Nebraska and LSU both entered the 2019 college football season with relatively high expectations (the Tigers more so than the Huskers) and quarterbacks on the Heisman Trophy watch lists.
Two and a half months into the season, the two programs could not be having much different seasons.
LSU is undefeated, likely poised to be ranked No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings following Saturday’s win at Alabama, and quarterback Joe Burrow is the Heisman Trophy frontrunner.
Nebraska, meanwhile, is 4-5, and quarterback Adrian Martinez has had a highly disappointing sophomore campaign.
This takes us back to the spring of 2018, when Burrow was transferring out of Ohio State. The QB had family play at Nebraska and the Huskers were mentioned as a potential suitor.
Frost, though, said the following:
“You think he’s better than what we got?”
90 minutes ago tOSU's Joe Burrow announced he was leaving as a grad transfer. I would suppose Nebraska is an option but as Scott Frost told me last month, "You think he's better than what we got?"
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) May 8, 2018
Nebraska, of course, was far from the only program to underestimate Burrow’s greatness, but that has to be a tough read for Huskers fans right now.