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Topic: 2022 Nebraska Season Thread

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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #434 on: May 06, 2022, 08:18:40 AM »
Steven M. Sipple says farewell* after more than three decades* with the Lincoln Journal Star.
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #435 on: May 06, 2022, 08:25:00 AM »
He was such a good , and funny,dude.   Was always cool to us college guys working in the same space as he was.     Low talker is about the worst thing in could say about him.

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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #436 on: May 08, 2022, 01:53:38 PM »
A doctor is offering free LASIK surgery* to all Husker athletes in exchange for social-media exposure documenting their experience.
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #437 on: May 12, 2022, 11:00:09 PM »
Nebraska Football: Will the Cornhuskers Make a Bowl in 2022?

https://athlonsports.com/college-football/nebraska-football-will-the-cornhuskers-make-a-bowl-in-2022

Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven)

Yes, I'll take Nebraska to get to (just barely) get to six wins and reach the postseason. The Cornhuskers were not as bad as last year's 3-9 record suggested. Frost's team lost eight games by one score and all nine defeats came by 10 points or less. Some bad luck, poor special teams and uneven play at times on both sides of the ball all added up to a disappointing 3-9 mark. However, I think the staff reset - especially new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple - will pay dividends right away. Also, both sides of the ball picked up key transfers in Casey Thompson (QB) and Ochaun Mathis (DL). With a game against Northwestern in Ireland to open '22, along with North Dakota and Georgia Southern in the following weeks, Nebraska has a good shot to start 3-0. If they can reach that mark, Big Ten games versus Rutgers, Indiana and Illinois provides a path to six.

Mark Ross (@AthlonMarkR)

Scott Frost desperately needs to lead the Cornhuskers to a bowl game and if it's going to happen it's because they win all the games they are supposed to. The way I see it, there are six winnable games on the schedule – Northwestern, North Dakota, Georgia Southern, Indiana, Rutgers, Illinois. Win those and a bowl game is pretty much locked up. The problem is that the opener against the Wildcats will take place in Dublin, Ireland, and while both teams will have to deal with the long trip overseas and the unfamiliar surroundings, Nebraska is facing more pressure to get off to a 1-0 start. In fact, winning the first three is almost a must because Oklahoma comes to Lincoln after that opening stretch and the schedule gets significantly tougher come November. The Huskers close with Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa, and two of those (Wolverines, Hawkeyes) are on the road. So Frost and company really need to win the games they should this season, otherwise the matchup with the Sooners and an Oct. 15 road trip to Purdue become toss-up contests that could have bowl eligibility riding on either (or both), and that's not the scenario Husker fans want to see develop.


So will the Huskers get the six wins they need? They were seemingly snake-bitten last season, suffering through numerous close, agonizing losses. Even though their margin for error is razor-thin, I'll say a few more bounces go Nebraska's way in 2022, which means the bowl forecast will finally call for Frost.

Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib)
It was said so often last year to the point it became cliché, but Nebraska really was the most talented three-win team in college football last season. They outscored their opponents by 63 points on the season and had a point differential of zero against Big Ten teams despite going 1-8 in conference. It’s very unlikely that the Cornhuskers will go winless again in one-score games, but head coach Scott Frost’s consistent trend of losing close games is beyond concerning at this point. Nebraska will also have to thread a tough schedule that includes games against Oklahoma in Week 4, and a rough three-game finish — at Michigan, against Wisconsin, and at Iowa. The Huskers will have to bank on transfer quarterback Casey Thompson clicking early because they will likely need to win at least four games in the first half to have a shot at bowl eligibility. Nebraska will likely get there — but just barely. And there’s almost no margin for error.

J.P. Scott (@TheJPScott)
Nebraska starts its season with three games that, even for a program that went 3-9 last season, should be guaranteed wins. After that, there are five teams on the schedule that I believe are better than the Huskers in terms of both talent and coaching: Oklahoma, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa. I’ll be surprised if they get a win in any one of those games.


Bowl eligibility comes down to the four coin-toss games on Nebraska’s schedule: Indiana, Rutgers, Purdue, and Illinois. The Huskers need to win three of those to go bowling. Given the coaching upgrades Scott Frost made this offseason at key positions, I think they’ll be good enough to go 3-1 in those games and finish the year bowl eligible at 6-6.

Chip Minnich (@ChipMinnich)
Yes, Nebraska will make a bowl in 2022, but it will be critical for the Cornhuskers to get off to a good start. The first three games, at a glance, are winnable and should get Nebraska off to a solid beginning for the season. If Nebraska is still not at the magic threshold of six wins before November, it may be too late for Scott Frost.
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #438 on: May 19, 2022, 06:35:21 PM »
#ThrowbackHuskerThursday! 

2018, Dr. Tom Osborne holds his Nebraska Athletics Hall of Fame award. His Husker teams were ranked in the top 25, in 304 out of 307 weeks he was Head Coach.

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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #439 on: May 22, 2022, 08:43:24 AM »
THIS WEEK IN HUSKER HISTORY
The week of May 20-26, looking back in five-year intervals

1972: Nebraska's football schedules are set for the next 15 seasons.

1977: The Board of Regents rejects a plan to expand Memorial Stadium.

1982: Tom Osborne's $140,500 pay places him No. 9 among college football coaches, according to a tabulation by the Miami Herald.
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #440 on: May 23, 2022, 11:14:02 PM »
A helium shortage means no balloons* will be made available at games this fall, Trev Alberts says on the radio.
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #441 on: May 24, 2022, 02:09:28 PM »
A helium shortage means no balloons* will be made available at games this fall, Trev Alberts says on the radio.
Trev's head has to have spare helium in it

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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #442 on: May 24, 2022, 02:13:37 PM »
that's a good bet
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #443 on: May 24, 2022, 02:17:18 PM »
Nebraska Football: Will the Cornhuskers Make a Bowl in 2022?

https://athlonsports.com/college-football/nebraska-football-will-the-cornhuskers-make-a-bowl-in-2022

Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven)

Yes, I'll take Nebraska to get to (just barely) get to six wins and reach the postseason. The Cornhuskers were not as bad as last year's 3-9 record suggested. Frost's team lost eight games by one score and all nine defeats came by 10 points or less. Some bad luck, poor special teams and uneven play at times on both sides of the ball all added up to a disappointing 3-9 mark. However, I think the staff reset - especially new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple - will pay dividends right away. Also, both sides of the ball picked up key transfers in Casey Thompson (QB) and Ochaun Mathis (DL). With a game against Northwestern in Ireland to open '22, along with North Dakota and Georgia Southern in the following weeks, Nebraska has a good shot to start 3-0. If they can reach that mark, Big Ten games versus Rutgers, Indiana and Illinois provides a path to six.

Mark Ross (@AthlonMarkR)

Scott Frost desperately needs to lead the Cornhuskers to a bowl game and if it's going to happen it's because they win all the games they are supposed to. The way I see it, there are six winnable games on the schedule – Northwestern, North Dakota, Georgia Southern, Indiana, Rutgers, Illinois. Win those and a bowl game is pretty much locked up. The problem is that the opener against the Wildcats will take place in Dublin, Ireland, and while both teams will have to deal with the long trip overseas and the unfamiliar surroundings, Nebraska is facing more pressure to get off to a 1-0 start. In fact, winning the first three is almost a must because Oklahoma comes to Lincoln after that opening stretch and the schedule gets significantly tougher come November. The Huskers close with Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa, and two of those (Wolverines, Hawkeyes) are on the road. So Frost and company really need to win the games they should this season, otherwise the matchup with the Sooners and an Oct. 15 road trip to Purdue become toss-up contests that could have bowl eligibility riding on either (or both), and that's not the scenario Husker fans want to see develop.


So will the Huskers get the six wins they need? They were seemingly snake-bitten last season, suffering through numerous close, agonizing losses. Even though their margin for error is razor-thin, I'll say a few more bounces go Nebraska's way in 2022, which means the bowl forecast will finally call for Frost.

Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib)
It was said so often last year to the point it became cliché, but Nebraska really was the most talented three-win team in college football last season. They outscored their opponents by 63 points on the season and had a point differential of zero against Big Ten teams despite going 1-8 in conference. It’s very unlikely that the Cornhuskers will go winless again in one-score games, but head coach Scott Frost’s consistent trend of losing close games is beyond concerning at this point. Nebraska will also have to thread a tough schedule that includes games against Oklahoma in Week 4, and a rough three-game finish — at Michigan, against Wisconsin, and at Iowa. The Huskers will have to bank on transfer quarterback Casey Thompson clicking early because they will likely need to win at least four games in the first half to have a shot at bowl eligibility. Nebraska will likely get there — but just barely. And there’s almost no margin for error.

J.P. Scott (@TheJPScott)
Nebraska starts its season with three games that, even for a program that went 3-9 last season, should be guaranteed wins. After that, there are five teams on the schedule that I believe are better than the Huskers in terms of both talent and coaching: Oklahoma, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa. I’ll be surprised if they get a win in any one of those games.


Bowl eligibility comes down to the four coin-toss games on Nebraska’s schedule: Indiana, Rutgers, Purdue, and Illinois. The Huskers need to win three of those to go bowling. Given the coaching upgrades Scott Frost made this offseason at key positions, I think they’ll be good enough to go 3-1 in those games and finish the year bowl eligible at 6-6.

Chip Minnich (@ChipMinnich)
Yes, Nebraska will make a bowl in 2022, but it will be critical for the Cornhuskers to get off to a good start. The first three games, at a glance, are winnable and should get Nebraska off to a solid beginning for the season. If Nebraska is still not at the magic threshold of six wins before November, it may be too late for Scott Frost.

Funny how narratives go.  Nebraska will probably go 9-3 with a bunch of close wins, get blown out in a bowl, and instead of being the most underrated team, will be the biggest "fraud" team of 2022.  You just have to enjoy the week to week

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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #444 on: May 26, 2022, 10:39:43 PM »
Nebraska football isn't looking at week after week of games starting at noon and earlier like in years past.

The Big Ten Conference released the kickoff times for several weeks with Nebraska in a good position. The Huskers open the season Aug. 27 in Ireland against Northwestern with an 11:30 a.m. CT start. That's 5:30 p.m. in Dublin with the game being televised on FOX.

FOX will also carry the Oklahoma game Sept. 17. That is slated for FOX's prime slot of 11 a.m. with Big Noon Kickoff coming to Lincoln.

The home opener Sept. 3 against North Dakota will kick off at 2:30 p.m.

Nebraska will get its first of a few night games Sept 10. The game against Georgia Southern is slated for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff on FS1.
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #445 on: May 29, 2022, 08:19:47 AM »
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #446 on: May 29, 2022, 08:45:33 AM »
Nebraska Football learned the kickoff times for seven of its 12 regular-season games earlier in the week. One game-time Husker fans were interested to see was the September 17 match-up in Lincoln against the Oklahoma Sooners. Unfortunately, the match-up will occur at 11:00 am on FOX, and to say Nebraska fans were less than pleased would be an understatement. Many of the Husker faithful took to social media in the days following their announcement to announce their disappointment. The general sentiment expressed is that in a match-up between two rivals with the history of these two schools, the game should be in prime time.

https://cornhuskerswire.usatoday.com/lists/nebraska-fans-not-happy-with-the-oklahoma-game-kickoff-time/?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1Zxm14uIqArqdwmfGUj2C4W1fMj5lIQeKByTXqUL0GHYbuqtp4xfcTsSk
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Re: 2022 Nebraska Offseason Thread
« Reply #447 on: May 29, 2022, 10:35:06 PM »
Fox wants to own Noon est. Period.  Its been a pretty good strategy to date.  Fwiw, I think OU v N has been a night game one time in Lincoln, maybe twice in Norman.

 

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