Mail Call! The Husker Corner Mailbag took a day off, but we’ve got another fantastic four questions from Husker Nation. There’s a little bit of everything today and as a special bonus, here’s something to get your day pumping:
How far do you see Nebraska getting in its regional? – D. Francis (Husker Corner Mail)
Brandon: If this was last year, I’d say they get bumped straight away. I think Nebraska wins against CS-F, though that should be a heck of a ball game. Both teams have something to prove, Nebraska after its loss to Indiana and the Titans after their tumultuous season thus far.
Assuming Oklahoma State can handle Binghamton (sarcasm), I don’t see the Huskers topping the Pokes. Nebraska doesn’t leave the regional right off the bat, but even in the best of situations, I don’t see them moving on from Stillwater to a super regional.
Do you think either Tommy Armstrong or Johnny Stanton transfers if it’s clear one’s favored over the other after the season? – Timothy Graham (Husker Corner Mail)
Brandon: Some fans see younger players transferring out elsewhere if they don’t start immediately and worry that this is will spread to their team. This doesn’t seem the case to me with Nebraska’s signal-callers, but I’ll play devil’s advocate.
If their main goal is playing time, Armstrong’d be the likely candidate, but another year’s going to be burned as he and Stanton are tested to see who should start. He’s already used his redshirt, so he’s now a two to play two guy and has to sit out a year unless he goes FCS.
There’s also the injury factor. If either wanted to transfer, Bo Pelini could very easily point back to last year and say, “We don’t have a Ron Kellogg III anymore.” I don’t see anyone transferring out specifically because of that selling point. That and I think both actually enjoy competition.
I want to get excited about Damore’ea Stringfellow, but with how quiet the university’s been, should we be getting our hopes up? – Abby Winters (Husker Corner Mail)
Brandon: It’s really up to you. The Alex Lewis process was quicker than a late night drive thru, but as I mentioned in yesterday’s piece, I don’t think Stringfellow’s case is a simple transfer.
Assuming all parties are amicable, Nebraska could be trying to get a waiver for him to play immediately, but who knows? When in doubt, you can always expect the worst and be happy if/when you’re surprised.
If you could challenge Bo Pelini to one sport/game/activity, what would it be? – Dontrell Watkins (Husker Corner Mail)
Brandon: Texas Hold’em. I’d like to spend an hour with coach and see which one of us knows when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em the best.
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