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Monday Mailbag (3/31/14)

To cheers and revelry, the burlap mail sack we ordered came in last week. In our ever-expanding efforts to shove the spotlight over onto you, the fans, we introduce the first edition of the Husker Corner Monday Mailbag. If you’d like to be a part of future mailbags, fire off an e-mail or tweet at us. Without any further adieu, let’s light this candle.

Brandon: You can keep everyone happy for as long as they allow you to. Deep, huh? Running backs coming into Lincoln are made aware of the competition. Nebraska hasn’t had this for a while. The good news (circling back around to your question) is that Tim Beck knows he has three dynamic backs behind Abdullah and can do damage with all four. How he does that, I don’t know.

Fortunately, Nebraska staggered their recruiting so that every back has the chance to step up and be “the man” for at least one year. This is assuming no one leaves or is injured and can’t get their spot back. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual player and if they feel they’re in a good place.

It seems like we’ve stepped our recruiting game up. What do you attribute that to? – David Hennison (Husker Corner Mail)

Brandon: I’d say it’s a combination of things, but two of those are likely Shawn Eichorst and Charlton Warren. Eichorst is going to give this staff the tools to succeed as he has and be there for any requests.

I believe the bigger factor is Warren. In a sales role, when a new guy comes in and starts bringing in huge results immediately (Eric Lee and Avery Anderson), the gauntlet’s on the ground for everyone else.

It’s obvious he’s going to continue to put effort in until he passes out at night, so if you lag or don’t give your all as a recruiter, it’s going to stand out. Competition’s good in all areas of a football program. As a result, Nebraska has a legitimate chance at a top 15 class IF the staff continues at this pace all season long.

Should Nebraska start an Ameer Abdullah for Heisman campaign? – Tracy Lawrence (Husker Corner Mail)

Brandon: Yes. He’s put the team on his back so many times and put up such huge numbers, there’s absolutely no reason not to. At the very least, it shows that Nebraska is committed to the idea of winning big and soon. This plays into recruiting efforts as well.

You know what’d be a great promotional item to send? One of those mini pull back racer cars, but with Ameer’s torso carrying a football instead of a car body…well, I think it’d be cool.



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