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A can't-miss conversation between World-Herald staff writers covering the week's top Nebraska football topics.

The Pick Six Podcast - Husker sports news and analysis Omaha World-Herald

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    • 4.4 • 160 Ratings

A can't-miss conversation between World-Herald staff writers covering the week's top Nebraska football topics.

    What's going on with Nebraska recruiting, and answering Husker Nation's questions

    What's going on with Nebraska recruiting, and answering Husker Nation's questions

    In the latest episode of the Pick Six Podcast, Sam McKewon, Evan Bland and Tom Shatel hop on to discuss the leadup to the Nebraska football spring game and take a look at the latest recruits NU has landed.

    The guys open by talking about how the transfer portal has kept the "dog days of spring camp" very interesting but why many Huskers are most likely going to stick around for a while through this cycle.

    Next, the three break down the recent Class of 2025 recruits and what they bring to the table, along with some comparisons to past and current players before having a conversation about Matt Rhule's strategy in adding transfers during this period.

    They then discuss Nebrasketball's moves in the portal before looking at roster needs and debating which road trip is the best in the Big Ten now.

    The guys wrap up the episode by answering Husker fan questions, including several baseball topics.

    • 54 min
    Nebraska's quarterback competition — Dylan Raiola vs. Daniel Kaelin vs. Heinrich Haarberg

    Nebraska's quarterback competition — Dylan Raiola vs. Daniel Kaelin vs. Heinrich Haarberg

    In the latest episode of the Pick Six Podcast, Sam McKewon, Evan Bland and Tom Shatel break down Nebraska's quarterback competition between Dylan Raiola, Daniel Kaelin and Heinrich Haarberg.

    The crew opens with a look at Nebraska's latest open practice, including the quarterback competition and what is going on at running back.

    They take a look at USC coach Lincoln Riley's comments on joining the Big Ten and if they are similar to Scott Frost's comments when he was Nebraska's coach. The three also talk which of the four newcomers is most likely to find success next season.

    They close out with a look at Nebraska baseball's recent struggles and how the Huskers can bounce back.

    • 46 min
    How NIL and the transfer portal can help Nebraska football and basketball

    How NIL and the transfer portal can help Nebraska football and basketball

    In the latest episode of the Pick Six Podcast, Sam McKewon, Evan Bland and Tom Shatel take a deep dive into how NIL and the transfer portal can help Nebraska sports like football and basketball, but may hurt ones like volleyball.

    The crew opens by breaking down some of the questions surrounding how NIL is changing the basketball transfer portal. If Nebraska wants a player and can't afford them, who do they have to let go of to afford them? How much has the conversation for potential transfers changed from playing time to NIL compensation? How much money can Nebraska compete with and is it higher than everyone expects? 

    They move onto fan expectations for Nebraska Nebraska basketball after the Huskers' have had a 20-win season, but the team will be completely different next season due to transfers. Is it fair to expect NCAA tournament teams each year?

    The three also take a deep dive into what's going on with the Husker players in the portal and who Fred Hoiberg might target in the portal.

    They then turn to football and how recruiting is going. The crew looks at how recruiting during Scott Frost's time at the helm helped or hurt specific positions and how Matt Rhule & Co. are responding to those needs. 

    The three also look at how NIL and the transfer portal are helping Nebraska football and men's basketball, but will it hurt sports like volleyball?

    They close out with a look at what must be fixed at Memorial Stadium, how important is fan experience to Nebraska Athletics and how a renovated stadium could help the Huskers win.

    • 53 min
    Nebraska spring football kicks off; Husker basketball and the transfer portal

    Nebraska spring football kicks off; Husker basketball and the transfer portal

    In the latest episode of the Pick Six Podcast, Sam McKewon, Evan Bland and Tom Shatel talk Troy Dannen, the start of Nebraska football's spring camp and more.

    The crew opens with Nebraska hiring Troy Dannen as its new athletic director. They analyze his opening press conference from his regular guy persona to his thoughts on NIL, Memorial Stadium's potential renovation and winning. The three talk about what his role will be for Nebraska and where he hits the ground running.

    They then turn to spring football and what can we learn about the team this spring. What changes will the Huskers need to make on offense? The defense looks ready, but how ready is it? What will happen with the transfer portal?

    The crew then talk men's basketball, including the Huskers' loss to Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA tournament and the turnover already occurring in the portal. Does Nebrasketball need to schedule a more difficult slate next season?

    They close out with women's basketball. Did the Huskers max out with their first-round win in the Big Dance? And how much better can they get next season?

    • 49 min
    Nebraska vs. Texas A&M in NCAA tournaments and start of spring football

    Nebraska vs. Texas A&M in NCAA tournaments and start of spring football

    In the latest episode of the Pick Six Podcast, Sam McKewon, Evan Bland and Tom Shatel break down how both Nebraska teams match up against Texas A&M and discuss Matt Rhule's message to Husker fans and the university.

    • 53 min
    Pick Six Podcast: Was Trev Alberts running from something at Nebraska?

    Pick Six Podcast: Was Trev Alberts running from something at Nebraska?

    In the latest episode of the Pick Six Podcast, Sam McKewon, Evan Bland and Tom Shatel break down the latest news on Trev Alberts' departure from Nebraska to Texas A&M and if he was running from something.

    The crew opens with the news that Trev Alberts is leaving Nebraska for the athletic director position at Texas A&M, and they discuss why he decided to leave.

    The three also break down where Nebraska goes from here and how can NU get back on track.

    The crew also looks at if Alberts' decision will affect Husker football.

    They close out the podcast with basketball. Nebraska men's basketball heads into the Big Ten tournament as a No. 3 seed and how does the Huskers' performance in that will affect their NCAA seeding? And have the Husker women raised their NCAA seeding when they reached the Big Ten tournament championship?

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

GoBigRed313 ,

Regulate the Volume

Can you do something to regulate the volume? Dirk and Tom are at full volume, and Sam sounds like he is giving play by play at Augusta. Constantly have to adjust the volume to hear Sam, and back down when Dirk and Tom talk. Content is good, but this aspect could be better.

Dissapointedwcae ,

Volume

I love the show but the volume difference between Sam and Dirk/Tom is making it almost unbearable to listen to. PLEASE fix this as I live this podcast!

troger07 ,

Sam vs Dirk

1) Drop Tom.
2) Sam vs Dirk cage match. Greatest podcast ever.

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