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”

Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 8

We finally made it to the start of the real season! In another universe we would be sitting down for Ohio State-Michigan today. Instead we can hope that Nebraska can deliver and equally exciting day of football as what The Game usually delivers. 2015 Wisconsin at Illinois: 2019 Penn State at Iowa: 2017 Minnesota atContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Years – Week 8”

Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Year – Week 7

We finally made it to the last Saturday of the Big Ten offseason. Real, live Big Ten football returns next week but I’ll continue posting the games corresponding to the original Big Ten only schedule from August until the final games were scheduled on November 21st. Five games were scheduled for this week and linksContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last 10 Year – Week 7”

Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 6

When the Big Ten decided to shut down its 2020 fall sports season, my friends and I wanted a way to still have a have a sample of Big Ten football since we couldn’t have the real thing. The idea we had was to “simulate” the 2020 season using historic games. To pick the gameContinue reading “Most Exciting Games of the Last Ten Years – Week 6”