Could Nebraska AD be pulling a SW with Kiffin?

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  1. LSUTiga

    LSUTiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Kiffen has had a taste of Hollywood (while st USC) and the bright lights of Nash. He aint going back to the corn belt.
     
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    Also, Kiffin brings instant name recognition to the program and he runs a somewhat wide open offense that players want to play in. With his name, winning history and the transfer portal, he could turn them around in no time! They have also produced three Heisman Trophy winners, although it was a while ago, players like that bling, bling stuff. Another thing that could be attractive to Kiffin is he's back home and he's closer to his son, who is living in California with his ex-wife. Nebraska is desperate for a winner and I could see Lane getting a Lincoln Riley type deal!
     
  3. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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    If Oklahoma continues to regress, maybe Nebraska could fill it. Iowa St was successful last year.
     
  4. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village

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    Venables has some learning to do and I think he will. He stated earlier that he wanted nothing to do with the portal and that is a big mistake. He got shit on by his predecessor just like Kelly did. If he sticks to his guns the rebuild at OU will take a while
     
  5. CagedTiger

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    I just don't think that's a good fit. I know he's an OU guy, but some coaches are just great assistants, not HCs. Alabama hiring Mike Dubose is another great example. He was regarded as one of the best defensive minds in college football, but he was pitiful as a HC. If Lane goes to Nebraska, he could probably beat Venables year one with the large group of two-stars that currently fill the Nebraska roster.
     
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  6. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

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    Isn’t Nebraska B10 now?

    EDIT: yes
     
  7. Herb

    Herb Founding Member

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    Spot on.
    The biggest city in Nebraska is Omaha. Most of the rest of the state are farm towns with populations of 1500 people or less. They still play 7 on 7 in a lot of areas.
    The transfer portal is potentially the great equalizer for Nebraska. A huge hire would puts Nebraska on the radar for kids prioritizing playing time/highlight reel opportunities elsewhere.
     
  8. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village

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    Of course you don't, it's what you do.
    I don't really have a dog in the fight other than I live here and get the inside baseball if you will. His press conference when he was hired was legit. The fit isn't the problem. The learning curve is. How quickly he can figure it out will tell the tale. I think he will do just fine. We will see.
     
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    It's also that a lot of OU players followed 'what's his ass' to the University of Spoiled Children.
     
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  10. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village

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    That is what I meant by his predecessor
     
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