Nebrasketball – Illinois preview / PICKS OF THE WEEKEND

  • Nebraska hosts Illinois to begin B1G play on Sunday…can they get off to a 1-0 start against the pesky Illini?
  • Alabama/Georgia
  • Oklahoma/Texas
  • Ohio State/Northwestern
  • Utah/Washington
  • Pittsburgh/Clemson
  • Nebrasketball/Illinois

Lee Sterling (Paramount Sports) / Shut Up Sipple

  • Last week: No Show
  • Alabama (-13) vs Georgia
  • Oklahoma (-7) vs Texas
  • Ohio State (-14) vs Northwestern
  • NFL: Kansas City (-15) vs Oakland
  • NFL: Miami (-5) vs Buffalo
  • Game of the Week (NFL) Denver (-3) vs Cincinnati

Are we approaching a year and maybe multiple years where the B1G West is completely wide open and difficult to predict who comes out on top?

  • Wisconsin appears to have come back to Earth after a disappointing 7-5 season, and Iowa is good but not great, and Northwestern won it this year and has won 15 of 16 conference games somehow…while Nebraska appears to be back on the rise, as well as Purdue and Minnesota…how does this look next year and upcoming years?
  • You’d like to think that Nebraska is on the path to taking over the division sometime soon, but that might be wishful thinking. Is anyone going to take a stranglehold of the division or is it just going to be constant beating up on each other?

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

  • Railyard ice rink grand opening, NovemBEARD brews and beers festival, Holidays in Haymarket, and Nebraska Power Farming Show
  • Also, SONG OF THE DAY

Coach K and Dabo Swinney are calling out students and fans for their criticism of their very good and successful products…what if that ever happened at Nebraska with Frost/Miles/others?

  • Was there a time in Nebraska’s 60-3 stretch with Tom Osborne that the fans weren’t impressed with a certain victory enough, even though they won 3 out of 4 National Championships?
  • That would be a very good problem to have at Nebraska, with a lot of winning coming from it…can you see Frost or Miles or anyone else ever having an issue with the fans? We know Bo Pelini unfortunately…even though that wasn’t meant for public ears.

The Husker football recruiting class of 2017 continues to fall apart…how much does that affect their upcoming teams and how does Scott Frost overcome it?

  • On Thursday, Guy Thomas became the latest to leave Nebraska from their 2017 class—Nebraska had 20 players in that class, and have already lost 10 (!!) players from it, while a few others have stuck around but haven’t contributed at all yet
  • How much does this essentially failed and empty class hurt Nebraska’s chances of winning at a high level soon, and what can Scott Frost and his staff do to overcome the overall failures of the class?

Happer & Stephens: November 21st, 1pm

  • In honor of rivalry week, what are the best sports rivalries of all-time?
  • Travis Justice with an Iowa football preview
  • Picks of Density

Happer & Stephens: November 21st, 12pm

  • What can Nebraska gain with a win over Iowa?
  • Mitch Sherman, ESPN
  • Bull or No Bull

Happer & Stephens: November 21st, 11am

  • Yeah, it’s only one game. But last night’s Nebrasketball loss was a regression.
  • Connor Happer, on the phone from Kansas City
  • The Blog Jog, brought to you by Barney Insurance

Jovan Dewitt apparently doesn’t think Nebraska has enough players capable of being good on special teams

-How is that possible with a 100+ man roster? A change is being made at long snapper because Dewitt doesn’t believe Jordan Ober is good enough in coverage

-There is a major issue if you can’t find enough guys who are capable of playing special teams

Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple

-Is this the week for Nebraska’s first win, and could it start a run of success before the Ohio State game in early November?

-Will Nebraska keep experimenting with new personnel at places or are they going to keep things where they’re at for a while?

-Is the poor start to the season affecting recruiting at all?

How much can the last 7 games of the season change your view of what 2019 looks like compared to your current thoughts?

-Nebraska is 0-5 currently; let’s say they go 5-2 down the stretch somehow. What’s your thoughts on 2019 compared to if they go 2-5 down the stretch and finish 2-10 overall? Same expectations for 2019 as it would be at 5-7 or not? Just expecting things to click in 2019 because the schedule is easier and you have the implementation year over with?

-It’s such an interesting dynamic to think of how much things can change for the better or for the worse over a span of 7 games after an 0-5 start. What are fans expecting next year at the current moment and also what current record are they projecting for this current season after the start?