Scott Frost has his work cut out for him. The expectations are insane - former national champion QB goes undefeated in his previous stop, takes over alma mater that believes it should win national championships regularly, but hasn’t even won its conference in nearly 20 years.
FIFY. Matt is right. Scott Frost has his work cut out for him. Nebraska punched way above its weight for so long that the fan base demands it. However, when their team isn’t so good, the fans don’t stay home on Saturdays. Unlike some alleged fans around here (“we’ll stay home so the administration will fire the coach”).
They are not divided in their fan base whatsoever. They love the Big Red and desperately want to win and win big. Kind of like basketball here, the 90s spoiled them with national championships in football. In all, they have five titles. But like us, they’ve scuffled over the last few years.
Speaking of Nebraska, I noticed they are playing Colorado this year in Lincoln and next year in Boulder. This year’s game is the same day the Razorbacks play at Colorado State.
I’m glad to see that game is being played again. I’ve watched many NU-CU games the day after Thanksgiving while waiting for Arkansas-LSU to begin. It’s one of a lot of great rivalries that have been lost to conference realignment.
Neb was one of the sexiest schools in the nation when Osborne was there because they were one of the schools that was on TV all the time during a time when here were few games televised. Not so now, with basically all the games on TV. Much tougher job now.
They still were playing in the Big 12 championship game up until their final year in the league. In 2009 they should have been Big 12 champs, but Mack Brown got his 1 second put on the clock to get a field goal and nullify poor clock management.
I am in regular contact with two great Cornhusker fans in Fayetteville. Their two families both have four season tickets a year. Both draw numbers in their annual party for the game they attend. They get one game, as do other siblings. It’s done all over Nebraska and around the country. They know that’s all they will ever get as no seats will ever come open to buy. Stadium will stay that size.
The stadium has more end zone seats than anywhere in the country. I think it’s like 60 percent of seats are end zone. Nobody cares.
Nebraska fans for years sold out Kansas and Kansas State stadiums. They knew it would by 70-0.
I covered one game a year in Lincoln for 14 years at the Tulsa World, OU or OSU. Always interesting.