The Drive: October 13th, 5:45pm – Wrap things up

  • Nebraska alternate jersey announcement, what does it mean?
  • Today in Bo Pelini drama

Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL Coach)

-Is anyone close to Clemson in college football? Alabama’s defense looked horrid on Saturday…

-Usually, defenses are ahead of offenses in the early parts of the season, but scoring has been high in college football…what’s the biggest reason?

-Bo Pelini’s defense is off to a historically bad start at LSU…how much patience will Ed Orgeron have?

What a fun weekend it was for college football…offenses were booming and big wins were had

-Does the SEC play defense anymore? LSU had another hideous defensive performance in a loss against Missouri (Hey, Bo!); Alabama and Ole Miss are still scoring points at the moment, and Sip’s boy JIMBO got a big, big win against Dan Mullen, who wants 90,000 fans in the stands next week at home!

-Also, Clemson takes care of Miami, Mike Leach has lost his offense already, an EPIC Red River Rivalry ends in an Oklahoma win, and how about Kansas State and Iowa State…the teams to beat in Big 12?

-Other takeaways from the weekend…

The SEC returned to play over the weekend, and things are starting to feel a little bit normal….right?

-What a glorious sight it was to have more games, and more ranked teams playing. Sure, you had the drama in the Big 12 with Kansas State coming back to beat Oklahoma, and Texas having a miracle in the last few minutes to survive Texas Tech…but that was only part of it!

-How about the Pirate, Mike Leach, at Mississippi State? Stanford transfer QB KJ Costello threw for an SEC record 623 yards (!!) in his first game as a Bulldog, and made Bo Pelini’s defense at LSU look bad in a defeat. Also—Florida puts up a 50-burger on Ole Miss, but the Rebels offense looked solid..

-Also….are Miami Hurricanes good, or is Florida State THAT bad?

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The Drive: September 4th, 3:25pm – Today is Bo Pelini Day

  • 9-4 would be nice…

The Drive: August 25th, 4:45pm – Bo Pelini hype video

  • Bo Pelini is the PERFECT coordinator, not a great head coach
  • Ryan guesses that Pelini and Sipple were great…and he is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!

The Drive: June 11th, 5pm

  • This day in Sports History – Birthdays
  • Nebraska Special teams last year were AWFUL…If they were average, what would the record have been?
  • Which coach would you take…Bo Pelini not getting replaced up until Frost getting hired, or Frank Solich not getting replaced up until Frost gets hired?

The Drive: May 21st, 2pm

  • Phew, that South Dakota WR is a walk-on
  • Make College Baseball Great Again
  • Bo Pelini is BACK
  • Public figures are just trying to do normal stuff

The Drive: April 15th, 5pm

  • Sounders…yeah
  • Bo Pelini and alienating the team
  • The “Hey Jude” lyrics barely written on a piece of paper by Paul McCartney sold for almost a million dollars at an auction
  • Wrap things up

The series continues: Sip’s top uncomfortable moments with coaches in his time covering Nebraska sports

–Yesterday, we learned about Sip having to get away from Charlie McBride and have a screaming match through a closed elevator door; and we also learned about the time when Sip stopped Danny Nee’s criticism of him being a bowling reporter in one quick quip, and also the time that Sip cost the Journal Star $60,000 because of a poor reference of a used car salesman

-What’s next today? Surely some stories of encounters with Bo Pelini…what about Bill Callahan?

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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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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-How hard is it for a college/professional athlete to focus and concentrate after a tragic event like we saw with Kobe Bryant’s shocking death on Sunday?

-What’s the biggest thing that needs to happen for Nebraska to have a year in 2020 like Minnesota had in 2019?

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