McKewon: Don't write off NU system after losing out on Phillips

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Because it's Nebraska, because it's football, because it's an age of knee-jerk responses, there's an immediate urge to declare Millard West defensive end Harrison Phillips' commitment to Stanford a sign of the Huskers' recruiting mismanagement.

Since I think NU's current staff is probably doing a better job of generally identifying, scouting, offering and closing recruits than it has at any time under coach Bo Pelini, I can't put my name on that petition. Just like I wouldn't put my name on it in early June, when Nebraska stood at two commits.

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