Husker fans in Omaha optimistic in the program

Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 18:54:40-04

Husker fans in Omaha are still reeling from a shocking loss to Northern Illinois on Saturday.

But shops selling Husker merchandise still fare pretty well as fans hit the stores, and aren’t shy to share their opinion on the program.

“I think they should fire them all every single one of them,” said Barbara Dodenhoff.

Dodenhoff won’t be in the stands tomorrow instead watching the Huskers on her couch, “If I watch it at home, I can say anything I want to during the game”.

Her frustration is felt throughout Husker Nation.

“Realistically it's going to be a long-tough season if they don't get things straight now,” said Husker fan Shawn Haney.

Haney along with his wife are going to the Nebraska-Rutgers game on Saturday all the way from Ogallala.

“I hate to see them loose it's frustrating and I yell and scream louder than he does during the game,” said Dawn Haney.

Many fans 3 News Now talked with agree the firing of Athletics Director Shawn Eichorst was the right move for the team to compete harder.

“I think some of the Nebraska culture has been lost since his reign I don't think the sense of urgency is there like it used to be,” said Husker fan William Webb.

The game on Saturday against Rutgers seems to be a benchmark now on if current Head Coach Mike Riley stays or goes.

“If riley loses tomorrow he's definitely on the hot seat,” said Haney.

As the losses have piled up throughout the years many wonder if Nebraska will ever be the brand it used to be in the 70’s and 90's.

“Last week was the first time i ever saw anybody get up and leave the stadium earlier last week was the first time I heard Nebraska fans booing,” said Dodenhoff.

Rutgers plays at Nebraska at 2:30p.m. in Memorial Stadium. The game airs on the Big Ten Network.