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Friday Flakes: Tanner Farmer Does His Best to Impress NFL Scouts at the Nebraska Pro Day

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How many times can you bench press 225 lbs?

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Yesterday Nebraska had it’s Pro Day. Approximately 22 NFL teams were in attendance. I can not report in which round the Chicago Bears will be drafting Devine Ozigbo, but after talking to my sources it will likely be within the first seven rounds of the draft.

At the moment the Bears are shopping their current starting running back, Jordan Howard, in order to make room for Ozigbo, a future NFL hall-of-famer.

Write it down.

In pencil.

While Ozigbo had an impressive day in front of the NFL scouts, it sounds like Tanner Farmer really took the opportunity to show-out for his hopeful future employers.

Tanner Farmer was one of the good guys this past season and should be held in high regard going forward for his leadership in 2018.

Hail Varsity has the rest of numbers for you all if you want them. In all, twelve former-huskers worked out at the Nebraska Pro Day

Good luck to all the former-Huskers and I hope they all get drafted.

Especially Ozigbo to the Bears.


Nebraska News

How does Adrian Martinez take the next step on the field?
After an offseason of work and another year in Scott Frost’s offense, Milton upped his completion percentage to 67.1 percent along with 37 touchdowns and nine interceptions as UCF went undefeated.

Nebraska sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez now finds himself in a similar situation to where Milton was after his freshman season, just with a little less heavy lifting ahead, according to Verduzco.

Nebraska Preps for Another Matchup With a Ranked Opponent | Hail Varsity
Things won't get any easier this weekend as the Huskers travel to Waco, Texas, to take on No. 21 Baylor (9-2). This is a series that was originally scheduled at Haymarket Park but had to be relocated due to the continued poor weather conditions in Lincoln.

A Different Group of DBs for Nebraska, and the Promise that Brings | Hail Varsity
If there’s one game that bothered Travis Fisher the most from last season, it’s the Northwestern game. “That game was right down my alley,” the defensive backs coach said Tuesday during a sit-down with the media. His corners were tested and his safeties were put on islands by a Wildcat offense that threw it 64 times.

A look at the details that will help Husker QB Martinez be 'a lot better' in 2019 | Football | journalstar.com
Shortly after Adrian Martinez’s prolific freshman season ended, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost did not shy away from what he expected to happen next.

“He’s going to be a lot better next year,” Frost said moments after the Huskers lost to Iowa on a last-second, Black Friday field goal. “There’s just no doubt about it.”

Good finish to regular season boosted Big Ten Tournament seed for Nebraska women | Women's Basketball | journalstar.com
A pretty good final stretch to the regular season, when the Nebraska women’s basketball team won four of its last six games, allowed the Huskers to not only avoid having to play on the first day of the Big Ten Conference Tournament, but shot the team all the way up to the No. 6 seed in the 14-team tournament.

Nebraska men's track team won a conference championship, but NCAA meet will be a downer | More Husker sports | journalstar.com
Two weeks ago the Nebraska men’s track team won a Big Ten Conference championship by winning the indoor conference meet.

Next up is the NCAA Championship, on Friday and Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Nebraska Recruiting: Meet Cam Taylor, the Huskers' Ace Peer Recruiter | Hail Varsity
Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher is high on sophomore defensive back Cam Taylor’s potential on the field. The second-year player showed flashes of that potential on Saturday’s last season and now looks poised to make another jump in 2019. Taylor seems to have those intangibles that coaches love.

Husker basketball player suspended indefinitely
Without much explanation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln basketball coach Tim Miles announced Thursday the indefinite suspension of sophomore Nana Akenten.

In a news release, the University said only that Akenten had violated team rules.

Little Experience, Plenty of Opportunity for NU at Inside Linebacker | Hail Varsity
Five inside linebackers played significant snaps for the Huskers last season. Currently, two of them are healthy while one’s eligibility expired, one retired from football and the other is recovering from a torn ACL. That sets the stage for a big spring for inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and his group.

Sports Outside of Nebraska

How Mike Trout could wind up with Bryce Harper in Philly
The ink is barely dry on Bryce Harper's contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, and Mike Trout is under contract with the Los Angeles Angels for the next two seasons, but everyone already is talking about what might happen after the 2020 season. That's when Trout can hit free agency and sign with the Phillies, teaming up with the player he was so closely linked with back in 2012, when both were hotshot rookies.

Russell Westbrook shoots back at Karl-Anthony Towns: 'Get to the f------ playoffs before you speak to me'
Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook did a lot of talking on the court Tuesday night but was having none of what Karl-Anthony Towns was putting down in return.

LeBron passes Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list - MarketWatch
When James surpassed Jordan’s career points total Wednesday night, he did it in a pair of Nikes with “Thank You M.J.” written neatly on the side. That tribute doesn’t begin to encompass what Jordan’s radiance meant to a youngster who dreamed of finding a better life through basketball.

LeBron James to limit minutes, could sit out games
With the Los Angeles Lakers fading further from playoff contention, LeBron James’ time on the court this season will be cut down.

Sources told Yahoo Sports that the two sides — James’ camp and the Lakers’ front office — agreed on a minutes restriction for James for the remainder of the season. James will play in the range of 28-32 minutes per game, a drop from the 35.6 minutes per game he is averaging to this point in the season. Additionally, James may sit out some games when the Lakers play on back-to-back days depending on how the 34-year-old feels.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considering 3rd-party presidential run for 2020
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told the New York Daily News Monday that he has not ruled out a 2020 presidential run and that if he follows through, he will do so without political affiliation.

“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.

No food, only beer: Fasting like a 17th Century Monk
Lent is set to kick off this week, launching a season of penance and spiritual reflection during which time Catholics the world over immerse themselves in a 40-day period of abstinence and fasting. In our time, some of the most popular luxuries to give up include social media, sweets, electronic devices, and caffeine. Some of the more die-hard types may decide to keep the Friday abstinence from meat throughout the entire season. The monks of the 17th century, however, had a much more hardcore approach: a liquid diet.

A Catholic’s guide to drinking during Lent
We often think of Lent as the time to give up some of our favorite things, and for many of us alcohol is somewhere near the top of that list. But it was not always so. While voluntary abstinence is certainly commendable, for most of Church history Catholics during Lent were instead preoccupied with the mandatory fast, which was not the piddling two-day affair that it is now (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday), but a full 40 days.

A special beer called doppelbock was invented precisely to provide extra nutrients and vitamins during Lent.

Daylight Savings Time 2019 | Why Daylight Saving Time Is a Good Thing
Daylight saving time, or DST, starts for 2019 this month. All across the country (with a few notable exceptions), people will be moving the clocks forward an hour in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, March 10.

I’m not particularly convinced by this article, but nonetheless

Dead gardener thought to have taken revenge from beyond the grave - CNN
German police suspect a landscape gardener is responsible for killing one man and injuring two other people from beyond the grave.

There’s probably another planet in our solar system - MIT Technology Review
Laying out two decades of evidence for the mysterious “Planet 9,” a team of astronomers predicts that if it exists, it’s likely to be discovered within the decade.

The Best Thing I Saw On The Internet x 2

I added these before Wednesday. It will likely be the last “Best Thing I Saw On the Internet” segment for a while. I gave up twitter for Lent, and most of the things I throw in here I find from twitter. Maybe I’ll find things in other places, but this could be it for a while.

And as always, thanks for reading!