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Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:53 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2010 6:47 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. -- It was the worst beating Texas has taken in public in at least seven years.

That 65-13 loss to Oklahoma in 2003 was only a football game. Nebraska officials spent the better part of 40 minutes Friday putting Bevo in his place.

Nebraska didn't just leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten on Friday, it told the world why: That bully Texas. In the space of eight days, Nebraska transformed from happy member of the Big 12 to angry, rancorous new member of the Big Ten.

Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman and AD Tom Osborne both took turns hammering Texas during a comment period before the board of regents. When they got done, there was only one possible result. The regents' vote was unanimous. Nebraska is headed to the Big Ten. Unspoken: Because Texas forced it out.

The moment the news broke last week about the Pac-10's desire to take Texas and five Big 12 partners, Nebraska turned sour. Perlman, at one point, stared across a table during the Big 12 meetings at his Texas counterpart Bill Powers and asked him if he was willing to give up his media rights. In other words, start a Big 12 Network. Powers said no. At that point, Perlman knew it was over.

This league had a chance to survive seven years ago but a possible network was voted down, obviously not supported by Texas. Now, it's clear the Pac-10 is going to get Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

Super conferences, start your engines.

The money quote from Osborne: "One school leaving a conference does not break up a conference. Two schools leaving a conference does not break up a conference. Six schools leaving a conference, breaks up a conference. We have not had a hidden agenda, we have not dealt with more than one conference."

T.O. intimated that Texas has been talking to the SEC, Big Ten and Pac-10.

It was a bad day for Texas' reputation. It was a good day for Nebraska's future.

Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2010 2:02 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Well said ( bigreddeb)


Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:49 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Hey beejle

I see you just signed up yesterday , welcome!  I noticed you dont have any favorite teams listed on your profile. So just curious are you a Husker fan?

Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:02 pm

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

And you look like a really sore loser.

Since: Jun 12, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2010 11:00 am

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Nebraskans are so completely classy.  Osborne, nor Perlman, called out Texas.  They just told the facts.  Something that seeminly eludes UT.  But what the heck is up with OU?  Seriously.  OU letting UT lead them around by the nose?  After the show of mutual respect Nebraskand OU showed each other at the halftime show last fall I'm absolutely shocked at OU's lack of leadership in this entire thing.  Last fall in Lincoln, close to 10 OU heisman, outland and other trophy winners along with Switzer were intro'd on the field and given amazing ovations during NEBRASKA fans.  Sam Bradford received a standing ovation.  Would UT ever show OU that respect?  Given the boo's I heard everytime an OU athlete was highligted on the jumbo screen at the Big XII title game at Jerry's world last December, I would say NOT.   OU, I wish you would take care of yourself and come to the Big 10.  So Good luck UT and OU with your dysfunctional relationship.....I'm glad that is in the rear view mirror for Nebraska.

Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2010 8:36 am

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

After reading all of this BS I have one parting shot.Good luck to Texas, this is what you asked for this is what you got.  Nebraska just expedited Texas leaving the Big 12 a bit.  As for the old Big 8 schools, too bad, becareful around Texas, sucking up to them is only going to make things worse (See the last two conferences Texas has been in).
We in Nebraska can not accept everything moving into the state of Texas on a permanent basis, not fair, not even smart, so KU, KSU and Missouri, where were you when these votes were taken?
Texas fans, good luck in the pac10, SEC or where ever you land, I hope you run the conference there as well, I don't think it will happen but good luck with it.  Maybe you should reserect the all Texas conference, this really may be the thing that suits you the best.Keep talking all the BS, I guess it will all be settled in Lincoln this year, too bad we won't be coming to Austin the year after.
To OU, we have missed you and you don't need Texas, I hope you bury them every year.  As far as NU fans are concerned when the OU-NU rivalry ended with the start of the Big 12 the buy in was out the window from the start.OSU again alot of good memories good luck.
Big 10 bound and happy!Go Huskers

Since: Sep 5, 2007
Posted on: June 12, 2010 2:03 am

Nebraska trounces noone

Their issue in a nutshell. They can blow all they want about Texas playing unfair. The reality is that NU has not been able to hang with Texas or OU for the better part of the BIG XII. They won't be hanging with Michigan, Penn St. or even ND if when they join, unless of course the BIG 10 somehow allows NU to turn back the clock and lower their academic standards so the can load up on recruiting. Doubt the other academic institutions will allow it. The truth is NU brings little to the table in other sports either. NU was just starting to benefit from Texas recruiting. That is over now. NU you will never get that 1 second back and never be anything but second fiddle to the likes of the other powers in the Big 10. No more of Texas' and Ou's scraps at the recruiting table. Good luck you will need it. Finally, even with the extra 22 Mil you won't even make a third of what the Longhorns generate in revenue, with or without a Big 10 Network contract. 

Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:53 am

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

To everyone that has a short-term memory: Which teams in the current Big 12(Not XII, its not trademarked ppl, come on) Conference have the most national championships in football? Answer: Oklahoma-7(previous Big 8 member), Nebraska-5(Big 8), Texas-4(SWC). Now, had I read these posts from Texas fans all day not knowing that, I'd think Nebraska had never won a single title. Texas's 1970 title was awarded before their loss in a bowl game, so really it should be 3, but officially its 4. And as someone pointed out, the frustration with Texas does hinge a little on all the late game 'heroics' that gave all the games Nebraska and Texas played to Texas. Last minute feild goal, TD, last's year's second. Which, btw, I still have the same approach Bud Selig does to awarding a perfect game post facto. Who's to say there wasn't a time during the 4th quarter that the clock was stopped for a second or started late or stopped early that no one noticed? Sure, the review allows for the time. Within the rules. But-I think the review should have been more expansive. Because of the amount of time going back on the clock, more than the last play should have been looked at. That's not the rule, so it wasn't. Doesn't matter. Texas won in a close game that should have been put away by the best kickoff man in the country, Adi Kunalic, and he kicked it out of bounds. That's where the Huskers lost. But Texas fans are still somewhat delusional on a different topic. Why did Texas, joining the vaunted Big 8, get to make the rules of the new conference? Nebraska and Oklahoma combined for 10 titles at the time, whereas the entire joining body of the SWC had 4, one for Texas A&M(1939). How were they, a team without a conference, doing the Big 8 a favor by joining it? I don't understand that logic. The Big 8 had ties to the Orange Bowl already. We had more tradition than Texas(yes, it's true) at the time, and the conference didn't need to add them. Hate to throw this out but the last time a home game at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium wasn't sold out was Oct. 20th, 1962. 304 games. That, is tradition. Even during the dark Callahan years, the streak stayed alive. It really doesn't mater what Texas fans have to say, though. The count that matters is Nebraska-5, Texas-4. And, though you may not like it, The current Big 10 has 2 of the top 5 winningest teams in collge football history, and next year's Big 10 will have 3. Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, Nebraska, Ohio State. 6th is Oklahoma. I missed the SEC team in there...and yes, that is by win %. Total wins looks similar. Michigan, Texas, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State, Alabama. 6th.  Nevertheless, Nebraska has a legitimate chance at winning the Big 12 in their last year within the conference. Wouldn't that be a doozy?

Btw, I don't hate Texas. I respect Texas. However, living in Nebraska and having to listen to Texas fans tell us about tradition and being elite is annoying. Especially since Nebraska has played for a national championship in every decade since 1970, has only 3 non-winning seasons since 1961,a 35 consecutive bowl games from 1969-2003, and has the most victories in college football since 1970. WE love our football and have had success. Would be nice to see some credit from Texas fans instead of their annual smack-talking about how we are no good cuz we haven't won a title in 13 years. The 35 years break you guys took is a little longer. Sorry.

Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:49 am

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Texas started the blame game and "ultimatum".  NE was sick of it and responded.

Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:35 am

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Texas and the Pac 10 are very aligned in tradition. Both have a long history of NCAA violations.  USC and Texas will have a new rivalry.

Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:31 am

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

I'm not sure that Nebraska looks like a bunch of crybabies so much as Texas looks like a whore talking out of both sides of their mouth.  Nebraska called Texas out, and I'm quite sure Texas never thought anyone would do that.  After all, who among the other Texas schools and Oklahoma State (a Texas wannabe) would dare say something bad about Texas? Texas got what they deserved - a public dress down. Bevo can go suck it.

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