ESPN’s documentary series, 30 For 30, was set to produce an episode which focused on the dominant Nebraska football dynasty of the 1990s.
That idea has apparently been nixed.
According to Josh Peterson, who’s a radio host on 1620 The Zone, ESPN sent The Zone an official statement saying the network would not be producing an episode on the ’90s Huskers.
— Josh Peterson (@joshtweeterson) August 31, 2017
It was reported in February 2016 by WOWT Channel 6, the NBC affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska, that a 30 For 30 would be zeroing in on the ’90s Nebraska teams. This was arguably the height of the Huskers’ success, which featured back-to-back championships from ’94 to ’95.
The 30 For 30 episode itself was reportedly focusing in on ’94 and ’95 Nebraska teams. Those championship squads fielded the likes of Tommy Frazier at quarterback, Lawrence Phillips at running back and Tom Osborne as the head coach.
In that two year span, the Huskers 25-0 and won both their bowl games – the ’95 Orange Bowl against No.3 Miami and the ’96 Fiesta Bowl against No. 2 Florida – over top three teams and by combined scores of 86-41.
The latter bowl against Florida featured a biblical 62-24 beat down of the Gators, where Frazier accounted for 199 rushing yards and three scores.
One of those scores was a 75-yard touchdown run, which will forever be immortalized as one of the greatest runs in college football history.
Maybe one day the ’94 and ’95 Nebraska teams will get the 30 For 30 they deserve.