Nebraska will have no problem paying big BCS opponents

By Marc Hudgens  |   Monday, August 18, 2008  |  Comments( 1 )

Nebraska Cornhuskers
Last week, Tom Shatel of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald quilled a column about the Huskers’ goal of scheduling respectable BCS opponents for their future nonconference slate. The reason for that was simple: The Nebraska brass does not like playing weaker foes. “(Head coach) Bo (Pelini), Coach (athletic director Tom) Osborne and myself are in...
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04:44 PM
Recently I watched highlights of Nebraska, Penn St. from 1981. That years non-conference schedule included Iowa, Florida State, Penn. St. and Auburn.

Can you imagine playing that schedule today? Both players and fans would be excited about that! Granted, consideration must be given to the current condition of our team and it's distance from the elite programs of the day but still players and fans love to play the best! It's a bit frustrating to tolerate KU v. Louisana Tech, KU v. S.Florida even KU v. Sam Houston St. while waiting for Nebraska to generate enough interest to televise a game. Even if Virginia Tech were playing well it'd be the only non-conference game mildly interesting to anyone not associated with the particulars.

It's sad when in this day with so many television outlets Nebraska's only way onto the TV is via $30 pay-per-view.
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