Articles by Jeremy Pernell

Pernell: Frost with a big decision at QB

4/26/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska set a spring game attendance record when an announced crowd of 86,818 fans spent last Saturday in Memorial Stadium getting their first glimpse of new coach Scott Frost's program. It was the largest crowd in Nebraska history for spring games, and the eighth highest-attended spring game nationally in modern history. Most anticipated was the first look at Frost's pace-and-space…

Pernell: Top 100 Prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft

4/18/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Saquon Barkley carries the ball against Nebraska on Nov 18, 2017. (Chris Dunn/York Daily Record via USA TODAY Sports)   1. RB Saquon Barkley Penn State 2. DB Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama 3. DE Bradley Chubb N.C. State 4. OG Quenton Nelson Notre Dame 5. LB Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech 6. CB Denzel Ward Ohio State 7. QB Josh Rosen UCLA…

Pernell: Frost the complete package for Nebraska

3/9/18 | Jeremy Pernell
During the last 20 years, Nebraska has explored just about every avenue when hiring a football coach. Legendary coach Tom Osborne won his third National Championship in a four-year span, following the Huskers' 42-17 dismantling of Peyton Manning-led Tennessee in the 1998 Orange Bowl. Osborne rode off into the sunset and Nebraska football for all intents and purposes has never…

Pernell: 2018 Recruiting Class Summary

2/9/18 | Jeremy Pernell
Top 40 Recruiting Classes 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. USC 4. Texas 5. Penn State 6. Clemson 7. Miami 8. Oklahoma 9. Alabama 10. Florida State 11. Washington 12. Notre Dame 13. Auburn 14. LSU 15. Oregon 16. Florida 17. Texas A&M 18. Tennessee 19. South Carolina 20. UCLA 21. Nebraska 22. Michigan 23. Virginia Tech 24. North Carolina…

Pernell: 2017 All-Big Ten Team

11/29/17 | Jeremy Pernell
2017 All-Big Ten Team Offense QB: J.T. Barrett (Sr.) Ohio State (3x) RB: Saquon Barkley (Jr.) Penn State (2x) RB: Jonathan Taylor (Fr.) Wisconsin WR: D.J. Moore (Jr.) Maryland WR: Stanley Morgan (Jr.) Nebraska TE: Mike Gesicki (Sr.) Penn State OT: Jamarco Jones (Sr.) Ohio State OT: Michael Deiter (Jr.) Wisconsin OG: Beau Benzschawel (Jr.) Wisconsin OG: Michael Jordan (Soph.)…

Pernell: Coaches Worth Vetting

11/22/17 | Jeremy Pernell
  We are only a few days away from the end of the Mike Riley era at Nebraska. I think the majority of fans liked Riley. He embraced the history, expectations and traditions of this program in a way Bill Callahan and Bo Pelini never did. He was genuinely grateful for the opportunity to coach at Nebraska. He was open…

Pernell: Riley’s dismissal a mere formality

11/18/17 | Jeremy Pernell
There are only three certainties in this world: Death, Taxes and Mike Riley is going to be fired shortly after Nebraska's Black Friday game against Iowa. The Huskers are now 4-7 after their most recent trip behind the woodshed. The latest haymaker to the chin of Riley's tenure came today at the hands of Penn State, who embarrassed the Huskers…

Pernell: Moos has a decision to make regarding Husker football

10/18/17 | Jeremy Pernell
On Sunday afternoon, the University of Nebraska introduced Bill Moos as its new athletic director. The Huskers hired him away from his alma mater, Washington State, where he’d overseen the Cougars’ athletic department since 2010. Before that he was Oregon’s athletic director for 13 years and Montana’s for five. The move came as a surprise, with nobody at Washington State…

Pernell: How hot should Mike Riley’s seat be?

9/20/17 | Jeremy Pernell
Nebraska essentially paid Northern Illinois $820k to put its head coach on the hot seat. Following an inexcusable 21-17 loss to the Huskies, Nebraska is now sitting at 1-2 - and could very easily be 0-3 - heading into conference play. Mike Riley is in year 3 and losing to MAC teams coming off a 5-7 season should not be…