2018 Episode 10: Rock Bottom Is Pretty Low

September 24, 2018

Blame Travis for the first three minutes of this week's Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy. You see Travis forgot to turn up Dr. Rob's microphone so you can barely hear him. Be patient because it doesn't last long.

The good news is that Rob's mic is loud and clear when he starts talking about losing at Michigan. Bad! Really, really bad. Dr. Rob also reminds us that hitting rock bottom also means you can stay at the bottom for a while, but the bottom of the barrel is not a reason to throw in the towel.

The Frost effect had a huge impact on fans, but fans sometimes, or in this case can have unrealistic expectations. The truth is, this team and its players aren't that good... yet. That fact is starting to set in with a lot of people as the Huskers drop to 0-3 on the season.

People want to know, did the Huskers quite against Michigan? Dr. Rob gives his insight. Will the Huskers win a game this season? Dr. Rob dials in this thoughts while drinking some delicious Infusion Brewing Company Imperial Stout.

Also, back by popular demand, we take listener email. Lots of great questions this week as many people need to be talked off the ledge or at least get some reassurance that things are heading in the right directions.

We can attest that the BEST Husker gear can be found at Husker Hounds, three locations in Omaha and online at HuskerHounds.com. The ONLY place to get tickets to Husker games or any event for that matter is Ticket Express.

Follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports or you can email in your questions for the podcast, doctalksports@gmail.com.


2018 Episode 9: You Have Questions, Dr. Rob Has Answers

September 18, 2018

On this episode of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, you the listener dictate exactly what we are talking about.

Nebraska starting the season 0-2 for the first time in decades means people have questions even with a new coaching staff that was brought in to change the culture and return the Huskers to the glory days.

Dr. Rob Zatechka answers a lot of questions and does his best to talk a lot of Husker fans off the ledge. Taking all these questions required a lot of Infusion Brewing Company beer, this week a new release, the Vanilla Bean Pumpkin. A season just in time for fall.

We want to send a shout out to all our additional sponsors who make this podcast possible, Ticket Express, Husker Hounds, and HuskerMax.

Nebraska is at Michigan this weekend, a double-digit underdog heading into the Big House. Going, to be honest, we don't spend a lot of time talking about this game, mostly towards the end. This episode is all about the problems at hand.

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2018 Episode 8: The Cheap Shot On Adrian

September 11, 2018

What does a bunch of doctors do when a player gets hurt? They gather around the TV, watch the replay and see if they can diagnose it. If they can't they sure as hell will talk about it.

On this Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, former Husker Dr. Rob Zatechka gives his best medical opinion on the injury to Nebraska's freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez. First of all, does Dr. Rob think the hit on Martinez was intentional and deliberate? Secondly, Scott Frost says Martinez is day to day, does Dr. Rob agree with that assessment?

As Dr. Rob continues to drink some Infusion Brewing beer during the podcast he shares his thoughts on what he really thinks about handing out blackshirts. His feeling may surprise many of you.

Sure Nebraska got beat by Colorado, but Dr. Rob shares the belief of many other, the future is bright and future could be here sooner than you know it.

Looking for Husker tickets? The best place to find them is at Ticket Express. Looking for something new to wear to the game or decorate the house with? Husker Hounds has you covered, three locations in Omaha and online.

Follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports and send your questions to doctalksports@gmail.com.

2018 Episode 7: Still Left Wondering What This Team Looks Like

September 4, 2018

Damn you Mother Nature!  There were over 90,000 people excited to see the the start of the Scott Frost era but a little lighting ruined that and now we are left waiting to see what the hype is all about and if the Huskers are going to need that 12th game to get to a bowl.

On this weeks Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss the damage Mother Nature left last weekend and the damage she may have done for Saturday's game against Colordao.

The Buffalos come to Lincoln after an easy win over Colorado State and it appears they pack a lot of fire power. Now it remains to be seen of Colorado is that good offensivley or if the team they played was just that bad. Regardless, Dr. Rob says the one game gives Colordao the edge, even if it is a slight one. 


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As always Travis and Dr. Rob are drinking Infusion Brewing Company beer, this week it's the Metz Jubilee. Make sure to follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports and you can email your questions for next weeks podcast to doctalksports@gmail.com.

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2018 Episode 6: Where Have You Gone Tristan Gebbia

August 28, 2018

The last thing Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice thought they would be talking about on game week is one of the top two quarterbacks quitting the team and then transferring. We have come to realize that the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy is always full of surprises.

As most of you know, a day after officially naming Adrian Martinez the starting quarterback, Tristan Gebbia quit the team and has been granted his release to transfer.

Martinez is the ONLY scholarship quarterback for Nebraska now. On Saturday against Akron, he will become the first true freshman to start at quarterback in Nebraska history. So does Gebbia leaving ad to or take away the pressure on Martinez? Dr. Rob spends a lot of time talking about how the situation has changed overnight for the freshman.

While drinking a freshly tapped Infusionfest Beer from Infusion Brewing this week, Dr. Rob and Travis go through the entire depth chart, the strengths, and the weaknesses. Martinez is the only youngster you are going to see on the field.

Want to watch the Husker on Saturday, or any Saturday home and away? Make sure to get your tickets, and parking passes, N-Club passes and more at Ticket Express. Also, get all your Husker gear from Husker Hounds. Three locations in the Omaha area or purchase online at HuskerHounds.com.

Send your questions to Dr. Rob and we will try and answer them on the next podcast. The email address is doctalksports@gmail.com. You can also follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

2018 Episode 5: More is More

August 18, 2018

Every week on the Husker Doct Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy we encourage listeners to send in questions via email. Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice have come to learn over the years that fans are pretty smart, not only in their knowledge of football but the questions they ask.

In this episode, we started off with a basic outline of what we wanted to talk about but our ideas quickly were tossed aside as Rob goes deep into a question asked by a listener. The just gist of it is this, more is more. There is a philosophy in the sports of football that less is more but at a place like Nebraska you can never have enough, and we are talking about players. Listen to the entire episode to hear how Dr. Rob goes into detail on how to build depth with 150 or more players on the team.


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Depth isn't the only thing discussed while drinking a growler of Red X IPA from Infusion Brewing Company. More information on the QB's and some recruiting talk as well.

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Make sure to follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports and you can email questions at any time, doctalksports@gmail.com.

Until next time, leave your comments below and tell a friend to listen to the show.

2018 Episode 4: Talking Quarterbacks and Runningbacks

August 10, 2018

The Huskers are wrapping up their first official week of the 2018 fall camp and based in the media availability given so far; we know very little than what we did before practice started.

Is that statement 100% accurate? Probably not but it seems like we are seeing and hearing less out of practice than earlier years. That's not necessarily a bad thing considering the 24/7/365 news and content cycle we live in today.

Thanks for taking the time to listen to the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy. This week Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice talk about a couple of positions that Husker fans will have their eyes on early on in the season, quarterback and running backs.

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Dr. Rob says the race at quarterback reminds him of 1992 a little bit when Mike Grant started the season as the starter but true freshman Tommie Frazier took over midseason.

What will the running back position look like in this Scott Frost offense? Husker fans have an idea of what a running back looks like and should play like, but the position is changing, evolving and the starter might come out of a different mold.

Of course, Dr. Rob and Travis are drinking Infusion Brewing Company beer, this week, a Mango Habenero Wit. The right amount of citrus and the right amount of heat that makes the brew a great drink on a summer night.

Need Husker gear for the upcoming season? Make sure to do your shopping at Husker Hounds.

Need tickets for the upcoming season? How about Club Level seats, Champions Club passes, and even parking passes? Ticket Express is the only place we trust to get you in the game and to sit where you want.

Be sure to follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports, or you can always email your questions to doctalksports@gmail.com.

2018 Episode 3: Fall Camp Starts

August 3, 2018

Football is back baby! This means we start up the weekly recordings of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy. It's great to have our sponsors back again this season including:

Fall camp is starting as we record, but our first conversation spends more talking about Ohio State and Urban Meyer if he returns to coach the Buckeyes this season. What we do know is that protected me who beat women are not good people.

Once we start talking about the Huskers, we dive into the importance of Dave Ellis returning to team as well as Ron Brown. We don't spend a lot of time talking about players or positions. That starts next week.

If you have a question for Dr. Rob, make sure email him at doctalksports@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @doctalksports for more interaction.

Leave your comments below and enjoy the show!


2018 Episode 2: Summer Musings

July 12, 2018

It's hotter than hell outside! Unless you like soccer and regular season baseball the sports world has reached its dead period. So Dr. Rob and Travis decided there was no better time than the present to get together, drink beer and ponder our summer musings about the upcoming college football season.

We cover a lot in this episode and we missed a lot as well. If you ever have a topic that you want us to talk about you can always email us, doctalksports@gmail.com.

In this podcast cover the upcoming Big 10 Media days and if it's good or bad that the conference does not have an "official" pre-season All-Conference Team and pre-season order of finish in each division.

Players leaving, yes we talk about that as well and we talk a lot about Frank Solich coming back in 2019 to accept the Osborne Legacy Award.

Tom Osborne is opposed to gambling. We aren't! Now that the Supreme Court as said sports gambling can be legal outside of Vegas will it have an impact on the sport?

Speaking of coming back, we are pleased to report that ALL our sponsors are back from the 2018 season. The Rimington Trophy, Ticket Express, Husker Hounds and Infusion Brewing Company. Thanks to them this drunkfest.... errrr podcast is possible.

Dr. Rob is always fired up on Twitter, just ask him about socialized medicine and you are sure to get a response. Follow him on Twitter @doctalksports.

Enjoy the rest of the offseason!

2018 Episode 1: The Frost Has Thawed

April 28, 2018

Okay we know what you are thinking, you see the title, "The Frost Has Thawed," and this is going to be a negative podcast. Quite the contrary! The title of this podcast is a cheezy play on words and signifies all the hype surrounding Nebraska Football, Scott Frost, and spring practice have calmed down a little.

We were looking for a good reason to get back in the studio to record and drink beer! So on this special spring edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented by the Rimington Trophy, we start with the most recent events and work our way backward. If you are a regular listener to this podcast, you know that we can stray onto different topics from time to time and this is no different in this podcast.

Dr. Rob Zatechka has some pretty strong opinions about what he has seen so far from the new coaching staff, and he likes what he sees and hears.

If you want a couple more podcast before August, let us know, and we will try and get back into the studio. If you have questions, you can always email us at doctalksports@gmail.com and follow Dr. Rob on Twitter, @doctalksports.

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