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Bill Bender (The Sporting News) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-What impact will the Urban Meyer hiring have on Jacksonville?

-Success going from college coaching to the NFL is a mixed bag. Will Urban Meyer find success in the NFL?

-How important was Jacksonville’s cap and roster situation in landing Meyer?

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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Are the Brooklyn Nets the new favorites after landing James Harden?

-The Nets sent unload the coffers to get former MVP Shooting Guard James Harden. In Brooklyn, Harden reunites with Kevin Durant and will share a backcourt with Kyrie Irving. Will this result in a title? Will this team stay intact long term?

 

Cary Cochran (Former Nebraska Shooting Guard)

-After over 20 consecutive conference losses, is the addition of Derrick Walker enough to move the needle for a much maligned Husker Men’s basketball team.

-How much impact will the suspension of practice and games be for this Husker squad?

Urban Meyer takes over in Jacksonville

-Will he continue his success or will he struggle transitioning to the NFL?

-Many great college coaches have struggled in the league.  The key is Meyer will have his quarterback.

-He’s gonna be tough to replace in the booth. Who will Fox look to to fill his spot?

Nebraska Gets Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke back on defense

-Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke gave Husker fans some good news as both veteran safeties announced intentions to return to Nebraska for an extra year of eligibility. How big for Nebraska is getting Dismuke and Williams back?

-Is the defense the decided strength of Nebraska?

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

-Clemson (-10’) vs. Notre Dame

-Alabama (-17) vs. Florida

-Ohio St (-20’) vs. Northwestern

-Nebraska (-6’) vs. Rutgers

-Chiefs (-3) vs. Saints

-Browns (-4) vs. Giants

What is the state of the Nebraska football program as we close out Year 3 of the Scott Frost era?

-Nebraska will either be 3-5 on the season after today, or 2-6….which equates to 12-20 or 11-21 under Scott Frost in his 3 years at Nebraska

-This year’s recruiting class was solid once again, getting to No. 18 in Rivals’ rankings, and with a lot of players from the 500-mile radius. Do we believe in the talent that has been brought to Lincoln? What are our thoughts on the coaching staff’s abilities?

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

-Holiday Lights Bike Ride, Holiday Goat Yoga, Zoo Lights, and more

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Is the College Football Playoff already set or can drama this weekend change things up?

-Right now, the top 4 is: Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, and Ohio State. Clemson has 1-loss, but they are a favorite over Notre Dame, mainly because Trevor Lawrence is back this time…who gets in if Clemson loses again, though?

-If Ohio State loses to Northwestern and Clemson loses to Notre Dame…who ends up in the playoff?

Today is (possibly) Nebraska’s last football game of the season…what’s your level of optimism and interest for the game?

-Rutgers enters today’s game with more B1G wins on the season in Greg Schiano’s first year back with the program that Nebraska, which is utterly astounding, but a truth

-The concept of everyone playing on conference championship weekend is unique and welcomed in this strange year, but Nebraska plays on the day before, because they are at the bottom of the standings

-Are people jacked to watch football today and tonight? Or nervous of a loss to Rutgers?