Get better, Blue.
Get out of here! When tsun sucks that means another team in the conference picks up their slack. Sparty, Wiscy, Neb, etc. will do just fine for SOS. Not too mention our own out of conference scheduling.
If anyone needs tsun to be good in order to despise them, then they don't understand what a rivalry is. Just ask Iowa/Iowa St, or FSU/The U. I can't fathom anyone wanting their enemy to be strong.
Your enemy is either your enemy, or they are not.