DP & Stephens: Sean Callahan, Husker Online

Husker Online’s Sean Callahan joins DP and Tom for our weekly conversation.

  • Frost spoke to the media yesterday, what stood out to Sean?
  • Why did Luke leave?
  • How do we feel about the skill positions offensively?
  • There’s going to be a football schedule before baseball?! That’s as “Big Ten” as it gets…

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 3

-The NFL is putting games on all different days of the week to let them happen for COVID. Are you enjoying the weirdness?

-What’s going to happen with the Big Ten Championship?

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-What does a high school QB looking at Nebraska think right now with them using 2 QBs in games?

-Nebrasketball off to a 3-1 start to the season … can they compete in the Big Ten or too early to know?

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 1

-Let’s talk recruiting: Nebraska has lost 5 players from Florida in this class.  All pandemic related or something more?

-Does Nebraska need to alter the way they recruit to Lincoln or not?  Are they paying enough attention to in-state players like Cole Payton, who is a North Dakota State commit?

-How does the upcoming class look and what can we expect as Early Signing Day approaches?

Cary Cochran (Former Nebrasketball shooting guard)

-Nebrasketball is 3-1 on the season with a close loss to Nevada … what are your first impressions?

-Does this look more like a Fred Hoiberg squad?  And can it win in the Big Ten consistently?

-What does a 3-point shooter like yourself think about seeing Nebraska have games of 41 attempted 3s?

Michigan / Ohio State is in serious doubt because of COVID cases in Michigan … what exactly is going to happen in the next 3 weeks in the conference?

-Ohio State will not be eligible for the Big Ten Championship if they have one more game canceled, and that’s what would happen if they can’t play Michigan

-Sip brought up the idea of ​​Nebraska playing Ohio State if Minnesota couldn’t play on  the 12th, and maybe that would be a possibility.  Do whatever you have to do to play games.

-This is just going to get uglier and uglier by the day, isn’t it?

The Denver Broncos played without a QB yesterday against the Saints…what a scene

-All 4 QBs on the Broncos roster tested positive for COVID, and the NFL didn’t cancel the game, so the Broncos were forced to get creative at QB. What a sight!

Dominic Raiola (Former Husker/NFL center) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Are you seeing enough progress from Scott Frost’s team in his third year as head coach?

-Nebraska looked more prepared to play this week, but they weren’t last week…how does that happen?

-What do you need to see the next 2 weeks to believe the guys are still believing in the process?

Do you still trust Scott Frost to get things figured out at Nebraska?

-Frost is 10-19 as Nebraska’s head coach. He’s lost 3 straight to Iowa, but at least has kept the game within 6 points each time, unlike what Mike Riley’s final 2 games against Iowa looked like

-Nebraska’s defense responded well after a bad showing against Illinois. They gave up points, but can’t really blame them for the loss. Special teams and poor offensive series is more to blame. So, Chinander gets a pass this week again. But when does this turn around? Patience required. Then…you look at quick turnaround at Rutgers with Greg Schiano in year 1…why is that happening, then?

Northwestern’s embarrassing loss to Michigan State just made the B1G situation even more of a mess

-Northwestern forgot they were good and lost 29-20 to Michigan State, while Ohio State is one more canceled game away from not being able to play in the conference title game, and Wisconsin is already ineligible. What a disaster for the conference

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

In some positive news, Nebrasketball looked pretty solid in their first 3 games of the year

-Yes, there was an unfortunate loss to Nevada on Thanksgiving (a game they probably should have won), but they looked convincing in wins over McNeese State and North Dakota State

-What do Sip and Jake think about the team’s chances going forward after their first 3 games?

Nebraska falls to Iowa, 26-20, for a sixth straight time, and falls to 1-4 on the season

-It wasn’t a blowout. But that’s not the discussion we want to have. Another bizarre offensive gameplan with a Russian roulette at QB between Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey, which had flashes, but again couldn’t overcome too many mistakes to win

-If there was ever anything to define the season and the Frost era so far, it’s 2 plays that happened in the fourth quarter: a terrible muffed punt by Cam Taylor-Britt, and a huge Martinez run wiped out by a hold late in the fourth quarter. Shooting yourselves in the foot with avoidable issues

-Thoughts on Frost’s postgame comments about the game and team…