Mad Chatter: Terry Wilson's burden of being No. 1, the daunting math of QB recruits, Gregory's "character flaws"

Harrison Beck. Cody Green. Terry Wilson. 

The quarterback prospect from Del City, Oklahoma, announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he has committed to Nebraska. 

“Coach Riley puts quarterbacks in the NFL,” Wilson said.

That’s true. And if all goes well in Lincoln, Wilson will hear his name announced in the 2020 draft.

But Wilson better buckle his chin strap. Because the next 28 months (likely Wilson's first legitimate chance to win the starting job) will test everything inside the kid.

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TBL: Dirk Chatelain talks Husker recruiting, NBA playoffs and more

World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain joined "The Bottom Line" on Wednesday to discuss Husker quarterback recruiting history, deflategate, Tim Duncan's legacy and more.

Listen live to "TBL" from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays, plus follow the show on Twitter for the latest interviews. 

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TBL: Lee Barfknecht discusses Anton Gill transferring to Nebraska

World-Herald staff writer Lee Barfknecht joined Mike'l Severe on "The Bottom Line" on Wednesday to discuss Anton Gill's decision to transfer from Louisville to Nebraska. 

Read the story on Gill's commitment here, plus follow Lee on Twitter for the latest Husker basketball news.

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Report: Alfonzo Dennard quickly claimed by Arizona Cardinals

Former Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard spent all of one day on waivers after he was cut by the Patriots. 

According to a ESPN reporter in Boston, Dennard was claimed Wednesday by the Arizona Cardinals. 

Source: the Cardinals have claimed CB Alfonzo Dennard off of waivers.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 6, 2015

Dennard joins a roster with one proven, elite corner (Patrick Peterson), a long-term starter who's roughly about Dennard's size (seven-year veteran Jerraud Powers), a safety who's quickly become one of the better young players in the NFL (Deone Bucannon) and a...

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Recruiting: Quarterback Terry Wilson commits to Nebraska

Del City (Oklahoma) quarterback Terry Wilson was supposed to visit Nebraska next month. But he canceled it. 

He committed to the Huskers on Tuesday night instead, announcing his decision on Twitter. 

I've talked it through with my family, and I'm more than exited to announce that I have Committed to Nebraska #GBR— ⚡️⚡️Terry Wilson⚡️⚡️ (@GLAProdigy) May 6, 2015

Another young man just realized that there is no place like Nebraska! #GBR 🔴🔴🔴— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) May 6, 2015

The 6-foot-3 190-pounder has been a starter since his freshman...

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TBL: Sam McKewon talks Husker football recruiting and more

World-Herald staff writer Sam McKewon joined "The Bottom Line" on Tuesday to talk about Husker football recruiting, possible players transferring, Ron Brown, Randy Gregory and more.

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TBL: Former Husker and NFL linebacker Scott Shanle

Former Husker and NFL linebacker Scott Shanle joined "The Bottom Line" on Tuesday to talk about the NFL draft, helping athletes train for the combine, his experiences in the NFL, Randy Gregory's future in Dallas and more.

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Louisville transfer Anton Gill reportedly commits to Nebraska

Anton Gill, a 6-3 sophomore guard at Louisville, will reportedly transfer to Nebraska. Gill would have to sit a transfer season, then have two years of eligibility.

As a sophomore, Gill averaged 2.4 points in 9.4 minutes of play, though Lee Barfknecht writes that he never fit into coach Rick Pitino's rotation at Louisville. He did score seven points in a key stretch of the Cardinals’ NCAA Sweet 16 win over North Carolina State in March. 

Two years ago, ESPN listed Gill 40th on its Top 100 list of prep prospects. He averaged 28.2 points a game at Hargrave Military Academy, and...

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Video: Is Ameer Abdullah a good fit with Detroit?

"The Bottom Line" host Mike'l Severe and guest co-host Joe Ganz discussed Tuesday how Ameer Abdullah will fit in with the Detroit Lions, who picked the former Husker I-back in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday.

Watch the video below, but for more analysis on the Huskers taken in the draft, check out Sam McKewon's Tuesday column. See what others are saying about NU's draft picks, and check out a complete breakdown of Nebraska's history in the NFL draft.

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Creighton commit Justin Patton named No. 24 prospect in country

Talk about rising up the ranks. Omaha North center and Creighton commit Justin Patton went from being an unknown recruit who didn't show up on recruiting websites to a top 25 player nationally in less than a year.

Patton was named the No. 24 basketball prospect in the country by Scout on Tuesday after the recruiting website rearranged its rankings. 

It's been quite the rise for the 6-foot-11, 205-pound recruit. Creighton coach Greg McDermott met with Patton last June. The center had no scholarship offers, no "stars" to his rankings and not much hype. But McDermott offered him...

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Elkhorn South's Trueblood officially named Husker walk-on

Former Elkhorn South basketball player Johnny Trueblood will officially walk on at Nebraska, coach Tim Miles announced on Tuesday.

Trueblood's been a known preferred walk-on since midseason. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard helped Elkhorn South win the state title last season, finishing as the school's all-time leading scorer (1,213 points). Trueblood also holds the Storm's single-game (42) and single-season (598) scoring marks.

Trueblood was a second-team All-Nebraska selection last season.

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Recruiting: Latest round of offers produces commit, shows off ties to Georgia

After a long drought — Nebraska's last commitment for 2016 came on Sept. 28, 2014 — one key offer by the Nebraska coaching staff led to the Huskers' fourth commitment of the 2016 class in linebacker William Johnson. Johnson is the first 2016 commit for NU coach Mike Riley.

Though clearly the most impactful, Johnson wasn't the only noteworthy prospect to receive a Nebraska offer this week. One new NU target hails from the same high school as a current Husker QB, and Nebraska is the first Power Five opportunity for another. 

Here's a bit more about the known 2016 offers from la...

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Reports: Bo Pelini signs contract at Youngstown State

Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini will make the same base salary at Youngstown State as his fired predecessor according to reports Tuesday. 

WFMJ, a TV station in Youngstown, reported Pelini signed his four-year contract and will make $213,894 in base salary. He'll receive a $3,000 bonus for winning in the Missouri Valley, a $3,000 bonus for each game in the FCS playoffs and $20,000 for winning the national title.

.@21WFMJSports Bo Pelini ha signed his YSU contract. It's a 4 year deal worth $213,894 in base salary.— Dana Balash (@DanaBalash21) May 5, 2015

.@21WFMJSports P...

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Mike Riley's new resources, fresh demeanor and 'quiet toughness'

Added resources, greater tradition, a fresh start, or maybe even quality beef. Speculation still swells around why Mike Riley chose to leave Oregon State for Nebraska, but one thing is certain — he's a respected coach with a vastly different style than the previous regime. 

Sports Illustrated's Lindsay Schnell, who previously covered Oregon State and has appeared on "The Bottom Line" multiple times, recently wrote an in-depth story on Riley's move to Lincoln. In Schnell's piece, posted Tuesday morning on SI, Nebraska's head coach talks about his decision to leave his longtime home ...

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Patriots release former Husker Alfonzo Dennard

Former Husker Alfonzo Dennard has been released by the New England Patriots.

A first-team All-Big Ten selection at Nebraska, the three-year NFL veteran had seven picks — one for a score during his 2012 rookie season — and two forced fumbles with New England. After racking up 38 and 44 tackles in his first two seasons in the league, Dennard had just 13 takedowns in 2014. After combining for 16 starts in the previous two years and starting two playoff games to end 2013, Dennard started just four games last season and ended the season on the injured reserve list with a tweaked hamstri...

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TBL: Tom Shatel talks Huskers in the NFL draft, boxing and more

World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel joined guest host Dirk Chatelain on "The Bottom Line" Monday.

Topics discussed include boxing, former Huskers in the NFL draft, the NBA playoffs, PGA golf and more.

Visit to catch the show live from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus you can listen live or download clips and episodes with the TBL app foriPhone and Android. Follow @OWHbottomline and host @MikelSevere on Twitter, and don't forget to join the conversation on The Bottom Line's Facebook page.

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Petteway MVP as Huskers announce team awards

Terran Petteway was named the Nebraska basketball team MVP this week at the Huskers' season-ending banquet.

Petteway, who is leaving the program a year early to enter the NBA draft, won the Jack Moore MVP Award for the second consecutive year after earning third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2014-15, ranking fourth in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.2 points per game.

Benny Parker was chosen as the team’s top defender. He ranked eighth in the Big Ten with 1.5 steals per game.

Trevor Menke won the Unsung Hero Award for his role on the Huskers’ scout team while providing depth ...

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Mad Chatter: Randy Gregory's reality check and ranking this weekend on the sports calendar

It’s Friday! That means Ten Big stories in 10 little bites. We’ll hit Mayweather-Pacquaio and the red-hot Royals, whining golfers and Big 12 politics, Iowa’s dominance of Nebraska and the Spurs’ startling defeat. But first, the free fall of Randy Gregory.

“When I met with coaches and [general managers] around the league [in the run up to the draft]," Gregory told Rand Getlin, "I bared my soul. I told them things that nobody knows about me — not even my family. I was extremely transparent with them because I wanted to make sure that nothing could come out about me that teams hadn’t ...

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Baseball: Nebraska at Northwestern

Where: Rocky Miller Park, Evanston, Ill.

Radio: 1110 AM KFAB, Husker Sports Network

Online stream: BTN Plus (subscription required)

Game One

at 3:05 p.m. Friday

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National experts project Randy Gregory near top of second round

Former Husker defensive end Randy Gregory fell out the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday. But according to many experts, he'll stick near the top of the second round.

The second round begins at 6 p.m. Friday in Chicago. Gregory went from being a projected top 10 pick, to a mid-round selection to being prognosticated right out of the first round. The latter became a reality, leaving Gregory atop many analysts' draft boards Friday. 

Here's a look at where some experts have Gregory ranked headed into the second round. As a reminder, the first five picks of the second roun...

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