Would Nico give up some NIL money for some protection?

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Pretty obvious we have to go heavily into the portal to get oline.
if Spyre doesn’t have enough to get some proven players, would Nico Take less to get players to protect him in 2024?
 
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What, it's not enough that NIL has to ruin college football, it has to ruin VolNation's conversations about college football TOO?!
 
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I wonder if poor little Nico has figured out he is never going to get to play. We are probably never going to have the best Oline in the country and Sec defensive lines are always going to be good. So we should just give him 8 mil and let him save himself for the nfl. After all the chances of getting hurt are just too high, and apparently he’s has been playing 2 hand touch his whole life and has never been hit, or tackled by someone bigger than he is. We should ask the sec if he can just wear a green jersey, if and when we acquire the best line in the country, because after all he could still get hurtful
 
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I wonder if poor little Nico has figured out he is never going to get to play. We are probably never going to have the best Oline in the country and Sec defensive lines are always going to be good. So we should just give him 8 mil and let him save himself for the nfl. After all the chances of getting hurt are just too high, and apparently he’s has been playing 2 hand touch his whole life and has never been hit, or tackled by someone bigger than he is. We should ask the sec if he can just wear a green jersey, if and when we acquire the best line in the country, because after all he could still get hurt
Guess what. Nico can't put himself in the lineup. It's not "Poor Nico" who isn't playing himself.

Going after a player who is not calling the shots for his own playing time is just dumb.
 
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Guess what. Nico can't put himself in the lineup. It's not "Poor Nico" who isn't playing himself.

Going after a player who is not calling the shots for his own playing time is just dumb.
Not a knock on Nico. You have no reading comprehension. It is a knock on the people who say we can’t play him because there is a chance he will get hurt in the first 3 games or less because our Oline isn’t good enough. Wise up sir
 
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Not a knock on Nico. You have no reading comprehension. It is a knock on the people who say we can’t play him because there is a chance he will get hurt in the first 3 games or less because our Oline isn’t good enough. Wise up sir
We can't. They are correct.

It was expected when he got here that he'd sit a year, pick up some size, get used to the difference between high school and college.

Tossing him to the SEC wolves at this point was NEVER the plan for Nico.
 
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We can't. They are correct.

It was expected when he got here that he'd sit a year, pick up some size, get used to the difference between high school and college.

Tossing him to the SEC wolves at this point was NEVER the plan for Nico.
Adapt and overcome sir. It’s time
 
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FR/RS FR QBs “thrown into the fire” the past 30 years. I’m sure I missed a bunch more.

1992 - Nebraska- Tommie Frazier

1993 - Florida - Danny Wuerffel

1993 - Arizona State - Jake Plummer

1994 - Tennessee - Peyton Manning

1994 - Texas - James Brown

1995 - UCLA - Cade McNown

1995 - UCF - Dante Culpepper

1995 - Syracuse - Donovan McNabb

1995 - Marshall - Chad Pennington

1996 - Kentucky - Tim Couch

1998 - Mississippi State - Wayne Madkin

1998 - Nebraska - Eric Crouch

1998 - Southern Cal - Carson Palmer

1999 - Virginia Tech - Michael Vick

1999 - Miami (Fl) - Ken Dorsey

2000 - Florida - Rex Grossman

2000 - Tennessee - Casey Clausen

2000 - NC State - Phillip Rivers

2001 - Auburn - Jason Campbell

2001 - Miami (OH) - Ben Rothlisberger

2002 - Vanderbilt - Jay Cutler

2002/03 - Butte CC/Cal - Aaron Rodgers

2003 - Florida - Chris Leak

2003- Texas - Vince Young

2004 - Boston College - Matt Ryan

2005 - West Virginia - Pat White

2006 - Texas - Colt McCoy

2006 - Georgia - Matthew Stafford

2007 - Norte Dame - Jimmy Clausen

2007 - Oklahoma - Sam Bradford

2007 - Washington - Jake Locker

2007 - NC State - Russell Wilson

2008 - Ohio State - Terrelle Pryor

2008 - Baylor - Robert Griffen III

2008 - Boise State - Kellen Moore

2009 - Southern Cal - Matt Barkley

2009 - Stanford - Andrew Luck

2009 - Oklahoma - Landry Jones

2011 - Alabama - AJ McCarron

2012 - TCU - Trevone Boykin

2012 - Texas A&M - Johnny Manziel

2012 - Oregon - Marcus Mariota

2013 - Florida State - Jamies Winston

2013 - TTU/Oklahoma - Baker Mayfield

2013 - Cal - Jared Goff

2014 - Ohio State - JT Barrett

2014 - Clemson - Deshaun Watson

2014 - Texas Tech - Patrick Mahomes

2015 - Missouri - Drew Lock

2015 - Louisville - Lamar Jackson

2016 - Alabama - Jalen Hurts

2016 - Oregon - Justin Herbert

2016 - Southern Cal - Sam Darnold

2017 - Georgia - Jake Fromm

2018 - Clemson - Trevor Lawrence

2021 - Ohio State - CJ Stroud
 
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I wonder if poor little Nico has figured out he is never going to get to play. We are probably never going to have the best Oline in the country and Sec defensive lines are always going to be good. So we should just give him 8 mil and let him save himself for the nfl. After all the chances of getting hurt are just too high, and apparently he’s has been playing 2 hand touch his whole life and has never been hit, or tackled by someone bigger than he is. We should ask the sec if he can just wear a green jersey, if and when we acquire the best line in the country, because after all he could still get hurtful
We aren't giving him $8 million. You aren't. I am not. The University is not.
 
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Heupal knew Milton was bad before the year started, but did not go get another QB in the portal. Some of this is on Heupal and I am a fan of him so don't try to make it out to be something it isn't.
My issue is calling out Nico. Nico can't go to Heupel and say "You're going to put me in."

That was never the plan. Nico was 6'5" and less than 200lbs when he arrived. Talented, for sure, but as my Dad would say, "That boy ain't that grown yet."

Does he have the skills? None of us know that. Heupel should.

Does he have the size? Not at 6'5" 195lbs UNLESS we have some solid protection for him. We don't.

Toss this at Heupel for misjudging Milton and we might agree, but Nico can't just magically become the size of Joe or even Hooker. He needs size and Heupel KNEW THAT TOO when he recruited him.
 
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@Butch s
Are you trying to look silly showing freshmen QBs?

Check those teams and tell me most are not known for having rock solid and NFL quality offensive lines.

And learn how to use the software.
 

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