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2022 Episode 2: A Conversation with Dave Rimington

2022 Episode 2: A Conversation with Dave Rimington

January 18, 2022

Dave Rimington. That's right, the greatest Center is college football history, and a long-time supporter of the Doc Talk Podcast joins us for a conversation that covers a lot of different topics. 

You may or may not know this, but Dave is a brand new man! He's lost over 140 pounds, had both of his knees replaced, and now can walk for miles and miles without any pain.

At one time, Dave thought he wanted to be the Athletic Director at Nebraska. He held the position on an interim basis in 2017. Did he want the job in the summer of 2021 when Bill Moose left? Hell no! 

Dave is now retired and looking forward to continuing his traveling and taking photos. As you listen to the podcast, you will hear it in his voice; the one thing he wants the most is to see Nebraska start winning again on the football field. But he knows in the day and age of NIL, winning will come with a price tag, and he wonders if Nebraska and its boosters have enough cash to keep up. 

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2022 Episode 1: How Much Did Casey Thompson Cost?

2022 Episode 1: How Much Did Casey Thompson Cost?

January 8, 2022

Now that we have your attention, let's explain. If you are a Nebraska fan, the good news is that the Huskers finally have a committed quarterback. Former Texas starter Casey Thompson who has two years of eligibility remaining, has said he's coming to Lincoln. His numbers as the starting quarterback for the Longhorns were impressive despite NOT leading Texas to a bowl game. He'll compete with Logan Smothers for the starting position. We would be shocked to start the 2022 season when Nebraska opens up against Northwestern if he's not under center. Signing Thompson is also an indication that Nebraska will be a pass-first offense under new Offensive Coordinator Mark Whipple. 

But the day and age of the transfer portal and NIL, Thompson most likely didn't come to Nebraska without some monetary incentive. Yes, it will cost money, sometimes lots of to land big names. Just look at Texas A&M; it's been reported that the Aggies, okay, not the school but the boosters spent $25-$30-million to secure what is considered the best recruiting class in the history of college football. Like it or not, Pandora's Box is now open, and this is what we can expect in college football from here on out. 

Dr. Rob tells us how much he thinks it took to get Thompson to come to Lincoln on this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast. It's a significant number but well worth it if he can help turn around a once-proud program that is struggling. 

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2021 Episode 27: Recruiting and Gambling

2021 Episode 27: Recruiting and Gambling

December 18, 2021

Two bald guys walk into a bar in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to record a podcast.  (Go ahead and finish the joke on your own).  It's no joke, as Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice were guests at Barley's in Council Bluffs to record their last Doc Talk podcast of 2021. 

Recording in a bar is a lot different than recording in the studio, and over the next hour and twenty minutes, you might think we go in 50-different directions. But, here's what we can tell you, we cover a lot of things, including:

  • The early signing day and what the "rankings" mean for Nebraska.
  • Legal sports gambling is not that far away, just across the river and bet with Circa Sports.
  • Steve Sipple from the Lincoln Journal Star makes his first appearance on the podcast.

We also sit down with the Owner of Circa Sports, Derek Stevens. How does a Michigan man end up owning not one but three casinos?  Also, Circa Sports Vice-President of Operations Mike Palm joins us. Although Mike is a big wig in the gambling world, his road to vegas is unique.  Undergrad at Notre Dame, teaching at a Catholic middle school and dealing poker. Oh, and he's a Nebraska fan! An interview with Mike turns into Mike interviewing Dr. Rob, and it's classic! 

This is our final episode of 2021; what a year it's been! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and Happy New Year! We had a record in listens, thank you! We will keep drinking beer and talking football and whatever else comes to mind in 2022!  

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2021 Episode 26: New Coaches and Recruiting

2021 Episode 26: New Coaches and Recruiting

December 12, 2021

Nebraska has some new names selling its product.  Fans are excited to see what new Offensive Coordinator Mark Whipple and Offensive Line Coach Donovan Raiola bring to the Huskers. But, unfortunately, time might not be on their side as it's pretty clear that Scott Frost has one more season to right the Big Red Ship after a 3-9 season and the team's fifth straight without a bowl game. 

On this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice have a deep conversation about the new assistant coaches and what it means to recruit players. Nebraska's recruiting class is at or near the bottom of the Big 10 Conference if you believe the rankings. For a quicker turnaround to happen, watch the Transfer Portal become a source of proven and unproven talent Nebraska uses to start the rebuild. 

Let's be honest.  Nobody knows how this is going to play out.  When Bill Moos hired Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg, they have considered grand slam hires. But, unfortunately, both head coaches have failed to live up to their hype, and as Dr. Rob and Travis discuss in this episode, basketball is in a lot worse shape than football! 

Do you want to hang out with Dr. Rob and Travis? Join them on Friday, December 17, at Barley's Bar, located at 114 West Broadway in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  They will be recording a podcast on location and hanging out with Circa Sports Iowa! Yes, you can legally bet on sports in Iowa, so why not cross the river for some fun?  Download the Circa Sports app, fund it and get a free drink and some Circa merch!  All the fun starts at 3:00. Dr. Rob and Travis will be on location around 6:00 and start recording their podcast around 7:00. 

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2021 Episode 25: Welcome Home Mickey

2021 Episode 25: Welcome Home Mickey

December 5, 2021

Mickey Joseph is coming "home" so to speak for the former Nebraska quarterback is hired by Scott Frost to be part of the offensive rebuild at Nebraska. Joesph becomes the highest-paid Nebraska assistant in the history of the program and will be the Associated Head Coach, Passing Game Coordinator, and wide receivers coach. Joesph has spent the last five seasons as an assistant at LSU and is leaving Baton Rouge after Brian Kelly was hired as the Tiger's new head coach. Joesph is known as a solid recruiter which Nebraska will need.  However, on this podcast, Dr. Rob Zatechka explains why he's kind of surprised that Joesphy took the job. He also wonders if there good be more to it with Athletic Director Trev Alberts. 

The College Football Playoff is set, Alabama, Michigan, Georgia, and Cincinnati make up the final four to play for the National Title. Dr. Rob and Travis Justice discuss the final four and what expansion would look like and if it would really help determine who the best team in the country is. 

After you listen to the podcast, would you please give it a rating or a review? Why? Well, the more people that like this show, the more people will see it. Would you please support our local sponsors who help make this podcast happen? During this time of economic crisis, they need us now more than ever!

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2021 Episode 24: There‘s Always Next Year

2021 Episode 24: There‘s Always Next Year

November 27, 2021

There's always next year. Really, what else can you say? Nebraska finishes the regular season 3-9, it's worst since the 1961 season. The only wins the Huskers were able to muster up in 2021:

  • Fordham
  • Buffalo
  • Northwestern

Eight of Nebraska's nine losses were by 8-points or less. This has led many people to say Nebraska is the best 3-9 team in the country.  Let's be honest, there is no such thing as 3-9 is just that, 3-9. 

Ont this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice talk about the season-ending loss to Iowa and it followed the script for the entire season of disappointment and what-ifs.  Yes, there's always next year, but will one more year be enough for Scott Frost? Listen to hear what Doctor Rob has to say. 

Additionally, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made by Scott Frost in a short amount of time.  He needs to fill the assistant coaching vacancies, Adrian Martinez needs to decide if he's coming back, and oh yes, there's recruiting. 

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2021 Episode 23: Iowa vs. Nebraska=Travis vs. Rob

2021 Episode 23: Iowa vs. Nebraska=Travis vs. Rob

November 21, 2021

The yearly showdown we wait patiently until the last game of the season for.  The Hero's Game as Nebraska takes on Iowa. Or for you regular listeners to this podcast, Rob (Nebraska) vs. Travis (Iowa). 

The Huskers have lost five-in-a-row and will not be going to a bowl game.  However, Nebraska has been competitive in every one of the five losses and could have won the game in many cases. This includes the most recent loss, 35-28 at Wisconsin on Saturday. Bad special teams, interceptions, and horrendous officiating keep Nebraska fans infuriated. 

On this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice take friendly shots at each other about this week's game. The early line has Nebraska a 4-point favorite despite having a losing record and Iowa having nine wins. 

How about this, a Husker fan that graduated from the University of Iowa. Centris Federal Credit Union President and CEO Steve Swanstrom stops by and tells us how he ended up in Iowa City despite wanting to go to school in Lincoln. Yet, his loyalty has never wavered.  We also transition the conversation into the duties of a CEO and how running a large organization is very similar to running a Big 10 football program.  There are similarities and as Steve explained, the more you do it, the better you get at it.  The difference, coaches in many cases don't have the luxury of time to learn as they go. 

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2021 Episode 22: Giving Up Play Caling Duties

2021 Episode 22: Giving Up Play Caling Duties

November 14, 2021

One of the many changes in the Husker football program over the past week is the revelation that when Scott Frost hires a new Offensive Coordinator, he will be handing over the play-calling duties to the new OC.

What does Dr. Rob Zatechka think about this change?  You will find out by listening to this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy

We don't talk a lot about the changes on the Husker staff; we covered that last week in a live stream.  If you missed that conversation, you can watch it by clicking the link below.

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Also, Dr. Rob discusses the loss of JoJo Domann for the remainder of the season and the effect it will have on the last two games of the season, at Wisconsin and home against Iowa. 

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2021 Episode 21: Close Doesn‘t Count Anymore

2021 Episode 21: Close Doesn‘t Count Anymore

November 7, 2021

As humans, we can convince ourselves of things as being true even when they aren't. For example, the narrative right now is that Nebraska is the best three-win team in the country. What does that even mean? Seriously, what does that mean? Saying that is just an excuse to feel good about losing close games. 

You can spin things any way you want, but the fact doesn't change that the Huskers are 3-7 on the season and 1-6 in the Big 10 Conference. So Nebraska is guaranteed to have a losing record again and miss a bowl game again. 

On this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka, and Travis Justice discuss the loss to Ohio State. The cold hard truth is that close doesn't count anymore. The only thing that matters now and the only things that count are wins. Until the Huskers start getting some, one, anything, it doesn't matter. 

The Huskers have a bye week and then close the season against Wisconsin and Iowa. Win one or both and the narrative starts to change.  Lose both and it's going to be a long winter, spring, and summer. 

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2021 Espisiode 20: Is The End Near?

2021 Espisiode 20: Is The End Near?

October 31, 2021

Is the end near for Scott Frost? Only Trev Alberts knows that answer, but it is starting to feel like the perfect candidate for the Nebraska job 4-years ago is not so perfect after all. 

Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice just happened to have on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 while recording this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy. There's a scene a the end of the movie that resembles Nebraska football these days. 

Lucious Malfoy carried the torch for Lord Voldemort until he realized the torch was going to go out. So Lucious, his wife Narcissa, and son Draco snuck out of Hogwarts during the final battle to save their own lives and any dignity they had left.

Four years ago, the Nebraska media was a lot like the Malfoy family. They believed in Scott Frost and have pushed his agenda and approach to rebuild a program. But, unfortunately, after Nebraska lost to Purdue yesterday, those same disciples are turning into modern-day Judas'.  Just read what they all had to say. Their words are the epitome of getting on the lifeboat before the ship sinks, much like Joeseph Bruce Ismay. 

We get it; the Athletic Director should never take the lead from the media. But these voices are prominent. They have been around the program for a long time; they've seen coaches come and go. Just like they did with Frank Solich, Bill Callahan, Bo Pelini, and Mike Riley. So when these voices turn on a head coach and run for cover, it's a pretty good indicator that the end is near. 

Fans flocked out of Memorial Stadium by the thousands with 10-minutes to go in the game against Purdue.  Adrian Martinez threw four interceptions, and the defense was gassed because it couldn't stop the run and was on the field for over 38 minutes of a 60-minute game. 

In this podcast, we go in deeper into the postgame news conference of Scott Frost.  It lasts just around 8-minutes. But, as we find out, that's a lot longer than Frost talked to the team after the game. He turned the motivational speech, or in this case, we have to stick together and get on the same page speech to the Captains. 

There are three games left in the season. Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Odds are Nebraska will lose two of the three, if not all of them meaning they will miss out on a bowl game for the fifth straight year. The longest streak since the late '50s and early '60's when the program was in shambles. 

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