Scouting the Opposition – Nebraska


2019 Season Archive

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Nebraska is ranked in the Top 25 in most preseason magazines, but loses its top running back, top wide receiver, three-fifths of its offensive line, and four of its top five tacklers … Which Cornhusker team will invade Folsom Field: The team which started 0-6 last season, or the one which finished 4-2? …

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Over 720 players have entered the Transfer Portal since its inception last October … Reactions of coaches and administrators … How many players Pac-12 teams have gained (and lost) … How CU has fared in Year One of the Transfer Portal …

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CU has a four-game winning streak over CSU, and will face a Ram team which finished the 2018 campaign on a five-game losing streak … CSU finished 107th in scoring offense and 117th in scoring defense, but will pose a real challenge to Mel Tucker’s Buffs in the last-ever RMS in Denver …

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How does Brendon Lewis stack up against the ratings of CU’s other QB recruits from the past decade? … Why the name John Carson should remembered by every Buff fan … How does CU’s future non-conference schedule stack up against other Pac-12 schools? …

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Questions abound for CU’s defense and special teams … Can Jalen Sami (out since 2016) adequately replace Javier Edwards at nose tackle? … Can Davion Taylor successfully transition from Buff Backer to “Star Backer”? … Will the Buffs start a converted wide receiver and a converted cornerback at safety? … Whatever happened to Sam Loy? …

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Do have an “in” with the new CU President? Introduce him to the “Swinney Effect” … Be careful what you wish for – Will Clay Helton be the coach of USC by the time the Trojans get to Boulder? … Trivia: When was the last time CU men’s basketball was ranked in the preseason poll? …

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The Post-Spring Depth is not written in stone (Kary Kutsch and Jack Shutack as starting guards?), but there certainly has been some movement on the roster since spring drills started, with some guidance as to what CU fans can expect from the Buff offense this fall …

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CU one of only 15 FBS teams without an FCS team on its 2019 schedule … CBS Top 100 players for 2020 NFL Draft includes three Buffs … Defensive coordinator Tyson Summers on Spring game: “Too many points … we’ll figure it out” …

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CU at the NFL Draft

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Early 2020 NFL mock Draft – Laviska Shenault No. 6 overall pick … Jon Wilner: Pac-12 winners and losers from NFL Draft (Washington has more picks than L.A. schools combined) … Five Buffs sign as free agents … WR Juwann Winfree goes to the Denver Broncos in the sixth round …

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Steven Montez on Steven Montez: “Not God-awful, but not really good” … It’s Nate Landman’s world, we just get to live in it … Laviska Shenault was last spring’s breakout star – which young Buff made a name for himself in the 2091 Spring game? …

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Spring Practice Notes

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Spring Game: Gold 55, Black 27 – Mel Tucker: “I wanted to see guys compete, I wanted to see guys finish, I wanted to see guys strain, I wanted to see guys execute. We got that today” … Team and individual statistics … Rosters for Spring game – Montez v. Noyer/Lytle …

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Game Day!! … Ten Questions for the CU Spring game, including: Does Steven Montez have a clear command of the Jay Johnson offense?; and, Who are No. 10, No. 13, No. 14, and No. 22? … ADDED: “Neill Woelk: What To Watch In Saturday’s Buffs Spring Finale” …

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