Husk City: NOT a shitposting thread

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  1. OZ2

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    I woke up to Nebraska men’s sports team being in first after more than 1 game of conference play.

    In other news, the Farmer’s almanac says today we experience a second deadly pandemic, an outbreak of tornados, and for Frost to get a lifetime-extension.
     
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    Best college basketball game I’ve ever seen played.
     
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    Not a fan of the on field results or shit decisions with the ball, but Adrian Martinez seems to be a good dude. Was always impressed with the way he handled the benching when Frost went with a running back to start at QB.
     
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  4. BrentTray

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  5. OZ2

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    Tom going to be mad when I bet the under on Jesus rising at 3.5 days and smoked a bowl to celebrate my win.
     
  6. huskerrolly

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    Baseball team getting smoked by Illinois. Down 5-0. Defense and pitching has been very bad this weekend. Obviously would be a bad series loss to an under .500 team.
     
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  7. OZ2

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    down 5-1 when you sent this and now 5-2 after an inside the park homer, but yes, need to score runs.

    It appears our backend pitching isn’t great Bob.
     
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  8. BrentTray

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    Shay Schanaman is poopy at pitching imo
     
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  9. JCort

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    This is such a bizarre article, even for Sipple. Basically has a conversation with himself (Football Gods’ spokesman) how he (and everyone else) just needs to relax and give Frost time. I think he uses the word “dramatic” at least 3-4 times.

    https://journalstar.com/sports/husk...cle_c7022d7e-da81-543b-af61-3334b1db8ba2.html
    Sometimes Nebraska football seems like a lot to digest.

    Scott Frost arrived at NU as the savior. The can't-miss coach. The misery was over. Or so Husker fans thought.

    Frost is 12-20 after three seasons. His quarterback is calling 2021 "a make or break it year." Adrian Martinez, a fourth-year junior, is probably talking about himself in a program-issued video released Saturday. But it feels a bit that way for Frost's program as well.

    This situation isn't what Husker fans imagined in Year Four. Yes, a lot to digest. Maybe it makes sense to seek answers from the football gods, or a spokesman for the football gods. I imagine the spokesman to be a combination of Mike Leach and Bobby Knight. A male with a dry wit. He can be blunt, sometimes a bit inappropriate.

    Let's see what the football gods' spokesman (FGS) thinks.

    Sipple: I like to compare Frost to a pilot of a spiraling airplane. It's going to be immensely intriguing to see if he can pull the plane out of the spiral and set it roaring in the right direction. What do you think of the analogy?

    FGS: I think you're being a bit of a drama queen.

    FGS: To a certain extent, you have to trust Frost. You have to give him room to work. He clearly knew what he was doing at UCF. Nobody goes 13-0 by accident. You also have to trust Erik Chinander. His defenders trust him. Otherwise, all those veterans wouldn't have returned for another season. I mean, there are literally seniors on defense — namely, safeties Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke — who have bachelor's degrees, young kids and are working on their master's degrees. You have a fourth-year starter at quarterback who seems to be operating with ample urgency. But watch the special teams closely. That'll tell you plenty about the program's overall health, and perhaps its future.

    Sipple: Wait a minute. Why do you say that?

    FGS: If you're sizing up any organization's culture, or buy-in, you look immediately toward areas where people don't get much credit for their work. You look to the dirty work. If an organization attacks those tasks enthusiastically and successfully, it indicates strength in culture. It's indicative of a strong program. We're watching that part closely from far above.

    Sipple: You're not helping Nebraska fans' confidence in Frost all that much. Nebraska's been terrible on special teams almost since the moment he arrived on campus.

    FGS: Relax, Mr. Dramatic. He made changes this year. The coaching staff seems to recognize the urgency in getting that part fixed. Let's see what happens.

    Sipple: OK, but this stuff is all sort of confusing to me sometimes. For instance, I read some quotes this week from a high school receiver in Orlando, Florida. He verbally committed to Nebraska in part because he said the coaches told him they wanted him to come to NU "so we could air it out." But what about the narrative of Frost focusing on the power running game? Fans want Markese Stepp to be the real deal. Please tell me Stepp can stay healthy and be a consistent power back.

    FGS: Why do you overanalyze everything? You fixate on minutiae. A lot of you Nebraska media/fans do that. I've noticed that from way up here in the clouds. It's annoying. Calm down. Don't you remember Mario Verduzco telling you that a strength of Frost's offense is the ability to beat defenses via both the ground andair? I remember Mario saying that. Why can't you? C'mon, drama queen.

    Sipple: Wow. Wow. You can't help yourself, can you? Admit it. Frost's offenses here have been largely ineffective. His play-calling is confusing at times. He's seemingly lost his touch. Saying that isn't being overly dramatic. It's being real. And what about this Oklahoma matter? Was Frost/Nebraska ducking the Sooners? What about his "desire to excel, no fear of failure" mantra?

    FGS: Unlike yourself, a head coach must think strategically. He must consider the so-called big picture. You keep mentioning Frost's 12-20 record. You mention it incessantly. In every article. Well, his team needs confidence, and nothing builds confidence like winning. If Frost gave thought to replacing the Oklahoma road game with an easier home game in September, he no doubt was thinking of ways to inject confidence into the team. Three road games out of the first four is a tough draw, especially for a program trying to get some wind under its wings. Think about it this way: Bill Snyder's in the College Football Hall of Fame and his nonconference schedules often were lousy. Nobody says anything about it now.

    Sipple: Why do you make this personal with me? Mr. Dramatic? Really? You're supposed to be a football god, considerate and nonjudgmental.

    FGS: I'm only a spokesman for the gods, not an actual god.

    Sipple: Whatever. I have a theory. When Frost was hired, Nebraska fans were overjoyed. They spoke of giving Frost a long runway. A real long runway. Do you think it's possible Frost and his staff perhaps subconsciously basked in the glow of fans' adulation and didn't always coach with the sense of urgency and attention to detail? Then, the pandemic hit and made last season disjointed and weird. And now, here we are. Many NU fans are demanding discernible progress (read: bowl game at the minimum), or else.

    FGS: That's not a bad theory, especially considering NU assistant coach Sean Beckton's assessment last week of last season's special-teams coaching: “I don’t think as a collective staff we did a great job of assisting and doing our job," he said. The football gods scratched their heads over that one.

    Sipple: Bo Pelini once told me that if Nebraska fired him, the program may never recover. It hasn't really recovered. What should we think about Pelini's comment?

    FGS: Quit being so dramatic. Neverrecover, seriously? Frost's roster is full of his own players now. The walk-on program has had a chance to develop. The Aug. 28 opener against Illinois feels monumental. Can't you just enjoy it? If there's one thing you and everyone else down there in Nebraska should understand by now, it's this: There are no guarantees in sports.You're not entitled to nine wins. No fan base is. No guarantees. That's what makes sports beautiful, compelling and yes, dramatic. You above all should understand that part.
     
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  10. BrentTray

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  11. huskerrolly

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    Big inning there. Offense continues to produce. Pitching needs to step it up now.
     
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  12. BrentTray

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    9-7 husks heading to the 8th. Think we’ll have to score a few more to win this game.
     
  13. BrentTray

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    12-7 husks now. Huge inning with a steal at home, RBI double, and RBI single.
     
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  14. BrentTray

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    Heading to bottom of the 8th now up 12-7
     
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  16. OZ2

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    Weirdly, this offense (not the pitching staff) gives me confidence.

    Even in the losses we are kind of seeing *something* which feels refreshing for Nebraska sports. Let’s hope it continues. I feel like the recruiting side of baseball has been to lock up Nebraska (which is a gold-mine of good players in a sport that can absolutely be coached up) and go from there.

    Bolt seems to be doing that so far. *anti-jinx Nebraska history*
     
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  17. BrentTray

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    Heading to the bottom of the 9th still 12-7 husks
     
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  18. BrentTray

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  19. EdmondDantes

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    husks win 12-7 and win the series

    offense and fielding is definitely going to carry the team this year. we only have 2 top end arms, imo, in Povich and Schwellenbach. the hitting is just night and day from Erstad already. fun team to watch.
     
  20. NCHusker

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    How many sac bunts?
     
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  21. The Hebrew Husker

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    We did a squeeze with the bases loaded Friday, that was pretty sweet.
     
  22. NCHusker

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    Squeeze is the only time I'm happy to see a bunt
     
  23. NCHusker

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    But I also haven't watched a baseball game in like two years so fuck what I think
     
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  24. The Hebrew Husker

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    IMO like anything there’s a time and a place where a bunt can work, but the issue with Erstad was he seemed to be in the old school mindset where certain situations were automatic bunts. Nothing would make me more mad than having a 3-4-5 hitter bunt. Especially on those teams that were so bad at hitting no one could follow it up with the RBI base hit anyways.
     
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  25. huskerrolly

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    well then you’d be upset with what Bolt had our best hitter try and do in the 8th, which resulted in 3 awful bunt attempts and a strikeout. Luckily Matthew’s stole home right after.


    Pry the first wtf moment from Bolt. Otherwise he’s doing a good job so far. Pitching has a ways to go tho.
     
  26. The Hebrew Husker

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    Trying to bunt with 2 strikes after the first two attempts were bad is suspect for sure IMO. If a good hitter bunts I dont hate it, some situations it can be an alright call. What I hated about the Erstad thought process was that it was like he couldnt stray away from his philosophy, and it was almost like a one size fits all mindset when it comes to bunting.
     
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  27. Houndster

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    Just scheduled mine and the Tessa's vaccine for Thursday (@ gosh darn Walmart). Gonna be fully vaxxed for the spring game
     
  28. BrentTray

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    We are same
     
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  29. BrentTray

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  30. DirtBall

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    What happened to volleyball? Seems like they haven’t played for weeks.
     
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  31. IAHusk

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    PSU didn’t want this smoke and canceled the last conference series of the season.

     
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    Those bastards
     
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  33. BrentTray

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  34. Tommy Jefferson

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    He’s probably a good player but he needs a better video editor. Why would someone choose a clip of him taking one dribble and getting fouled to be the opening of a recruiting video?
     
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  35. EdmondDantes

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    it's been a minute since we've had an Oleg in the program!
     
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    First Muhammad then Abdullah! Now Oleg!

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  37. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    Looks like he brings size and
     
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    Wow I bet Sallis feels like an IDIOT!

    when’s the last time nebrasketball blew an undefeated season in the last game?
     
  40. Nelson

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    Alvarez retiring

    Dude worked at Apple and took the patents over to a knockoff Chinese factory and duplicated it out

    fuck him
     
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    Congrats Tom!
     
  42. Nelson

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    We got him!
     
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  43. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    at the SCOTTLESSSSS FROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

    at the scottless Frost

    drub gbr

     
  44. Randy Dangus

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    I appreciate your dedication
     
  45. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    Tony Martin era the GOAT Black Sabbath era don't @ me
     
  46. Randy Dangus

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    I wouldn’t dare
     
  47. BrentTray

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    We’re back baby

     
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