Following "Signing Day", Lone
200 people showed up for the event, all clad in red, all eager|
to see just what this new crop of Huskers looked like.
It's hard to do better than a Fox and Hound, the establishments always being gargantuan in size and this one was no exception. TVs galore, a buffet to die for and of course, wall-to-wall fans clad in red.
While I have covered
|Jess Kosch owns three national title rings|
They did, but they had some company and probably a good reason most of them showed up as former Huskers Jesse Kosch and Lee Kunz dropped by to talk to the group, along with former Husker coach Scott Downing, who talked some generalities about recruiting, but he was more than eager to share with everyone his new career at the University of Northern Colorado, where his coaching career will continue.
As for myself, my role was to, of course, share the recruit video, talk about the kids coming in and even the kids of 2007. Recruiting never ends, you know. And we touched on a few current issues with an energetic Q&A, where the theme was about recruiting, but about some of the current players in general. Oh, and Matt Herian's name came up.
|Kunz talks about his days as a|
Husker and Chicago Bear.
During the course of the events, both Kosch and Kunz got up to speak and you can imagine that each had a plethora of insight into what makes a great team and what dealing with great players is like.
Did you know that Lee Kunz a former linebacker for the Huskers, was the one asked to groom another linebacker, but this one for the Chicago Bears? Yeah, Lee saw the writing on the wall with this one, because it turned out that Mike Singletary ended up being pretty decent.
As for Kosch, he came with rings galore, three of them in fact, commemorating each of the great teams he was a part of while he played for the big red.
Another did you know: Kosch punted an average of just over two times a game during the '95 season. That is one of the lowest per-game totals in NCAA history. Not bad for a punter who had over 3,000 yards as a running back for Columbus Scotus.
You could call the theme of this get together "what it takes to win" as Kosch has been there, Kunz certainly knows what it's like and between this recruiting class and the last year for the Huskers, that's what everyone is expecting for the future.
Carrothers (right) and myself
Of course, while there is much to
do about why people gather together, for the Coloradans for
I know we had a great time and
Tim was kind enough to invite us back and we'll hopefully be in
We'll see you down there next
year, but stay tuned to the site, because like I said, recruiting never end,