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Scott Frost Day News: Maple Syrup Reserves, Whiskey Tariffs, and Husker Women’s Basketball Remains Undefeated

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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The last few years, this holiday has been synonymous with the end of the Husker football season. Several of those years have reeked of incompetence - a team that wasn’t motivated, prepared or excited to play.

There was incompetence this season without a doubt (hello special teams). But we saw a team that grew from the first game showing, where I wasn’t sure Scott Frost would be allowed to keep his job into the second half, into a group that never gave up and found ways to overcome mistakes. There was definite growth. There is also a long way to go and a great deal of uncertainty over whether the current chosen path (keeping Frost) will get the Huskers back to competing for division and conference titles.

I’ve decided not to worry about it. Either Frost will grow as a leader and coach and make good hires for his staff - or he won’t. We may be in for a surprising and fun 2022 football season. Or we may be in for more of this “can’t figure out how to win” nonsense.

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Besides, have you noticed the women’s basketball team is 7-0?!? There is a good chance their unbeaten streak changes this week when they take on a hot Wake Forest team. This is a fairly young Husker team that is trying to identify roles for everyone and find their chemistry before they head into a rugged Big Ten. You have the dependable veterans like Haiby and Bourne who have proven they can come up big in clutch situations. You also have a veteran transfer in Jaz Shelley who has taken this team by storm. Whatever the team needs done, Shelley does it with aplomb. You also have an injection of attitude from freshman like Alexis Markowski and Allison Weidner. Those two refuse to give up on any play and have a will of steel when it comes to finishing. They also have enough savvy to not allow that determination to turn into stupid mistakes (fouls or avoidable turnovers) most of the time.

There are more who deserve a mention, but this is already getting long.

Mostly, I’m tired of being by myself most of the time on the WBB game threads. (Thanks to those of you that pop in from time to time and keep me company!) Come on, give this team a listen!

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Frosted Flakes

The volleyball team is the #10 national seed! Check out Beth’s thoughts on the brackets.

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”Just can’t win.”

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Sportin’ News Outside the 402/308

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College football coaches poll: Michigan surges after Ohio State win
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Lincoln Riley bails on Oklahoma, SEC realignment for USC - Sports Illustrated
The former Sooners coach leaves Norman just before Oklahoma joins the meat grinder of the SEC.

David Cutcliffe, Duke part ways after 14 years - Sports Illustrated
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Indiana football fires offensive coordinator Nick Sheridan; coach Tom Allen takes pay cut as part of move
Indiana has fired offensive coordinator Nick Sheridan, and coach Tom Allen has accepted a pay cut to help facilitate the move.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

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Another Week - Another Poop Article

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Then There’s This

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