Nebraska is 4-4 right now. The Huskers were supposed to be much better than that through their first eight games this season.

Everyone thought so. However, that hasn’t been the case.

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The Huskers lost to Indiana 38-31 this past Saturday, bringing the team back to .500. A year ago, Nebraska lost eight games and the loss to the Hoosiers reminded Nebraska’s Scott Frost about last season.

He said as much on Monday during his weekly press conference:

He also said that there comes a time when you have to “rip some tails.” We don’t know exactly what that means, but, we can get the gist of it.

Frost lost his cool and eventually apologized to his players. They apologized, too.

One can say that this is a good thing. Nothing’s personal here. But, Nebraska had higher expectations for itself. And, maybe rightfully so. There is a lot of talent on the roster.

But right now, those expectations aren’t being met. That leads to fiery comments and exchanges. That’s just the way it is.

Nebraska will try to get back over .500 on Saturday when the Huskers travel to take on Purdue.