Tom’s Time: Oklahoma Does It Again

Tom’s Time: Oklahoma Does It Again

Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer made a surprise appearance during Bob Devaney’s television prediction show on the Friday night before the 1980 Nebraska-Oklahoma game at Memorial Stadium. Switzer presented the Cornhusker Athletic Director with a sack of tacos. The...
Hot Reads: 10-Year Take-Your-Pick

Hot Reads: 10-Year Take-Your-Pick

I have an exciting investment opportunity for you guys. Today you are going to be offered the chance to invest some fake money – preferred currency: pride sterling – in the future of one football program or another. Your job is to pick which program you...
Tom’s Time: Oklahoma Does It Again

Tom’s Time: The Huskers Get Tricky in 1979

Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery. But Tom Osborne wasn’t exactly flattered when Oklahoma ran the “fumbleroosky” against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in 1989. The Sooners’ left guard, Mike Sawatzky, ran the play not once but...
Gill Chooses Scarlet over Crimson

Gill Chooses Scarlet over Crimson

This bit of recruiting intrigue would be documented on social media now. In 1980, however, it depended on the accounts of those involved, Melvin Priddy in this case. Priddy was the football coach at Arlington Heights High in Fort Worth, Texas, and Nebraska was...