The Luke McCaffrey Quandary

-The ultimate offseason question became more important this week with Wandale leaving. What to do with Luke McCaffery?

-Doom and gloom on offense has been somewhat of a theme this week and might linger all off season. Its time to strap it up and play the athletes.

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We can dream a little bit…should Nebraska give Logan Smothers a chance to play on Friday?

-It’s a game you can’t afford to lose, sure… But if you do lose, it’s just another loss in a lost season. We know what you have in Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey at QB… Why not let Smothers get a shot?

-Frost spoke highly of Smothers on Monday, and since this year doesn’t count at all for eligibility, is there a huge risk in playing him? What if he throws well? Interesting conversation for next year. Martinez and McCaffrey do not do much to excite the Fanbase in what is essentially your bowl game.

Jakes NFL Week 14 Winners and Losers

-Where does the red hot Washington football team check in at? And who was the biggest loser?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL Coach)

-Nebraska had a chance to end the season on a strong note, but lost a lowly Minnesota. Why is it so hard for this program?

-Nebraska’s offense continues to struggle… Can its issues be fixed in one off-season? Is a QB change imminent? Or at least coaching in some element?

-what happens if Nebraska loses to Rutgers on Friday?

Nebraska needs to beat Rutgers for a variety of reasons on Friday… But will they?

-Rutgers’ basketball team is a top 25 team, and will (likely) beat Nebraska when they play them in late February, unless the huskers finish strong and Rutgers finishes poorly

-Rutgers is the same team we all make fun of in the Big Ten. If they beat you in both football and basketball in the same year… Is Nebraska then the new Rutgers? Dear God. What is happening?

-Frost/players audio from Monday…

McKenzie Milton announces he is transferring from UCF, and let the rumors and drama begin about him coming to Nebraska…

-Brett McMurphy reported Thursday morning on Twitter of Milton’s intentions, which led many to believe that Nebraska could be the ending spot for his services

-Think about THAT dynamic. What message would that send to the QBs on the roster if Milton came in? Is he still a dynamic player? How concerned should we be about the injury, and which of the QBs would still stay if he came?

-The last time Nebraska had a transfer QB start, it ended disastrously with Tanner Lee, and ended the Mike Riley era. What would the mindset be with Milton if he came?

Final thoughts on Nebrasketball’s game against South Dakota last night

-The 8pm tipoff between the Huskers and Coyotes had no fans in the stands, of course…what players looked good and what needs work?

-Also, there is NFL action today! On a Wednesday…in the afternoon! COVID brings out the weirdness in everything!

Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Is there any way Nebraska uses a 2 QB system beyond this year? How do you recruit to that?

-Scott Frost says Cam Jurgens is the team’s center going forward…is that the best thing for the team?

How can Scott Frost and his team learn how to win close, one-possession games more often than not?

-Bo Pelini was the master of winning close games; it seemed like they all went his way, and it helped out his record big time. His teams found ways to win close, and Frost’s teams aren’t. They have been in many close games, and ended up on the wrong side of it. Does that indicate they are close to getting this going or not?

-Happer made a nice list yesterday of how the close games have gone in the Frost era and it brings back painful memories, but also shows that Nebraska was ‘right there’ a lot

-Also, Nebrasketball played last night against South Dakota…how did the Huskers look?

MAILBAGGGG!!!! Your questions, our answers

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

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Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Can a 2 QB system ever produce consistently good results? What do QB recruits think right now of Nebraska?

-Do you believe Nebraska will play anymore games this season beyond the Purdue game?

-Are you surprised Scott Frost is sticking with Cam Jurgens at center?

Will a 2 QB system ever work extremely well…and how do you recruit to that?

-Matt Lubick said on Tuesday that both QBs (Adrian Martinez/Luke McCaffrey) will play against Purdue on Saturday, as they did against Iowa

-Can a team ever consistently with that method? What if Frost did that again next year with QBs? Is that something you could ever truly recruit to? What does a QB coming to Nebraska look at the job like? And the development process?

-More from Tuesday’s Zoom session…