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  1. 2011 Aug 26

    Husker Heartbeat 8/26: Brion in Waiting, True Freshman OL Holds Top Spot and Doc's Dunking Fridge

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    By HuskerLocker

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    A daily dose of what's new in Husker Nation from Monday through Friday:

    - QB Brion Carnes is waiting for his time to shine

    - True freshman Tyler Moore is tops at right tackle

    - JUCO DE Transfer Joseph Carter makes a hard push for playing time

    - The Big Red offense continues to make progress

    - Doc Sadler gets a commitment from a "a 6-foot-9 refrigerator who can dunk”

    - John Cook sees the benefit of the volleyball team's start on the road

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    Tags: brion carnes, tyler moore, joseph carter, doc sadler, john cook

  2. 2011 Jul 07

    NEBRASKA FOOTBALL: Predicting the Blackshirts – Strongside Defensive End

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    By HuskerLocker

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    By Brandon Cavanaugh

    A Bo Pelini-led defense is salty and vicious. Only a select few can call themselves starters and are rewarded by being part of a Nebraska tradition that spans over four decades. A simple black practice jersey denotes some of the nastiest young men in the country. We look into the crystal ball and see what's to come for the 2011 Blackshirt unit.

    Strongside Defensive End

    Many felt that junior Josh Williams would grow into this position naturally. He possesses the frame to excel at 6’4” 290 pounds. Last year’s starter, Pierre Allen, checked in at 6’5” 265 pounds having all the same tools. Williams may have 25 pounds on the departed Allen, but he lacks the recognition and strength of his predecessor.

    Sophomore Jason Ankrah came in as a raw but promising prospect, but hasn’t seemed to progress much. All hope isn’t lost for the Maryland native, though. He’ll need to get some meaningful snaps during the entire year if he's going to succeed as a junior and senior. His size nearly matches that of Allen’s at 6’4” 265 pounds and if he can fine-tune his physicality, he and Nebraska’s SAM or MIKE linebacker could make hay.

    The largest roadblock between these two and a Blackshirt is incoming JUCO transfer Joseph Carter. As we’ve learned during Pelini’s tenure, Bo doesn’t recruit players out of junior college to sit on the bench. The bad news gets worse for Ankrah and Williams as Carter has shown everything that they haven't thus far.

    At 6’5” 250 pounds, Carter has a nose for the football similar to WILL linebacker LaVonte David. That’s not to say that he’ll be setting a single-season tackle record, but he’s disruptive from the snap. Once he adapts to the speed of FBS football, keeping him away from ball carriers and out of the pocket is going to be a chore.

    His speed, vision and agility will all be his vital assets as he acclimates to Pelini’s defense. As the season wears on and Nebraska meets their first few Big Ten foes, Carter shows the promise to break out and steal the spotlight from both Williams and Ankrah permanently.

    Projected Blackshirt: Joseph Carter

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    Tags: joseph carter, jason ankrah, josh williams, blackshirt

  3. 2011 Jan 31

    Podcast 1/31: Big Husker Weekend

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    By HuskerLocker

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    Tags: podcasts, recruiting, david sutton, mauro bondi, joseph carter, mens hoops, womens hoops, wrestling, track and field, tennis

  4. 2011 Jan 29

    RECRUITING: JUCO DE Picks NU

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    By HuskerLocker

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    Nebraska’s football team finally landed that second defensive end prospect Friday night when, according to several recruiting sites, junior college standout Joseph Carter officially switched his commitment from Arizona to NU.

    The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Carter played with safety Daimion Stafford – also a Husker recruit – at Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Originally from South Carolina, Carter committed to Arizona early in the recruiting cycle, but warmed to Nebraska once Stafford committed during the summer. He took his official visit with Stafford Thanksgiving weekend.

    After that, NU put on the full-court press. Carl Pelini visited Carter, then Bo Pelini – and ends coach John Papuchis - visited Carter after that. Similar in size and build to Pierre Allen, Carter will have three years to play two seasons – but will be expected to compete for playing time right away in 2011, like Stafford.

    See also: Recruiting Rankings as of 1.29

    Tags: recruiting, joseph carter

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