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Corn Flakes: Despite Nebraska’s Woes, 2007 Was The Funnest Season of College Football Ever

It was. We have some great stories about it. Check them out.

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Just in case you didn't see it, the mothership has done an enormous job putting together great stories from 2007 college football season. I know that the 2007 season was terrible for Nebraska fans as I am one of you. You can go back through the history of this website and see the collective pain that we felt in our game threads and in our articles. Just remember that it's gone it can't hurt us any more.

That doesn't take away, or at least it shouldn't, from the crazy fun that the 2007 season was. Remember that the season started with the greatest upset in college football history when Appalachian State knocked off #5 Michigan? There were plenty of other teams who saw their dreams go up in smoke that year and if there is one thing I enjoy in sports, it's chaos. Remember all the times the team ranked #2 lost? Tim Tebow? Mike Gundy?

That's what the 2007 season was. Chaos. Fun... if you could ignore what was going on in Nebraska.

You need to go out and take a look at some of the stories. Or you can sit there and stew, fun-hater.


Start HERE

2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
A book-sized roundup of interviews, retrospectives, alternate histories, podcasts, videos, and more, all on the wildest, weirdest, most memorable year in history.

2007 completely tore apart the NCAA's football scoring records | 2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
At one point, a single season gave us the NCAA's highest-scoring game, the three highest-scoring DI games ever, and the highest-scoring D3 game ever. In 2007, Danny Woodhead scored 3 TDs for Chadron State in a 76-73 win in 3OT over Abilene Christian.

How Michigan played right into Appalachian State's hands in the greatest upset ever | 2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
This was more than just a legendary upset and an omen of 2007's mayhem. It was also the story of the modern spread offense. App State's head coach, an assistant at the time, helps explain.

Ranking the 11 wildest seasons in college football history | 2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
Yep, 2007 is No. 1. But not without a challenge.

Navy's Ken Niumatalolo on what it meant to end Notre Dame's 43-game streak | 2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
The Irish owned sacred rival Navy to an absurd degree, until 2007.

Remember when Tim Tebow was just a college football player? Let him tell you about it | 2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
SB Nation caught up with the world’s most famous baseball player, 10 years after his Heisman Trophy season.

Mike Gundy’s ‘I’m a man! I’m 40!’ rant was our first clue that he’s a fascinating coach | 2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
After yelling about his age and manhood, he played it cool for a decade, then busted out a mullet and a rattlesnake.

That time Missouri vs. Kansas was suddenly the rivalry of the year ... in football | 2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
For one bizarre Rivalry Weekend, the Iron Bowl, Florida-Florida State, and Texas-Texas A&M were all on Kansas City's undercard. The surprisingly huge game's two QBs reminisce.

Steve Spurrier reflects on a lifetime of wrecking the Georgia Bulldogs | 2007: The inside story of the greatest season in college football history
SB Nation called up the Ball Coach and pressed record. He talked South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, and you'll wanna read all of it.

Kansas Football 2007: Which game was the best to experience? - Rock Chalk Talk
Our writers talk about which game from the 2007 season was their favorite experience

And Then There’s News

Take an inch, give a mile: Higher roadside barriers show promise | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
By nearly any yardstick – present or future, crash test or simulation – a guardrail system that protects drivers on many U.S. highways and interstates could stand to be raised from 31 to 36 inches, the study found.

Heads up! University trains its eyes on upcoming solar eclipse | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Nebraska students, faculty, staff and visitors will have many ways to view and learn about the historic Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Ranking Big Ten football coaches at the Media Days microphone | PennLive.com
Distasteful as it may be to some, a large part of being a major-college football coach is the sales job -- to fans, to media, to alumni and especially to recruits. Big Ten media days are the one venue where all the conference coaches are seen individually and get their 10 minutes at the lectern. How did they do at the mic? Here are my annual rankings.

Time for Answers | Hail Varsity
Or, as Riley put it in reference to the uncertainty surrounding Nebraska: “I don't know how that narrative sounds in general, but that's where we are. I do have a lot of faith and am very interested in what this is going to look like going forward.”

Pac-12 will test shorter halftime, reduced TV timeouts
Halftime will be 15 minutes long, cut down from the usual 20-minute break. The number of commercial breaks will be reduced and they will be shorter in length, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Wednesday.