Scholarship athletes versus walk-ons. Undercard: a man with an old-timey mustache fighting a kangaroo.
Known as the County Scholarship Program by Cornhusker enemies, a tradition as revered as gameday itself by Nebraska football fans is the walk-on program.
We're talking about the rigors of hard-working young men dipping into their own pockets and laboring diligently for a chance at fulfilling their dream: obtaining a scarlet and cream scholarship.
Yeah, that's kinda cool.
Long story short, you're on the team, but you're not getting a scholarship...yet.
Who has accepted such an offer from the Huskers for this cycle so far?
(Highlights are provided in linked names, if available)
Tight end: Erik Evans, Connor Ketter
Offensive lineman: Dustin Glaser
Defensive end/tight end: Jordan Ackerman
Defensive lineman: Joel Lopez
Kicker: Grant Schumacher
Punter: Jordan Bellar
I can only assume that Schumacher will take over kicking duties during his sophomore year only to come near or break scoring and/or kicking records.
His career will, of course, culminate in a Lou Groza Award snub. That's how these things work.
Keep an eye out for any additions to this list as they're made available.