Nebraska yielded 76 points to Kansas in November 2007 and finished the season with five wins, their lowest total since 1961. A former Huskers' All-American says things are worse for the program now than during the fourth and final year of the Bill Callahan experiment.
Jason Peter was a defensive end at Nebraska from 1993-97. He registered 156 career tackles, 31 tackles for loss and 11 sacks and lost three total games in five years, or one more than his alma mater has lost in 2017 alone.
Following the Huskers' home loss to Northern Illinois last weekend, Peter unleashed the fury on Mike Riley's program, saying, "It's really a depressing time to be around this football program."
"After year three, it should be enough, right?" he added. "Oregon is closer to their vision with their coaching staff in less than a year than what we are to ours after 3 years. And look at Purdue. And that's because these coaches are going in and laying down the law, and not caring if the players like them or not."
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While Peter did say he wants nothing more than to see the program succeed, he blasted Riley's "undisciplined" and "player-coddling" culture and said UCF head coach Scott Frost, his teammate on the 1995 and 1997 national championship teams, would be a great fit.
"Scott would be the first [head coach hired] in the last 15 years that has been part of a championship team at Nebraska, who knows something about the mentality you have to have and the work ethic you have to have at Nebraska, what is acceptable and what's not acceptable. It's part of the culture thing. Who else knows about the championship culture?"
Frost, then-Oregon offensive coordinator, was rumored to be a candidate for the job when Riley was hired in late 2014, though he said the Huskers never called.
You can read additional comments from Peter here.
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