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

  • Nebrasketball update
  • The huskers finally get it done
  • Is Jake an a-hole?
  • Sip didn’t go to the game

PICKS OF THE WEEKEND

  • Iowa State/Washington State (Alamo Bowl)
  • Purdue/Auburn (Music City Bowl)
  • Florida/Michigan (Peach Bowl)
  • Notre Dame/Clemson (Cotton Bowl)
  • Alabama/Oklahoma (Orange Bowl)
  • Colts @ Titans (SNF)

Berry Tramel (The Oklahoman) / Shut Up Sipple

  • Oklahoma is heavy underdogs to Alabama in the CFP…are people downplaying the Kyler Murray Factor too much?
  • Why is Oklahoma’s defense so atrocious this year?
  • Is there any truth to rumors about Oklahoma seeking out the B1G? Also, Sip wants to talk some Thunder.

As 2018 comes to a close, how do we summarize the year in Husker sports?

  • There were some highs, with Nebrasketball closing the 2017-18 season with the most conference wins (13) in school history…followed by a disappointing blowout loss to Michigan and then Mississippi State in the NIT. And now in the 2018-19 season, they’re off to a great start…how do we summarize that program?
  • Also, football goes 4-8 for the 2nd straight year, but it’s a year to set the foundation for the future. Will we look back at this year and wonder in the future how in the world a Scott Frost coached team only won 4 games, as they build toward being a contender in the near future?
  • Other sports: volleyball, baseball, softball…year in review

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

  • 2018 recap, preview for 2019, and more
  • Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

Graham Couch (Lansing State Journal)

  • What’s better for the B1G: Having a good overall bowl record, or having a team in the playoff and possibly an overall average record for bowls?
  • How will the B1G fair this bowl season? Early favorites/teams to watch for in 2019?
  • Thoughts on B1G hoops…is Nebrasketball a contender to win the conference? Is the B1G as deep as it appears so far?

No B1G teams in the College Football Playoff, but can another solid bowl season help solidify the conference as upper-echelon in college football?

  • Minnesota made some big waves on Wednesday when they blasted Georgia Tech, 34-10, to win their bowl game and get the B1G off to a 1-0 start in bowl play. Last year, the league went 7-1 in bowls, ending a stretch of tough years for the conference in the postseason. What happens if the conference has another good year in bowls?
  • Would you trade a bad bowl season for the conference in record for one of the teams in the conference being the national champion? What’s a better look for the conference?

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

A texter says that Sister Hazel is the Mike Riley of the 90s….who would Sip, Schaefer and Jake describe as the band that’s the Mike Riley of the 90s? And what about Scott Frost?

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated) / Shut Up Sipple

  • What would you rather have in 2019: Nebrasketball’s first ever NCAA Tournament win, or a Husker football division title? Why?
  • Is Schaefer ready to unveil his Super 6 for the 2019 class yet or does he need to wait until February? Who else might be added (if anyone) for the February signing day?
  • Update on Dedrick Mills?

Does Scott Frost have 100% buy-in as he goes into Year 2 or is there still much to prove for him with his team?

  • We heard of mega gains in the weight room last year before Nebraska’s first season under Frost, and there were some notable changes in figures with players…yet they still seemed soft in games and began 0-6 on the season. They finished 4-2 in the final 6 games to get to 4-8 and some players have moved on…is there still more to come or is this a roster that’s completely bought in?
  • Is it fair to wonder if there is still some lack of buy-in because the team had the same record for 2 years in a row? Finished stronger in 2018 certainly, but still started 0-6….

MAILBAGGGG!!!!! Your questions, our answers

Are we still OK with players skipping bowl games to prepare for the Draft, or were we ever OK with it?

  • Yesterday, a bowl game (First Responders Bowl in Dallas) was canceled because of bad weather…and many joked that now even bowl games can skip out on their games
  • But in reality, it seems each year that more and more players are opting to skip their bowl games to avoid injury and prepare for the Combine/Draft….are you down with it or not about it?