Taylor Martinez and Nebraska hope to be running back to a Big Ten championship game appearance in 2013, but the defense must improve starting this spring for that to happen. (Photo: USA Today Sports)
First Practice: March 2
Spring Game: April 6
Maybe this will be the year Nebraska fans have been waiting for. Maybe this will be the year Nebraska flies under the radar and stuns the Big Ten. Maybe this will be the year we look back at the end of the season and congratulate Nebraska on winning the big game.
Or maybe not. This is the beauty of spring football though, when optimism runs high in every spring football practice across the country. Nebraska certainly has reasons to believe they can remain a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten, but they will have to wipe away the memories and bad habits that polluted last season from start to finish. Porous defenses, turnovers all over the field and inconsistent play were somehow overcome en route to Indianapolis last season...