Changes to the targeting rule in college football may be on their way / Shut Up Sipple

-The AFCA is proposing to the NCAA Football Rules Committee that there should be 2 levels of targeting, where both still result in a 15-yard penalty, but Targeting 1 doesn’t result in a player ejection, whereas Targeting 2 still does, and getting two of those in a season could result in serious issues going forward

-Anything that takes away the automatic ejection is good in Jake and Sip’s book

PICKS OF THE WEEKEND

-Who advances to the AFC and NFC Conference championship games?

-Chargers / Patriots

-Colts/Chiefs

-Cowboys/Rams

– Eagles/Saints

 

Andy Katz (NCAA.com/BTN college hoops analyst

-How much should fans be freaking out about the 2-3 start to conference play for Nebrasketball?

-You once had Nebraska as high as a 4-seed in your bracket prediction and now a 10-seed…are they really dropping that fast?

-The NET rankings still love Nebraska, and they’re actually in the Top 15 there still..how important will those numbers be at selection time?

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau

-9th Annual Tecmo Bowl Tournament, Nebraska Wesleyan basketball, Tumble N Rumble, and Lincoln Flying Disc Club “Ice Bowl”

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

Cary Cochran (Former Nebrasketball shooting guard)

-Penn St. recap

-What needs to change for Nebrasketball for them to reach their potential of being a Top 4 team in the conference like last year?

-Is there reason to question this team’s mental toughness / ‘want to’ with their poor performance to start conference play in road games?

 

Nebraska basketball wins a close one against Penn State at home…but it doesn’t feel like the team is all there

-It was a close game throughout, but came away in the end with the win 70-64 over Penn State. The Nittany Lions were/are winless in the conference, are you concerned about this close win at home?

-Is Nebraska in a mid-season funk and how can they get out of it?

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 3

-Any hot takes for Schaefer on the NFL hirings? Kliff Kingsbury fired at Texas Tech and hired with Arizona Cardinals…surely there’s a hot take somewhere there!

-Are you prepared for Alabama/Clemson Round 5 next year for the championship

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple

-Jake missed Schaefer’s epic rant last week about frustration of Nebrasketball fans…does he still feel the same way now that the team is 1-3 in conference play?

-Did Tim Miles’ vibe yesterday at his press appearance seem a little more uptight than usual? Is Tim a tad nervous?

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 1

-Where does Nebraska stand with Noa Pola-Gates, and who else should we keep an eye on before the 2nd signing day?

-Can Wandale Robinson live up to the hype he’s going to receive entering his freshman year at Nebraska?

-Who is visiting this weekend and what do we know about them?

Even is Clemson ever got to be as dominant as Alabama has been for a decade, they could never be as hated as ‘Bama….and here’s why

-Sip loves Nick Saban, and Jake respects him; but it feels like everyone respects and loves Dabo Swinney. He is an outstanding interview, a great story with his rise from interim head coach in 2008 to making Clemson a monster (with no huge scandals), and just seems like a genuine good dude. How could people hate that, even if they won multiple championships? Could there ever be ‘Clemson Fatigue’?

Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple

-What’s the latest news on Dedrick Mills and his chances of making it to Nebraska?

-Are the Huskers the favorites for Noa Pola-Gates at this point or where does he stand?

-If you were placing Nebraska’s title odds for the 2019-20 season, would you start anywhere near 25/1?

What does Nebrasketball need to do to get over the top and off their 2-game skid?

-They’ve shot well from 3-point land for the majority of the season, but shot horrible against Iowa (4-23). Is it is simple as shooting that part better? What happened to the defense against Iowa?

-Can James Palmer be more efficient? Does Thomas Allen need to keep getting involved more and more?

-Andy Katz had Nebraska as a 10-seed in his most recent Bracketology, playing 7-seed Iowa State. That’s a litttttttle too close to being ‘out’ of the field right now for most fans. Yikes