“It’s very oldschool,” mentioned Shannon O’Keefe, who coaches the ladies’s crew at Department II McKendree College, in western Illinois. “It’s what has labored for them, what works for them, so it’s laborious to argue with.”
But, some nonetheless do. Justin Kostick, the trainer at Arkansas State, speculated that some electorate in February displaced Nebraska from the No. 1 score out of jealousy. Or, Kostick mentioned, they disapprove of Straub’s strategies, discovering them too inflexible.
Early in his training occupation, Straub mentioned, he heard a rival trainer disparage the Huskers by way of announcing that they weren’t that excellent — they simply don’t leave out spares. Some of the perfect compliments he ever won, he mentioned.
“In case you spare so much, it’s like parring the entire holes,” mentioned Straub, summoning every other golfing analogy. “It’s tricky to be out of a golfing fit in case you’re parring the entire holes.”
That consistency can unnerve warring parties. It additionally complements Nebraska’s mystique.
“Some of the the explanation why they’ve been such a success at profitable the nationwide championship, I imagine, is that individuals get afraid of the N on their chest,” mentioned Kostick, a former Husker who were given a decision again from Arkansas State as a result of his Nebraska background. “They are attempting too laborious, and in case you get amped up and squeeze too laborious, the ball is going all over.”
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