Rex Burkhead- RB- Nebraska

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  1. ToughJ.Riggins

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    This kid is going to be a star. He's so good even caste wacko Rivals couldn't leave him off their 250 list. Rivals' scout Jeremy Crabtree said- on a small channel radio appearance in in the Dallas area when pressed on Rex's late rise in the rankings- that Rex would probably be a top 50 player in the nation if he were a black RB. What a weasel! If this guy knows what's going on, why does he continue to be a pushover for those caste vermin. But anyway, I will start with an good article:

    That quote right there in bold says it all. 5'11 200 lbs "as a true freshman" isn't big enough to stay at tailback? There's numerous black kids smaller than that who "start" as "upperclassmen". The guy tabbed "superman" for dominating Texas 5A football who owns a 3.85 short shuttle/4.5-4.55 40 yd dash giving him a .65-.70 lateral agility mark (this would have put him 1st amongst all RBs and WRs at last years combine) isn't agile enough? ESPN even claimed Burkhead should play safety and has an "overachiever" element to him. ESPN could only find one white kid in the entire nation- Brandon Wegher- who they said his natural position was tailback.

    Well anyways, the good news is Rex is 2nd team already and should get plenty of work behind Helu. Rex is in a much better position than Sam McGuffie was put in at Michigan (Nebraska has a better offense with much better run blocking than Michigan) and has a thicker frame that is more ready for the punishment of FBS football. Rex will learn from a quality player and person in Roy Helu!
     
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    We need to hope for the best for Burkhead and McGuffie.
     
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    This is not a knock on McGuffie, but I am more excited by the prospects of Jake Sharp, Rex Burkhead, Joe Martinek and Brandon Wegher. Toby Gerhart I'm afraid will be given the Leonard, Hester, Hillis treatment due to his size (hope I'm wrong).
     
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    I cant wait to catch some Nebraska games this year! He should be the 3rd down back and get at least 10 carries a game.
     
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    What a great article. This kid has already become one of my favorite players. Just from reading about him. I can't wait to watch him play. I like how he watched tapes of Barry and then emulated his moves. Then he took on bigger kids. This kid is special. Go Huskers!
     
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    Here's another article about the comradeship that has formed between the veteran backs at Nebraska and Burkhead. I love the kind of players that Bo Pelini is recruiting. He puts guys who cause headaches in their place or sends them packing. Here is an article about Marcus Mendoza who has made friends with Rex and is expected to be the 3rd option at tailback this year.
    As you guys should realize, not every black hates the white player playing in front of him if he deserves the spot as Rex has shown he does. Rex's talent is obvious- his h.s production and now brilliant performances in Summer camp are mesmerizing. The NFL could take a lesson from Nebraska- seems like it's a fairly fair program. The only thing I take issue with is that the only other white tailback on the roster as far as I know is a walk-on who might play slot WR Ty Kildrew. Also as far as I'm aware the team has zero white scholarship CBs...so Bo still isn't as fair as he should be in an ideal world.

    Here's another snip from bigrednetwork.com

     
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    And I just had to post another snip about the future of the Nebraska offense. It's about Cody Green- a dual threat QB- who could really help open up the offense for Burkhead to reach his full potential. There's some more stuff on Burkhead at the end.

     
  8. white lightning

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    Hopefully this kid will be the football version of Rex Chapman. He has all the athleticism in the world and the desire to go with it. If he is half as good as we think he will be, all the Husker Cheerleaders will be yelling Sexy Rexy! Lol.
     
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    Burkhead making a strong first impression

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    The front page of ESPN college football! Man they are just inviting the NAACP and Al Sharpton to come down on them, I'm sure they call them "European-American Sports Propagation Network"! Lol.

    Burkhead rushed 18 for 100 yds on Saturday, but I'm sure many of us missed it because of Toby's amazing performance!

    Here's the beginning of the article (starts with the dreaded "blue collar" label):

    Burkhead and the Cornhuskers: A match made in blue-collar heaven
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    By Tim Griffin

    So much for the glitz and glamour of being a college running back.

    When Rex Burkhead started lining up his potential choices of where to play college football, he knew hard work would be an important factor in reaching his potential as a player.


    Marc Piscotty/Icon SMINebraska running back Rex Burkhead didn't expect to start as a freshman, but has excelled.
    And after meeting Nebraska's Bo Pelini and learning of his determined, tenacious, blue-collar approach as a football coach, it was a match with Burkhead's hopes for a program.

    "I wanted to be at a place where the guys that surround me had drive and a work ethic,"Â￾ Burkhead said. "It brings out positive atmosphere. When I noticed what they had at Nebraska, it was a big impact on me coming here."Â￾

    Burkhead's early drive has helped him become a capable weapon for the Cornhuskers as a freshman. After missing five games midway through the season with a with a broken foot, he returned last week to rush for a career-best 100 yards against Colorado and was the Cornhuskers' leading rusher.


    Here's the rest:


    http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/7673/burkhead-and-the-cornhuskers-a-match-made-in-blue-collar-heaven
     
  11. white lightning

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    We have to give ESPN some props. They have gave our guys a little coverage this season. More than usual for them. Maybe things are slowly changing. I want to see the day where we are not shocked to see them posting articles about our guys and giving them compliments left and right as to their speed and athleteicism.
     
  12. Electric Slide

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    I think ESPN, like many other work-places has people who want to be fair regardless of race (yet may give minorities the benefit of the doubt), some like us who root for whites to succeed but are pretty secret about it, and many who simply want to shut out whites at all costs. I just appears those in the first two categories have had good reason to stand out this year. I truly do hope this changes things, and that the eventually the anti-white folks are kept to a minimum (they have always been there, just more easily managed in the past, and hopefully future!).
     

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