Nebraska Cornhuskers; Due for Another Run Among the Elite?

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Nebraska Cornhuskers; Due for Another Run Among the Elite?
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Beginning in the the early days of Bob Devaney's tenure 50 years ago as head coach at the University of Nebraska, the Cornhuskers established themselves as one of the most preeminent, well-respected, feared and successful college football teams in that period.

 Since 1970 there hasn't been any other major conference football program with more victories than Nebraska to go along with the five National Championships earned in that same period. During each of the last five decades, except 2000-2009, (a dead period that most Cornhusker fans wish could be wiped from memory) Nebraska has put together a two-to-three year, maybe five-year run, as one of the best, if not the best football team in the country.

At times in the '70s, '80s, and '90s, when Nebraska has been good, they have been scary good, so good in fact that it often appeared that every other team was just playing for second place.

Sure, most know about the five National Championships (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995 and 1997) that Nebraska has earned, but not many know just how close the Cornhuskers have been to winning at least five or maybe more National Championships in that same period.

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