Husker Doc Talk

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Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice talk Husker football

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  • 2023 Episode 3: The Business of Husker Athletics with Doug Ewald

    29/01/2023 Duração: 01h05min

    College athletics is a BIG business. So here's some news that will shock no one; it will keep getting bigger.  When Trev Alberts took the job at Nebraska to be the Athletic Director, he wanted to surround himself with people he trusted. So one of the first people he turned to was Doug Ewald. The fancy title Ewald has is Executive Associate Athletic Director-Chief Financial Officer. In layman's terms, he's the bean counter for a budget of well over $ 100 million. On this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by Betfred Sports, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice sit down and talk money with Doug. The ever-changing landscape of NIL and what the future holds for paying players. Has selling alcohol at Pinnacle Bank Arena been the financial windfall some people thought it would be? And with USC and UCLA joining the Big 10, what does this mean for travel budgets and the strain on student-athletes?  There's a lot to digest in our hour-long conversation. But one thing is for sure; there's more to an athletic depa

  • 2023 Episode2: The Brothers Zatechka

    23/01/2023 Duração: 01h39min

    This is the podcast we have been waiting for! The brothers Zatechka.  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. On this edition, Travis Justice sits back (interjecting occasionally) as Dr. Rob welcomes his brother Jon into the studio. So much to discuss, from the family dynamics to football to the recruiting, as Jon's son Issac recently committed to North Dakota State through the transfer portal. And we get to the bottom of two things we are dying to know, who's the toughest and smartest?  Betfred is THE local book for Eastern Nebraska; drive to Iowa. And in Western Nebraska, and go to Colorado.  If you use the BetFred Iowa app, new customers who make their first wager of $50 will get $111 in Fred Bets and up to $200 in Fred Bets per week for their first five weeks of Betting with Fred. Visit the Betfred Sportsbook Iowa App to start betting now! Must be 21 and located in Iowa. Gambling Problem, call 1-800-BETS OFF. Are you listening from around the country? In addition to Iowa and Colorado, you can bet wi

  • 2023 Episode 1: Willie Miller’s Road To Redemption

    09/01/2023 Duração: 01h20min

    Former Husker fullback Willie Miller has a story that could one day be made into a movie. You will hear much of the story by listening to this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by Betfred Sports.  When Miller graduated in 2000, he was in so much pain, and he knew that his football career was over. He needed surgery but was no longer a student-athlete; Nebraska was not going to pay for it even though his injuries were from him wearing the scarlet and cream.  Miller turned to painkillers. They worked. However, masking the pain doesn't solve the problem. In fact, it creates a bigger one. Addiction.  Massive weight gain, homelessness, disability, suicidal thoughts, and a near-death experience has Miller on the road to redemption.  He's fit, remarried, and now an operating room nurse at Methodist Hospital.  In this powerful hour-long plus, Miller is open and honest about the demons he's faced and offers hope to those who are going through a similar journey.  He's now becoming a resource for former athletes

  • 2022 Episode 40: Cautiously Optimistic

    19/12/2022 Duração: 01h25min

    Have you missed us? It's been a while since we've taken a couple of weeks off in between podcasts. Blame Travis! He decided to escape to Europe for a couple of weeks so he could pout about his Hawkeyes losing to Nebraska and avoid Dr. Rob living rent-free inside his head!  In this episode of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by Betfred Sports, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice cover a lot of ground. With the dismissal of Mickey Joesph from the program, O-Line coach Donovan Raiola was retained by Matt Rhule, and Rob's Vegas vacation to celebrate the College Football Hall of Fame Induction of Zach Wiegert.  We are looking for suggestions during the off-season. The podcast will become more interview based until we start talking about Xs and Os again. If there is someone you would like us to interview, send us suggestions at [email protected]  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred Sports. Register right now! If you are in Arizona, Colorado, or Iowa, enter the PROMO CODE

  • 2022 Episdoe 39: Matt Rhule Reaction

    01/12/2022 Duração: 02h35min

    Matt Rhule is the new Head Coach of Nebraska football. He was introduced Monday fan fare that Husker fans like to put on display to show support. This edition of the DocTalk Podcast presented by Betfred Sports, is a recording of the YouTube live stream Travis Justice and Dr. Rob Zatechka did on Monday, November 28, 2022.  Rhule signs an 8-year, $74 million contract making him the 3rd highest-paid coach in the Big 10 Conference.  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred Sports. Register right now! If you are in Arizona, Colorado, or Iowa, enter the PROMO CODE: DOCTALK, and you will get a free $20 bet. There are various betting types, including straight bets, in-play wagering, parlay cards, teasers, and more. Promotions and Bonuses exclusively for online bettors. Variation of deposit methods with secure withdrawals. Betfred Sports App is active in the following ways: Arizona-Get up to a $500 risk-free bet Colorado-Get up to a $500 risk-free bet Iowa-Bet $50 and get up to $250

  • 2022 Episode 38: Joe Moglia and The Business of College Football

    24/11/2022 Duração: 01h16min

    The story of Joe Moglia is well documented. Football coach turned Fortune 500 CEO turned football coach again. Today Moglia is the Chair of Athletics and Executive Director of Football at Coastal Carolina. And the chairman of Fundamental Global, LLC, and chairman of Capital Wealth Advisors.  Mogila has a unique skill set regarding business and college athletics which today are BIG business.  This Doc Talk podcast, presented by BetFred Sports, is a fun conversation as we dive deep into the financials of college sports, from NIL to hiring and firing head coaches. If you have ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of a conversation with a proven leader, you will enjoy this episode.  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred Sports. Register right now! If you are in Arizona, Colorado, or Iowa, enter the PROMO CODE: DOCTALK, and you will get a free $20 bet. There are various betting types, including straight bets, in-play wagering, parlay cards, teasers, and more. Promotions and Bonu

  • 2022 Episode 37: Have The Huskers Improved At All?

    20/11/2022 Duração: 01h12min

    Are the Huskers any better with Mickey Joesph as the interim Head Coach than when Scott Frost was leading the team earlier in the year? Travis Justice and Dr. Rob Zatechka discuss this topic on the latest episode of the Doc Talk podcast presented by BetFred Sports. Why are we talking about it? Our friend Scott Spreitzer who joins us every Wednesday for "Behind The Point" spread, says Nebraska is worse in his power rankings now than before Mickey took over. Of course, many factors go into these power rankings, but with a 3-8 record, there's no hiding the fact that Nebraska ain't that good.  The Huskers have one last game to show things are getting better for the next head coach, whoever that might be. But, the truth is, a win over Iowa would help heal some of the deep wounds that have been cut over this season.  The showdown with the Hawkeyes is turning into quite a rivalry game. Fans don't care that much for each other. Nebraska hasn't beaten Iowa since Bo Pelini was the Head Coach. The Huskers can keep Iowa

  • 2022 Episode 36: Stop Worshiping The Golden Calf!

    14/11/2022 Duração: 01h53min

    The Golden Calf is a false idol. But, unfortunately, it's tempting to worship it when there seems to be no hope or, in this case, no answers.  The Golden Calf I am referring to is every internet rumor that claims to know who the next Nebraska Football Coach will be. Last week it was Deion Sanders. The week before that, Matt Ruhle. The people that are starting these rumors have one motivation, clicks. That's right, clicks. They feed off your emotions of wanting something so badly that you will listen to anything by clicking on their rumors and lining their pockets with money.  On this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by BetFred Sports, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss why they aren't falling for any rumors and won't believe a thing until Trev Alberts personally names the next head coach. The Nebraska Athletic Director has owned the process since he fired Scott Frost. So there's no way Trev will let anything slip through the cracks with just a couple of weeks left in the process.  The search

  • 2022 Episode 35: A Conversation With Vince Ferragamo

    09/11/2022 Duração: 41min

    On this episode of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by Betfred Sports, Travis Justice and Dr. Rob Zatechka sit down with former Nebraska quarterback Vince Ferragamo. Ferragamo will be back in Nebraska on December 9, 2022. He's the guest speaker at the Sicula Italia Foundation gala, "A Night In Sicily." The event starts at 6:00 PMat the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown. Tickets are $100 for an individual seat or $800 for a table of 8. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS. Ferragamo was an All-American at Nebraska and started the Super Bowl for the Los Angles Rams in 1980. He currently lives in Orange County, California, and has a real estate business. Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred Sports. Register right now! If you are in Arizona, Colorado, or Iowa, enter the PROMO CODE: DOCTALK, and you will get a free $20 bet. There are various betting types, including straight bets, in-play wagering, parlay cards, teasers, and more. Promotions and Bonuses exclusively for online bettors. Va

  • 2022 Episode 34: A New Head Coach This Week?

    06/11/2022 Duração: 01h09min

    The rumors were flying last week leading up to the Minnesota game. Trev Alberts had found his coach, and an announcement was imminent. We now know there was no truth to the rumors.  Nebraska lost to Minnesota 20-13 and is not one loss away from not being bowl eligible for a sixth consecutive season. Six!  Where there's smoke, there's fire, right? This Doc Talk Podcast, presented by BetFred Sports, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss the possibility of an announcement coming this week. If it does, there are only two options to pick from, Mickey Joseph has the interim tag removed, or Matt Ruhle. Otherwise, it's a wait until the regular season is over.  The Huskers had a chance against Minnesota. It was a tale of two halves. In the end, the Huskers couldn't stop Mohamed Ibrahim who rushed for 128-yards and two touchdowns. Also, the Golden Gophers had the football almost 10-minutes longer than the Huskers.  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred Sports. Register right

  • 2022 Episode 33: The Backup Quarterback Problem

    31/10/2022 Duração: 01h11min

    It's official. Nebraska has a backup quarterback problem. It became painfully obvious when Casey Thompson was knocked out of the game against Illinois. Chubba Purdy came in and was 3 of 8 passing for  15-yards and one interception.  On this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by BetFred Sports, Dr. Rob Zatechka admits the backup quarterback situation is concerning but says don't hit the panic button just yet.  He believes if Purdy had a whole week working with the number one offense and getting the majority of snaps, think might, and we stress might be different.  The Huskers will have their hands full with another Big 10 West opponent on Saturday. An 11:00 AM kickoff against Minnesota. The Gophers will try and ground and pound just like Illinois did a week ago. Don't forget; we are in the t-shirt business now! Thanks to our partnerships with Raygun Custom, our #SorryDave shirts are ready for order. To order yours, CLICK HERE.  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred

  • 2022 Episode 32: Taking The Fight To The Illini

    23/10/2022 Duração: 01h13min

    There's only one thing that matters from here on out. Scoreboard. The Purdue game is a perfect example. Nebraska got kicked around statistically, yet the Huskers could have and maybe should have won the game.  On this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by BetFred Sports, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice break down the Big 10 West Division, starting with the Huskers game on Saturday with Illinois. The Fighting Illini are ranked 17th this week and in the driver's seat in the division. At this point of the season, Nebraska is what it is on both sides of the ball. Talent aside, the Huskers are playing with more passion under interim Head Coach Mickey Joesph and can win every game remaining on the schedule except for Michigan. Does passion alone win football games? Of course not, but if you can keep the score close, it might be the difference in pulling off an upset.  Nebraska did score a big win during the off-week, getting a commitment from Lincoln East Malachi Coleman. As an athlete, Coleman is a frea

  • 2022 Episode 31: Is There Tradition At Nebraska?

    21/10/2022 Duração: 01h22min

    Dr. Rob just returned from visiting his oldest daughter, who attends Florida State school. He attended the Clemson vs. Florida State game. Randomly in this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by BetFred Sports, the topic of traditions came up. There are many traditions we know about in schools in the South. This begs the question, does Nebraska have any traditions?  That's not an easy question to answer. Is it the releasing of balloons after the first touchdown? Is it the pipeline? Is it the black shirts? But, seriously, in the landscape of college football, what excellent college football traditions do the Huskers add to the landscape? Also, we want to know if you remember the failed attempt at an Alma Matter song by Chip Davis back when Bill Byrne was the Athletic Director. If you do, you are probably trying to forget it!  Also, former Nebraska Volleyball coach Terry Pettit took a shot on Twitter last week at those who put out "Report Cards" after games. Dr. Rob puts out a report card. We respond the

  • 2022 Episode 30: Dr. Rob Is A Bum!

    11/10/2022 Duração: 01h23min

    Did that headline get your attention? Well, a Nebraska fan didn't like Dr. Rob's report card for the Rutgers game and proclaimed Dr. Rob a bum!  Well, the bum is back again this week, and he's bringing his knowledge and expertise to the Doc Talk Podcast presented by BetFred Sports. This week Dr. Rob goes in deep on Anthony Grant. The Nebraska running back is one of the best in the country, currently 8th nationally in rushing yards, despite a crappy offensive line. Also, Dr. Rob assesses Trey Palmer at wide receiver and Casey Thompson at quarterback. Despite the great individual performances, Dr. Rob tells Travis Justice that the Huskers will still have their hands full at Purdue in the battle for the Big 10 West Division lead.  Don't forget, we are in the t-shirt business now! Thanks to our partnerships with Raygun Custom, our #SorryDave shirts are ready for order. To order yours, CLICK HERE.  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred Sports. Register right now! If you are in

  • 2022 Episode 29: False Hope For The Huskers?

    02/10/2022 Duração: 01h15min

    Is Nebraska's win over Indiana feeding false hope into the fan base? Dr. Rob isn't ready to go that far. However, in this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by Betfred Sportsbook, Dr. Rob and Travis Justice remind everyone that the Hoosiers aren't a very good team and were missing two of their best wide receivers. Dr. Rob's report card for the game was not as generous as many would have liked coming off a win.  Dr. Rob's Report Card Running Game B- Passing Game B- Offensive Line C- Defense C+ Special Teams B+ Overall C Dr. Rob is particularly critical of the offensive line. Specifically the play of Bryce Benhart and Turner Corcoran. Dr. Rob knows a thing or two about O-Line play and knows the Huskers running and passing games could be much better if the line or the personnel changed.  The win over Indiana is a step in the right direction for Nebraska. The confidence builder is a Huge boost for coaches, players, and fans. It is hard not to look ahead because of Nebraska's favorable schedule. Yes, winni

  • 2022 Episode 28: Can A Week Off Fix The Problems?

    25/09/2022 Duração: 01h11min

    The Nebraska fan base seemed to be a lot less stressed this past week.  Maybe the week off was as much needed for the fan base as it was for the players?  In this week's Doc Talk Podcast presented by BetFred Sportsbook, Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss if a week off can fix all the problems the Nebraska football team faces. Up next for Nebraska is Indiana. The Hoosiers are coming off their first season loss, falling to Cincinnati. Indiana didn't do itself any favors by turning the ball over three times and allowing the Bearcats to score 14-points in a time span of 10-seconds. All part of a 28-point 2nd quarter for Cincinnati.  The rumor mill was running a full speed during the off week. Many stories, podcasts, and videos discuss who would be the ideal candidate for the Nebraska job. Dr. Rob and Travis don't have a strong opinion one way or another as they both agree it's a crap shoot on whether or not one coach succeeds and one doesn't. Many people are watching Dave Aranda at Baylor, Matt Campbell

  • 2022 Episode 27: Another Sacrifice At The Altar Of Nebraska Football

    19/09/2022 Duração: 01h06min

    Last week it was Scott Frost. This week it's Defensive Coordinator Eric Chinander who is fired. Let's be honest; this is not exactly a huge shock as many people think he should have been fired right along with Frost.  The Nebraska defense was horrible against Oklahoma. Giving up 312-Rushing yards and 49 unanswered points. Mickey Joseph was left with little joins as he tries to salvage a season where Nebraska is not 1-3. If there was ever a time for a bye week, this is it! Will there be more changes?  Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice discuss on this week's Doc Talk Podcast!  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred Sports. Register right now! If you are in Arizona, Colorado, or Iowa, enter the PROMO CODE: DOCTALK, and you will get a free $20 bet. There are various betting types, including straight bets, in-play wagering, parlay cards, teasers, and more. Promotions and Bonuses exclusively for online bettors. Variation of deposit methods with secure withdrawals. Betfred Spor

  • 2022 Episode 26: Scott Frost Is Fired

    12/09/2022 Duração: 02h19min

    This podcast is a replay of the live show Travis Justice and Dr. Rob Zatechka did the night Scott Frost was fired as Nebraska's Head Coach. Mickey Joseph will serve as Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2022 season. Nebraska lost to Georgia Southern last night 45-42 in Frost's last game as Head Coach. The Huskers are 1-2 on the season. Frost ends his Nebraska coaching career with a 16-31 record, 0-13 against ranked teams, and 5-19 in games decided by 7 points or less. Frost failed to produce a winning season at Nebraska and never qualified for a bowl game. Frost, a National Championship-winning quarterback for the Huskers, came to Nebraska following an undefeated season at Central Florida. He was considered a "Home Run" hire who could unite the fan base. The Wood River native is scheduled to receive a $15-million buyout of his contract.  Betfred Sports presents the Doc Talk Podcast. Never miss a bet with Betfred Sports. Register right now! If you are in Arizona, Colorado, or Iowa, enter the PROMO COD

  • 2022 Episode 25: There’s A lot of Work To Do!

    06/09/2022 Duração: 01h27min

    On paper, 38-17 looks like a pretty good final score as Nebraska beats North Dakota. However, Doctor Rob Zatechka says there is a lot of work to make a believer out of him going forward. The next real measuring stick will be the Oklahoma game in a couple of weeks. First, Nebraska must get through Georgia Southern, coached by former USC Head Coach Clay Helton. Georgia Southern scored 59-points in a win last weekend.  In this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by Betfred Sportsbook.  Dr. Rob breaks down his report card from the North Dakota game. Yes, his grading scale is a little weird, but things will make a lot more sense after he explains it.  Dr. Rob and Travis Justice spend a lot of time discussing the offense. Specifically the offensive line and the running game. The runningbacks are in place and impressive. Will the offensive line be able to hold up for the season to support them? The defense is also discussed, as well as the improvement in the special teams, which we all know can be the differen

  • 2022 Episode 24: You Have To Be F’ing Kidding!

    29/08/2022 Duração: 01h15min

    #SorryDave If you don't like the F-word, best stop listening right now. At the Betfred Sportsbook Nebraska was a 13.5-point favorite on Wednesday night. At game time on Saturday morning, that line had dropped to 10.  Still, a double-digit spread, but that is some major movement.  Northwestern 31 Nebraska 28. You have to be F-in kidding! What was supposed to be the good fortune of the Irish for Nebraska turned into the horror movie Leprechaun! The only good part about the day was all the free beer because the internet was down at the stadium. The pressure is mounting, and all eyes are on Scott Frost. As much as he talks about the culture being the best it's been, he said a couple of things in his post-game press conference that would have you believe maybe that's not the case.  Dr. Rob sounds off on another disappointing loss for Nebraska on this edition of the Doc Talk Podcast presented by Betfred Sportsbook.  Additionally, he goes in-depth and the grades he handed out for the game.  Betfred Sports presents t