Tigers feel right at home in the Dome

Originally Published: January 7, 2012
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Once upon a time in the bowl business, teams regularly played for the national championship in their backyard. Miami won three national championships on its home field, the now-demolished Orange Bowl. Florida State won one there, too. The Hurricanes and the Seminoles took turns beating up on poor visiting Nebraska most of the time.

As the Big Eight champion, the Huskers served as the "host" team. The reason it took former Huskers coach Tom Osborne 22 seasons to win a national ...

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