Big Red hype will survive the initial washout

Massive depression sweeps across the state as we now have to wait another week to watch the Huskers.”

That tweet by a University of Nebraska football fan sums up months of hype and waiting that were wiped out by a massive rain storm, complete with thunder and lightning, during what was to be the season opener and the beginning of the Scott Frost era on September 1.

What, you ask (in case you have been under a rock for a few years) is so important about the Frost era? This Tshirt slogan speaks to that. “Devaney. Osborne. Some other guys. Frost.”

As a refresher course for those of you who may need it, football became a big thing in Nebraska in the early 60s when Bob Devaney was hired away from the University of Wyoming to replace Bill (three plays up the middle and punt) Jennings. It wasn’t long until football-crazed Nebraskans had some more recent big times to discuss in addition to their 1941 Rose Bowl appearance (they lost 21-13 to Stanford). Coach Biff Jones went 4-5 the next season and left.


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