2017 Episode 20: Finally! Something To Believe In

December 5, 2017

This Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy gets a little emotional.

Dr. Rob was one of the 200+ former players who welcomed Scott Frost back "home" on Sunday. Dr. Rob describes the feeling in the room and how there is finally something to believe in!

It's also emotional for fans! Scott Strunc who ones Husker Hounds stopped by for our recording and talks about how over the last five years he almost walked away from the business.

Also in this podcast find out who the guest speaker is at the Rimington Trophy Presentation Banquet on January 13, 2018, in Lincoln. It's a big name who knows a lot about football!

Remember to drink Infusion Brewing Company Beer and get tickets for ANY even you want to go to at Ticket Express.

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2017 Episode 19: Waiting For The December Frost

November 29, 2017

The waiting is the hardest part! Waiting for the next head coach (Scott Frost) to be named is hard for the fans as they are ready for the future now!

But what is the wait like for the players? On this episode of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis talk to Zach Potter. The former Husker was a junior when Bill Callahan was fired and played his senior year for Bo Pelini. Zach talks about the wait and the transition that takes place. His experience gives us a glimpse of what the players on the roster right now are going through as they wait just like everyone else.

It wouldn't be a Husker Doc Talk Podcast if we weren't drinking beer from Infusion Brewing Company. Hear our review of the Pistachio Porter!

You know beer makes a great holiday gift! So do tickets from Ticket Express and gear from Husker Hounds.

Lots of listener email in this podcast, keep them coming at doctalksports@gmail.com or reach out to Dr. Rob on Twitter.

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2017 Episode 18: Mike Riley A Husker In 2018? There’s A Possibility!

November 20, 2017

It is only fitting that a miserable season ends with a miserable made up trophy game. The only bright spot Husker fans can take away from this weeks game with Iowa is the fact that Mike Riley will be fired after the game.

But what if Riley were to stay at Nebraska? Would you be on board? This topic is what Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss in this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy.

Mike Riley is well liked in the state (besides his coaching). Mike Riley has solidified an excellent recruiting class that Nebraska would want to hang on to even with a coaching transition. So is there a place for Riley at Nebraska if he's not on the bench?

Dr. Rob believes Scott Frost is coming to Nebraska, but when? After the regular season? After the American Conference Championship Game? After the UCF Bowl Game? It's about timing, and right now there may not be a good time to leave UCF with the Golden Knights being undefeated.

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2017 Episode 17: The Pros and Cons of the Nebraska Job

November 14, 2017

Can we just all assume that Mike Riley is going to be fired after the Iowa game? Okay, now that we've agreed on that it's time to have a serious conversation.

In the edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss the pros and cons of the Nebraska job. Everyone wants Scott Frost, and it would be foolish to think the former Nebraska quarterback isn't at least a little stimulated by the thought of coming home to lead his alma mater. But this might be tough for Husker fans to hear, the Nebraska is NOT the best job in college football, and right now it's not even one of the top 10 positions in the sport.

We have this exchange while drinking some Loose Morals from Infusion Brewing Company. This beer is not for the novice craft beer drinker. In fact, you will hear Dr. Rob's buzz take effect during this hour-plus podcast. So much so he almost beats Travis to a pulp! You will have to listen to the whole episode to hear what we are talking about and what set Dr. Rob off the deep end.

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The Holiday season is upon us and Husker fans wear red win or lose. Husker Hounds is the place to find the best Big Red gift for the Nebraska fan in your family.

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2017 Episode 16: How Can It Not Be Over?

November 8, 2017

We know that Bill Moos as come out and said that no decision had been made on the fate of Mike Riley job status. What else is he going to say? If Moos were to proclaim that an outcome of Riley's job status had been decided not announce what it was, we would have chaos for next three weeks. I'm mean the rumor mill seriously is running 24/7 the way it is.

On this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss the Riley news conference on Monday. The way he looked, the way he sounded they both came away with the same conclusion; How can it not be over already? Paraphrasing here, but when coach Riley said he had conversations will Moos and but will keep the nature of those discussions private "for now" that raised some eyebrows in our studio.

Throw in the fact that Nebraska lost to Northwestern when it could have and should have won. And Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco's almost incoherent rambling the downward spiral continues to pick up speed. Lord know the fans are impatient and social media, radio, tv, and newspaper chatter of Scott Frost coming up to save the day is like a prophecy straight out of the book of Revelation.

It doesn't matter how the team is playing; Husker fans show their pride by wearing Nebraska gear year round. Husker Hounds is the place to get the best Big Red gear and with Christmas just over a month away now is the time to get your shopping done.

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2017 Episode 15: Are Husker Fans Really The Best In College Football?

November 2, 2017

Are Husker fans that different from other college football fan bases? Sure they are "nice", but they are also vicious to their own when it comes expectations of the program and living up to those lofty goals.

In this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Travis Justice, and Dr. Rob Zatechka discuss this passion that at times borders on the lunatic fringe. At this point, Mike Riley can do nothing right, and he's being talked about in the past tense as the voices for Scott Frost are reaching record decibels. Adding to the chorus is Athletic Director Bill Moos who praised Frosts resume on Nick Bahe's radio show on 1620 The Zone in Omaha.

Fandom isn't the only thing we talk about this week. A lacklustre win at Purdue, the Northwestern game on Saturday and lots of questions from listeners.

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2017 Episode 14: Dave Rimington In Studio

October 25, 2017

Now that he's done being the Interim Athletic Director at Nebraska, Dave Rimington can get back to his regular life. Before that full transition takes place Dave stops by to visit with with Travis and Dr. Rob about his short, but productive time back in Lincoln. Since he sponsors this podcast it only makes sense that he would make a guest appearance don't you think.

Dave is really nice, he let Dr. Rob drink all the Infusion Brewing Company Peanut Butter Stout.  Listen if you are loooking for answers to questions like, is Mike Riley going to get fired? Or, is Scott Frost going to be the next coach, Dave can't answer and doesn't want to answer those questions and we respect that. He does however give great insight into how he was hired and the processes that lead to the hiring of Bill Moos. 

You probably won't get all the answers you are looking for but this is fun and insightful conversation with a man who loves Nebraska and will do his part, whatever that may be to make sure the Huskers succeed.

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2017 Episode 13: Welcome Bill Moos. Now What?

October 19, 2017

Welcome, Bill Moos! Now what? That's the question every Husker fan is asking right now.  What happens with Mike Riley? What happens if there is a coaching search. What happens that is any different than what fans have seen over last 10-plus years.

In this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis discuss these questions and much more. One question that is pondered, what exactly do people want out of the Athletic Director? It might be a harder question to answer than you think.

Lots of great Infusion Brewing Company beer is consumed during this podcast.  Also, don't forget to buy your Husker tickets at Ticket Express and buy your Husker gear at Husker Hounds.

It's a bye week for Nebraska but that doesn't mean we don't answer lots of listener's questions. If you have a question you can always send our way, doctalksports@gmail.com is the best way to get in touch with us. Don't forget you can follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports


2017 Episode 12: 2-0 Is Better Than 0-2 In Conference Play

October 3, 2017

Sure Nebraska might be 2-0 in the Big 10, but are the Huskers even relevant in football conversations anymore? It's a tough pill to swallow but has some truth to it.

In this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast Presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis discuss Nebraska's relevancy and what it takes to be part of the conversation. Here's a hint, it's going to take a lot more than two wins against two bad teams. But hope is not lost.

Ticket Express has great tickets and parking available for the Wisconsin game on Saturday. In this podcast, Dr. Rob talks about why Wisconsin is the model program and has perfected the formula that Nebraska should try and duplicate.

If you are going to the game, you might see students participate in grassroots "Black Out." Wear black, red, or white, make sure to get your Husker gear at Husker Hounds with three locations in the Omaha area.

Lots of listener email this week with great questions. Nothing like answering questions drinking great beer from Infusion Brewing Company. The official beer provider of the Podcast.

If you have questions, send them to doctalksports@gmail.com and follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

Programming note: There will not be Podcast next week (planned vacation).

2017 Episode 11: Is It Getting Any Better?

September 26, 2017

Everywhere we go we people want to know if things are getting better? The answer to this question, it depends on how you look at the situation.

In this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast Presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob and Travis discuss all things Huskers. Sure we could beat a dead horse like who's going to be the next Athletic Director, but that's dominated the conversation over the last week. However, you can vote for who you want to and win two free club seats to the Wisconsin game from Ohio State courtesy of Ticket Express.

On this podcast, we are drinking Infusion Brewing Company beer and answering a lot of listener email. We have been doing this a long time, and we have realized our best opinions start with questions by fans. Yes, questions about the AD, the coach, and the offensive line. If you have a question that you needs answering drop us an email at doctalksports@gmail.com or reach out to Dr. Rob on Twitter @doctalksports.

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