"There’s been some bold talk this week out of the [Plucky Underdog] camp of supporters. Nobody in a big-boy conference will play [Plucky Underdog]. You think that you can beat the Broncos? Give them a call. We dare you.
Nebraska called. Nebraska tried.
In the past year, NU tried to put together a series with [PU]; two-for-one, home-and-home, one-way trip to Lincoln. Whatever. It ended up fizzling out. Why?
Because, according to NU Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Jamrog, [Plucky Underdog] wanted a minimum $1 million to play in Lincoln.
Geez, no wonder the Broncos can’t get anyone to play them. Pay [Pluck Underdog] $1 million to come to your town? Sorry, don’t want it that bad."
Can anyone put this asking price into context? (1) What does a Sun belt-type team usually receive for a one-and-done? (2) If Nebraska were to try and schedule a two-and-one with, say, Utah, what would be a reasonable and typical fee for Utah to request to make the extra trip to Lincoln?