I think this is the right path though .... even if inconsistent
Nebraska isn't going to get better because of "Nebraska" or Tom Osborne or all the fanfare about teams that aren't on the field, or dragging out old players or whatever. Bring those guys out at half time.
The new team needs to work to establish their place and earn whatever it is they're going to earn.
The Nebraska teams for years look uninspired, down on themselves, and along side is this wonky adoration of the program and I wonder how disconnected the players feel too.