Early Break

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Lee Sterling (Paramount Sports) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

Ohio State (-28) vs. Northwestern
Iowa (-18’) vs. Purdue
Penn State (-9) vs. Michigan

Chicago (-3) vs. New Orleans
Dallas (-3) vs. Philadelphia
Minnesota (-28’) vs. Rutgers

Is there any chance Nebraska could finish this year like Minnesota did last year?

  • Minnesota was in the midst of P.J. Fleck’s 2nd season last year, and got hammered in Lincoln to fall to 3-4, and a few weeks later lost 55-31 to Illinois to fall to 4-5, before finding a way to blow out Purdue, rout Wisconsin, and then pummel Georgia Tech in the bowl game. Things started clicking at the end of the year
  • Is that possible for Scott Frost’s team this year? A bowl game is the lowest goal going forward. It must happen. There would also be a weird conversation going about ‘progress’ if Nebraska won their next 2 games to get to 6-3, but then lost the next 3 to go into bowl season at 6-6. So many storylines…

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

  • 5th Annual Pumpkin Painting Party, Insane Inflatable 5K, Lincoln Stars, and Nebraska AMA Motocross
  • Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers)

Bill Bender (The Sporting News)

  • Ohio State appears to be a College Football Playoff team…but how far behind them is Wisconsin?
  • Who are your top 4 teams at the moment when it comes to the Playoff?
  • Did you expect Ed Orgeron to have this type of success at LSU? Is Joe Burrow a potential Heisman?

Scott Frost offers some interesting comments about the team and leadership on Sports Nightly

  • Frost mentioned last night several things regarding some players not being ready to play against Minnesota, as well as some issues about players respecting the leaders of the team
  • What else was eye-opening from Frost last night?

Nebraska Fantasy (sponsored by Ameristar Council Bluffs) / Mike Schaefer: Part 3

-This week’s question: How many total points in Michigan/Penn State?

2-minute drill: Chiefs/Broncos tonight in Thursday Night Football…who wins?

 

-Presented by Cartridge World

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-It looked like Nebraska got pushed around by Minnesota, but Frost said on Tuesday that it wasn’t necessarily that when he watched the film..what did you see?

-Is this team going to make a bowl game or not?

 

-Presented by Cartridge World

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

-What’s the recruiting gameplan for Nebraska’s assistant coaches during the bye week?

-Nebraska’s offensive line has been disappointing this year…how much do you believe that next year’s team can see a line that’s a positive on the team?

-What’s your assessment of this team so far through 7 games in 2019?

 

-Presented by Cartridge World

Rick Hamann’s song of the Day

-SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Rick Hamann and Sartor Hamann Jewelers):

Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska and Iowa DL coach)

-Nebraska has had issues in stopping the run in the Big Ten…has that been all about talent acquirement or scheme/development issues?

-Scott Frost said on Tuesday that despite giving up 300+ rushing yards to Minnesota, it was not because of a lack of physicality in the game…is that actually the case?

-How do Iowa and Wisconsin always find a way to get under-the-radar linemen who pan out well?

 

-Presented by Cartridge World

In a year of strange things for Nebraska football…the bad starts to the second half might be the strangest thing of all

-We’ve hit on this before, but in a bye week, it seems like something appropriate to hit again. What is the excuse for this problem, on both offense and defense? Is it a lack of adjustments by the coaching staff, or a lack of execution by players? Many offensive drives to start the halves have been less than inspiring with playcalls, and defensive series have been less than stellar, too. Why?

-Isn’t this the most bizarre thing about the year so far? How can a team just not be enthused to either finish off a game in the second half, or fight back from a deficit?

 

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