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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:42 pm

GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:According to local radio Brandon Jackson, Running Back Nebraska, has declared for the NFL draft. Cant find a link at the moment.



Brandon Jackson has announced he will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

"My decision was not based on the last game of the season,'' Jackson said. "It was based on the opportunity in front of me to play at the next level in the NFL.'' He rushed for 989 yards and eight touchdowns in 2006. We expect Jackson to be picked in the middle rounds of the NFL draft.
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Postby ShoelessJoe » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:14 pm

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?
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Postby Free Bagel » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:01 pm

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?


Because Marlon Lucky is rated higher in NCAA on the 360.
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Postby HskrPwr13 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:03 pm

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.
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Postby knapplc » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:43 pm

HskrPwr13 wrote:
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.
Mucho correcto, Hskr. I think that Nebraska losing Jackson is going to hurt Jackson more than Nebraska. We have a stable of pretty good backs right now, and even if Lucky and/or Glenn gets hurt we should be OK with Kenny Wilson.

I think Callahan and Co. tried to appease everyone in our four-headed monster last year and that was a mistake. We could have red-shirted one of those guys and made another one our focus and we'd have been better off in the long run. There were so many yards to be had for our RBs this year that if one of them had been the feature back all season there'd have been a bunch of talk about him. That guy could have been Jackson, Lucky, Glenn or Wilson, IMO.
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