Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Players are reporting back to school and high numbers of COVID cases are being reported…how is the dust going to settle on all of this?

-Nebraska is 1-11 against Iowa and Wisconsin since the conference realigned divisions in 2014…is there a clear fix for how to get over the hump against those schools?

-Things have cooled down at Iowa with matters of race…still feel OK about Kirk Ferentz’s job?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Chris Doyle officially out at Iowa as strength and conditioning coach, getting paid $1million+ to leave amid claims of biased behavior based on race…is this the end of things at Iowa or more to come?

-Oklahoma State’s top 2 players—RB Chuba Hubbard and MLB Amen Ogbongbemiga—come out very opposed to a post that showed head coach Mike Gundy wearing a ‘One News America’ shirt—should Gundy have to defend himself at all or is this completely overblown?

-Can coaches or anyone wear anything anymore without being criticized in some element?

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Rick Kaczenski(Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Kaz coached at Iowa before he was at Nebraska… what were his encounters with Hawkeye strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle? Was there ever racial tension?

-Is Kirk Ferentz’s job in jeopardy right now with everything going on? Where does Iowa go now with their program and this hanging over their heads?

-Do you see more things like this popping up at other programs across the nation?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Kaz coached many years in college football…as we see an ongoing protesting from African-Americans in the wake of the George Floyd murder and other mistreatment…did he ever see division in races in locker rooms on teams at all?

-If there are no fans in stands or limited fans in stands, would there be value in putting mics on players for more sound and content?

-How confident are you that Scott Frost’s team can truly gain unity ahead of season 3 with what’s going on?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-NCAA allows student-athletes to return to school on June 1, and Nebraska will have players come back then…do you feel better about the chances of having a season as normal?

-One possibility mentioned has been playing division foes twice this year for a schedule instead of playing the normal schedule…thoughts?

-What will the view of Scott Frost be if he were to win less than 6 games this year?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-What does Nebraska need to do to have a top-half rush defense consistently in the Big 10? Why hasn’t it been happening?

-After 3 years of no bowl game…should Nebraska consider 6-6 a success this year if that’s all they get to? Or are expectations still always above that?

-How many weeks does a team need to fully prepare for a season?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-What kind of shape do you think football players are in right now with basically no organized conditioning since the middle of March?

-As someone who has coached on the sidelines, if there are no fans in the stadium, is there anything that can be done to still create a homefield advantage or not? Piped in music or crowd noise?

-How important is it for Nebraska to keep local talent around instead of going to rival schools?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Wisconsin has been the alpha of the Big Ten West since the inception of the division, really…are other teams in the division keeping up at all or not?

-Kaz mentioned last week that he reminded Jake in the Fall why he liked Tua Tagavoiloa even though Jake wasn’t sold on him….let’s have Kaz remind Jake and listeners why he likes Tua so much

-How much does a bad situation at kicker affect the confidence in a team and finishing games?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Khalil Davis goes 6th round to the Bucs, and Carlos Davis goes 7th round to the Steelers…do you think either will make noise in the league?

-Can you even comprehend a team (LSU) having 14 players drafted in one year…and 10 of those in the first 3 rounds? How is that possible?

-Nebraska has had 4 players drafted in the past 4 years. How confident are you that those numbers are going to go up significantly?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Why has it been 9 years since Nebraska football’s last first round pick in the NFL Draft?

-Is it more about talent acquisition or development? Are guys that Iowa and Wisconsin get not properly evaluated going to college or just developed differently in college?

-What’s a number of players that Nebraska should have drafted per year?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-What’s the strangest thing you ever encountered on a recruiting visit to a player’s home?

-The XFL already canceled the league again with no plans to return…can a professional football league outside of the NFL ever really make it?

-Nebraska announces they’ll do a virtual spring game on Saturday with players from the past…any interest in that?

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-The NFL Draft will be held 100% virtually….how is this going to go without getting visits in to players like what normally happens in this time period?

-If you had a high pick, would you draft Tua or are you concerned too much about his injury issues?

-How do you fix a special teams unit that was a disaster last year?

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