Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Michigan let off the hook, more

Nebraska Cornhuskers fans can't be pleased that after a season's worth of cheating scandals, the NCAA is basically washing it's hands of Michigan investigations.

Jan 9, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh during College Football
Jan 9, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh during College Football / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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It appears that Nebraska Cornhuskers fans were reminded of a lesson that can be a hard one to swallow at times. Winning cures everything. Winning even cures problems stemming from massive cheating scandals that probably should have cost Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh his job.

Not long after Harbaugh’s Wolverines won the National Championship, NCAA president Charlie Baker once again demonstrated just how toothless his organization really is when he basically absolved Michigan of wrongdoing.

According to The Athletic, Baker met with a small group of reporters at this week’s annual NCAA convention, where he said that the Wolverines were clearly “the better team” and won their title “fair and square.”

It’s the “fair and square” that shouldn’t sit right with college football fans. Because even if you want to admit that Michigan was the better team than Washington, cheating was part of the long road that got Harbaugh’s crew to this point.

Baker continued to miss the point while showing an amazing lack of courage or spine when he said, “at the end of the day, no one believes at this point that Michigan didn’t win the national title fair and square.”

Those kinds of comments guarantee that not only will Michigan most likely continue doing what they did, but other teams will follow suit.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

We all know just how dominant Nick Saban was as a head coach, especially when he was leading the Alabama Crimson Tide. If you’re a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, you also know that as good as he was, he never beat Nebraska. What you may not know, is that NU was the only program that he ever coached against, that he didn’t beat.

Also perhaps lost in the shuffle of what was a very busy week of adding offensive weapons through the transfer portal, was a very important addition to the defensive side of the ball. Former Syracuse Orange linebacker Stefon Thompson committed to the Nebraska football team on Thursday. Thompson had 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2023 and will bolster a linebacker corps that’s taken some hits due to players moving on.

Danny Woodhead was recently announced as a member of the 2024 class of the College Football Hall of Fame and that means that Nebraska Cornhuskers fans all over the country were reminded that he never played here. Adam Carriker talked to the talented running back about that and many other topics in the most recent installment of the Carriker Chronicles.