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chuckd4vt

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They will NEVER consistently be the Nebraska of old.


They just have far too many recruiting disadvantages to ever get back to that sort of play again.

Right now, they are in the same league as VT and Wisconsin in recruiting, thought I think VT thoroughly underperforms in recruiting. VT has a ton more talent within a half days drive than either of those two.

But anyhow, there were a couple of things that made Nebraska what it was back then.

First, they had a cutting edge strength and conditioning program. VT began to benefit with such a program back then too. But, anyhow, everybody else has caught up and it's too difficult to do anything that's as innovative nowadays.

Second, they had the one student per county scholarship rule that helped them a bunch. Every county, or maybe every school, in Nebraska was able to send one student for a free ride each year. And apparently, that one student was oftentimes the biggest farm boy in town. And then, these kids would "walk on" to the football team without being counted against their scholarship limit. NCAA eventually shut that down and Nebraska's slipped.

(In response to this post by VTHokie2000)

Posted: 06/13/2017 at 4:53PM



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After all the clamor -- SoCloseHokie 06/13/2017 09:20AM
  Re: After all the clamor -- Millpoint 06/13/2017 10:24AM
  Let me put it this way... -- Calamitous 06/13/2017 9:07PM
  Not recently... -- gman86 06/13/2017 2:24PM
  When is a conference not a conference? -- Maroon Baboon 06/13/2017 4:01PM
  Re: When is a conference not a conference? -- Millpoint 06/13/2017 4:22PM
  I like the 9- to 10-team conference model -- Calamitous 06/13/2017 9:22PM
  Pac10 used to have the best set up. -- Maroon Baboon 06/13/2017 5:27PM
  It is one thing that the Big XII has gotten right. -- VTHokie2000 06/13/2017 4:30PM
  Sign me up for #13. -- Maroon Baboon 06/13/2017 11:42PM
  IIRC Nebraska played Colorado the day after Thanksgiving -- North Main Hokie 06/13/2017 1:04PM
  And -- SoCloseHokie 06/13/2017 1:27PM
  Got it -- North Main Hokie 06/13/2017 1:11PM
  Can only speak for myself, but -- OU_Sooner 06/13/2017 3:27PM
  Thanks for your input. Follow up question about NU -- VTHokie2000 06/13/2017 4:00PM
  Hard to say -- OU_Sooner 06/13/2017 5:29PM
  "You will rue the day" -- Maroon Baboon 06/13/2017 11:22AM
  Re: -- Millpoint 06/13/2017 11:24AM
  Fan behavior -- SoCloseHokie 06/13/2017 10:39AM

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