Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 3

-The Browns over/under on wins is 9 currently, which would essentially get them into the playoffs if they hit the over; keep in mind, this franchise has gone 11 straight seasons of below .500 football.

-The Clippers, however, have always been in the shadow of the Lakers in L.A., and for a looooooong time were one of the worst franchises in the league….who do you want to break out more this year?

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 2/Shut Up Sipple

-Someone at ESPN just picked Nebraska to be his darkhorse College Football Playoff pick….does Bill have Nebraska anywhere near that type of conversation for the upcoming year?

-Nebraska is also picked by Cleveland.com as the favorites to win the West…who should be the favorite?

-What has Bill learned from the Media Days he’s covered so far? And should the Big Ten realign divisions at all?

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 1

-Iowa and Wisconsin fans probably are laughing right now at the idea of Nebraska going from 4-8 to winning the West; they no doubt saw progress to end the year, but it’s not like those programs are going in the dumpster…

-What do other Big Ten coaches think about the huge projected leap by Nebraska? What SHOULD they believe? And what do they tell their teams? Feels like Nebraska might have a circle around them on the schedule now to keep them down a peg and make them earn their praise

-Nebraska’s o-line coach was on Sports Nightly on Tuesday and was discussing the likes of Bryce Benhart, Ethan Piper, Jimmy Fritzsche, and Matthew Anderson, among others. How optimistic are Sip and Jake about their outlook and how optimistic should fans be about it, in general?

-Mike Schaefer joins the show

Jake/Sip look back at some games in Nebraska football, as well as look into the mindsets of prior Coaches

-What losses in the past still stick with Husker fans?

-Jake/Sip discuss the differences between Pelini/Riley/Frost. How practices are run, how the media is dealt with, etc.

MAILBAGGGGG!!!! 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:

We didn’t think the hype could go any higher, but it just did—ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky picks Nebraska as his darkhorse team to make the COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

-WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON?!?!? This is it. We’ve found it. The highest the hype can go. No one in their right mind can pick Nebraska in the national championship, or winning it. But we also didn’t foresee anyone picking Nebraska to be in the TOP 4 TEAMS OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY

-Orlovsky pointed out on ESPN’s ‘Get Up’ that Nebraska doesn’t have any extremely tough road games, and all the tough games come to them. That’s true, and no one denies that. But if you’re expecting them to finish all of those games off, that might be a lot for year 2 of the program

Myles Farmer becomes 4th Husker this offseason cited for marijuana possession…another slap on the wrist, or something of concern going forward?

-Farmer joins Maurice Washington, Wan’Dale Robinson, and Jeremiah Stovall as Huskers cited for marijuana possession this offseason…..probably not a lot of discipline coming, but what can be done?

Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple

-Can Nebraska solve its run defense issues this year and stand up for themselves in the Big Ten?

-Biggest takeaways/impressions from Big Ten Media Days?

-Should Nebraska be the actual favorite in the West?

ESPN does ranking of ‘Position U’ from 1998 through last season, and Nebraska ranks in the top 10 in ZERO categories…which positions under Scott Frost have the best chance of making the next list?

-ESPN went through 8 positions: QB, RB, TE, WR, OL, DL, LB, and DBs, and listed the top 10 schools of the 20 year stretch, and Wisconsin showed up high in some categories, as well as Iowa and other B1G schools—but nothing for Nebraska. Not exactly a huge surprise considering how the last 20 years went…

-Under Scott Frost, it’s easy to believe that QB could be a position that makes the climb in the next 20 years…but is there any other spot you believe Nebraska can get back to being a factory at again?

Daniel Crowe (Madonna Hospital Orthopaedic Physical Therapist)

-Daniel joins us for the first time, and informs listeners about the benefits of functional dry needling and how to get involved with it at Madonna TherapyPlus

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Are you in favor for the B1G to consider division realignment or is that just a dumb topic from Media Days?

-How soon do you believe Nebraska will announce plans for a new football facility? And how necessary is it right now, in your opinion?

-How much better can Nebraska’s run defense be compared to last year? How much does it need to be?

Football is drawing near—but we finally got our first sights of this year’s Nebrasketball team yesterday

-It was kind of exciting—so many new faces, that it was pretty much required to have the roster sheet while watching to make sure you were making notes on the right guy

-What stood out to Sip & Jake? They were both in attendance—Sip was a fan of Kevin Cross, and they were both fans of Shamiel Stevenson…who else? And what about the style of practice and the drills?

-Hoiberg audio…