NEBRASKA NOT TOUGH ENOUGH, SAYS SOME NEBRASKA NEWSPAPER GUY

By Adam Jacobi on August 30, 2016 at 7:12 am
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If you're looking for a schadenclick, it probably doesn't get much better than this: Nebraska has gone 16 years without winning a title. Not "national," mind you: conference. That has not gone unnoticed by resident OWH historian Lee Barfknecht, who details decades of Nebraska dominance and tries to find why it hasn't happened since. 

He lands on toughness, and if you're wondering why a newspaper writer is openly calling out the toughness of 85 scholarship football players in a major conference, well, welcome to your first day of watching college football, I do swear it's usually more fun than this.

Also, somehow, the words "Prop" and "48" never come up in Barfknecht's deep dive on why Nebraska was so good in those decades gone by. Weird, right?


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