1984 Preseason – Cautious Optimism / Recruiting Watch

Posts Tagged ‘Lyle Pickins’

— Cautious Optimism — The 1984 season presented an excellent opportunity for third-year coach Bill McCartney to demonstrate that the building process was continuing. Bill McCartney’s inaugural squad, consisting of nary a single player recruited by McCartney, had finished 2-8-1. In 1983, the mark had improved to 4-7. Now, with two full seasons under his belt, and two recruiting classes to call his own, whispers of a winning season were heard around campus. Not Orange Bowl, mind you. No one was oblivious to the fact that there were top ten teams residing in Lincoln …