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Nebraska Opts Out Of Bowl Game

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It’d been nice to see another game, but it’s not so horrible to wrap this one up and move on.

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Nebraska will not be playing in a bowl game this season. Per a statement from the athletic department, it appears players voted to not participate in post-season and end the 2020 season.

I find it disappointing as I always want more Nebraska football. However it’s easy to understand the sentiment. This has been a year of... uncertainty, that word being the most positive word I can find to describe it.

I know from comments here and on social media an attitude among a segment of our fan base that they didn’t deserve it anyway. I find that a harsh statement of judgement from people probably sitting safely on their couch at home.

This was a tough season on everyone all around. About the only thing we can take away from this season is that it happened.

I wish our football team, coaching staff, and those in the athletic department who support the team the best holiday season possible. You’ve earned it. Take care of yourselves.

It’s basketball season!

Full statement from University of Nebraska:

Nebraska has determined it will not participate in a bowl game this season. Below are statements from Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos and Head Coach Scott Frost.

Athletic Director Bill Moos

“The young men in our football program have shown great discipline this year adhering to necessary safety measures and protocols. I commend them for how they handled the challenges they faced in this unprecedented season.

“I also can’t thank our coaching staff and support staff enough for the leadership, organization and professionalism they have displayed. It has been a true team effort to make this season possible. It has been a grueling 10 months for all involved, but because of the efforts of our football student-athletes, coaches and staff, we were one of only a few Big Ten teams that avoided a pause in team activities during the 2020 season.”

Head Coach Scott Frost

“Our players made great sacrifices this fall to allow us to play eight games and practice without disruption throughout the season. As their head coach I am proud of how they continued to fight and finished the season with a win on Friday. This year has been a long grind and it is time for our guys to have a break, and the opportunity to spend Christmas and the holiday season with their family and friends. We will turn our focus to the 2021 season, and we look forward to our players returning to campus for the spring semester in January.”