Nebraska football has hit a new low.

We knew things were bad in Lincoln. Four consecutive losing seasons. Losses to Big Ten bottom feeders. Days of relevancy seeming further away and increasingly impossible to attain again.

But Friday morning, we learned the Cornhuskers are in way worse shape than ever imagined.

They are trying to dodge the Sooners.

According to a report from Stadium, Nebraska wants out of its Sept. 18 game at Oklahoma. The Huskers have gone so far as to contact other schools about playing in Lincoln on that same day. 

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione didn't deny any of that in a statement issued late Friday morning. What he said made it sound like the game is moving forward as planned – or like he's trying to strong arm the Huskers into upholding their end of the contract.