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”

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?”

Six Year Review of the Husker Offense

In college, I had a joke with a friend. Everyone in the stadium would clap with a three-yard play on 1st and 10. If the defense gives up just two more three-yard plays it is 4th and 1. The offense is looking at two plays where it can either throw or run. Football in 2020Continue reading “Six Year Review of the Husker Offense”

Big Ten Recruiting 2017-2020

“Stars don’t matter.” This is a common phrase uttered by many around signing day. Guys like JJ Watt and Le’Veon Bell are some of the top examples. I am not one of those people that think this way. While stars aren’t everything, and walk-ons have a long history of making an impact in college football,Continue reading “Big Ten Recruiting 2017-2020”

Husker Recuriting Since 2004

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Just How Special is the Huskers Returning Trio?

There’s no doubt that Adrian Martinez, Maurice Washington, and JD Spielman are an impressive returning core. But just how rare is it to bring back a trio like this? Since 2010, only seven Power 5 teams have had players put up the kinds of numbers that the Huskers trio has while returning the next season.Continue reading “Just How Special is the Huskers Returning Trio?”

To Run or Not to Run: That is the Question on Third Down

From 2015 through 2017, “Run the Ball” guy was vocal around Lincoln. A Husker legend for running the ball returned in 2018 and things are looking up for the ground game moving forward. However, the analytics guys preach the diminishing value of the ground game. The analytics guys also say that passing should be theContinue reading “To Run or Not to Run: That is the Question on Third Down”

An Homage to NCAA Football: Big Ten Pipeline States

Growing up the Fourth of July meant my favorite holiday was less than two weeks away: the release of the next edition of NCAA football. For over ten years of my life, that Tuesday was my favorite day of the year. It usually took me less than 24 hours to lead Nebraska back to aContinue reading “An Homage to NCAA Football: Big Ten Pipeline States”