The Drive: July 8th, 5:45pm – Bill Moos getting 3 million bucks

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Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 3

-The College Baseball Champion was crowned yesterday…is there an asterisk next to this championship given the NC State situation?

-BetOnline.ag has Nebraska -9 @Illinois to start the 2021-22 season…where’s your money for the Husker season opener?

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Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 1

-What impact could the retirement of Bill Moos have on recruiting? How large of an impact does program stability have on a recruitment decision

-Runza kicked off NIL brand deals in the state with a promotion for in-state athletes…are we ready for this?

-Mark Onwiler asked which football team, Nebraska or Iowa State, had a higher upside…what does Schaefer agree with Sip and Jake?

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

-We’ve reached the end of the recruiting-mania that was June. Did the Husker finish where Schaefer expected?

-Husker legacy recruit James Monds III set his commitment date for July 4th…could the Husker go two years in a row with Independence Day commitments?

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Collegiate Baseball crowned its champion last night

-Is there an asterisk next to this championship given the NC State situation?

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

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Bounds, Pollard are not candidates to replace Bill Moos as Nebraska Athletic Director

-Both former NU president Hank Bounds and Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard crossed their names off the list of eligible candidates…should this be startling for Big Red Nation?

-We often question the attractiveness of Nebraska as a head coaching destination. Is it an attractive AD job? What names are still out there? Alberts, Stewart, Davison? John Cunningham?

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Runza came out of the gates strong with a sponsorship deal for in-state athletes

-According to Evan Bland, the first 100 current athletes who opt-in to a social media promotion will be paid a flat amount for all 100 athletes with more similar promotions on the way. The offer takes advantage of the Opendorse Deals portal to offer the sponsorship to athletes regardless of which in-state school they attend.

-How long will the adjustment process be for Husker fans seeing student athletes promoting brands, business and more on social media, television, billboards, etc?

-Will this affect the enjoyment of some fans?

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Final thoughts from Sip’s trip to Florida…

-What final things from Sip’s trip to Florida do we need to know about?

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Jamie Pollard could be in play for the Nebraska AD job/ Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Despite reports, Sip says the Athletic Director position at Nebraska is far from decided. Jamie Pollard (Iowa State), Trev Alberts (UNO), Matt Davison, Ed Stewart, etc are all in play.

-What would Nebraska look like under Pollard? Would Matt “Knute” Campbell-Rockne be soon to follow if Frost underperforms in year 4?

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Several outlets list Nebraska’s 2021 schedule as a Top 10 toughest in the nation…what does that mean for Scott Frost under a new A.D.?

-Frost’s security blanket is gone, as the man who hired him is no longer here. So that means a new A.D. gets to watch over the program and see how it looks in their eyes

-Phil Steele and other outlets list Nebraska’s schedule this year as one of the toughest in the nation, but fans still (deservedly so) are expecting a bowl trip. How does a first year A.D. assess this program now in Frost’s 4th year?

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Jeff Essink (Farrell’s Xtreme Bodyshaping)

-Jeff joins Early Break in-studio to tell Jake and Sip about the upcoming 10-week challenge at Farrell’s

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

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Bill Moos said recently he wanted to be at Nebraska until the end of his contract in December 2022, but retired suddenly on Friday…how do you read into that?

-What does Nebraska need in their next A.D.? What are the biggest things that need to be addressed that Bill Moos didn’t do?

-Does having a schedule that is seen as one of the nation’s toughest provide a built-in excuse if things go bad, or just make it harder no matter what?

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