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4 hours ago, seaofred92 said:

I really like the idea of moving the second part of that CU series out to the 2030's and playing in 2 of those "neutral site" kickoff games with an SEC team. Maybe host our home game in KC at Arrowhead. Something like...

 

LSU at the Superdome 

 

or

 

TAMU at Jerryworld

 

OR!

 

Florida in Jacksonville 

 

 

Edit--

 

I really wouldn't mind scheduling a h/h with UCF/USF/FSU/UF either. We're gonna recruit the hell out of Florida with Frost and this staff here. Might as well play there if we can.

 

I wouldn't consider any of those 3 locations a neutral site. Might as well do true home and home with them if that's how it'll be.

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10 minutes ago, Comfortably Numb said:

 

I wouldn't consider any of those 3 locations a neutral site. Might as well do true home and home with them if that's how it'll be.

this is what Wisconsin just did with LSU at Green Bay and Jerry World. ND and Wisconsin are doing the same thing in Green Bay and Chicago. 

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Since when did Nebraska NOT feature patsies in the non-con schedule?

 

Our mid-90s powerhouse teams always feasted on one or two Pacifics, Akrons or North Texases

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FBS has too many teams for us (130 right now) to be dipping down another level, imo, but maybe this is the new status quo?  Texas alone has a dozen football programs classified as belonging to the top division:

 

Texas

Texas A&M

Rice

Houston

UTEP

UTSA

Texas State

North Texas

Baylor

TCU

Texas Tech

SMU

 

Getting back to the matter of the status quo, I did a quick bit of math to determine that there were 98 games played between FBS and FCS teams last (this) season.  If no FBS team played more than one FCS team, that would mean 75% of FBS programs played a game against an FCS team.  Based on what I'm looking at on cfbstats.com, it would appear that's the case.  The following B1G teams didn't play this kind of cupcake in 2017:

 

Illinois

Iowa

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Nebraska

Northwestern

Ohio State

Penn State

Purdue

Wisconsin

 

That's almost 80% of the conference, such that we're bucking the national trend.

 

Here's the SEC list:

 

Florida

 

I suppose that's enough for now...

Edited by beorach

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When I see these non-conference games against FCS opponents I'm not as mad as are some people. South Dakota state is a good FCS team, they are in the semi-finals this year and are probably better than a lot of Conference USA or Sunbelt opponents. 

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23 hours ago, Guy Chamberlin said:

Since when did Nebraska NOT feature patsies in the non-con schedule?

 

Our mid-90s powerhouse teams always feasted on one or two Pacifics, Akrons or North Texases

 

Yes for as long as I can remember the formula has been 2 or 3 gimmie's and 1 home and home. The only thing that's changed is whether we have 3 or 4 non-con games. 

Edited by RunMickeyRun02

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On 12/14/2017 at 10:00 AM, seaofred92 said:

I really like the idea of moving the second part of that CU series out to the 2030's and playing in 2 of those "neutral site" kickoff games with an SEC team. Maybe host our home game in KC at Arrowhead. Something like...

 

LSU at the Superdome 

 

or

 

TAMU at Jerryworld

 

OR!

 

Florida in Jacksonville 

 

 

Edit--

 

I really wouldn't mind scheduling a h/h with UCF/USF/FSU/UF either. We're gonna recruit the hell out of Florida with Frost and this staff here. Might as well play there if we can.

 

Sign me up for the first two. 

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It’s time to absolutely dismantle these neighbor FCS schools. Make Nebraska kids second think a scholly to a school who stands no chance against P5 and especially NU.

 

It’s a feel good story for the SDSUs, and NDSUs, etc. when they have success, but their success hinders what we want to see in Lincoln. The walk-on offer will become more intriguing as soon as NDSU and SDSU aren’t hanging around as the top FCS schools. 

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13 minutes ago, Savage Husker said:

It’s time to absolutely dismantle these neighbor FCS schools. Make Nebraska kids second think a scholly to a school who stands no chance against P5 and especially NU.

 

It’s a feel good story for the SDSUs, and NDSUs, etc. when they have success, but their success hinders what we want to see in Lincoln. The walk-on offer will become more intriguing as soon as NDSU and SDSU aren’t hanging around as the top FCS schools. 

That doesn't seem realistic considering the cost of school.  

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As much as this non-conference scheduling 25 years out gives fans existential dread, aren't schedules much more malleable when your team is good? Like Wisconsin is always playing someone big somewhere cool, was that done when they weren't this good? 

 

Oklahoma is nice, as was Oregon, but getting a big time SEC program on the schedule would be fantastic. Otherwise, call up every team in the AAC to fill other spots in the future. 

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6 hours ago, Savage Husker said:

It’s a feel good story for the SDSUs, and NDSUs, etc. 

 

 

 

Feel good story? The Bison are playing for their 6th National Championship in 7 years this year. 

 

 

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On 12/14/2017 at 11:00 AM, seaofred92 said:

I really like the idea of moving the second part of that CU series out to the 2030's and playing in 2 of those "neutral site" kickoff games with an SEC team. Maybe host our home game in KC at Arrowhead. Something like...

 

LSU at the Superdome 

 

or

 

TAMU at Jerryworld

 

OR!

 

Florida in Jacksonville 

 

 

Edit--

 

I really wouldn't mind scheduling a h/h with UCF/USF/FSU/UF either. We're gonna recruit the hell out of Florida with Frost and this staff here. Might as well play there if we can.

Those are all examples much like saying we'd play our 'home' game in Omaha vs Lincoln for those schools.  If you want a neutral site, maybe play LSU in Jerry dome or play Florida in Indianapolis.   Play UT in the Georgia dome.   No sense making those Florida fans drive an extra 45 minutes to a stadium in the home state.  Why inconvenience NU fans by going to KC ?  The stadium will still be a home crowd for Huskers so FL has no incentive.

 

Most of these games are scheduled because Nebraska doesn't want to travel to an away game at the oppoent's site because the cost is too high.  Millions $$  

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38 minutes ago, 84HuskerLaw said:

Those are all examples much like saying we'd play our 'home' game in Omaha vs Lincoln for those schools.  If you want a neutral site, maybe play LSU in Jerry dome or play Florida in Indianapolis.   Play UT in the Georgia dome.   No sense making those Florida fans drive an extra 45 minutes to a stadium in the home state.  Why inconvenience NU fans by going to KC ?  The stadium will still be a home crowd for Huskers so FL has no incentive.

 

Most of these games are scheduled because Nebraska doesn't want to travel to an away game at the oppoent's site because the cost is too high.  Millions $$  

 

Instead we will just shell out million + to lose to NIU at home! 

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3 hours ago, Gage County said:

 

 

 

Feel good story? The Bison are playing for their 6th National Championship in 7 years this year. 

 

 

 And for those who don’t follow FCS or care about FCS, it’s romanticized. But everyone who isn’t bama, hates bama. 

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10 hours ago, southernoregonhusker said:

That doesn't seem realistic considering the cost of school.  

 

I do get $$ plays a part and I dont think it will eliminate it, but I do think if those regional schools who have recruited Nebraska kids better than Nebraska begin to fail, the allure will fade when they’re not playing for championships. I don’t think its just a business decision for most kids. There are also the kids who want to win and be a part of a winning culture and play with and against the best competition. 

 

I also think there should be a minimum of 3 Nebraska kids in a scholarship class every year. Through the TO 90s, there were no less than 3 (happened once in ‘94). Yes we have had a few years of 3-4 NE kids sign with the Huskers under Bo and Riley, but that same time they also whiffed on the best kids in state....Phillips, Fant, Bubak, Stick, DeLuca(sp?), CJ Johnson, etc. All kids who could currently be starters. 

 

Get the top nebraska kids on scholarship, more top Nebraska kids will walk-on. When we begin to beat the snot out of SDSU and these FCS teams fade, some kids will hold Nebraska offers, and there will be others who grew up diehard Nebraska fans who also see themselves as equal talent as scholarship players, they will be more inclined to accept a walk-on offer to earn a scholarship. That’s how Nebraska kids are.

 

IMO, it’s just not all about the money.

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On ‎12‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 0:30 PM, Savage Husker said:

 

I do get $$ plays a part and I dont think it will eliminate it, but I do think if those regional schools who have recruited Nebraska kids better than Nebraska begin to fail, the allure will fade when they’re not playing for championships. I don’t think its just a business decision for most kids. There are also the kids who want to win and be a part of a winning culture and play with and against the best competition. 

 

I also think there should be a minimum of 3 Nebraska kids in a scholarship class every year. Through the TO 90s, there were no less than 3 (happened once in ‘94). Yes we have had a few years of 3-4 NE kids sign with the Huskers under Bo and Riley, but that same time they also whiffed on the best kids in state....Phillips, Fant, Bubak, Stick, DeLuca(sp?), CJ Johnson, etc. All kids who could currently be starters. 

 

Get the top nebraska kids on scholarship, more top Nebraska kids will walk-on. When we begin to beat the snot out of SDSU and these FCS teams fade, some kids will hold Nebraska offers, and there will be others who grew up diehard Nebraska fans who also see themselves as equal talent as scholarship players, they will be more inclined to accept a walk-on offer to earn a scholarship. That’s how Nebraska kids are.

 

IMO, it’s just not all about the money.

 

As time goes on, it becomes more and more about the money because of how costs have escalated.  I went to UNL from 93-96.  It cost me roughly 20 grand.  My first job paid me 30 grand.  It's now costing 80 grand or more.  How many graduates are going to get 80+ grand jobs right after graduation?  I gave up a full ride to Chadron because I didn't want to go there and 20 grand didn't seem like too much of a burden in order to attend UNL.  I don't regret it a bit.  However,, if I was faced with this same decision today with todays cost I'd have no choice other than taking the full ride and attending Chadron State. 

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