The Drive: October 4th, 4pm

  • Adrian Martinez is certainly not absolved of blame
  • Joe Gaziano (Northwestern DL – from Media Days)
  • What’s in the Box (Raisin’ Canes)

The Drive: October 3rd, 4pm

  • Darude is coming to Lincoln!
  • Getting to know Adrian Martinez as a person
  • Thirsty Thursday with Kevin Meier from Meiers Cork and Bottle
  • Black Jerseys?
  • Stanley Morgan tried to ghost Zac Taylor because he thought they were cutting him

Nebraska is likely going to need an extraordinary performance from Adrian Martinez to beat Ohio State…do you believe he’s up for the challenge?

-The narrative from fans this year so far is that Martinez seems a bit timid on the field compared to last year, and isn’t as aggressive or fast in the QB run game. The 2nd half of the Illinois game showed a little more of the Martinez that fans remember from last year, with aggressive runs and big-time throws. Can he ride that momentum into Saturday?

-Jake and Sip wondered earlier in the season if Martinez’s confidence was rattled by consistent high snaps from Cam Jurgens at center. That’s going to be an important thing to have figured out, as we did see some more high snaps against Illinois. And, also, Chase Young coming from the outside. Martinez will need to be active with his feet for sure

 

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The road losing streak ends at 8 games—Nebraska beats Illinois, 42-38, in another wild game

-It seems to never be easy for Nebraska—4 fumbles on their own side of the field, a 14-0 deficit early on, and more than 100 yards in penalties….but the better team did prevail eventually, with strong defense and an offense that put up a lot of yards and finally started to get more points on the board from it as the game went on

-Adrian Martinez was shaky in the first half, but was dialed in for the second half, as Nebraska ended up just shy of 700 (!!) yards of offense, and the defense held Illinois to less than 300 yards, even with a busted defensive play to start the game to give a long TD run to Reggie Corbin. The stats (outside of turnovers) indicate a Nebraska rout, yet the game was always in question, to the very end. The more things change, the more things stay the same…

 

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Husker Afterparty Postgame: Illinois

Happer and Snow react to Nebraska’s 42-38 win over Illinois.

Nebraska’s offensive line was poor in the second half, but where are the wide receivers?

-Nebraska’s offense looked great in the first half for the most part, with Martinez having plenty of time to throw, and making good reads. In the second half, the protection wasn’t as good, but also it seemed like receivers weren’t open, or Martinez just wasn’t as confident in his reads. Does Nebraska have a WR problem? Is this offense going to be up and down, or can it be good for a full game?

-We will get to the offensive line more in the second hour

 

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The Drive: September 5th, 3pm

  • What is your worry level about Adrian Martinez?
  • Does he have the Yips?!?
  • What’s Poppin’ (brought to you by Barney Insurance)

Mario Verduzco says that both he and Adrian Martinez were “piss poor” against South Alabama… will we see last year’s Adrian this weekend?

Verduzco said Wednesday that Martinez was doing things in the game that he didn’t do all fall camp…. bad things and that he had 24 hours to mourn over the performance before he got back on track for this week? Practice has been a lot better, will that show in Boulder?

Also… more on this high snap thing. Verduzco conformed to a certain degree what Jake thought about the confidence of Martinez being rattled with high snaps, and sometimes even jumping for a snap when he didn’t have to.. do you think Adrian fully trusts his center?

More audio from post practice…

 

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The Drive: September 4th, 3pm

  • They might be coming to our city
  • Adrian Martinez was sick? RUMOR MILL
  • Sam McKewon (Omaha world Herald)
  • What’s Poppin (brought to you by Barney Insurance)

Nebraska starts the season off with a win, but not quite in the form we were expecting

-We don’t believe many people expected Nebraska to have less than 300 yards of offense against South Alabama, have 0 TDs and 1 INT (and 2 other dropped INTs) by Adrian Martinez, and a rushing attack that averaged only 2.2 yards per carry…what the heck happened to the offense and is it fixable right away?

-Scott Frost said postgame it’s the worst offensive performance he’s been a part of and that the team had poor practices last week…interesting timing for poor practices. Most disappointing thing for Jake was having a 28-7 lead in second half turn into a ballgame somehow.

-Audio from postgame and from Monday’s press conference…

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Husker After Party Postgame Show: South Alabama, Aug 31st

  • Connor Happer and Michael Snow discuss how Nebraska wins over South Alabama 35-21, but it didn’t look good offensively.

Cyza & Stephens: August 30th, 11am

  • Gameday Eve: Welcome to the Football Season
  • Did you hear what Tom Osborne said about Adrian Martinez?
  • Sean Callahan: HuskerOnline
  • Blog Jog (brought to you by Barney Insurance)