Sip hyped up Nebraska’s offense yesterday…can he do the same for the defense?

-Jake pushed back on offensive optimism yesterday, but Sip held his ground. It seems easier to defend the defense with 9 returning starters…where is Sip’s hype level for that unit?

-Where do listeners stand on optimism for the defense?

-Also, Kaden Helms lists his top 10 schools…and Nebraska isn’t in it. The Thomas Fidone effect?

MAILBAGGG!!!! Your questions, our answers

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

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

Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Scott Frost says Mike Dawson will be in charge of special teams…what is progress for that unit this year?

-Is it possible that Samori Toure is the No. 1 receiver this Fall, or is that on Zavier Betts or someone else? Toure is scheduled to be in the slot…where Wan’Dale got a lot of touches

-What is the expectation for Logan Smothers this spring and fall? Just be a reliable backup or push for playing time?

UCLA continued its historic March Madness run and the Big Ten is toast

-Does Michigan deserve congratulations for making it the furthest of all March Madness teams or do the Wolverines deserve criticism for dropping its Elite 8 game to 11-seed UCLA?

-Listeners call and text in to discuss whether Gonzaga gets the respect it deserves?


Preview of tonight’s Elite 8 games…who is heading to the Final Four?

-Gonzaga/USC tonight, and Michigan/UCLA…what’s the percentage chance of an all-LA final on that side of the bracket?

-If both Gonzaga and Michigan win, can the Wolverines hang with the Zags in the Final Four or not?

Is it fair for fans to put blame on Adrian / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-In the last segment, callers made their case for who is deserving of the blame…where do Sip and Jake fall in the debate? What do they think of it?

Listeners weigh in on if they believe what Frost says about his offense

-The phone lines are jacked as callers tell Sip and Jake whether or not they trust what Frost says about his Wide Receiving talent and offensive improvements.

-Is Adrian Martinez deserving of the majority of the blame for Nebraska’s offensive struggles during the Scott Frost Era.

2 teams moved on to the Final Four last night…is it who we predicted?

-Oregon State/Houston was Game 1, followed by Baylor/Arkansas…what were the outcomes?

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

Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-As a former coach, what would you say gets accomplished in the spring football session?

-Special teams has been bad for a while, and there is now no one who is labeled as the coach of that unit ahead of this year at Nebraska…why does it seem so hard for this team to get anything going there?

-Barry Alvarez is set to retire sometime this summer…would anyone dare blow up his blueprint to success at Wisconsin?

Scott Frost and other coaches and players have spoken to kick off Spring Ball…what did we learn on Monday, now?

-Frost started things off at 1pm for the spring, and addressed the Oklahoma game and more…were his answers satisfactory? Bring some more optimism on what to expect this spring and going forward?

-What else was of note from Frost and coaches/players?

-Audio from press conference…

Legendary Miami Head Coach Howard Schnellenberger passed away over the weekend

-The story of Tom Osborne and Nebraska football cannot be told without Schnellenberger. Sip and Jake look back on his National Championship career.

-Wisconsin AD and ex-Husker Barry Alvarez will be retiring soon…Will Wisconsin follow his blueprint or make the same mistakes as Nebraska?

Xavier transfer CJ Wilcher picked Nebraska…what will he bring to Fred Hoiberg’s squad? / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Nebrasketball lands a transfer commitment from CJ Wilcher of Xavier…who happens to have a younger brother who is a 5-star uncommitted player for the 2023 class…are we seeing a trend here?

-Does Hoiberg deserve more blame for missing on Chucky Hepburn or Hunter Sallis?