Articles by Ryan Tweedy

Big Red Cobcast Preview #218: So Much Attrition

7/16/18 | Ryan Tweedy
Speaking of attrition, Im sure the first thing you're noticing is that, me - Tweedy, is writing this instead of Pat. Well, Pat's in London doing what Pat does. I'm sure  whatever it is it involves soccer and sour beer. What a silly, waste of time if you ask me. This week in the preview we take some questions as…

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…