2017 Episode 4: injuries and A Preseason Practice Idea

August 12, 2017

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.

Tickets for all Husker games, home and away can be found at Ticket Express. The best ticket in town is for the August 19th fight at Pinnacle Bank Arena for the Terrance "Bud" Crawford match against Julius Indongo for the World Junior Welterweight Championship. Ticket Express has ringside and lower bowl seats available.

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2017 Episode 3: First Week Of Practice

August 3, 2017

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

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.

Follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @DocTalkSports, and if you have any questions you want to ask Dr. Rob send them to DocTalkSports@gmail.com. Also, feel free to leave your comments about this podcast in the section right below.

Talk to you next week!


2017 Episode 1: Drink Beer. Talk Football. Fight Cancer

July 1, 2017

It's not like we need a good excuse to get together to drink beer and talk football but we thought now would be a good time since we haven't had a podcast since the bowl game!

A lot has happened with the Huskers since then, firings, hirings, signing day and more. Over the next hour, or close to it we try and cover it all.

During this podcast, we are drinking beer from Infusion Brewing out of Omaha. We invite you to join us at the Infusion Brewing Company Tap Room at 6271 S. 118th Street in Omaha on July 13. It's Boo Brew 4! A fundraiser hosted by Scare Away Cancer. It's our kind of event; drink beer, fight cancer! For more information visit the Scare Away Cancer website, you will see all the great work they do!

2017 is going to be a fun season, and It's great to Have the Rimington Trophy on board again as the title sponsor. Husker Hounds, with three locations in Omaha is a supporting sponsor and HuskerMax is our distribution sponsor. We can't thank them enough. If you know anyone else who would like to be part of this podcast.

There is swearing in this Podcast so be prepared for that. Feel free to leave your comments below and follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @DocTalkSports.

Our promise, we won't make you wait so long for the next podcast, enjoy!

2016 Episode 20: Music City Bowl Preview

December 29, 2016

On this Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka, and Travis Justice talk about Nebraska's Music City Bowl showdown with Tennessee.

The Huskers are depleted because of injuries and the lack of depth for the showdown against the Volunteers is the reason why Nebraska is the underdog in this game.

A lot of this podcast focuses on Tommy Armstrong and Nathan Gerry. Gerry is not playing in the game because he didn't make grades and is academically ineligible. Armstrong is nursing an injury in is available in an emergency situation, if that.

As always, we want to thank Husker Hounds for its support of the podcast and HuskerMax for distributing it.

Finally, don't forget the Rimington Trophy Presentation on January 14th at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln. It's a great night, and you can get your tickets at RimingtonTrophy.com.

2016 Episode 19: Dr. Rob Recovers From Season Ending Loss

December 1, 2016

Dr. Rob hasn't fully recovered from the season-ending loss to Iowa, but he feels well enough to talk about it.

In this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka, and Travis Justice discuss the debacle that was the Iowa game. Looking back at it, Dr. Rob is still at a loss for words when it comes to the over game plan and attitude of the players.

With the regular season over it's time to start looking to the bowl game and even next season. Dr. Rob gives a quick analysis of the coaching staff by position. Here's a hint, all is not lost. In fact, it looks pretty good moving forward.

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2016 Episode 18: Is Nebraska and Iowa A Rivalry?

November 21, 2016

Hy-Vee has tried like hell to make the Black Friday game against Iowa a real rivalry. But is it? Right now no. As time goes by and Nebraska continues to write its history in the Big 10 Conference, then yes, Iowa versus Nebraska will be a rivalry. But not one based on heroes or some made up corporate trophy. Rivalries are made by what happens on the field and to be honest so far so good in the competition department. Since Nebraska joined the Big 10, it leads series three wins to two losses. The visiting team has won the last four games in the series. As you listen, there is an error as we said the visiting team had won each game in the Big 10 series. That is incorrect as Nebraska won the 2011 game in Lincoln 20-7.

In this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka, and Travis Justice discuss the showdown in Iowa City. They recorded this podcast before Monday's news conference but the do touch on the health of Tommy Armstrong. Playing without the senior's leadership and mobility will make the game a lot tougher if he isn't in there.

Iowa has put two good weeks together, beating then second-ranked Michigan two weeks ago and shutting out Illinois last Saturday. The Hawks are stopping teams with their defense. Iowa's offense, on the other hand, is one dimensional. Stop the run, and you stop the Hawks.

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2016 Episode 17: Nebraska Senior Day

November 16, 2016

The season flies by fast; four years flies by faster! Saturday will be emotional for 28 seniors who will play their final game at Memorial Stadium. In this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka, and Travis Justice discuss the emotions of senior day. These players have experienced a lot. A coaching change, a losing season, the death of a teammate. How will this group be remembered by Husker fans and faithful?

Not to get lost in the emotions of the day is the game itself. Nebraska plays Maryland for the first time in school history. The Terapins and still in a rebuilding mode under a first-year head coach. If all goes as planned, Maryland's growing pains will continue.

We would love to hear your comments about this podcast, leave them in the comment section below. Make sure to follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @DocTalkSports. Please review this podcast on Podbean and iTunes as it will help more fans find us.

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2016 Episode 16: Bouncing Back From A Beating

November 9, 2016

It's gut check time on the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy. Losing is one thing, getting your ass kicked on prime time television is another. Listen, it's not the end of the world even though it might feel like it. Yes, losing 62-3 to Ohio State was not pretty, but we don't think it's an accurate representation of this year's Husker football team. If the Buckeye's and Huskers played ten times, we are willing to be the games would be a lot closer.

With a little, okay a lot of luck, Nebraska could play Ohio State again in the Big 10 Championship game. Now it's going to take another Wisconsin loss, and the Huskers are going to have to win out. It's possible, but we wouldn't count on it.

Up next is Minnesota. The Golden Gophers control their destiny to Indianapolis, but again they would have to win out. Minnesota has won four straight games since losing its first two Big 10 games to Penn State and Iowa. However, those four wins are against Maryland, Rutgers, Maryland, and Purdue. Not what we would call world beaters. If (we don't know at the time of this recording) Tommy Armstrong plays the Nebraska has an excellent shot at winning. If Tommy doesn't play then, the game plan changes a little. Find out what Dr. Rob Zatechka has to say about the backup quarterback situation in this week's podcast.

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2016 Episode 15: Huskers At Ohio State With Championship Goals Intact

November 2, 2016
Despite losing for the first time this season, Nebraska can still win the West Division and still win the Big 10 Championship game.  The Huskers are ranked tenth in the first College Football Playoff Poll, with one loss this means they still have a chance at the College Football Playoff.

In this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Travis Justice, and Rob Zatechka talk about the classic showdown with the Buckeyes.  They look back on the loss at Wisconsin and how it just might set Nebraska up for victory in Columbus.

Jordan Westercamp is back and looked good against Wisconsin. Cethan Carter might be back in the lineup this week which will be a huge weapon for Nebraska's offense. The key to their success is Tommy Armstong.  From what we have seen the last couple of weeks, is Tommie getting better or taking a couple of steps backward in his development? Travis and Rob both agree, for Nebraska to be successful Tommy has to play to his strengths if he tries to do too much that is when bad things tend to happen.

This week's beer is very "red" and comes from Crane Brewing out of Raytown, Missouri. 

The guest speaker for the Rimington Trophy Dinner has been announced. If you are Kansas City Chiefs fan, you will be excited!

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