Now, the problem with places like Nebraska, Michigan, Penn Stare, etc, they are gonna forever live in the past and never get back what they had. Problem is, their fans will never lower the expectations.
Michigan and Penn State are in a much better position than Nebraska, though, because they have such a larger in-state recruiting base. Nebraska's in the middle of no where, and the states it borders aren't much better recruiting grounds. I don't know Nebraska is doomed forever to live in the past, I don't think Frost is living in the past ( even though he was an NU QB). I think his offenses are quite innovative and forward thinking, which is why I want him so badly. But I know what you mean. Nebraska fans expect us to be a top 5 program, and unless we get an absolute coaching savant, that will never happen. Riley ain't that.