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Should the Big Ten eliminate its football divisions?
Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
12/12/2018

Should the Big Ten eliminate its football divisions?

25%
Yes

4

75%
No WINNER

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25%
Yes

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Doug Miller
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Doug Miller

The divisions meant nothing. Let the best two teams compete for the Big 10 championship.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:15:52 -0600

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Todd Titus
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Todd Titus

Why have it ! DOSNT matter to the committee! All a joke ! Just make make an eight team playoff and fire the friggin committee!!!!

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:14:38 -0600

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Richard Murray
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Richard Murray

Because I don't care.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:11:11 -0600

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Jeff Barker
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Jeff Barker

Absolutely. 2 best teams in. Divisions are hurting this conference on a national view.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:03:17 -0600

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75%
No

28 Comments
Lance Gipson
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Lance Gipson

I agree with Todd, teams like Nebraska (which the rebuild is looking strong as ever), Northwestern, and Iowa are going to be powerhouses next year and the other will make a run too.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:01:47 -0600

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Todd F Meedel
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Todd F Meedel

They only want to do this to eliminate the chances for a team from the west beating out a team from the east.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:59:35 -0600

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ron trecker
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ron trecker

It makes it less difficult to win a championship and spins up interest.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:33:26 -0600

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Daniel Tweedy
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Daniel Tweedy

Why did I vote on this side? I like eight 16-team power conferences and a playoff among the champions of each. Each of the eight powers are divided into divisions. That is the best way. No more crying

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:08:23 -0600

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Patrick Ryan
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Patrick Ryan

You can't know who the 2 best teams are when all the teams don't play each other. Divisions give us a head-to-head... and typically that decides close races. The 'best' team concept is a delusion.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:57:41 -0600

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Daniel Revas
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Daniel Revas

This year you would have had a rematch between OSU and the Michigan Team they hung 60+ points on. How would that make sense?

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:07:55 -0600

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Mas Shara
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Mas Shara

The big 12 doesn't have divisions & did it to help itself. We don't need to copy them out of frustration based on 1-2 year events. If this becomes an issue for several years it worth exploring.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:29:41 -0600

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Steve Heun
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Steve Heun

Changing the division helps some teams and hurts others. Leave them alone. Changing them all the time makes it look like it's being manipulated.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:17:10 -0600

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Bob Berg
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Bob Berg

It Wil be the same5 or 6 teams in the fi AL game e every year. Mid teams will get lost in the shuffle and season becomes meaningless early on. At least with divisions the chance to get to the final g

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:53:11 -0600

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Mike Petersen
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Mike Petersen

Bad knee jerk reaction brought about by OU getting in playoffs over OSU. I would likely eliminate a B1G team just as often. Don't look now but the East domination is changing.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:36:41 -0600

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Alan Lancaster
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Alan Lancaster

It would be better to rebalance the divisions keeping some things like the OH/MI games. Also need to reallign schedules so they are better balanced and quit killing ourselves.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:18:31 -0600

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Cory Meyers
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Cory Meyers

It would not favor rivalry. Conf. Championship would be in question.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:59:10 -0600

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Gene Baker
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Gene Baker

I don't think that getting rid of the BIG 10 divisions will help with it playoff drought. Divisions help keep play more competitive and a lot more fun for the fans.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:57:55 -0600

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Daniel Kruger
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Daniel Kruger

More teams playing for a championship increase the competition for all the teams in the league!

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:57:44 -0600

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Tom Brown
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Tom Brown

to me this system is working out good. to many teams in the conf. to not have the division. Also welcome Oklahoma with open arms. they will bring more money to the conference. Beware of texas tho

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:57:28 -0600

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Will Stevenson
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Will Stevenson

We have a better chance to make it year after year with divisions

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:54:15 -0600

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Michael Peters
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Michael Peters

Without divisions you are not going to have a fair way of determining a championship game. There will be a time when the West is strong and the East is weak. Look at the Big 12 when they started.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:39:25 -0600

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Gordon Graham
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Gordon Graham

Divisions are the best way to determine which teams should compete for the conference championship, and the winner should earn an automatic berth to the playoff which should be expanded to 8 teams.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:54:07 -0600

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Frank Howlett
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Frank Howlett

Because I don't want to take another poll in a few years asking if they should switch back to divisions!

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:36:19 -0600

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Jim Maxwell
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Jim Maxwell

Otherwise you'll often have the top two team play each other twice per year and that's not fair to either program. For example: Do you want to watch Michigan and Ohio State play back to back weeks?

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:27:13 -0600

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Kevin Sanborn
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Kevin Sanborn

They just need to eliminate the 9th game like the SEC

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:18:19 -0600

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Chad Alexander
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Chad Alexander

KEEP THE CHEATERS OUT!! YOU KNOW WHO ARE! Texas...

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:17:58 -0600

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Whispers Magic
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Whispers Magic

We do not need Texas the TV hog in this conference. Oklahoma maybe but not Texas. The divisions are fine teams need to work harder.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:01:00 -0600

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Larry Solfermoser
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Larry Solfermoser

Too many teams in Big 10 to rate without conferences

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:49:58 -0600

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Jack Long
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Jack Long

Divisions work well for football. If anythign expand to have 2 divisions of 8 or 9 teams teams each pull in texas and Oklahoma and ND play everyone on your side. Division winner goes to playoff

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:47:08 -0600

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Mike Schmidt
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Mike Schmidt

Don,t need anymore titles decided by an unfair pol

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:29:15 -0600

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Dirk Schlicht
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Dirk Schlicht

Absolutely not. Let's add two I LOVE the conference struggle within the divisions. It keeps the lower teams interested in the season. Good for the school, conference, and college football in genera

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:14:26 -0600

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

Or let's just eliminate conferences and everyone be independent. The divisions make for a smaller goal to achieve and strive for. The Big 10 continues to make huge errors, such as the first divisions.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:05:38 -0600

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Do you think the Big 10 should make any conference alignment changes in response to the SEC moves?

Do you think the Big 10 should make any conference alignment changes in response to the SEC moves?

No hurry, just select high quality

1

Go big because the SEC is coming

10

No hurry, just select high quality

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Robert Lloyd
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Robert Lloyd

Make Barry Alvarez the Big 10 commissioner and surround him with good advisors and go from there. We can't lose with that. Don't strike out and add things without a top team in place to make the decisions.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:35:27 -0500

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Go big because the SEC is coming

10 Comments
Steve Sexton
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Steve Sexton

The Big 10 conference officials would be fools to assume the SEC has not already at least contacted Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan regarding joining. The only way to remain a viable conference long-term is to form a super conference to match the SEC's intentions. Strike from a position of power

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:01:45 -0500

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Nick Tempo
Nick Tempo

It will be a cold day in hell before OSU and Michigan or any of the other original 10 depart for the SEC. I don't know what the loyalties are of the newer members, but I'm going to guess that they are also happy where they are as long as the money continues to flow.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 10:00:13 -0400

James Key
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James Key

Go baby go!!!!

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 19:01:35 -0500

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

Things appear to be moving fast and we certainly don't want to be on the outside looking in.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 21:45:14 -0500

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David Jorgensen
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David Jorgensen

I say go to 20 teams by adding WA*, OR*, USC*, TCU, ASU, and either Okie St or CO*. Go two 10 team divisions playing round robin and two cross-over (11 total conference games) and 1 non-con. Just don't leave ourselves out of the south market! I don't acre about the AAU*.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 19:59:46 -0500

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G N
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G N

you snooze you loose

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 19:51:57 -0500

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Nick Tempo
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Nick Tempo

Texas and Oklahoma maybe big name brands, but I don't think Texas is as big of a deal as they seem to think they are. Seriously, what has Texas ever done? They are an underachiever and they will continue to underachieve in the SEC. As for Oklahoma? I see them as being another LSU.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:58:05 -0400

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Ron Joseph
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Ron Joseph

Yes, we have to go big - Go after the top 6 Pac 12 schools I can live wt Kansas if the Big 10 can convinced Norte Dame to join. If not, go after the Pac 12. Then let the orphan 8 & rest of Pac 12 form a conference

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:52:13 -0400

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Mike Di Mauro
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Mike Di Mauro

Merge the PAC, grab IA ST, Kan, Kan ST TX T from the Big 12, raid the ACC of Clemson and Notre Dame. You then have 32 teams. Use the NFL model You can beat the SEC and then have in one division a Penn St vs Clemson, a Notre Dame vs Ohio St, Oregon vs Michigan.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:14:21 -0400

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Travis Kreifels
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Travis Kreifels

I like the idea of adding the 9 AAU schools: Arizona, UCLA, USC, Cal, Stanford, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Colorado. I'd then add 1 more team (ND??). 6 4 team pods. play your pod and two other pods for 11 games plus one non conference. should play all teams twice in 5 years.

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:51:07 -0400

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Do you see the Huskers getting to 8 wins in 2021?

Do you see the Huskers getting to 8 wins in 2021?

They can do it

10

No way

22

They can do it

10 Comments
Richard Stotts
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Richard Stotts

time to win close games . Defense paves way to 8 wins

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:58:24 -0500

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Ryan Wunibald
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Ryan Wunibald

It is possible, they have to win turnover margin in every game. That is easier said than done.

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:48:42 -0400

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David McClymont
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David McClymont

Every B1G West team has their issues. No West team has clearly better talent than NU. It is time for SF & Co. to deliver. I think they will.

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 14:07:52 -0500

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Mark Wane
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Mark Wane

They're due right? And since I'm 42, and used to us winning 9 games every year for most of my life why would I change my expectation now? 8-4, win the bowl game, 9-4. Should be the minimum expectation for every Nebraska fan. Always! Then with playoff expansion coming, let's get in the mix!! GBR

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:15:50 -0500

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Paul F Edwards
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Paul F Edwards

Of the 3 things needed to win; player acquisition, development and deployment, acquisition is the best predictor of future success. By far in fact. Our roster is built because of great recruiting, development and roster management. It's really kinda all on the coaches to deploy well. If they do, yes

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:09:51 -0500

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Nat Warren
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Nat Warren

Better o line makes a running game. 4 large backs doesn't hurt.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:44:27 -0500

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Curt Marquis
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Curt Marquis

It's a more complete team across-the-board. Defense should be a top 25 group

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:47:59 -0500

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David McClymont
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David McClymont

Strongest SF team yet. We've been close to beating our west div tormentors for the last 2 years. It happens this year. 3 wins vs Wi-IA-MN-Nw-Mi.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:38:05 -0500

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Stephen Andersson
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Stephen Andersson

Absolutely, between the football and basketball teams should get to 8 wins in 2021.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:25:06 -0500

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Steve “S85” T
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Steve “S85” T

I'm a fan and I think they can win them all. If you don't think so, be a colorado fan.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:50:36 -0500

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No way

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Rick Frenzen
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Rick Frenzen

If Charmin gets into the NIL biz, they need to sign Martinez because that's how soft he is.

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 14:17:34 -0500

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Philip Bierman
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Philip Bierman

1. Who runs and catches? 2. AM may get hurt. 3. No ability to win 50:50 games or even ones where favored. 4. Field position and turnovers. 5. Most worrisome is moronic position from HCSF regarding vaccination. How do we get through season without loss of key players or need to forfeit?

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 09:05:30 -0400

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Matt Seiler
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Matt Seiler

A 7 win season would mean the best Husker team since the T Magic era, or maybe further back than that. This schedule is loaded and the B1G isn’t a cakewalk either. Only sure win is Fordham. I’ll be happy as long as they get a bowl game this year

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:08:31 -0500

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Gerry Van Ackeren
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Gerry Van Ackeren

Husker offense has a long ways to go before being competitive.

Sat, 10 Jul 2021 08:30:21 -0500

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Thomas Foster
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Thomas Foster

Huskers won’t get to 8 wins with solving the turnover problem and there’s no reason to assume they will.

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:03:29 -0500

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Jon Petersen
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Jon Petersen

They have a tremendously difficult schedule and they tend to lose games that they should win.

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 07:05:04 -0500

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Kent Snowdon
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Kent Snowdon

two teams coming off a bye is not good for big red

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 13:31:00 -0500

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Michael Chebatoris
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Michael Chebatoris

Until they prove they will not shoot themselves in the foot with stupid penalties and turnovers expectations should be low.

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 21:04:22 -0500

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Gale Cogswell
Gale Cogswell

Only if they pay Our Lady of Lords every game.

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 20:49:15 -0500

Gale Cogswell
Gale Cogswell

Maybe if you get a new quarterback

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 20:51:54 -0500

Tom Nelsen
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Tom Nelsen

Tough year for it. I'll believe it when I see it with this coaching staff.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:55:46 -0500

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Rod Combs
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Rod Combs

I want to believe they can, but until the issues going on over the last several years stop....it's going to be more of the same.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:26:22 -0500

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Gale Cogswell
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Gale Cogswell

maybe if they play teams like the Ladies of the Lords...

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 11:57:09 -0500

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Randy Weitzenkamp
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Randy Weitzenkamp

Even with the difficult schedule they have the talent to get 8 wins. Unfortunately, this will also take team execution, discipline and a swagger we have yet to see. I'm hoping for 6 wins and a bowl. Anything more is gravy.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 20:33:08 -0500

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Douglas Norman
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Douglas Norman

Huskers have not shown ability to beat even avg teams and are much more likely to LOSE one of the games they should win. then upset a team that they are underdogs in. This looks like a bubble 6 win team, at best.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:39:37 -0500

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Ryan Moss
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Ryan Moss

But at least they’re not in the Big 12 any more, am I right? High five!

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:27:42 -0500

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Trip Conroy
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Trip Conroy

Not a chance, not with the schedule and no proven on-field play to show otherwise

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:06:53 -0500

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Terry Busch
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Terry Busch

cause we cant play consistent football. Call it the Frost effect.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:35:30 -0500

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Daniel Zach
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Daniel Zach

Come on. Stop posting these silly articles. I’m a huge fan but NOTHING points to that much improvement.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:51:41 -0500

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Glenn Suzuki
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Glenn Suzuki

Huskers does not have the will to win close games. They are 2 years away from winning the close games.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:33:07 -0500

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John Fillmore
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John Fillmore

I have to see a decent downfield passing game first before I start getting too optimistic.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:41:54 -0500

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Danny Spielman
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Danny Spielman

Why would we think this team could win 8 games? I always had rose colored glasses on over the last couple of decades. I took them off and, whew, Steve Pederson screwed us. Prove it to me!!!

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:34:31 -0500

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