After a loss like the kind Nebraska suffered at the hands of the Red Raiders, a fan worries about many things. One of those might be about the current recruiting commitments feelings on what took place. Thankfully, for Nebraska, the current commits insist what happened will not be the norm.
really be said about a 70-10 loss? Naturally, there appears to be a lot of
room for improvement. ". I guess now they know that they need to
do a lot of work" said TE David Harvey. "I think last night they struggled and
couldn't get what they wanted to get going. They just couldn't score like they wanted
to." Harvey feels that even though Nebraska's talent level
is sufficient, he can still come in next year and make an impact. "They have some really good players there
now but I feel I can do what anyone else can do."
Ozen High School's Calvin Mickens also sees the loss in
Lubbock as a
chance for him to change the Cornhuskers' fortunes. "Maybe I can be the guy to come in and
make a difference" he said. His
teammate, WR Wallace Franklin looks at the game as an aberration. "Everyone loses games. They've just got
to learn from their mistakes." When
asked about if the loss had any impact on his decision to attend school at the
Nebraska next year, Wallace
chuckled. "I'm very excited about
coming to Lincoln".
Oklahomans Craig Roark and Phillip Dillard remained positive and upbeat
despite the loss. "They just had a
bad game and made a lot of mistakes but it's nothing that can't be corrected.
They may lose this games, but they can win the rest of the season. They can even beat OU as long as they
don't turn the ball over. With the
new West Coast Offense, teams will have trouble defending what they do," said
Dillard. Roark believes the proof
will be in the pudding as Nebraska's new staff goes to work this week to
prepare for Baylor. "We'll find out
next week as we see how they react. You can't judge a team on one game. I
think everyone just needs to wait and see how they respond. Nebraska's got a good coaching staff and we
just need to see what they can do."
positive attitude is also prevalent with Glendale, Arizona's Nick
Covey who believes that despite the lopsided loss, Nebraska can still make
strides. "I think any team can
improve on anything and I'm still definitely positive. If they lost, hey, it
happens. I still feel the same
about going to the school and coming in.
It's the first year of a brand new West Coast Offense and they're doing
the best they can."
Nebraska oral commitments Jacob Hickman and
Leon Jackson remain firm in their commitments to the school. When asked if his
commitment to Nebraska was as strong after the
Texas Tech game as it was before it, Jackson responded, "Absolutely." Hickman believes that the ‘Huskers just
need to continue to practice and get better. "It's something you don't like to
see. They're just going to have to
keep working at it over time." Hickman also feels very strongly about
his commitment to the University of Nebraska. "I gave them my word and I'm going to
stick to that."
though the loss is a bitter pill to swallow, Nebraska's commitments remain optimistic about
the future that they will help create.