Cyza & Stephens: August 19th, 11am

  • AP Top 25 poll is out, is Nebraska in the Top-25?
  • Adrian Martinez as a leader – among the best there is
  • Blog Jog (brought to you by Barney Insurance)

7:00 – The Coaches Poll puts Nebraska a little bit back in their place; projected 4th in the Big Ten West behind Wisconsin, Iowa, and Northwestern

-The good news of that is that Nebraska is seen as the 26th ranked team in the country (first receiving votes outside the Top 25), so even though they aren’t seen as favorites to win the division by the coaches poll, they still are respected in the preseason

-Frost didn’t vote Nebraska in the poll, and the players all mentioned there have been gains and progress but there’s still more to go. Isn’t this more of where you think Nebraska should be projected?

 

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Has there ever been an upcoming season like 2019 in terms of national expectations vs. local expectations for Nebraska football?

-Usually we are cursing different magazines and other predictions for picking Nebraska too low in the conference rankings and also the preseason Top 25 polls—we’re never happy and feel disrespected

-As Sip pointed out the other day in a column, this season feels like there is zero pressure but for some reason high expectations are out there. How easy will it be to forget that it’s only Year 2 for Frost as this season goes on, and know that it’s likely going to continue going up and up for success?

The Drive: April 30th, 2pm

  • BIG TEN WEST VS. BIG TEN EAST SHOWDOWN
  • Either way, get used to it – Nebraska is gearing up to be a preseason top 25 team
  • Buy or Sell

Early Break:The hype is high again for Nebraska Football—CBS Sports’ puts the Huskers at 17th

  • We’ll probably hear this be a common narrative among sportswriters throughout the spring and summer, and we’ll continue to question it until we see proof of a team that can immediately go from two years of 4-8 to becoming a team worthy of being Top 20 ranked (typically at least a 9 win team for that to be the case)
  • Do people expect a miracle on defense, or just expect Nebraska to outscore teams with their stud QB? Do people in Nebraska even believe this should be a preseason Top 25 team?

Early Break: Nebraska football was a trendy pick this winter to be a preseason Top 25 team come the Fall

  • do you feel like that’s the case after Spring Football?
  • It always seemed strange to have Nebraska listed that high following a 4-8 season, but that’s what a Heisman-hyped QB does, as well as a strong finish after a tough 0-6 start to the season
  • When you think of this squad, based on what we’ve seen in limited doses and also what we’ve heard…do you REALLY think they should be a preseason Top 25 team, or is there a lot of proving to do?
  • Adrian Martinez talked with BTN about the team’s level of urgency for this season