There are a few things I can comment on.
First off, its hard to get the rallying behind the team and the University when its a non Nebraska Alumni or someone who has not been in the state who has been eating, drinking and sleeping Nebraska Football.
Trev Alberts, saw a team make a change when they went into attacking 4-3 football. Nebraska gained speed, attacked with no remorse and earned the right to the Blackshirts having an attitude that they were feared once they took the field. Nebraska was 1:16 away from a National Championship Season in 1993.
I can imagine without a doubt, Trev Alberts told the returning players of the 1994 season, "You've got to get back to the Orange Bowl again"
Fast Forward to the 1995 Orange Bowl, when Nebraska pulls ahead 24-17. You can see Trev Alberts telling people "you guys are awesome!"
He knew FINALLY, Tom Osborne had his National Championship, after 22 years. all the hard work finally paid off.
Scott Frost has had the taste of Defeat this season, but we're so close, this isn't a matter of "Moral Victories" but, Nebraska Football is in the right direction. in 1996 Nebraska had 2 losses. A blowout at the hands of Arizona State, and a late loss to Texas. Correct me if I'm wrong, but many people said "this is the end of Nebraska Football" Then in 1997, Nebraska found a way. It was as if it was "Refuse to Lose Part 2". 1997 C0-Champions.
All of the finest College Football teams have had their ups and downs. Nebraska Football is on the rise again.
Some way, somehow, this season, you are going to see it all come together. It's going to happen against either Ohio St, or what could be the #1 team at the time