Nebraska tried to schedule Boise

As the Omaha World-Herald's Tom Shatel notes, the week after Boise State's win against Virginia Tech has been full of "Don't like 'em? Beat 'em" talk from supporters of the Broncos national-title cause.

Well, according to Shatel, Nebraska tried.

In the past year, NU tried to put together a series with BSU; 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, Boise wanted a minimum $1 million to play in Lincoln.

Teams will routinely pay FCS or non-AQ teams six figures to visit for an early season game. It makes no sense to pay seven figures to play a team that has shown it has the capability to beat you. How many more of these stories are out there? Who knows.

Boise's version of what happened isn't in the story, but Shatel tweeted that he's tried in the past.

"I called last year when this came up; AD never called back," Shatel wrote.