- Jun 17, 2001
Have any of you Iwegiqns know what all- time winning percentage is and conference titles regardless of we haven’t won one since 1999...Ok, so what is the criteria for being considered a blue blood anyway? Obviously it has to be much more then just national championships, otherwise Army (5 Natty's) and Minnesota (7 Natty's) would be considered blue bloods, and they clearly aren't. So championships alone are not the criteria. To me, I think a small part is championships, but I think a blue blood is a school that is many kids dream school. No disrespect to Nebraska, but outside the state of Nebraska I don't think kids are dreaming of being Cornhuskers. Nebraska consistently recruits in the top 25, but when it gets down to it, how many kids will choose a Nebraska over schools like Notre Dame, tOSU, Texas, USC, Alabama or even Oklahoma? I would also say part of the criteria is the school has to be historically good. Nebraska had what, around a 27 year run from 1970 to 1997, so I wouldn't categorize that as historically good, really the same as Army and Minnesota, who were great in the leather helmet days. Schools like tOSU, Alabama, Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma have been historically good. No team is great every year, but these schools and maybe USC have been historically great. And to be honest why does anyone really care about the whole blue blood thing anyway, as long as your proud of your school, that's all that matters. And yes, Nebraska is closer a blue blood then Iowa. LOL But I don't think Hawkeye fans care. LOL Just my opinion for what it's worth.
How about all time Bowl games played in..
Not to mention all- time wins 900 + which only 7 schools have achieved..
End of story!
PS - Nebraska was a national power before world war 2 and from 1962- 2003 won 9 games or more a season except for 3 seasons..