Dear Fellow Husker Fans,
This is the time where once every 10 years people have a top 10 lists for decades. Well, I'm not here to put up a top 10 anything, I'm just here to talk about happenings of the last 3652 days that have found a way to make our collective Husker fandom go in ways not previously known to man. So, let's rock and roll and time to take a trip down memory lane.
It all started Jan 2, 2000 against Tennessee in the Fiesta Bowl. Well, it was win 31-21. The QB that day was future Heisman Trophy Winner Eric Crouch. It ended 12-30-09 with a 31-0 shellacking of Arizona in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. The QB that day was Zac Lee. In between were 84 wins, a continuation of the sellout streak, a Heisman Trophy winner, some good, some bad, and some ugly. So....
Where were you Sept. 9th when Husker Nation turned South Bend into Sea of Red of the East in route to defeating Notre Dame 27-24.
Where were you Sept 20th where a game a against Rice just wasn't a normal game, but something more. It was a time to get somewhat back to normal and also remember. From the Tunnel Walk to the end of a 48-3 win it was about healing and honoring those lost on 9-11.
Where were you Oct. 27th when Collins to Stuntz to Crouch beat Oklahoma, won Crouch the Heisman, and implanted itself in our mind forever.
Where were you Nov 23rd when on a day referred to Black Friday Colorado beat NU 62-36 and after I saw the final score my wife handed me my 4 day old son and it really put that Friday into perspective. Oh yeah, the sun did rise again on Nov 24th.
Where were you Sept. 7th when not only was it a normal non conference win against by a huge margin over a outmatched opponent (Utah St, 44-13), it was also the 250th consecutive sellout.
Where were you Sept. 13th where our beloved Big Red beat up a Penn St team that wasn't quite there 18-10.
Where were you Dec 29th when a interim head coach by the name of Bo Pelini led the troops to a 17-3 win over Michigan St.
Where were you November 26th when a 26-20 loss to Colorado ended what was the longest consecutive bowl game streak in college football history.
Where were you Dec. 28th when a wacky finish ended a hard fought 32-28 win over Michigan?
Where were you Nov. 11th where a leaping grab by Mo Purify led the Big Red to a 28-27 comeback win over Texas A&M and vaulted NU into the Big 12 Title game
Where were you Dec. 2nd where despite a 21-7 loss to OU things almost felt "right".
Where were you Nov. 23rd when a 65-51 loss to Colorado ended the "Lost Era" and under the guidance of Coach Osborne a new coach search would commence and be led by Coach Pelini.
Where were you Aug. 30th when a 47-24 win over Western Michigan started the Pelini era off with a huge win.
Where were you Jan 1st when a 26-21 win over Clemson ended year one of the Dogma of D on a high note.
Where were you Oct. 8th when a magical 5 minutes of great football turned what looked like a sure loss to a 27-12 win over Mizzou (and prompted one Tiger to cry on national TV).
Where were you Nov 7th when a shaky NU beat a even shakier OU 10-3 and in the process a young man named Suh put his name on the list of Heisman hopefuls.
Where were you Sept. 26th when Husker Nation packed Memorial Stadium for the 300th consecutive time.
Where were you Dec. 5th when a battle tested NU team took the 2nd ranked team to the final gun in a 13-12 loss
Where were you Dec. 30th when Coach Pelini announced to a Holiday Bowl crowd that Nebraska was back after a 31-0 win over Arizona.
There were high times, there were low times, there were recruits lost, legends born and a rebirth in Husker Nation. The last 3,653 days were filled with memories large and small for Husker Nation. Here's to a more great memories over the next 3,652 days.
God bless and Go Big Red.