The Drive: August 23rd, 4pm

  • Reset news of the day
  • Snover/Under
  • Steve Sipple (Lincoln Journal Star)
  • What’s in the Box (brought to you by Barney Insurance)

AGING GRACEFULLY (sponsored by Carriage Glen Independent Senior Living): What’s on Sip’s mind this week?

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Gerry DiNardo (BTN) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

  • Gerry was at Nebraska’s practice on Monday and said he doesn’t think they’ll be overrated now…what was the main reason for the change of mind?
  • In seeing the other teams in the league on the BTN Bus Tour, how does Nebraska stack up in the West?
  • How big of a change did you notice from last year to this year with Nebraska at practice?

Northwestern is getting no love again this preseason but they’re sure to sneak up on teams again…why do they never get respect?

  • Northwestern has won 15 or their last 16 regular season conference games, won the B1G West by 3 games last year…and is expected to finish anywhere from 3rd to 5th in the West this year.
  • They play Stanford to open the year, two similar programs…why does Stanford get more love than Northwestern nationally?

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

  • Sports Nebraska to Olympic Training Center, 2019 Railyard Riot, Nebraska Sports Council Mud Run…
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Nebrasketball refuses to take a backseat….season-tickets officially sold out, and Fred Hoiberg gets love from anonymous coaches

  • Nebrasketball officially sold out their season tickets yesterday, which is just an incredible accomplishment at this football school with minimal success in Husker hoops
  • Also, Fred Hoiberg named as the best coaching hire in the nation by anonymous coaches in CBS Sports poll….how ‘bout them apples?
  • Also, Adrian Martinez season predictions are out for BetOnline.ag and they are weirdly like last year…

CBS Sports has a variation of Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Iowa winning the Big Ten West among a panel of predictors…which team is likely to be the one that gets in the way of Nebraska?

  • Nebraska was also listed as both overrated AND underrated by the group of writers, but 3 writers (Dennis Dodd, Jerry Palm, Tom Fornelli) picked Nebraska to win the West; 2 picked Iowa; and 2 picked Wisconsin
  • Which of those schools is most likely to get in Nebraska’s way of winning the West? Compare the schedules and what’s coming back for the schools…is it one of those schools for sure?

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

What questions are not answered about this team at this point in Fall camp, heading into the opener?

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 1 / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

  • Nebraska lands 2020 RB Sevion Morrison…what do we know about him, and can Ryan Held do no wrong?
  • Do we expect a commitment from Marvin Scott III next? Where are the next potential commits coming from?
  • How confident is Schaefer in Nebraska being 4-0 going into the Ohio State game?

Mario Verduzco hits on Nebraska’s QB depth and the improvement of Adrian Martinez

  • Verduzco was talking after practice on Wednesday and had lot of positive things to say about Martinez, Noah Vedral, Luke McCaffrey, and more
  • How many programs in the nation have the type of depth at QB that Nebraska has right now?

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)

Nebraska listed at an over/under of 8.5 wins this year per another sportsbook, 3rd highest in the B1G

  • BetOnline.ag put Nebraska at 8.5 wins (regular season), behind Ohio State (10), and Michigan (9.5)
  • Wisconsin is at 8 wins; Iowa and Minnesota at 7.5; Purdue at 7; and Northwestern at 6.5. Talk about a tight division…..would you be on Nebraska covering the 8.5 wins or not? Remember, this is only regular season
  • Also, Fred Hoiberg named on CBS Sports poll by anonymous coaches as the best hire of the offseason!