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I think their "decline" started before joining the B1G

I use decline in quotes since UNL has had some decent squads since Osborne retired; it's just that UNL fans probably expect the standards to be the same as they were during the Osborne legacy.

But I think UNL's decline happened once Osborne retired. I believe Solich was a disciple of Osborne and still wonder if UNL was quick on the trigger to fire him. I wonder if they had kept Solich if they could have eventually gotten back to that power football system they once enjoyed.

What Osborne did at UNL was incredible. Yes, he may had some skill guys from other states, but his roster was filled with corn fed farm boys that used to pummel their opponents. Still impresses me to this day that they were able to win National Titles with guys from a small populated state with that formula.

As for all their other sports, they are about the same as they were in the Big 8 and Big XII, but basketball is improving since joining the B1G
[Post edited by Calamitous at 06/18/2017 11:20AM]

(In response to this post by manassashoo)

Posted: 06/18/2017 at 11:20AM


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