July 26th: A 4-star QB just committed to Princeton….over several big Power 5 schools

-Brevin White—of Lancaster, CA—had offers from Arizona State, Tennessee, Washington/Washington State, Auburn, North Carolina, and others….and chose PRINCETON!!! What an upset for the Ivy League!

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

July 26th: Mike Riley confirms that Trent Bray almost left for a coordinator spot; how long can he keep this current staff in place?

-We’ve mentioned that a part of the reason for the success at Northwestern lately is that the staff always keeps intact—and that was the same for Minnesota with Jerry Kill when he was there, too

-Obviously, assistants and coordinators want to move up in the world, and you should want motivated coaches on your team—but how long can Nebraska keep their current staff altogether?

July 26th: Is there any concern at all about Tanner Lee having a killer/closer mentality at QB?

-It may be the biggest question of all coming into this season. NO ONE is questioning the talent he has at QB and certainly the hype seems justified. But, seeing the lack of wins at Tulane (a much less talented team), do you go into this season believing that just because he is a solid QB, he will naturally close well?

-Bruce Feldman and Joel Klatt had nice things to say about Lee, and again—no one is questioning that he should/could put up big stats this year. But will they be in the critical spots when Nebraska needs to close? It’s why the early games are very important to establish a closing mentality

Happer & Stephens: July 25th, 1pm

LIVE from B1G Media Days in Chicago.

  • Dave Revsine, BTN.
  • Justin Jackson, Northwestern RB.

Happer & Stephens: July 25th, 12pm

LIVE from B1G Media Days in Chicago.

  • Gus Johnson, FOX Sports.
  • Mike McCray, Michigan LB.
  • Brian Christopherson, 247 Sports.
  • Tanner Lee, Nebraska quarterback.

Happer & Stephens: July 25th, 11am

LIVE from B1G Media Days in Chicago.

  • Mike Riley on Chris Jones, Josh Kalu, Stanley Morgan, Elijah Blades, Football Fridays and two-a-days.
  • Blog Jog

July 25th: More discussion on Friday Night games…do you believe Nebraska was disrespected in putting them this year vs. Illinois on Friday?

-Jim Delany had more conversation on this and it was a big topic of the day in general…disrespected?

July 25th: FCS teams might soon be back on B1G team’s schedules…bad look for the league? / Shut Up Sipple

-Jim Delany addressed the topic on Monday and said that they could be back to ensure that each B1G team has 7 home games—all other conferences have been OK with FCS teams on schedule except for B1G

-FCS teams are tough, and we saw North Dakota State beat Iowa last year…so why was this a problem to begin with?

July 25th: Will Nebraska ever take rivalry trophy games seriously?

-Iowa WR Matt Vandeberg brought up the importance of the Heroes Game trophy and why Iowa wants to beat Nebraska 3 separate times in his interview on Happer & Stephens—to further enhance the belief that Iowa just cares more about the game than Nebraska

-Nebraska certainly has the respect from other teams in their division like Iowa and Wisconsin—will they soon start to care more about the trophy up for grabs instead of making it ‘just another game’?

-Also—Kirk Ferentz says the practices before the Nebraska game were anything but bloodbath—OH BOY

July 25th: B1G games are heading down a path of being shown on….Hulu and YouTube?!

-BTN President Mark Silverman said on Monday that making more games and programming available online for streaming is on it’s way….can you envision watching a game on Hulu?!

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

July 25th: After hearing from P.J. Fleck yesterday, do you like him more as a coach…or despise him more?

-Fleck was on ‘Happer & Stephens’ and talked about his energy level, his coaching philosophy, and more

-He might be one of the most polarizing coaches in all of college football…where do you stand on him? Do you wish Mike Riley was more like him, or that Nebraska had a coach like P.J. Fleck?

July 25th: It’s Nebraska Day at B1G Media Days! What do you want to hear from Coach Riley today?

-Riley will speak at 9am at the podium, and Chris Weber/Aaron Williams/Tanner Lee will follow suit, although Weber already joined Brett Kane on Monday to talk a bit

-Who impressed on Day 1 at Media Days? What quotes stood out? Is Nebraska respected still?