I like straight talk. Most, if not all, Nebraskans appreciate straight talk. That's a good thing, because it has returned to Memorial Stadium. Scott Frost speaks his mind, tells you what he thinks, whether or not you agree with it or want to hear it. There’s nothing malicious about it. It’s not a purpose pitch. It’s all very matter of fact. Plain and simple, it’s Frost.

It’s an Iowa program that is feeling it. There’s an expectation of making NCAA regionals every year. There’s a giant photo of TD Ameritrade Park on a wall in the Hawkeye locker room — and it’s not there to reference the Big Ten tourney. Meanwhile, Iowa fans have caught the college baseball bug. They’re traveling. They’re talking big. One day, the CWS. Remind you of anyone?