DP & Stephens: Darrick Minner in studio; Part 1

UFC Fighter Darrick Minner is in studio to discuss his career!

  • What does he eat?
  • What goes through his head when preparing for a fight?
  • Minner discusses his coach and what how he has changed his life & career.

Tiger Woods was in a rollover car accident yesterday. Will he ever play competitive golf again?

-Will Tiger Woods be able to play competitive golf again, let alone win a major?

-Jake watched a 25-minute video yesterday of Tiger’s best shots.

DP & Stephens: Former Husker Terrance Badgett

Former Husker Men’s Basketball player Terrance Badgett joins the show to discuss the state of the Nebraska program.

  • Can the basketball program get back to what it was?
  • Terrance thinks about what it’d be like to play in empty arenas.
  • We compare coaching styles from when Terrance played to today’s game.

How do you coach tough in sports nowadays without getting in trouble?

-Back to Rhonda Revelle—who is on administrative leave at the moment. She’s in the same conversation as Connie Yori, who was let go because of potentially poor treatment of players

-There are so many coaches in the history of time that have won because of tough love and hard coaching, yet now that gets coaches in trouble. How do Hoiberg and Frost make it work in today’s day and age without going over the top?

Bruce Feldman refers to Mario Verduzco as the most unique person he’s ever met in football…who else would Sip put in that category?

-Feldman, of The Athletic, wrote a nice piece about Verduzco and how he goes about coaching the QB position and all the other ins and outs of his life…good read, for sure

-Verduzco certainly is up there for interesting guys…who else has Sip endured in his time covering the teams that he views as ‘unique/interesting’?

Rob Childress likely out of the running for the Nebraska Baseball head coaching position

-Multiple reports show it’s less and less likely

-Did he take himself out of the running? Who is next on the list?

More potential candidate options for the Nebraska baseball job / Shut Up Sipple

-Brian O’Connor at Virginia? Coastal Carolina head coach? Jake and Sip take suggestions from listeners on who might fill Erstad’s void as Nebraska’s head coach

Early Break: Is Scott Frost a Top 25 head coach in the nation or a Top 10 coach?

  • CBS Sports went through their top coaches the other day, and a group of writers voted Scott Frost as the No. 25 coach in the nation, behind the likes of Paul Chryst, Matt Campbell, David Cutcliffe, Kirk Ferentz, and Pat Fitzgerald, among others
  • Barton Simmons, of CBS Sports and 247 Sports, thinks that Frost is the No. 7 coach in the nation—-a rating that Husker fans surely like to see. But doesn’t that seem like more of what he ‘could be’? Would anyone right now feel comfortable—besides Simmons—of putting him that high? 25 might seem too low, but 7 seems too high. Where would you put him?

Early Break: The situation that many feared for Nebraska with Bill Moos just happened at Texas A&M

  • Scott Woodward, the A.D. at Texas A&M who hired Jimbo Fisher last offseason and JUST hired Buzz Williams for basketball, announced he was taking the LSU job after Joe Alleva stepped down from the position
  • The rumor for a while has been saying that Bill Moos would step down soon, despite just landing 2 marquee coaches…how should A&M’s new coaches feel toward Woodward? Understanding, or pissed?

Early Break: Which program will recruit at a higher level going forward at Nebraska: football or men’s basketball?

  • Is this as easy of an answer as you think it should be? The easy answer is Scott Frost; look what he’s done already with guys like Adrian Martinez in elevating his play since he got here, and other guys. But can Frost consistently land a ton of 4 and 5 star guys? Maybe, but that’s tough
  • Basketball, as we know, is nowhere near the same prestige level of football. But……they ARE now paying their assistants a lot of money, including the 2nd and 5th highest paid assistants in the conference (Matt Abdelmassih, Doc Sadler)….which makes you expect more in recruiting. Will they ever get higher classes than what football gets? Interesting conversation.

Early Break: How long will it take for fans to believe that Nebrasketball can actually be a consistent tournament team

  • Hiring Fred Hoiberg helps the conversation, as well as committing to a large salary pool for assistants.
  • When do you start to buy in that it can happen hear? Coaches aren’t scared of the task at hand
  • More audio from coaches

Early Break: Nebraska basketball assistants speak to the media

  • Doc Sadler makes his return to Lincoln and still is glowing to the media
  • Matt Abdelmassih discussed recruiting transfers, and his relationship with Hoiberg and Sadler
  • They are trying to tamper down expectations for Year one, is there a chance this team could be decent