Husker Doc Talk
2020 Episode 3: Defections Happen and Times Have Changed

2020 Episode 3: Defections Happen and Times Have Changed

May 9, 2020

Defections are not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, on this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis discuss whether it's in-state recruits leaving or walk-ons transferring it's a part of life in today's game of college football.

Please support our local sponsors who help make this podcast happen.  During this time of economic crises, they need us now more than ever!

Follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports, and send any questions you might have to doctalksports@gmail.com.

2020 Episode 2: Social Distancing

2020 Episode 2: Social Distancing

March 28, 2020

Who better to talk about COVID-19 than Dr. Rob Zatechka? 

In this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Travis Justice and Dr. Rob practice safe social distancing.  What does this mean? Well, Rob is in his house talking to Travis via Skype. T

Topics of discussion on this show:

  • COVID-19
  • What Dr. Rob is binge-watching on NETFLIX
  • Tiger King (That's some messed up shi&!)
  • What no spring practice means for the Huskers
  • The mobile QB, how much is too much running?
  • Tom Brady to Tampa Bay

Please support our local sponsors who help make this podcast happen.  During this time of economic crises, they need us now more than ever!

Follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports, and send any questions you might have to doctalksports@gmail.com.

2020 Episode 1: Coaching Changes and The Rimington Trophy

2020 Episode 1: Coaching Changes and The Rimington Trophy

January 22, 2020

Great news, The Rimington Trophy has signed on for another year to be the presenting sponsor of this podcast.  Thank you to Dave Rimington and the Boomer Esiason Foundation for the support, maybe, we will say fewer F-bombs!

2020 is off to a wild start, and Dr. Rob has some thoughts on the coaching changes that Scott Frost has made on the offensive side of the ball. 

Also, through dumb luck and casual conversation, we have found a series to talk about in the months leading up to Spring practice. 

Dr. Rob and Travis will be at Infusion Brewing Company in Benson on Sunday, March 8, 2020, for the annual Chilli Cook-off!  Join us and drink beer! 

Give this podcast a "like" follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports and feel free to write a review. Also don't forget to support Ticket Express, Husker Hounds, and HuskerMax! They sport us.

Talk to you next month! 

2019 Episode 26: We Say Goodbye For The Year

2019 Episode 26: We Say Goodbye For The Year

December 22, 2019

This episode will be our last podcast of 2019. Don't worry; we will be back in the studio in January or February to start talking again. 

On this Episode of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy We cover several things, Like:

  • Recruiting
  • Travis' Social Media Major Screw Up
  • Christmas Plans
  • Why this podcast "disappeared" for a day

 

As always thank you to our great sponsors who make this podcast possible including:

The Rimington trophy

Infusion Brewing Company

Husker Hounds

Ticket Express

HuskerMax

If you have questions or comments you would like to send us, you can drop us an email, doctalksports@gmail.com. Also, don't forget you can follow Rr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

2019 Episode 25: Dr. Rob on Tommie Frazier’s Comments

2019 Episode 25: Dr. Rob on Tommie Frazier’s Comments

December 7, 2019

Sorry, we are late with this edition of the podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy. We appreciate all the emails and tweets asking us when in the hell we were going to get behind the microphone again, well here it is! 

On this episode, Dr. Rob Zatechka gives his thoughts on the now infamous Tommie Frazier tweet after the Iowa game, his answer may, or may not surprise you. Additionally, Dr. Rob and Travis Justice wrap up the season that ends without a bowl game.  

Additionally, Dr. Rob talks about the growing quarterback controversy and whether or not someone will transfer after Spring practice. Lota to take in, enjoy it! 

As always thank you to our great sponsors who make this podcast possible including:

The Rimington trophy

Infusion Brewing Company

Husker Hounds

Ticket Express

HuskerMax

If you have questions or comments you would like to send us; you can drop us an email, doctalksports@gmail.com. Also, don't forget you can follow Rr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

2019 Episode 24:Who Has Better Program, Iowa or Nebraska.

2019 Episode 24:Who Has Better Program, Iowa or Nebraska.

November 25, 2019

Nobody disputes that Nebraska has a superior history than Iowa in the sport of football; not too many teams do. However, when former Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst fired Bo Pelini, he did so after Nebraska beat Iowa in 2014. When asked why he fired Pelini after a thrilling overtime win over the Hawkeyes that capped off another nine wine season, Eichorst said he had to evaluate where Iowa was as a program. Since then, the Hawkeyes have won four-in-a-row against the Huskers. 

In this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis Justice talk about this budding rivalry and what team has the better program right now. The Black Friday showdown proves to be spirited as many on the Hawkeye staff haven't forgotten the words of Eichorst. Nebraska finds itself needing a win to make a bowl game, and the Hawks are trying to finish with nine regular-season wins. 

This Friday has the potential to be a game that provides some excitement.  Nebraska can't afford to turn the ball over against an Iowa team that is stout on defense and held 8 of its opponents to a season-low in points. The Husker are looking to build off of last week's impressive win against a less than impressive Maryland team. 

As always thank you to our great sponsors who make this podcast possible including:

The Rimington trophy

Infusion Brewing Company

Husker Hounds

Ticket Express

HuskerMax

If you have questions or comments you would like to send us; you can drop us an email, doctalksports@gmail.com. Also, don't forget you can follow Rr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

2019 Episode 23: If Only The Huskers Could Tackle

2019 Episode 23: If Only The Huskers Could Tackle

November 19, 2019

Jonathan Taylor rushed for over 200-yards on Nebraska for the third straight season. We concede he is one of, if not the best running back in college football this year. However, we will go to our grave insisting Taylor could have and should have had a lot fewer yards.

In this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka gives his expert diagnosis on Nebraska's ability, or lack thereof to tackle. The problem he says goes straight to fundamentals.

Despite losing its fourth straight game, Dr. Rob does say there is a lot of good that came out of the loss against the Badgers. Enough to build on for the remainder of the season? Only time will tell.

We are getting excellent listener email every week, thank you! This week one listener thanked us for recommending The Athletic. It's outstanding journalism, if you have subscribed, you should! It's cheap, and you can sign up by clicking the link below.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE ATHLETIC

As always thank you to our great sponsors who make this podcast possible including:

The Rimington trophy

Infusion Brewing Company

Husker Hounds

Ticket Express

HuskerMax

If you have questions or comments you would like to send us, you can drop us an email, doctalksports@gmail.com. Also, don't forget you can follow Rr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

 

2019 Episode 22: 6.4% ABV Beer and The Wisconsin Game

2019 Episode 22: 6.4% ABV Beer and The Wisconsin Game

November 11, 2019

Since the State of Wisconsin is known for its beer, it's only fitting that Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice dive into and Infusion Brewing Company One and Done Series IPA.  This week on the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis are feeling no pain at the end of this hour-long conversation that covers a lot of topics. 

The first being, how is Nebraska going to stop the Wisconsin running game?  The Badgers lit up an Iowa defense that was supposed to be one of the best in the country. Nebraska has had a week to prepare because they had a bye week, but will that be enough time to put the right game plan together? 

The Big 10 West is officially going through Minnesota. The Gophers have reached this point in just the 3rd season under PJ Fleck. Why the success? Well, we now have to admit he's a pretty good coach and he's a CEO that is not afraid to make a difficult decision like firing an assistant coach when it's not working out. 

We got a lot of listener email, we can't answer all of them but Dr. Rob tells a great story about Dr. Jack Stark and how he noticed something wasn't quite right back in the early '90s and what he suggested made all the difference in the world and most likely led to a National Title or Two. This is the value of having a good sports psychologist on staff.

As always thank you to our great sponsors who make this podcast possible including:

The Rimington trophy

Infusion Brewing Company

Husker Hounds

Ticket Express

HuskerMax

If you have questions or comments you would like to send us, you can drop us an email, doctalksports@gmail.com. Also, don't forget you can follow Rr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

2019 Episode 21: Is This The Lowest Point In Husker Football

2019 Episode 21: Is This The Lowest Point In Husker Football

November 5, 2019

We seem to have this conversation every year; is this the lowest point Nebraska football as been since before Bob Devaney? That's very debatable, and losing to Purdue last Saturday is undoubtedly embarrassing. It wasn't that the Huskers lost the game; it's the way they looked losing. Throw in the fact that the Boilermaker's third-string quarterback went six for six on the final drive leading them to the win. 

On this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka, and Travis Justice are drinking some Infusion Brewing Company beer as they try and make sense of what is going on.  Is the defense running the right scheme? Is Adrian Martinez the right guy to be running the offense. Is Scott Frost in over his head in the Big 10? Some of these may sound absurd, but with the possibility of not making a bowl game again, you have to throw everything out there. 

Based on the emails we are getting, fans want changes on defense, and it starts with coaching. Additionally, fans are rightfully upset that there seems to be a lack of discipline, a lack of fire, and sometimes a lack of readiness. 

As always thank you to our great sponsors who make this podcast possible including:

The Rimington trophy

Infusion Brewing Company

Husker Hounds

Ticket Express

HuskerMax

If you have questions or comments you would like to send us, you can drop us an email, doctalksports@gmail.com. Also, don't forget you can follow Rr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

2019 Episode 20: Is It Time To Fire Assistant Coaches?

2019 Episode 20: Is It Time To Fire Assistant Coaches?

October 29, 2019

Losing to Indiana might be rock bottom for the Scott Frost era at Nebraska. It's not that the Huskers lost, it's the way they lost. It was uninspired football and a good reason Frost may have called out the effort of this team afterward (he has since apologized). 

In this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, we talk about loyalty. A head coach needs it from his staff and his players, and he must give that same loyalty in return... to a point. When loyalty becomes blind, it can lead to problems that leave a fan base bickering and opposing team continuing to rack up yards, scores, and wins. 

Frost was loyal when he brought all his assistant coaches from Central Florida. He wanted that trust and continuity in his staff as the rebuilding of a once-proud program was again going through yet another overhaul. 

Looking at the results over the past year and a half, is it time to start evaluating that loyalty and consider changes. Football is a business, not personal, and Frost has one job, to win games and compete for championships. The Big 10 is NOT the American Athletic Conference, and some Husker coaches before him were loyal to a fault, and it ultimately met their demise. 

Les Miles has fired an assistant at Kansas already this season, PJ Fleck did the same in the middle of the season last year. Both changes had a positive impact on the programs. Should Frost consider the same? Dr. Rob gives his thoughts.

Also, Dr. Rob came away impressed with Noah Vedral in the game against Indiana. So impressed that he thinks he might be better than Adrian Martinez! So is there a QB controversy in Lincoln? No, but Rob does tell us what he likes about Vedral and Luke McCaffrey over Martinez.

As always thank you to our great sponsors who make this podcast possible including:

The Rimington trophy

Infusion Brewing Company

Husker Hounds

Ticket Express

HuskerMax

If you have questions or comments you would like to send us; you can drop us an email, doctalksports@gmail.com. Also, don't forget you can follow Rr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

You can find the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by The Rimington Trophy on Podbean, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, and many more podcast outlets. Please give us a rating and a review to help us grow.