Early Break

Final keys to Nebraska – Wisconsin / PICKS OF THE WEEKEND

-Final thoughts for what it will take for Nebraska to upset Wisconsin over the weekend…and final thoughts on Nebrasketball/South Dakota State tonight…

Picks: Michigan/Michigan State                     Iowa/Minnesota Penn St/Indiana                  NEB/WISC


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

-Oklahoma (-10) vs. Baylor               Penn State (-14’) vs. Indiana           Michigan (-13’) vs. Michigan State

-Iowa (-3) vs. Minnesota        Wisconsin (-14) vs. Nebraska          Iowa State (-7) vs. Texas


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Notre Dame’s sellout streak is coming to an end at 273 games…how important is it to fans for Nebraska to keep their streak intact?

-Reports came out Thursday morning that Notre Dame officials were expecting their sellout streak of 273 games to end this Saturday, ending the longest streak behind Nebraska in the nation

-How important is Nebraska’s streak to fans? And more importantly, does it matter to recruits at all? What would be the reaction if the streak were to end sometime soon?


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Aging Gracefully (sponsored by Carriage Glen Independent Living 55+)

-What’s on Sip’s mind this week for helping in aging gracefully? You never know what to expect..

-Contact Carriage Glen at (402) 484-5113 to learn more about independent living for 55+

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers):

Jake finds out he knows nothing about his own fandom

-We sit Jake down on a couch and go through what is appropriate ways to show emotion during a game, sorry Jay-skers.


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Wan’Dale Robinson apparently has a ‘good chance’ to play against Wisconsin, per Scott Frost..how much does that change your thoughts on Nebraska’s chances?

-Robinson hasn’t practiced this week, but Frost said yesterday that he has a good chance to play—that’s certainly not enough by any means to pick Nebraska to win, but it gives more reason to believe in them compared to if he wasn’t going to play

-Also, whether he plays or not—his naming as a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award (nation’s most versatile player) could be a very valuable thing in recruiting, seeing a true freshman named to the top 4 of a high honor in college football…how much could that recognition help in recruiting?

-Yes, we do get to Nebraska talk. But enjoy some NFL talk to start.

-More from Frost on Thursday…


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

-This week’s question: How many rushing yards will Jonathan Taylor have this Saturday against Nebraska? Closest answer without going over gets $50 to Ameristar Council Bluffs (**sports betting is legal in Iowa, not in Nebraska**)

2-minute drill: Steelers/Browns tonight…who you got?


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Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-What can Nebraska do this weekend to stay in the game against Wisconsin (and possibly win) to turn around their season?

-How does Nebraska move the ball on Saturday with injuries at key positions and overall ineffectiveness at times in general?


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

-What are the latest updates in the land of recruiting for Nebraska football?

-In a time of frustration and negativity, let’s stay positive: what young guys that aren’t playing currently and those coming in to this upcoming class are ones who fans should be excited about?

-Nebraska is looking at a potential transfer from Oregon WR Brenden Schooler…what do we know?


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MAILBAGGG!!!! Your questions, our answers

-As always, email your questions for Sip & Jake to earlybreak937@gmail.com or tweet at them

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Rick Hamann at Sartor Hamann Jewelers):

A ESPN.com story on Nebraska wonders if Scott Frost can’t get it done here…who can? Do Nebraska fans feel the same way still?

-That was the feeling when Frost was hired, and probably for good reason. We talk about a need to be patient here with Frost…is that mostly because he is viewed as Nebraska’s last chance at relevancy? Has that thought changed at all through 21 games, or has it been made more certain of that belief?


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Ryan Held says Nebraska wants to ‘Strive for Five’ yards per carry against Wisconsin, but it doesn’t look good for Wan’Dale Robinson to play…how’s that going to work?

-Sip and Jake mentioned it a bit yesterday, but without Wan’Dale, we’ve asked for a bigger contribution from Dedrick Mills, but we just haven’t seen a commitment to giving him the ball a lot—and you have unproven backs behind Mills like Wyatt Mazour, Rahmir Johnson, and Brody Belt

-If Adrian needs to carry the ball 15-20 times in this game, do you trust him to be effective? People have questioned him being tentative in the run game to maybe avoid injury again, which is understandable…but not exactly something that would indicate confidence that they’ll be successful

-More audio from post-practice Wednesday…


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