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The importance of this year for NU Football


NU is 5-0 (1-0), and while the schedule hasn't played out the way NU would like, that is not NU's fault in anyway. But, with the B1G being flat-out awful (please don't debate this Chad), NU's non-conf and B1G being weaker than upcoming years, the time for this team to capitalize is RIGHT NOW. NU could realistically (at worst) be 8-4 (4-4) w/losses to PSU, Neb, UM, and MSU or at best be 10-2 (6-2) w/losses to two of the better three (Neb, UM, and MSU).

I am VERY IMPRESSED with Phillips/Fitz's non-conference scheduling for the next three years and coupled with OSU and Wisconsin coming onto the schedule, the year to contend for a B1G title is now.

If, and this is a big if, Wisconsin beats Nebraska (it's 27-24 right now), then NU could potentially not face a ranked team the entire season. That would be insanely crazy/lucky, but that isn't NU's problem. While NU might not get the love/respect from the rankings due to who they have beaten/will beat, that is all irrelevant in the black and white world of B1G standings.

All of this is to say, Go Cats, and let's continue this train and focus on winning a B1G championship THIS YEAR!
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