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  1. He's not good, so essentially yes.
  2. He's not wrong. But... Minnesota's 5th string running back had 6 total carries on the season before rushing 40 times for 200 yards against MSU. And they couldn't run at all against us, and passed 35 times in the 2nd half alone. Meanwhile, they ran 18 straight times in the 2nd half, scored twice, and put the game away. The recipe is there, but we have to stick to it. Give Johnson, Fleeks, and even Grant the lions share of the carries, hit our shot plays, and we'll be fine.
  3. All that while Sims got to play against CU (worst defense on our schedule) and HH played Michigan. And this isn't to say that HH is perfect, great, or hell even good at this point. He's far from it. I'd say he's playing Ok, and that's about it.But... I am also looking at his play in the same context that I am with Satterfield calling the offense. The offense is a mash unit, and they're just trying to scrape together whatever they can to survive each game. Isaiah Garcia-Casaneda Marcus Washington Billy Kemp Gabe Ervin Jr. Rahmir Johnson Turner Corcoran Ethan Piper Nori Nouili Give HH all those guys, for all of his starts, and you're looking at a vastly different product IMO.
  4. I think Sims picks against Minnesota were way more egregious than Haarberg's against NW. Not to mention Sims had played about 25 more games than HH at the time.
  5. Michigan State has lost 6 straight games. Their last win was September 9th against Richmond. Since then, they've been outscored 33.5 - 11.3, and have failed to crack double digits in 3 of those games. Nebraska needs to take control early, because Sparty is on Quit Watch.
  6. True, but at the same time, we were easily a couple plays away from winning that game by 5-6 touchdowns.
  7. For a long time, Nebraska had 2-3 PPV only games per year. It was $50-$70 a pop, and they played the same 3 ads during every commercial break. After watching that approximately 100 times a game… I’ll gladly take the $5 a month for peacock.
  8.  Who has the hookup on Volleyball tickets? Planning a family trip for the Purdue game, and gonna try to go to one of the VB games that weekend (hopefully FB is an early kick).

  9. Bill said as much in his post on ESPN. But I think it's somewhere in the middle.
  10. There's a clear delineation between the humans and the computers. And that's because the computers are still using mostly pre-season projections for their numbers.
  11. 2023 Game 2 “Expert” Picks: Nebraska @ Colorado ————— CFN Expert Picks Line: Nebraska -12.5, o/u: 50.5 Brooks Austin, DawgsDaily.com: Colorado Big Game Ben, CFN: Colorado Big Red Max, All Huskers: Colorado Jackson Caudell, All Yellow Jackets: Colorado Bryan Driskell, Irish Breakdown: Colorado E, CFN: Colorado Pete Fiutak, CFN: Colorado Austin Hannon, Bama Central: Colorado Casey Lundquist, Cougs Daily: Colorado Southpaw CFN: Colorado Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com: Colorado Mike McAllister, All Syracuse: Colorado Snoopdug, CFN: Colorado Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Colorado Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Colorado Keith Stewart, WinnersandWhiners.com: Colorado Stephen Thompson, Inside The Panthers: Colorado Mark Wogenrich, AllPennState.com: Colorado* Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip): Nebraska CONSENSUS PICK SU 30-9 ATS 19-20: Colorado ————— Associated Press - Ralph Russo Coach Prime’s team was the story of Week 1. Now Shedeur Sanders, Travis Hunter and Co. make their home debut against an old Big Eight rival also rebuilding under a new coach. The Cornhuskers’ first game under Matt Rhule didn’t go nearly as well as Colorado’s under Deion Sanders, but first game results can be deceiving. If nothing else the atmosphere at Folsom Field will be as good as Boulder has seen in years. Colorado 35 - Nebraska 28 ————— Sporting News The Buffaloes are ranked after one week with first-year coach Deion Sanders, and now the challenge will be handling the hype within a classic rivalry matchup with Nebraska. Matt Rhule lost his debut in a 13-10 heart-breaker. The difference in this game? Colorado is further along on offense with Shedeur Sanders, who leads a late TD drive in another fantastic finish. Who had the Buffaloes at 2-0? Colorado 34 - Nebraska 30 ————— Dallas Morning News Corby Davidson: Colorado Jamie Hancock: Colorado Selby Lopez: Colorado Newy Scruggs: Colorado Kevin Sherrington: Colorado Brett Vito: Colorado ————— 247 Sports Chris Hummer: I was in Fort Worth for Colorado’s upset of TCU, and it was impressive. I still think the Buffaloes are vulnerable because of their lack of depth (and size), but I feel confident that as long as their QB, WRs and o-line remain healthy, this team will score. I don’t know if I feel the same about Nebraska after a smashmouth game with Minnesota to open the year. But I do know Nebraska presents Colorado a much different challenge. Where TCU has a spread offense and a defense built to defend one, Nebraska is just going to hit its opponents in the mouth. I think these teams are even. Colorado is now overvalued while Nebraska is undervalued. Frankly, I just think Nebraska has extra time to prepare and Colorado is going to come in tired. That’s going to lead to an upset. Nebraska 27 - Colorado 24 Brad Crawford: The public is all over Colorado in this one and normally I'd fade as a result, but just can't do it. My eyes tell Nebraska's offense isn't there yet and Colorado can score at will. It looks like the Buffaloes could be 3-0 and potentially ranked inside the top 20 when they play Oregon at Autzen Stadium in a couple weeks. What a great story, right? Nebraska is the more physical team and has a stronger defensive front, but Shedeur Sanders is special. Vegas is going to need the Huskers in this one given the heavy money on Coach Prime's team, so be careful in this spot. Colorado 28 - Nebraska 24 ————— ESPN FPI Nebraska - 58.6% Win ————— DRatings Nebraska 28 - Colorado 25 Nebraska - 58.4% Win ————— ESPN Bill Connelly SP+ Nebraska 30 - Colorado 22 Nebraska - 68% Win ————— BCFToys Nebraska 28 - Colorado 22 Nebraska - 67.2% Win ————— More to come!!!
  12. 2023 Game 1 “Expert” Picks: Nebraska @ Minnesota ————— CollegeFootballNews.com https://collegefootballnews.com/cfn/nebraska-vs-minnesota-prediction-game-preview Why Nebraska Will Win How much better will the Huskers be right away under Matt Rhule? The offense will be more productive and versatile, but the improvements in the ground game should be the biggest difference. Georgia Tech transfer QB Jeff Sims is a dangerous all-around playmaker, and the receiving corps is better, but any quick improvements overall will come with more production on the defensive side. The secondary will be strong from the start, but the front six will need the new transfers to rise up and rock right away. Minnesota will pound, but keep the ground attack to under 200 yards - the Huskers did that last year - and this will stay close. Minnesota doesn’t have Mohamed Ibrahim around - he ran for 128 yards and two scores in last year’s 20-13 Gopher win - and it should take a game or two before the line jells without star C and new New York Giant John Michael Schmitz. However … Why Minnesota Will Win Nebraska has a ton of work to do - this isn’t going to be fixed overnight. The help for the Husker defensive line needs to be great fast, the offensive line should need a few weeks to be up to speed - but both lines will be better than last year’s versions - and Minnesota has the lines to be better and more consistent in the early going. The receivers are there with Chris Autman-Bell back from a leg injury, Western Michigan transfer RB Sean Tyler should be a statistic star, and the defense that finished eighth in the nation in total D and fourth in scoring defense will be even better if the pass rush can do a bit more. What’s Going To Happen Minnesota will grind its way to a win, but Nebraska fans will get a glimpse of what’s coming. The Husker offense will work on the first few drives, but the Gopher defense will settle in, the ground attack will take over the tempo, and the team that was third in the nation in time of possession will own the clock in the second half for - sorry, Nebraska fans; I know you’re used to this, and it’ll all get better soon - a close win. Minnesota 24 - Nebraska 16 ————— CFN Expert Picks https://collegefootballnews.com/cfn/nebraska-vs-minnesota-experts-picks-predictions-week-1 Line: Nebraska -12.5, o/u: 50.5 Brooks Austin, Lead Editor, DawgsDaily.com: Minnesota Big Game Ben, CFN: Minnesota* Big Red Max, All Huskers: Nebraska Kevin Borba, Managing Editor, All Utes & All Cardinal: Minnesota Jackson Caudell, All Yellow Jackets: Minnesota* Jake Curtis, Cal Sports Report: Nebraska Bryan Driskell, Irish Breakdown: Minnesota E, CFN: Minnesota* Pete Fiutak, CFN: Minnesota Austin Hannon, Bama Central: Minnesota* Casey Lundquist, Cougs Daily: Minnesota Andrew Margolick, CFN: Minnesota Jeremy Mauss, MWwire.com Minnesota Mike McAllister, All Syracuse: Minnesota* Doug Millen, CFN: Minnesota* Andy Mitts, Blue Wings Rising: Minnesota Johnny Rosenstein, SportsBookWire.com: Minnesota* Scott Steehn, WinnersandWhiners.com: Minnesota* Keith Stewart, WinnersandWhiners.com: Minnesota Stephen Thompson, Publisher, Inside The Panthers: Minnesota Mark Wogenrich, AllPennState.com: Minnesota* Clucko the Chicken (a coin flip): Nebraska CONSENSUS PICK: Minnesota* ————— ESPN FPI https://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/401520148 Minnesota - 70.3% Win ————— DRatings https://www.dratings.com/predictor/ncaa-football-predictions/fd929455-4efb-538d-b706-ab73a84b05bd Minnesota 22 - Nebraska 18 Minnesota - 66.5% Win ————— ESPN Bill Connelly SP+ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRh9Slymcisd5-uEIvAD4zjGkJ7aeARseChhne-HdpyQeQiTSJeZD0WfyuG40O5S7Z20wz1XLYSUDUj/pubhtml Minnesota 28 - Nebraska 16 ————— More to come!!! Posting this a day early, because I probably won't have power tomorrow. Hurricane's suck.
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