Nebraska Fantasy (sponsored by Ameristar Council Bluffs) / Mike Schaefer: Part 3

-This week’s question: How many total points in Michigan/Penn State?

2-minute drill: Chiefs/Broncos tonight in Thursday Night Football…who wins?

 

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Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-It looked like Nebraska got pushed around by Minnesota, but Frost said on Tuesday that it wasn’t necessarily that when he watched the film..what did you see?

-Is this team going to make a bowl game or not?

 

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Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 1

-What’s the recruiting gameplan for Nebraska’s assistant coaches during the bye week?

-Nebraska’s offensive line has been disappointing this year…how much do you believe that next year’s team can see a line that’s a positive on the team?

-What’s your assessment of this team so far through 7 games in 2019?

 

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Rick Hamann’s song of the Day

-SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Rick Hamann and Sartor Hamann Jewelers):

Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska and Iowa DL coach)

-Nebraska has had issues in stopping the run in the Big Ten…has that been all about talent acquirement or scheme/development issues?

-Scott Frost said on Tuesday that despite giving up 300+ rushing yards to Minnesota, it was not because of a lack of physicality in the game…is that actually the case?

-How do Iowa and Wisconsin always find a way to get under-the-radar linemen who pan out well?

 

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In a year of strange things for Nebraska football…the bad starts to the second half might be the strangest thing of all

-We’ve hit on this before, but in a bye week, it seems like something appropriate to hit again. What is the excuse for this problem, on both offense and defense? Is it a lack of adjustments by the coaching staff, or a lack of execution by players? Many offensive drives to start the halves have been less than inspiring with playcalls, and defensive series have been less than stellar, too. Why?

-Isn’t this the most bizarre thing about the year so far? How can a team just not be enthused to either finish off a game in the second half, or fight back from a deficit?

 

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Bill Moos reminds us why he said his goal for Nebraska this year was to win 6 games

-Moos spoke in a side session after his podium appearance to speak about Nebraska’s 2021 game in Ireland, and was asked about his statement in Chicago about Nebraska needing to simply make a bowl game this year, and he addressed that again on Tuesday…

 

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Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-How would you describe the 2019 Nebraska football season so far?

-Are you expecting to see more young guys get playing time after the bye? To what effect?

-Is this team going to make a bowl game this year or not?

 

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Scott Frost says that upon further review, Nebraska didn’t get pushed around by Minnesota—it was a ‘detail’ issue…do you believe that some of the fatal flaws can be fixed quickly?

-Frost had the same impression during the game and right after that most of us had; that Nebraska was pushed around and dominated against the Gophers. But he said after watching it again, that wasn’t the case…it was just a lack of ‘detail’

-Is this Frost just trying to calm the masses and stay positive, or is there something to that? It appeared that Minnesota wanted it more during the game. It’s difficult to change that narrative, even with Frost saying that.

 

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De’Mornay Pierson-El and Alonzo Moore get drafted to the XFL…will the league make it this time around?

-The XFL had their draft on Tuesday morning, and DPE was drafted in the 3rd round to the St. Louis Battlehawks, while Moore was drafted in the 10th round by the Tampa Bay Vipers. QBs in the league include Matt McGloin, Aaron Murray, Landry Jones, and Cardale Jones…will it make it this time?

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

Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Has Nebraska progressed as a football team since last season?

-When do we start seeing gains in the weight room start resulting in more physicality on the football field?

-How much do you expect the bye week to help Nebraska to get things sorted out on both sides of the ball?

 

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Something that Scott Frost scoffed at in mid-September regarding his offense has come back to bite him

-Frost met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the Ireland game against Illinois in 2021, and also answered questions regarding the Minnesota loss and also the bye week ahead for the team

-Frost mentioned that Nebraska’s not getting enough big plays right now, and isn’t sustaining drives…a topic that when he was asked in mid-September if Nebraska relied too much on big plays, that “we were reading too much into things” (and yes, we have the audio). Turns out…they might be dependent on big plays. And they’re not happening enough, hence a lack of offense. How does that magically start happening again?

-Good news—it appears Wan’Dale Robinson will be back soon!

 

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