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Does Anybody Remember 1962?

Discussion in 'Football' started by Elwood von Kiowa, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    I pose this question to those of you who were old enough (and willing to admit it) to consciously remember not only the '62 season, but also the general mood going into the season.

    How do the following compare, now to then:

    - the expectations of the fan base?
    - the national / media perception of the program?
    - other similarities?

    Obviously the media coverage in '62 was nothing like today; no social media, fan websites, etc. But one comment by HCSF at media days epitomizes the question for me. He was speaking about when recruits visit NU, and "most of the kids don't remember the real Nebraska, but their parents do."

    Many people nationally (who remember the 90's) seem to think that NU was nothing before Devaney-- but we didn't get to be #3 in all-time wins (as we were before the SP / Perlman Perversion) just through BD's and TO'S wins.

    I imagine folks in 1962 who remembered Biff Jones, Ed Weir, the '41 Rose Bowl team, etc. who knew we could RETURN to greatness with the right coach / approach / resources.
     
  2. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Six Strings Stranger 2 Year Member

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    I wonder if they were also wondering about alt uni's too?
     
  3. Sodak Dick

    Sodak Dick Recruit 2 Year Member

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    I remember but was a 6th grader.
     
  4. izzycohen

    izzycohen Geezer Squad 10 Year Member

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    I think I was a 6th grader also.
     
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  5. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    Also, Bill Jennings was known as a good recruiter, similar to MR. But both struggled with player development and team motivation. So when Devaney got here, he had some good, hungry athletes to work with.
     
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  6. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    I figured it may be a long shot. I'm sure there are folks out there who remember with clarity, but they might not be computer literate...
     
  7. BuffSurveyor

    BuffSurveyor All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    I was going on 2 years old. It was a good year.
     
  8. ColoREDo

    ColoREDo REDo posts matter!!! 10 Year Member

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    There was a 1962?:Confused:
     
  9. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    Maybe I should ask Barfknecht...

    :Sarcasm:
     
  10. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Six Strings Stranger 2 Year Member

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    And while you are asking him, ask him to change his name too. :Dancer:
     
  11. Vinosker

    Vinosker Recruit 2 Year Member

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    I was 9 years old but remember the excitement of the first game. We were on a trip from Kearney visiting Boys Town and had our little radios to listen to the game. Boy we really smoked South Dakota and the optimism for the rest of the season was very high. Wasn't much national media attention until we beat Michigan in the big house.
     
  12. DuckTownHusker

    DuckTownHusker Blackshirt Sith Lord 5 Year Member

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    I was Negative 22 years old.
     
  13. skerBob

    skerBob Just another unsuspecting mammal

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    I remember being in diapers that someone always changed for me. Had it made.
     
  14. KleinTxHusker

    KleinTxHusker Starter 10 Year Member

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    I was three in 1962... my only memories of that year was a freight train going by our family's apartment and the engineer waiving at me, mosquito bites and visiting our new under construction home that we moved into that year.
     
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  15. Goal-line

    Goal-line Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    Does Anybody Remember 1962?

    The year I graduated from high school? Hell yes. There was even a movie made about my life (American Graffiti).
     

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