Just weeks before the start of the college football season, University of Nebraska AD Tom Osborne came out and almost offered a public apology for the non-conference football schedule over the next couple years.
Quite frankly, it stinks like three-day-old road kill, and I addressed that in my first article here on Bleacher Report.
When Nebraska has to line up and play teams like Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, Arkansas St., and South Dakota St. in 2009 and 2010, don't blame T.O. or Bo Pelini. Look to the East and thank the one and only Mr. Steve Pederson for trying to line up easy wins for his lame duck coach, Mr. Bill Callahan.
Well, as of this past Friday we can at least begin to look forward to seeing some quality non-conference teams in Lincoln in the not so distant future.
It came out Friday that NU had agreed to a home and home series with the University of Miami Hurricanes: the very same University of Miami team that Nebraska has had to play in the dirty Orange Bowl multiple times over the years.
In 2014 the Canes will come to Lincoln on Sept. 20, and NU will visit Miami in 2015. It's about time the University of Miami agrees to come up to Lincoln.
The only thing better than this would be getting the Canes in Lincoln on Nov. 20 instead of Sept. 20. I would love nothing more than to see the Canes coming from tepid Miami to the bitter cold and 35-40 mph wind that is so constant in the wintertime.
The schedule upgrades don't stop there. NU has Washington in 2010 and 2011, a three-game series with Fresno St., UCLA in 2012 and 2013, Southern Miss in 2012 and 2013, and Tennessee in 2016 and 2017.