HUSKER DOC TALK PODCAST

The good Dr. Rob Zatechka and Travis Justice talk all things Husker football and a sprinkling of other topics as well. Presented by Rimington Trophy, Doc Talk Sports produces a weekly episode during the Nebraska football season with an occasional "bonus" episode periodically. From recruiting to firings, what is working and what is not, and interesting Husker happenings make sure to tune in. Spread the word and share with your friends. Go Big Red!



Doc Talk 2021: Episode 3 | How to Fix Spring Football

The Nebraska Football team just held an open practice on Saturday, April 18 and Dr. Rob and Travis discuss how Spring Football could be made to better serve both players and fans. Travis was also apparantly looking at a calendar from the past (or perhaps the future) and incorrectly states that May 1 is on a Wednesday. It's not, it's a Saturday and the day of the Nebraska Red-White Scrimmage! Our very own Chad Carr also joins the guys for a bit. Tune in now!


Doc Talk 2021: Episode 2 | Boomer Sooner

What brings Dr. Rob and Travis back to the recording studio so soon? Well the rumors (okay, they weren't just rumors) that Nebraska was trying to back out of playing Oklahoma this fall. Hear what Dr. Rob and Travis had to say about this situation as well as other things football related...and of course, beer. Sit back, listen, and enjoy!


Doc Talk 2021: Episode 1 | Doc Discusses Family

Welcome to 2021 and a new season of Husker Doc Talk! In this first episode of the season, Dr. Rob talks about his nephew Izaac and his decision to take a preferred walk-on opportunity rather than play at Nebraska. Both Dr. Rob and his brother Jon had storied careers at Nebraska and many likely expected the new generation of Zatechkas to follow in those footsteps. Family and so much more on this first episode of 2021!


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 18 | That's a Wrap!

The season is officially over and Nebraska ends the season with a 3-5 record and opts not to play in a bowl game. Dr. Rob and Travis discuss Nebraska's decision not to play in a bowl game as well as what is next for the program and changes that we may see in the future. Dr. Rob also gives his diagnosis on the College Football Playoffs. Listen to the final episode of 2020 now!


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 17 | This is Idiotic!

Dr. Rob is not happy about Nebraska's loss to Minnesota. So unhappy and passionate is he that he does a bit of cursing in the episode so listener beware. In the middle of this episode Dr. Rob makes a perfect point: "This is idiotic; it's just so basic!" Now onward to Rutgers week...


 Doc Talk 2020: Episode 16 | Nebraska's Biggest Win of the Year

Nebraska's biggest win of the year wasn't the victory over Purdue according to Dr. Rob but rather the satisfaction in knowing you were right all along. Dr. Rob and Travis discuss yet another crazy Covid week in the Big 10 including the Championship Game rule changes that benefit THE Ohio State. Nebraska can now head into the game at Minnesota with some confidence giving a salute to their many doubters and detracters. 


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 15 | The Art of the Audible

Yet another "Clap-gate" scenerio for the Huskers in the game against Iowa. In this episode, Dr. Rob talks about the art of the audible and why clapping is not the way to call a snap. Travis and Dr. Rob also talk about the offensive line once again. Listen to these topics and more now on this episode of Husker Doc Talk.

 


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 14 | Identity: The Huskers Don't Have One

What's the identity of the Husker offense? They don't have one. How about the identity of the defense? Again, there isn't one. After a loss to Illinois on Saturday, the Nebraska Football team appears to be a ship without a rudder. Listen now and find out what changes Dr. Rob thinks should be ordered.


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 13 | A Win is a Win is a Win!

Scott Frost said it best, winning feels good! Was is perfect? No. Does that matter? No! In this episode Dr. Rob and Travis dive deep into the Nebraska - Penn State game and discuss McCaffery's first start. 


 

Doc Talk 2020: Episode 12 | It's More Than Just the Quarterbacks

Nebraska's football problems don't just stem from the quarterback position. In this episode, Dr. Rob takes a deep dive into the offensive line and explains why the "pipeline" has some cracks in it. Listen now!


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 11 | Huskers Don't Play Nice in The Big 10

If you believe the media, Nebraska appears to be a big bully (or a toddler pitching a tantrum.) Dr. Rob and Travis believe the media is way off base and that with the cancelation of the Wisconsin game, Nebraska should be allowed to play a non-conference opponent instead of enjoying a weekend off. The guys cover a lot in this episode and give a shout out to our team at Ticket Express for celebrating 28 years in business!


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 10 | Is it Time to Bench Matt Farniok?

The boys are back! With the first game of the season complete, there is more to the story of Nebraska's loss to Ohio State than the final score. Dr. Rob talks about the positives he saw in the game in effort and improvement and what to watch for as the season progresses. There is also deep discussion about the battle at quarterback and wide receivers. Stay hopeful, Husker Nation.


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 9 | Fans at Football Games

The Big Ten made the annoucement that there would not be fans at football games this fall. They changed their minds about having a football season, will they change their stance on fans in the stands? The guys also discuss player eligibility due to Covid-19, players sticking around that could have a career in the NFL, and so much more. 


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 8 | Don't Complain About the Schedule

The Big Ten Football schedule is out and many Husker fans are not happy about it. Dr. Rob let's us all know why we should embrace it and celebrate the return of football! Go Big Red!


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 7 | Where There's Smoke

There are murmers that the Big Ten could start the football season in October and that is music to the ears of many. Dr. Rob and Travis talk about what that means and what is needed to make it happen. Also, the return of Desmond Howard - after getting blocked on Twitter, Dr. Rob has been unblocked. If you are on Twitter, you can follow Dr. Rob at @DocTalkSports - you can also follow us at Ticket Express at @TicketExpressNE.


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 6 | Desmond Howard is a Coward and Dennis Dodd is a Liar

Husker fans are fired up and so is Dr. Rob. Listen to the good doctor rail against Despond Howard and Dennis Dodd in this episode. Also covered, budget concerns at Nebraska now that there is no football and what sports may be on the chopping block. 


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 5 | Dr. Rob Says Safety is NOT the Issue

Recorded just days after episode four, the Big Ten has postponed football until the spring and Dr. Rob has some very strong thoughts on the topic. Dr. Rob and Travis talk about a lack of leadership in the Big Ten, what a spring season may look like, what if the other conferences continue to play this fall and much more. They also discuss what lies ahead for Husker Doc Talk.


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 4 | Dr. Rob Says Play Football This Fall

Recorded August 8, Dr. Rob shares his thoughts on why football should be played this fall even with so many unknowns due to Covid-19. The MAC has already pushed football to the spring but the Power 5 Conferences currently still plan to push ahead. Listen now:


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 3 | Defections Happen and Times Have Changed

Dr. Rob and Travis tell us why defections are not always a bad thing. They discuss whether it's in-state recruits leaving or walk-ons transferring that it's a part of life in today's game of college football. Listen and let us know if you agree.


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 2 | Social Distancing

Dr. Rob and Travis recorded this episode via Skype to practice social distancing. This episode covers Covid-19 (listen to the good doctor!), what not having spring practice could mean for the Huskers, Tom Brady to Tampa Bay and more. Like many of us, the guys have also been binge watching Netflix and have some thoughts to share on that too. 

 

 


Doc Talk 2020: Episode 1 | Coaching Changes and The Rimington Trophy

The Rimington Trophy returns to once again be the presenting sponsor of Husker Doc Talk podcast! Dr. Rob talks about coaching changes Scott Frost has made over the winter and the excitement for the Spring Game. It's sure to be a wild ride ahead - we aren't just talking about Nebraska Football, but about the podcast as well!

Ticket Express is also proud to be a sponsor and partner with Husker Doc Talk for another season. Go Big Red!

 


Doc Talk 2019 Episode 23 - If Only the Huskers Could Tackle

Tackling continues to be a big problem for the Huskers and in this episode, Dr. Rob gives his diagnosis of the problem. Despite the fourth loss in a row this season, Dr. Rob did see a lot of promising factors in the Wisconsin game. Listen now!


 

Doc Talk 2019 Episode 22 - 6.4% ABV Beer and the Wisconsin Game

On this episode of Doc Talk, Dr. Rob and Travis talk about beer (surprise!) and discuss how Nebraska needs to stop the Wisconsin running game and whether the Huskers can manage to do that. They also talk about how all roads in the Big Ten West go through Minnesota and the success story to the north. Lastly, Dr. Rob shares a great story about Dr. Jack Stark and his observations from the early '90s that changed the trajectory of the Husker probram. Good stuff!

 

 

Doc Talk 2019 Episode Episode 21 - Is This The Lowest Point in Husker Football?

It's that time in the season again to wonder if this is the lowest point in the history of Nebraska football since before Bob Devaney. Dr. Rob and Travis try to make sense of what is happening and also address e-mails they have received. Listen now!

 

Doc Talk 2019 Episode 16 - Doc Talk 2019 - Is Adrian Martinez Thinking Too Much?

Dr. Rob isn't too worried about the stinging loss to Ohio State and you shouldn't be either. Listen to what Dr. Rob and Travis have to say about that game as well as what to expect moving forward. 


Doc Talk 2019 Episode 15 - Doc Talk 2019 - Talk Football and Beer, Not Religion!

Dr. Rob and Travis talk about their critics in this episode of Doc Talk and then dive into what happened at Illinois and what to expect in the upcoming Ohio State game. 


 

Doc Talk 2019 Episode 14 - Doc Talk 2019 - Boy, Illinois Sucks!

On this episode of Doc Talk, Dr. Rob and Travis discuss the Northern Illinois win and the upcoming road game against Illinois. Dr. Rob also breaks down what he liked and didn't like about the offensive line. Does the blowout win last weekend mean the tide has turned for the season? Find out what the guys have to say and tune into Doc Talk now. Share with your friends too!


Doc Talk 2019 Episode 13 - The Colorado Loss and the Changing Approach to Journalism

Dr. Rob and Travis talk about fan reaction to the Colorado loss - it was all over the board! If you've been listening to the duo this season you also know that they've talked a lot about The Athletic and how it is changing sports journalism for the better. In this episode they talk with Mitch Sherman, Nebraska writer for The Athletic, in-studio for some in-depth discussion.


Doc Talk 2019 Episode 12 - It's Not As Bas As It Looked

The Huskers have their first game under its belt and the victory wasn't the blowout many were expecting. The offense struggled and fans were not please but Dr. Rob is here to tell you it's going to be okay. Our own Chad Carr talks about his expectation that Folsom Field will be a 'Sea of Red' for the upcoming Colorado game and Dr. Rob and Travis discuss whether the Colorado game is actually a "rivalry" game. Listen now!


Doc Talk 2019 Episode 11 - The 2019 Season Opener Preview

The wait is over! The Huskers have their season opening game this week against South Alabama. Are you looking forward to the game or already looking ahead to Colorado? Dr. Rob also talks about the honor of being a team captain and the "alternative" uniforms for this season. Hear what Dr. Rob and Travis have to say in this episode of Doc Talk!


 

Doc Talk 2019 Episode 10 - Does Nebraska Have Meaningful Gameday Traditions?

Nebraska is one of the winningest programs in college football history but does it have any meaningful gameday traditions? Find out what Dr. Rob and Travis think on this latest episode of Husker Doc Talk.

 

 

Doc Talk 2019 Episode 9 - Week One in the Books

Dr. Rob and Travis cover a variety of Nebraska Football topics as the start of the season nears. Also, they did an interview with David Max - founder and publisher of Husker Max - and his new website, Footballpedia.com. Don't miss Ticket Talk with our very own Chad Carr.

Doc Talk 2019 Episode 8 - Dave Ellis Interview

In this episode, Dr. Rob and Travis talk to Dave Ellis, Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Nebraska. Dave Ellis was working to perfect his craft when Dr. Rob was a Husker player and this is an informative and entertaining interview.

 


Doc Talk 2019 Episode 7 - Let the Fun and Games Begin

Dr. Rob and Travis Justice talk about the start of the season as everyone gets to work on the upcoming season. Find out their thoughts on the importance of fall camps and player data.


Doc Talk 2019 Episode 6 - July 22, 2019 - Full Steam Ahead for 2019

Dr. Rob and Travis Justice cover Big 10 Media Days and the East and West Divisions plus other things to expect this season (including parts of Nebraska that has more cows than people)!

 


Doc Talk 2019 Episode 3 - March 7, 2019 - It's Spring Time Baby! 

Dr. Rob and Travis Justice are ready for spring to roll around and the return of football. With just about a month left before the Nebraska Football Spring Game, see what these gents have to say about expectation and observations.

 


Doc Talk Episode 11 - September 26, 2017

With the firing of Shawn Eichorst, there is lots of chatter about who the next AD will be and candidates for the job. Dr. Rob and Travis Justice also address listener questions - you can submit your questions for future episodes at doctalksports@gmail.com. Who do you think will be the next AD?

 


Doc Talk Episode 10 - September 19, 2017

Is everything is going to hell in a handbasket? Cries for firings are getting louder and louder, and Dr. Rob says that isn’t a good thing, what do you think? What is the importance of traditions in a football program like Nebraska’s? Dr. Rob and Travis Justice tackle this and more in this episode of Doc Talk.


Doc Talk Episode 9 - September 12, 2017

Is Bob Diaco to blame for the state of the defense? What does Dr. Rob think about Tanner Lee's mechanics? Mike Riley has been the coach for three years now, what is the identity of the team? Listen now and find out!


Doc Talk Episode 8 - September 5, 2017

After the season opener that didn't make the Husker defense look all that strong, what does Dr. Rob think of the D-line? How did Tanner Lee fair in his role of starting quaterback? And, what can we expect this week against Oregon? This and more on Doc Talk!

 


Doc Talk Episode 7 - August 31, 2017

Is this the year that Mike Riley has to prove himself as head coach? What lies ahead this week as the Huskers face Arkansas State? See what Dr. Rob and Travis have to say this week as we prepare for the start of the season!


Doc Talk Episode 6 - August 24, 2017

 Is there greater pressure not to red-shirt for fear of transfers? What is the importance of walk-ons? And, what difference to in-state players make to a team? Find out this and more on this week's episode of Doc Talk!


Doc Talk Episode 5 - August 19, 2017

Which Nebraska player will disspoint us this season and which one will exceed expectations? What are the predictions for the 2017 Husker season? Hear what Dr. Rob and Travis Justice have to say on Doc Talk epsode 5. Simply click the link below to listen now! We sure hope Dr. Rob is wrong...


Doc Talk Episode 4 - August 12, 2017

Why do the Huskers go with Adidas instead of Under Armor or Nike?  Who’s the most popular Nebraska player in Lincoln? Should the Huskers have pre-season games with other teams? Former Husker Dr. Rob Zatechka & Travis Justice tackle all these topics in this week's Husker Doc Talk. Listen to the podcast now by clicking the pic below. Keep the faith....Go Big Red!

  


Doc Talk Episode 3 - August 3, 2017

What happened during week one of practice? What are your thoughts on the alternative uniforms - a throw back to the 1997 team? It's a little hard to believe it's been 20 years since the last Nebraska National Championship.