DP & Stephens: NFL Draft/Opening Segment

The NFL Draft is tonight!

  • Urban Meyer and Jacksonville have the 1st pick.
  • Who does Tom want the Vikings to take?

Husker’s RB Coach Ryan Held spoke yesterday — let’s dive right in.

Jake wants to know if the casual golf fan is interested in The Masters without Tiger Woods

-Nebrasketball lands a commitment from 7-footer Oleg Kojenets…is this someone we expect to play right away?

-2 scholarships are still open for the 2021-22 recruiting class for Nebraska…who is next? And won’t it make Nebraska keep going higher from 18th in the recruiting rankings as they are right now?

-Does the B1G take any step back next year or keep on rolling as a very deep conference?

Robin Washut (Husker Online) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Nebrasketball lands a commitment from 7-footer Oleg Kojenets…is this someone we expect to play right away?

-2 scholarships are still open for the 2021-22 recruiting class for Nebraska…who is next? And won’t it make Nebraska keep going higher from 18th in the recruiting rankings as they are right now?

-Does the B1G take any step back next year or keep on rolling as a very deep conference?

Mario Verduzco and Ryan Held were fired up after practice yesterday…what did we learn?

-Verduzco was talking about taking care of the football and avoiding turnovers…which is something we all can agree on

-Jake brought it up briefly yesterday but is curious again…where do fans stand in terms of thoughts on Adrian Martinez?

-Also, audio from Ryan Held and players

Aaron Rodgers is guest hosting Jeopardy….would that be a better retirement job than being a football analyst?

-Rodgers apparently crushes it as a host (it was filmed in February), and there’s some conversation about him possibly being a successor to the late Alex Trebek…would that be a better retirement job than being a football analyst on TV somewhere?

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

Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Mario Verduzco says he wants Adrian Martinez to have less turnovers this year…how does one simply do that?

-Nebraska is relying on a transfer from the FCS level (Samori Toure, Montana) to be a go-to player right away as a wide receiver…how difficult is the transition, though, from FCS to B1G football?

-Can a defense be elite without a stand-out pass rusher?

Gonzaga/Baylor last night for the national championship…was the game as good as advertised?

-Sip picked Baylor and Jake picked Gonzaga…who got it right? Was it as entertaining of a game as we all hoped it would be in a 1 vs. 1 matchup?

-We made it through the college basketball season that certainly had plenty of pauses, but culminated in mostly normal NCAA Tournament…have to call it a successful season, right?

-A reminder that Nebrasketball, with their newest commit, is now 18th in the recruiting rankings for the 2021-22 class!

Dedrick Mills has a backup RB, but it’s not Rahmir Johnson—it’s Ronald Thompkins, per Ryan Held

-WHOA! We had heard that Thompkins was having a good camp, but many still believed the No.2 RB job was still Rahmir Johnson’s to lose. That was obviously not true, as Ryan Held said yesterday that Thompkins will get the first carries that Dedrick Mills doesn’t get at RB

-Held said that Johnson has been getting work as a kick returner, though, as well as a variety of other players. He says the backfield depth is the best he’s had since he’s been here…coach speak or true?

-More from yesterday’s post-practice Zoom session…

The Drive: October 8th, 5pm – Coaches audio

  • Audio from Ryan Held, Mario Verduzco, Adrian Martinez, and Luke McCaffrey

The Recruiting Hour: October 8th – Opening Segment

  • Coaches audio
  • Ryan Held, Mario Verduzco
  • Players audio
  • Adrian Martinez, Luke McCaffrey

Travis Fisher and Ryan Held get pay raises..how vital is it to Nebraska to keep them here long-term?

-Apparently it’s somewhat important, as Fisher got a $125,000 raise, and Held got a $100,000 raise—both coaches had a very solid recruiting period and landed several players. How important is it to retain them for a long time?

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

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