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Friday Flakes: Might Want to Trade In Your Husker Kool-Aid for Some Moonshine

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I don’t know if it is true or a myth but I heard one time that if you drink enough moonshine that you could go blind.

Well Nebraska fans, if Phil Steele is correct then you might want to start chugging that moonshine for the upcoming season because it could be bad.

Does Phil Steele have Nebraska in it’s top 25? Nope.

Top 40? Nope.

Top 50? Nope.

He doesn’t even have Nebraska in his Top 60.

I know this isn’t what you wanted to hear on a Friday as you head into the weekend but if Phil Steele is correct then it could be another rough season.

So put the Kool-Aid away and take a few pulls from the moonshine and temper expectations. My current prediction is a 6-6 season and maybe I should temper those expectations as well.

A Trip to Boston

My wife has a work conference in Boston in September. I might tag along since the hotel and her plane ticket will be “free” at least for us.

I’ve never been there and I’m interesting if anybody has any suggestions for food or things to do. I plan on checking out the freedom trail, the Cheers bar, Fenway Park and hopefully Boston Garden.

It might just be me as my wife will have to work.

I always enjoy stuff off the beaten trail.



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Picking losers in free agency isn’t quite the slam dunk it used to be because it’s become a lot harder to truly “lose” in free agency than it was just a few years ago. First of all, with so few stars changing teams via free agency, we see far fewer situations of a team being left in the lurch because a key player left without compensation.

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What a six-week run.

From the moment quarterback Daniel Kaelin announced his commitment to Nebraska on May 20 and in the 42 days that followed, the Huskers landed 17 pledges in the Class of 2024.

Few schools got more done in June.

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The state of Nebraska continues its run of producing Power Five tight ends.

We hit on that and more in this week’s 3-2-1 column with three things we learned, we ask two questions and make one prediction.

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Christian Jones transferred to Omaha (Neb.) Westside in the spring of his freshman year. Jones helped Westside to a state title last year. He and his teammates know that a bullseye is on their back, and they are working hard to be even better than they were a year ago. The four-star 2025 linebacker had a quiet summer because of their goals for the fall.

Nebraska Football Fall Camp Preview: Running back
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Nebraska’s running-back room is next in the series. The top of the food chain is evident, but who else will emerge from this deep unit?

Sipple: Nebraska fans can only hope Phil Steele is wrong
Things I know, and things I think I know: If you’re a Nebraska football fan, you can only hope Phil Steele is wrong.

You hope he’s wrong about a lot of things.

You hope he’s wrong about his preseason top 60; the Huskers aren’t in it.


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You probably started crawling when you were about nine months old, and walking at a year. You likely got running around a year later, and learned how to jump not long after that. In the months and years that followed, you got the hang of many other physical movements that helped you explore your world, play with friends, and make it through PE class.