This is what Huskers fans want to hear, but it’s doubtful that it’ll actually happen.
Nebraska football hasn’t been at a national title-level since the late 1990s/early 2000s, but the Huskers’ fan base is desperate for the program to get back there.
Bill Moos, Nebraska’s new athletic director, says it will happen.
The former Washington State AD says in five years, the Huskers will be in the same conversation as all the other top programs.
“You can expect it to be in the conversation with Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Alabama,” Moos told former Nebraska star Adam Carriker.
It’s a bold claim, and one that might not happen, but it’s certainly what Nebraska fans want to hear.
The question, obviously, surrounds Nebraska’s coaching decision. Mike Riley remains the Huskers’ head coach, but you don’t fire your athletic director and hire Moos if you didn’t want to make a coaching change. So one is coming.
Moos has a history of making big-time hires, convincing Mike Leach to come to Washington State, and he’ll have to make one if he wants to fulfill his five-year goal.
A name to watch out for: Chip Kelly.
If the Huskers can get Kelly to Lincoln, maybe that five-year plan will come to fruition.