We didn’t think the hype could go any higher, but it just did—ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky picks Nebraska as his darkhorse team to make the COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

-WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?!? This is it. We’ve found it. The highest the hype can go. No one in their right mind can pick Nebraska in the national championship, or winning it. But we also didn’t foresee anyone picking Nebraska to be in the TOP 4 TEAMS OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY

-Orlovsky pointed out on ESPN’s ‘Get Up’ that Nebraska doesn’t have any extremely tough road games, and all the tough games come to them. That’s true, and no one denies that. But if you’re expecting them to finish all of those games off, that might be a lot for year 2 of the program

This upcoming Nebraska football season keeps getting stranger by the day for expectations

-Super Book USA sportsbook put Nebraska’s odds of making the College Football Playoff at 6/1, behind the likes of Alabama and Clemson (1/6); Georgia (1/1); Michigan (9/4); Ohio State (3/1); Oklahoma (7/2); LSU (4/1); and Texas (5/1)….so Nebraska has the 9th best odds of making the playoffs this year

-Is it possible that Nebraska could actually be TARGETED now, instead of being the hunters? What a strange, strange dynamic. Go 4-8 two straight years, and all of a sudden you have top 10 odds to make the College Football Playoff. So much for sneaking up on teams….all this attention might make you think that other teams are circling the Nebraska game to bring them down a peg…right?

The Drive: May 24th, 4pm

  • College Football post-season schedule reaction from Dan Wolken
  • Snowver Under
  • Whats in the Box

PICKS OF THE WEEKEND

  • Iowa State/Washington State (Alamo Bowl)
  • Purdue/Auburn (Music City Bowl)
  • Florida/Michigan (Peach Bowl)
  • Notre Dame/Clemson (Cotton Bowl)
  • Alabama/Oklahoma (Orange Bowl)
  • Colts @ Titans (SNF)

Berry Tramel (The Oklahoman) / Shut Up Sipple

  • Oklahoma is heavy underdogs to Alabama in the CFP…are people downplaying the Kyler Murray Factor too much?
  • Why is Oklahoma’s defense so atrocious this year?
  • Is there any truth to rumors about Oklahoma seeking out the B1G? Also, Sip wants to talk some Thunder.

As 2018 comes to a close, how do we summarize the year in Husker sports?

  • There were some highs, with Nebrasketball closing the 2017-18 season with the most conference wins (13) in school history…followed by a disappointing blowout loss to Michigan and then Mississippi State in the NIT. And now in the 2018-19 season, they’re off to a great start…how do we summarize that program?
  • Also, football goes 4-8 for the 2nd straight year, but it’s a year to set the foundation for the future. Will we look back at this year and wonder in the future how in the world a Scott Frost coached team only won 4 games, as they build toward being a contender in the near future?
  • Other sports: volleyball, baseball, softball…year in review

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

  • 2018 recap, preview for 2019, and more
  • Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

Graham Couch (Lansing State Journal)

  • What’s better for the B1G: Having a good overall bowl record, or having a team in the playoff and possibly an overall average record for bowls?
  • How will the B1G fair this bowl season? Early favorites/teams to watch for in 2019?
  • Thoughts on B1G hoops…is Nebrasketball a contender to win the conference? Is the B1G as deep as it appears so far?

No B1G teams in the College Football Playoff, but can another solid bowl season help solidify the conference as upper-echelon in college football?

  • Minnesota made some big waves on Wednesday when they blasted Georgia Tech, 34-10, to win their bowl game and get the B1G off to a 1-0 start in bowl play. Last year, the league went 7-1 in bowls, ending a stretch of tough years for the conference in the postseason. What happens if the conference has another good year in bowls?
  • Would you trade a bad bowl season for the conference in record for one of the teams in the conference being the national champion? What’s a better look for the conference?

Scott Frost speaks up again about what needs to happen for the College Football Playoff…will anything ever change, though?

  • The College Football Playoff is set as it is through 2026, but Frost again said he’d like to see it expand to 8 teams and gives reasons why. Jim Harbaugh has said he wants 16 teams and Urban Meyer has not really said much, and some believe that Frost is the strongest voice on the topic—his UCF team did last year get snubbed by many people’s account. But will we see an 8-team playoff when expansion is possible after 2026?

The Brett Kane Show w/ Bock: November 27th, 4pm

  • Mitch Sherman: ESPN
  • Is Alabama’s resume good enough to get in as is?
  • Worst tweet of the day