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Five Heart Podcast Episode 239: Scott Frost, Rumors, And Our Hope For Football Season

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Todd and I get together for yet another episode of the Five Heart Podcast. We had hoped this week we’d be able to talk about football in fall camp and a game against Illinois that will signify the start of the 2021 college football season in slightly over a week.

But no! We are forced to talk about but leaked news that Nebraska is under NCAA investigation because of some damned simple thing and it sucks. It sucks because it looks like someone’s always trying to torpedo the program. Am I blaming outsiders? Am I blaming traitors? Yes, I am.

That takes up a major portion of the program.

I addressed some personal rumors about Scott Frost that I continue to hear from multiple sources and that truly bothered me. They don’t bother me because I think they’re true, they bother me because people spread this kind of crap apparently because they hate successful people. Or because in this case Scott Frost hasn’t fed their ego well enough so they need to say nasty things about him in hushed whispers at the coffee shop, during their Saturday night bridge parties, after church, or meeting with the guys for Donuts.

We did the same crap to Frank Solich. People made up rumors about him. It started the year he went 7- 7 and people were upset because the football program was losing. There were rampant rumors about Frank sleeping with cheerleaders, which is an all-too-common rumor about college football coaches.

Nebraska fans were all too happy to spread rumors. These are the same people who expect Nebraska football to be a quasi-religion, to have a higher moral ground than our opponents, yet ignore the bible’s teachings that rumor spreading and gossip are evil. Steve Pederson wasn’t the only one who screwed Frank Solich over. History is about to repeat itself and that regard.

Todd and I discussed some fall camp news because Scott Frost was on sports nightly and said interesting things such as the Blackshirts would be given out soon and captains would be chosen.

Last we discuss the possibility that I might have a man bun and change my name to Toshiro Mifune, a guy who’s name I completely botched on the podcast.

Jon has a book out!

On August 21st, 2015, Jon unexpectedly dropped dead of a widowmaker heart attack. He was shocked five times on the way to the hospital with no response. He was shocked two more times in the ER. He was dead for over 20 minutes. A stent was placed, and he was induced into a coma. In January 2016 Jon received a second stent and in June he was diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury.

He wrote a book about death and recovery. The title, “Been Dead, Never Been To Europe” reflects the ironic nature of life, what happens versus what we want to happen. It’s available at Amazon in Kindle and Paperback.

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