“I don’t want to come across as the champion complainer.”

Now why would anyone think that, Bill Moos?

Athletic Director Bill Moos received the Huskers’ eight-game Big Ten schedule Friday night and saw that all things he’d fought for with the slate hadn’t come to pass.

“I wasn’t toasting champagne,” Moos said.

Moos said Saturday the Big Ten staff — and not the scheduling committee put together by the league — made the scheduling decisions, and used the original nine-game conference model created by the league for the first iteration of the 2020 league schedule. That schedule included road games at Ohio State and Rutgers, and a home game against Penn State.

The Rutgers game was dropped. Ohio State and Penn State, arguably the Big Ten’s best teams, remained.

What’s more, the Huskers play the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions — plus Big Ten West favorite Wisconsin — in the opening month…

“For obvious reasons, I was hoping we could dissemble the schedule because of unique circumstances and rebuild it to be fair for each school in the conference,” Moos said. “I was outspoken on that, to the point where they heard it from me every day. The rationale was there, I didn’t think we needed to follow it. Nebraska is playing five AP preseason Top 25 teams. Ohio State’s playing two.

“I’m sure my friend (Ohio State Athletic Director) Gene Smith is smiling today. His friend Bill Moos is not. I’ve got a good football team with a great football coach that deserves a break here or there to start getting back on track to being a contender in the Big Ten West.”

Nebraska football, can’t live without it, can’t live with it.

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17 responses to ““I don’t want to come across as the champion complainer.”

  1. Previously Paul

    As if there was any question the only reason the Big 10 reversed course and decided to play football was so Ohio State could make a title run and Justin Fields could compete for the Heisman.

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  2. Ah Nebraska, you are just window dressing for Ohio State. Guess now its pretty clear.

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  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    Oh, Kevin Warren and his toadies fucked Nebraska, I don’t think anyone would disagree.

    The Big Ten playing owes everything to Nebraska, but you won’t see any of those hypocrites like Desmond Howard or Mike Wilson give them any credit, just like they didn’t tell Ryan Day to get the hell out of the Big Ten when he made his statement.

    The Big Ten their fans and their media allies are the worst.

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  4. A Nebraska win changes that narrative though. And its a messed up season…

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      I will be hoping it happens. Nothing would be sweeter. There’s no way, say, a 6-1 tOSU Big Ten Champion makes it into the CFB Playoff. None. Not over, say, a 9-1 LSU team that lost a close game to Bama per se.

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      • Down Island Way

        And this is where the total number of conference games played to qualify for the cfp comes into play this 2020 season (?)….8 big games ain’t gonna cut it….

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    • Got Cowdog

      Well this sucks. I hate Nebraska and their nasally loud mouthed entitled fans (One in particular). I also hate tOSU and the fact that they’re a pretty good football team in a pretty weak conference and are fast becoming more of a media darling than Notre Dame so they are ALWAYS considered playoff contenders. They don’t have to play a top 5 team for their CC game and, well, I just don’t like them. Soooo…
      My personal feelings about the Nebraska fan in question (That if I ever cross paths with again one of us will be in jail and the other will be in the hospital) will just have to stand down for a week. Especially if it helps the Dawgs.
      Go Huskers. What the fuck is a husker? Farm labor? Jeez….

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  5. nebraska: we wants too play the footballz

    b1g: no footballz

    nebraska: WE WANTS TOO PLAY THE FOOTBALLZ

    b1g: ok here is the footballz

    nebraska: wait no not those footballz

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  6. godawgs1701

    Wow, Nebraska has become the whiniest bunch of ninnies out there. I think Scott Frost really learned something along the way from his experience at UCF.

    Sack up, Huskers, I don’t think you should have expected a lot of favors from the league office with the way you embarrassed the league the last few months. If you’re good enough, you’ll win the games. Frankly, you should be grateful to get OSU in the first game when they’re most likely to be out of sync and make some mistakes to help you out. Go get ’em if you think Husker football is back. Otherwise, take your damn losses and shut up.

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    • 123fakest

      That’s a hot take.

      Nebraska rightfully embarrassed the league office and the vindictive morons over there gave them a horrible schedule. Every team in the B1G should be thanking the Huskers.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      I echo 123… this is a terrible take.

      If it weren’t for Nebraska there would be no Big Ten football this year. Kevin Warren and his cronies completed screwed them for having the temerity to speak up for everyone in the conference who refused to buy into media narratives.

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      • godawgs1701

        It’s not a take, it’s a statement of fact. The Big Ten old guard didn’t take kindly to the new guys on the block coming in and acting like Nebraska football was more important than the rest of them and suggesting that they’d go try to squad up with a different league for the year. They certainly didn’t like the Nebraska governor, attorney general, et al threatening to sue them. So, and this is being reported by Dan Patrick and others, they explicitly set out to screw Nebraska with a schedule that would involve them getting humbled. Sooooooo Nebraska really shouldn’t be surprised – they should have known that this was coming. However, as I said, if they’re a good enough football team it shouldn’t matter, and especially in Game One when Ohio State is most likely to have a bad game.

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        • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

          Yeah, what you say is a “statement of fact” is nothing more than a terrible opinion. They’re not “whiners.” If anything, what they’re stating and have stated since the beginning have been the actual facts.

          They didn’t “act like Nebraska was more important.” They simply wanted to play football, just like the ACC, Big-12, and SEC would do, and because they didn’t buy into the b.s. media narrative as 11 of the other Big Ten schools did, they actually fought to make football happen.

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    • Embarrassed? They were the only ones with guts to ball up.

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