Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 3

-2 huge weekends to end the year coming up for Husker baseball…are you buying the squad?

-PGA Championship begins today in Kiawah Island, S.C….who are Jake and Schaefer taking?

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Lance Leipold (Kansas Head Football Coach) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Lance is back in the Midwest after 6 years in Buffalo…how good does it feel to be back closer to home?

-How difficult was it to leave Buffalo after the success you had there? How good is that team going to be this year for Nebraska in Week 2?

-Official visits start up on June 1…you’re pretty new to Kansas still…what are the next few months going to look like?

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Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 1

-With Ronald Thompkins entering the transfer portal, caller Cory wants to know if Ryan Held is a good coach or not.

-What has been the root cause for Nebraska’s running back issues? Is Held a poor developer, recruiter, or evaluator? Does Scott Frost’s offense and play-calling impact the effectiveness of the running backs?

-What impact will Markese Stepp have at Nebraska? How much will his spring injury affect his play?

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Rick Hamann’s (of Sartor Hamann Jewelers) Song of the Day

-What’s next on Rick’s personal favorite albums countdown? Will Sip get his trivia questions right?

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B1G coaches apparently think Nebraska is the least appealing place to recruit to in the conference

-ESPN did a “Sales Pitch” series for different conferences, and yesterday’s landed on the B1G, where coaches said that kids don’t dream of growing up and playing for Nebraska basketball, and that there’s little to no talent in the state

-The anonymous coaches said it will have to be built by transfers at Nebraska…is that the way it HAS to be, or just the way that Hoiberg will do it?

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CBS Sports ranked every Power 5 football coach and Scott Frost came in at #47

-Notable names ranked lower than Frost: Clay Helton (USC), Josh Heupel (Tennessee) and Jeff Brohm (Purdue)

-Notable names ranked higher than Frost: Steve Skarisian (Texas), Bret Bielema (Illinois), Lance Leipold (Kansas) and PJ Fleck (Minnesota)

-Pat Fitzgerald came in at #8 in the ranking…Jake agreed, but Sip did not find the ranking to be accurate

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Mel Kiper’s latest mock draft has the Patriots trading up to get Justin Fields…is he the perfect fit for Bill Belichick?

-The top 3 picks, it seems right now, would be Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, and Mac Jones…then Fields would follow somewhere after that, possibly at No. 4 with the Falcons

-Kiper thinks the Pats will trade up high enough to get Fields…is he the right fit for that offense?

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

-We’re about halfway through Spring Football…what’s the biggest storyline to you so far, good or bad?

-What’s the latest on Nebraska recruiting? Any commitments coming soon?

-Practice will be open for media and 4,000 fans to watch on Saturday…what can those fans expect to see?

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Do fans still believe a non-power run offense can win consistently for Nebraska in the B1G?

-It’s a big question about the whole operation and what happens going forward. It’s not a great sign that Nebraska’s running backs are either injured or young. Which puts a lot of pressure, again, on Adrian Martinez and receivers/tight ends that have a lot of newcomers

-You ask yourself if Nebraska is going in circles and why they don’t go back to what worked in the past. You want to be like Ohio State but can’t recruit to their level. There’s no reason why you can’t be like Wisconsin. How hard is that to accept? Can everyone get on board for that style or not?

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MAILBAGGGG!!! Your questions, our answers

-As always, email your questions for Sip & Jake to earlybreak937@gmail.com or tweet at them

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

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Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Gabe Ervin has been one of the big stories of spring ball…it IS Kool-Aid season…but how much are you drinking of it when it comes to him?

-How do you feel about Nebraska’s backup QB situation? Can they go into the season with such lack of of experience behind Adrian or do they need to add a transfer QB if possible in the summer?

-What’s the biggest thing to monitor going forward leading up to the Spring Game?

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The latest ESPN FPI rankings have Nebraska at 46th for 2021…right behind…BALL STATE

-The FPI rankings give Nebraska a 0.8% chance of winning the conference this year…and has Nebraska going either 5-7 or 6-6 this season

-Other items of note: Iowa State is ranked 4th and is labeled a “darkhorse” national title candidate…still incredible to think about. But Matt Campbell has his team in a big spot in Ames

-Other things of note? Northwestern is seen as a potential 8-4 team and just outside the Top 25

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