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Friday Flakes: What Would Make 2018 A Successful Season At This Point?

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My preseason prediction was 6-6

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As things stand, Nebraska is 0-3 and is a three point underdog at home to a 1-3 Purdue team.

So what would make 2018 a successful season at this point? Is it even possible?

My preseason prediction was that Nebraska would go 6-6. That does not look likely at this point.

However, in regards to whether I think Nebraska could be successful this season continues to change. I’m at the point right now that if we continue to see improvement as the season progresses then I might be able to say that it was successful.

What say you?


I previously had written this morning about a comment I thought Paul Finebaum made on Golic and Wingo. I finally found the audio this morning. I originally read from one of our readers that Finebaum said that Nebraska’s ceiling is 8 wins. So I took issue with that. However, what he actually said was that another coach said that “Nebraska is an eight win program.” Those are two completely different things. So I have decided to delete it and quickly write something different. Thanks for pointing that out.


Husker Links

Hot Reads: LB Barry Is Producing Results as Well as Passion and Effort | Hail Varsity
Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander praised linebacker Mohamed Barry's love of the game this week, but his effort is also producing some of the best results on the team.

Starting Stronger, Starting Faster and Winning Battles Key for Nebraska | Hail Varsity
Offensive coordinator Troy Walters said Wednesday when he met with the media that Nebraska has a goal against Purdue: “play fast, start fast.”

Why is Nebraska terrible? Here are 7 big reasons - SBNation.com
The numbers and film paint a comprehensive picture of problems that will take at least a year to fix.

Nebraska Offensive Line Seeing Progress Despite Rough Go of It | Hail Varsity
Nebraska has had a rough go of it in the trenches over the last couple of weeks including the 56-10 loss to Michigan on Saturday, but offensive line coach Greg Austin said he's seeing progress.

Best practices: Husker players and coaches aim for consistent week of preparation | Football | journalstar.com
Nebraska's said all week that it needs a better, more consistent week of preparation than it got leading up to Saturday's loss to Michigan. A look at the action behind

Huskers put unbeaten streak on the line at Penn State | Sports | fremonttribune.com
The Nebraska soccer team (7-3-2, 3-0-1 Big Ten) closes out the month of September on the road, starting with No. 24 Penn State (6-4-0, 2-1-0).

3rd-Ranked Huskers ready for road matches
The Nebraska volleyball team will play its first 2018 road matches outside of the state's borders for the first time this weekend.

ESPN host: Nebraska football is "a disaster"
This I don’t disagree with.

Non-Husker Links

K-State football: Bill Snyder asserts power in QB switch | The Wichita Eagle
K-State football coach Bill Snyder has wanted to start Alex Delton at quarterback all season, but his assistants favored Skylar Thompson. Snyder is now asserting his power over his advisers to spark a sputtering offense.

How Baker Mayfield, Patrick Mahomes II, and the Eagles Won the NFL’s Scheme War - The Ringer
The football world is now flat. Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley and various other coaches talk about how high school, college, and the pro game all became one.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy threatens press over question
Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy issued a questionable request to the Cowboys press corps on Tuesday, threatening repercussions for the independent press if it didn't comply.

2018 Ryder Cup -- Tiger Woods as a Ryder Cup teammate and how it has changed over the years
Playing against Tiger Woods has always been intimidating. Playing with him at the Ryder Cup hasn't been much easier. Will this time be different?

Kawhi Leonard laugh: Video compilation of Raptors star | SI.com
Well, it hasn’t actually evolved much. He’s always like that.

How NFL teams could trade young QB starters and thrive - Bill Barnwell 2018
What if NFL teams could have a cheap quarterback forever? It's not so crazy. And the Rams with Jared Goff might be the perfect guinea pig.

“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.

I Ran 100 Miles in a Day. Here's What Happened to My Body | RealClearScience
The marathon race has long been considered the ultimate test of human endurance. But the last few decades have seen growing numbers of runners regularly tackling distances exceeding the traditional...


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