Nebraska Football: New facilities are in sight for future

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It sounds like new football facilities have at least crossed the mind of athletic director Bill Moos. That is good news for Nebraska Football moving forward.

Nebraska Football and its athletic facilities have been a topic of conversation for the past couple of months now. On Wednesday, Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos addressed the topic of football facilities, and it sounds like something may be in the works in the future.

It seems to me that moves has a rough idea of where he wants things to head towards. It doesn’t sound like Nebraska is going to be building any facilities anytime soon, but it does sound like the athletic director recognizes that facilities need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Of course, the football facilities will be a much easier sell with winning and program recognition. Nebraska Football certainly has a ton of recognition from its history, but football is about what is happening right now. Right now, Nebraska is just working towards building a solid foundation.

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It’s a good thing that Nebraska is thinking about facilities. At the Big Ten media days in July, Scott Frost mentioned that the meeting rooms for the football program were getting a bit small. He pointed to the growth of the program as a reason why. If Nebraska wants to continue building the program, they are going to need to have top-notch facilities. Especially when you consider the teams in their conference, the Huskers certainly need to compete with those teams.

Granted, it’s hard to compete with the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State just to name a few. Those programs have brand-name recognition. Perhaps more importantly, they have current brand-name recognition. Those programs have achieved a certain level of success that have put them at the top of the list for many recruits. Nebraska hasn’t had that level of success yet. With the work that they have done this offseason, 2019 might be a building block to it.

Moos sounded open to the idea of facilities. If I had to guess, new facilities won’t be on the way for at least five years. That will give the program time to build itself up once again. As he told Parker Gabriel of the Lincoln Journal Star, they are assessing what needs to be done in order to make it happen.

"“I do believe in time that we’re going to need (to build) to be able to compete in the recruiting wars,” Moos said. “That’s our competition and that’s who we want to be facing and we have to make sure that we’re getting the top talent. To do that, we’re going to have to continue to be alert and aware and perhaps move down that direction, but no decisions have been made today.”"

Again, it doesn’t sound like any facilities are imminent. However, it sounds like Nebraska football is going to get facilities in the future. I give credit to Moos for at least thinking about it.  Facilities for the Nebraska Football program would undoubtedly be an asset in many ways and would make even more recruits want to come to Lincoln.