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Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice talk Husker and Big 10 Football.

Husker Doc Talk Travis Justice

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Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice talk Husker and Big 10 Football.

    2021 Episode 24: There‘s Always Next Year

    2021 Episode 24: There‘s Always Next Year

    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. 


    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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    • 1 hr 10 min
    2021 Episode 23: Iowa vs. Nebraska=Travis vs. Rob

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

    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. 


    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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    • 1 hr 16 min
    2021 Episode 22: Giving Up Play Caling Duties

    2021 Episode 22: Giving Up Play Caling Duties

    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.


    CLICK HERE TO WATCH


    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. 


    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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    • 1 hr 6 min
    2021 Episode 21: Close Doesn‘t Count Anymore

    2021 Episode 21: Close Doesn‘t Count Anymore

    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. 


    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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    • 1 hr 9 min
    2021 Espisiode 20: Is The End Near?

    2021 Espisiode 20: Is The End Near?

    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. 


    Dirk Chatelain

    Tom Shatel

    Sam McKewon

    Steve Sipple

    Mitch Sherman


    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. 


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


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    2021 Espisode 19:Talking Natural Grass!

    2021 Espisode 19:Talking Natural Grass!

    A couple of weeks ago Nebraska Athletic Director Trev Alberts mentioned on Sports Nightly that the turf at Memorial Stadium needed to be replaced. A caller asked him if he would consider natural grass.  Trev gave it some thought and said he would explore the idea.


    On this edition of the Husker Doc Talk Podcast presented the Rimington Trophy, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice go on a natural grass expedition. We talk to Brad Jakubowski. Brad is a Grand Island native, worked at the University of Nebraska, and is now an instructor of Plant Science at Penn State. He's pro grass and has good reason to be. If you are worried that Nebraska won't be able to have large stadium concerts like Garth Brooks, don't be.  Brad explains why.  As you will find out, grass technology has made a lot of improvements in the last 20-years. 


    Before our conversation about grass, Dr. Rob and Travis talk about the bye week and the upcoming game with Purdue. 


    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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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

ChrisHeu ,

Honest guys

Love these guys. Very honest even if you’re not a Nebraska Cornhusker And I love how they talk about the beers that they drink. Got me to try a few new ones.

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Excellent Podcast

One of the best Podcasts out there honest takes and good breakdown of Husker games.

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Love the honest take of the Husker’s. The rabbit holes and beer talk are amazing.

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