TFW the transfer portal gives you a bad case of butthurt

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32 responses to “TFW the transfer portal gives you a bad case of butthurt

  1. Frost isn’t wrong, but he has to understand that sometimes it’s better to say nothing, I guess.

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  2. Scott Frost is figuring out really quickly that the job in Lincoln is a hell of a lot harder than his job in Orlando was.

    The irony of his individual circumstances is a case of glaring lack of self-awareness.

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    • You don’t think he was well aware of that before he took the job?

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      • Yes, but I think he thought he was going to waltz into Lincoln and turn it around because he’s Scott Frost and was crowned a “national champion” at UCF. You could argue Nebraska hasn’t been nationally relevant in every current college players’ lifetime, and Scott Frost hasn’t made it better in the least.

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        • That’s not at all what he thought based on most (all?) of the reporting. They knew they were in a big hole. That’s why they swung for the fences on some Florida kids in that initial class and it didn’t work, which actually put them in a bigger hole.

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          • I’m betting he thought his UCF experience (and whatever relationship he had) would give him the brand permission with those Florida targets. Nebraska is the Big 10/Big 12 version of Tennessee. Past glory that provided a basis for a national recruiting model because they don’t have a local talent base to support winning at the highest level … that glory is gone in the eyes of high schoolers who have never seen Nebraska appear in a New Year’s 6 bowl game much less be a national title contender. Why would a kid from Texas or California go to Nebraska when he can go to one of the current power programs? Why in the world would a Florida blue chip even consider going to Nebraska today when that same player is being recruited by Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, and the Florida schools (including UCF)?

            None of that is going to change. Frost saw an opportunity that his ego couldn’t resist … go home and save his alma mater’s football program when he likely could have gotten the job at one of the southern schools that has access to a lot more talent if he had been patient.

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            • miltondawg

              Exactly. Frost thought that the success of the 70s, 80s, and 90s could be returned. Following Osborne’s retirement in 1997, only Frank Solich was more than a middling coach before hiring Frost in 2017. Couple that with what I think was a disastrous move to the B1G which largely took eyeballs off of them in the Texas recruiting market and they are in purgatory.

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            • Greg

              Good exchange….but one of the things that has changed for them is no more 5th year seniors. Or at least to the tune of what they were doing in the 90’s and before.

              They would get them (OL projects) back then, redshirt them and keep them in the program until they were mature and ready…..you just don’t see that anymore.

              If my memory serves me correct, Georgia Tech had a few 5th year OL in ‘90…..the year they were co-champions (national) I believe.

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              • The problem is it’s really hard for an under the radar player (especially an OL) to stay under the radar as he could in Osborne’s era. You can still have 5th year seniors by developing them over time. What Nebraska has to face is that they aren’t the most physical team in the game any longer.

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                • Greg

                  Point is, there are not nearly as many 5th year seniors now (OL) as there were in the early ‘90’s or before.

                  That was there bread and butter.

                  You still have 5th year seniors, but not to the magnitude of before…..especially at Nebraska.

                  I’m sure the coaching turnover, philosophies and rule changes have something to do with it. But in short, that is what made some of those Nebraska teams great.

                  You go nowhere without the OL….especially back then. They had some great players at the skill positions back then, but the OL is what made them go….

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                • Greg

                  their…..not there, couldn’t find the edit tab/button.

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              • archiecreek

                Negative ghost rider…
                Colorado was the 1990 national champions!!

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    • stoopnagle

      Mo money, mo problems

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  3. argondawg

    “Nebraska or Alabama”? This isn’t the 1990s. Nebraska is closer to Memphis or USF than they are Alabama. Dude should have taken the UF job.

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  4. KingMackeral

    All he had to do is say something like “Yes, it worked out for me 20 years ago, but today’s environment is quite different. I am simply saying buyer beware”.

    But he didn’t…

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    • Exactly. Frost is also 100% correct that the truly elite kids who hit the portal know where they’re going before they hit the list. That’s just the reality of it and it’s never going to be something people can police unless the team doing the tampering is Arizona State blatant.

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  5. gastr1

    So many coaches, so many jackasses…so little time.

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  6. Russ

    So the kid is transferring to Rice and Frost is concerned about his education? That’s about like comparing Nebraska to Alabama in football.

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  7. Hobnail_Boot

    He whined to the media 24 years ago to get his outgoing coach half of a national title that they didn’t deserve.

    He’s always been a whiner.

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  8. Ran A

    This guys intelligence cannot right the checks his ego is trying to cash.

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  9. Can’t decide what’s funnier: Frost acting like his players “getting an education” is actually his top priority, or the insinuation that Nebraska is as desirable a destination for recruits/transfers as Alabama. Kind of like the AAC referring to itself as a “Power 6 conference.”

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  10. Former Fan

    I am all for free tranfers. However, Frost had to sit out a year when he transferred. Not the same thing today.

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  11. stoopnagle

    He’s not wrong. A lot of guys are walking away from playing by entering the portal & I’m not sure that’s their intention.

    And, we know that transfer students generally have lower rates of persistence and completion than students who stick it out at one school. They also generally take longer time to degree. Multiple transfers correlate with even less persistence/completion. Now, that said, not all students get the same levels of support as student-athletes in revenue sports.

    But Luke McCaffery ended up at Rice so…

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