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Friday Flakes: Frost Instills Confidence in Team and Fanbase

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As quoted by Derek Peterson of Hail Varsity, when Scott Frost was asked about the possibility of adding a 12th game in December, the Nebraska head coach said the following:

“I don’t want to schedule a game for December because I think we’re going to have a chance to be in the [Big Ten] Championship game,” head coach Scott Frost said Thursday when meeting with the media. “Scheduling a game in December, I don’t want our kids thinking we’re not going to be in the championship game. We need to be in the championship game.”

“We need to be in the championship game.”

What a line.

I don’t know about you but I think Scott Frost actually believes what he says. And he makes me believe him as well.

Do I think we are going to unseat Wisconsin to win our division this year? No. But do I have an increased amount of confidence in the possibility of that happening? Yes.

And I bet the players do as well.

This comes mostly from what we have already seen this coaching staff do in their first game against Colorado. After wiping the “L” from our eyes, you saw a team with mainly the same players look like they would have beat last year’s Nebraska team by 30 points.

The players were flying to the ball on defense. The offensive line was pushing defenders back. And that defensive line. They looked like the best part of this team.

Oh and Adrian Martinez.

After seeing what the coaching staff has done already to improve this team, I am looking forward to seeing what they look like by the end of the year. You never know where they might be.

Coach Frost thinks they could be in Indianapolis on December 1st, and I bet the players think they could be too.

Reminds me of that saying — “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”

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Onto the Flakes....

Husker Links

What’s All That [B]racket Out There? – Back7Skillz
Former Blackshirt Michael Rose-Ivey starts breaking down some of the X and O’s

Erik Chinander Isn't Just Nebraska's Defensive Coordinator, He's a Wizard | Hail Varsity
Erik Chinander is more than Nebraska's defensive coordinator. He's also a wizard that's bringing a lot of magic to the Husker defense.

Nebraska's Offense Has Sauce Again | Hail Varsity
Sauce is good. Nebraska’s offense has it again, and, based on what we saw in Week 1 from a few first-time contributors, this is going to be fun.

Husker freshman Cam Taylor says rise at cornerback aided by his experience at QB | Football |
Cam Taylor seems to understand football at a high level.

Along those lines, the Nebraska true freshman has a sound theory for why he was able to learn the cornerback position with relative ease after starring as a quarterback in high school.

Huskers look for cleaner game against Troy - KTIV
New Nebraska coach Scott Frost will look for his first win, when the Huskers host Troy on Saturday.

Davis' emphatic sack started with hands and feet, just like everything does for Husker D-line | Life in the Red |
Looking at Khalil Davis' second-quarter sack of Colorado quarterback Steven Montez and how it illustrates what defensive line coach Mike Dawson considers the baseline of line play.

Non-Husker Links

We analyzed all of Drew Brees' 7,485 passes with the Saints. Result? A clear picture of greatness | Saints |
​Reggie Bush doesn’t remember the play.

Why some Americans risk playing pro basketball in Iraq
Drawn by the desperate desire to keep their hoop dreams alive, dozens of Americans have taken their talents to one of Earth's most dangerous countries.

Zach Lowe's on NBA Hall of Fame absurdities
The NBA is the most absurd major U.S. sports league. Let's celebrate it.

Welcomed spies: Tales from advance scouts around the NBA – The Athletic
They spend up to 200 nights a year in hotels, often traveling all alone. Meet the toughest job in the NBA — the advance scout.

This is one of my favorite reads in a long while. Super interesting even if you aren’t an NBA fan.


More companies dropping college degree requirement for new hires | Fox Business
No diploma? That won’t stop you from getting a job at some major corporations like Google and IBM.

The college bubble has to burst at some point.


Frost looks pissssssed off

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