The Weekly Buzz

Big Red NetworkSenior Writer IJuly 4, 2008

Editor's Note: The Weekly Buzz is a new regular feature that will highlight the top stories of the week from around the web. If you only read one post a week, make it this one and you'll have your bases covered.

The buzz this week: Nebrasketball recruiting, football recruiting, Virginia Tech and Zac Taylor.

» The top story this week was Doc Sadler's efforts to pick up high profile recruits with great potential. Eshaunte "Bear" Jones from Indiana will likely be playing for Nebraska in 2008-2009 and Vander Joaquim has already committed for the 2009-2010 season. The young guys that Sadler is able to get on the team always look like future stars. Next year could be a breakout year in terms of talk around the basketball team. Could we see a bubble team?

» Tyler Sellers from McCook, NE unfortunately picks Kansas, but as a DE. I would have liked to see him play for the Huskers in 2009, but the talk about him being a little small for a Defensive End is accurate. You have to get guys that work in your system.

» The legal surroundings of Josh Williams appear to be cleared up, even if character issues are not. I don't have a problem with him playing for us as long as there is not a pattern of destructive behavior. This young man should be on a short leash right from the start. Pelini has already said that he's a "good kid" but he will have a magnifying glass on him in Lincoln.

» The Virginia Tech game is looking brighter and brighter each day. I still don't think we are in any way favored to win this game, but it at least looks like the Huskers have a good shot. I would still trade a loss here for a win against Mizzou any day of the week.

» On a side note, it seems like the fascination with Zac Taylor will continue for a long time. It's nice to know what former players are up to, but I can't wait to see him eventually come back and be a part of a Husker staff any time in the future, a la Turner Gill. It's obvious that he has quite the football mind. Let's hope for the best for him as long as he doesn't play against his alma mater.