Quite frankly, I think it's a bigger deal if Bo Pelini wants you on his defense.
Oh really? No knock to Bo Pelini. The record for ending the season ranked #1 in total defense is 4 times. That record is shared by 3 teams.....Alabama, Auburn, and TCU. Alabama and Auburn have finished #1 4 times in 75 years. It just so happens that TCU has done it 4 times in the last 9 years. So I think Gary Patterson edges Bo Pelini out in that regard.
Try playing Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Texas Tech in the same season...then talk about defensive stats...Would you have wanted to play NU after the Holiday Bowl??? Didn;t think so!