Tom Osborne: Nebraska, Oklahoma agree to series 'in principle'

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
Nebraska and Oklahoma could reunite in the future. (US Presswire)

Tom Osborne only has a few months left as the athletic director at Nebraska, but it appears he wants to get back to tradition before walking out the door.

Osborne told reporters Monday that Nebraska and Oklahoma had agreed to a home-and-home series "in principle." Osborne stressed that no contracts have been signed and nothing is official, but he believes it's only a formality since it is something both schools want to happen.

And when would the first game be played?

The plan is for that first game to be in Norman in 2021 -- 50 years after 1971's Game of the Century. The two teams would meet in Lincoln in 2022. All of which would be awesome, and a perfect feather in the cap of Osborne as he finishes his career at Nebraska.

There are too many great rivalries in this sport that have been put on hiatus thanks to conference realignment in recent years, and it's nice to see schools putting all that nonsense aside and letting tradition win out.

Oklahoma and Nebraska haven't met since Nebraska left the Big 12 for the Big Ten in 2011. The two schools have played 86 times with Oklahoma holding a 45-38-3 advantage in the series.

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