Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Ryan Held says Ronald Thompkins—not Rahmir Johnson—will serve as Dedrick Mills’ backup RB…surprised?

-Will we see any packages at QB for Luke McCaffrey on Saturday or do you think it will be just Adrian Martinez?

-How much can we really assess from the defense after going against such an elite offense this Saturday?

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

-So….Nebrasketball made 5-star prospect Bryce McGowens’ final 5 teams list…where do they stack up against the rest?

-Delano Banton and Trey McGowens showed up in ESPN’s Newcomer Impact Rankings…which of those is more important to the team this year, in your opinion?

-Adrian Martinez is named the starter by Scott Frost, but how quick will the trigger for Luke McCaffrey be?

Can we make any huge proclamations about Nebraska’s defense after Saturday’s game against Ohio State?

-It’s a defense that has several new starters, and a defense that already wasn’t great last year, which makes fans want to yell at Erik Chinander for all their problems

-However, it’s (potentially) the best team in all of college football that you’re facing this Saturday. They pack a punch on offense, and need to come out blazing for the season to make sure voters keep them up high in the rankings to give them the best shot at a playoff appearance. They may like you for making a season possible, but they’re not going to try and be friends with Nebraska on the field..

Jake is starting to think that his Dolphins might actually be a pretty good team…is he ready for the eventual fallout?

-The Dolphins beat the lowly Jets, 24-0, on Sunday, and now are 3-3 on the year, with 3 wins in dominant fashion, and 3 losses in close fashion to decent-to-good teams. Are the Fins for real?

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

Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Adrian Martinez is indeed the starter for Nebraska’s opener against Ohio State..did you ever think he wouldn’t be?

-How much can we truly assess from Nebraska’s defense with such a brutal opener against an elite team?

-What are your thoughts as a former coach on fake crowd noise in a mostly empty stadium?

Scott Frost has spoken: Adrian Martinez will start for Nebraska against Ohio State on Saturday

-No depth chart was released ahead of Nebraska’s first weekly press conference (via Zoom) of the season, which led people to believe that maybe we wouldn’t know the starting QB until Saturday…

-..but then, Scott Frost said that Adrian Martinez will indeed be the starting QB against the Buckeyes, but feels like they have 2 starting QBs. Might sound good to say that, but it also creates tension..

-Was it always the right choice to have Martinez start against Ohio State? Other takeaways from the Zoom session…

DP & Stephens: Husker Media Availability

DP and Tom discuss some of the news from today’s Husker Football media session.

Nicole Griffith (10/11 News sports reporter) – Full Hour

-When was the last time Nebraska had a win as big as a prospective win at Ohio State this Saturday?

-Would you rather beat Ohio State OR Wisconsin and Iowa? Big Ten West wins would be big steps forward and excitement locally, but an Ohio State win puts you on the map.

-Bock makes his official prediction for Nebraska this season

-Sipple has some predictions of his own

-Nicole was all over the state this weekend. Which games did she cover?

NFL Winners and Losers

-Jake gives his winners and losers from the sixth week of the NFL

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

Takeaways from Week 7 in College Football

-What did Jake and Sip see in the last week of college football before the Big Ten starts play?

Nebraska named team captains over the weekend

-Captains- Adrian Martinez, Collin Miller, Matt Farniok, Dicaprio Bootle and Kade Warner. What does this mean for the season ahead?

-Adrian Martinez is very well rounded, but does he have an elite skill?

-Greg Austin says the running game pushing ahead.



DP & Stephens: Husker Sound Bites

DP and Tom discuss some of the sound bites from this week’s press conferences as game week rapidly approaches.