In case you haven’t heard. Michigan will apparently do whatever it takes to win. It will cut corners. Bend a few rules here and there to figure out to field a championship level football.
What will Nebraska do?
They will do whatever it takes to continue to put their team at a disadvantage while playing at home.
Which disadvantage would that be? The Nebraska football team sits on the east sideline while the visitor sits on the west side. Let me list a couple of the ways it hurts Nebraska.
- According to Jim Harbaugh, the west side of the stadium is 30-40 degrees cooler when the sun is out. That sure doesn’t help in those games where the temperatures could reach high 90s with a heat index of over 100.
- Sign stealing is made easier as coaches sitting in the press box has a better view of the east sideline compared to the west sideline.
So Nebraska, who already has trouble winning football games and needs every advantage it can get, continues to self impose disadvantages.
As the Omaha World-Herald article states, Nebraska was using the east sideline because at one point it needed the extra room. That is no longer the case.
I will admit that Trev Alberts probably is aware of some of the logistical issues when it comes to switching sidelines that I am not aware of as of now. He apparently would like to switch sidelines but will wait until some of the renovations of Memorial Stadium occur.
To me it is inexcusable for Nebraska to wait that long. It could be 2025 at the earliest.
I would hope that Alberts can decree that Nebraska will start on the west sideline at the start of the 2024 season and it is up to the Athletic Department to figure out a way for that to happen.
Until then, Nebraska football players will be forced to squint into the sun while their opponents hang out in the shade.
Make this make sense.
SPORTS! SPORTS! JORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!
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