The Drive: January 8th, 5pm – Adrian Martinez? Transfer Portal QB?

  • Snow LOVES Adrian, lets get his take
  • What does the future of Nebraska football look like at the QB position?
  • Adrian? Luke? Logan? Transfer Portal?

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

-3 B1G West teams opted to play a bowl game, and Nebraska didn’t…should they have?

-Is Nebraska going to take a deep dive at special teams this offseason and address coaching there?

-Who was the offensive and defensive MVP for Nebraska this season in your opinion?

What are on Jake and Sip’s Husker Sports Wish Lists this Christmas for the 2021 calendar year?

-They get 3 wishes each…and it can be in any sport—and can be in all in one sport if they’d like (looking at you, Husker football)

-What wish would fans/listeners ask for in regards to 2021 as their Christmas wish for the year?

Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Nebraska’s season is officially over..were you surprised they turned down the bowl game after they beat Rutgers?

-What does the QB situation look like next year at Nebraska? What ground does Martinez stand on?

-Do you believe we will see any staff changes before next season?

The Recruiting Hour: December 21st – Opening Segment

  • Nebraska passing on a bowl game
  • Adrian Martinez had a pretty damn good game
  • Running backs need to be included more

The Group of 5 got shunned once again from the Playoff selection committee…will we see them create their own playoff soon?

-Cincinnati got no love again from the committee in the selection process, and although that was expected the same for San Jose State, they still should get some sort of championship opportunity with an undefeated record, as should Coastal Carolina—even if it’s not the ‘real’ championship of football

Should Scott Frost have given freshman QB Logan Smothers a chance on Friday? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Friday night exemplified what makes Adrian Martinez such an aggravating player to watch. Martinez completed 85.7% of his throws, accounted for 402 total yards, 3 TDs…AND 4 turnovers.

-Should Frost have benched Adrian Martinez in favor of former 4-star freshman Logan Smothers?

-Why was Luke McCaffrey not suited up against Rutgers on Friday?

How does the average Nebraska fan respond to Nebraska opting out of a bowl game?

-Jake and Sip have listed reasons on both sides why it’s understandable for either decision…but how do the listeners feel about it? Did you feel that Nebraska’s push to play football should be followed up by them pushing to play one more game?

-What a weird situation. Obviously, in a normal year, you push to play in a bowl game no matter what. No questions asked…you play in a game in a non-pandemic year. But….this is where we’re at.

The CFP is set, with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame clinching berths

-Notre Dame got smoked by Clemson on Saturday, but remained ahead of Texas A&M and others for the final spot….and Ohio State barely got by Northwestern…will either of those teams have any shot vs. Bama/Clemson?

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

Can Nebraska be like the offense they were on Friday night next year or are they still too inconsistent?

-The offensive line manhandled a good defensive front the majority of the game, especially in the second half, which showed a conditioning advantage for Nebraska

-The o-line seemed to do a great job in run blocking, and Dedrick Mills exploded…number one, will he come back next year; and number 2, if he does, will they use him like they did on Friday?

Nebraska uses a solid 2nd half to beat Rutgers, 28-21, to get their 3rd win….and that concludes their season, as they decline a bowl invitation

-It was another topsy-turvy game for Nebraska, with 4 turnovers by Adrian Martinez, but also a better 2nd half for him, and a dominating rushing performance by Dedrick Mills and Martinez to put away Rutgers

-Martinez showed why he is a frustrating player the past few years: moments of brilliance with some great passes and great runs, but then fumble issues and interceptions to even it all out. He did enough to help Nebraska win, but still causes you to pull your hair out at times

-Nebraska declines a bowl game, which ends their season at 3-5, and surely the national media will turn to making fun of the team that threatened to sue the conference to play football….right?

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

-Clemson (-10’) vs. Notre Dame

-Alabama (-17) vs. Florida

-Ohio St (-20’) vs. Northwestern

-Nebraska (-6’) vs. Rutgers

-Chiefs (-3) vs. Saints

-Browns (-4) vs. Giants