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Five Heart Podcast Episode 57: Patrick Gerhart on Nebrasketball

Six in a row. Keep that in mind. There are some men’s basketball teams that don’t win three games in a row. So Nebrasketball’s loss Sunday at Illinois isn’t the end of the world.

But damn…I live in Illinois. Do you know how many Illini fans are going to greet me by rubbing this win in my face?

None. Because no one cares about Illinois basketball. Illinois basketball is and has been irrelevant for several years.

Wait…that makes it worse.

IT’S NOT THAT BAD! Two regular season games and then the Big Ten Tournament.

This episode, I’m talking with Corn Nation’s Patrick Gerhart about how the Huskers have been playing the last few weeks and what the post-season could look like.

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Five Heart Podcast: Putting a Bow on National Signing Day

Well folks, another National Signing Day has come and gone. I know you stayed up to date on all of Wednesday’s happenings with the terrific coverage on CornNation.com. In this week’s episode, a three-way dance (a triple-threat match, if you will) has Hooch and Hoss joined by Corn Nation’s Recruiting Correspondent Rick “Ugly Dog” (his words, not mine) Cone to talk about the young men who decided to wear the N.

From the guys who signed scholarship offers to the largest walk-on class in recent memory, this coaching staff did something really incredible, and they deserve all of the accolades they receive.

You know who else deserves our appreciation? Joe Bauserman. Remember his outing in Nebraska those years back?

Yeah…that got brought up again. Thank you, Stanley Jean-Baptiste.

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Five Heart Podcast Episode 55: Husker Women’s Hoops with Jill Heemstra

This is a conversation a little too long in the making. Corn Nation’s Jill Heemstra joins Greg to talk about the Nebraska Women’s Basketball team.

The two cover the transition from Connie Yori to Amy Williams, the departure of Nebraska’s own Jessica Shepard and how it was not only the right move for the young lady, but how it also may have been the best outcome for the Huskers.

How does this squad look heading into the final month of the regular season (16-6 as of this recording, before the Illinois game)? And how did whispers of a post-season appearance in the WNIT transform into talk of a Women’s National Tournament berth? (Spoiler: May have had something to do with three consecutive wins over ranked teams.)

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Five Heart Podcast Episode 54: Heart and Beating Iowa

When we publish a new episode on a Monday, you know that the train has essentially jumped the tracks. How and why we ended up recording at about 11:00 on a Sunday night definitely is mentioned. But what wasn’t mentioned was the fact that we should really try to plan better.

BUT TODDLERS DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR PLANS!

Moving on…a new Husker commit sent out an interesting tweet in response to “keyboard tough guys” (my word, not that of Cam Jones, a new commit at Safety who, according to Hoss, could transition to linebacker if necessary). He’s a big body, physical playmaker. But less about that and more about the tweet…copied and pasted here.

It hearkens back to why Brian and I named this show the Five Heart Podcast in the first place. “Stars” and ratings don’t tell the whole store.

Moving on…

It was a successful weekend for Husker Basketball, as the men and women both took care of #EvilIowa. And the Husker Wrestling team celebrated Senior Day with a win on Sunday at the Devany Center.

But we all know why you’re really here…to hear how Hoss would book a Wrestlemania Main Event if he could. But you have to stick around to the end for that gem.

Have a great week, everyone. GBR! WTDO!

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Five Heart Podcast Episode 53: How to Date in 20-1-8

Hoss and Hooch are back in an all-new episode. Now don’t let the name fool you. The guys are talking a myriad of topics this week, including the cold winter weather’s effects on every day life like work and gym habits. Fellas, what length shorts do you like to wear to the gym? Did you know what one of the guys on this show is a short-shorts type of guy? And what role did short shorts play in Nebraska basketball’s twenty-point win over #23 Michigan?

The guys also question why baseball coaches still wear uniforms like they’re about to take the field to play and wonder if/when the manager’s attire will evolve.

And not to bury the lede, but since one of the guys is single, we do discuss dating in modern times. Things used to be so much simpler.

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Five Heart Podcast Episode 52: Hooch and Hoss Sit in a Diner

At least that’s what it feels like. Two not-so-old guys sitting in their booth drinking coffee, talking about the weather and then current happenings with our favorite team.

That is probably a conversation that happens all across the Great Cornhusker State on a weekly basis with farmers and ranchers, bankers and hobos alike. But we have microphones, so they can suck it!

In this week’s episode, we talk a little bit about UCF’s Peach Bowl win over Auburn, and now that makes them the best team in the country, since Auburn beat Alabama and Georgia (transitive property, y’all). Scott Frost is bringing his entire undefeated staff to Lincoln. We talk about some of that coaching staff, like the recent addition of Barrett Ruud.

And there’s a mention of another “Rude,” Ravishing Rick, and the time he wore tights with a woman’s (Jake ‘the Snake’ Roberts’ wife) face on them. INSTANT HEAT!

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And the weekly wrestling report that didn’t involve ring ropes, but rather, names like Taylor Venz.

In other words…I need a flannel shirt, a Carhart coat, and a John Deere hat and “my booth” at the diner.

I can’t wait to retire!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 51: Nebrasketball with David McGee

It’s a new year, yes it is!

(These are the jokes…you can laugh or you can sit there.)

Don’t look now, but the Nebraska Men’s Basketball team is faring pretty nicely in the 2017-18 season. *knocks on wood*

After a one-point loss to freakin’ Kansas, the boys have started a little winning streak, up to and including the 70-55 win at Northwestern this past week. In this episode, Greg visits with Corn Nation’s David McGee. He’s not on the masthead…but neither am I. Anyway, aside from being one of our best photographers, David is also a huge Nebrasketball fan, and has contributed plenty of hoops pieces over the years.

So we talk about the win over NW, the overall look of the team this season, and what lies ahead.

And as a bonus, we spend a few minutes at the end making fun of Iowa. So there’s something for everyone!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 50: Tanner Lee, O-Line, and NFL Playoffs

Well, Husker fans got some news Thursday that may or may not have been expected.

Of course, that’s no longer news to you. But it did mean fodder for the conversation on this week’s episode of the Five Heart Podcast. What are Tanner’s chances of being drafted, and where does that leave the Huskers’ depth chart with Patrick O’Brien and Tristan Gebbia in Lincoln and now Adrian Martinez headed to the Great Cornhusker State.

Also, what can former Husker player and new Offensive Line Coach Greg Austin do to rebuild the much-maligned offensive line, and how will he utilize the players at his disposal to put the best group together?

There’s also some NFL talk as the League approaches the playoffs. And Greg goes on an anti-Patriots diatribe that should make most fans happy (assuming you aren’t a Patriots fan…but how can you be a Patriots fan and also have a soul?).

And at the end, just before signing off…HUSKER WRESTLING MAKES AN APPEARANCE! Is it worth it to stick around for that blurb? Maybe not. But hey…it’s wrestling.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 49: Talking Championships and Recruiting

In this week’s episode, not only is Greg back, but he has two great guests lined up.

First, we’ll sit down once again with Ty Peteranetz, the Corn Nation Volleyball Guru. The guys talk about Nebraska’s dynamic run through the final four on its way to claiming a national title last Saturday night in Kansas City.

Part of the discussion is about the young ladies who made up this championship team. Women like Briana Holman, who graduated from UNL earlier in the day and won a championship that night. Women like Kelly Hunter, who received post-season accolades. Women like Mikaela Foecke, who was seemingly unstoppable throughout the tournament.

Then we switch things up and Corn Nation’s newest contributor, Rick Cone joins the show in his debut appearance. We talk all things recruiting with the first ever early signing period for college football this week. Who is N? And what do they bring to Lincoln?

Another solid show for your weekend enjoyment. Merry Christmas from everyone at Jittery Monkey and the Five Heart Podcast.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 48: Hoss and Ty Talk VB Final Four and Scott Frost

For the first time in Five Heart Podcast history, Greg is not on the podcast, at least in a verbal form. Due to “technical difficulties,” Greg is only on the show as a producer, feeder of information, and fact-checker.

In other words, this will be the best episode yet!

It’s Hoss and Ty, and the guys are talking about the Husker women’s volleyball team trip to Kansas City and the Final Four that begins tonight. What makes this team special, and how does Ty see the final three matches of the college volleyball season going?

Then the two talk about the HUsker football program, Scott Frost, and his coaching staff. There’s also been a recent uptick in recruiting as Frost and his coaches have been hitting the trail hard to make the most out of their short time before the early signing period.

And to put a bow on this episode, and to tie in with a pop culture global phenomenon, Hoss and Ty pair up the Big Ten footballs programs and coaches with what they believe to be their Star Wars universe counterparts. It’s a great way to finish the episode, and the guys have a lot of fun with it in advance of the film hitting theaters this weekend.

Enjoy the show, share with your friends, and May the Frost Be with You.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 47: Nebrasketball, Fatherhood, Feeling Frosty

This week, Hoss is busy with finals. So Greg has brought in another name from Corn Nation, Patrick Gerhart.

Patrick specializes in #Nebrasketball, so we talk about Tim Miles’ tenure, off-season attrition and addition of personnel, and this week’s win against Number-14 Minnesota. The guys talk about Pinnacle Bank Arena and what some athletes may see in the program that would bring them to Lincoln.

Since both Greg and Patrick have children under two, and since Ty just became a dad for the first time this week, the guys share some of their experiences, fond memories, and helpful hints.

Lastly, there’s a new head coach. In one of those moments that you’ll never forget where you were, Greg was on his friend’s roof hanging Christmas lights. But the Sunday of the introductory press conference, all eyes were glued.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 46: Times are Changing

Well, there was a football game on Black Friday and it didn’t go well. By that I mean it didn’t go well for anyone in the Great Cornhusker State.

“The best part of Iowa is I-80 West.” – Hoss

The bigger news happened the next day when Athletic Director Bill Moos announced changes to the coaching staff, relieving Mike Riley (and most of the assistants from their duties.

So when the new coach is hired this weekend, we will certainly have more to discuss.

Don’t forget – my wife is running in the Hot Chocolate 5k/15k (I don’t know which one she is running). And she’s raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Can you help her achieve her modest goal?

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 45: An Extra Helping of Podcast

How long are you in the car? This episode gets you over the river, through the woods, to grandma’s and back.

So we start with some post-game thoughts from Saturday’s debacle in Happy Valley, as the Husker football team got down big early, scratched and clawed, only to lose 56-44. Hoss and I discuss coaching scenarios and “rumor and innuendo.”

The coach talk carries over into the second half of the podcast, as I get Ty’s take on the whole fiasco. Plus, naturally, we talk about the Husker women’s volleyball team, and how they are cruising along and finish the regular season Saturday against Iowa.

It’s #EvilIowa week, so get all your hatred to the surface and unleash it in the comments.

And it’s Thanksgiving, which you knew. So we also talk about food.

And finally – my wife is running in the Hot Chocolate 5k/15k (I don’t know which one she is running). And she’s raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Can you help her achieve her modest goal?

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 44: Where Do We Go from Here?

I’m going to let Good Ol JR call that one…

Ohio State loss was expected, maybe not to the extent it ended up. But Minnesota? MINNE-FREAKIN’-SOTA???

So this is what it has come to. Nebraska is not good at football in 2017. The signs were there. All the way back to the close win against Arkansas State in Week One. We know change is coming. We know it won’t happen during the season. We don’t know who will be taking over in 2018.

What we do know is that we sure as hell better beat Iowa. But hell, even that match-up depresses me.

I want to stress a few things again:

A. Don’t tweet at the players. Don’t do it. Tweet at me. Tweet at Hoss. Tweet at the Big Red Cobcast folks. And share that info with the angry people on twitter. I like to think that the people who take the time to listen to this show aren’t the same people who tweet at players. Don’t do it.

2. This is the hard lesson for many of us, but remember that there is more to life than college football. We at Corn Nation know that more than anybody.

D (to make you smile). We live on the most boring street in the United States of America where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.

We’ll all stick together…in all kinds of weather.

GO BIG RED and WTDG!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 43: Reuter’s March to UCF

When I hear or see “scorched earth,” I immediately think of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s “March to the Sea” in the Civil War. But after the overtime loss to Northwestern, it was time for Hoss Reuter to go scorched earth.

The only problem is that after six days, even that was tempered a bit. While Hoss believes the end of the Mike Riley era is nigh, his scorched earth approach was quite mild. I’m no historian, but if Sherman would have marched to Savannah like Hoss railed on the coaching staff, the North may have been turned away in Macon.

That being said, we believe a change is in the air. And after talking about the loss to the Wildcats, we discuss the “rumor and innuendo” that surrounds the Husker football program. And what can be done to get the best in-state athletes to play for Big Red, so that the Noah Fant’s of the world rip apart Ohio State while wearing the Scarlet and Cream?

Also we hit up the Facebook page and talk about the Tunnel Walk and playing for pride, if nothing else.

And stick around to the end to find out how to win a FREE box of food from Hello Fresh! Lots going on this week and we do appreciate you listening and sharing the show with the Husker fans in your life.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast: All the O-Line Talk

It started with a simply question about the injuries to center Michael Decker and right guard Tanner Farmer. But that led into a 30-minute discussion about the offensive line.

There is only one reason this conversation could have happened. And his name is Hoss Reuter! But we had a great talk about Nebraska’s offensive line philosophy now as well as what it used to be. What approach is working in the conference and what could Nebraska do to improve that aspect of the game?

And then we talk a bit about Tanner Lee’s masterpiece of a fourth quarter at Purdue, leading the good guys to two touchdowns and a one-point win. I believe Hoss called Lee a “virtuoso.”

And Northwestern is in town for a game this week, so hopefully we have more positive to talk about than negative next week.

Just remember GBR and WTDG!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 41: Visits from Coug Center & Hammer and Rails

But fear not, Hoss is also here to drop in some of his acquired wisdom.

This three-segment episode may be our longest yet, measuring in at about 90 minutes.

In the first portion, Greg visits with Jeff Nusser from Coug Center to get some more information on the new Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos. Get the cliff notes version in written form here from Coug Center’s Brian Floyd.

Then Greg is joined by Hammer and Rails’ Travis Miller as a preview to this weekend’s game in West Lafayette. The Huskers are an underdog at Purdue. Does Miller think the home team can pull it off? (Spoiler Redacted) Plus, how are things going under Jeff Brohm’s first year at the helm?

And in the finale, Hoss is here to get us ready for Saturday night. But you won’t find him on social media during the game. And if Greg isn’t done helping to move his friend in his new house, you won’t find him on social media either.

And at the end, 1980’s WRESTLING COMPARISONS TO 2017 BIG TEN FOOTBALL!

Complete with the most awesome spinebuster in the business.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 40: Bye Week Banter

7-5? 5-7? 3-9?

Which is best for the Huskers? Which is worst? And where do we fall in those categories? In this week’s episode, Greg and Hoss talk briefly about the game last week, particularly what Hoss saw from inside Memorial Stadium.

And what does the future have in store for Nebraska Football? What does new Athletic Director Bill Moos mean to Mike Riley’s time with the Huskers? And what is reasonable for the remainder of the season?

And we get anecdotal about fires, first responders (we’re big fans, by the way), and enduring Christmas with Iowa fans.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 39: Husker Football and Volleyball

Well, we had certainly hoped that things would have gone better for the Huskers in the last week, but we are faced with a reality that there is still work to be done (shocking, I know).

I’m thrilled to bring you a split show this week as I have two guests, two great contributors from Corn Nation, Hoss Reuter and Ty Peteranetz. The first half of the show, I’m talking Hoss all things football as we get to the meat and bones of the 38-17 loss to the Ditch Weasels last Saturday night. And we get talking about this Saturday’s night game against Ohio State, and Hoss’ “weird feeling” (don’t look at me, I told him not to over-indulge on Chipotle).

Then in the back half of the show, Ty joins me to talk about Husker women’s volleyball, and how they were steamrolling opponents until they went on the road to…you guessed it…Wisconsin. So that’s fun. 0-2 in the week to damn Wisconsin. And we talk about the evolution of the knee pads, because I was genuinely curious.

We also, and this is important, do not endorse or condone drunken spelunking. It will make sense when you listen to the show. I’m pretty sure.

And as always, WTDG!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 38: Beat the Ditch Weasels

It’s a new episode as Hoss Reuter sits across the table (a couple states away) to talk some Nebraska football.

On this episode:

  • The road win at Illinois, and Greg’s super good time.
  • Looking ahead to the Wisconsin Ditch Weasels.
  • Hoss and several other members of the Corn Nation family getting together this week.
  • Chili and cinnamon rolls and why it’s are WRONG (and why it should remind you of Wisconsin running all over Nebraska in 2014)!

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  • What’s Hoss’s favorite “unsung hero” offensive scheme?

It’s a big weekend in Lincoln with a look at the past (the 1997 National Championship team being honored) and a glimpse into the possible future with some big-name recruits in attendance.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 37: The Broken Heart Podcast

Corn Nation was rocked this week with the news of the passing of one of our own as my “good friend, fellow Husker fan, and longtime broadcast buddy” Brian Towle passed away unexpectedly overnight.

To say we were not prepared for that is an absolute understatement. Brian not only did so much writing for Corn Nation, but was a key figure in the behind-the-scenes operations as well.

In the newest episode of the show, I am joined with Corn Nation’s head honcho Jon Johnston as we talk about Brian’s joining Corn Nation years ago, bringing me in, and all that he did for not just the site, but the community around it, his fellow contributors and all of the people he interacted with online.

I also have a few special compilation pieces in honor of my dear friend. Rest in peace, Brian.

There is a GoFundMe for funeral expenses and such for Brian. Every little bit helps, and Husker Nation has already risen to the occasion in great capacity, but there is still a bit that needs to be done. If you can help, please do.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 36: Huskers Lose to NIU and Drop Eichorst

Well, it has been a busy week. Not much good news emanating from One Memorial Drive. After Nebraska’s shocking loss to Northern Illinois, we were able to put a “former” in front of “Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.”

So…it’s been a busy week.

In this episode, Greg is joined by Hoss Reuter as the two discuss the early-season woes of the Big Red. The loss to the Huskies hurt, and there is significant offensive line talk. We talk about what else went wrong last week and where the program may be headed.

Make sure you stay in-the-know with all of Hoss’ “Decoding…” posts on Corn Nation. The guy is ridiculously smart and calculating.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast: Huskers Take 1-0 Record to Oregon

The Huskers are undefeated…after one game. And it was closer than we’d like. Brian and Greg saw some things we liked in last week’s game. Like the kick return for a touchdown, the improved play from the quarterback position, the myriad of Nebraska receivers, and a young man by the name of Tre Bryant.

We saw some things we didn’t like. For example…the muffed punt returned for a touchdown, and…the defense that bent but didn’t break when it counted the most.

And then there’s the trip to the West Coast where an estimated 25,000-30,000 Husker fans are preparing to descend upon Eugene’s Autzen Stadium, where the Huskers will take on the Oregon Ducks.

It’s not nuts – it’s Quackers!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast: Welcome Back

Hello again! It’s been far too long since Brian and I got together to talk some Husker athletics. But hey, it’s the day before the first football game of 2017, so this is as good a time as ever to get the proverbial band back together and present you with…INFORMATION YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNEW BUT ARE LISTENING TO AGAIN ANYWAY IN VERBAL FORM BECAUSE YOU CAN’T GET ENOUGH HUSKER CONTENT!

Not much peripheral chat this time, as we just try to get today’s episode recorded in a timely manner. But while we were recording, Ohio State took a commanding lead against Indiana and went on to win big.

Greg has a new job, which also hinders his ability to stay up late to record, which is another reason why we haven’t done this in three months.

And now here are those dadgum captains we mentioned but failed to go into detail about.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast: Baseball Champs, Waffle House, and the Alamo

There’s reason to celebrate today. The Nebraska Cornhusker baseball team is Big Ten regular season champions. That’s a thing. It happened. First time since 2005. And it was

Here’s a little video of the boys celebrating.

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP FEELING!!!

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So we talk about that, Penn State’s live stream of the games this weekend (which was 100-times better than the Big Ten Network’s coverage), and the upcoming Big Ten Tournament (Huskers play Wednesday at 4pm Central – AND WE TOLD YOU WHAT TIME THE GAME IS!!!).

Waffle House, Mount Rushmore, and the Alamo are all brought up, as well as a quick football recruiting note.

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Featured image: Nebraska sophomore Jesse Wilkening confirms that he’s safe as sophomore Angelo Altavilla (7) and senior Alex Raburn (14) signal with the home plate umpire in this file photo from the Minnesota series last month. Credit Jon Johnston – Corn Nation

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 32: Spring Recap and Bowling Psychology

This week’s episode has a little rundown on the Red/White Game from a couple weeks ago. What did we see, what didn’t we see? Did it all meet expectations?

Plenty of bowling talk, like match psychology. Does the bowler take into account their opponent, or do they bowl with proverbial blinders on?

And Texas is a massive state that you should never feel obligated to drive across. Speaking of bowling (and speaking of driving across Texas), Brian outran a tornado! Seriously. He tells the story in this week’s episode.

Also, if you were one of the first 400 Ohio State students going to Friday night’s baseball game against Nebraska, you were treated (??) to a Brutus Buckeye “dab” hat.

Old Man Greg says it’s time to retire the dab.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 31: Husker Spring Game and More

After a week off, Brian and Greg are back with an episode that’s full of Husker topics.

We talk about NCAA Women’s Bowling National Championships and the Huskers competing down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

We talk a little about Nebraseball and their Friday night loss in ten innings to Iowa (#EvilIowa).

Friday saw Nebraska get a verbal commitment from a top-5 cornerback from Calabasas.

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What do the guys want to see from the Red/White Game, and what sort of impact will 70,000+ Nebraska faithful have on the scores of players in Lincoln for the game?

More recruiting notes and philosophies as the rules have changed, allowing early official visits and an early signing day!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 30: Baseball, Basketball, and Ballpark Food

To quote Thin Lizzy, “the boys are back in town.” That being said, Greg and Brian are here with a brand new episode. The show kicks off with talk of Nebraska baseball’s Big Ten opening win over Indiana.

Meanwhile, Nebraska basketball suffered two losses this week, as the men’s team saw the departure of sophomore big man Ed Morrow Jr. The women’s basketball team lost Jessica Shepard to transfer as well.

Women’s basketball talk brings up the dominance of UCONN, and if it’s bad for the sport.

We go back to Bloomington’s baseball field(turf) and talk about the playing surface in a few other ballparks.

And of course, there’s food talk, like this ungodly monstrosity in Arlington now.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 29: Cookies, Bacon, and Baseball

The great debate ensues this week – what’s better? Homemade cookies or cookies from the bakery?

Also, bacon is just fine in brownies (and pants aren’t necessary, Salt).

Nebraska football, basketball, and baseball are all *close* – close to being those teams that the fans want them to be. The baseball team just beat Cal Poly on Saturday in a double header. Spring practice is set to resume this week, and the upcoming Red/White Game in a couple weeks could bring with it twenty or so four- and five-star recruits to Lincoln.

But what would put Darin Erstad on the hot seat, or possibly get him out of Lincoln (which we hope doesn’t happen), and who’s on the short list of names to replace him, should that come to pass. Plus, who’s standing out this Spring on the gridiron?

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 28: Horne, Hoops, and Huskers

It’s a brand new Five Heart Podcast and the boys are back talking all-things Nebraska.

There have been a couple departures from the Nebraska men’s basketball team as Jeriah Horne allegedly sought his release, while Nick Fuller will play as a graduate transfer elsewhere next year.

Also, the Nebraska baseball team put together a nice home win over Charleston Friday. Plus, former Huskers had their Pro Day this week, another former Husker signed with the evil empire, and Spring Practices are ongoing.

Also, Greg gets in trouble for not having a Yahoo! email address and therefore not participating in the Corn Nation Bracket Challenge.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 27: No One Likes Going to Washington DC

Episode 27 is here and Greg and Brian are talking about the first (and only) Snack Cracker Tournament of Champions. But that can’t be the only tournament discussed. So the guys talk about the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Washington DC. What has gone right for the conference? What hasn’t? And what’s the big picture?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Look for it in 2018, and a week earlier.

Despite the late season slump and the overtime loss to Penn State in the first round of the tournament, Tim Miles is expected to be back next year, as Husker fans learned just moments after the final buzzer sounded Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Nebraska Baseball is off to a slow start, but there may be a reason behind that, as we learned that Nebraska has the nation’s toughest schedule so far.

And the Husker wrestling team is preparing to send its athletes to St. Louis for the NCAA National Tournament.

Plus…Captain D’s and hospitality room food.

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Featured Photo: Mar 8, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Glynn Watson Jr. (5) reacts in the final seconds of overtime against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Verizon Center. The Nittany Lions won 76-67 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke/USA Today

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 26

Well, this was one hell of a podcast.

Fresh off the heels of the Nebraska Men’s Basketball team’s third straight disappointing loss, this time at the hands of tournament-bound Minnesota, the guys talk largely about the team’s shortcomings, and how it can’t be blamed on one person, player or coach. It comes down to this: It Tim Miles’ head IS on the chopping block, what can spare his termination?

And for the record, we are both big Tim Miles fans. And as Greg has said numerous times, he wants Miles at the helm when Nebraska gets that first tournament win. And Brian has said that whoever that coach is to achieve the feat gets a statue outside of the PBA.

But we end the show on a positive note, commending the Nebraska wrestlers who were top-ten pre-seeds to the Big Ten Tournament, including All American Eric Montoya, a 2-seed at 133 pounds.

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Featured image: Eric Montoya is No. 2 at 133 pounds in the Big Ten pre-seeds.
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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 25

Nebrasketball dominates the conversation in the 25th episode of the Five Heart Podcast. This is a show where we talk about a nice win over Ohio State, the second of two good wins after a 1-point overtime loss to Wisconsin.

Tim Miles…man…the article put out this past Monday seemed to generate as much heat as it was meant to put out the flames. It’s unfair to throw Miles under the bus. Yet some fans are willing to do that. So we talk about Tim Miles and Nebraska Men’s Basketball, recruiting, and the best players to don the Scarlet and Cream in the Tim Miles era.

Also, no way is Illinois a bubble team.

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Featured Image: Feb 23, 2017; East Lansing, MI, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Tim Miles looks on during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter/USA Today

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 24

Greg and Brian return with a bunch of topics, and in their traditional way, branch out on topics like walk-on football, Nebrasketball, the first day of the Nebraska Baseball season, Danny Woodhead, and more.

Nana Atenken is mentioned as is the “basketball culture” in Illinois. It brings to light that Nebraska doesn’t have that basketball culture, but that it does have a wrestling culture. So Greg brings up the lack of wrestling coverage on Corn Nation (and may have inadvertently volunteered himself for the job).

Better name: DiCaprio Bootles or Mojo Hagge?

And in the “See Also” category, we mention a couple of championship-caliber Jordans…Michael Jordan and Jordan Burroughs. Plus, famous television series finales.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 23

Well, after taking a week off so the Bri-Guy could recover after National Signing Day, the Five Heart Podcast is back!

On the docket this week is a recap of Brian’s signing day schedule, also known as “NO SLEEP TIL LINCOLN!” Actually, that would be a really good recruiting motto for the future.

Open scholarships after signing day mean a lot of things…dedicated walk-ons earn a scholly, or you look outside the program and see which graduate transfers you can lure to Nebraska.

The 2017 NFL Draft is approaching, and we have a list of Huskers that may or may not be chosen on Draft Weekend. There’s some dissension in the ranks, so if you agree disagree, or think we left someone out, be sure to leave a comment!

Finally…Nebrasketball. Damn it all.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 22

All right ladies and gentlemen, this is it…we’re mere days away from (drumroll please) NATIONAL SIGNING DAY!!!

Is this the last time we’re talking about recruits this cycle? Well that seems unlikely. Next week we’ll have the recap of Wednesday. Heck, Brian even gives you a peek behind the curtain to inform you that next week’s show will be a day late so he can catch up on some sleep.

Who’s N? Who’s on the feNce? There’s a lot of national buzz around this recruiting class – and we’re all as anxious as anyone for Wednesday.

And Greg takes something innocuous and makes it really inappropriate and laughs..and it brings the show to a screeching halt.

In other words…it’s just another episode of the Five Heart Podcast!

And now – all the links that have signed their financial aid agreements and are ready to step foot on campus!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 21

Episode 21…recorded the night of (another?) disappointing Nebrasketball loss.

Damn.

It seems the most frustrating part of this is that this is a Nebraska men’s basketball team that is competing very well with these other schools, but they just can’t close it out. And it sucks.

But that’s not all we’re discussing in the episode that, if weeks were years in the podcast realm, would be old enough to drink. We also talk about the once-again busy recruiting season, the final push before National Signing Day (Wednesday, February 1…Brian will be busy all day).

Also, some tomfoolery afoot about sleep number beds and wives who steal covers (it’s okay – they aren’t listening anyway). Also, fried chicken wrapped up (or sometimes the wrapping) of some of your favorite Mexican foods (Mexican in name only…and that is also suspect.

What the devil are we talking about? I guess you will want to check out the show for all the delicious details.

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Featured Photo: Jan 18, 2017; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Michael Jacobson (12) shoots over Ohio State Buckeyes center Trevor Thompson (32) in the second half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Ohio State won 67-66. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 20

This week’s episode touches on the recent changes made to the football team’s coaching staff (yes, with an announcement pending at some point Saturday). Does the dismissal of two of Mike Riley’s longtime assistants mean that the “Nicest Guy in College Football” is feeling a sense of urgency?

What does the new defensive coordinator bring to Lincoln? Does it mean Nebraska could see a 3-4 defensive scheme for the first time in over twenty years?

Well, I don’t know!

Plenty of recruiting talk as we are just weeks from National Signing Day: Coaches are out on the road and kids are scheduling trips to the Heartland. Let’s see what the final push will bring.

A little frivolity in the episode as well, as the guys discuss a couple late-1990s movies. And Greg’s dog tries to intervene and take over the show (hence the featured image). So there’s that.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 19

The Nebraska Men’s Basketball Team is 3-0 to open conference play. That hasn’t happened since the Big 8 days in 1975-76. I wasn’t even alive then. Think about THAT!

In Episode 19, we talk about this unexpected and unbelievable beginning to the conference slate for Nebrasketball. We also talk about the sad ending to the Nebraska football season in the Music City Bowl. They can’t all be winners. Washington knows that (and I hope Alabama learns the lesson). But Nebraska’s loss to Tennessee had some bright moments.

Also there is some recruitnik talk, as the Huskers received a commitment during Thursday’s Husker basketball win. And this weekend could prove to be a big one on a national stage this weekend.

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Featured Image: Jan 5, 2017; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Ed Morrow Jr. (30) and guard Glynn Watson Jr. (5) fight for the loose ball against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Cordell Pemsl (35) in the first overtime at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska won 93-90. (Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 18

After last week’s well-received Very Special Christmas Special, this week’s episode sees the return of Brian after a successful trip back to Lincoln. We talk about menu items for Christmas and New Years (whose toes Brian would lick to avoid eating black eyed peas).

Greg fired a few quick hypothetical situations at Brian. His responses are the things of legend.

And hey, there’s a bowl game today. Nebraska and Tennessee from Nashville, TN and the Music City Bowl (that reminds me…I need to set the DVR).

Also, there’s a lengthy discussion about what we ate over the Christmas weekend.

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Featured Image: Senior QB Ryker Fyfe runs in the open field during Nebraska’s 28-7 win over Maryland on Nov. 19. Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 17

It’s a completely different format for our First Annual Very Special Christmas Special. Also – there’s no Brian, as he’s with family, leaving Greg all by himself.

BUT GREG HAD AN IDEA!

“Let’s share the load.” And so – the Christmas Wish for Nebraska Athletics was born.

Emails were sent, text messages too. And even a message to a former Husker for his Chronicled contribution (that’s right…I initiated that)!

So we rounded up the willing participants, and they recorded their Christmas Wishes that they’d like to see come true for the betterment of Nebraska Athletics (no mention of turning down the speakers at Memorial Stadium).

It’s an episode without Brian, and we’re all a little poorer for it. But we will push on, because it’s what he would want us to do.

Merry Christmas! And GO BIG RED!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 16

Brian and Greg are back in an all-new, informative AND entertaining podcast.

In this episode, they guys are joined by Corn Nation’s volleyball expert Ty Peteranetz, who’s stuck in Springfield, Illinois for the evening. Ty is on his way home from Columbus, Ohio where he witnessed Nebraska volleyball lose to Texas in the semifinal. But as the guys stress, he got some Tim Horton’s…so it all worked out.

Ty breaks down what occurred in the match as well as who Nebraska will look to lose to graduation and who will be back next year.

The guys also touched on the info that was given late this week that the 2016 Music City Bowl would not include Jordan Westerkamp.

So to prove you can’t have a Husker podcast without talking football, this trio spends some time talking about Huskers as they head to the bowl game, the off-season, the combine, AND future Huskers yet to arrive.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 15

It’s Episode 15 of the Five Heart Podcast and Brian and Greg start off by spending a few minutes talking about the amazing come-from-behind win for the Nebraska women’s volleyball team. We dubbed it Nebraska’s most impressive comeback ever.

We also discuss bowl season, and a very central location that could be utilized for a bowl game (if we needed a 43rd bowl game). We talk about the Music City Bowl featuring the once-overrated Tennessee Volunteers and the once-overrated Nebraska Cornhuskers. That will be fun. Stay tuned for that one on Friday, December 30.

We tried getting out of there without mentioning the loss to Creighton, but sadly were unable to do so…so consider it mentioned.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 14

You know what sucks? Losing to Iowa. I mean…it is the drizzling shits. And you know what? We can’t do anything about it now. We passive observers couldn’t do anything about it last week when it happened.

IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 10: Running back LeShun Daniels #29 of the Iowa Hawkeyes runs up the field in front of linebacker Dedrick Young #5 and safety Aaron Williams #24 of the Nebraska Huskers during the second quarter, on November 25, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images
IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 10: Running back LeShun Daniels #29 of the Iowa Hawkeyes runs up the field in front of linebacker Dedrick Young #5 and safety Aaron Williams #24 of the Nebraska Huskers during the second quarter, on November 25, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images

In this episode, Greg and Brian discuss recruiting classes past, present, and future. Who has lived up to the hype, who has not.

And speaking of recruiting, the Husker coaching staff is all over the country taking advantage of the off weekend by doing some coast-to-coast recruiting!

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There’s also brief conversation at the end that is PURELY SPECULATIVE about where the Huskers may end up in the bowl game scenario.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 13

First and foremost – HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!

The Huskers football team improved to 9-2 after a win over the Maryland Terrapins. But devastation strikes the Husker women’s volleyball team as they endure a five-set loss to #2 Minnesota.

Plus, we talk about #EvilIowa and their failures in recruiting. YES, WE TALK RECRUITING THAT ISN’T EVEN NEBRASKA!

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While you’re enjoying the drive home from family, let Brian and Greg keep you company and help you unwind. But if you’re one of those crazy people standing in line for something cheap – we appreciate helping you pass the time, but it makes yuo no less crazy.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 12

Brian fights through illness and injury and joins Greg once again for a brand new episode. The Huskers are 8-2 after knocking off Minnesota at Memorial Stadium.

There’s a lot less recruiting talk in this episode, but the guys branch out and talk about more than just the Husker football team. That’s right, the top-ranked volleyball team gets a few minutes at the beginning of the show. This episode was recorded Wednesday evening, a short time after Nebraska defeated #15 Penn State at the Devaney Center.

Also in the episode, Greg reveals his super powers of premonition, centered around this text conversation from Saturday night:

Greg's text conversation with his friend Josh. You'll have to ignore (or at least forgive) the poor use of grammar.
Greg’s text conversation with his friend Josh. You’ll have to ignore (or at least forgive) the poor use of grammar.

And we all know how that ended:

Kieron Williams intercepts the deflected pass (off of Aaron Williams). Credit: David McGee - Corn Nation
Kieron Williams intercepts the deflected pass (off of Aaron Williams). Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation

A LOT LESS RAGE from Brian in this episode – so that’s a plus.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 11

That did NOT go how we anticipated or hoped. 62-3.

Hell, the guys dislike that outcome so much that they barely discuss the Ohio State game at all.

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Tommy Armstrong leads the Huskers onto the field against Oregon. It remains to be seen whether or not Armstrong will be in Action Saturday against Minnesota. Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation

Instead, Brian and Greg talk about depth at several positions, but mostly the quarterback position. And speaking of quarterbacks (past, present, and future), the guys delve into legacies of players and what it means to be great.

And Brian doesn’t HATE the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy, it’s just not the trophy he craves the most.

As a side note, Greg recently ordered a couple shirts for my son from Amazon. The name of the store is CornBorn. He bought two 12M shirts, but one was this design that you might enjoy:

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 10

Well, losing sucks. It does. And while you’d like to be able to say that a certain third-down play in overtime was the end-all, be-all reason for the Huskers’ first loss of the season, it’s not.

In Episode 10 of the Five Heart Podcast, Brian and Greg talk about missed opportunities. But what’s more important to realize are the opportunities that still lie ahead for our beloved Big Red.

Bednarik Award Finalist Nate Gerry had two fourth-quarter interceptions Saturday against Wisconsin, but the Huskers only came away with three points. (Credit: David McGee - Corn Nation)
Bednarik Award Finalist Nate Gerry had two fourth-quarter interceptions Saturday against Wisconsin, but the Huskers only came away with three points. (Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation)

Now a “mad” Nebraska team heads to the Horseshoe to face Ohio State. Can the Huskers string together four solid quarters to overcome the odds (two-touchdown underdogs) and shock the nation?

Well, to paraphrase some champions elsewhere…

“AWWWWWWWW HUSKER NATION! DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 5-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPS, AND FEEEEEEL THE

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 9

Brian and Greg are back ahead of Nebraska’s trip to Madison this weekend to face the Wisconsin Badgers.

Can the Huskers invade Camp Randall and get a win? Why does the same media that puts Nebraska int he top ten bitch and moan about Nebraska being in the top ten?

"Rallying the Troops," the Huskers prepare to take the field last Saturday against Purdue. Credit: David McGee - Corn Nation
“Rallying the Troops,” the Huskers prepare to take the field last Saturday against Purdue. Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation

Despite their flaws, this team just keeps winning. The guys talk about the upcoming opponent and what the ‘Skers can expect.

The dynamic duo (that’s probably copyrighted) branches off and has a lot of other discussion, and a corn-related pro wrestler gets mentioned from the Twitter feed.

Go Big Red!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 8

Well, the Nebraska Cornhuskers survived their first trip to Bloomington in Big Ten play, topping the Indiana Hoosiers 27-22 and ruining Homecoming.

The Huskers jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, but were held scoreless until the 4th frame, where they continued to outscore the opposition, this time 10-7.

What stood out in the Week 7 game? Brian and Greg share their thoughts on the game and Number 8 Nebraska’s 6-0 start (bowl eligibility, no doubt about it)!

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Make no mistake…this team is perfect in record only. What needs to improve? Well, getting healthy would help. Big games loom in the near future, but Brian warns not to look past Purdue. 2015 ring a bell anyone?

Enjoy the show, and remember you can get it on iTunes, as well as on Stitcher (that’s new as of this week).

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 7

Brian and Greg keep it short and sweet today in the Five Heart Podcast, Episode 7.

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Greg is fighting a cough, so forgive him. But, it’s been a long bye week and the boys talk Indiana vs. Nebraska. Why are people worried about this game? We discuss that, as well as Nebraska’s Fourth Quarter ways. Plus, a quick glimpse in the whole advanced stats vs. box scores and whether you should trust one, the other, both, or neither!

AND WE DIDN’T EVEN MENTION THE CANDY STRIPE UNIFORMS FOR THE HOOSIERS!!!

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 6

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-0 and debate rages as to whether or not they’re the worst undefeated team. But we have faith that they are right where they need to be.

The Huskers got to be 5-0 after their 31-16 win over Illinois last Saturday. Sure it was a long dry spell without a score, but that second half was a thing of beauty.

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Stanley Morgan Jr. reaches the ball forward as his knee hits the ground, extending the play and the drive, which gave the Huskers the lead for good. (Photo Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation)

With a bye week this week, the Huskers have a few players out who need the time off to get healthy. Here’s hoping Tanner Farmer, Alonzo Moore, and a couple others are ready for Indiana, as all indications are that Cethan Carter and Jordan Westerkamp will be out.

Terrell Newby races to the endzone in the fourth quarter against Illinois. (Photo Credit: David McGee - Corn Nation)
Terrell Newby races to the endzone in the fourth quarter against Illinois. (Photo Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation)

AND NEBRASKETBALL PRACTICE HAS BEGUN…without a particular individual who left the program in late June.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 5

Greg and Brian are back talking recruiting, recruiting, a little about the road win over Northwestern, recruiting, and I think Illinois is mentioned once or twice.

Seriously…

Recruits gather for a group picture during the Oregon game. Photo Credit: David McGee - Corn Nation
Recruits gather for a group picture during the Oregon game. Photo Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation

A simple question of “which recruits are visiting Nebraska this week” (paraphrased) turned into a 35-minute breakdown that included commits planning on joining the Huskers in 2017, athletes on the schedule for visits down the road, and yes, who will be in Lincoln for the Homecoming Game.

Other high points of the show were discussing the following:

  • Tommy Armstrong (Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week)
  • A difference of opinion on the four defensive linemen who departed during the off-season
  • Nebraska vs Illinois in the return of a year ago
  • Greg is interrupted by his dogs, including when his one dog “attacks” him. It’s all saved for posterity.
  • And Brian sings!

This show is brought to you by A&W Root Beer and the Raising Cane’s Chicken, because that’s what Brian was eating and Greg had himself a root beer float.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 4

Senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong leads the team onto the field before Saturday's game against Oregon. (Photo Credit: David McGee - Corn Nation)
Senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong leads the team onto the field before Saturday’s game against Oregon. (Photo Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation)

THREE AND OH, BABY!

The Nebraska Cornhuskers remain undefeated after a 35-32 win over the previously-ranked Oregon Ducks.

STRIKE UP THE BAND!

Two words…Tommy Armstrong. That kid (he probably qualifies as an adult by now) battled through cramps and dehydration to will the Huskers to victory. It certainly wasn’t the Tommy Armstrong Show, as he had plenty of help from a Terrell Newby and Devine Ozigbo, his reliable receiving corps, and an offensive line that has grown leaps and bounds.

The defense played great against the team speed of Oregon, and this guy had a couple solid plays, one that really contributed to his growing legend.

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, etc etc." (Photo by David McGee - Corn Nation)
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, etc etc.” (Photo by David McGee – Corn Nation)

Listen in as Brian and Greg talk about the Oregon game, look forward to the game at the Wildcat Jungle in Evanston, and and touch on a few other topics in the newest Five Heart Podcast, available on iTunes.

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*Featured Image – The Husker defense celebrates after making the stop that preserves the win for the home team. Photo Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation

Five Heart Podcast Episode 3

In Episode 3 of the Five Heart Podcast, Greg and Brian talk about the Wyoming game and all the goodies that went on, like:

  • Tommy Armstrong setting a new record for touchdowns thrown in a career
  • Jordan Westerkamp being on the receiving end of the record-breaking pass
Credit David McGee - Corn Nation*
Credit David McGee – Corn Nation
  • Nate Gerry penalized for handing a football back to a quarterback
  • Devine Ozigbo continuing his hot start to the season
  • Ryker Fyfe with a nice TD pass
  • A defense that kicked it into high gear as a Wyoming QB self-destructed

Also, there’s a great discussion at the outset about Ski Soda and Cracker Barrel.

Predictions for Saturday’s game against the Oregon Ducks.

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*Featured Photo – A University of Nebraska Marching Band Member having a good time during halftime of Saturday’s 52-17 win over the Pokes. Credit David McGee – Corn Nation*

Five Heart Podcast Episode 2

We are back! The censors did not take Brian or myself off the air, so we decided to come back for another round.

Brian and I talk about what we saw in the Fresno game, as well as some recruiting thoughts I coaxed out of the jolly old man himself, as well as the touching tribute to Sam Foltz.

I talked about #runtheballguy and I think, just think, that Brian got a little terse about it. Finally, we discuss the upcoming Wyoming tilt tomorrow and talk about the visit from the Oregon Ducks next week. 

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*Featured Photo – The Huskers and their fans remembered and honored punter Sam Foltz last Saturday night in Lincoln. Credit David McGee – Corn Nation*

Five Heart Podcast Episode 1 – Welcome Back

Photo Credit: David McGee - Corn Nation
Photo Credit: David McGee – Corn Nation

We all know the importance of being a 3-, 4-, or 5-star recruit. But it’s the 5-heart recruits that make us feel that something special.

Greg and Brian put the band back together in an all-new podcast.

In the debut episode, the guys talk about recent happenings in Husker football (dating all the way back to 2014), the game that Minnesota tried to give away, and a look ahead to the new season.

FOOTBALL IS BACK!

Enjoy the show.