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University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Harvey Perlman has been consistently opposed to a college football playoff. And as the Big Ten’s representative to the BCS Presidential Oversight committee, his opposition is a bit more than a cosmetic footnote in the sport.
Although, after conference commissioners Wednesday agreed in principle to a four-team playoff, Perlman’s firm stance against major change appears like it is trending toward a footnote. But he’ll still present his case for a Plus One next week in Washington, when university presidents meet. And he’ll have to be won over, he told The Washington Post, by a playoff argument.
“I don’t like the idea of a four-team playoff,” Perlman told The Post. “I’m certainly open to hearing what [the commissioners] believe to be …
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In 1983, Nebraska beat Minnesota by a score of 84-13 (the worst defeat in Gopher football history). The Huskers’ second- and third-teammers were playing by the second quarter, but they got so tired that the starters had to return.
Minnesota, which finished the ’82 season losing eight straight games, decided to use a blitz-heavy defensive strategy in an attempt to slow down Nebraska’s lethal offensive attack. Bad idea.
This is what Osborne told the St. Paul Pioneer Press: “When you blitz an option team, you’re playing Russian roulette. If you happen to guess right and send your people in the right area, you