The straight scoop
from Colonel Mustard
April 22, 1999
The offense was a mess and Eric was very slow on his reads
in the passing game. He threw late and short. Cousin Matt pushed off and
caught the long pass, but Eric just put it up for grabs. Eric didn't progess
at all this spring.
Butler is a good runner and gives another option this
fall. Bowling moved and caught the ball very well. We used the offset I and
the wingbone look for the first time. Runty is a slow guy with a weak arm. If
he has to play, we are in trouble. Perino moved pretty well and throws a nice
ball. But he can't stay upright.
Getting Wiggins back is huge. The line
looked fine, but it was hard to tell because our overall execution was so
poor. On offense, this was the worst-looking Nebraska team I have ever seen in
the spring. We could hardly move the ball at all. The defense was solid, but
I don't know if it was because the offense was so bad. Warren was more
active than at any time last year. Stella was all over the field and needs
to play this year. He will make more plays than our returning speed
linebackers. Craver is the real deal. He matched up with Cousinn Matt all day
and stayed right with him. A kid from St. Edward named Slaney is big and looks like a terrific prospect at speed linebacker.
Josh Brown is the kicker and the other kid is a stiff.
This whole spring seemed like a waste and left me very depressed and worried.