Early Break

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

-What’s on Sip’s mind this week in learning how to age gracefully?

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Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Why doesn’t it seem like Nebraska is as motivated to play as other teams in a year they begged to play?

-If you were Logan Smothers, what would you think about Frost saying McCaffrey is the QB of the future?

-Do we see a pissed off Nebraska team against Iowa on Friday or a defeated squad?

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, are people still thankful that Nebraska is playing football this year?

-This is not supposed to be an eyeroll conversation. Remember when people called in and said they’d rather not play this year than have a bad record? Those people got ridiculed by listeners and even Sip and Jake

-Even in a bad year, though, you should prefer to see football than nothing at all, right? You learn nothing about your team in that scenario. Think of it that way.

MAILBAGGGG!!! Your questions, our answers

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

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

Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-How does Scott Frost stop this from spiraling out of control the rest of the year?

-Why doesn’t Nebraska ever seem to truly play like the underdog that they are and should be?

-Are we looking at a beatdown in Iowa City or can Nebraska make it interesting again?

If Luke McCaffrey is the ‘future’ of Nebraska football as Scott Frost said he was on Monday, what does that leave for Logan Smothers?

-Nebraska has had some bad luck at QB. Joe Burrow opted for LSU instead of Nebraska because Frost and company had Martinez, and the rest is history. Noah Vedral transferred to Rutgers and is a capable passer, while Nebraska can’t get the offense going at all this year

-We don’t know much about Smothers’ ability in the college level because we can’t see practice. But he came in as a highly-regarded QB. What would he say about that quote? And what if he left and became great, and Luke stayed average? Man.

In (hopefully) good news…Nebrasketball starts their season TOMORROW!

-McNeese State, come on down! And boy, does this state need some good news…come on, Hoiberg!

Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-The Golden Window Classic has changes in it pretty much every day…what’s the update on it now?

-Tim Miles’ second year at Nebraska followed a tough first year and ended in a surprise 4th place finish in the conference…can Hoiberg’s team surprise this year or still too far away?

-Nebraska has 20 league games scheduled..how many do you think get played with COVID issues all over the place?

Does Nebraska football truly want to be good or are they just used to losing now?

-It’s a serious question. They brag about being ready to play a football game, and then show up with nothing when the games are played

-Northwestern went 3-9 last year, and Pat Fitzgerald simply said that isn’t going to happen again, and they are now 5-0. It’s not the prettiest football, but they play physical, tough, disciplined football. Because they want to. Does Nebraska want that? Do they care? What, exactly, drives Nebraska football? They’re headed toward their third straight sub-.500 football season, and their 5th in that regard in the past 6 years. Unreal.

Jake’s NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers

-The Dolphins are certainly not on the winners list this week…who was a winner, though?

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

Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-How can you explain a Nebraska team that was lacking energy last week after their first win of the year?

-Why should anyone believe that Friday’s game against Iowa will be close at all? What is going on?

-Do you see a football program that wants to truly be good or not? And why not, if that’s the case?

Yesterday’s press conference left Sip and Jake (and all of Nebraska) scratching their heads even more than usual regarding Husker football

-Kade Warner and Wan’Dale Robinson basically confirmed that they didn’t practice very hard last week and that they never ran routes at full speed for Luke McCaffrey to get comfortable with

-They also said the energy was better today, but that’s beside the point. What is going on? Why is there no enthusiasm? Do the players want Martinez to be the QB? Is there disagreement inside the locker room? How can things be this out of control?

-More from the press conference…