Over the years, the general sentiment from Husker fans is that the CU-NU Rivalry is one perpetuated by CU fans only, and started by Coach Mac. Nebraska fans kind of went on a "candidate search" this year for a rival, trying to latch onto (recently successful) Missouri, when it became obvious that their rivalry with Oklahoma is not only a) on a serious wane, but b) not a rivalry with Sooner fans, who consider Texas and Okie State their rivals. Here are some of my own reasons why this is a rivalry: -Tom Osborne interviewed for and nearly taking the Colorado head coaching position (eventually taken by Fairbanks) after nearly being run out of Lincoln -Coach Mac circling Nebraska in red letters - then winning a MNC before Osborne, forcing Osborne to mimic CU's recruiting -"Sal is Dead, Go Big Red" bumper stickers, signs, graffiti, etc. Umm, that's vitriol reserved for your worst enemy -Colorado driving a stake into the heart of Nebraska's dynasty: 62-36 -Nebraska edging CU into the BCS game in 2001 by .05 pts Don;t take my word for it Bugeaters: The Sporting News recently ranked the top 20 college football rivalries, and CU-Nebraska came in at #15. Also, here's an essay by a Nebraska fan talking about the Rivalry: http://doubleextrapoint.blogspot.com/2007_11_01_archive.html Looking forward to the game. Go Buffs!