Fox Sports radio host Colin Cowherd didn’t buy Iowa as a legitimate contender while the Hawkeyes marched through the regular season unbeaten in 2015.
Cowherd doesn’t think this year’s Nebraska Cornhuskers are a viable title contender, either. Despite Nebraska jumping out to a 7-0 start, the outspoken media personality said on his radio show Wednesday that the team doesn’t get as much respect as other undefeated programs because of their strength of schedule.
“College fans want you to look at your record and what I look at is your schedule,” said Cowherd, before predicting Nebraska to lose to Wisconsin and Ohio State before the season concludes.
Cowherd did say he has more respect for the Cornhuskers than Iowa because they schedule formidable non-conference foes each season.
However, Cowherd doesn’t believe in Nebraska because of talent, comparing the amount of first round draft picks the school has developed to perennial powers such as Alabama and Ohio State.
“When’s the last first round pick from Nebraska?” Cowherd asks. “One, from five years ago. In that time Alabama has had 15 and Ohio State’s had eight.”
He then concludes the segment by predicting that Nebraska would get “boat-raced” by Michigan if it played the Wolverines this week.
This should certainly fuel some fire for Cornhuskers fans, especially as Nebraska heads to Camp Randall Stadium for a date with Wisconsin this Saturday.