Friday, December 14, 2007
Lucky Going Pro?
Bo Pelini in an interview with the Lincoln Journal-Star today said that Marlon Lucky is indeed turning in pre-draft paperwork for the NFL Draft:
Pelini said he'll help Lucky submit paperwork to the NFL College Advisory Committee, a group that helps underclassmen gauge their draft status. Pelini said he'll advise Lucky during the process, but that the final decision is Lucky's.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Jan. 15.
"That's between me and him," Pelini said. "But I do know this: Unless you are a first-round draft pick, you should come back."
Good for Pelini for telling him like it is. I think this is some of the Bo Pelini honesty you always hear about that endears his players to him. I hope Marlon takes heed to his advice. We could certainly use him for one more year.
That said, I'm not surprised at all, really.
What do you think about this?
If Lucky is indeed that unhappy staying at Nebraska (which I have no idea about) it would seem that he would be better off transfering to another school, taking a year off to train and coming back somewhere else to try and prove that he can be a legitimate runningback.
That said, I would like to see him stay at Nebraska, use the off-season to continue to improve, and come back next year better than ever.
With all of this said, If I was him this might be the best he does in college. Castille will probably be pushing for major playing time next under a new staff.
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