The Nebraska Football team has got itself a bit of a problem when it comes to the guys that touch the ball every down in every game.
Out of 130 ranked teams, Nebraska’s offense ranks 126 in total passing, averaging 131.9 yards per game.
Such statistics resemble the run-heavy attack of Army and Navy, who rank 127 and 129 in the nation.
Quite frankly, the Huskers are fortunate to be sitting at 5-4. It is clear most credit belongs to the defense, essentially winning several games for the Huskers this season.
Heinrich Haarberg has had some good moments, but in the last couple of weeks, he has overthrown his receivers and thrown costly interceptions. Fumbling is also an issue for Haarberg and the Husker’s running backs.
Nebraska Football needs a reliable quarterback for 2024 to match their defensive success.
First, maybe Haarberg gets the job? While he has a lot of issues to address, offseason improvement is not impossible. He runs the ball impressively, and he has a powerful arm. Accuracy appears to be the main issue.
Nebraska should hit the transfer portal for some genuine competition. Nebraska’s successful defense and passionate college football fans make it an attractive choice for transfer prospects.
And, of course, Nebraska needs to recruit and dive into familiar territory such as seeking Texas talent. With USC and UCLA entering the Big Ten next year, the opportunity to bring in a California quarterback is also possible. Mike Riley did reasonably well in recruiting in California.
Ideally, Nebraska should concentrate on a transfer quarterback and a highly sought-after recruit.
Husker fans should not give up on Haarberg. It is crucial to plan for a stronger competition at the position, where protecting the football and scoring points are key factors.
Overall, the season has been a success for a Nebraska Football team that has outperformed many analysts’ projections. Adding quarterbacks and seeking competition at the position only makes sense.
As the saying goes, defense wins championships. But quarterbacks often get you there.