Xavier Watts does indeed commit to Notre Dame over Nebraska, citing NFL history and also academic prowess

-Double-whammy for Nebraska, but at least it sounds like he has his head in the right place regarding the reasons why he wants to go to Notre Dame

-What’s this mean for the class, if anything? Was this just bound to happen? Not even Scott Frost can be perfect with in-state players for getting them to come to Lincoln?

It’s another Friday Night Lights camp tonight…do commitments start rolling in next week?

-It’s also BBQ night! Oh boy—we’ve been waiting for this night for weeks now. Will the BBQ be good enough to make players commit?!?! It’s all about food….

-Final thoughts on the NBA Draft…

What can Adrian Martinez do this season to get to that elite level that many expect him to be at? / Shut Up Sipple

-Jake thinks that Martinez can help himself a lot by finding the tight end spot more. Nebraska had a tight end in the Tommy Armstrong era (Cethan Carter) that was criminally underused, and could have been a match-up nightmare. If Martinez can find the TE more, or RBs out of the backfield, watch out.

Friday Night Lights and the Pipeline camp happened over the weekend…what were the biggest takeaways/impressions?

-Parker was in attendance for both; Jake was not at either. Looked like Blaise Gunnerson made a big impression on Friday, as did Teddy Prochazka on Saturday. And the Mad Hatter made an appearance, too!

-300 campers showed up to each camp, and that was particularly impressive for the Pipeline’s first ever camp….any potential commitments to follow soon or how productive do we view this camp to be?

Nebraska adds a transfer—tight end Travis Vokolek—did they need to get another tight end?

-Vokolek transfers to Nebraska from Rutgers, choosing the Huskers over Iowa State and Kansas State. He’ll sit out this year and play 2 years after that. He had 16 receptions for 184 yards and 2 TDs last year

-Nebraska is still pretty young and deep at tight end, with junior Jack Stoll, followed by sophomores Austin Allen and Kurt Rafdal, and incoming true freshman Chris Hickman…what was the interest in Vokolek and also the sell to get him here with so much depth at that position?

-Parker’s view of what to expect during Friday Night Lights…

Nebraska adds a transfer—tight end Travis Vokolek—did they need to get another tight end?

-Vokolek transfers to Nebraska from Rutgers, choosing the Huskers over Iowa State and Kansas State. He’ll sit out this year and play 2 years after that. He had 16 receptions for 184 yards and 2 TDs last year

-Nebraska is still pretty young and deep at tight end, with junior Jack Stoll, followed by sophomores Austin Allen and Kurt Rafdal, and incoming true freshman Chris Hickman…what was the interest in Vokolek and also the sell to get him here with so much depth at that position?

February 9th: Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

-What’s coming up this weekend and upcoming week in Lincoln? Plus, TICKET TO LINCOLN GIVEWAY  (CALLER 10)

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

February 9th: Cary Cochran (Former Nebrasketball shooting guard)

-Have your thoughts changed since last time we talked about what it will take for Nebraska to make the NCAA Tourney? (He thought Huskers had to win out and then maybe win 1 B1G Tourney game)

-Do you feel good about this team’s chance to win out in regular season? Only one road game left out of 5 games (Illinois)

-Will Nebraska be able to keep Palmer and co. around for next season?

February 9th: Did we not pay attention to the lack of physique of players in the Mike Riley era?

-Quotes from Scott Frost on Wednesday and his assistants last night were very telling about where Frost thought of this team overall in strength and athleticism

-Even tight ends coach Sean Beckton said last night that the offensive line had good players last year from what he saw, but that they were all just ‘weak’

-How did we not notice the team’s lack of physicality? What exactly was Mark Phillipp and the strength staff doing? This all makes Sorensen think that a turnaround could happen VERY quickly because toughness will turn good talent into better players—Mario Verduzsco “Our QBs won’t be candyasses”

January 8th: Last thoughts on tonight’s National Championship….who wins between Alabama and Georgia? And would UCF be able to hang with either?

-The question to the latter has to be ‘yes,’ doesn’t it? The one team that beat both ‘Bama and Georgia was Auburn—and UCF beat them.

January 8th: Can Scott Frost’s offense get Nebraska back to being a national brand for the next generation? / Shut Up Sipple

-Nebraska is a national brand for the generation in their 40s through 60s, but certainly is not a national brand for millennials—where schools like Oregon became attractive because of fancy uniforms, fun offense, and good football….could Scott Frost get national brand back with millennials?

January 8th: BTN’s Tom Dienhart projects Nebraska as the 5th best team in the B1G West next year…what exactly is the depth chart like for Scott Frost in year 1?

-The Journal Star went through what we’re looking at for depth…what spots do you feel good about and which ones do not? Don’t forget that Nebraska brings in Zach Duval, who just won National Strength Coach of the Year, which could make a huge impact on ‘toughness’ and physicality with the team right away…

-Is Nebraska worse than Purdue heading into next year? Certainly is possible, but there very well could be a Scott Frost Effect