OVR - 91SPD 95ACC 96ZCV 94PRS 95BSH 99PUR
    P - Blake Key (JR) - 80KPW 70KAC
    K - Tim Holmes (SR) - 99KPW 85KAC


    High Hopes
    Nebraska has a tough schedule, but this is a tough team with loads of talent, ready to take over Texas' spot in the Big 12 throne. They get to face them this year in conference play (and maybe the Big 12 Title game) so we'll see if the Huskers can get over the hump and dethrone the highly vaunted Longhorns. No matter what, fans in Lincoln are dying for a Big 12 Championship, and Brent Wright and Co. aim to take them to that promised land.

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  2. vBIG SLICKv

    vBIG SLICKv Varsity Baby !!!

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    Great write up blonde.

    btw - here is what 4 straight Big XII Championship Trophies look like:

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  3. bravejaf

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    Blonde - I would have scheduled you against someone else if I looked at rosters first :)

    GL on championship run though since you likely need to go through Texas twice and Ohio State once
     
  4. Bl0ndeRedHead

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    Ya I realized I'm pretty screwed with the schedule this year...3 tough conference games (and possibly a 4th) with my last game against Ohio State? Brutal lol
     
  6. bravejaf

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    Well you got the (un)lucky straw. Our game was the last one I scheduled. We were the only teams that only had 3 regular season user games on the schedule so wasn't any other options :p.
     
  7. bravejaf

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    Pretty sure Twist is gonna be gunning for the traitor Brent Wright when you guys meet later this season :)
     
  8. Beazus Christ

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    Good write up man. It looks like everything is rock solid except the receiving corps
     
  9. Bl0ndeRedHead

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    Oh man I can't wait...Wright is gonna go off in that game
     
  10. Twister18

    Twister18 I aint got time to bleed!

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