Since when did trash talk become something so offensive? People need to lighten up

-Husker fans were upset when Texas’ official Twitter account tweeted out a picture of the team with the caption, “Today’s forecast: all sky, no sun,” which was an obvious dig at Lexi Sun, who transferred from Texas to play at Nebraska despite being an all-conference player at Texas

-Obviously, as Nebraska fans, it sucks being on this end of the tweet, but it was a loss by Nebraska, to a RIVAL, where one of your star players transferred from. What is wrong with them having fun with it?

-This is where we’re at as a society. This is not a political stance, but just an American stance. Edgy used to be welcomed and celebrated. Now, anything is criticized. Get over it and stop being offended by all.

According to a new report, the happiest country in the world is….Finland!

-…and for the 4th straight year, per the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which helps assess the ‘World Happiness Report’

-Rankings aren’t based on income and life expectancy, but rather how people rate their happiness on a 1-10 scale. The U.S. was 14th, behind Ireland and ahead of Canada

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-Kansas State plans on 40% of their recruiting classes to be from transfer portal going forward…would Nebraska do that? Should they?

-Were you as high on the WRs as Sip was on Saturday? How much of their potential comes down to Omar Manning playing the part this Fall?

-What’s the latest recruiting update for Nebraska? Visits, commitments?

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-As always, email your questions to Sip and Jake to or tweet them

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Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Kansas State says they plan to have 10 players of 25 in the class going forward be from the transfer portal…is that a smart approach or attainable?

-Are you entering this year thinking Zavier Betts is Nebraska’s best WR or do you go to someone else?

-Is Chris Kolarevec going to be a starter this year or what is his role in your view?

A “Fire Frost” Facebook group has surfaced…how hot is Frost’s seat?

-A Facebook group with 77 likes advocating for the firing of Nebraska head football coach Scott Frost has been circulating recently…Does Frost need to make a bowl game this year to keep his job?

-Are the expectations of the fan base too high at Nebraska or is Scott Frost rightfully on the hot seat?

It’s not 4/20 without a good pot story, right? How about pot-infused pizza in California!

-Stoney Slice has been operating for 8 months in California—sketchily—and putting 30 mg of THC into their pizzas

-The whole operation is sketchy, but there are some great quotes from the owner of it in a recent LA Times story

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-Another addition for Nebrasketball with Keon Edwards…what’s the scoop?

-What’s the percentage chances of either Thor or Shamiel Stevenson coming back? Do they want either back?

-Jake thinks Nebrasketball should go into this year expecting to beat Creighton, who lost all 5 starters. Is he crazy or spot on?

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Does the potential success of the receiving corps come down to if Omar Manning is as good as advertised?

-The wide receivers look better and bigger than last year, which brings optimism. We’re optimistic about Samori Toure, Zavier Betts, and Oliver Martin..and possibly Levi Falck and Alante Brown, among others

-But if these WRs are truly to become a great unit that’s reliable, makes tough catches, and gets some separation…does it all come down to Manning to be the true separator of an average unit to a really good unit? And where do the TEs fit in that conversation?

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Alex Smith announced yesterday he is retiring from the NFL…his comeback won’t be forgotten

-Smith led the WFT last year to playoffs in his 16th year, and earned Comeback Player of the Year after a terrible leg injury that almost lost him his leg…but he has etched his name in the history books for what he did to come back and be effective….also, Husker volleyball played Texas yesterday..

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Rick Kaczenski (Former Nebraska/Iowa DL coach)

-Sip is high on the WRs after seeing practice on Saturday…when do you know if you for sure have a good cast of guys?

-What is the ceiling of a defense that doesn’t have a dominant pass rusher but is pretty good everywhere else?

-How aggressive with a starting QB can you be if your backups are all young and inexperienced?

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If you have one choice, which is more important for Nebraska football this year: a reliable backup QB, or a dominant pass-rusher?

-Your first instinct at the question is to laugh, and say OBVIOUSLY you choose a dominant pass rusher

-But take a step back and think about it for a second. Nebraska’s defense SHOULD be pretty good. Not great, but pretty good. A dominant pass rusher could make them really good.

-But…..if Adrian Martinez gets hurt, and you don’t have a reliable backup QB, it makes defense pretty dang important, and puts the offense way back…if you have a reliable backup QB, you can have a decent defense without having to be great….

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