ShoelessJoe wrote:So Nebraska guys... why wasn't Jackson the main back this year? I saw two Nebraska games this year. Texas and one other which I can't remember who they played. But what's important is that in both games Jackson looked quite impressive. How much talent does this kid really have and why wasn't he the premier back in Lincoln this year?
Part of it was as Bagel said. Both Lucky and Glenn were the higher rated backs, plus, and to a lesser degree, they were both Callahan recruits. Jackson was originally recruited by Solich. Bottom line, out of these 3, along with Kenny Wilson, none separated himself as the "guy". As the season wore on, Jackson seemed to pose the best combination of skills and he stayed the healthiest. If Lucky and Glenn did have various ailments throughout the season, they might have been much like Bush/McAllister, and Jackson wouldve gotten little playing time.