Early Break: Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 1

  • Who’s in town this weekend for visits for the Spring Game?
  • Is the Spring Game Nebraska football’s best recruiting tool/advantage over other schools? Does this time usually bring the most commitments, or is that more in the summer or during the actual season?
  • What do fans look forward to on Friday without Wan’Dale Robinson, J.D. Spielman, Maurice Washington, and probably minimal Adrian Martinez?

Early Break: Final spring football media session informs us Nick Henrich needs surgery and several players won’t play on Saturday

  • Henrich, the 2019 Nebraska Gatorade Player of the year, will have surgery after getting banged up—putting a dent in an already thin unit. How does that affect things for the Fall?
  • Other news and notes from Frost, Chinander, other defensive assistants, and players

Early Break: Is Bill Moos’ tenure viewed as a success no matter what happens going forward? / Shut Up Sipple

  • Even if Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg (somehow) fail, they were viewed by everyone locally and nationally as the ‘home run hires’…so if they were to fail, is that Moos’ fault? Hasn’t he already basically cemented his legacy at Nebraska with his 2 main hires?
  • Shut up Sipple

Early Break: Frost says Wednesday’s practice was the best he’s had at Nebraska, Chinander says it was terrible for his defense

  • Frost was glowing about the practice, and said the offense definitely won the day, but Chinander was less than impressed with his defense, and had strong words about needing to desire to be great daily to get to a higher level. How should you read the day based on those comments?
  • The offense is set to carry the load, but if the defense is bad (as it apparently was Wednesday), then there might be issues in closing games and such. This comes back to the optics of the upcoming year…
  • Also, big commitment from Zavier Betts! Top 100 player in the 2020 class….Bellevue West

Early Break: Do you get worried about Husker football having slow start for the offense

  • Running back coach Ryan Held said Monday that the first half of practice was not good for the offense, and then they got rolling.
    • Offense wasn’t great in Saturday’s scrimmage
    • Mario Verduzco said QB’s got “Abducted by Aliens”
  • How much of Spring leaks into the fall

Early Break: Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/ Huskers Illustrated): Part 2

  • Husker Football
  • Spring football
    • Who looks impressive so far
  • Shut up Sipple

Early Break: An update on Maurice Washington, Troy Walters gets tough on Mike Williams, and more from Spring Practice

  • We got our first chance to see Spring ball on Monday, albeit for only 30 minutes…but what did Sip & Jake see from their time at practice? Cam Jurgens appeared to be getting the reps at center with the first team offensive line…although that might have just been the rotation at that time. What stood out?
  • No Wan’Dale Robinson as he nurses a hamstring, and we got an update on Maurice Washington from Scott Frost
  • Also, Troy Walters says Mike Williams needs to block better to be trusted more for playing time. Jake loves that Walters said that….tell the guys now what it’s going to take before they develop too many bad habits

Early Break: Scott Frost pretty much tells the Tourism Department to SHOVE IT, and more from speech

  • Sorensen was in attendance for Frost’s talk to more than 1,100 people, and there were many highlights—including when Frost, knowing that there might be people from the Tourism Department present, still ripped into their new slogan, saying it doesn’t really help recruiting and it’s pretty much dumb, anyways.
    •  A tear came to Jake’s eye, he was so happy.
  • Other takeaways: Zac Duvall texted Frost to tell him that, “Old Nebraska is almost back;” Frost hates the Sandhill cranes, and more!

Early Break: Show Wrap-Up

  • Should Sipple enter into the break dancing Olympics?
  • Lots of snow, does that make the people angry?
  • Should Hot Take shovel everyone’s driveways?

Early Break: Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star)

  • Husker Spring Football
    • Linebackers
  • Shut Up Sipple
    • Tighten up Friday

Early Break: Are the recent issues in the football program something to worry about?

  • Husker football players have been in the news for all the wrong reasons this week
    • Maurice Washington, Caleb Tannor and Chad Alioth all in trouble this week
  • Is this a sign of issues of discipline for Frost in the staff
    • Or is this the nature of the beast with college students?

Early Break: Can the football team handle the hype?

  • Will they have the same faltering results as the basketball team?
  • Is it weird that the team is getting this kind of hype for being 4-8 last year?
  • Does this put a target on the team’s back?