The Drive: May 25th, 4:25pm – Aaron Rodgers is just going to cryptic quote this off season away

  • He definitely feels some type of way, as he was on with Kenny Mayne last night
  • Also, Kenny Mayne with maybe the walk-off of the century
  • Side note, what is ESPN doing?

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 3

-2 huge weekends to end the year coming up for Husker baseball…are you buying the squad?

-PGA Championship begins today in Kiawah Island, S.C….who are Jake and Schaefer taking?

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Lance Leipold (Kansas Head Football Coach) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Lance is back in the Midwest after 6 years in Buffalo…how good does it feel to be back closer to home?

-How difficult was it to leave Buffalo after the success you had there? How good is that team going to be this year for Nebraska in Week 2?

-Official visits start up on June 1…you’re pretty new to Kansas still…what are the next few months going to look like?

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Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 1

-With Ronald Thompkins entering the transfer portal, caller Cory wants to know if Ryan Held is a good coach or not.

-What has been the root cause for Nebraska’s running back issues? Is Held a poor developer, recruiter, or evaluator? Does Scott Frost’s offense and play-calling impact the effectiveness of the running backs?

-What impact will Markese Stepp have at Nebraska? How much will his spring injury affect his play?

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

-What’s next on Rick’s personal favorite albums countdown? Will Sip get his trivia questions right?

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B1G coaches apparently think Nebraska is the least appealing place to recruit to in the conference

-ESPN did a “Sales Pitch” series for different conferences, and yesterday’s landed on the B1G, where coaches said that kids don’t dream of growing up and playing for Nebraska basketball, and that there’s little to no talent in the state

-The anonymous coaches said it will have to be built by transfers at Nebraska…is that the way it HAS to be, or just the way that Hoiberg will do it?

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CBS Sports ranked every Power 5 football coach and Scott Frost came in at #47

-Notable names ranked lower than Frost: Clay Helton (USC), Josh Heupel (Tennessee) and Jeff Brohm (Purdue)

-Notable names ranked higher than Frost: Steve Skarisian (Texas), Bret Bielema (Illinois), Lance Leipold (Kansas) and PJ Fleck (Minnesota)

-Pat Fitzgerald came in at #8 in the ranking…Jake agreed, but Sip did not find the ranking to be accurate

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Bill Connelly’s ESPN SP+ ratings for 2021 have Nebraska as the 30th best team in the country next season

-*Insert eye roll here*…NO! STOP THE EYE ROLL! The ratings focus on 3 things: returning production, recent recruiting, and recent history. Nebraska is not at 30th because of recent history…so the other factors are why they are as high as they are

-Other 2021 opponent rankings: Oklahoma (3), Ohio State (4), Wisconsin (9), Iowa (16), Michigan (23), Minnesota (31), Purdue (40), Michigan State (59), Northwestern (75…wow), Buffalo (77), Illinois (83)

-Also, Marty Schottenheimer passes away at age 77. Most wins by an NFL coach ever to not have won a Super Bowl.

DP & Stephens: Wing Man!

It’s concert time with Conner Happer! We have Happer sing a theme song and you guess it for theme song Friday.

Call for your chance to win $15 to Buffalo Wings and Rings.

The Drive: June 12th, 4pm – Are College football players worried about their safety first

  • ESPN surveyed a whole bunch of them, and it seems like mostly, there won’t be any sort of issues here. These guys want to play.
  • We’ve heard at least a little dissension coming from the NBA side of things, but my guess on that is that it would mostly be from teams who have no chance to compete for a title.
  • Leave the bubble at some point? Conference Finals?

The Drive: June 1st, 4pm

  • One year ago today – Husker Baseball at the OKC Regional
  • ESPN made their own Tiers and it is disgusting
  • What’s in the Box (Raisin’ Cane’s)

ESPN’s Bill Connelly points out a few things that need to happen for Nebraska to make a leap this year and going forward…how likely is that to happen?

-Connelly wrote that Nebraska needs to have redshirt years pay off for talent freshmen; the defense needs to defend the run better; and Nebraska needs to rediscover offensive efficiency (fell from 42nd to 86th last year in rushing marginal efficiency)

-Nebraska has yet to really become good in stopping the run in the Big Ten, and they’ve almost been in the league for 10 years. How has it taken so long for Nebraska to become even respectable in that unit consistently? And also, interesting numbers on Adrian Martinez and his struggles with passes to the sidelines…yikes

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