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Scott Frost Day News: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

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Plus, we have illegal sprinkles, wizards, meteorites and the Groom of the Stool

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It was inevitable I guess. This Husker program has been bad for so long that it would have been remarkable if he switch really had been flipped.

The progress was evident to see even if the wins weren’t there. But a step backward was probably more likely that continued improvement. We’ve wondered about the psyche of the Huskers after some of these close, devastating losses. They’ve been resilient and said all the right things, but it had to take a toll, right?

Well, I’m actually more worried after this loss. They didn’t play competitively with a top-ranked team. They weren’t a brain fart or two away from a major upset.

They got outcoached and outplayed (not everywhere) for much of the game. That is going to be harder to put behind them.

Frosted Flakes

Nebraska Ranked No. 1 in Preseason Poll - University of Nebraska
Lincoln – Defending national champion Nebraska will open the season atop the national poll, as the National Ten Pin Coaches Association (NTCA) released its preseason

Volleyball: No. 9 Huskers Win Eighth Straight With Sweep of Illinois - University of Nebraska
The No. 9 Nebraska volleyball team rattled off its eighth straight win Saturday night, sweeping Illinois 3-0 at the Devaney Center.

Clemson’s offense sputtering, Nebraska stuck in neutral: Misery Index
Clemson’s sputtering offense is now just miserable to watch, while Nebraska will need a miracle to avoid a fourth consecutive losing season, Dan Wolken writes.

Here are the final takes and grades following Nebraska’s loss at Minnesota on Saturday.
Earlier this year Nebraska lost three games to top 10 teams in different ways, but their 30-23 loss to Minnesota was different.

Four takeaways from a stunning 30-23 Nebraska football loss to Minnesota | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
There were some who believed that Nebraska had finally turned a corner, despite the team’s sting of close losses to high-ranked opponents. With a looming bye week, the Huskers traveled

Nebraska softball tops South Dakota 5-3 | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
The Nebraska softball team opened up a busy weekend with a 5-3 win over South Dakota on Saturday morning at Bowlin Field.

Frost, Martinez Stand by Fourth-Down Play Calls After Another Narrow Loss - Nebraska Football - Hail Varsity
Down the stretch against Minnesota, a series of miscues kept Nebraska from completing a comeback. With the Huskers down 21-16 entering the last 20 minutes of the game, they turned it over on downs twice and missed a field goal over three consecutive drives.

Mens Golf: Huskers Fire Best First Round in School History - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska men’s golf team fired low numbers in back-to-back rounds, as the Huskers put themselves in position to contend for the tournament title on Monday at

Cross Country: Women Win Team Title, Malebana Crowned Men’s Champion at Bradley Pink Classic - University of Nebraska
Dais Malebana covered the 8K course in 23:41.1 to capture the individual title in the men’s red race while the Husker women were crowned team champions of the red

Husker Rifle Continues Win Streak Against Bulldogs - University of Nebraska
Charleston, S.C.- The fifth-ranked Nebraska Rifle Team remained undefeated on Saturday, as the Huskers topped The Citadel, 4,677-4,544.

Husker Soccer Defeats Badgers On Senior Day - University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska soccer team (5-9-2, 1-5-2 Big Ten) defeated Wisconsin, ranked 24th in this week’s RPI, 1-0 on Senior Day in front of 656 fans at Hibner

Sportin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

SEC releases statement after Tennessee fans pelt Lane Kiffin in Ole Miss win: ‘Unacceptable’ | Sporting News
The SEC issued a statement against fans who pelted the sidelines of Neyland Stadium in the game vs. Tennessee.

Texas A&M fake recruit goes TikTok viral after Alabama upset - Sports Illustrated
Here’s how the 22-year-old, Alex Sunderland, convinced Kyle Field security and players he was a recruit and wound up in the Alabama upset celebration.

How women in Australia’s football community helped Afghan female footballers get out of Kabul - ABC News
Australian football referee Joanna Charaktis just wanted to help her friend escape Afghanistan. What followed was a story of close calls, emotional reunions and a community rallying together to change lives, writes Samantha Lewis.

Purdue-Iowa: Greg Long gives new meaning to ‘hold my beer’ in third quarter - Sports Illustrated
A fan tossed a can of Bud Light onto the field as Purdue overpowered and eventually dismantled No. 2 Iowa.

ALCS: Red Sox’ Martinez, Devers wallop two grand slams in two innings - Sports Illustrated
J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers led Boston to a 8–0 lead after just two innings in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park.

2021-22 NBA Predictions | FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight’s NBA forecast projects the winner of each game and predicts each team’s chances of advancing to the playoffs and winning the NBA finals.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Elk with car tyre stuck around its neck for two years is free at last | Animals | The Guardian
Wildlife officials in Colorado successfully remove obstruction from bull elk at fourth attempt this week

Drone Delivers Transplant Lungs To Toronto Hospital In World First | IFLScience
In a medical first, an aerial drone has quickly and safely transported donor lungs for transplant between two Toronto hospitals. The flight took just six m

Illegal sprinkles force British bakery to shelve popular cookies : NPR
“It is HIGHLY unlikely that we will find any legal sprinkles that we will use as a replacement,” says Rich Myers, owner of the Get Baked bakery in Leeds. “I am extremely passionate about sprinkles.”

More than 90 snakes found under Northern California home - ABC News
Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under people’s homes

Removing the %&*@ from Maine’s vanity plates will take time | Strange AP | yankton.net
Associated Press (AP) — Removing the flipping obscenities from license plates on Maine’s roads and highways isn’t going to happen overnight, even though a law banning such profanities in a

Ten Breathtaking Images From the 2021 Nature Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine
The annual awards tell the story of our planet’s creatures and the threats they face

Metro: almost 60% of trains “out of service” starting Monday | WTOP
Following an investigation into the derailment of a Blue Line train, the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission has ordered Metro to put roughly 60% of its rail fleet “out of service” starting Monday. (Note: Kevin tells me that 7000 series of rail cars are manufactured at the Kawasaki plant in Lincoln).

Another Week - Another Poop Article

These uses of poop for protection are stranger than fiction
Defense by dung doesn't always elicit disgust in predators to repel them

Groom of the Stool: A Crappy Job With Royal Benefits | HowStuffWorks
It may sound degrading to modern ears, but the groom of the stool, the person who helped the British king with his toilet duties, held an extremely prestigious position and was a close confidant of the monarch.

Then There’s This

A meteorite barely missed hitting a Canadian woman who was asleep : NPR
British Columbia resident Ruth Hamilton had a rude awakening earlier this month when a large meteorite plunged from space, through her roof and landed in her bed.

New Zealand council ends contract with wizard after two decades of service | New Zealand | The Guardian
Ian Brackenbury Channell was paid $16,000 a year to provide ‘acts of wizardry’ for the city of Christchurch