Days Go By

On September 18, 2021 Nebraska and Oklahoma will meet for the 87th time and honor the 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest college football games ever played. Big 8, Big 12, and national championships would often be decided on the fate of this game for the next forty years. However, hard times have fallenContinue reading “Days Go By”

Run the Ball – With Someone Else

Parker Gabriel wrote a piece about the large share of the rushing output Husker’s QB Adrian Martinez is responsible for. Like Parker says, Adrian has over a quarter of the Huskers carries every season he’s played at Nebraska including eclipsing the 30% threshold during his freshman year while being paired with his most talented runningContinue reading “Run the Ball – With Someone Else”

ACC and SEC Playoff Résumés

I am continuing my exploration into tiered college football resumes looking today at the SEC and ACC. Since I am not familiar with these conferences as I am the Big Ten, I will combine them into one article. I will finish with a combined look at the Big 12 and Pac-12. The SEC and ACCContinue reading “ACC and SEC Playoff Résumés”

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”

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”