Northern Illinois can’t get no respect.
As if Northern Illinois didn't need any added motivation for its match-up against Florida Stateon Tuesday night in Miami, the Huskies got a little more. And it comes from an unlikely place: a rant from an Orange Bowl representative to an NIU staffer.
“You guys [NIU] don't even deserve to be here,” the Orange Bowl rep said to the NIU staffer. “We didn't even want you here.”
According to a source, the exchange took place the other night in a hospitality suite. The Orange Bowl rep had compared NIU to Duke, the source said, and the NIU rep responded by pointing out that the Huskies, who are riding a 12-game winning streak, have been to bowl games in five consecutive seasons. The conversation escalated from there, the source said.
The Huskies take the field against the Seminoles in a matter of moments. The Orange Bowl rep will likely be fired. Not sure which fate is worse.
[H/T: CBS Sports]