Nebraska Cornhuskers Oct 6, 2018; Madison, WI, USA; A Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet sits on the sidelines during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Even though the Nebraska Cornhuskers are one of the most iconic programs in college football history, it’s been a long time since the team has been capable of competing with the top programs in college football. But one former Nebraska player insists that’s going to change soon.

During an appearance on Next Man Up with Adam Breneman, former Nebraska linebacker Will Compton predicted that the Huskers will soon be competitive again.

“Come on, what are we talking about,” Compton said on Next Up with Adam Breneman according to On3. “Coach Rhule, he’s going to get this thing turned around. I think we got to do away with the 90s. I think it’s nice to reminisce about and the legacy of it, but it’s good to look back and see where we were (but) now, we just got to get the squad back to when Bo Pelini was there and when we’re winning (expletive) nine, 10 games a year.

“But yeah, I think Nebraska will be back as early as this year. And when I say back, I mean a bowl game. We’re going to hit a bowl game this year. That’s my expectation for the team. But I love Coach Rhule. His interview (with us on Bussin’ with the Boys) was incredible. I think he’s a good football coach. I think he’s got a lot of good guys on his staff that are good football coaches, guys that can relate to the players. Nebraska has all the resources in the world and the right people the right amount of money to be successful. It’s just getting guys there because the middle of (nowhere) … But, Nebraska will be back. Mark my words.”

We’ll have to see if his prediction is correct.