The Recruiting Hour: December 22nd – Jeremy Werner (Illinois 247)

  • So, Bret Bielema is in at Illinois now?
  • What can we expect from the Illini?

Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-B1G hoops starts tonight for Nebrasketball! Can they hang with Wisconsin in Madison?

-Rutgers beats Illinois and moves close to the Top 10….can you make an argument that Steve Pikiell is a Top 3 coach in the league?

-Northwestern was supposed to be at the bottom of the league, but they just went and easily took care of Michigan State…is the conference just going to cannibalize itself this year?

Nebraska opens up as a 14-point underdog to Iowa…does anyone feel like the game will ever be competitive?

-What an absolute crap feeling this is. Seems like inevitable doom again at the hands of Iowa, for a sixth straight loss upcoming

-At this point, you have to wonder if Nebraska will win a game going forward. So sad.

The offense was bad, but what the hell happened to Nebraska’s defense? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Maybe they were so depressed about the fumble on the first play and just lost their edge? Hope that’s not the case…that would indicate serious mental fragility

-But it was very concerning how badly the line was getting blown off the ball. Same for offense, too.

Why can’t Nebraska play with an edge anymore? Are they just not buying in or something?

-Luke McCaffrey mentioned in postgame that it seemed like the energy was low all week, and it was too late before it became too much to overcome


There are some serious issues going on right now for chemistry on this team.

If people want to blame talent and culture for Nebraska’s problems, how do you explain Rutgers’ sudden level of competence?

-Rutgers lost to Michigan, 48-42, in 3 OTs, but it’s the fact that they made it that far—and with a former Husker QB, at that—that shows that even the perennial lowly Scarlet Knights seem to be somehow ahead of Nebraska on the field. Don’t even try to use the talent excuse there—that program recruits horribly

-Noah Vedral isn’t perfect, but he is a confident passer—and appears far better than what Martinez and McCaffrey are capable of. How do we explain this all away? Everything comes back to bite Nebraska.

Nebraska gets blasted and humiliated by lowly Illinois, once again hitting rock bottom—when does this end?

-What an absolute disaster. Nebraska’s first play from scrimmage was a (controversial) fumble, and Illinois scored a few plays later, and the tone was set for the day

-Last year, Nebraska fell behind early and trailed most of the game, but the offense took control in the second half to win. This year, the offense remained as it has all year: hopeless and without any answers

-There were literally zero positives from this game, and no signs of progress. Actually, it was all steps backwards. What is going on with this program?

Husker After Party Postgame Show: Illinois

  • DP and Tom discuss what happened in a disappointing loss to the Fighting Illini 41-23

Aging Gracefully (sponsored by Carriage Glen Independent Living 55+)

-What’s on Sip’s mind this week in learning how to age gracefully?

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Lee Sterling (Paramount Sports) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Oklahoma (-7) vs. Oklahoma St

-Wisconsin (-7’) vs. Northwestern

-Ohio St (-20’) vs. Indiana

-Nebraska (-15’) vs. Illinois

-Kansas City (-6’) vs. Las Vegas

-Miami vs. Denver

Today is the 10-year anniversary of Nebraska’s last road game as members of the Big 12…what do Jake and Sip remember from it?

-Nebraska lost to Texas A&M, 9-6, on November 20, 2010, in a game where the Huskers had 16 penalties compared to A&M’s.

-Sip was at the game…what were his memories? So much to go through, from Taylor Martinez’s phone call during the first half, to Ben Cotton getting grabbed in the private area, and so much more

-The guys take a dive on the whole season and also the disappointment of having to play Washington again in the bowl game that year

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

-ESports Travel Summit, Virtual Santa Experience, and more

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