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What If Wednesday: What if Nebrasketball wins today with 2 football players on the team?

-We welcome in our producer, Alex Baker, into the studio for another Wednesday session

-Nebrasketball is riding a 16-game losing streak. What if they won tonight against Indiana? Think about it from both sides. If Nebraska wins, it’d be an incredible way to end a losing streak down 2 regular starters, and pulling 2 football players out of Spring ball to play. If you’re Indiana, if somehow Noah Vedral and Brant Banks would prove to be effective players, you’d wonder how fair that is to their team and also how critical it could be to their chances of missing the NCAA Tournament

What If Wednesday: What if Nebrasketball wins today with 2 football players on the team?

-We welcome in our producer, Alex Baker, into the studio for another Wednesday session

-Nebrasketball is riding a 16-game losing streak. What if they won tonight against Indiana? Think about it from both sides. If Nebraska wins, it’d be an incredible way to end a losing streak down 2 regular starters, and pulling 2 football players out of Spring ball to play. If you’re Indiana, if somehow Noah Vedral and Brant Banks would prove to be effective players, you’d wonder how fair that is to their team and also how critical it could be to their chances of missing the NCAA Tournament

What If Wednesday: If you were able to trade Scott Frost for any coach in the Big Ten, who would you trade for and what else would you give in return?

-We welcome our producer, Alex Baker, back to the studio for our weekly segment of hypothetical questions.

-Scott Frost can’t be considered an elite coach in the conference yet because of the way his first 2 years have gone—even though he has had a coach of the year honor from his time at UCF. So who would you trade for? And what would have you have to add to make the value worthwhile for that coach and the program? Needs to be a fair acquisition both ways…James Franklin for Frost/Travis Fisher/player?

What If Wednesday: What if Scott Frost hadn’t chosen to come back to Nebraska in late 2017?

-Let’s welcome back our producer, Alex Baker, for this week’s installment of What If Wednesday. What if Frost, Nebraska’s prodigal son, didn’t take the job in December 2017 when Mike Riley was let go? What direction would they have had to go?

-Imagine if Frost turned down Nebraska to stay at UCF or went to one of the other jobs. A program that already was starting to lose its way may have lost total major fan belief if they couldn’t get him. Would Mike Norvell have moved the needle at all? Or Chip Kelly?

What if Wednesday: What if the one score losses in Mike Riley’s first year were wins instead?

-Our producer, Alex Baker, moderates the segment once again. In 2015, Nebraska went 6-7, ending with a bowl win against UCLA despite only having a 5-7 record going in

-That season had a Hail Mary loss to BYU (33-28); a comeback that fell short on the road against Miami (36-33 loss in OT); a 1-point loss to Illinois (14-13); a 2-point loss to Wisconsin at home (23-21); and a 2-point loss to Northwestern at home (30-28). We’ll just call the 10-point loss to Purdue as a bad loss and the 28-20 loss to Iowa as an acceptable loss to an undefeated team. What changes if those other results go Nebraska’s way, though? They did begin the 2016 season 7-0…

What If Wednesday: What if Nebrasketball had made the NCAA Tournament in the 2017-18 season?

-We welcome back our producer, Alex Baker, for this segment—and it’s an interesting question. Tim Miles was looking for a contract extension following a few rough seasons, and this team ended up finishing 4th in the B1G regular season, capped off with a big home win against Penn State to clinch a bye in the B1G Tournament. However, Michigan beat them in the B1G Tournament, and the rest was history

-Nebraska somehow fell to a 5-seed in the NIT and lost to Mississippi State, and Miles only got one year added to his contract—a death wish. What would have changed if he had simply made the Dance in what was a very weak year in the B1G, hurting the Huskers from getting big conference wins?

What If Wednesday: What if Tom Osborne stuck around a while longer and didn’t retire after the 1997 National Championship?

-We welcome producer Alex Baker back for the question of the week, and it’s a doozy. Osborne retired at age 60 after Nebraska won the 1997 National Championship, passing the team off to Frank Solich. It had been 3 titles in 4 years when Osborne retired. Now, we see older coaches sticking around for a while. Solich is in his 70s at Ohio….Bill Snyder coached into his upper 70s at Kansas State

-What would be different? Imagine if T.O. coached until he was 75….he’d still be coaching through 2012. How about that for a mindbender…

What If Wednesday: What if Bo Pelini had won a conference championship in either 2009 or 2010?

-A new weekly segment, with the question posted by the esteemed executive producer, Alex Baker the Oatmeal Maker. And, with Bo being in the news with going to LSU… what better way to bring it back to Nebraska?

-2009 would have been an upset win, with Texas the favored team in that game, but Nebraska’s defense obviously was incredible, and was one second away from a victory. Would Nebraska have left the conference if they won that game? Things were already locked down for Nebraska to leave the conference for the 2010 championship game, so there’s not quite the same question for that year.

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