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The Northern Illinois Loss

Discussion in 'Football' started by HoustonHusker, May 12, 2018.

  1. HoustonHusker

    HoustonHusker Red Shirt

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    We aren’t the only major CFB program to suffer an embarassing loss to NIU. In 2003, the 21st ranked Crimison Tide were beat by NIU.

    History always repeats itself folks. In order for a tier one CFB program to return to prominence, they must suffer a devastating defeat at the hands of NIU. We should thank Nice Guy Mike for the parting gift. Ladies and Gentleman, there’s hope at the end of tunnel.

    Furthermore, your head coach must be named Mike. (UA Head Coach - Mike Shula) Also, your team must only win 4 games. (UA 2003 record - 4-9) . This is crazy but looks like we’ll be hoisting some trophies in the next decade.

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  2. husker6

    husker6 Husker Baby 3:16 says GO BIG RED!!! 10 Year Member

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    I'd rather not relive that one, thanks though.
     
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  3. BigRedPistachio

    BigRedPistachio JohnRedCorn

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    Ummm...sure
     
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  4. Big Red Shrine

    Big Red Shrine Elite Poster 2 Year Member

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    NIU ended that season 10-2 and defeated at least two ranked teams (at the time they played them). One of their losses was to #23 Bowling Green.

    I’m not sure losing to them in 2003 is on par with NU 2017, but if it gives you hope...
     
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  5. HoustonHusker

    HoustonHusker Red Shirt

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    The 03’ NIU team also had Michael Turner, an all pro RB who ran for 7,000 yards in the NFL. LOL the off season has me going off the rails.
     
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  6. David3464

    David3464 Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    Our offense looked so pathetic that game with turnovers and morbid running game, that I would have fired the OC at least. Giving up two TDs due to offensive TO’s ( weren’t there two Pick 6’s ?). That was an abysmal showing. Really, MR and staff may as well have been fired and we could have been coached by a rotation of Nebraska faculty. It would have turned out about the same record-wise. Heck, they could have had a contest each week for a Group of fans to be the Coaches for a week and WE could hav done as well as MR. Actually, I’m trying to even figure out what the heck MR did to get paid. He didn’t call plays for Off or Def. Anybody know?
     
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  7. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    If you must relive the past since you're so bored with current Husker football. maybe go back a little further...say, 20 years or so.
     
  8. Red Dead Redemption

    Red Dead Redemption Head Lackey 5 Year Member

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    How about to 1969?
     
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  9. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    Certainly was a great year...
     
  10. Red Dead Redemption

    Red Dead Redemption Head Lackey 5 Year Member

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    And 3.5 is great for a minimum number of years, or so we've been told.
     
  11. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    LOL...are you in one of your moods, Dear? I'll go to the store while you sulk about feeling fat.
     
  12. Red Dead Redemption

    Red Dead Redemption Head Lackey 5 Year Member

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    Wut?
    That sounds like a couple of personal shots.

    When is your planned release?
     
  13. HuskerGene

    HuskerGene A work in progress 5 Year Member

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    Man I was really hoping we could read more bashing of the former coach. Thanks Davidloincloth & thanks HH for the scintillating OP. :rolleyes:
     
  14. HoustonHusker

    HoustonHusker Red Shirt

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    Or have a select HMax posters coaching the 2017 season, not the worst idea.
    And thank you Gene for adding “scintillating” to my vocabulary lol
     
  15. YUENGLING

    YUENGLING Scout Team 5 Year Member

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    The NIU loss will go down in Husker history as the loss that brought Scott Frost to Nebraska.
     

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