I think there's a pretty good chance that the Big 12 won't exist by 2025.
This has nothing to do with winning or losing. It has to do with tradition, geography, and the personality of the conferences.LOL... maybe the SEC will expand and NU can go there.... reunite with Mizzou (and TAMU for the B12 piners). Seriously, as some have already mentioned, if the Huskers were actually winning football games (and we were early on in the BIG with Bo), it would be a different narrative. Running back to the B12 seems like a silly notion at this point... at least to me. I'd just as soon see Frost get his schitt together and just start winning some BIG games.
Excellent questions with few answers. However I believe if we start ADDING to athletic prowness of BIG we'd be thought of much differently then presently. A football program living in the past does little to enhance the BIG nor garner much respect. Start winning our division and playing for several conference championship and we would be viewed differently by most teams in the BIG. Not only haven't we been able to beat the best teams in conference we've managed to lose so some of the WORST! What kind of respect are we going to get from other programs.... answer = very little. Frankly it all hinges on how our football program is perceived not only in the BIG but nationally. Right now we don't even register on college football radar screen and get picked midway in our own division. That's really pathetic and needs to change this season imo.For the sake of argument, let’s say we do start winning. Maybe we win the West a couple of times in the next 5 years, and even play decent in the B1G championship game. Do you think we’ll suddenly get better treatment from the league? Or would we have another 20 years of earning our stripes, having to be reminded we are not an original member?
I don’t know what the answer is, but based on our success over the history of our program, the attention we still get nationally (even as a bad team), we are treated well below lesser B1G programs. It seems obvious this ‘probationary internship’ may go well beyond all of our lives. Is that really how we think we should be treated?
When Penn St moved to the B1G a lot of people thought it was a foregone conclusion they would win the conference every year....how many years did it take for them to even be competitive in the conference? I feel like a lot of teams underestimate the conference. Top to bottom its the most competitive league in college football. Sure the SEC has good to great teams but typically the bottom half is atrocious at best.
This has nothing to do with winning or losing. It has to do with tradition, geography, and the personality of the conferences.
Once again, doesn’t matter. We are not leaving the B1G.
You’ll get no argument from me on that statement.Listen, I get the nostalgia factor... heaven knows, the BIG has never felt like home, but as you say, we are not leaving so the next best thing is to start establishing a new tradition.... particularly, a new tradition that involves playing at the top of the league and not the bottom.
I would say our new Oklahoma. There’s mutual respect between the programs. We didn’t have that with Texas. But yeah, we’re going to have to get used to it and accept it. I’m not there yet. I accept that we’re stuck with the B1G. I just don’t like it.We need to stay in the B1G. Sorry but going back to the Texas Conf would be a disaster.
Winning will solve many many things and winning in the B1G will mean more than winning in the Big12. When we own the West like OSU owns the East B1G will feel like home for a lot more people. OSU is our new UT.
true - were we supposed to stick together? looking thru old xmas /post cards...those other siblings didn't go to the same place..
I don’t think Ohio State respects much Nebraska on the field. It’s just another also ran team to them, that they run over, seemingly annually. Only beating them half the time will change that. NU has some work to do.I would say our new Oklahoma. There’s mutual respect between the programs. We didn’t have that with Texas. But yeah, we’re going to have to get used to it and accept it. I’m not there yet. I accept that we’re stuck with the B1G. I just don’t like it.
Mutually respect between the programs.I don’t think Ohio State respects Nebraska on the field. It’s just another also ran team to them, that they run over, seemingly annually. Only beating them half the time will change that. NU has some work to do.