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Nebraska-USM move 2013 game to Lincoln; Johnson’s buyout to blame?

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Nebraska and Southern Miss were set to play in Hattiesburg, Miss., in 2013 as part of a 2-for-1 series. But, thanks to the university’s decision to fire coach Ellis Johnson after one season, all three games in the series will be played in Lincoln.

That’s the way it appears, anyway. The 2013 game between the Nebraska and USM has been moved to Lincoln.

Deadspin.com reported earlier today that Southern Miss would receive just over $2.1 million in a guaranteed payout for playing in Lincoln next season on Sept. 7. And it just so happens that Johnson’s buyout is reportedly $2.1 million. Interesting how that works.

Nebraska will play eight home games next season, including the first five, as a result of the move. Southern Miss will forfeit a home game in the name of moving past a rough 2012 season.

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5 Responses to “Nebraska-USM move 2013 game to Lincoln; Johnson’s buyout to blame?”
  1. bender4700 says: Nov 29, 2012 9:12 PM

    $2.1 for one game…. damn.

  2. dmcgrann says: Nov 29, 2012 10:15 PM

    Such is the way in C-USA and the other “minor” FBS conferences. They have no leverage and have no money to play around with.

  3. phipfwe76 says: Nov 29, 2012 11:44 PM

    And the rich get richer.

  4. ukeone says: Nov 30, 2012 3:55 AM

    0-12 for 2012…and a $2.1M guaranteed payout for them to play in Lincoln? Geeeez! I wonder what was to be Nebraska’s payout had the game stayed in Hattiesburg? That payout is ridiculous for a losing team!

  5. beavertonsteve says: Nov 30, 2012 1:31 PM

    Well, there is one sweet way to make it all worthwhile. Go beat the Huskers in Lincoln.

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