When UNO dropped football in 2011 to pursue a move from division II to division I, a lot was made about the students who were affected. And with good reason...the players didn't do anything wrong, but had to pay the price for the past problems of the UNO athletic department. And while UNO's decision to drop football and wrestling was bad for the students who lost their teams, it was the necessary decision for UNO.
That's why it's nice to see things work out for the former Mavs... like former UNO wide receiver Justin Coleman. He transferred to Iowa State as a walk-on, and took his game to the next level.
Now he's fighting for a spot in the starting lineup for the Cyclones...and earned a scholarship.
OK, it's not an "I'm so proud" speech... but still, a classy move by Paul Rhoads. And great for Coleman, who's football career might be turning out even better than it would have at UNO.