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  1. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    Would someone post over 1,000 times to do that? That would be a complete waste of time, wouldn't it? But, who cares.
  2. He could name her Dee, too.
  3. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    If you're going to use Wikipedia, at least read. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Texas
  4. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    Thank you for the history lesson, I really mean it. I thought we were talking about Texas being part of that central region regarding the Big12 conference? Where the University of Texas itself is located, it is in the South Central region, is it not? I don't consider Texas a Midwestern kind of school either -- I never have and I never mentioned it BUT I do consider them part of our region which has absolutely nothing to do with our culture.
  5. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    It's considered to be in the South Central part of the state of Texas. I'm not exactly sure why you're confused? Yes.
  6. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    I understand what you're saying in a hypothetical sense but geographically we belonged in the Big 12. Austin, TX is centrally located. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Great_Plains_(ecoregion) The old Big 8 was great. I do miss it. I also miss the Big 12. The Big 12 made sense at its inception. I think most of our fansebase' perception is that Texas was a financial bully and it was their way or the highway. Our football ego is so big that we can't see past our own failures. If we made right coaching hires, we probably wouldn't have a desire to leave that conference in the first place. Everyone says that conference is going to fail. People have been saying that since 2011, it's still here. If I had it my way, and superconferences are the way of the future, I'd rebrand the Big 12, open it up for 14 teams and call it the Central Plains Conference: Colorado, Colorado State, Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas-Christian, Texas Tech, Texas A&M. Of course, this will never happen.
  7. About a 25% chance this game is going to be close. NCAA Game Simulator based off of 851 simulations:
  8. FTW

    Finally! Blackshirt Talk

    That he is not. I am however, Asian American, lol.
  9. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    And another 20-100+ years, maybe. Somewhere in between that time football may not even exist anymore, lol.
  10. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    Yeah, I agree. When teams beat us in the Big 12 it was like they hit the Powerball. In the Big 10, it's like winning $5 on a scratch off ticket now. No big deal. I don't think people ever considered the consequence of losing your mystique and leaving behind 100 years of history. We still had our Big 8 foes. The national perception is we left the Big 12 because we couldn't beat Texas and not just on a football field. So, we head to the B1G and have become completely irrelevant to our opponents. Fans thought going into this that hosting teams like Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, PSU in Lincoln would be a dream come true when it's really become an afterthought. Don't get me wrong, if Frost turns this thing around and gets Nebraska back on track, having home games against those opponents will be fun. It just won't be the same as NU vs. CU, ISU, OU, KSU, Ok St., Mizzu, and yes, Texas.
  11. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    Things probably would be different had we maybe won the Big 12 CCG on our way out the door or didn't give up 70 points to Wisconsin. Then maybe the rest of the conference would have disdain towards Nebraska. I'm not sure we'll develop the same relationships we once had. I think it took PSU 20 years before they established a footprint in the conference. It's like if Notre Dame completely stopped playing B1G teams abruptly. History and tradition is what makes CFB great. I suppose I am still bitter over the way things ended. All the schools that left, seems like neither of them have been the same or the Big 12 for that matter.
  12. FTW

    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    It feels like we're completely irrelevant in the Big 10 and I think leaving may have done more harm than good but maybe Frost can change that. I don't think we will ever see the dominance Nebraska once had in the Big 8/early 12 days. Moving damaged that 500 mile recruiting radius, IMO. I literally can't see myself traveling anywhere further east of Ohio to attend a game. In the Big 12, I could drive to every single away game with my eyes closed.
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