Early Break

Former ‘Early Break’ producer, Milfy, got married on Saturday and Jake left a note on behalf of Sip

-Jake made the trek to Kearney for Milfy’s wedding, because Milfy drove 9 hours to South Dakota for Jake’s wedding in October, so it was certainly owed

-What message did Jake leave for Milfy on behalf of Sip, without Sip knowing?

With Nebrasketball’s next game against Penn State officially postponed, the team will end the month of January having played….2 total games / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Nebraska had a game against Purdue postponed on January 5th, then played Indiana, and then had 5 games postponed, including this week’s game against Penn State, which puts the next game played (as of now) for Feb. 3 against Michigan State

-On a positive note, they only lost 2 games the whole month!! Also, Michigan done for 2 weeks..

Do you believe in an offense in 2021 that has less QB run than it has in the Frost era?

-Nebraska has averaged 1.91 turnovers per game in the Frost era, most in the B1G West and 2nd in the conference only to Michigan State, and interceptions and fumbles by QBs have been a big reason why

-Do you believe Frost when he says they hope to not have QBs run the ball as much in 2021 or is it “see it to believe it”?

-Keep in mind, the QBs don’t take hits in practices…could be a reason why so many fumbles..


Apparently, dogs can smell if a person has COVID now and prevent them from going to a game

-Yep, you read that right. The Miami Heat will be the first team this week to have dogs that smell every person entering that can apparently tell if someone has COVID or not.

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One report has PJ Fleck at the top of Tennessee’s board for head coach….where is the better job for him?

-Fleck is probably attainable for Tennessee, and frankly, it’d be fascinating to see how that works out there

-It kind of would feel like the Butch Jones hire there, though…right? Jones was big on “Champions of life” and other weird phrases..that’s a lot like Fleck..

Scott Frost says the coaching staff will stay as it currently is for 2021…

-Frost talked to the Journal Star on a Zoom session on Friday and confirmed that the 10 main assistant coaches will all remain for 2021, and that he’ll split coordinating duties with Matt Lubick

-Many people are upset about this, but Jake cautions the anger and to look at Northwestern before we start to complain too much…they NEVER change assistants in good seasons or bad…and they are good more often than not. Can we learn from them on how to stick with things instead of always panicking?

-Also, the Super Bowl matchup is set…is it what we wanted to see? How were the championship games?

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What is the best possible outcome for Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championships? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-There are great storylines for every team. For the Chiefs, it’s the rare chance to go for back-to-back Super Bowl titles. For the Bills, it’s a chance at the first Super Bowl appearance in 26 years.

-For the Packers, it’s a chance for Aaron Rodgers to make his 2nd Super Bowl appearance, and for the Bucs, it’s a chance for Tom Brady to prove it was his talent all along that carried the Patriots, not Belichick

Is this the first time in college sports history that no one is calling for the AD’s head despite having poor football and basketball success in hires made by them?

-This was discussed briefly a few days ago, but it’s worth more of a conversation. Bill Moos was on top of the world when he was able to hire Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg. There were a few people out there who had some concerns if those systems would work in the B1G, but it was a VERY HIGH approval rating on both hires

-Now, with basketball on a 22 game losing streak and football yet to have a winning season in 3 seasons of Scott Frost, you’d normally have a fanbase saying it’s time for the AD to be questioned because of lack of success with his hires. But, Moos seems still well liked by the majority of people..will it always remain that way? At what point does it not?

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Will listeners be chomping at the bit to get back into stadiums to watch games when they’re allowed to or have they got comfortable watching from their homes?

-It’s going to be interesting to see how things look not just at Nebraska, but everywhere, when people are allowed to go back to games at close to full capacity

-Are listeners out there excited to get back into stadiums to watch games, or have they found that they prefer now to watch games on TV and attendance isn’t mandatory anymore for them?

Bill Moos spoke on radio last night and Jake and Sip have thoughts

-Moos spoke with Sports Nightly and talked about his thoughts on attendance for spring events and the Fall, too…and also had some things to say regarding Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg

-Then, somehow, Jake and Sip get in a discussion about Luka Garza vs. Doug McDermott, and also make a wager about shaving their heads for different results