Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 3

-The Vikings appear to be back…is Schaefer buying in? And does he believe in Jake’s Dolphins?

-Colts/Titans in a HUGE AFC North game tonight…who you got?

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

-Is there really a competition at every position like Matt Lubick says there is

-The Masters starts today…how jacked are you for August in November? Who wins?

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 1

-Are people still excited about Nebraska football? If not, how long does it take to earn that back?

-Who do you think we’ll see start for Nebraska at QB on Saturday? Who SHOULD it be?

-What’s going on with Scott Frost’s playcalling, especially in the red zone?

Are people aware of what starts today? THE FREAKING MASTERS STARTS TODAY

-Usually, Jake is distracted by this great tournament in mid-April. Now? It’s November. How locked in will he be and golf fanatics? And Sip?

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

Midway through the season, what is the best story in college football?

-Indiana is ranked 10th at 3-0, BYU is 8th at 8-0 and a stud QB, Liberty is 7-0 with 2 wins vs. ACC teams…

-What is the feeling of a Nebraska fan when they see ranked teams like Liberty, Coastal Carolina, Iowa State, Indiana, Marshall, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Northwestern, while you’re 0-2?

Erik Chinander isn’t the point of frustration through 2 games, can it stay that way?

-52 points against Ohio State obviously wasn’t great, nor was forcing only one incompletion against Justin Fields, but the defense has looked better in general, and wasn’t the problem against Northwestern, either

-Luke Reimer has looked great, as has Ty Robinson. The D-line has looked good in general…the DBs have looked OK, and the LBs have been better than they were last year. Are we seeing legitimate progress or too early to say?

-Post-practice Zoom audio from Wednesday…

Who is going to win the B1G conference in men’s hoops?

-Six teams are within one game of each other for first place (Michigan State, Illinois, Rutgers, Iowa, Penn State, Maryland) in the conference. Tonight is a huge night, with Rutgers vs. Maryland; Ohio State vs. Michigan; and Penn State vs. Michigan State. Will Tom Izzo win the league again or be outdone by an up-and-coming team?

 

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Ongoing discussion of B1G Transfer rules and status of Nebrasketball’s difficulty to ascend in conference next year

-Jake and Sip take more calls and texts on the big topic of the day regarding B1G Athletic Directors discussing their idea for a one-time transfer policy in Division 1 for all sports without needing to sit out a year.

-And, regarding Nebrasketball…can they really ascend quickly next year? The reasons for concern are that those “gimmie” wins of the past are now tough wins…there’s not really an easy win anywhere (Northwestern’s record is bad but they’ve played a lot of close games)

 

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Nebraska football gets a walk-on kicker/punter over the weekend…could there ever be as bad of a year in placekicking as we saw in 2019?

-Tyler Crawford from Oklahoma announced he’ll join the team as a preferred walk-on…whether he’s good or not or the answer or not…can the kicking game ever be as bad as it was last year ever again?

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

 

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Does defense still win championships or can the Chiefs’ offensive identity continue to win big consistently?

-National Signing Day in February is all but a thing of the past…do you like it in December more or the way it always was before?

-How important is Spring Football in setting the tone for the regular season?

 

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Nebraska Fantasy (sponsored by Ameristar Council Bluffs)

-This week’s question:  How many passing yards will Joe Burrow have on Saturday against Oklahoma? 

Picks:  LA Tech/Miami (Independence Bowl)     Pitt/Eastern Michigan (Quick Lane Bowl) 

 

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As we look ahead to a new year and new decade, do you truly believe it is possible for Nebraska to make it to the College Football Playoff?

-It’s a big step to discuss for a team that’s now missed 3 straight bowl games to end the decade. But, we’ve talked about the impressive recruiting class Nebraska pulled together despite a 5-7 season, and you’d have to think that winning consistently can help that go even higher eventually…right? 

-Wisconsin fans probably believe their team can make the playoff, and for good reason; look at 2017 when they were undefeated going into the Big Ten Championship game but lost. They were right there. Nebraska fans have been through hell…so let’s do if they really still believe..can this program get back to that level? 

 

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