Rick Hamann’s (of Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Song of the Day

-What’s next on Rick’s top 52 albums of all time? And will Sip answer the questions correctly?

An ESPN article gets feedback from coaches, players, and recruits about the potential one-time transfer policy, and it’s mostly supportive

-Nick Saban was among the people that was asked about his thoughts on it and he said that Alabama is already pretty much a 3-year school with all the guys who leave early, but they’ll sure as heck recruit well off of other teams if this is the way it goes. The rich will get richer.

-Several current players and upcoming recruits also are in support of the idea…this could make recruiting tough for coaches in trying to determine what players will stick around and which won’t

Nebrasketball gets Kobe King from Wisconsin

Jake and Bock discuss what this could mean for next season’s team.

There’s a real chance that the Olympics doesn’t happen this year….imagine that…

-IOC senior member Dick Pound (yes, that’s his name) estimates there is a 3-month window to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics to be held in August, which is in question because of the coronavirus spreading so much. Can you imagine if the Olympics was canceled? Talk about a major event not happening…..wow

Is there any advantage at all of rotating offensive linemen instead of keeping starters in the whole time? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-We’ve heard from Greg Austin that he’d like to rotate linemen in games instead of keeping the starters in the whole time, but it’s been pretty much the starters so far through 2 years unless there’s injury

-What’s the preference, and what’s the best solution? Starters the whole time or quality enough depth that you can actually have backups come in and give the starters a break? Does that work in fast paced offense?

What If Wednesday: What if Scott Frost hadn’t chosen to come back to Nebraska in late 2017?

-Let’s welcome back our producer, Alex Baker, for this week’s installment of What If Wednesday. What if Frost, Nebraska’s prodigal son, didn’t take the job in December 2017 when Mike Riley was let go? What direction would they have had to go?

-Imagine if Frost turned down Nebraska to stay at UCF or went to one of the other jobs. A program that already was starting to lose its way may have lost total major fan belief if they couldn’t get him. Would Mike Norvell have moved the needle at all? Or Chip Kelly?

MAILBAGGGG!!! Your questions, our answers

-As always, email your questions for Sip & Jake to earlybreak937@gmail.com or tweet at them

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

Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-What’s the difference between sneaking into a bowl at 6 wins this year vs. missing a bowl game at 5 wins in terms of belief in Scott Frost and momentum in general?

-What players have the most to prove this spring and are needed to breakthrough for Nebraska to also breakthrough as a program?

-How close do you follow the NFL Combine and what do you view as the most important drill?

247 Sports lists Scott Frost among the top of college coaches who have pivotal years in 2020 to show momentum

-It’s hard to argue that. The list clearly states it is NOT a ‘hot list,’ but it’s a list of coaches who face pivotal years in their tenures at their respective schools and their careers in general

-The write-up says Frost needs to at least make a bowl game to prove momentum is happening and so that recruiting doesn’t fade off and fan support remains high. It would be unfortunate to see a 4th straight year of no bowl game and a 3rd straight year to begin the Frost era of such a thing…

-Other coaches on the list:  Tom Herman, Jimbo Fisher, Clay Helton, Chip Kelly, Kevin Sumlin, etc….

Georgia just made a massive power move yesterday at an underrated spot

-Kirby Smart pried away Alabama’s strength and conditioning coach, Scott Cochran, to go run special teams in Athens, and be an on-field coach. He was the 5th highest-paid S&C coach in the nation at ‘Bama ($595,000 annually), and has been with Nick Saban for all of his 6 championships (even the one at LSU)

-Can you imagine if something like this happened at Nebraska to an in-conference rival?

Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-How much blame should be on Nebrasketball’s coaching staff for their rough second half performances vs. blame to the players?

-Thoughts on last night’s game vs. Illinois..

-We saw Hunter Sallis in action last week in Omaha…what were your impressions and where does Nebrasketball stack up currently?

What players have the most pressure to breakthrough this spring for Nebraska and prove it in the Fall?

-The Journal Star started a weeklong series yesterday that began with Caleb Tannor as someone who faces critical weeks upcoming this spring, as Nebraska coaches hope he can start to show more life

-He’s an obvious choice for fans…but who else? Can you actually say Ty Robinson? He’s young, but many are saying he could be a starter or at least a big contributor if not. Other options might be Austin Allen, Damion Daniels, Rahmir Johnson…who else stands out?