The Drive: January 20th, 5pm – Am I wrong to be really excited about Thomas Fidone

  • I understand there’s not much optimism about the offense right now
  • But Fidone is really exciting
  • And his confidence is….something

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 3

-Do you believe the 4-team CFP is set the way it’s going to be or is there a chance of someone falling out?

-Schaefer is a Vikings fan…how is kicker Dan Bailey still employed today?

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Nebraska/Rutgers tomorrow at 6:30pm in Piscataway…what are you hoping to see, and what are you EXPECTING to see from Nebraska?

-Thoughts on Nebrasketball being 3-3 through 6 games, and coming off of 2 losses to Georgia Tech and Creighton ahead of tonight’s newly scheduled game against Doane…

Mike Schaefer (Nebraska 247 Sports): Part 1

-Early National Signing Day was yesterday…what are your thoughts on this class compared to previous classes and other B1G classes?

-Nebraska lands zero All-B1G players on offense…is it a recruiting problem or a talent problem?

-Do you expect big staff changes this offseason for the program or not?

 

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Nebraska lands ZERO players on the Offense All-B1G First, Second, and Third teams…if it’s a recruiting problem, when does it change? And if it’s development, when does that change?

-Not surprisingly, Ohio State dominated with lots of players on all the teams, but it is annoying to see teams like Iowa with 4 players on the all-offense teams, and Indiana also with 4 players

-Whether you want to blame talent or development, both are issues right now, especially after year 3 in a coach’s tenure. Brenden Jaimes probably deserved a spot, but that still is only one deserving player

-When does the switch flip? Nebraska seems to have good o-line players, but still so much to prove. Excited to see Thomas Fidone in the future, but what about the ‘now’? So easy to recruit against Nebraska

The AFC Wild Card game on January 10th will be played on Nickelodeon and cater to kids

-This is not a joke. It was confirmed on Tuesday, and even said there will be a SpongeBob Squarepants Pregame show, and they’ll show “googly eyes” on players at times…..uhhhh….

Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Today is Early National Signing Day…how do you assess Nebraska’s recruiting so far under Frost?

-Where is the disconnect from recruiting rankings to development into next-level players?

-What are you expecting to see from Nebraska on Friday at Rutgers?

Today is Early National Signing Day…how confident are you in Nebraska recruiting the right type of guys to excel here?

-Nebraska has had some good classes (per recruiting rankings) the past few years, but it hasn’t resulted to success on the field. Some highly regarded players haven’t worked out for Nebraska or are no longer with the team

-Is there anything we can learn from Wisconsin and Iowa in recruiting to be so consistently good? They don’t get terribly highly rated classes, but always churn out NFL players and all-conference players

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Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Why is there such a disconnect in recruiting rankings to all-conference players in the Big Ten, notably for Nebraska and their lack of stars? How bad is development?

-What’s the reaction to both outcomes of Friday’s game: a win to go to 3-5, and a loss to go to 2-6?

-Is this a good recruiting class for Nebraska being signed today? How will transfers hurt the program this offseason?

Nebraska lands ZERO players on the Offense All-B1G First, Second, and Third teams…if it’s a recruiting problem, when does it change? And if it’s development, when does that change?

-Not surprisingly, Ohio State dominated with lots of players on all the teams, but it is annoying to see teams like Iowa with 4 players on the all-offense teams, and Indiana also with 4 players

-Whether you want to blame talent or development, both are issues right now, especially after year 3 in a coach’s tenure. Brenden Jaimes probably deserved a spot, but that still is only one deserving player

-When does the switch flip? Nebraska seems to have good o-line players, but still so much to prove. Excited to see Thomas Fidone in the future, but what about the ‘now’? So easy to recruit against Nebraska

Parker Gabriel (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

-Takeaways from yesterday’s Zoom session with defensive players/assistants…Pheldarius Payne is a massive linebacker now

-Will Nebraska end up with James Carnie now that he has an offer, and where does he stack up against Thomas Fidone and AJ Rollins?

-Who is the favorite in the Big Ten West if Jack Coan is out a significant amount of time at Wisconsin?