These were the Nebraska representatives on the Big Ten All-Conference Teams voted by coaches and media. Jon published an article on the topic yesterday.
As Voted On By The Coaches
2nd Team: Stanley Morgan
3rd Team: Dicaprio Bootle and JD Spielman
Honorable Mention: Devine Ozigbo, Adrian Martinez, Mohamed Barry, Brenden Jaimes, Carlos Davis, Luke Gifford, Isaac Armstrong
As Voted On By The Media
2nd Team: Stanley Morgan
3rd Team: Devine Ozigbo, JD Spielman, DiCaprio Bootle and Mohamed Barry
Honorable Mention: Adrian Martinez, Brenden Jaimes, Boe Wilson, Kahlil Davis, Luke Gifford and Isaac Armstrong
To be fair, we should probably be honest and realize that winning trumps most. Then seniority probably is a slightly less powerful trump card. If two players are close we should probably expect a voter to pick the older player.
With that said, I think these Conference selections should provide plenty of motivation for those players coming back next year.
By the end the of season many Nebraska football players felt like Nebraska was one of the best teams in the conference. Well if that was true, they they were obviously disrespected by both the coaches and the media.
Michael Jordan, the most overrated player in the history of the NBA, used to make up motivations prior to games to get him going. It worked.
So regardless of where you stand on these all-conference selections I am sure the coaches and the players can use this as a form of motivation.
Time to go earn that respect.
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