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Topic: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet

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longhorn320

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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2021, 09:23:50 AM »
always loved those Big 12 referees
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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2021, 09:45:59 AM »
seems Big Ten refs are paid the same way

(don't tell the Big Ten folks I posted this)
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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2021, 09:47:13 AM »
they'll never find it here

heck, I don't think they know what a Fusker is

haven't won enough games in the B1G to make em think of good names
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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2021, 11:09:01 AM »
they'll never find it here

heck, I don't think they know what a Fusker is

haven't won enough games in the B1G to make em think of good names
You guys should have never left

Money blinds a lot of folks
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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2021, 11:15:23 AM »
the accountants and money always win

I'm pretty sure it's not right, possibly evil, but it's the way of the world
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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2021, 11:24:49 AM »
I'd welcome the Huskers and Ags back to the B12. 


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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #48 on: July 13, 2021, 11:37:55 AM »
Nebraska always needed a recruiting pitch. The corn fed boys are big and all, but they relied on convincing outside players to visit. When they were rolling and smashing everyone with power option, it advertised itself (editorial commentary about Big 8 qualifications ignored for purposes of brevity).

Obviously, selling UNL to outsiders has been rough lately. Leaving the Big 12 didn't make it easier. However, I'd think that the NIL rulings might be their way back. Nebraska has no major professional sports teams. Seems like there should be plenty of branding opportunities.

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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2021, 11:47:26 AM »
Nebraska always needed a recruiting pitch. The corn fed boys are big and all, but they relied on convincing outside players to visit. When they were rolling and smashing everyone with power option, it advertised itself (editorial commentary about Big 8 qualifications ignored for purposes of brevity).

Obviously, selling UNL to outsiders has been rough lately. Leaving the Big 12 didn't make it easier. However, I'd think that the NIL rulings might be their way back. Nebraska has no major professional sports teams. Seems like there should be plenty of branding opportunities.

Maybe, but I kinda think NIL opportunities are really just going to become table stakes.  All of the big-name programs (and even wealthy programs that aren't big-name) will be able to offer quite a bit to the athletes.

Doesn't mean NU won't be successful at it.  I just don't think it will end up being a competitive advantage, except against the have-nots.

As always, the rich will get richer...

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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2021, 12:22:26 PM »
so far, I know it's early, there's no talk of big money being funneled from boosters

that could easily change overnight
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« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2021, 12:33:40 PM »
I imagine all the TRUE dealings are occurring right now.

The first wave was just the student-led initiatives, their attempts to launch clothing or other kinds of promotions, on their own.  

But now the corporations will be getting involved.  And those negotiations will take time and be a lot more thorough.

And of course, as far as recruiting HS kids goes, none of that can be announced until the kid is actually enrolled and on-campus.  Many (most?) of the states have some provision along those lines, to avoid recruiting bidding wars, even though those will happen regardless.  We just won't hear about them until the Fall.






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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2021, 01:11:30 PM »
Nah. I'm talking about legit branding opportunities. In Texas, things are kind of localized. A Longhorn football great can play well in several locales, but not everyone's a fan. Every school in America will have a decent amount of those licensing deals.

Nebraska has no professional sports franchises. Being the successful QB of the Huskers would let you plaster your face wherever you'd like.

I'm not saying it's instant recruiting mojo. I'm saying it's a better enticement than they've had in a while.

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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2021, 01:29:08 PM »
the husker coaches are pushing that recruiting pitch

we shall know the results in a few years

every little bit helps
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« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2021, 02:54:38 PM »
Nah. I'm talking about legit branding opportunities. In Texas, things are kind of localized. A Longhorn football great can play well in several locales, but not everyone's a fan. Every school in America will have a decent amount of those licensing deals.

Nebraska has no professional sports franchises. Being the successful QB of the Huskers would let you plaster your face wherever you'd like.

I'm not saying it's instant recruiting mojo. I'm saying it's a better enticement than they've had in a while.

Nebraska has no professional sports franchises. Being the successful QB of the Huskers would let you plaster your face wherever you'd like.... in Nebraska.

But the state of Nebraska's population is smaller than the population of the city of Austin metro area, so I really don't think it's going to make much difference.

And nationally, there's no way the QB at Nebraska is going to gain more national recognition than the QB at Texas.  Texas is the largest brand in all of college sports.  I'm not saying this to belittle Nebraska, I'm just saying I don't think this is going to give them some edge that their peers in the B1G can't also capitalize on in much the same way.

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Re: “fusker” is not a scrabble word, yet
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2021, 03:08:21 PM »
not going to be much national branding - college football isn't national

not even Bama or Clemson or Ohio St. or Texas
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