I have been hard on the football program at Nebraska in the past year. The powers to be in Lincoln have taken a once proud historic all-time successful football program to a middle-of- the-road mediocre bunch that has little success nationally and not much more in their current home in the Big Ten Conference. What I said last year:
All good for the money. And all good to get out of the Big 12 so the Univ. of Texas can’t give you grief in the decisions of that league. And hurray for getting into a conference that has a higher standard of student and institution. Great Nebraska! Great Cornhuskers! You have ruined your football program in regards to national relevance and winning football. Your leader, the great Dr. Tom Osborne has given the state of Nebraska the same thing the state of Iowa has…… the state of Indiana……. New Jersey and Maryland. Yes, you got it. A bad football team that a sold-out Memorial Stadium in Lincoln does not deserve. Your move, your loss. Thank you Coach Osborne. You were it at one time in Nebraska. Now you are nothing. Your football program is a loser as has most of your athletic program has been for decades. Yes, you can run track, but can’t hit a shot in basketball. Enjoy losing Huskers. Losing is not becoming of a once great program.
With the expansion of the Big Twelve just around the corner, rumblings coming out of Huskerland of taking a once dominate program back home to a place where BIG RED football would again become not just the BIG RED of the North but the BIG RED of the BIG TWELVE. (pardon my Sooner readers, no disrespect intended). Nebraska, you have lost it, and with loving arms extended (just ask Coach Bill Snyder of Kansas State), it is time to tell the great Tom Osborn and the academic leaders of the Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, it is time to get back to prominence. When was the last time Nebraska football was though of in Top Five terms? Top Ten? You get it Nebraska folks? You need to heed the day. Now is the time to get back to winning National Championships, Heisman Trophy’s, and have first team All-Americans. It is not hard to imagine the Huskers playing their long-time rivals. Trips to Norman, Sooner visits to Lincoln? How fun was that, win or lose? Bringing in the Wildcats and Jayhawks and Cowboys to play significant games. A chance to put it to the Texas Longhorns? Are you kidding me? You moved out of the conference because of those people in Austin?
Now is the time. Probably won’t ever come again. The Big Twelve would take you back in a heartbeat. No questions asked. Does Husker football actually mean something more than an afterthought? Sure they do, Husker fans. Go on and fantasize that you will win it all in the Big Ten. A Natty? Dream on Husker Nation.