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Friday Flakes: Scott Frost Obviously Didn’t Get the Memo

Did the memo get lost in the mail?

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It’s called the Big Red Blitz.

To me it looks like...

Amy Williams got the memo.
Fred Hoiberg got the memo.
Mark Manning got the memo.
Rhonda Revelle got the memo.

Scott Frost’s proverbial memo must have gotten lost in the mail.

Hey Scott. It was the Big “RED” Blitz! Not the Big “Ugly Grey” Blitz!

There was a lot of red meat at the Big Red Blitz, which visited Norfolk, Fremont and SAC Air and Space Museum in Ashland, which is 10 minutes from my house.

This is one of those quotes making the round by Scott Frost, as quoted in Hail Varsity’s article which has quotes from all five of the coaches that were there.

This quote is about toughness and this quote was probably as red as could be in regards to red meat:

“We’re teaching our kids every day,” Frost said. “I’d say if there’s an emphasis this year, I want to be a tougher team. I want to be a more physical team, a tougher team. Our attitudes have really changed in the locker room. I feel great about where our kids are from a mentality standpoint. You guys all remember Nebraska—it was nasty, when people got on the field with you they were going to lose the next week too because we beat the piss out of you.

“I want to get a little of that nasty back and, to give everybody out here a compliment, I want our team to represent the people of Nebraska. The people of this community and the others that we’ve been in have been through a lot this year. There’s a lot of persevereness and toughness and character that exists in Nebraska people. Our football team needs to resemble that and mirror that. I think we’re bigger and stronger to the point that we can be a little more physical, a little tougher, and I want to see that come out of our team this year.”

Sounds fantastic.

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Whew! Where to begin?

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Yes, this was in response to the article I wrote on Wednesday.

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