The Drive: July 15th, 2pm – Just like always, Frank Solich didn’t get his due yesterday

  • We gotta bring him back, right?
  • That would be a moment
  • We saw some real sports desperation last night

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 3

-How many Husker baseball fans do you expect to make the trip to Fayetteville?

-Do you think Nebraska got screwed with the regional or do you understand the proximity purpose?

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Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Jacquez Yant gets a scholarship from Nebraska after a great Spring…how much of a chance does he have to get significant playing time?

-Coach K stepping down after the season at Duke, and Brad Stevens is out with Boston…any chance he makes his way to Duke?

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Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 1

-The water faucet is turned all the way on for recruiting and visits as June is here…what’s the next few days and week look like for Nebraska?

-What does Schaefer know about 2024 Bellevue West QB Daniel Kaelin, who just got offers from Nebraska and Florida State?

-Nebraska makes MJ Morris’ top 3…will they earn his commitment or not?

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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? And will Sip get his trivia questions right?

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Brad Stevens is out with the Boston Celtics…will Nebraska fans always worry about the possibility of Fred Hoiberg going back to the NBA?

-Stevens and the Celtics lost their series to the Nets in 5 games, and Stevens was removed from his position the next day. Fred Hoiberg doesn’t seem like a name to watch for this job, but it makes you wonder going forward

-When (and if ) Fred gets it going here, is the league going to call his name again?

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Coach K’s retirement following the season makes Jake and Sip reminisce on how difficult it is to follow a legend—which Frank Solich had to do

-Coach K announced on Wednesday that he’d retire at the end of this season, and it looks like former Duke player and current assistant Jon Scheyer might be the guy to replace him

-Frank Solich had the impossible task of following a legend in Tom Osborne…does Sip remember what the conversation was like regarding the expectations and how to project those with what T.O. accomplished?

-Will Duke be the same without Coach K?

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MAILBAGGGG!!!! Your questions, our answers

-As always, email your questions for Sip & Jake to or tweet at them

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

Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-What was your reaction to Friday’s rumors of Nebraska trying to get out of the Oklahoma game?

-How similar are Indiana men’s basketball and Husker football in their struggles?

-Husker Online surveyed over 30 of the top high school coaches in Nebraska…what was their takeaway on the current talent level in the state?

A comparison of resumés of Husker football coaches against all levels of competition opens some eyeballs

-Arbitrary Analytics put together a comparison of all Husker football head coaches all-time, and how they did against all 4 tiers of college football, and it’s alarming to see how things have fallen..not just in the wins and losses, but also in points scored and points surrendered. Nebraska’s climb to being respectable might not be that far, but their path to elite is miles away

-Also, Richard Pitino wasn’t unemployed very long—he’s now the head coach at New Mexico. Tim Miles will have to wait for his turn again.

The Drive: June 11th, 5pm

  • This day in Sports History – Birthdays
  • Nebraska Special teams last year were AWFUL…If they were average, what would the record have been?
  • Which coach would you take…Bo Pelini not getting replaced up until Frost getting hired, or Frank Solich not getting replaced up until Frost gets hired?

Sip unveils another story from his past of covering Husker football….with Frank Solich and LeKevin Smith

-Story time with Sip continues…what was the incident he had with Frank Solich about the recruitment of LeKevin Smith in 2000-01? He unveils the scene…

-Also, yesterday was supposed to be MLB Opening Day and also the first day of the Sweet 16 for college hoops…if you could bring one of them back, what would you choose?

-MLB Opening Day always feels like the official start of Spring for those who don’t believe that early March is that, and yesterday, that was taken away from us, and might do so until June or later

-The Sweet 16 is great but also doesn’t have the same magic with all the madness that happens from the first 4 days of the tournament…which are you missing more today and yesterday?

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