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  1. Trev doesn’t need favors from anyone.
  2. Seeing the various media guys hysterics yesterday and continuing to today with these looney tune comments about tie knots make me embarrassed to be a fan. Frost is deserving of all kinds of scrutiny, but good God. Get a grip.
  3. Of course some fans will thump their chests about National titles from decades ago, especially now with how bad this 5 year stretch has been. But this “Living in the past” trope that seemingly only gets lobbed at Neb just seems like a cheap insult from a random B1G fan or coach. Hitting reset for two decades and trying everything under the sun with different coaches doesn’t really strike me as “living in the past.” To me “Living in the past” would’ve been doing something like hiring Paul Johnson to run an option offense again.
  4. Frost's offenses have always racked up a lot of yards. But... In 2021, tied for 67th in turnovers lost at 18 https://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs/current/team/461 and Red Zone Offense coming in at 106th https://www.ncaa.com/stats/football/fbs/current/team/703/p3 Have to imagine that even moderate improvement in both of these categories along with improved overall Special Teams would yield a 7 or 8 win season. That is, assuming the offense maintains potency in other areas and no major drop off on Defense.
  5. Lose to Rutgers but beat Minnesota? Huh? Also, I see this take constantly “What have you seen from the last X amount of years that makes you optimistic that this year will be better?” Nothing. Literally nothing. Any semblance of optimism is based on new staff and new transfers. Remarkably lazy take.
  6. This is what makes part of the Frost era so frustrating. The B1G West didn’t suddenly become this Murderer’s Row division where they’re all winning at some unattainable pace. They’re all basically winning at the same clip as they always were. With Wisconsin never really getting a stranglehold on the division, it’s been pretty open the last few years. Super frustrating that we could never take advantage of that, even more so with the end of divisions looming.
  7. Hope everyone can sleep a little more soundly tonight, now that this heinous crime is behind us.
  8. If I fell into a coma and woke up in December to learn Neb went 10-2, I wouldn’t be shocked. If I woke up to learn they went 2-10 I also wouldn’t be shocked. The schedule sets up nicely, but SF has yet to prove he can put it all together. The new staff and player additions sound like needed upgrades, but who knows if they’ll gel. It’s maddening. Obviously anything can happen on any given Saturday, but for the sake of conversation I’ll pencil in W’s against North Dakota and Georgia Southern Probable Wins: Again, anything can happen, but I think these games more likely than not end up as a Neb win. NW, Rutgers, Indiana 50/50 Games where I wouldn’t be shocked if we won by 10 or lost by 10: Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa. Likely Loss: OU, Wis, Mich. Neb would need an absurd amount of breaks to get to 10-2, but hey, stranger things have happened. I think 8-4 is more likely, and while it would be nice… if those 4 losses were OU, Wis, Mich and Iowa it would feel like a very hollow “good” season, like 2016.
  9. Right. What’re the sheer odds that with another roster reset, Fred gets to 15+ wins?
  10. PSU and OSU are nice moments but it’s difficult not to think that they’re probably just a couple rays of light on the inevitable death march to the end of next season where Fred is finally fired.
  11. Okay? No one is disputing that. You started off by wondering why the media hasn’t been as hard on Frost as they have been on Fred, which I have no idea how you arrived to that conclusion. Frost has been rightfully scrutinized for his entire tenure at Nebraska. But moreover, Frost and Fred are not an apples to apples comparison. Frost gets another year because his team had the redemptive quality of being competitive, while also playing ball by taking a pay cut and axing half his staff. Fred, a man who spent half a decade coaching at the highest level of this sport, is three years and still getting blown out with his team visibly quitting on him.
  12. No kidding. Not to mention that Scott came to Neb with 2 years of G5 Head Coaching experience. Fred had nearly a decade worth of head coaching experience, half at a P5 school and half in the NBA. The level of incompetence shown by Fred is staggering.
  13. Maybe this is a dumb question because I'm just a dumb fan, but how deep do the Athletic Dept's pockets really go? Could they really handle buying out Fred and potentially Frost in the same year? Not to mention with the money being thrown at coaches these days, we'd likely have to pony up for their respective replacements.
  14. How is the culture this bad? No one seems to care and everyone is just going thru the motions. This is why it's difficult not to have an extraordinarily cynical take on Fred, especially with the news about his secret contract extension. Hard not to think he simply saw a chance for a massive payday, and is sleepwalking his way thru it until his contract is up, or until he gets fired. Either way, he gets paid.
  15. Probably Win: Anything can happen on any given Saturday, but I feel pretty safe saying these are probably wins. - NW - North Dakota - Georgia Southern - Indiana - Rutgers 50/50: No clue on these. Wouldn’t be shocked if we beat all of them, also wouldn’t be shocked if we lost to all of them. Some of these teams have decent pieces, but I don’t think they’re the murderers row that some fans make them out to be. Improve ST, OL and Red Zone efficiency and I’d like to think we could nab 2 from this group. - Purdue - Illinois - Minnesota - Iowa Probable Loss: I doubt we win any of these, but I won’t fall out of my chair in disbelief if we win. I’d like to think we get 1 of these. - OU - Michigan - Wisconsin At the moment, I think 8-4 is not only attainable but kinda necessary. This program and fan base also need one of those 8 to be against OU, Mich, Wis or Iowa. 6-6, or 7-5 would obviously be an improvement on paper, which I’d take over 3-9 any day. But a lame Bowl Game wouldn’t be enough to wash away the pain of losing to Iowa and Wis again.
  16. LOL! That’s incredible! It wasn’t a bad place to see a game by any stretch, but yes it just felt a little too pampered.
  17. Yes it is lol. But to that end, no amount of traffic flow improvements or distractions during TV breaks is going to make me say “Gosh, this experience is infinitely better.” Neb has been a game day attendance anomaly across any level of sports for years now. Get back to competing and winning the West, and any concerns about attendance will disappear.
  18. My requests are simple. Bucket seats and beer. I’m assuredly in the minority here, but I kinda like the Game Day stadium struggle. To me, that’s part of the charm. I want my stadium to feel like a stadium. If I want to be perfectly comfortable with good WiFi and all that, I’ll stay home. I went to Globe Life Field for a Rangers game last fall, and while the stadium itself was new and impressive, it just kinda had a soulless presence. Felt less like going to a game and more like going to a mall.
  19. It's difficult not to have an incredibly cynical reaction to this. That being said, every week I become more and more grateful that Trev is running the AD.
  20. Makes the most sense. The Western IL, Creighton and NC St losses looked like a young new team still figuring out how to gel together and work the kinks out. Indiana, Michigan and Auburn look like a team that has given up entirely. They look like they’re taking absolute zero coaching from Fred and are just playing for themselves.
  21. 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.
  22. Yup, it goes both ways. When people hear gunshots and see a guy running around with an AR15, one could argue they “feared for their lives” and acted to stop it.
  23. After seeing some of the buffoonery of the prosecution, it was evident that it was going to end this way. I thought they might get him on the reckless endangerment charge though. Do I understand the rationale for the verdict? Yes. Do I have trouble with it because Kyle willingly inserted himself into the situation by needlessly running around a riotous situation with a weapon? Also yes. I keep coming back to these thoughts… If Kyle stays home and plays video games that night, no one gets shot by him, and he’s not on trial. If Kyle goes to Kenosha to help clean or whatever, but without a weapon, does he get accosted for being perceived as a threat or a mass shooter? Probably not. Kyle’s choices led to this and to not see him bear any semblance of responsibility is deeply troubling.
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