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Browse through multiple blog posts about the University of Nebraska Lincoln athletic program and other college sports organizations.

Big Ten CFP-Era Résumés

In recent memory, Ohio State has dominated the Big Ten. The Buckeyes have won the Big Ten five of the last seven years and four straight times. In my recent piece I wrote about Nebraska coaches’ records over the last 50 years broken down by into tiers based on opponent quality. This week, I wantContinue reading “Big Ten CFP-Era Résumés”

Husker Coaching Résumé

I do not need to tell you that the first three years of Scott Frost’s tenure at Nebraska have been worse than anticipated. Frost would have to win seven of the first six games in 2021 (not a typo) just to tie Mike Riley for wins through 38 games. But not all wins or lossesContinue reading “Husker Coaching Résumé”

Looking for a Turnaround in Year 4

Last week, Dirk Chatelain wrote an article highlighting some of the numbers behind Nebraska’s drought of top 10 finishes. One part of that really caught my eye regarding a coach’s first three years at a school. Dirk’s article inspired me to dig into these numbers a little more myself and get a better understanding ofContinue reading “Looking for a Turnaround in Year 4”

Keeping It Clean: How Well Teams Do on Clean Drives

Perhaps the quickest way to make fans angry are drive killing plays. These are negative plays that make it extremely hard for the offense to recover and get points on a drive. Avoiding these plays allows an offense to keep its entire playbook available on each down. To wrap up the 2020 regular season, IContinue reading “Keeping It Clean: How Well Teams Do on Clean Drives”

Hold Up. What’s Going on with Holding Calls?

I came across a recent stat on @HuskGuys account – Nebraska has drawn zero holding penalties through five games in 2020. As someone who has watched every game this year, I was not surprised when I first saw this stat. As someone who loves data, I wanted to look around the conference to see howContinue reading “Hold Up. What’s Going on with Holding Calls?”

Analyzing the Huskers Halftime Adjustments

Looking at how well the Huskers adjust at halftime

Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 12

If the Big Ten’s original reschedule happened, today would be the final day of the season. Instead were just kicking off the second half of the season today. The final standings of the most exciting games were topped much like the actual divisions may be in 2020 with Ohio State and Wisconsin on top. 2014Continue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 12”

Martinez or McCaffrey: Looking at the Numbers

“Everyone’s favorite player is the backup quarterback.” This old saying has been especially true in Lincoln for about a year now. Luke McCaffrey won the job and won the Huskers first game of the 2020 campaign. Scott Frost called the decision of playing McCaffrey over Martinez one of the hardest decisions he has ever made.Continue reading “Martinez or McCaffrey: Looking at the Numbers”

Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 11

In one universe the 2020 Big Ten schedule would be in its penultimate day of games. Fortunately, we have several weeks of football left instead of today’s short schedule. Today’s matchups feature three games between Big Ten West foes. After this slate of games Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Northwestern all still have a shot at winningContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 11”

Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 10

Another week in the Big Ten and more cancelled games. Unfortunately for fans of Wisconsin and Purdue, they were scheduled to play today during the original conference only schedule so there’s no weekly backup game here. With just 3 weeks left in the “Greatest Games” season the top of the standings don’t change because ofContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 10”

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