Are Husker fans setting themselves up for disappointment?

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  1. IASTATE07

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    Did not know awd4cy was a Husker fan.
     
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  2. awd4cy

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    I’m just not blind what’s being built over there. Doesn’t take much to see how they improved a lot in the first year even though it didn’t result in many wins. Reminded me a lot of what Matt Campbell did here in 2016. Hopefully it at least results in them beating Iowa yearly.
     
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  3. CNECloneFan

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    As much as I hate Nebby, I wouldn't mind seeing them spank Iowa on a yearly basis.
     
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  4. 3GenClone

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    I would argue that what Brohm is doing at Purdue is more impressive than what Frost has done at Nebraska (so far). I don’t know if flirting with the Louisville job hurt his recruiting class or not, but he seems to have built a steady 7-8 win team out there.
     
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  5. LarryISU

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    I think I read they are favored in 11 out of 12 games. That was a couple weeks ago. To go from 4 - 8 last year to favored in 11 games, obviously the schedule is weak. Many teams are weak this year (WI, NW, IL, Purdue, Minnesota). So by being even marginally better, Nebraska becomes the better team. Their season essentially consists of Ohio State and Iowa.
     
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    I think Frost is going to be fine, but teams in the Midwest have to play defense and be able to run the ball when the weather turns cold. They are a far cry from the black shirts from the 90s. I look for them to surprise a few teams and then have a couple head scratching losses
     
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    Will they be better this year? I think so.

    Top 10? LOL
     
  8. Gunnerclone

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    I think Deace said on a podcast that Nebby’s Freahman and Sophomores scored the most points in the Big 10 in his talent metric that he uses to formulate his preview.
     
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    Top 10 is a reach for sure. I think top 25 somewhere for them is probably realistic.
     
  10. awd4cy

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    Definitely interesting. I do think Scott Frost is a good coach like Campbell and fairly likable like Campbell. I don’t like seeing Nebby relevant, but at the minimum I won’t be sad if they beat Iowa yearly.
     
  11. IH8Iowa24

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    Nebraska's first season under Frost reminded me a lot of Campbell's first season at Iowa State. Struggled significantly at the beginning, started to develop and improve but blew a few leads during the mid-season, and then got it figured out towards the end. I could see 8 wins given their schedule, but I'm definitely not drinking the new year's six kool-aid.

    On a side note, I still can't get over their stupid claim to lead the country in "consecutive sellouts" when a quarter of that dang stadium would consistently be empty. That booster club definitely has spent some coin picking up the tap for those remaining empty seats over the past few years...
     
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  12. Bigman38

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    This is a fanbase always changing the 90’s, so yes they are setting the bar too high. But I think Frost is actually a pretty good coach and has them going in the right direction.
     
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  13. CNECloneFan

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    The only thing is, if they have a decent record they will get all sorts of national media hype and end up over-ranked. Just like Iowa every year.
     
  14. beentherebefore

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    SIAP......But, let's also consider if Cyclone fans are setting ourselves up for disappointment. Optimism is great, though. And everyone is undefeated in July.
     
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    This doesn’t really work on a large section of ISU fan. Some ISU fans can find disappointment in a babies first steps, or a beautiful sunrise, or fresh baked batch of grandmas cookies.
     
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    Nebby will end up like Iowa many years due to schedule. 8ish wins and look better than they actually are. Then get ***** slapped in their bowl game and leave the whole fan base wondering wtf just happened
     
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    Nebraska won't be as bad as Iowa fans want them to be nor as good as Nebby fans want them to be. They will be better than last year...not hard.
     
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    Hey, it's Nebraska. :)
     
  19. clonedude

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    The odds would say that Nebby fans will be disappointed because anything short of making the B1G Championship game will be a disappointment for them with their egos and expectations for this season.

    I do think Frost will get it done there though, and that's not good for ISU recruiting. Look at Gunnerson already. And there will be more to follow if Nebby gets back to being a top 10 team.

    We just have to hope we can keep winning too.
     
  20. madguy30

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    I don't know if you knew this, but B1G teams don't do well in bowl games because they play other teams during the season.

    That was always the go-to in Hokland anyway.
     
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