Created: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:31:00 CST
Updated: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:52:02 CST
It's the prevailing thought throughout the college football world ...and has been for a few years now.
The Big Ten is down.
So, what's the conference done to change that perception this bowl season?
Zero ...a goose egg so far.
With both Minnesota and Michigan going down in the early games.
Even conference newcomers in 2014 ... Rutgers and Maryland.
Unable to break through.
Nebraska ...the next Big Ten team with a shot to crack the win column.
And today ...Big Red knocking out it's third practice in the sunshine state.
News 5's Sports Director Ed Littler ...is with the team in Jacksonville:
WELL HELLO FROM JACKSONVILLE WHERE THE HUSKERS DID WHAT THE
GEORGIA BULLDOG DIDN'T DO TODAY..PRACTICE. AND AFTERWARDS WE
TALKED TO COACH BO PELINI ABOUT HOW IT WENT AND HOW HIS TEAM
IS PREPARING FOR THIS GATOR BOWL GAME.
AT THE END OF THE DAY IT'S OUR NEXT GAME AND AS FAR AS CONFERENCE
WHAT THE PERCEPCION IS I DON'T WORRY ABOUT ALL THAT STUFF, I JUST
CARE ABOUT OUR FOOTBALL TEAM OUR PROGRAM, AND I KNOW THIS WHEN
YYOU WATCH THE FILM, THE WAY OUR CONFERECE IS PLAYING RIGHT NOW
AND THE FUTURE OF OUR CONFERENCE WE CAN STAND UP AGAINST
THE 50TH BOWL GAME IN NEBRASKA HISTORY CAN YOU TOUCH ON
NEBRASKA HISTORY IN BOWL GAMES?
WELL I THINK THE HISTORY OF NEBRASKA FOOTBALL IITSELF BUT YOU LOOK
AT BOWLS AND WHAT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE TRADITION
OF NBBRASKA FOOTBALL ITSELF IS UP THERE IN THE COUNTRY YOU KNOW
STABND UP AGAINST ANYBODY IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT WHAT IT MEANS
TO BE HEAD COACH OF A PROGRAM LIKE THIS
THE HUSKERS PRACTICE AGAIN TOMORROW AND THEN A FEW OF THE
PLAYERS WILL VISIT A LOCAL HOSPITAL TO MAKE FRIENS WITH SOME OF THE
PATIENTS THERE AND GET TO KNOW SOME OF BEFORE THE TAXSLAYER
GATOR BIWL AT 11AM WEDNESDAY RIGHT HERE IN JACKSONVILLE.
WITH THE HUSKERS IN JACKSONVILLE ED LITTLER NEWS 5 SPORTS.