The Difference Between Believing & Wanting To Believe

College football is finally here and Nebraska’s season is already over. How does this keep happening and when will it ever end?

Where To Listen

On this episode:

  • Lisel Mueller: "Hope is the singular gift we cannot destroy in ourselves."
  • Mitch Sherman of The Athletic: "Sometimes in sports, when a group of people repeats a singular talking point, I wonder who they’re trying to convince — the audience or themselves."
  • I’ve never been more wrong about something than Scott Frost as Nebraska’s head coach.
  • Frost is 15-30 overall and 5-21 (!!!!) in one-score games.
  • Me, four years ago when Nebraska hired Frost: "Scott Frost has returned home and many people (myself included) believe he’s the one to resurrect Nebraska from the dead. Maybe I have to believe this because the alternative is too depressing to confront: that I’m doomed to chase sparks from the past in spite of an open future."
  • 20 years have passed and the questions for Nebraska football remain the same. Where is a coherent plan for the future of the program?