All year round, former Husker and NFL veteran Adam Carriker is taking the pulse of Husker Nation. In the "Carriker Chronicles" video series, he breaks down the latest NU news, upcoming opponents, player updates and recruiting information, and he offers his insight into the X's and O's and more.
In Friday's episode, Carriker talks about the recent offers the Huskers have handed out, what NU's top recruiting priorities should be this offseason and more.
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Here's a transcript from the show:
Welcome everybody to a Fast Friday edition of the Carriker Chronicles brought to you by Nebraska Spine Hospital, where each and every Friday I keep it quick and easy. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to bring the old school back to Nebraska football, plus this T-shirt kind of reminds me of my parents, love you mom and dad.
But today I wanna talk about not only the No. 1, but the No. 2, and the No. 3 top recruiting priorities for the Huskers, Scott Frost and the recruiting coaching staff right now. I know the headline to this show coming in said No. 1, but I’m giving you two and three as a bonus. You’re welcome.
Let’s talk about my No. 1 priority and that’s keeping our best in-house. We got Stanley Morgan Jr. contemplating going to the NFL draft early. You have JD Spielman contemplating transferring, you have Tyjon Lindsey tweeting about following Keith Williams wherever Keith Williams might go, the former receivers coach. These are the top three receivers on our entire roster going into next year. They’re extremely talented. You got guys breaking records. You got highly recruited guys. You have three of most talented receivers we’ve had in a long time. We need to keep these guys in house.
No. 2: We need to find a quarterback that fits this Scott Frost offensive system. We got some talented guys: Patrick O’Brien, Tanner Lee’s got a big arm, Tristan Gebbia, who I’m personally very excited about, he has the most amount of mobility of these three guys that we currently have and I actually could see him doing very well in a Scott Frost offense. But we need a dual-threat quarterback, who is dynamic with his legs and his arm, and I know we’re currently talking to Terry Wilson. Now this was one of the top prep dual-threat quarterback prospects coming out of high school, he’s a coveted junior college transfer right now. He originally committed to Nebraska, then he ended up going to Oregon when Frost was there, then Frost went to UCF, so they have a relationship. I know that Terry Wilson is gonna be taking a recruiting visit to Nebraska very soon, making a decision very soon, because he is going to be enrolling in whatever college he decides to go to come January. We need a quarterback for this season.
And No. 3, but certainly last but not least, let me read a quote from Dave Rimington.
Dave Rimington said: “Nebraska football while all eyes will be on coach Frost’s offense, it will be his defense that I will be looking at. The west belongs to Wisconsin and it will stay that way until we stop their run game. We desperately need man-eaters on the D-line, I can’t stress that enough.” End quote. I could not agree with Mr. Dave Rimington any more. I have absolutely no worries about this offense. We’re gonna get a quarterback in, the offense is gonna be rolling, we’re gonna be dynamic, we’re gonna be explosive, we’re gonna score points. The ceiling for Husker football is very, very high. But that ceiling ends where the defense begins. And that defense begins with the defensive line. It begins with stopping Wisconsin’s running game, with Iowa’s running game. It begins with smashing people in the mouth or man-eaters, as Dave Rimington said.
Ladies and gentlemen, offense puts butts in the seats, defense wins games. I’ve said it before and I’m gonna keep saying it again, the trenches wins championships, in my very humble opinion. Now, Bryson Williams is a kid from Lincoln, who’s committed to Wisconsin, we need that boy to come on over to the real Big Red and flip back to Nebraska. We need you, my friend. Go Big Red and always remember to throw the bones.