How pumped are people for Nebrasketball this season?

-It’s a legitimate question, after a season that ended in a 17-game losing streak, but also a team that added players that sat out and other transfers, too

-The Bryce McGowens signing is certainly big for energy, but what about this year?

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-Does this Husker defense seem ahead of ones of the past, or do you still have big questions?

-What is the fix for Nebraska’s second half woes and also their problems in the red zone?

-Northwestern plays Wisconsin this weekend…

If Nebraska’s offense comes to life against Illinois, will you believe it’s been fixed going forward, or that it’s just because it’s Illinois?

-Nebraska has had some great offensive performances against Illinois under Lovie Smith as head coach. They are averaging 48 points per game against the Illini in the Smith era

-So..if Nebraska has a big offensive game and puts up big yards and points…is that because the offense is fixed, or because Illinois’ defense is bad? Surely you wouldn’t expect a huge output against Iowa next week…right? What would show real progress and what would show that their defense was just bad?

MAILBAGGGGG!!! Your questions, our answers

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

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Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Nebraska is winless no more…how much does that monkey off the back help them to play looser on Saturday and going forward?

-What was your assessment of Luke McCaffrey’s game against Penn State and his outlook ahead?

-Saturday was the first really good special teams performance of the year…can they repeat the success?

Blackshirts have been handed out, but we don’t know to who…are you buying what you’re seeing from the defense and to see it continue?

-Ohio State moved the ball well against Nebraska in game 1, but not to the extent that they had with ease in years past. The defense hasn’t played the toughest offenses since that game, but has also held their own

-Do you believe the defense is fixed to a certain extent to keep Nebraska in every game going forward? Or is there still some to prove? How much does Iowa’s offense scare you for next weekend, if at all?

-More from Erik Chinander/others on Tuesday’s Zoom session…

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 3

-The Vikings appear to be back…is Schaefer buying in? And does he believe in Jake’s Dolphins?

-Colts/Titans in a HUGE AFC North game tonight…who you got?

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-Is there really a competition at every position like Matt Lubick says there is

-The Masters starts today…how jacked are you for August in November? Who wins?

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 1

-Are people still excited about Nebraska football? If not, how long does it take to earn that back?

-Who do you think we’ll see start for Nebraska at QB on Saturday? Who SHOULD it be?

-What’s going on with Scott Frost’s playcalling, especially in the red zone?

Are people aware of what starts today? THE FREAKING MASTERS STARTS TODAY

-Usually, Jake is distracted by this great tournament in mid-April. Now? It’s November. How locked in will he be and golf fanatics? And Sip?

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Midway through the season, what is the best story in college football?

-Indiana is ranked 10th at 3-0, BYU is 8th at 8-0 and a stud QB, Liberty is 7-0 with 2 wins vs. ACC teams…

-What is the feeling of a Nebraska fan when they see ranked teams like Liberty, Coastal Carolina, Iowa State, Indiana, Marshall, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Northwestern, while you’re 0-2?

Erik Chinander isn’t the point of frustration through 2 games, can it stay that way?

-52 points against Ohio State obviously wasn’t great, nor was forcing only one incompletion against Justin Fields, but the defense has looked better in general, and wasn’t the problem against Northwestern, either

-Luke Reimer has looked great, as has Ty Robinson. The D-line has looked good in general…the DBs have looked OK, and the LBs have been better than they were last year. Are we seeing legitimate progress or too early to say?

-Post-practice Zoom audio from Wednesday…