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Frosted Flakes: Hoping For Good Things, Scott Frost Timeline, and Remembering A Good Friend

Maybe this team just needs some good things to happening at the beginning of the Purdue game...

Nebraska v Michigan Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

It seems this Nebraska team comes apart when anything bad happens. We were down 14-0 to Colorado, 17-0 to Troy, and I don’t even want to bring up Michigan.

You could maybe expect the penalties Nebraska has committed based on Frost’s teams past performance. UCF was 117th in penalties last season, but they were a good enough team to overcome them. Nebraska is 124th so far this season in that category.

The killer is the turnovers. Nebraska is 126th in turnover margin, leading only Tulsa, Rutgers (ugh), Connecticut and Utah. Perhaps beating Purdue is just a matter of taking care of the ball and not getting down by double digits at the start of the game. Perhaps our beloved Huskers just need some good things to happen.


Timeline

It’s clear that the “Scott Frost Greatness” timeline is going to be quite longer than we originally expected. I rather thought we were all pretty rosy about our projections for this season. I didn’t think we’d be 0-3, but it never occurred to me that our first game would be canceled and our backup quarterback would transfer. I put us at 6-6, and now it looks like 4-8 would be an upgrade.

There’s too much to overcome. New coaches, new scheme, new quarterbacks. Third defensive coordinator in three years - I’m not telling you anything you don’t know.

Does it really matter if it takes Scott Frost five years to win the Big Ten West? Or to win a Big Ten championship?

There’s always the chance that we lose the sell out streak if enough people lose interest. I don’t see that happening, but again, nobody saw the worst start since 1945.

It seems to me we’re in for the long haul here. If Scott Frost can’t bring us back to winning, I don’t think anyone can. It’s not like I’m going to stop being a Nebraska football fan, it’s rather woven into my DNA at this point.

At least we can all go to rehab together. On a group rate. I’ve said this during previous seasons, but it doesn’t seem as appropriate as now.

Brian Towle

One year ago we lost our good friend Brian Towle. You can go back and look through the archives and what you’ll find is a man who was not only an avid Husker fan but passionate and loving and sometimes overly ambitious in his writing. I wish he were still here to see the beginning of the Scott Frost era and would’ve gone through the off-season with us. I would’ve loved to hear what had to say about the excitement of Frost coming to Nebraska, and the disappointment of him starting 0 – 3. I know that there would’ve been plenty of ranting.

Whenever I think of Brian I wonder why I’m still here and he isn’t. He had young kids, a wife. The question of “why” is not something I’ll ever get an answer to, at least in this lifetime.

The best thing that we can do is move forward with the knowledge that life is fleeting, the time is precious and once it’s gone and never comes back. We can use this knowledge to better love those around us, forgive those who don’t and keep moving forward in our lives.

By moving forward I mean to keep learning, keep growing as a person, to try new things even though we may not like them, and to have new adventures. It’s really easy to sit at home and watch our screen as a window to the world, but it’s nothing like being out there in real life.

Get moving.


News

Huskers Ranked Seventh in Preseason Poll - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska rifle team sits in seventh on the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Preseason Poll.

College football 2018: Computer picks win totals for each team - SBNation.com

Nebraska’s three most winnable remaining games: vs. Illinois (76 percent win probability), vs. Minnesota (50 percent), vs. Purdue (38 percent)

According to this, there is a 52% of our beloved Nebraska team winning only two games. Kind of just slightly not where we thought we’d be this season.

The best early bets for Week 5 of college football - SBNation.com
Purdue -3 at Nebraska: Purdue seems to have hit its stride. Nebraska looks like a mess.

Purdue at Nebraska Preview - Hammer and Rails
Purdue faces a critical road game against a wounded Nebraska team.

Wisconsin football: Jonathan Taylor, Jake Ferguson impressing - Bucky's 5th Quarter
A look at those Badgers who have made a mark early on.

Week 4 Big Ten Football Power Poll: Investment Vehicles - Off Tackle Empire
Because football and fiscal responsibility go hand-in-hand.

The film and your eyes don’t lie. Michigan’s defense dominated Nebraska - Maize n Brew
On Nebraska’s first drive, Adrian Martinez tossed a 32-yard jump ball off a scramble to Stanley Morgan to enter Michigan territory.

The Cornhuskers wouldn’t return to Michigan’s side of the field until the third quarter. Also, Martinez went 6-for-14 for -10 yard passing the rest of the way. Until the final drive, the Wolverine defense had only allowed 52 total yards.

Michigan’s offensive line takes major step against Nebraska front seven - Maize n Brew
Let’s not move the goalposts on Michigan’s performance last Saturday. Nebraska was the No. 20 rush defense entering Ann Arbor. Michigan pulverized them.

For an Ohio State win, the offensive line has to keep Penn State’s Shareef Miller at bay - Land-Grant Holy Land
This season, Miller is the Nittany Lions’ leader in sacks.

How the FBI’s college basketball investigation impacted every school involved - SBNation.com
Twelve months after an FBI investigation rocked college basketball, the six programs directly implicated all appear to be thriving.

Kelly Bryant transfer news: Clemson, QB come to grips with reality | SI.com
So I empathize with quarterback Kelly Bryant. He toiled behind Deshaun Watson at Clemson for two years. He won the starting job as a junior. He went 12–2 in his first season as the starter. He did everything that was asked of him by his coaches and by his teammates.

Then someone better showed up.

Then There’s This

Apple Watch heart monitor -- what journalists overlooked
Most news stories didn't answer a fundamental question: What was the evidence Apple submitted to to receive clearance for the Apple Watch heart monitor?

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a seal slap this dude in the face with an octopus - SBNation.com
This is so amazing.