Purdue coach Ryan Walters admitted he hates Nebraska football but one former Husker thinks he’s found the hilarious reason why that’s the case.
Earlier this week, Purdue Boilermakers head coach Ryan Walters made it clear that when his team takes on Nebraska football, it’s not just another game. That’s because the coach and former Colorado Buffalo has a real hate on for the Huskers.
Walters wasn’t shy about his dislike. In his press conference he talked about hating the colors of Nebraska, the history, and everything they stand for in Lincoln. But it turns out one former Nebraska football player might have hilariously cracked the code on just why Walters can’t seem to let go of the hate.
As a former Buff, Walters butted heads with Nebraska football a time or two. It appears he usually got the short end of the stick in those matchups. And there’s one particular play that might have really stuck with him over the years.
Former Nebraska football safety Ben Eisenhart shed light on the situation on Twitter earlier this week. Eisenhart posted a clip from the November 24, 2006 Nebraska football game where they took on Colorado in a matchup of then-Big 12 rivals.
In the clip, Huskers quarterback Zac Taylor completes a pass to little-used tight end Josh Mueller who then turns up field for some extra yardage. Its Walters, the player, who first tries to bring Mueller down in what I assume the former defensive back thought was “laying the boom.”
However, Mueller bounces off the defender and runs a few more yards before he’s brought down by a different defender. After the play is over, it’s Walters who appears to be injured as he limp-jogs off the field.
Ex-Nebraska football player illustrates why Ryan Walters
If that wasn’t bad enough, Twitter user Jason from Huskerland realized that Walters’ final game as a college football player was likely a painful one as it was the game Alex Henery drilled a long field goal to win a 2008 matchup against the Nebraska football team.
When looking at these highlights all together, it’s not hard at all to figure out why the Purdue coach has such a hate on for the Huskers.
Here’s hoping Nebraska football can create Walters some more painful memories on Saturday.