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

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

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    • 4.4 • 151 Ratings

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

    Pick Six Podcast: Raiola retained, the Deion factor and Nebraska basketball's stunner over Creighton

    Pick Six Podcast: Raiola retained, the Deion factor and Nebraska basketball's stunner over Creighton

    Sam McKewon, Tom Shatel and Dirk Chatelain look at Nebraska's decision to retain offensive line coach Donovan Raiola. 

    They also discuss what hires might be next for Matt Rhule's staff including the defensive coordinator.

    Later in the show they dig into the Deion factor at Colorado and the stakes now with the Huskers' game in Boulder next season.

    The crew also looks at the stone cold stunner Nebraska basketball handed Creighton and if this is the Undertaker rising moment for Fred Hoiberg.

    They close the show with a look at all the transfer portal actio
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Pick Six Podcast: The biggest problem facing Matt Rhule at Nebraska

    Pick Six Podcast: The biggest problem facing Matt Rhule at Nebraska

    Sam McKewon, Tom Shatel and Dirk Chatelain unwrap everything with the hire of Matt Rhule, including the biggest problem he faces at Nebraska. 

    They also get into a heated debate over balancing player development vs the transfer portal when trying to rebuild a program.

    Dirk says the biggest reason Nebraska has "sucked" recently is because they could not coach the talent they had on campus. 

    Later in the show they look at all the new assistant coach hires and set the table for a busy recruiting period the next two weeks. 

    They close the show looking at Nebraska volleyball's chances to reach the Final Four and how Nebraska basketball is getting better with Derrick Walker back. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Pick Six Podcast: Brace yourself for chaos in the final days of Nebraska's coaching search

    Pick Six Podcast: Brace yourself for chaos in the final days of Nebraska's coaching search

    Sam McKewon, Tom Shatel and Dirk Chatelain try to provide calm amid the chaos of the Nebraska coaching search including who the real and new names in the mix.

    The crew has a feisty exchange over who are the $10 million a year worthy college football coaches out there. 

    They look at the monetary motivations and complications involving Matt Rhule in regards to the Huskers' coaching search.

    Later in the show they make predictions on if Nebraska will have a new head coach before Dec. 3rd?

    Finally they touch on Nebraska volleyball's huge weekend to close out the regular season and Husker men's basketball holiday tournament survival rate. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pick Six Podcast: Trev Alberts has pulled off an 'incredible feat' keeping Nebraska's coaching search quiet

    Pick Six Podcast: Trev Alberts has pulled off an 'incredible feat' keeping Nebraska's coaching search quiet

    Tom Shatel, Sam McKewon and Dirk Chatelain discuss the 'incredible feat' Trev Alberts has pulled off by keeping Nebraska's coaching search so quiet. 

    They also discuss the biggest pressure a new coach faces could be Husker fan and culture expectations.

    The crew does a little rapid fire buy/sell when comparing potential candidates against each other.

    Tom, Sam and Dirk all make their predictions for who Nebraska's next head coach will be.

    They also look at the big wake up call for Nebraska women's basketball after getting routed at Creighton. 
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    • 56 min
    Pick Six Podcast: Does the silence mean Nebraska's coaching search is over?

    Pick Six Podcast: Does the silence mean Nebraska's coaching search is over?

    Tom Shatel, Sam McKewon and Dirk Chatelain ask if the silence around Nebraska's coaching search means that Trev Alberts has his man?

    They make their predictions based off the latest information and take a deeper look at Army's Jeff Monken and Kansas' Lance Leipold.

    The crew also looks at how Jim Harbaugh has adapted, survived and thrived at Michigan.

    Later in the show, they preview a massive women's basketball matchup next week between Nebraska and Creighton. 

    They also ask the question: Will the "scrappy as hell" style of Nebraska men's basketball equate to more wins?
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Pick Six Podcast: We have reached the stir crazy stage of the Nebraska coaching search

    Pick Six Podcast: We have reached the stir crazy stage of the Nebraska coaching search

    Sam McKewon, Tom Shatel and Dirk Chatelain pour some water on the smoke around the Huskers' coaching search. Tom and Dirk say this hire is too important in the history of Nebraska football and the Huskers must hire someone with power five head coaching experience. 

    The crew then takes a deep dive into Nebraska basketball ahead of the season opener on Monday. They ponder if the new "ugly win Fred" can make immediate changes or if it's too little too late. 

    They predict the number of wins for the Huskers and if that will lead to Hoiberg retaining his job.

    They close the show by looking a potential mess with the Big Ten's expansion plans and if the UCLA situation could lead to more teams joining the conference. 
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

troger07 ,

Sam vs Dirk

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

deeretech129 ,

Need to fix Audio

Even pre covid the audio was awful. I understand local media has to pump sunshine but I wish they would be more realistic about Nebraska athletics struggles.

barnaud 56 ,

October

Really enjoy the insight, especially Sam’s. Awesome columnist-just wish they’d do a new episode in October! 😂

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