@Benchwarmer: I know for a fact walk-on players get four complimentary tickets. So, yes, scholarship players do, too.
@Steve: Thanks, Steve, as always. What did you like about it specifically?
@TO: I think, in that scenario, Nebraska would still need three wins in Washington, D.C.
@Czechdays: I think it says plenty about Husker fans -- a loyal pack, for sure. I also think it says a lot about the Railyard experience, which is magnificent. If I were Thad Matta, those empty seats would concern me, assuming he worried at all what his bosses think.
@RocketHusker: I don't pretend to know their personnel. But there is one part of the team I know personnel-wise. It's Gary Pepin. So, yeah, the team likely has enough to make a push for the title.
@Steve: He's a critical piece of the puzzle. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
@rickylee41: Fire away, Ricky.
@rickylee41: In the spirit of President's Day, I will respectfully decline that question.
@Steve: It would get awfully uncomfortable around here if Nebraska doesn't win the Big Ten West Division one of the next two years. I think we all understand that. Eight wins in 2017 would seem like a minimum standard to me. If it's an eight-win season with a couple blowout losses to the wrong teams (say, Iowa and Wisconsin), all bets would be off.
@rickylee41: I think Justin Patton -- the player to whom you refer -- will take advantage of the one-and-done rule.
@Benchwarmer: You don't think Nebraska football has its share of political elements? :)
@Gary: That, my friend, is a tremendous stat. Thanks for sending that. And thanks for your very kind words. Jake is a game to work with every morning.
@RocketHusker: The hallmark of youth is inconsistency. You see it in many aspects of life, especially in the sporting realm. You're right, though. It's also true that Nebraska is 1-6 in Big Ten games without Morrow and 5-2 with him. As for that track story, hey, it's not a bad idea.
@rickylee41: It's not a lost cause. I think Nebraska's program is poised for big things, perhaps down the stretch this season. There is plenty of evidence -- tangible and genuine -- that Tim Miles has his program on the right track.
@Steve: I think his main relationship is with staff -- coaches and administrators. He makes it clear that his role is NOT to coach players.
@Jack: I tend to lean toward Tre Bryant because he is more of a complete back. Ozigbo has said himself that he needs to improve in that regard. Right after the bowl game, Ozigbo said he needed to improve as a pass protector while also improving his straight-line speed. Bryant has him beat in both those areas. But let's be clear: Ozigbo is a big part of the puzzle on offense because he is a powerful runner with decent instincts
@RocketHusker: If Tanner Lee is as good as a lot of folks in the program seem to think, well, improvement at that position would be a great place to start.
@Moose: I'm with you on this. I really like Webster and the fact he continued to improve even when things weren't going his way as a freshman and sophomore. He and Josh Hart of Villanova are the only two players in the Power 5 who have scored in double-figures every game this season. As for your question, let's just stay in the regular season. Four games remain. I give Nebraska a 30 percent chance to win out and a 40 percent chance to win three of four.
@MrPresident: Good afternoon, Mr. President. Congratulations on your selection of H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. I trust this will be a good choice, "trust" being the operative word. As for Nebraska football, I would be surprised if Tanner Lee doesn't take control of the quarterback position. How much of an improvement will he be over Armstrong? Ask me in late March, or about a month into spring ball. Same goes for the defensive question. Going into spring ball, it's hard to predict much, especially about the defense, because it's hard to say who will be playing where.
@Bootleather: I need to think about that more.
@Uncertainty: That is a decent question. If Nebraska were to lose a few games early in the schedule -- say, at Oregon (Sept. 9) or even the October home games against Wisconsin (Oct. 7) and Ohio State (Oct. 14) -- there would be inevitable speculation about Riley's job security. I think many people underestimate the impact such speculation has on recruiting. Opposing coaches use such instability to their advantage in a big way.
@Derek: Westerkamp is a big Patriots fan. He makes that clear. I would really like to see him become a part of that organization. I think Cethan Carter will be the first Husker selected, perhaps as high as the fourth round (no earlier). I think Gerry will go in the fifth or sixth. I think Banderas and Reilly could be late-round guys, too. I wouldn't be surprised if Kevin Maurice and Alonzo Moore get long looks as free agents.