You know you’re a sad pro sports franchise when you’re signing college athletes to promote you in NIL

-The Florida Panthers haven’t won a playoff series since the 2011-12 season, and are desperate for attention—despite not being a bad team last year and making the playoffs. So what are they doing?

-They’re having Miami (FL) QB D’Eriq King promote them through NIL. And some others.

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

-How much Kool-Aid have you chugged through the early stages of Husker fall camp?

-What kind of chance does Nebraska have with Isaac Traudt and Jasen Green right now? When will they decide…will a good season matter at all for a chance to get them?

-Former Husker basketballer Michael Jacobson is getting a shot in the…NFL?!

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A ranking of B1G QBs has Adrian Martinez as 6th best in the conference—where does he rank in terms of highest ceilings, though?

-Athlon Sports ranked the B1G QBs, and had Martinez behind these QBs: Michael Penix, Jr., CJ Stroud, Tanner Morgan, Graham Mertz, and Taulia Tagovailoa—and ahead of Sean Clifford

-Maybe he belongs there, maybe he doesn’t—but Jake and Sip wonder where Adrian ranks in terms of highest ceilings in the conference

-Is it fair to put CJ Stroud at 2nd best in the conference without playing a game yet?

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Sip’s favorite college football coach is inspiring his own team with weight loss

-Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin apparently lost 30 pounds since January, and his commitment to losing the weight has inspired the team..ALL ABOARD THE LANE TRAIN

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

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-What does a defense do in practice compared to past years when the emphasis is turnovers?

-Nebraska is believed to maybe have the best 1-2 punch at tight end in the conference…you saw that at Iowa, often…what changes with the offense to get them the ball more?

-Is Nebraska catching up to Wisconsin and Iowa in the trenches or are they still a bit away?

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ESPN.com did a write-up about the biggest underachievers of college football the past 20 years…how would you assess Nebraska?

-Georgia was tops on the list for underachieving, and understandably so—they have lots of things going for them and not enough accolades to show for it

-Think back to 20 years ago…Nebraska was playing for a national championship, and lost. No conference titles since 1999. But everyone would say that Nebraska overachieved for a long time. Was the last 20 years underachieving or something that was bound to happen?

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