It’s almost Gameday! And that means it’s time to preview Saturday’s game. This week at 11am, Nebraska takes on Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL. Hoss will be there. Hooch will also be in Illinois, but that’s because he lives there.
In this episode, we’re joined by InsideNU’sNoah Coffman to offer insight into the Wildcats’ 2-3 season. Clayton Thorsen is back and healthy and has Northwestern playing well coming off their 29-19 win over #20 Michigan State in East Lansing. How do these teams match up and who has the edge?
Noah also helps Hoss on some local eateries.
And Jon Damn Johnston returns to give us an update on the winos and the demon dog in his neighborhood. Plus…is Jon a witch?
(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!
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.