Articles by Ryan Tweedy

Tommie Frazier – Lincoln Vs. Omaha

9/21/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Touchdown Tommie Frazier talks about the differences between the capitol city and the not capitol city. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does…

Steve Sipple – Scott Frost Intrigue

9/19/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Steve Sipple talks about what makes Scott Frost so intriguing. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to be a Husker…

Chad Kelsay – Philosophy Of Blackshirts

9/17/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Chad Kelsay talks about the mentality of being a blackshirt. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to be a Husker…

Aaron Babcock – Next 10 Years

9/15/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Aaron Babcock explains what he expects for Husker football in the next 10 years. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean…

Clay Anderson – The Great State of Nebraska

9/13/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Nebraska's astronaut talks about why Nebraska is the greatest state in the union. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to…

Mike’l Severe – Scott Frost Is A Winner

9/11/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Mike'l Severe describes how much of a winner Scott Frost is. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to be a…

Big Red Cobcast: Mother Nature Sucks.

9/5/18 | Ryan Tweedy
You know what I don't have? Patience. And thanks to mother nature, here I am waiting another week to see future of Husker football beat something to oblivion. By 8 pm Saturday night (PST) I would have watched Scott Frost beat a raccoon with a wrench. Wether it bit him first or not. I just wanted anything that resembled Husker…

Tom Osborne – Teammates Program

9/1/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, The greatest college football coach of all time, Tom Osborne, talks about his passion project, The Team Mates Program. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the…

Aaron Babcock – Did You Think It Would Get This Bad?

8/30/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Aaron Babcock talks about wether or not, 20 years ago, he thought it would get this bad. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What…

Big Red Cobcast: New Beginnings

8/28/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Here we are. Week 1. The Scott Frost Era begins in 3 days. It's like we have a new toy. It feels like I've been waiting 17 years for this and in a sense, I have. Im not sure why but in spite of all the oddly negative things coming out the last week, like the attrition after the release…

Steve Sipple – Where Do You Think The Program Is Headed?

8/28/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Steve Sipple tells us where he thinks we'll be in 1, 5, and 10 years. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it…

Tom Osborne – Making “The Greats” Great

8/25/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Dr. Tom Osborne talks about leadership. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to be a Husker fan?” These lost tapes…

Aaron Babcock – Year 1 Predictions

8/23/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Aaron Babcock makes his year 1 predictions. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to be a Husker fan?” These lost…

Mike’l Severe – Keeping The Band Together

8/21/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Radio personality, Mike'l Severe explains how important he thinks it was that Head Coach Scott Frost kept his coaches together at Nebraska. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These…

Big Red Cobcast: So Close!

8/21/18 | Ryan Tweedy
(This week we have guest blogger Joe Canale again) SOCLOSESOCLOSESOCLOSESOCLOSESOCLOSE!!!! I know I did the whole Christmas eve thing last week , I should have saved it for this week, or actually next week come to think about it.  But I was wrong about Christmas.  Because Christmas (or birthday or anniversary or whatever) comes once a year.  What we are…
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Jason Peter – Husker Fans Are loud

8/18/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Jason Peter talks about the lodness factor of Husker fans. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to be a Husker…

Mike’l Severe – Jason Peter vs. Matt Davison

8/16/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Mike'l Severe tells us how he views both Matt Davison and Jason Peter and why they are both important to the program. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These…

Clayton Anderson – Seeing Home From Outer Space

8/14/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake,Nebraska's Astronaut, Clayton Anderson, talks about the first time he saw Ashland, Nebraska from outer space. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it…

Big Red Cobcast: Christmas In September

8/14/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Oh man oh man oh man.  It's getting closer,  yet it still can't get here soon enough. I know we all look forward to the first Husker football game every year, but there's no question this year is unique.  There has never been a head coach like Scott Frost at Nebraska.  We've had high profile hires like Bill Callahan.  And…
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Steve Sipple – The Spring Game 201

8/11/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Steve Sipple breaks down Spring Game expectations. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to be a Husker fan?” These lost…

Mike’l Severe – How Wins Affect The Media

8/9/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Local media juggernaut, Mike'l Severe, explains the affects how wins and losses of the Cornhusker football team affects the media inside of the state. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor.…

Aaron Babcock – Getting Our Guy

8/7/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Aaron Babcock talks about the excitement of getting Scott Frost! MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to be a Husker…

Big Red Cobcast: The Brenda Tracy Interview

8/7/18 | Ryan Tweedy
I'm gonna keep this article short and sweet because I would like the podcast to speak for itself this week. We spoke to Brenda Tracy Saturday afternoon and recorded our conversation. She was insightful, brave, thoughtful, poignant and honest. I want to let her speak for herself. If you have sons and/or daughters this might be a good episode for…
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Mike’l Severe: Crazy Pick For 2018

8/4/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Mike'l Severe, makes his pick for how the Huskers turn out next season. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What does it mean to…

Aaron Babcock: The Frost Hire

8/2/18 | Ryan Tweedy
In this Through These Gates outtake, Aaron Babcock breaks down the importance of the hiring of the Nebraska Cornhusker head coach, Scott Frost. MORE LOST TAPES!   HuskerMax™ and Through These Gates creator, Ryan Tweedy, are showing never-before-seen short documentaries from over 58 hours of footage that never left the cutting room floor. Through These Gates explored the question, “What…

Big Red Cobcast: Integrity And Leadership

8/1/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Integrity is what you do when no one is watching. I'm not here to be a white knight or point fingers or say that this or that should be a punishment. I'm not here to remind people that if you bully anyone that is weaker than you, you are a coward. I'm also not here to pretend that I haven't…
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Big Red Cobcast: Nutrition!

7/25/18 | Ryan Tweedy
This week we are joined by our good friend, Brent Pope. Brent is not only a Husker super fan but also a very famous actor. He's one of those guys who's name you don't know but you've seen his face a million times. Check him out on Casual on HULU and Pink Collar Crimes on CBS! Now to what's important. What…
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The Big Red Cobcast: Scott Frost Is Like Gum

7/17/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Editor's Note: We have a guest blogger this week, Joe Canale (@weaselicious). Also, in spite of what Joe says - Ryan is very smart and logical and great. My kid is four and a half.  Actually it's four and three quarters.  She asked me this morning how long until she turns five and I am guessing this is just going…
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Energy: 4 Year Olds vs. Scott Frost

7/10/18 | Ryan Tweedy
(This week we have a guest blogger - Joe Canale @weaselicious) The last few days here in LA have been record breakingly hot. Triple digits, combined with what I can only describe as an unpleasant, baking- hot wind.  It's the kind of weather that makes you want to do...nothing.  That is, unless you are my four year old daughter.  Every…

Big Red Cobcast: Consistency

7/3/18 | Ryan Tweedy
(This week Joe Canale @weaseliscious of "The Big Red Cobcast" is our guest writer) Consistency. That is a word that used to define the Nebraska football, and not always in a good way. Before Osborne won his Natty's he was criticized for winning ten games a year, but losing the "big one". There were even rumors of him being fired,…
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Big Red Cobcast: Accountability

6/26/18 | Ryan Tweedy
I'm a forum reader. I'm one of those nerdy Husker fans that scours various forums in the middle of July for that one golden nugget of info that I haven't heard yet. I don't care if it's about staff accountability, Strength and Conditioning, Coach Verduzco, or some 16 year old 2021 recruit that still wets his bed. I love it…

Big Red Cobcast: Wishful Thinking

6/19/18 | Ryan Tweedy
It's the offseason, so sometimes on the Cobcast, we let our mind wander to what might have been. What would have happened if Dr. Tom hadn't pushed for Solich to be the next head coach? What if Houston Nutt actually became our head coach? What if Steve Pederson was born in Zimbabwe and stayed there and never even hear the…

Big Red Cobcast: The Tunnel Walk

6/12/18 | Ryan Tweedy
I've been thinking about the tunnel walk a little lately. I actually really liked the "Come Together" for the spring game. Tradition is great and there is a place for it but I think tradition can be used as a weapon and I'll get to that in a minute but for this discussion I'd like to say that I think…

Big Red Cobcast: No June Gloom Here

6/5/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Man, we are having a nice beginning to a month notorious for being gloomy. We picked up a Defensive Lineman, an Offensive Lineman, a Corner and a quarterback all within a week or so of each other. Some of them can even play next season. I hope this good string of luck continues on through July. It definitely seems like…

Big Red Cobcast: Best Running Back Ever?

5/29/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Greatest Husker Running Backs Since I was a kid I have been a fan of Husker Running backs.  Nebraska has had the greatest runners the sport has ever known. Even our quarterbacks could have played half backs at many colleges. There was something about how our running backs moved - they ran fast and tough. They burned players around the…
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Big Red Cobcast: Scott Frost Wants Bama

5/22/18 | Ryan Tweedy
For those of you that haven't heard, Scott Frost called out Alabama for claiming titles that don't really count. Which brings the total number of entities ol' Frosty has called out to Bama, Harbaugh, Meyer, the entire Big Ten conference in one fell swoop and, if we go back to '97, the media that didn't recognize Tom Osborne as the…

Big Red Cobcast: Is Baseball A Sport?

5/16/18 | Ryan Tweedy
 Is Baseball A Sport? This very question has been debated by Pat and myself dozens of times. Pat, a fan of all leisures including both sports and games, is a die hard baseball fan. It's actually perfect for him. It gives him numbers and stats to think about while trims his toe nails. RBI's and ERA's (those are both of…
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Big Red Cobcast: Dr. Tom Is Good At Most Things

5/8/18 | Ryan Tweedy
If I made a list of things I was good at, it would probably be average in length compared to everybody else. It would include impressive things like 1) Sharing Childish Gambino videos on Facebook 2) Mowing my front yard 3) Yelp. That's sort of how it goes for me. I'm useful but not thaaaaat useful. My list of things…

Big Red Cobcast: The Slow Season

5/1/18 | Ryan Tweedy
This is always the hardest few weeks for the Cobcast. It's the Slow Season. First there's the season, then National Signing Day, spring ball, and then the spring game. Then all of a sudden, the very next day - Nothing. We get a handful of recruits over the next few months for little sparks of excitement, here and there. The…

Big Red Cobcast: 2018 National Champs

4/24/18 | Ryan Tweedy
2018 National Champs I don't mean to sound like a homer but get ready to hang a new banner! I watched the spring game and it was pretty great. The fast paced offense, the gang tackling, the quarterbacks, Greg Bell, Tyjon Lindsay, ALL OF THE RED OH MY GOD I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER! I wish I could contain my…

Big Red Cobcast: #FrostEffect

4/17/18 | Ryan Tweedy
With Spring Ball approaching, I think as a fan base we should stop for 5 minutes and think about the #FrostEffect. I personally feel that it has been under used and possibly undervalued. Let me explain. Scott Frost is a national treasure. He has a way about him that makes everyone he meets, well, better. I know this is a…

Big Red Cobcast: Hoss Reuter Talks Scheme

4/10/18 | Ryan Tweedy
This week on the podcast, Hoss Reuter joins us to talk about offensive line play and what we should expect to see from our Running Backs this coming season. Hoss is an x's and o's nerd that you might recognize from his series over on Corn Nation called "Decoding langsdorf". Check some out HERE. Obviously, Langsdorf isn't a part of…

Big Red Cobcast: Wanna Talk Recruiting?

4/3/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Before we get too carried away with recruiting talk, don't forget to check out this week's podcast! Okay, now we can move forward with some recruiting jibber jabber. I want to to see how everyone feels right now, you know, find the temperature of the room. One of my favorite parts of the podcast is the dialogue we get to…

Big Red Cobcast: Ask Us Anything

3/27/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Here's the thing. It's a little known fact but Pat, Joe and I are experts on most things. I mean, it's obvious that we are experts on Husker football but we are also very plugged into the human psyche. I was Psychology major for 2 years and Pat reads a lot of books. Joe, on the other hand, has no…

Big Red Cobcast: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

3/21/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Part 1 Part 2 Justifying The Title Something Old: Our love for Scott Frost Something New: Scott Frost becoming our head coach at the end of this game Something Borrowed: The video of the Memphis vs. UCF game that we borrowed from someone's YouTube channel Something Blue: Memphis' uniforms Let's Watch A Game Together! That's sounds exciting, right? We decided…

Big Red Cobcast: 200 Episodes!

3/13/18 | Ryan Tweedy
  Guys. We did it. 200 episodes. My mom would be very proud if she had any idea what a podcast actually is. Pat, Joe and I look forward to this show every week. We love making it and we love talking to our fellow Husker brethren from all over the country.  I mean, actually the world. People tweet at…

Big Red Cobcast: Jumping is cool

2/27/18 | Ryan Tweedy
  I'll admit that my knowledge of Nebrasketball is limited. I really only go back as far as Tim Miles. I guess I did get Eric Piatkowski's autograph when I was young but I don't remember much of that game. So my only true memories start around the Tim Miles hire. I've watched more college hoops in the last 5…

Big Red Cobcast: Jack McVeigh Interview

2/20/18 | Ryan Tweedy
What Did We Talk About? Jack McTrey. The Pinnacle Bank Bomber. Nicest guy in the Bench Mob. Slow to the "Macarena" but fast to row the boat. Jack McVeigh is an integral  part of the Nebraska Cornhuskers Men's Basketball Team. And... he's a hell of a nice guy. Pat and I had a great time talking to Jack about everything…

Big Red Cobcast: Recruiting and Racists

2/13/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Last week was anything but quiet for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. First off, Scott Frost finalized his first recruiting class for Nebraska and, boy howdy, was it a doozy. Top 25 finish, 4th in the Big Ten, barely being edged out by Michigan AND the best in the west. The best by a long shot, actually. I hope our friends Minnesota,…

Big Red Cobcast: Expectations

2/6/18 | Ryan Tweedy
As Husker fans we have insane expectations. Some might even argue that they are unrealistic expectations. As a self-aware homer my tendency is to disagree, but I think it's important to keep this year's recruiting class in perspective. My heart says, "We get everyone left on our board, rank inside the top 20 and win 2 national championships next year".…

Big Red Cobcast: #MakeTweedyPuke

1/30/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Hey guys, Tweedy here.  You probably don't know who I am. I'm one of the co hosts of The Big Red Cobcast. I love our podcast. I love making it, I love being a part of it,  and I love getting to interview many of childhood heros like Charlie McBride, Milt Tenopir, Grant Wistrom, Christian Peter and and Chad Kelsay…

Big Red Cobcast: Coffee Is For Closers.

1/23/18 | Ryan Tweedy
 Hope Springs Eternal! When it came to recruiting, Bo Pelini got to drink hose water from Flint, Michigan. Mike Riley's staff got hot chocolate or maybe an energy drink. Scott Frost and crew however are gonna get The Freshest coffee, hottest coffee. The expensive kind where they have to dig through the poop of those Peruvian monkeys just to…

Big Red Cobcast: Aaron Taylor Interview

1/2/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Happy New Year everybody! As I'm writing this, I'm watching Scott Frost vs. what feels like the entire ESPN network and I'm hoping that Samson can get this thing going against the Goliath that is Auburn. The more I think about it, that's what I wish for all of you, my friends, my family, and myself going into 2018. I…

Big Red Cobcast: Merry Friendsmas

12/26/17 | Ryan Tweedy
 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Our family wishes you and yours a great end to the year and beginning of the next. This week on the Big Red Cobcast we are doing something a little different. Since I'm back home in Lincoln for the holidays I had three of my best friends on to talk about the Early Enrollees,…

Big Red Cobcast: #188 Chad Kelsay Preview

12/18/17 | Ryan Tweedy
Alright guys, it's time! The newest episode of the Big Red Cobcast is now live on iTunes. In this week's episode we interview legendary Blackshirt and Nebraska football Hall of Famer Chad Kelsay. He talks about being a Nebraska boy and getting that opportunity to play for the Huskers, as well as the importance of in-state athletes. He also talks…

Big Red Cobcast: Statistician Paul Dalen Joins Us

12/12/17 | Ryan Tweedy
I think right now there are a few different emotions going through Husker Nation.  One of them is excitement and I think that it's justified. How couldn't you be excited when our fellow Nebraska brethren has come home and he happens to be the hottest coaching commodity since Urban Meyer left Utah. It's easy to get behind someone who is…

Big Red Cobcast: Charlie McBride Talks Frost, Riley and Parrella

12/5/17 | Ryan Tweedy
  Hi everyone, Let me introduce myself. I'm Ryan Tweedy, creator of the "Big Red Cobcast". You may recognise my name from directing the film "Through These Gates", buuuuut probably not. I'm also a Los Angeles based comedian from Lincoln, Nebraska .   Who Cares? Fair Question but hopefully I can convince you to care a little bit. At least enough…