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Not sure what that means, or if any are talented enough to make a "difference", but they now stand at 142 on the active roster…

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"No prep on Florida Atlantic yet. Maybe later this week. But the Huskers did add 30-plus players who weren’t part of the original 105-man roster. Pelini said the total count was at 142. Lines for drills were longer, but the practice seemed just as logistically smooth as it was for the last two weeks."

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In regards getting ready to play us, a lot of practice time will be wasted on guys NOT going to play, so much more limited time for starters and subs that will. Good for us.
But he is also sending a message to everyone that he is not happy and is still looking for "players". Hoping to motivate the "real" team. Bad for us IF it works.
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They have a ton of guys not on scholarship. If I am not mistaken 1A has 85 scholarships. That means that 40% of the Nebraska team are not on scholarship. Crazy stuff.

GO OWLS!!!

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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Don't be too shocked, it's not uncommon for the big name programs to be able to do that. 85 is the right scholly number but there are enough guys willing to sacrifice for a shot to play for Nebraska, Tennessee, Florida, ect that they'll go without the money.

Pro football teams have like 60 guys on them don't they? carrying 130+ is just crazy!
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TeamBeer said

Don't be too shocked, it's not uncommon for the big name programs to be able to do that. 85 is the right scholly number but there are enough guys willing to sacrifice for a shot to play for Nebraska, Tennessee, Florida, ect that they'll go without the money.

Pro football teams have like 60 guys on them don't they? carrying 130+ is just crazy!

Pro football rosters are 52.

GO OWLS!!!

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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If they all dress, it will make quite an impression on the fans and they hope, especially the opponent, between the stampede of players onto the field and the roar of the crowd. Simply put, it is called "intimidation" and it usually works even on a prepared team. Our freshman at their first game will be in awe!
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nebraska actually ran with a lot more under solich, we would have rosters of 185, and the reason being is, why would we offer a 4 year project from kansas or nebraska or iowa when they would come here and pay their way and let us spend the scholarship on someone else from florida, cali or texas.
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we can expect to see a lot of guys in Red on the sidelines as for a home OOC game they're allowed to dress all of them if they want…when they play in conference there are limits to the number that can dress, same as a road conf game (I think it's 90…not totally sure) but I know in the non con home game, they could let Vuren dress if they wanted!
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TeamBeer said

they could let Vuren dress if they wanted!

Vuren, are you suiting up?? ;D
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This is an idication of the Power of the NU Walk On program.  It is one of our prouder traditions and has led to many a gem in the past.  As far as taking reps away from the starters, don't read too much into that.  They still run 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. teams so reps remain high.  NU has been dealing with this many and more players for a long long time, getting the rotation down isn't an issue. 
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