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_westtexasrunner_ 01-27-2020 01:51 PM

What happened to Nebraska football?
 
Off topic! It is almost just sad watching them nowadays. They used to own the Big 8, and dang, they went 60-3 from '93-'98? Holy cow?! Some of those players won more national championships than lost games. What the heck happened? I would love to see them do good again. Maybe their new coach can bring them back to competency at least. I live in Oklahoma, and I miss them coming here and playing OU. Those were always good games. I guess you can't stay on top forever, but dang you would think a 900+ win program could at least put a good team on the field most years. :confused:

GG5thGen 01-27-2020 02:39 PM

Iím a Sooner fan too and it used to scare me every year when we had to play them. Iíve wondered myself what happened to them.

rdruss 01-27-2020 04:54 PM

Recruiting a lot more competitive now especially for a team based in Lincoln Nebraska. Nothing against Lincoln, or Nebraska, but young guys are going to gravitate toward programs that are good and warm most all year round.

thennen 01-27-2020 08:13 PM

Nebraska joined the Big 10, a much stronger conference than the Big 8/12. Does this explain it?

KDubb 01-27-2020 10:13 PM

Tom Osborne retired.
 
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Originally Posted by _westtexasrunner_ (Post 3432218)
Off topic! It is almost just sad watching them nowadays. They used to own the Big 8, and dang, they went 60-3 from '93-'98? Holy cow?! Some of those players won more national championships than lost games. What the heck happened? I would love to see them do good again. Maybe their new coach can bring them back to competency at least. I live in Oklahoma, and I miss them coming here and playing OU. Those were always good games. I guess you can't stay on top forever, but dang you would think a 900+ win program could at least put a good team on the field most years. :confused:

and the program started its death spiral.

_westtexasrunner_ 01-28-2020 12:52 AM

Yall are probably right. Hopefully someday they can be back. I am somewhat of a closet Husker fan myself :trophy:

Danger Mouse 05-25-2020 12:57 PM

since I have a lot of family from Nebraska I've heard quite a bit about this.
the main thing apparently was Tom Osborns retirement, the program never recovered after that. None of the head coaches hired since have put together a successful football program and none have lasted. Whether they had long enough to build their own program or not is up for debate, but NE fans expect a degree of success, so if the coach can't deliver they get the boot.
One of Osborns former players who became a coach in his own right Scott Frost has returned in the last couple years as head coach and started to rebuild a successful program. Maybe you will get a good fight again soon

ads2539 05-25-2020 09:15 PM

They havenít been great since coach Osborne retired. Joining the Big 10 didnít help, either.

Ogre75 05-27-2020 09:29 AM

The Big10 is a better conference, but they(NE) hadn't done anything long before that. Recruiting to a school that isn't in a glitzy state can be tough, and doesn't currently have a strong program is even tougher. I'm a Boilermaker. Purdue is the "Cradle of Quarterbacks" and it's tough to consistently be in the top 25-50% of the conference.
The biggest problem is most conferences can't afford to match player salary like the SEC...:flamethrwoer2:
:becky:


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