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.
Featured Photo: An Integrity statue in front of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Northern Illinois Huskies at Memorial Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images
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.
Hype! Hype! Hype! If media was a professional wrestler, it’d be one half of the Hype Bros.
But dammit, I’m so excited to get home tonight and watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
I saw it opening weekend (the Saturday showing) with my buddy RJ, and then we had a little conversation about it for the podcast. But if you recall at the time, I stated that I dozed slightly in the theater. It’s not the first time it has happened, but it did occur during a movie that I was very eager to see, and got out of the house to do so.
And I waited until after I saw the movie to listen to podcast reviews or read anything about it, so I know I missed some good, integral parts of the story.
But tonight…all that changes.
I can’t tell you the last time I went into a store and bought a physical movie. I started going the digital route, and am enjoying that immensely. It’s weird. When I lived in a smaller town, I could easily zip over to Wal-Mart and get groceries and browse the movie selection. But now, even though I live in a more populated area and there are clearly more shopping options……none of them are on my way home. And they’re all over-crowded.
So digital it is.
Anticipation is a funny thing. If no one told us to be excited for the newest movie, video game, comic book series (or writer/artist duo), or new album, would we care? But in this era of the 24-hour news cycle, where they have to talk about something all the time, you get more information that you ever probably thought you’d want or need.
We’re on the “Road to Wrestlemania” and we have been since the Royal Rumble. Or more accurately, we have been since the Monday after Wrestlemania last year.
We’re in the middle of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and brackets and boards are filled with anticipation. And unless you had that perfect bracket (and you don’t, thank you Rhode Island), or are a fan of the remaining teams vying for the championship, your interest has probably waned somewhat. The caveat there is if you’re just a basketball fan and love this time of year.
Major League Baseball is getting closer to its opening day.
And there’s already buzz generated for movies that are still a year or more away. And much more hype (or anticipation) will be cultivated at Comic Con.
Since I pre-ordered Rogue One, I technically could have watched it last night after 11pm, but knew I wouldn’t stay awake through the entire thing…again. So I erred on the side of caution. So tonight when I go home, I’m going to hug my son, kiss my wife, have a little dinner, put the boy to bed, record an episode of Corn Nation’sFive Heart Podcast, and watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
It’s also why you’re getting this post now – because after I get that recording ready to go, I’m going dark…and hoping to stay awake.
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!
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.
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.
All the plugs deserving of a 3-0 Nebrasketball team in conference play.
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)
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.
As always, the plugs get you where you need to go:
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.
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.
AND NEBRASKETBALL PRACTICE HAS BEGUN…without a particular individual who left the program in late June.