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  1. I found out yesterday that I was selected as Teacher of the Year. It just so happened that yesterday was also Sports Day, where we could wear attire representing our favorite teams. Pretty certain I'm the only guy in Louisiana rocking a Nebraska Cornhuskers hat and a throwback Bucs SUH #93 Creamsicle jersey.
    33 points
  2. Still trying to figure out how we have a couple of well recruited QBs in that room and a so called "quarterback whisperer" on the payroll and STILL have to have conversations about bringing in other QBs..??
    25 points
  3. Anyone that thinks officiating doesn’t matter is getting banned.
    21 points
  4. I'm thinking at least 50 posts. Maybe 100. Then new members can start new threads.
    20 points
  5. AKA "I'd rather lose with Frost than try to become relevant in college football again."
    20 points
  6. I think the quote deserves its own thread, Motivating young men is the single most important thing coaches do. Especially talent not living up to its potential. A whole team lacking talent and motivation in your fourth season as head coach? Sure that's not on you, f#&%head? Throwing players under the bus when you career blows up in your face is what cowards do. I don't need to see another day with Scott Frost as head coach.
    20 points
  7. I've made up my mind that we need more new threads speculating on Frost's future, let's keep cranking these suckers out.
    20 points
  8. Longtime reader, rare poster from another Big Ten West school here! Just wanted to drop in and say that I'm looking forward to the game next weekend in Madison. Our team will be fools if they don't prepare as hard as they have all season for the matchup against Nebraska. I fully expect this to be one of the most difficult wins to pull off of the year, and would not be surprised at all to see the Huskers catch the Badgers off their game. (That being said, I hope it does not happen!) You know, I traveled for the first time down to Lincoln back in 2012 hoping to see my Badgers pull off a win in one of the best environments in college football. I left with Joel Stave breaking my heart right at the end of the game, but only after having my expectations far exceeded from a day of fun, hospitality, and lots of tailgating at "The Rez". Husker fans were as nice as advertised and we made many friends that day. We played a ton of beer pong, a weird frisbee/pole game I had never seen, and even grabbed lunch at the Haymarket. One story I will never forget from that day happened as we were entering Memorial Stadium. You see my friend had enjoyed perhaps a few too many drinks tailgating and had somehow figured out a way to misplace her game ticket between leaving the tailgate and entering the stadium. I could not believe it. Mind you, this was about a $300+ ticket at the time for one of the most highly anticipated Big Ten matchups of the season as it was in Nebraska's second year in the conference. It was the first time Wisconsin had played in Lincoln since the 70s. So there we were, stranded outside of the concourses of Memorial Stadium, obnoxiously decked out in Badger gear, and my friend sobbing inconsolably near the wall of the stadium (mostly because she was so upset for having lost the ticket, but partially because of a few too many beers). All of the sudden, an older gentleman with bright white hair stuffed under a bright red baseball cap walked over to us The thing was that, in place of the expected "W" on his hat, there was a large block "N" proudly embroidered on it. We were all a bit wary, but he seemed nice enough and started asking our small group of friends what was wrong. After we realized he was not there to taunt our tease us, we sorrowfully told him our story which only made my friend cry harder. As we were finishing our story, to all of our shock the old Husker fan reached into his pocket and pulled out a crisp, red and silver ticket. He then proceeded to tell us that his wife had decided to stay at their tailgate instead of coming to the game. He told my crying friend that he wanted her to have the ticket so that she could enjoy the game and her first trip to Memorial Stadium. We all stared at him in disbelief as he smiled and placed the (very nicely seated) extra ticket in my friends hand before saying, "Enjoy the game, and Go Huskers!" With that, he walked away, having given away what must have been a $400 - $500 centerfield ticket. But, in doing so, he gave our group another chance to have the perfect game day together. With renewed excitement, we scanned our tickets, then hurried up the stairs of the stadium to our seats all together. That story sums up Nebraska fans for me and why I'm so glad you all are part of the Big Ten Conference, and that we get the chance to meet each other every year as members of the Big Ten West Division. Each meeting of teams comes with a game and a score, but it also comes with hundreds of stories and exchanges that build something much more important over time. I know that the dissolution of the Big 8 and the Big 12 has been awful for you all to say the least, but given the way things are shaping up (with Texas and OU going to the hated SEC) I still think you all are in the right place. The Nebraska brand and legend will always have power: not because of the national championships or Big 8 championships, but because of the Nebraska fans that I experienced nearly 10 years ago and continue to see to this day. That can never be destroyed, and while these past few years have been tough, it's merely a drop in the bucket of time of all of our universities' storied programs. The Huskers will find their way back eventually and I believe, when all is said and done, the Big Ten West will be the perfect home for us all to compete year in and year out. These end-of-November matchups between you and Wisconsin or Iowa will, at some point, be huge division and/or playoff elimination games, and we will continue to develop strong bonds between our states and wonderful flagship universities which share so much in common. With that being said, enjoy the game on Saturday! If anyone is traveling to Madison, have fun and know that I envy you as I'll be up here in Minneapolis watching on television. One of these years, I am determined to make it back down to Lincoln to catch a Badger/Husker game. I know it will be a blast, just as it was last time. Only this time, we'll try to keep better track of our game tickets!
    19 points
  9. Martinez is very close to being an elite college qb. with 1 more offseason of work maybe he gets there next year. our running backs are going to get a lot better with another offseason of development. our line can't get any worse. a lot of our key receivers should be back next year. our special teams can't get any worse. most the defense will be back which obviously has been the strongest part of the team. i'd personally would like to see frost get 1 more year to prove he can coach a winner. It makes sense to me.
    19 points
  10. Literally stopped reading after “Martinez is very close to being an elite QB.”
    19 points
  11. Can he win us the last 3 for this year?
    19 points
  12. I’m guessing he’s probably taken his final snaps as a Husker. Genuinely bums me out he never really got to experience a marquee win.
    18 points
  13. First, I understand everyone’s frustration. I’m sick of losing these games too. Here’s another perspective I think is important to consider. I learned that if we had hired Mel Tucker, and signed him to a 10 year deal, people on this board would have been calling for his head after yesterday’s pathetic performance. I learned that the coach in Ames isn’t the right replacement, because they’re 6&4 in his 4th year. I learned that the coach at Wake Forest isn’t the answer because he can’t beat Clemson in a down year. I learned that Coastal Carolina’s offensive coordinator isn’t the answer, because they could only muster 35 points against a terrible Texas State team. Here’s a hard pill to swallow for many on this board: Since 1970, only 13 teams have been able to stay within 9 points of their opponents in every game: 70, 71, 79, 80, 82, 83, 93, 94, 95, 97, 99 & 2021 (so far). Those are some great teams! Best in our history. You don’t do that with a “broken offense”. There may only be one schedule in those 12 other years that was this tough… maybe. This team didn’t quit on their coach like many of you have. The D held another team to under 400 yards. The offense put up another 400+ yard performance against another great defense and looked like it wasn’t missing 4 coaches. The system isn’t broken, the player development was. 4 new coaches who can develop their players 3/4 as well as Sean Beckton has put this 2021 team at 10 wins or better. Frost’s problem isn’t his system. The yards are there to prove that. It’s his loyalty. Loyalty to friends who couldn’t develop players on the offensive side of the ball. Adrian is a good QB who makes the same mistakes in year 4 as he did in year 1. You can’t expect to win when your QB averages more than 1 turnover a game. The oline is young and undeveloped. Running backs looked better yesterday than in the previous games, and they weren’t our best players at the position. Special teams has given up 44 points this season. The team has lost by a combined 49 points. The stadium is full every weekend… can you say the same for every top 25 program? Camp Randle looked pretty bare in spots yesterday. As did most of the games I watched yesterday across the country. Fan disappointment is real. Fan apathy? Not even close. We’ve never experienced that, and we never will, because we have the best damn fans on the planet. Frost IS the right guy, he’s still a young coach and he’s got a lot to learn. His team did something this season that hasn’t been done since the glory days. They don’t have the record to show for it, but the point difference tells a huge part of the story. If they stay within 9 of Iowa… that’s progress on defense. A few players developed on offense, and a special teams coach and look out 2022 and beyond.
    18 points
  14. The flaw in this argument is we aren't losing to Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan or Michigan State because we can't get good athletes, we're losing because we make bonehead mistakes. The solution to this isn't to switch up the offense, the solution is to stop making bonehead mistakes.
    18 points
  15. I think hiring the Army OC to run a triple-option offense would be a terrible idea.
    18 points
  16. Smothers is gonna f*k'n carve up Iowa's defense, you b!^@hes!
    17 points
  17. THANK GOD you made this thread. I've been looking for somewhere to talk about yesterday's news EVERYWHERE!
    17 points
  18. Sweet a reduced buyout and fire next year.
    17 points
  19. Gopher fan here – I am probably looking through maroon and gold colored glasses but, having said that , my observation is that many/most Husker fans seem to think NU has better talent than most of the other teams in the Big10. I think that is clearly wrong. It seemed to me that during the MN/NU game that the Gophers clearly had the better O and D lines. AM was kept locked in the pocket the entire game and was unable to use his legs. AM has never been, as far as I can see, a great passer. The problem for NU is that SF has not developed the talent he has recruited. Take Bryce Benhart for example, MN tried hard to recruit him as he seems to have all of the tools to be good but… he has no business starting as a freshman. It takes time for big men to develop their full strength and techniques. At another school, WI, IA, MN, and now IL under BB he would not see the field until he was a Jr or Sr. It will be interesting to see if his experience at NU has ruined him as a future player. In short, NU does not have better players than other Big10 teams – NU has better athletes perhaps but not better football players and that is why NU is losing games. I’m done, fire away.
    17 points
  20. That ship has already sailed. The way they responded to Minnesota and now to Purdue told us all we need to know. Turn the page to a new chapter.
    17 points
  21. There is no hope. F*ck everything. Go Big Red.
    16 points
  22. Hopefully Frost's QB recruiting isn't so bad we're recruiting QB's without legs!
    16 points
  23. Option A: Nebraska loses and some fans claim.."See, they sucked at preparing a backup QB" Option B: Nebraska wins and some fans claim.."See, he should have been playing all along". It's going to be so fun.
    16 points
  24. I think some Husker fans carry a pocket rolodex of exhausted and banal Husker football topics to insert into any conversation that has to do with offensive scheme or coaching. Frost is sticking with the spread. Nebraska's never going to run a triple option scheme (nor should they).
    16 points
  25. They were going to fire him until the Omaha World Herald editorial board swooped in to save the day.
    16 points
  26. They’re 9-2, but in the end Vegas has to evaluate where Iowa is as a program.
    15 points
  27. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE BRING IN THE BEST COACH AVAILABLE!! THEY DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A PRIOR CONNECTION TO NEBRASKA, JUST BE GREAT AT WHAT THEY DO!!!! OK, I feel better, I just needed to get that out.
    15 points
  28. The offense can get ALOT worse. We just need a red zone package that complements the rest of the offense. Some of us remember the 2009 Zac Lee offense.
    15 points
  29. In the minority here, but I don't want another coaching change. Frost should stick around for several more years. Keep working, make some adjustments if need be, and learn from mistakes. Team will look different in the next few years (different players). A lot of the hard working players have been major contributors for 3 to 4 years. I still think we can win here with Frost. And when we do, it's going to feel great. More patience. More continuity. Get the lines bigger and stronger and build something great. I am really sick of coaching changes and the 1--3 year waiting period with hot seat talk.
    15 points
  30. Coach Held classy to the end. Twitter won't allow the tweet to embed, so here's the link. https://twitter.com/CoachRHeld/status/1457846257309949953 And a screen shot.
    14 points
  31. Pros: Handsome, but in a wholesome, Midwestern way "Can-do" attitude Voted "father of the year" six years running in the Frost family Holds many Nebraska records, particularly around close games Cons: Sometimes leads the otherwise pious and godly folk of the great state of Nebraska to commit the sin of envy
    14 points
  32. I was all for Frost staying if he switched up assistants but then I got to thinking, it would be like having a car with a s#!tty a$$ motor and you put new tires on it hoping that it would make it run better.
    14 points
  33. No, when you lose at home to a 31 point dog you are horrible. Minny is horrible, NU is horrible, PU is horrible, NW is horrible, Iowa has scored 14 points in their last two games and they were ranked 2nd, Wisconsin can't complete a pass. The west is horrible.
    14 points
  34. Right. $5M+ Salary Top notch facilities when current project is completed Rabid fan base that still fills the 85k+ stadium every game even with 6 losing seasons the last 7 years Full support of AD to be successful 11th nationally in recruiting spending which could be higher So I guess no coach would come here with all that working against him. LOL
    14 points
  35. 4-8 is now the level of the bar to retain a coach who would then end up 16-28 (36.4%) through 4 years? My, how times have changed. Pathetic.
    14 points
  36. Did you see the run defense without Daniels?
    13 points
  37. They say misery loves company. No one here is suggesting the Husker's aren't in a bad way, but there are plenty of teams with long football legacies, recruiting advantages and deep pockets that are agitating fans and spoiling for change. How about the state of Florida? Florida State is 4-6 and haven't been a factor in a relatively weak conference, much less the national conversation Miami is 5-5 in what was supposed to be their up year Florida is 5-5 and its coaching staff is officially on hot seats This was supposed to be Iowa State's breakthrough year. 6-4 isn't bad, but suddenly it looks like that's the ceiling for the program. Tennessee is 5-5 in a conference where they can be -- at best -- a spoiler. Penn State is 6-4 and appears trending downward. Just like that, there's grumbling about Franklin's long term viability. Would you rather be 4-6 Texas right now, having just lost to Kansas in Austin? Not me. Washington has high expectations every year, and this year they are 4-6 and just fired their coach of 1.75 years. Stanford has a great coach running a great system that reminds some Nebraska fans of vintage Nebraska, but they are 3-7 in a weak Pac 12. Did someone say weak Pac 12? That would include a 4-5 USC team with every conceivable advantage looking totally lost. They're grudgingly conceding Chip Kelly's 6-4 UCLA team as an improvement, but he's failed to wow anyone given the talent and facilities he took over. For that matter, our old Big 12 running mate Colorado is 3-7, settling into its role as the Pac 12 doormat. And LSU is 4-6, having fired its HC less than two years removed from an undefeated NC. Now do you feel better?
    13 points
  38. Used to be called depth, now its show them the door?? No wonder we suck.
    13 points
  39. Nebraska is also going after a Tennessee pass rusher who is now in the portal.
    13 points
  40. FYI: This was Mike Farrell in 2014 upon Nebraska hiring Mike Riley Rivals.com national recruiting director Mike Farrell tweeted that the hiring is a "home run." "I don't think Huskers fans realize what a well-respected game coach Riley is and how hard it is to win in Corvallis," Farrell wrote.
    13 points
  41. We didn’t learn anything new. What we already knew/feared was merely reinforced. Nebraska is one of the most poorly coached teams at any level of football. This team will go 3-9.
    13 points
  42. You don't have a clue dude. Just go home. A flexbone offense would get absolutely eaten alive in the B1G and it will never win anything of significance in this league. It's idiotic to think it would. We are the 5th ranked offense in the B1G for total yards behind Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio State in that order. We're one of the best big play teams in the country, but we're 12th in scoring offense in the B1G. The overall scheme is solid. What we need is a quality Oline coach, a RB coach, and better special teams. That's been the difference in every loss.
    12 points
  43. Only against the number 1 defense in the country! But hey your narrative matters.
    12 points
  44. I think these stats, along with this: Is a big part of why Frost was retained. And..yes....everyone knew and was saying when he was hired he would be given more time than someone else. So....here we are. We can support the program or sit and fret and stew about it.
    12 points
  45. This season has shown that Frost is way too stubborn to admit that his way is not working. He is not the type to make any changes and if Martinez were to commit to another year, Frost will ride him till the end. I just hope that Trev realizes that giving Frost another year will not result in anything different than what transpired this season. Frost has nothing new to offer. If he did, we would have seen it already. It is time for a fresh start for both Frost and Nebraska. This experiment has run its course. We gave it all the time it needed to succeed but it failed. Time to move on. No hard feelings.
    12 points
  46. The bigger question is where is Yant? 7.5 yards per carry, dude should have 100 carries by now.
    12 points
  47. I don’t know about you but those are some pretty glaring quotes that expose the man leading this football program and how his internal clock works. So sorry that you continue to support him.
    12 points
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