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Corn Flakes: Nebraska Recruiting and Senior Bowl Updates

It's all recruiting and NFL wannabes at this point, with some of those wannabes being Husker players, specifically Niles Paul and Prince Amukamara - Paul for making a bunch of noise with his pre-Senior Bowl practices, and Amukamara because he's one of 2011's top draft picks and therefore worth of all the attention we can give him. 

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Nick Fairley to the Carolina Panthers - Mocking The Draft

8.Tennessee Titans (6-10) – Prince Amukamara, CB Nebraska - The Titans pass defense allowed an average of 252 yards per game through the air ranking them 29th in the league in that department. They desperately need to improve in that area with Matt Schaub and Peyton Manning in the division. Prince Amukamara is arguably the best pure cover corner in this draft class. He has the speed, ball skills, and fluid hips that make him a premier prospect at one of the league's most valuable positions.

Our NFL Draftnik buddies have another mock draft out, this time with Prince Amukamara going to the Tennessee Titans. I kinda hope this doesn't happen - the Titans are so far off my radar I can't remember the last time I watched them play a pro game.

Interesting thing to think about (ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE A POTENTIAL NEBRASKA RECRUIT, AHEM!) is that Amukamara wouldn't be in this position were it not for Bo Pelini and secondary coach Marvin Sanders recognizing Amukamara's potential when they arrived at Nebraska. The result will be $$$$ millions for Amukamara. 

Senior Bowl Weigh-In Results, NFL Draft -

Alex Henery Notes: Ordinary person. Looks like a computer geek.

HT to EDSBS for this great article. Alex Henery, ordinary? The most accurate kicker in NCAA history, and that's all you can say about him? Wow, dudes. 

2011 Senior Bowl: Players to watch from the North squad - The Phinsider

About Niles Paul:

But he has that great combination of size (6'1, 225) and speed that could translate well to the next level. He has very consistent hands and isn't afraid of contact.

Paul is all over the Senior Bowl this week and that's a good thing. Nebraska could use some receiver karma in the draft so if you're a Husker fan it's time to put away all that angst you felt about Paul over the past couple of seasons and hope he has a great showing in the Senior Bowl. Besides, he deserves it, doesn't he? 

Getting to know… Nebraska’s Niles Paul
Niles Paul is working with IMG Academies to prepare for the NFL Combine. Should have posted this one earlier, but was a little slow.

Rumor Has It...Who Your Team is Looking at in Mobile 

Several Nebraska players are under the watchful eye of specific NFL teams. You should be cheering for Roy Helu Jr and Mike McNeill

College Recruiting 

CJ Johnson Is Annoyed With Facebook - Red Cup Rebellion

Five-star linebacker CJ Johnson is annoyed with Facebook and, in a way, "commits" to Ole Miss after a longtime Mississippi State commitment

This is why it's probably a good reason to stay away from social media during recruiting season. If you thought all the rumors and such were nuts when they involved Bo Pelini this past season, imagine what those rumors would to do a kid that ain't even out of high school yet.

Recruiting notes: Huskers court kicker as finish line nears

Specifically, Nebraska has turned its attention toward Mauro Bondi of Boca Raton, Fla. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Bondi committed to Wake Forest this past weekend, but Nebraska has the kicker's attention after making a late offer.

If there's one thing to worry about, it's who's going to replace Alex Henery. Let's hope that maybe it's this guy, and with that name and leg he could be an instant fan favorite! 


Random Nebraska

Nebraska actually isn’t the ‘happiest’ state: Social media and the currency of trust

This casual attitude about information is a byproduct of the most obvious, yet most powerful element of social media: Trust. Whether they realize it or not, people put an amazing amount of trust in the people who make up their social networks. They trust them on what movies to see, what books to read, what TV shows with which to waste their time.

It doesn't have anything to do with Husker football, but if you weren't aware, Steve Smith, aka RedCladloon, writes the UNL News site and includes a good article about the trust we place within our social media circles. 

Expert alert: Favorites to win at the Oscars

Just because I can - I include another one from the UNL News site. My old film professor, Wheeler Dixon (when the hell did he start going by three names?) picks his favorites to win at the Oscars. I hate to admit this, but I haven't seen a single one of the movies that was nominated. Is that a sad reflection on my life, or just how hard I work here at CN? (Ask me about recent Xbox games, and I can help you out.) 

The Husker Fan Guide To Surviving A Drama Free Winter

Mere weeks ago, it appeared we would be able to whittle away a goodly chunk of the winter blogging and blazing the message boards about all sorts o' potential off season controversies.

Drama-free? Where's the fun in that?????