A major turning point in Nebraska football was the decision of the University to make a stronger effort to play tougher teams in the inter-conference play. The influence that the decision was to have on the college football world was recited in a letter to the University written by Coach E.J. Stewart. His letter "The Future" proved to be prophetical, as the Nebraska football program followed his advice of scheduling tougher opponents. The softer teams Nebraska would play such as Doane and Wesleyan would be replaced by teams such as Notre Dame, Oregon State, and Syracuse (Fricke, 23). This decision helped Nebraska to build one of the most storied programs in college football history.