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Who should our Husker's play? Who would you like to see on our schedule?
Miami, Tennesse, Colorado, and Oklahoma (2021) are all nice. But who should we schedule in the next 5 years in order to gain some much needed national exposure?
Early season games between LSU/Oregon, Alabama/Michigan, Boise State/Virginia Tech, Boise State/Georgia have all caught the national spotlight.
Should we seek out a neutral site game against a 'name' team to gain back some kind of national spotlight of our own?
Even Bama got a lot of pub for neutral site games against Virginia Tech and Clemson in recent years when they were trying to rebuild. Not to mention Michigan just last year.
How about a one time neutral site game against Oregon? Or LSU? Or Florida State? Or Florida? Or LSU? Or Texas? Or USC? Or Stanford? Or (gasp) even Alabama? Heck, why not even Georgia or South Carolina?
Sure, it could backfire. We could be exposed. However, I don't see any reason to back down from the competition. Time to take the next step. And that is more than just the B1G.
The next step is the Big 10. Until we win our conference...we'll never compete for anything more than that.
Not sure where we fit one of these games in, in the future. We have a lot of name teams already on the schedule and with the conference going to 9 or possibly even 10 conference games...there's not a lot of room for games like this.
Agree with the Big 10 conference champ reality that we will never compete for anything more than that unless we can actually win that first.
Oklahoma is a name team. That doesn't happen till 2021.
Who are the other 'name' teams?
Nobody respects the B1G. Even if we win the conference it doesn't carry all that much weight. We have to play, and beat a somebody outside of conference to get some respect.
Sorry, but Tennessee, Miami(FL), and Colorado aren't goint to do that.
Right now Tennessee and Miami aren't going to do that. They very well could in the future. Ucla was a nothing entering last year too. Beating them this year would go a long way for us
FSU in Hotlanta.
I think Skerz is on the right path here. Make a bold move. Schedule something that puts you in the spotlight. It's 7 or 8 years down the road no one knows the future but I think we are slowly moving in the right direction and a move like this is certainly something that could boost Nebraska's respect down south if we were to go toe to toe with LSU or Florida
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Also goes without saying that even if we are to do this in the future, it'd be incredibly dumb of us to schedule it right now without having the specifics of what the Big 10 conference is going to do with it's scheduling.
Even if the Big 10 moves to a 10 game Conference schedule, that leaves 2 OOC games.
Are you saying we should avoid competition?
Sorry, but I don't agree with that. No reason not schedule at least 1 power school every other year for strong competition outside of our conference. I'll never agree with backing down from competition. I hate being a wimp in order to gain wins. Play and beat the best. If not, why even bother playing and/or fielding a team?
Thats not what I said at all
I said it's stupid to schedule like this until the dynamics of future big 10 schedules gets figured out. Too much uncertainty.
And who said we shouldn't schedule at least 1 power school. We do that now. Just because Miami is done now doesn't mean they were when we schedule them. Doesn't mean they will be when we play them. UCLA was average when we added them...they are going to be pretty good now. VaTech, USC ring a bell? We schedule 1 name team a year as is. Yeah...sometimes by the time we play that team they may only be an average or even poor team...but when you schedule so far out what are you supposed to do. OU is a top 10 program right now and we just scheduled them. You can't control if Stoops leaves and they fall apart in 10 years.
Our scheduling right now as is, is just fine. It gives you the one name game every year. Usually 1-2 patsies every year and one other middle level game. That's on par with about 95% of the other schools. Scheduling tougher is not always a recipe for success. If it was...everyone would be doing it. There's a reason teams don't.
And the fact is...we play more than enough big name teams and big games as it is right now to propel us forward. We just keep tripping up in the vast majority of those opportunities. Scheduling more of these games isn't the issue....winning the ones we play currently is.
I think we should schedule teams that provide competition. I think I understand why NUstudent is wary about scheduling too far out without knowing how the B1G will schedule. It's important too have 7 home games for the athletic dept budget. If they go to a 9 game conf schedule you have 4 conf home games some years. You have to plan it out so you don't schedule yourself into only 4 or 5 home games. I think we all want quality teams on the schedule.
Back to watching the snow pile up.
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