Last week Nebraska sent out the the mandatory winter conditioning hype video. Here it is again.
February 7, 2020
Yes, we all know now that Nebraska will be in next year’s national championship game against Alabama after watching that video.
If one wasn’t enough, then Nebraska dropped another one yesterday.
February 13, 2020
See they are all competing! That’s what matters!
And if that isn’t even enough then here’s a tweet from ESPN’s Bill Connelly. His full article can be found here.
Top 10 projected offenses in 2020, per SP+:— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) February 13, 2020
1 Bama (46.1)
2 OU (44.9)
3 Ohio St (44.2)
4 Clemson (43.4)
5 LSU (41.9)
6 Minn (40.8)
7 Texas (40.3)
8 UNC (39.7)
9 USC (39.6)
10 Nebraska! (39.2)
Devonta Smith's gonna have like 2500 receiving yards, and I'm here for it.
That’s right folks. That terrible offense from last year is now projected to be a top 10 offense in 2020.
For what it may be worth, while everybody else was talking up Nebraska prior to last it it was Bill Connelly that was doing the exact opposite. He is right more than he is wrong.
AND if that’s not even enough, Josh Helmholdt of Rivals put out his Best of the Best: Top WR Classes in the 2020 Cycle and guess which team came in third in the entire country...that’s right. Good ole Nebraska.
From that article:
Scott Frost and his staff were willing to turn over every stone to improve their wide receiver room, and that approach was very successful in 2020 to deliver the country’s third best group at the position.
The headliner is local standout
Zavier Betts, the No. 12 ranked wide receiver in the class. The Cornhuskers signed two more wide receivers ranked at the position group in four-star Marcus Fleming (No. 49) and three-star Will Nixon (No. 99). However, Nebraska also landed the top-ranked JUCO wide receiver in four-star Omar Manning, and also got high three-star Alante Brown out of the prep school ranks. It is an impressive five-man class headed to Lincoln.
So here is some kool-aid, but try not to drink it.
Sports! Shorts! Quarts! Forts! Sports!
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Bolt names rotation, talks bullpen roles
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Senior Gareth Stroh will start Friday night against Baylor, followed by sophomore Colby Gomes on Saturday and sophomore Cade Povich on Sunday in the series finale.
Christopherson: The Husker redshirts have entered the chat
They approach their spot on the stage now with no burn marks present on their shirts.
Granted, it wasn't easy to keep some from being charred. Scott Frost acknowledged that in mid-November. Heck, with the advantage of hindsight, there were a couple shirts he probably would have burned to a crisp if he had it to do over again, but ...
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Nebraska had lost four straight and seven of its last nine games. Penn State had one win in 13 tries in Big Ten play. Something was going to break one way or the other. Husker coach Amy Williams said she felt her team’s confidence, or lack thereof, wasn’t an issue of late, just that they weren’t getting over the hump for a litany of reasons.
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The Astros Organization Should Be Suspended Forever
Jim Crane: “Our opinion is this didn’t impact the game. We had a good team. We won the World Series and we’ll leave it at that.”— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) February 13, 2020
One minute and twenty-five seconds combined from Bregman and Altuve. No questions. Absolutely awful.pic.twitter.com/cKlOIVQTld— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) February 13, 2020
"Our opinion is that this didn't impact the game." - Jim Crane— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 13, 2020
"I didn't say it didn't impact the game." - Jim Crane 55 seconds later pic.twitter.com/MnpPeeTUPL
Debate: Let Me Know Where You Stand
This video has the internet legitimately divided .— Marina Marraco (@MarinaMarraco) February 12, 2020
Dude is in the last seat on the plane. Seat doesn’t recline.
Hers does. And she reclines.
He’s upset, and is punching her seat incessantly— so she records.
Who is right?!
Who is wrong?!
See you at 7p on #FOX5LION@fox5dc pic.twitter.com/jjjTLLwvEc
I told my wife that I think that guy is a hero. She definitely disagreed.
I don’t think anybody should put their seat back. Do they have the right to do so? Ya probably, but that doesn’t mean that they should. If somebody puts their seat back in front of me, I still won’t put my seat back because I feel like I am invading somebody else’s space.
In the slack chatroom I was told that people like me are assholes. So be it.
If the person in front of me puts their seat back I start making assumptions about them. They are probably the person that hits their dog, pees on toilet seats in public restrooms and roots for Iowa.
I am expecting many of you to disagree with me. Heck, my wife would be right along with you.
The Best Things I Saw On The Internet This Week
What a moment ♥️— espnW (@espnW) February 6, 2020
Lindsay Davis, a senior at Mountain Brook High School with Down syndrome, got into the game and scored 12 points.
(via @KyleParmley) pic.twitter.com/mO8vERsQTf
THIS is kind the energy we’re focusing on in 2020. pic.twitter.com/OhE8IrxEHj— Zac Mabry (@ZacMabry) February 7, 2020