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Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

Posted on: September 9, 2010 9:10 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

It's pretty well-known that Boise State has historically struggled to fill its schedule with enough legitimate teams to beef the season's strength of schedule to the point of respectability. Sure, there's Oregon last year, Virginia Tech last weekend, but by and large, it's slim pickings. But if the report from the Omaha World-Herald today is true, it sure sounds like Boise's not really putting in a good-faith effort:

 

Nebraska called. Nebraska tried.

In the past year, NU tried to put together a series with BSU; two-for-one, home-and-home, one-way trip to Lincoln. Whatever. It ended up fizzling out. Why?

Because, according to NU Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Jamrog, Boise wanted a minimum $1 million to play in Lincoln.

This, of course, is insanity. Nebraska has zero incentive to agree to a deal like that; while the athletic program would still make money off of the game even after handing over seven figures to their esteemed guests, they'd make a lot more by hosting any number of other programs instead. Moreover, for BCS teams, non-conference strength of schedule doesn't really matter. Or, if you demand more nuance, SOS does matter, but not nearly to the extent that it would offset the negative effect of taking a loss should Nebraska lose that game (easily possible).

But if that's the way Boise wants to play it, by all means, let them. Just keep stories like these in mind the next time a BSU fan complains about the consequences of the cupcake schedule they face every year.

Category: NCAAF
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Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2010 8:24 am
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

big ten is vary comparable to the big 12 NORTH they sould fit in well and prob. win the confrence as often as they won as they the north div of the big 12. As for the south cant touch that with twice as many national champs sence 2000 as the whole big 10 confrence, but we'll see.



Since: Jun 6, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2010 2:55 am
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

As I recall the last 2 years Va. Tech did beat the mighty Cornfukers. But thats just a throw away game right?



Since: Sep 8, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2010 2:16 am
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

Right now BSU has a fairly clear path to the National Championship...sounds to me like they know what they're doing...wouldn't you think?




Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2010 1:05 am
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

and your point is???



Since: Sep 10, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2010 12:04 am
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

u r stupid.u just out to pick at us loyal husker fans to be banwagons like u... well i gotta say GO BIG RED cuz their back.



Since: Sep 10, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 11:59 pm
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

i can see why boise would do that, they new nebraska would kick their asses so i guess they may look 4 weaker but ranked team to play so they can get ranked higher.let me just say boise state deserves no innocense 4 being the team (and tcu) that complains about a cup-cake schuedule and gets ranked low.i putting 0 #1 votes 4 them they get no surprize from any1 they play cuz none of them r ranked and they refuse to play ranked teams.wont be surprized if they go undeafed again but that will mean nothing.



Since: Sep 10, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2010 11:42 pm
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

Here is an Idaho Newpaper source

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne has offered Boise State a 2-for-1 scheduling proposal, he said Friday on the Idaho Sports Talk with Caves and Prater radio show on KTIK. The proposal calls for two games in Lincoln, Neb., and one in Bronco Stadium, with the series starting in 2015, Osborne said. Boise State officials were not available for comment late Friday afternoon.

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Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2010 11:12 pm
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

Check your facts.  NU offered more than it has ever offered a school to come in.  B$U said no.  Interesting that greed is only bad if you are a BCS school.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2010 11:10 pm
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

And BSU fans never cease to amaze me.  Good for a few years and you think you are the king.  The deal, unlike BSU fans are saying. was one in Lincoln, one in Boise and one in Lincoln.  BSU isn't asking for games unless it is treated as equal.  Let's see.  Tiny stadium.  Low ticket prices.  Little income.  That alone means no.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2010 10:57 pm
 

Boise State wanted $1 million to play Nebraska?

And that is only what a BSU fan would say.  First off NU said to rotate with the middle at BSU.  Get it straight.


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