2017 Episode 10: To Hell In A Handbasket

September 19, 2017
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As the entire Husker season gone to hell in a handbasket? A lot of fans feel this way after losing to Northern Illinois. Many think the whole Mike Riley era is a total waste of time.

In this week's Rimington Trophy Husker Doc Talk Podcast, Dr. Rob Zatechka tells us if he thinks Mike Riley will make it through the season as the cries for a firing get louder and louder. As Dr. Rob says, they just aren't very good.

This podcast spends a lot of time talking about traditions, how they are good for a program but when you hold on to them, and they become a teams only identity you better meet expectations. This Nebraska team is not even coming close to expectations.

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2017 Episode 9: Is It Bob Diaco’s Fault?

September 12, 2017
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Is it all Bob Diaco's fault? Of course not but it's easy to point the finger at the Huskers new Defensive Coordinator after the last two weeks.

On this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy Dr. Rob and Travis try and tackle a lot of the major questions, fans have about the first two games. They do this while drinking a new beer from Infusion Brewing Company! Hey, it wouldn't be a podcast with beer now, would it?

While a lot of people are focusing on the defense, Dr. Rob this week spends a lot of time focusing on t Tanner Lee and his mechanics. The doctor's early diagnosis is there are some problems, and these problems should have been fixed a long time ago.

This season is year three of the Mike Riley era, or is it? Sure if you go by the number of seasons but Nebraska if virtually starting over on offense and defense which begs the question, what is this identity of a Mike Riley coached team?

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2017 Episode 8: Is The Defense Really That Bad?

September 5, 2017
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So is the Nebraska defense as bad as everyone thinks it is after giving up a lot of yards and a lot of points to Arkansas State?

In this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka says don't hit the panic button just yet. Yes, Dr. Rob had to raise an eyebrow a couple of times last Saturday. But after further review, he's not ready to jump off the ship. Dr. Rob tells you why in this podcast.

Travis and Dr. Rob at drinking Infusion Brewing Company beer as always. Find out what they are tasting this week, here's a hint, this is like a desert beer!

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Also this week Dr. Rob talks about the performance of Tanner Lee making his first start at Quarterback and the big surprise to begin the season, Runningback Tre Bryant.

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Big road test at Oregon this week. We dive into this game, and much more on the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy. Have comments on this podcast? Leave them in the comments section below.

2017 Episode 7: Is Mike Riley On The Hot Seat?

August 31, 2017
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It's the third season of the Mike Riley era, how big of a season is this for the Husker Head Coach? Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss this in the latest edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presenting by the Rimington Trophy

Also what about Arkansas State? Can this team out of the Sun Belt Conference give the Huskers a run for their money in the first game of the season? 

 

We are drinking beer from Infusion Brewing Company, the official beer provider of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast. Make sure to get your Husker gear at Husker Hounds and buy your tickets at Ticket Express

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2017 Episode 6: The State Of The Walk-on Program

August 24, 2017
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This week Rimington Trophy Husker Doc Talk Podcast did not go as planned. That's a good thing! Some of the best topics come from you, the listener. Each week we ask you to send us questions through Twitter or email. This week we got a great question that started almost a 30-minute conversation.

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So Dr. Rob and Travis are drinking a Red-X IPA from infusion Brewing in this podcast. A listener asks; what is the current state of the Nebraska Walk-on program? We didn't know it at the time, but this started an almost 30-minute conversation about walk-ons. Here's the question we are asking. Are Husker fans holding on too tight to a tradition that looks a lot different than it did 20 or even 30-years ago? Push play to hear our thoughts.

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2017 Episode 5: Who Will Underachieve In 2017?

August 19, 2017
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Dr. Rob Zatechka just might raise some eyebrows in this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy

A big discussion this week is what player Dr. Rob thinks will underachieve this season. If the Dr. is right, well the Nebraska offense might struggle a little or a lot. Now let's be clear, Dr. Rob Hopes that he's wrong!

Dr. Rob also spreads some good news and talks about the one player he thinks will overachieve and be a pleasant surprise this season. Here's a hint, It's an offensive lineman so Rob is showing his bias.

Lots of discussion outside of the predictions as we are now two weeks from the season starting. Make sure to get your tickets at Ticket Express and get decked out in your Husker gear at Husker Hounds.

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2017 Episode 4: injuries and A Preseason Practice Idea

August 12, 2017
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Injuries are part of the game of football, we all know that. Every year during preseason camp it's not a matter of how, but rather who gets hurt and how long is he out for during the season.

The Rimington Trophy presents another season of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast. In episode 4 of 2017, Dr. Rob and Travis discuss the injuries that are affecting the Huskers at this point in fall camp and if they will have big of an effect on the rest of the season. You can find all the injury related news at HuskerMax.com.

Infusion Brewing Company provides a delicious Honey Saison for the hosts drinking pleasure during this podcast. It's on tap at both Infusion Brewing locations.

So the Huskers will be wearing Adidas for the next 11 years. A great deal for the University and the Athletic Department. Dr. Rob and Travis discuss why. Also, don't forget to buy all your official Adidas Husker Gear at the Husker Hounds.

Do you find preseason camp to be a little boring? Repetitive? Travis floats an idea that he thinks would help out both coaches and players. However, Dr. Rob is not buying into the notion, and it goes back to how today's podcast started, with injuries. We would like to know what you think of Travis' idea, leave your comments in the section below.

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The Rimington Trophy has been awarded annually since 2000. Named after former Husker Dave Rimington the award goes to the nation's top Center. For the 2017 watch list and event details check out the Rimington Trophy website for more information.

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2017 Episode 3: First Week Of Practice

August 3, 2017
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So far the first week of practice has been dominated by talk of the defense. The biggest news is the fact that Josh Kalu is going to stay at safety others will fight it out at the corner spot to replace the injured Chris Jones.

On this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis talk about the decision to keep Kalua at Safety and the comments by Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco and how he thinks Kalu could end up being the best safety in the country.

The beer selection for this show is the Legroom Wit from Infusion Brewing Company, now the official beer sponsor of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast.

Our special guest this week David Max the founder of HuskerMax.com. Big things are in store or the Husker fan site, David fills us in on what to expect to make the online fan experience better than it already is.

Do you like the alternative uniforms for this season? A throwback to 1997 and the last National Championship Team. Wow! 20-years already it's hard to believe. The best place to get you Husker gear is Husker Hounds with three locations in the Omaha area and now new online buying experience, check it out today!

And we want to welcome back Ticket Express. One of the original supporters of this podcast, they have big plans to help get the word out about this podcast and much more for Husker and sports fans.

Have a question for Dr. Rob? You can send them to DocTalkSports@gmail.com or you can follow him on Twitter, @doctalksports.  Thoughts about his podcast? Leave them in the comment section below.

Finally, we played the song "Drink" by Aletorm, here's the video, enjoy!

 

2017 Episode 2: Big 10 Media Days

July 26, 2017
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We are getting closer to the start of fall practice. The unofficial launch of the season in our eyes is Big 10 Media Days in Chicago.

In this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis have listened to all the coaches and players and had a few thoughts to share. Of course, they are doing it while drinking beer! This week the grab a couple from the Mexican sample purchased at Sam's Club. The lighter the beer, the faster it goes down for Dr. Rob.

This week we spend a lot of time talking about Mike Riley's comments to the Big 10 Network regarding the changes on defense and the playmakers Nebraska needs to get the ball to in order to have a better season than last year.

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This is the start of our weekly podcast throughout the season. We understand you that you need a Husker fix daily, if not hourly. For the very latest, go online to HuskerMax.com for the latest news.

We talk about former Husker great Dave Rimington in this podcast and the comments he made to the Omaha World Herald about recruiting. Make sure to check out the Rimington Trophy watch list and find out more about the Rimington Trophy Presentation in Lincoln on January 13, 2018.

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