Nebraska Football: Board of Regents approval means new facilities on way

This is a step in the right direction for Nebraska Football.

Nebraska Football is one step closer to getting a new facility. According to a report from Brian Christopherson of 247Sports, the NU Board of Regents gave their okay to build the facility. This was more a formality than anything, as the stamp of approval was expected.

Even still, this marks the fact that we are one step closer to getting new facilities for the football program. As Division I Football programs continue to evolve, more teams are beginning to upgrade their facilities. This was a necessary move for Nebraska. They need to keep up with recruiting, especially in the Big Ten. Aside from the SEC, I would be willing to say that the Big Ten conference has the most talent in all of college football. Not only that, the conference has a lot of successful programs that can lure recruits very easily. Nebraska has not had the same level of success in recent years.

Now, I am excited to see what the facilities look like. From everything I’ve read, it seems like Nebraska Football is trying to go all-out. College football facilities these days are some of the nicest parts of the program. I expect that Nebraska will be able to put together a sound plan. The price tag for these facilities is $155 million, so they certainly have some capital to play with.

As much as I hate to admit it, nice -looking facilities are what lures a lot of recruits these days. If that’s what it takes for Nebraska to continue getting top-tier talent into the program, then so be it. Hopefully, winning will follow suit.  A win against Indiana on Saturday would definitely be a step in the right direction. The program itself hasn’t had a signature win so far this season.

These facilities are a necessary step in the right direction. I’m confident that they will be able to help the program grow and get better. Nebraska definitely has the pieces, not only now, but in the future to do so. It is all about execution. We have seen growth and improvement in year two under head coach Scott Frost. Now, it is about seeing results.

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There is still time left in the season to get those results, and a bowl game is certainly within reach. How Nebraska Football performs over these next couple of weeks is crucial to not only this season, but the future as well. It should be exciting to watch it all unfold.

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