BornInAA

October 5th, 2016 at 8:43 PM ^

Winning comment of the week!

They have done nothing for the Big Ten. Except let us steal NJ recruits.

I would state that the Big Ten is more a rival with Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Notre Dame and Bowling Green. 

Never been to Nebraska - never will. NOT Midwest. Go play football with the other cow-poke states.

 

Tuebor

October 6th, 2016 at 10:16 AM ^

Technically that is the "midwest".  But in reality there are two regions.  The Great Lakes region and the Great Plains region.

 

The Great Lakes are roughly the territory outlined in the Northwest Ordinance.  Generally speaking the great plains were acquired in the Louisiana Purchase.

aratman

October 6th, 2016 at 10:57 AM ^

I know it is hard for Michiganders to understand, we all grew up as midwesterners, but look at the map.  Great Lakes region is a good name. North centeral would work too. Rust belt would work too.  But Nebraska IS in the middle west part of the US.  

buddhafrog

October 6th, 2016 at 1:39 AM ^

I felt this until I moved to DC last year.

Now, I get to see UM at Maryland or Rutgers every year, and easy to get BTN. I understand the regional footprint and it's importance better now than I did before. Could we have chosen better partners than Rutgers???? Oh god, yes. Maryland isn't half bad for the big ten. But either way, I'm one to say that now that I live out this way, I'm very glad the big ten is in this area.

Mr. Owl

October 6th, 2016 at 2:54 AM ^

As far as the current states of Maryland & Rutgers, I dislike the union.  I would have sought a few other schools first, if looking to add schools.

However I live in NYC.  I'm going to my first away game as a Michigan fan.  It's also gonna be my birthday, so what better way to spend it than by watching an October Michigan football game.  This will be my second game of the year, as I was home for the victory over UCF.  Bring the game to Yankme Stadium or out in Queens & I'm even better (NJ Transit's gonna cost me $30!)

Can we somehow work getting rid of Delany & get Hackett a job I think he would be brilliant in?

Yo_Blue

October 6th, 2016 at 8:31 AM ^

The last thing he said to me, "Doc," he said, "some time when the crew is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to get out there and give it all they got and win just one for the Zipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Doc," he said, "but I won't smell too good, that's for sure."

trueblueintexas

October 5th, 2016 at 10:51 PM ^

Rejoining the Big12 would open the Texas recruiting market back up, which they heavily relied on to build their strong teams. Once they joined the B1G they couldn't sell playing multiple games in the recruits home state every year.
The problem is TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech,etc all took advantage of Nebraska's absence and it won't be easy gaining that turf back.

M-Dog

October 6th, 2016 at 9:00 AM ^

Yes, look at what playing in the NJ / NYC / DC-MD-VA area every single year has done for our recruiting in those areas.  It helps a lot.

If you can't be in a talent-rich area, it helps to at least play in a talent rich area consistently every year.

Nebraska is out of sight out of mind in Texas now.  All those guys that would have gone to Nebraska are now going to TCU and Texas Tech and Houston.

Meanwhile, Nebraska is now playing consistently only in the upper midwest.  Not exactly a talent hot bed.

Of course, they should have thought about this when they left the Big 12.