DP & Stephens: Should the Huskers Play?

Tom and DP discuss if the Huskers and other schools around the country should play football this fall.

The Big 12 continues to say they plan on playing a schedule this football season…is there any chance Nebraska could join in for one year?

-OK, it sounds a little crazy, but so is this football season in general. If one or two Power 5 conferences say they are playing ball but the other 3 say they aren’t, should schools that are open to playing be able to join a different conference for one season?

-Is there any way that some of the Power 5 plays and some don’t? If not, it’s only fair to the teams that want to play that they should be able to find a conference for one year that lets them do so…right?

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The Big Ten is getting way more players drafted than the Big 12 is over the past 7 years…did you envision the conference being that much tougher when Nebraska moved to it?

-Sip wrote about this over the weekend. When Nebraska left the Big 12, they left after 2 straight appearances in the Big 12 championship game—both losses. The Big 10 wasn’t exactly rolling at that point, and Husker fans had plenty of reason to believe they could compete right away

-But fast forward to 2020, when the Big Ten is averaging 38.3 draft picks per year, compared to 21.1 in the Big 12 (yes, there are 4 more teams in the B1G which does help their numbers)

-But this year, there were 48 B1G players drafted and only 21 Big 12 players. Is the gap getting even wider?

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The Drive: November 22nd, 2pm

  • Are we worried at all about weather tomorrow?
  • Some things to watch for Nebrasketball tonight
  • Emily Giambalvo (Washington Post)
  • Texas A&M is taking random shots at the Big 12

What are the biggest reasons why we believe Scott Frost’s tenure at Nebraska will be better than Bo Pelini’s?

-This is not meant to be a diss at either coach; it’s actually an interesting question. Pelini took over a 5-7 team when he started in 2008, and his second season, he delivered the nation’s top defense, and was one second away from winning the Big 12 Championship. Optimism was high, and in his third year, they again made the Big 12 title game, but blew a 17-0 lead and loss to Oklahoma. He won at least 9 games every year, and appeared in 3 of 7 conference title games

-What is your biggest reason why you think Frost can get over the hump that Bo was so close to getting over but couldn’t? There’s a chance that Bo’s first and second seasons deliver better results than Frost’s first 2 seasons, but there still could be valid reasons to believe in Frost more than Pelini. Interesting dynamic.

-Also, sidenote: great story by Adam Rittenberg of ESPN on Ndamukong Suh’s 2009 season


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Has Nebraska really been a loser of conference realignment?

-Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde suggested so in an article yesterday, saying that Nebraska hasn’t made a huge impact since they were the first ‘domino’ to fall to begin the decade

-He’s not wrong about that recently, but they did make a Big Ten title game in their 2nd season in the conference, and haven’t been back then. Are they a loser because of the realignment, or just in general because of the lack of success they’ve had? And what does the next decade look like for Nebraska football?

Cyza & Stephens: June 12th, 12pm

  • Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said all transfers should sit out a year
  • Was the USWNT right in celebrating after a 13-0 win over Thailand?
  • Wing Man

The Brett Kane Show w/ Bock: December 18th, 3pm

  • Michael Bruntz: Huskers Illustrated
  • What is more impressive? Bill Self’s Big 12 streak or Bill Belichick’s AFC streak
  • What’s Poppin?