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Listen: The Big Red Today Podcast, Nov. 21

Many of the issues that have plagued Nebraska during the past few seasons proved costly again in a loss to Michigan State last weekend.

In this week’s edition of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon discuss those problems before breaking down Saturday’s matchup with Penn State. They also talk about Ameer Abdullah’s impressive season, the banged-up offensive line, the improving linebackers and NU’s blitz schemes.

Plus, game picks: Missouri-Ole Miss, LSU-Texas A&M, Arizona State-UCLA and more.

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Run time: 40 minutes, 4 seconds

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Listen: The Big Red Today Podcast, Nov. 14

In this week’s edition of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon examine how Nebraska’s now-inexperienced offense will try to move the ball against a statistically dominant Michigan State defense. The good news: The Huskers have been successful against Michigan State in the past.

Sam talks option football for a bit, Jon wonders if MSU has the Husker defensive scheme figured out, and the two staff writers finish with their picks for the weekend’s slate of games, including Michigan-Northwestern and Georgia-Auburn.

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Run time: 59 minutes, 45 seconds

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Listen: The Big Red Today Podcast, Nov. 7

In this week’s edition of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon start by recapping the miraculous Hail Mary play that lifted Nebraska to a win over Northwestern. An amazing moment. Then they dive into the Huskers’ matchup against Michigan. Can NU stick to a four-quarter plan on offense? Can Nebraska’s defense build off a strong second-half effort?

The two staff writers finish with a discussion about the big games across the country: Oklahoma-Baylor, Oregon-Stanford and LSU-Alabama.

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Run time: 55 minutes, 21 seconds

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Listen: The Big Red Today Podcast, Oct. 24

In this week’s edition of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Jon Nyatawa is joined by Rich Kaipust to discuss the start of Nebraska’s stretch run. All of the Huskers’ toughest league games are coming up, yet they still might be the Legends Division favorite.

The two staff writers break down the division race and once again examine the Big Ten’s declining state of national relevance. Plus, they make their picks for some of the weekend’s top games, including South Carolina-Missouri, UCLA-Oregon, Texas Tech-Oklahoma and more.

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Run time: 55 minutes, 19 seconds

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Listen: The Big Red Today Podcast, Oct. 10

In this week’s edition of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Sam McKewon joins host Jon Nyatawa to examine Nebraska’s defense — can the Huskers build on last week’s improvement?

Jon and Sam then venture off on a few tangents: Northwestern’s ticket-selling strategy, the aesthetic appeal of Purdue’s athletic campus and the formation of the college football selection committee. The two staff writers then offer their picks for the weekend’s biggest games, including Oklahoma-Texas, Washington-Oregon, Northwestern-Wisconsin and more.

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Run time: 55 minutes, 19 seconds

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Listen: The Big Red Today Podcast, Oct. 3

In this week’s edition of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Sam McKewon is joined by Dirk Chatelain, who uses his in-person observations at one of the season’s most-watched matchups — the Alabama-Texas A&M game — to examine Nebraska’s deficiencies in big moments.

Sam and Dirk look into the Huskers’ quarterback situation before addressing the declining state of Big Ten football. Also, get their predictions on the weekend’s big games: Michigan State-Iowa, Washington-Stanford, Ohio State-Northwestern and more.

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Run time: 55 minutes, 54 seconds

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Listen: The Big Red Today Podcast, Sept. 26

In this week’s edition of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon examine the challenges facing Nebraska’s coaching staff as it tries to solve the problems on defense. The World-Herald staff writers break down Tommy Armstrong’s debut and look back at the up-and-down start to Taylor Martinez’s senior season.

Plus, get their takes on the weekend’s phenomenal slate of games: LSU-Georgia, Ole Miss-Alabama, Wisconsin-Ohio State and more.

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Run time: 47 minutes, 33 seconds

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Listen: The Big Red Today Podcast, Sept. 12

In this week’s edition of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon conduct a full breakdown of UCLA-Nebraska. The World-Herald staff writers discuss the ways in which the Bruins’ offense could cause problems for NU’s defense. They also develop a relatively basic game plan for solving the potentially confusing alignments of UCLA’s defense. Also: Why is this game at 11 a.m., again? The podcast ends with predictions — Big Ten vs. Pac-12, Texas-Ole Miss and Alabama-Texas A&M.

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Run time: 59 minutes, 30 seconds

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Listen: Big Red Today Podcast, Sept. 5

In this week’s episode of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Jon Nyatawa and Sam McKewon analyze the breakdowns in Nebraska’s season-opening win over Wyoming. Nothing seemed to go as planned for the Huskers Saturday. The two Husker beat writers examine what might have caused the close call, while pondering a few possible structural changes NU could make along the way.

Sam and Jon also look at Southern Mississippi, then conclude by chatting about the national scene. Is Texas for real? Michigan-Notre Dame. Will Georgia rebound? Florida-Miami and more.

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Run time: 54 minutes, 38 seconds

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Listen: Big Red Today Podcast, Aug. 29

In the season’s first episode of “The Big Red Today Podcast,” Jon Nyatawa is joined by Rich Kaipust to preview Nebraska’s season opener against Wyoming. The two beat writers do a position-by-position breakdown of the Huskers, relaying their offseason observations and insight about a roster full of unknowns. Jon and Rich make a few preseason predictions, talk about the NU offense, what the Cowboys will bring to the table and more.

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Run time: 42 minutes, 30 seconds

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